Twenty-five members of the Edacheri association joined hands to launch bio-farming a year ago with the support of the department of agriculture.
Twenty-five members of the Edacheri association joined hands to launch bio-farming a year ago with the support of the department of agriculture.
Here are the five things that we love about summer.
Manoj works with a blade, creating each sculpture with meticulous precision.
Palakkad: The hike in power tariff may have upset many, but not Pullapatta Kizhakekara Puthenveettil Harinarayan of Kalladikode here. Because the KSRTC driver has no power connection at home. Harinarayanan generates enough and more electricity using his two-wheeler. He and his bike are also
The video comes at a time when the state has been seeing a rise in the number of child sexual abuses cases.
The finest artisans, traditional and trained, from across the nation are put up at the village as part of Sargaalaya's mission to revive, create, and propagate handicraft.
Gambling addiction is a mental disorder characterized by excessive risk-taking despite negative results.
Smartphone addiction has emerged as a major problem with devastating consequences in recent times.
Of late, incidents of Satanists stealing consecrated communion bread and other sacred hosts from Catholic churches have occurred repeatedly in Kerala and Karnataka.
Vishu Kani symbolizes all things positive. Onmanorama tells you how to set the traditional Vishnu Kani.
Imagine a father who waited for two years to buy a new little garment for his daughter.
For the first time in Kerala, Ernakulam sub divisional magistrate Dr. Adeela Abdulla IAS has formed a 42-membered body of counselors for the legal conciliation of family disputes.
The disturbing video do not get us anywhere close to anyone looking at her, forget rescuing her.
The volunteers collect new as well as used garments from wherever they can and keep it in the store for distribution.
Working by the sweat of his brow, literally, this man from Mavoor, is blessed with a Midas touch.
Amish can pick up general knowledge nuggets and reproduce them with ease, leaving onlookers spellbound.
The little girl is a symbol of cultural affinities that transcend national borders and linguistic barriers.
The parishioners of the St Paul’s Orthodox Church at Nedumavu gave the annual extravaganza related to the church feast a miss as they diverted their contributions to build a house for one among the flock.
From the torture of a street circus gang to the safe haven of Jana Seva Sishu Bhavan in Aluva, life had come a full circle for Gayathri.
For social activist Uma Preman and her initiative Santhi Gramam, the tribal hamlets of Attappadi is a thrust area with vast opportunities to expand their vision of healthy lifestyle.
Many were skeptical about Jilumol's decision to choose a course that required high levels of manual dexterity, but she silenced them by drawing beautiful portrayals on the computer with her feet.
Meenchantha has a new water source thanks to the students of the Arts and Science College and members of the Fire Force.
Sharmila’s month-long sojourn in the state is hosted by Santhi Gramam Medical Rehabilitation Center at Mattathukadu in Palakkad.
The man born with a useless right arm swam across the Periyar River on Wednesday in a show of sheer grit and persistence.
Nayan, 7, glows with an awesomeness that takes many forms: a gifted writer, an excellent poet, a little philosopher, a mystical mind reader, a prodigious scenarist, an amazing polyglot and a computer fiend.
Leela, a cleaning staff at the Thiruvananthapuram Central railway station, was on her job inside the Chennai Egmore train when she felt the train moving.
Fathima’s desire to donate her hair was all the more ignited when she learned that her Thrissur-based cousin Naseer was growing his hair so he could donate it to cancer patients.
It’s after a gap of nine years that the Child Welfare Samithi has given in two kids for overseas adoption.
On a Christmas Eve in 2014, Benedict was motoring down to the local church when he was brutally attacked by the sand mafia, leaving him for dead. A deadly wound to his spine left him paralyzed neck down.
The IFS officer from Ettumanoor in Kerala is in charge of the reserve forest spanning 975.2 square kilometers in Uttarkhand.
When wells and natural streams in the area started drying up, Vasudevan Namboothiri of Perumanpura Edakramancheri Illam did not look up to the authorities.
'I am aware that society in Kerala is a patriarchal one. This is reflective in my workplace too as men comprise a majority of the force. But I am sure I can stand on my own,' the officer from Kozhikode said.
A native of Kanjirathanam in Kottayam district, Sister Sudha, who is attached to the Notre Dame Sisters Society in Patna, gave up her cloistered life as a teacher to serve the poorest of the poor.
Malu Sheika has come a long way from the petrified little girl witnessing her parents’ separation in a court room.
Dr. Fouzia Shersad remembers her illustrious father, E. Ahamed, who wanted empowered women to take decisions that affected them and their communities.
What is the best gift a father can give his daughter?
From breaking hot roofing tiles to dangerous string-walks, there is no dearth of stunt videos on the Internet.
Twitterati went crazy after Warren Beatty announced La la Land the winner and got corrected.
Former Indian Davis Cupper and reputed tennis coach Enrico Piperno, along with the SDMIMD in Mysuru, is offering a program to train sports management professionals.
Malu became the first female swimmer to cross the lake at its widest stretch.
One of the most important decisions affecting wedding celebrations is choosing the right wedding venue.
When her husband gifted her 40 plastic containers on the Valentine’s Day in 2005, it took Felina by surprise.
The commercial hub of south India is also home to a huge population of old people abandoned by their families.
The study gains significance because India is the world's second largest Internet market after China.
A granny to a seven-year-old and two-year-old, Gigi returned to her true calling, the art arena, and did her arangettam (debut on-stage performance) in Kathakali at the age of 57.
Social service platform Arm of Joy is a humble attempt to spread joy, staying away from the tag line of charity or social service.
A short video about a Whatsapp chat between a mom and son has surfaced online and is now doing the rounds on social media.
Brahmani, the daughter of Gali Janardhan Reddy, will enter into wedlock with Rajeev Reddy, son of Hyderabad-based industrialist Vikram Devarareddy, on November 16.
November is being observed as “no-shave month” to create awareness and raise funds for treating cancer.
The goal of 'No-Shave November' is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free.
Diwali may be the perfect time for you to bond with families and friends, but not for your four-legged friends. Tips to keep them safe
To her father's surprise, Diya had clear cut answers – she wanted a child so that she can raise her/him up.
Keeping tabs on the social media, checking emails and sending texts mean women on an average spend 12 hours more a week on their mobiles than with a loved one.
Impoverished children from Cateura, Paraguay play violins fashioned from oven trays and guitars made from dessert dishes.
If you have had the fortune of growing up in a warm family environment, the chances of having a secure attachment with your romantic partner late in life are quite high.
On the International Day of girl child, we list the names of the five girls whose tales have had an impact on people around the world.
The village of Bengkala has been home to an unusually large number of deaf people for generations, and nowadays about 40 out of its approximately 3,000 residents have severe hearing loss.
Joseph Francis' 'School Leaders Network' aims to help schools connect with each other better in order to enrich the student experience.
If you have not heard about Piko-Taro or the Pen-Pineapple-Apple-pen, you are definitely missing the next big viral Internet song.
The unsung story of Chempaka Raman Pillai who inspired Netaji, questioned Hitler and coined the term 'Jai Hind'.
Experts cite large-scale cultural change as a reason for societal breakdown.
Here are a few astro-numerological ways to find your soul mate.
The Santa Monica overseas education expo would be the perfect avenue for students and parents looking to explore the best in overseas education.
The couple runs Ignis Careers, an educational organization based in Hyderabad, which experiments with new ways of teaching English and life skills.
The Overseas Education Expo, September 2016 is aimed at helping those students who have completed their 12th grade, Bachelors degree and looking for a diploma or Masters Programs.
Are you fit for a 'desk-job?' Here are a few pointers that could help you confirm the fact.
This Teachers' Day, find out how you can be the favorite teacher among your students.
Here comes a set of mobile apps, compiling comprehensive information and interesting tips about Onam.
A recent study showed that Android smartphone users have greater levels of honesty and humility.
'I have realized that the world wants to hear me out and I'm going to use my Facebook page to talk to people before this honeymoon phase wears out,' Vanaja Vasudev said.
Meet Anjaly Madhavi Gopinath, the new Instagram sensation from Kerala, who vividly portrays life around her using a simple smartphone camera!
25 years after a near fatal accident and a leg amputation, Saritha Viswanathan recounts how she bounced back to life and urges people to be sensitive to fellow beings.
Meenakshiamma's life unravels like a classical movie with a combination of love, passion, drama and glory, hear it straight from her.
The picture of Jennifer Orey breast feeding her toddler was shared as the best picture of Rio 2016 on social media.
Mumtaz Ali Khan, popularly known as Sri M, wants religions and its custodians to start the dialogue to find peace and happiness, rather than tearing one other for a premium plot beyond this world.
Some moments captured in those four frames go way beyond the purview of photography and narrate tales of emotion – a quaint visual story for the world to cherish, and at times a moving picture of horror.
Swati Chitalkar also said that her intention behind posting the photo was to convey the message to ministers, who 'sleep' in the assembly.
It is the driver's ingenuity to manage hazards on the road that makes driving safe.
Raihaan from Kottayam, who studies in Baker Vidyapeedh, recently became an Internet star.Check out how
A new study says that your pet pooch may prefer praise from you over food.
NGO, PAWS-Mumbai, is now at the forefront of the struggle for restoring the environment and ensuring animal rights in India's financial capital.
Checkout #aadyachumbanam on twitter, where people took out to social media reminiscing their first kiss.
A recent study says that single people have richer social lives and hence experience more psychological growth and development than people who are married. "The preoccupation with the perils of loneliness (associated with singledom) can obscure the profound benefits of solitude," said
Do you have the best friends on this friendship day?Well, its time to ponder. Here we bring you 5 tips to see if your friends are your all.
Are you not able to save money because of an impulsive urge to use credit cards? A new research suggests that focusing more on the future may help you reduce impulsiveness and make better financial decisions.
A recent study suggested that reduced media coverage, thereby denying such shooters the fame they seek, could reduce the occurrence of such violent crimes.
A sneak peek into perhaps Kerala's first destination wedding staged in exotic Phuket.
The girl who secured ‘A plus’ rating in her 10th standard exams is trying to overcome the trials and tribulations that left her an orphan at a tender age.
Americans, once among the world's tallest people, have dropped from having men and women at 3rd and 4th in the global height rankings a 100 years earlier.
In the short video, Deepthi shares with viewers the story of her transformation into a woman from a man.
Prashanth Chandran, a differently abled 19-year-old, can recollect days spread across two lakh years in a calendar.
The Ramayana dwells in detail several instances of defense against the offenders of Dharma.
The latest edition of Vanitha features Deepthi, a native of Guruvayoor who was born as Shinoj, on its cover in a move that acknowledges the identity of the third gender.
Sr Lucy Kurian cannot remember the number of women and children she has taken under her wings but she can never forget the woman who started it all.
Efforts to construct an office for the B P Moideen Seva Mandir got a boost when actor Dileep visited Kanjanamala and offered financial help to complete the project.
Nora Lifschitz had since 2014 taken fruit bats in need of rehabilitation and sanctuary into her Tel Aviv apartment, where they would receive medical treatment and care from her and volunteers.
A brainstorming initiative jointly conducted by Malayala Manorama and UNICEF, has come to the conclusion that problems of the differently abled can be solved only through collective social action overseen by govt.
Top notch medical institutions in Europe and South East Asia are opening its door to Indian students, where medical education is not only economical, but the entrance requirements are also less cumbersome.
Overseas Education Expo, October 2016, the most comprehensive overseas education expo of South India will be held on 1st and 2nd of October 2016 at Le Meridian, Kochi.
Suresh Kumar has been a presence at the Campal Ground in Panaji every morning for the past 15 years.
This octogenerian showed the world that even in the internet world, politeness is always appreciated.
A Colombian artiste sculpted objects out of bullet shells.
They may be all of 12 and 13 years of age, but two city-based students have developed an Android social application 'vPledge' that was unveiled in Bengaluru.
A new study has found that adolescent males and females select empathetic classmates as friends.
Drinking wine in larger wine glasses is likely to encourage people to drink more, even when the amount of the wine remains the same.
Here are some people and places that provide a soothing shade amidst the reckless speed of Kochi life.
Meet the people who create forests in their own backyard; who plant and nurture trees along the pavements.
Strict parenting, neglect, indifference, lack of responsibility all these are conducive to make a deep impact on the mental structure of a child.
When a person is driven to sexual abuse he loses his rational thinking.
We bet you would love this story, now sit back and think how many times we have been gifted chances to be just another good person like 'JustAnotherGoodGuy'.
If your kid is unusually tired with no particular reason, you have reasons to worry.
Like Peter, there are many foreigners who were blown over by the charm of indigenous India so much that they never left this country. But there won't be many, who take efforts to give it back to the place they fell in love with.
Kochi’s bachelor life is quite an experience even if one does not often fetch the conveniences worthy of the money being shelled out.
When Henry the tortoise turned up in a stroller in Central Park this week for his daily outing it turned more than a few heads.
Certain life experiences can worsen the negative effects of dropping out of school but proper guidance and treatment can improve the odds for such people, a study has found.
If you think that using a smartphone at the dinner table is killing conversations and ruining relationships, just relax.
Only half of the people you think are your buddies consider you their friend, according to a new study which suggests that people have a very poor perception of friendship ties.
If you want to know how ambitious your female friend is, look - and not kneel - at her heels.
When it comes to first dates, individuals who meet each other through a match-making process in India discuss a lot of sports after the conversations on family.
Are you a sensitive and emotionally less intelligent person? If yes, you may be at an increased risk of being duped in online dating, says a study.
Your exam results are not the end of the world. Here are 7 reasons why you should not get worked up about them.
A few important tips that could help the newly-married bride to become part of the new family.
The more kids are spanked, the more likely they are to defy their parents and exhibit anti-social behaviour.
Over 125 families in Kerala have resorted to homeschooling. What could be the reasons behind the move? Read more.
Planning a party by the swimming pool to beat the heat? Here are five tips that could you make you party a memorable one.
Children raised in households with same-sex parents show no differences in outcomes of family relationships and child health as the kids of different-sex parents.
Here are the 10 signs that shows you don't drive like a Keralite.
The Malayali girl in the now-viral 'Be Our Pondatti' video that raises a few patriarchal eyebrows is a sassy take on Indian matrimonial ads.
Young male gamers who strongly identify with male characters in sexist and violent video games show less empathy towards female violence victims in real life.
21-year-old engineering student Amal Augustine pocketed a neat $700 by selling a domain name he had registered in December.
A new study finds that weight is intrinsically linked to attractiveness and women are the harshest judges and most harshly judged.
In this fast-moving age when the people are taken over by communication technology, it is an irony that the communication gap inside the family is widening more then ever before.
PepsiCo's India-born CEO has acknowledged that while she does not regret pursuing her career, she is filled with 'heartaches' for not spending as much time with her daughters when they were growing up.
South African alternate model Brett Rogers, who will be seen hosting an upcoming TV show dismisses the misconceptions around tattooed people, saying that they are generally 'extremely nice.'
The lucky pup was only eight weeks old when Australian painter Marnie Dean found her in the streets of Fort Kochi.
Leora Sharon says she is not as intimidated by the sun as the maddening traffic on all roads.
Li Guochuan, 81, from China's Fujian province can do 100 push – ups in five minutes. Watch the video.
Do you often drag your feet in the grocery store thinking about the stuff you wanted to buy? Here's a solution that could even leave your spouse spellbound.
Create a positive impression by looking and talking right.
Three cyclists are on a mission to cycle 3500 km to provide financial help for struggling students.
This flash mob video went viral for a different reason. Watch the video and find out more.
In a rare gesture of benevolence, Pappada Vada, a restaurant here has launched a public refrigerator to feed the poor and the destitute, for free.
80 per cent of the Indian men would like their dates to sport a red lipstick the first time they meet and prefer them to make the 'first move.'
Childhood socio-economic status has a role to play in the food choices one makes as an adult, says a study.
20-year-old Madhumathy has made her mark in an area which many considered to be a male bastion.
A recent study suggests that growing up with lots of siblings can put you at a greater risk of behavioural problems.
Dr. Shyla Nandakumar, a gynaecologist and the founder of ASHWINI, which was established in 1990, said that the success of the project was due to the dedication of the tribal community.
According to a recent study, Indians are more comfortable in buying sexual wellness products online rather than from retail shops owing to shyness.
When Peter Jacob readies to challenge veteran Congressman Leonard Lance in the seventh district of New Jersey, he becomes the first Malayali to jump in the electoral fray to become a member of the U.S. Federal legislature.
Several top notch medical institutions in Europe and South east Asia are opening its door to Indian students.
Watch the video and find out how a little boy dressed in his karate outfit decided to 'beat-up' a senior student after he was seen annoying a little girl during Karate class.
Five points that could help you during a charity dinner.
He might only be 12-years-old, but Sparsh Shah has left many awestruck for his fantabulous rendition of a song by his favourite rapper Eminem.
When Joao Pereira de Souza found a starving penguin covered in oil on the rocks island village just outside of Rio de Janeiro, he knew the bird would die without help.
In a recent interview with a popular daily, Rangoli, sister of Bollywood actress Kangana Raunat, opens up about the time she had faced an acid attack.
Meet Anchal Dhara, a professional photographer and walker, and her husband who chose to explore the potential of a human being in an unconventional manner.
Find out zumba zumba changed Mumbai-based homemaker Tanya Powell’s life.
A photo clicked by Bengaluru-based photographer Ashish Parmar has been selected by Apple to be featured in the company's advertisements.
On an 'anarchist' and his friends who have been carrying out several online campaigns, which brought solace to a number of victims of natural calamities and poverty.
Meet Naveen Rabelli, a Hyderbad native, has set out on a journey from Kochi to London on his custom-made autorickshaw. Watch the video.
Most of us are aware that medical education in private medical colleges of India, especially those with the provisions of the management quota is expensive.
Bijumon has now been honoured with Fairtrade Fan Award, the first Indian recipient.
A Mumbai restaurateur will offer a special culinary delight - named 'Chicken Sanju Baba' - free of charge to all patrons and fans.
Onmanorama throws light upon the various aspects of the professional and personal lives of three prominent make-up artists in Kerala who hail from the transgender community.
Onmanorama's favourite Malayali Alice is back again! This time to tell you more about the style statements of the Malayali. Read on.
The education expo, jointly organized by Santa Monica study abroad Pvt. Ltd. and Malayala Manorama will be held at four prominent locations of Kerala on April 4, April 6, April 8 and April 9.
In a heart-warming gesture, a teenager in the U.S gifted flowers to over 800 girls in his school for Valentine's Day after saving money by doing odd jobs.
Amid the growing craze for Valentine's Day celebrations, men end up spending more to pamper their loved one than women.
KJ Joseph broke the Guinness World Record set by Ron Cooper of the US by doing 82 knuckle push-ups in a minute.
One of the major blows dealt by addiction to gaming, social media or pornography are the ramifications they inflict on marital life.
Sooraj Palakkaran alleges that the drug lobby was behind the campaign that was unleashed at the voices raised against the issue of stray dog menace.
John Veitch, the marathoner won Rs 8.5 lakh by running the Mumbai Marathon in 1994 and used the money to set up the Hope Community Village near SL Puram for children who had lost parental care
The real fight for cancer-stricken people is to choose between two realities: Embrace the situation with humility and prepare themselves for the long-drawn medical procedures or give up and let it progress.
Footballer Lionel Messi will meet an Afghan boy who was seen playing in a shirt improvised from a plastic bag and bearing the name and playing number of his hero.
So what do you do if you have only one movie ticket and your best friend cannot come along? Watch the video.
Sheena Agarwaal, Director, Urbanista Image Consultancy, has put together some etiquettes that are good to know and follow the next time you are out for a luncheon or a formal dinner.
A major problem is that the society is yet to consider internet addiction as a mental disorder like any alcoholism or drug abuse.
Find out what you could gain from an overseas education experience.
There has been a rise in the demand for courses that familiarise one with beverages; enough to make informed choices and smart conversation.
A unique smartphone app has helped married rural women in India better understand contraceptive choices, leading to a dramatic increase in women using modern family planning methods.
Wedding photographer Sephi Bergerson has broken all stereotypical aspects of wedding photography with his latest assignment.
A computer science professor by profession Ayesha Upadhayay, hailing from Ahmedabad, entered her wedding venue riding a bullet.
Adding flashing lights and music to gambling encourages risky decision-making, shows a study.
Jakarta, Indonesia's capital city, is seeing a growing number of transportation services catering exclusively to women, offering better security and comfort.
Panampilly Nagar, an area known for its broad roads with a pleasant green canopy, has gone one step ahead and levitated its position as a commercial hub.
Forget sorcery, scientists have now discovered that a nasal spray containing a synthetic form of the so called 'love hormone' oxytocin could help men attract women.
21-year-old Rohith Subrahmanian turned to crowdfunding website FundMyDream to help finance his dream of going around the world on a bike.
A candid chat with one of Kerala's ace make-up artists, Jaanmoni Das.
Former Miss World Diana Hayden's baby was born out of one of her eggs which was frozen eight years ago.
Ban or no ban, India is watching more porn than ever.
It is time to pause and see if your young ones are not trying a dangerous pose for a selfie to impress their peers.
J. Suresh, the chief photographer of Malayala Manorama has been frequenting the popular Jallikattu grounds for the past 15 years. Here he takes us on a unique journey of this sport through his lens.
Sally Kannan of Thrissur was selected for a national award by the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
There was a boy in Viyyoor who was crazy about cars right from his childhood. Eventually, he embarked on a journey of self-discovery, switching gears smoothly; gently rolling his car on first gear initially before hitting the top gear to reach dizzying heights in his career. Meet Justine Augustine,
The young and dashing IPS officer Merin Joseph, is pleasantness personified. A youth icon indeed, everyone wants to know how she manages to stay fit and healthy despite her busy schedules. When we asked her to reveal her mantra to positive living, she was more than willing to share her fitness
Here are four ways by which you could protect yourself during an earthquake:a) Get out of the building or room as soon as you feel the tremors or see the surroundings shaking.b) If you are unable to rush out of your building, 'duck' under a desk or any other piece
The family drove to the San Jacinto animal shelter to adopt the cat named Holly on Christmas Eve.
Nidhin Phillip Mathew had passed a trial by fire to earn his ticket to New Delhi for the Republic Day.
The final semester B Tech student at the IIT Bombay is only one of the two Indians to land the plum post this year with an annual salary of about Rs 80 lakh and additional perks.
Warring couples can use the website to do the dirty work of splitting up for them by sending a text telling your partner that you are dumping them
This miraculous three-day task is bound to lift your Christmas spirits.
Here are 4 basic etiquettes you ought to follow at your Christmas party.
Toronto: Material purchases, from sweaters to tablet computers, provide more frequent happiness over time, whereas experiential purchases, like a trip to the zoo, provide more intense happiness on individual occasions."The decision of whether to buy a material thing or a life experience may
'Perspicacious' is probably too weak a word for 11-year-old Anushka Binoy. The child prodigy has just achieved the highest possible score of 162 on a Mensa IQ (Intelligent Quotient) test, which could roughly surpass the wits of noted geniuses such as Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. Although
Chengannur: Kerala set a new Guinness World Record for the largest 'human Christmas tree' in the world on Sunday at Chengannur.The 'tree' was made by 4030 people who gathered at the municipality stadium here under the auspices of Mission Chengannur. The attempt broke a record that was set at
Manmad (Maharashtra): Traditional Buddhist-Maharashtrian wedding preparations are under way at a small household in Manmad, a bustling city around 200 km north of Mumbai. In the wintry chill, the Alinje family here is preparing to warmly welcome Cecilie Vedel Pedersen, a former Danish football
Six-year-old Virsaviya Borun has been beating the odds her entire life, having been born with her heart and intestines outside her chest and abdomen.Virsaviya from Russia is diagnosed with this rare and startling condition, known as thoracoabdominal syndrome or pentalogy of Cantrell, which is
Playbuzz, the website that pulls in people for a little quiz time and other 'playful content', as they like to call it, has shared an interesting scrabble-like word puzzle. They have borrowed it from 9GAG, another popular website that has a few laughs on offer always.It's a simple collection of
A poor guy meets a rich girl. They fall in love. The girl goes back to her country and the boy promises to make it big and visit her. Time passes by but he struggles to make both ends meet. He decides to fulfill his promise - picks up a cycle and sets on a journey across 8 countries to meet the
Stockholm: More than 1,000 joggers dressed as Santa Claus wearing red suits, boots and long white beards ran through the streets of Stockholm for charity."It was brilliant. I'm a Santa enthusiast and an avid runner, so its the best of two worlds," said Andreas, a 27-year-old participant.The
An Indian-origin husband and wife, believed to be the world’s oldest married couple, have celebrated their 90th wedding anniversary in the UK.Karam and Kartari Chand, 110 and 103 respectively, tied the knot in a traditional Punjabi ceremony in India on December 11, 1925, during the British Raj and
Here are a few interesting facts about the Christmas tree: 1. The evergreen fir, which is often used as the Christmas tree, was used to celebrate several winter festivals for thousands of years. Some religious sects used branches of it to decorate their homes during the winter
Kottayam: A report has suggested that separated parents could increase violent traits in children. The report, spanning 10 years, said that the number of men abandoning their families is increasing and that children raised by a single parent are prone to becoming violent. The study was conducted by
Kottayam: A Facebook post by a Keralite woman explaining why she called off her wedding is the latest hot topic among netizens in the state.The Facebook post by Remya Ramachandran, a native of Thrissur, is being hailed as a loud statement against the social evil called dowry. "To those who have
New Delhi: Delhi witnessed around 25,000 weddings on Monday. The scenario was widely discussed on the micro-blogging, Twitter. Despite Monday being a working day, the date - December 7 was considered to be an auspicious day for weddings.“The planet that we consider for the auspicious wedding day -
New York: A recent study has showed that when it comes to emotional health, young couples - especially women - do just as well moving in together as they do getting married.The findings suggest an evolving role of marriage among young people today, said co-author of the study Sara Mernitz from The
Pamela Anderson is the last person to pose nude for Playboy magazine, closing a more than 60-year tradition that has seen women ranging from Madonna to Kim Kardashian and Cindy Crawford strip off for the glossy men's publication.Playboy magazine said on Thursday the 48-year-old
In light of the recent floods that lashed the city of Chennai and several other part of Tamil Nadu, here are a few ways that you could consider in order to stay safe during and after a flood as well as be prepared to tackle such disasters in the future:Play safe, always!Be prepared, act
New Delhi: Since time immemorial, we have been told to sit, walk and eat in a particular way to give out a strong impression to others, but there are certain myths that need to be broken.It's alright to extend a handshake to a lady or eating pizza with your hand during meeting people in public,
Toronto: Did it ever occur to you that sex in a hotel room is much steamier, longer and fulfilling than at home? Well, do not hide the smile on your face as an interesting survey spanning 11 countries and 2,200 people has found that you are not alone.According to the results, most surveyed feel
Haifa(Israel): The third annual Holocaust survivors' beauty pageant, honouring women who lived through the concentration camps and death marches of Nazi Germany, was held here with hundreds of relatives turning out in support.Lipstick was carefully applied, dresses were elegant and jewellery
V.R. Pravij is yet to come to terms with the sudden public glare followed by his election as the first chairman of the newly formed Mananthavadi Municipality in Wayanad district. At 32 years, he is the youngest boss for a municipality in Kerala.CPM leaders did not have a rethink when Pravij’s
Kochi: Liana Fathima Ummer Nizar continues her victorious streak in the pool. The fifth-standard student broke two records at the CBSE National Swimming Championship at Meerut in Uttar Pradesh.Liana won gold in the under-12 girls’ 500 metre freestyle and 500 metre butterfly stroke and silver in 100
Mexico City: A video of a priest, who dances the "Alleluia" in church as if doing a folk dance, has gone viral on social networks, where he is now known as "Lady Padre."The not-yet-identified priest appears in a video wearing a kind of woman's red-striped gown typical of Mexican folk dancing. The
Thiruvananthapuram: The trend of terrace farming in urban areas has been steadily catching up across the State, of late. But, not many have opted to grow paddy on their terrace mainly because of space constraints and complicated cultivation methods. However, Ambika, a housewife hailing from
Sub inspector Prithika Yashini is a role model for transgenders, the third gender, which is often looked down upon by our society. Prithika’s selection into the police force and the court order that paved way for it is a historic event for transgenders and people furthering their cause. Prithika
A video of a woman walking around Hong Kong streets wearing nothing but a t-shirt, backpack and pair of boots has gone viral.The blonde model, who was naked from the waist down, had been painted to make it look like she was wearing a pair of denim skinny jeans.And surprisingly, the passers barely
Here are five things that you should do before the kid in you fades away:1. Climb trees and sneak into the kitchen: Who wouldn't want to be a little adventurous and sneaky? Go ahead. Climb that tree whose branches lead to that secret window in your kitchen and relish the taste of those barred
Kailash Satyarthi, who won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize as an acknowledgement of his decades-long activism in the field of child rights, speaks to Onmanorama. In this three-part exclusive interaction which took place in Kottayam, Satyarthi shares his views on a number of issues such as child rights,
Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi rues the lack of initiative on the part of political parties and religious leaders in the world's largest democracy in taking up children's rights issues."No political parties talk about working for the cause of children's rights issues even during the time of
Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi believes that child labour, illiteracy and poverty form a vicious circle. He reels out figures to supplement the argument about the correlation between child labour and unemployment.Child labour is not a necessity but a design by greedy employers, Sathyarti tells
You probably checked out the grooms and brides in this wedding photo from Kerala.But pause for a minute and alternately look between the two couples. Well if you haven't already spotted, both the grooms and brides are twins!Now, look at the others on the photo. Flanking the couples is two
It is time for a lights, sound and a lot action. This Diwali let's learn more about what it takes to make those wonderful works of art that illuminate our grounds during the celebrations:1. Labourers at firework factories mix tonnes of gun powder every day so as to ensure the consistency of the
New York: Do you forward a chain mail even though you know fully well that your action would not bring any promised luck? This is because you might consider the costs of ignoring rationality is low relative to the costs of ignoring intuition.Researchers have found that detecting an irrational
New Delhi: For generations, Indian homes were lit up by diyas, or traditional earthen lamps, during Diwali. Potters now complain that customers prefer cheaper Chinese electrical lighting or more pricey products in shopping malls, jeopardizing their livelihoods.Until a few years ago, hundreds of
Diwali has always been a joyous festival especially among children. The excitement of lighting up floor pots or seeing a rocket burst into wonderful patters in the sky does not seem to die. But as always, this Diwali, we recommend safety first.Here are a fews Dos that you ought to abide by this
When this 28 year old Chinese man he came to know that he was dying of cancer, he was heartbroken. But before he died, he wanted to experience the full splendour of a wedding.However, he did not want to leave another human being struggling to cope with his loss. So he got married to a sex doll!A
Kailash Satyarthi's efforts to embed the idea of child rights in the global conscience began long back. The relentless pursuit got a boost when he was conferred the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, an honour he shared with with Malala Yousafzai for “their struggle against the suppression of children and
Pune: Taking time off after a hard fought ODI series against the Proteas, India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni spent over an hour with special children at a charity show held here. Freely mixing with the physically and mentally challenged children who participated in a cultural show organised
Las Vegas: Floyd Mayweather Jr. isn't one to rest in retirement, not when there are USD 3.5 million sports cars to buy. The Las Vegas boxer posed with his latest purchase, a 2015 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, in a photo posted to his Instagram account. Mayweather brought Obi Okeke, who
New Delhi: A new study has showed that over 50 percent Indian children admit to meeting or wanting to meet a stranger they first met online.The study, named Teens, Tweens and Technology Survey, examines online behaviours and social networking habits of tweens and teens aged eight to 16 years.The
It was a proud moment in the life of Shredha Thampan Nair, a Class XI student of Government Higher Secondary School at Kottodi in Kasaragod.Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his `Man Ki Baat’ radio address to the nation on Sunday, bestowed compliments on All India Radio Kannur Station for
Brussels: A double-page Tintin comic strip by the renowned Belgian cartoonist Herge has fetched a record 1.56 million Euros ($1.72 million) at an auction.The sale by auction house Sotheby's in Paris saw 65 original items from the biggest names in European and American cartoons go under the
When people elected Justin Trudeau as Canada's new Prime Minister, they perhaps knew how handsome this 43 year old was!Everyone knew about his political and social side but none knew he was too good at dancing too.In a youtube video, Justin Trudeau was seen dancing and what surprised us more was
On entering the last lap of B.Tech, students are more seriously concerned about placement than examinations. Alka Ajith, a native of Thiruvananthapuram and a final year B.Tech student of Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology (MBCET), Thiruvananthapuram, has won both. She has got unique
US President Barack Obama played an unexpected starring role in a Southern California wedding over the weekend when he ended a round of golf and posed for photos with a bride and groom.Obama was playing golf on Sunday at the world famous Torrey Pines course in San Diego's upscale La Jolla
Now readers of Playboy, the glossy men's magazine known for its nude fold-outs, can honestly say they are buying the magazine for its articles.Playboy will no longer publish nude photographs of women, the New York Times reported on Monday in an article quoting Scott
All students dream of funding their own studies. Securing an international scholarship is a sureshot way of ensuring higher studies in a reputed institution abroad. Ancy Phillip struck gold when she was selected for the Ford scholarship for a whopping $10,000 (Rs 6.5 lakh). The engineering
It was a year back when Ahmed Sidhique began his research imagining an interview with Mahatma Gandhi. And this year on Gandhi Jayanti, the actor writer finally gets his interview done titled, ‘The MKGandhi Interview’ by Ahmed Sidhique.The
While India ranks at the bottom of the Index in overall score, and performs badly on many indicators, Kerala, if measured on the same points, would buck the trend.
Once one gets hooked on to an online affair, it's very difficult to get off it as it almost becomes an addiction.
When it comes to satisfying your carnal desire, a little extra body weight may come in handy.
New York: Do you think you are special because you are creative? Well, this sense of entitlement can have some unpleasant side-effects, such as turning you into a liar and making you steal at the workplace, says a new study.The study found that believing you are a creative person can create
New York: With more and more free porn websites bombarding the internet, men are increasingly becoming more accepting of online porn but women remain more opposed to pornography, a significant study has revealed.As a result, the gender gap in attitudes toward pornography has been widening over
London: Beachcombers dream of finding treasures as they stroll along sandy beaches, but one dog walker in Wales struck gold as he exercised his pet - and was on Friday richer by $16,700 as he found whale vomit.His rare find was a 1.1 kg chunk of whale vomit, known as ambergris, and it sparked a
There are many touching tragic love stories that have made us grief stricken. Unrequited love is painful, but love that could not be conveyed to the heart's content is sheer misery.The story of Josh Thompson is something akin to this situation.Josh Thompson, 22, was a tennis coach in Hallam
New York: If you have gone through a romantic break-up recently, avoid stalking your ex on Facebook as it may make emotional recovery more difficult than ever.According to researchers, individuals who were most distressed by a break-up were most likely to monitor their ex-partners online which
Thrissur: The major events in Sujatha’s life bear striking resemblances to a legal case that is subjected to unnecessary postponement of hearing.However, Sujatha, a tile factory worker, has showed the world how to strike the forces that pull us down and how to stay focused when we are engulfed by
Compared to eight years ago, 18-year-old boys and girls from India's middle and upper classes are 3 cm and 1 cm taller, respectively, according to the latest growth charts published this year for children aged five to 18. The growth figures - last updated in 2007, using data collected more than two
Beijing: An online advertisement urging people not to sell their kidneys but instead donate sperm to win the latest iPhone 6S has gone viral in China, the media reported."No need to sell a kidney... Shanghai sperm bank can make your iPhone 6S dream come true," said the advertisement which has gone
Bollywood and Ganesh Chathurthi festivities have a special connect. This year too, there were a lot of pictures of celebrities visiting the various Ganesh Chathathurthi mandaps across the city and some celebrating the festival at their homes. Enter controversies favourite child Rakhi Sawant. This
Kollam: Temmy, the dog, finally found her master. The strange reunion created emotional moments at the District Veterinary Hospital, where the dog has been recuperating after getting a cancerous tumour removed from its abdomen.Radhika Menon was on the verge of tears when she saw the pet she thought
On August 28, New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) gave its nod to a proposal to rename Aurangzeb Road in the heart of the national capital after former President A P J Abdul Kalam. This has sparked off a controversy. Name change or not, this stretch of road houses some of the famous buildings, one
Michael Jacob Mathew can testify that taking risks pays off. The applied electronics engineer landed a job with a multinational through campus placement in the College of Engineering, Trivandrum (CET). What sounded like a good start to a promising career was only an eye-opener for Mathew. He quit
New Delhi: As more Indians surf for online pornography, despite efforts to ban it, experts caution that excessive exposure to explicit sex on the net may result in some of them turning into porn addicts and hypersexuals."Obsessive porn viewing can turn some into hyper-sexuals and addicts. This may
Love is in the air. Literally!Kevin Christie was travelling with his 20-year-old partner Kamila Maier from Manchester to Mykonos in Greece when he took to the intercom at 30,000ft height to ask for her hand in marriage.The 1 minute 31 seconds-long video shows Kevin's unusual way of proposal in
The rise of selfie photography in some of the world's most beautiful, and dangerous, places is sparking a range of interventions aimed at combating risk-taking that has resulted in a string of gruesome deaths worldwide.The act of taking a picture of oneself with a mobile phone, placing the subject
New York: Helping your toddler understand and express emotions may reduce behavioural problems later on, says a new study."Our findings offer promise for a practical, cost-effective parenting strategy to support at-risk toddlers' social and emotional development and reduce behavioural problems,"
Kottayam: Lilly Mathew has won a rush of Onam prizes through her unique methods in dairy farming. Lilly has at her disposal 26 top quality cows and nearly two dozen calves and she supplies 400 litres of milk daily to the milk society in Mananthavady. However, Lilly has to thank the black beauty
Washington: Men whose image of themselves falls short of the traditional masculine gender norms, and who feel that others think this about them too, may be more prone to violence than men who feel comfortable in their own skin, a new study suggests. How men perceive traditional male gender norms
In the wake of promoting awareness for eating disorders and self-esteem issues, a young woman named Jae West undressed on a busy street corner in Central London.The recent social experiment was created by The Liberators International where the woman asked the public to love and support her - and
Muhamma (Alappuzha): Baburaj is a man on a mission. The 52-year-old man from Kainakari swam across the widest stretch in the Vembanad Lake on Tuesday morning to raise funds to participate in an international event for the differently abled scheduled to be held in Russia from September 23 to October
If one was bent on drawing analogies, it was a cloudy day with subtle streaks of sunshine glazing the skies that afternoon in Fort Kochi, where the first promotional event of the 'Grandmarket' was organised. Going with the silver lining expression, one could affirmatively say that Vara Dakshina,
The self-styled godwoman Radhe Maa has been in news for quite some time. After all the serious views and opinions on Radhe Maa wearing a skimpy skirt, here is something to tickle your funny bones.A guy named Umesh Potdar has made a dubsmash video on Alia Bhatt’s song Radha on the dance
Jaipur: Ten students who had enrolled in the academy of Dr Roman Saini have cleared the civil services exam this year. What makes the academy, 'Unacademy', different from other civil service coaching institutes is that the courses here are offered through Youtube for free. Saini, who is from
New York: Women experience more emotional pain following a breakup, but they also recover fully as compared to men, according to a new global survey which included respondents from India. Researchers from Binghamton University in New York and University College London asked 5,705 participants in 96
The discussion here is about the new trends in photography and videography of wedding functions, which are drastically different from what they used to be.
New Delhi: Nobel Peace Prize winner and child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi on Monday said he will soon be launching his "most ambitious and longest-ever" campaign against child labour. "I am planning to launch my most ambitious campaign against child labour soon. 100 million people from across
It was a dream-come-true for Divya who was the 48th rank holder in the all-India Civil Services Examination, 2013.
The Ladies Circle Members are taking the hustle and bustle in their stride as they cheerfully manage and organise their surroundings.
Friendship bands, cards and flowers are mundane Friendship Day treats, but how about making the occasion special by getting your buddies a ride in a luxurious car or by planning a day-long retreat nearby?Here are ways you can enjoy Friendship Day on Sunday with a twist:1. You can never go wrong
How far can a student with cerebral palsy go? T.S. Praveen has been constantly pushing the envelope in academics and now with a first rank in MS Communication, he has pushed it a little further.Praveen’s emergence from the disorder that affects brain cells and hampers movement is a study in will
When most of his classmates vied with each other in assisting their professor with a disability, Libin Varghese was wracking his brains to find a way for the professor to carry him about without anyone’s assistance.The M. Tech student at the Rajagiri College of Engineering in Kochi finally
New Delhi: A New Delhi based start-up aims to help women across India overcome the problems of urinating in unhygienic public toilets, a common problem across the populous country.Made from waterproof cardboard, Pee Buddy is a single use funnel which allows women to micturate without having to
A woman in Houston, Texas recently gave birth to a 4.5 kg baby in a moving car, on a busy highway as her husband drove her to the birthing centre and simultaneously recorded this miraculous birth. The video that went viral on Youtube secured millions of views in just a few days. Jonathan and Lesia
Six academicians from Kerala will have the opportunity to travel to the US to study, teach and conduct research after being recently named Fulbright scholars.Named after the late Sen. J. William Fulbright, who sponsored legislation creating the prestigious scholarship, the programme is America's
According to a recent study, men are more active than women in mobile shopping. Each month, the number of men who spend their time on mobile shopping sites are much more than women. The shoppers use smart phones to purchase goods. However, not to be left behind, Indian women, who use smart phones,
Music, like love knows no barriers. And when Frank Gregoire sat down to sing during their wedding reception not many people had a clue about the song he had chosen for his newly wed bride. And then, he sang the romantic hit Tum hi Ho from Aashiqui 2 for his Canadian-Indian bride,
Ardent fans of India's cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, who follow him on social networking sites, were in for a shock the other day. Their favourite cricketer was as good as stranded in a rural village in England.A distress message from the cricket star said that he had missed the last bus from
Excerpts from Dr Renu Raj IAS' interview with students:Q: Why is the civil service so much in demand?A: Perhaps because it is the only job in India that you can land only with hard work; that which can't be brought.Q: What is the secret of success?A: There is no
Kottayam: The photo exhibition, Silence, organized by photo journalists forum was inaugurated by the jumbo named Kiran Narayanankutty here on Wednesday. As many as 140 news photographs by 28 newspaper photographers will be showcased at the exhibition. The exhibition was inaugurated by an Elephie
Kottayam: It's a rare talent that will be taking Neva J. Perunnolil to the Guinness Book of World Records. A native of Kottayam, Neva can tell the number of letters in a word as soon as you read or spell it. Be it a magazine or newspaper, Neva can keep counting the number of letters in the words as
Leaving a well-paid job for a floundering little startup may sound crazy. But for Afna and Saneesh, there was no looking back ever since the entrepreneurial bug caught on to the couple, who were then working at a private company in Hyderabad. The Blackberry Hills(BBH) Retreat and Spa was something
While many of us would have either argued or walked off fuming from auto rickshaw drivers who refuse to charge by meter, an American professor did something hilarious. The incident happened when Christine Fair got into an auto-rickshaw after auto-driver refused to switch on the trip meter installed
Nisha Mary Poulose is a builder of ideas. The young architect shot herself into limelight when her ideas about urban development earned her the second prize in a national contest organised by the Union Urban Development Ministry. She received the prize from Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi
New Delhi: Smartphone users in India spend 47 per cent of their time on communication applications such as WhatsApp, We Chat, Hike and Skype which are key driver of mobile broadband usage, says a report."Communication continues to be the dominant activity on smartphones. Communication apps are
So, today when you signed on to Facebook did you see a lot of rainbow filters? Facebook has unveiled a new feature dubbed Celebrate Pride which automatically puts a filter over your profile picture. All you have to do is go to facebook.com/celebratepride and wait for Facebook to 'rainbowify' your
After summer vacations the colleges are abuzz with activity. Everyone is going all out to show off. New dresses, new trends. And the latest fad, to hit St Teresa's College, Kochi, this year are bags made out of old clothes. These bags are being made by the students and teachers who are part of the
Thrissur: It happened 30 years ago. Then Josephine’s husband, Antony, contracted cancer. And for about two years, till he died in a hospital, Josephine was destined to a life in hospital, that too with two young daughters.Later, her world changed: she got her husband’s job in South Indian Bank, and
Thiruvananthapuram: Tennis legend Steffi Graf was on Wednesday appointed the Ayurveda brand ambassador of God's Own Country Kerala. A decision in this regard was taken by the cabinet on Monday, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said. The Kerala tourism department was given sanction to sign an agreement
The love shown by his Nalla-Padam classmates has come as a helping hand, literally, for Saran. Participants of Malayala Manorama Nalla-Padam in Kuttamperoor SKV High School have set an example by gifting an artificial hand to a Class 10 student who lost his hand in an accident.The PTA and the
Azheekode: Gilda and Gladisha and their mother Amala need quick help from good Samaritans because the one-room house in which they live is in a very bad condition and it can crash any time. What has made the situation worse for the three is that Amala is a cancer patient and her disease is
Aluva: Despite being visually challenged, M.S. Navneet never let disability come in the way of his favourite sport, swimming. The undying love for the sport motivated the 12-year-old to swim across the Periyar on Monday. Guided by the voice of his trainer and “an inner light” he believes in,
Usually children look up to their father while growing up and often refer to them as their first hero. This year, Father's Day is being observed on Sunday (June 21) to celebrate fatherhood and paternal bonds. All dads deserve a big hug. On the occasion of Father's Day, Onmanorama brings a
Thiruvananthapuram: Housed within the four walls of darkness, Priyanka has just one question to ask: Will I ever be able to see the world as it is? Blind from infancy, this 27-year-old Thiruvananthapuram native is an ardent fan of singer K.S. Chitra and actor Suresh Gopi – both of whom she has
Chinnu’s parents had not realised that the lullabies they sang to her went unheard.Dr Babu Thomas and Prof. Susy Babu of Ettumanur came to know of their daughter’s hearing impairment when she was two years old.Twenty-five years down the lane, the world listens when Chinnu talks. She has presented a
After the high-profile exit of American apparel CEO Dov Charney, there is a debate about romancing a colleague. As today’s offices are great places for professionals to mingle, this proximity does lead to office romances.A recent survey by Career Builder in the US found that nearly 40 per cent of
Washington: India has the lowest prevalence of elder abuse in Asian countries, according to a new global review which found that 14 per cent older adults in the country may face psychological, physical, and sexual abuse and financial exploitation compared to 36 per cent in China.The researchers
Senior citizens who have kids are not normally accommodated by elderly care centres. Children who know of such conditions weave stories in order to abandon their parents at such centres. They even pretend to be good Samaritans who found an ailing elderly person, most probably their mother or
There is a popular belief in Kerala; that there are seven doppelgangers for each person born into this world. And ever since the news of the first look alike for Oommen Chandy was reported from Canada, the diaspora of his state seem to be on an unassigned task of finding one each month from across
Nearly three weeks after the social activist Harish Iyer and his matrimonial ad made headlines, a group of ad makers decided to do their part in encouraging equal rights to
Sunayana Kumar tells us why she chose to change career paths after pursuing law school.
Bengaluru:Employees at Bengaluru-based information technology (IT) firm Infosys Ltd will be seen wearing business casuals on all working days, as the company has decided to do away with its dress code.The move is considered an attempt by the country’s second-largest IT services firm to better
If you are a parent, teacher or student then this is a must read for you. Give a break to putting pressure on the children to excel in studies this school-year, instead understand the roadblock they are facing with a subject and help them overcome it. There are a lot of new and innovative ways
Transgender Olympic champion and reality TV star Bruce Jenner unveiled her new name Caitlyn Jenner in a Vanity Fair cover shoot.
In a perfect world, safety and good manners run a parallel course. Yet that is not today’s reality, especially when it comes to umbrellas, backpacks and selfie sticks.
Calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi a 'game changer', ad guru Prahlad Kakkar has said that brand 'Modi' will continue to be a success as long as there was truth in his assurances."From a chaiwala (tea seller) to the prime minister and from a prime minister to a game changer, brand Modi has been on
A few months back #TheDress stormed the internet as social media users disputed over whether the dress was blue and black, or white and gold. Now, a similar debate has risen - #TheHair.A video, posted on YouTube and later shared on Facebook, shows the hair colour of Florida-based singer Sabrina
Even when it comes to eating habits, a Malayali begs to be different. We give you examples.
Dear students, Vir Das has some advice for you.May is the month when the results of board exams come out. CBSE 12th standard results have just been announced.The students' hopes and their parents' expectations ride on these results. This tension, is uncalled for, says Vir Das. The popular
We associate the name Oommen Chandy with Kerala's Chief Minister. And, yes not many people in the world are called Oommen Chandy. Much less the chance for a look-alike, or that is what Vinod John, a former reporter of Malayala Manorama, thought. Till he met a man who looked like Oommen Chandy in
Matchmaking is always harder than it seems; couple it with the struggle of 'finding the one' for a gay son – Padma Iyer was bothered. But she chose to take it in her stride. Padma approached a popular national daily to publish a matrimonial advertisement for her gay son, Harish Iyer, who is a
Parents who say their children's music is dumb might have a point. A new study finds that the average hit song has lyrics at a third grader's reading level.The research took lyrics from 225 songs that topped US charts since 2005 and used standard tests that determine the reading difficulty.The
We Indians are a predictable lot. An engineers son is expected to grow up into an engineer; a doctors kid is by peer pressure pushed into the same profession. The same holds good for kids of police men and IAS officers. Why we even have kids of actors and directors following their parents
Washington: MIT scientists have cracked the science behind the dress that went viral on the internet after some saw it as black and blue while others perceived it to be gold and white.In a survey of 1,400 individuals, with over 300 who had never seen The Dress before, researchers found
Selfies have truly become a trend that knows no race, age, gender or social status. But some people seem to have taken the selfie photo fad to an extremely new level - a level that is too risky and deadly.In one such unfortunate incident, a Romanian teenager has burst into flames when she
Beijing: An Indian woman, who had reached out to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to find her long-lost half sister in China, was finally reunited on Tuesday, after China Radio International (CRI) broadcasted her story.Jennifer An, 62, and her husband had travelled to China this week to locate her
Washington: The University of Southern California (USC) has introduced a course in the study of 'selfies', self-portraits taken on cellphones.The course was introduced in the university's latest semester under the title "Writing 150: Writing and Critical Reasoning: Identity and Diversity," though
New Delhi: Indian Olympic medallist boxer M.C. Mary Kom has pipped late prime minister Indira Gandhi as the 'Most inspirational mother who made a difference to the world', according to a survey released on the occasion of Mother's Day on Sunday.The survey by online matchmaking platform Shaadi.com
Kalpakam’s son would run to her the moment she beckoned. He knew it was feeding time. Babu, as Kalpakam called her elder son, grew up to be a leader. He was seldom seen at home. On those rare occasions when he came home, Kalpakam fed him with rice and his favourite dishes. He was not allowed to
Lucknow: Many first-time mothers, unable to balance their career and family post motherhood, are opting out of jobs to raise kids, said a survey."A growing number of highly-educated women in urban India are abandoning their professional lives to become full-time mothers as raising children while
The art of spotting a Malayali while travelling through jam-packed roads.
The works of Swapna Augustine, who belongs to Kothamangalam, reached out to the whole world, through the Association of Mouth and Foot Artists.
Her doctors had said that her chances of surviving beyond two years of age was unlikely.
The entire revellery that takes place on the Thekkinkkadu Maidan spilled into the online world, making #തൃശൂർപൂരം trending on Twitter.
Danish designer-turned writer Inger Solberg loves India and everything Indian and is against the controversial BBC documentary 'India's Daughter'.
Organisers of a Singaporean talent hunt show stripped off their 2015 winner of her title after her hate tweets surfaced.
Pornhub gifts a new laptop to Denzel Michael who had to smash the screen of his machine to stop his mom from catching him surfing through the porn website.
The absence of Malyalis in the field of Vlogging finally gave her the impetus to make this dream a reality.
There will be demand for more skilled workers in India in the coming years, as per a report released by Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
With the easy availability of spy gadgets and probe cams the privacy of women is gravely at risk. Read how you can keep the peeping Toms at bay.
Vishu is all about 'Vishu Kani' and 'Sadhya' along with a bit of nostalgia.
In the video, AIB stated that 'all content is equal, and all sites must be equally accessible'.
Kalki is of the view that parents should support their kids to do away with the stigma of sex and talking about their sexuality.
Realizing the difficulty of commuters a group of youngsters in the city of Kochi has formed an organization named ‘Say No To Harthal’.
Travelling by trains all alone is no longer what it used to be, especially for women. Such journeys are almost nightmares where danger could pounce upon you from anywhere, anytime and in any form.
Little did Ishita Malaviya knew that she would be living her dream and would emerge as India's first woman professional surfer one day.
The trend of buying more for Easter is becoming just like spending more for celebratory days such as, Christmas, Onam, Valentine’s Day etc.
The prank video has already garnered over 22,868,818 views since it was released online.
While you are busy plotting tricks on others, the rest of the gang could be up plotting an idea to land you in trouble.
Deepika Padukone has fought the odds in a male-dominated industry to reach her position, says the My Choice video's director Homi Adajania.
Elderly women in India increasingly face "age discrimination, elder abuse and mistreatment" and this is due to high levels of lack of awareness of their basic rights.
Lakshmi Menon is a busy interior designer, a jewellery designer, a fashion designer, a clay-pot designer, and a designer of handicrafts.
The discussions revolving around a woman's desire to be treated at par with their male counterparts continues.
A constant justification for woman to skip treatment for ailments is that every thing in the family would go haywire if she takes ill.
Domestication in Kerala confines even educated women to kitchen-based tasks alone.
The unscientific dresses argument is a strategic intervention by society on the woman’s body.
Sunil has built nearly fifty homes for the needy, the handing over ceremony of the fiftieth home happened early this month.
She has been conducting a photo exhibition, "See in Your Mind's Eye", in Kashi Art gallery, Burgher street, Fort Kochi.
Find out what these women have to say about making your dreams come true.
When she was 10 years old, Merina started learning Kalari from Sridharan Gurukkal of ‘Dakshinabharatha Kalari’. She later chose ‘Kalaripayattu’ as her profession.
For the many generations of students, the tastes that her basket offers are something they can never forget. But none remembers the face of the seller. They just know her as ‘Mittai-amma’.
A slaughterhouse was never a place for women. Even those ladies that are hard core non-vegetarians stay away from a visit to the abattoir.
Shini’s decision to handle the huge agricultural machines that were usually controlled and used only by men was a rare move from someone in the history of Karumaloor.
We bring you the stories of some special women - women, who have turned adverse situations to their favour, fought for themselves and are still going strong.
Over the last 48 hours, there has been an ongoing debate about a dress. Across the globe, people have been talking about it.
Female physicians are approximately one and a half times more likely to be divorced than male physicians of a similar age, says a study.
According to mobile service provider, the Internet represented the preferred mode for both news and entertainment accounting for 40 per cent and 45 per cent of the space.
This Valentine's Day saw a rather unique blend of creativity, happiness and hope in the city of Kochi.
Before his fascination for AAP and the broom, Kejriwal was swept away, about two decades ago, by the charms of his IRS batch mate, Sunitha, in Mussoorie.
This is one Tamil love story needs mandatory recounting as we celebrate Valentine’s Day every year on February 14th.
Cricket mad as we are, we look to our cricketers to bring us glory.
The mega Thiruvathirakali performance has now found its place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
A TV series about a lady IPS officer was what got Reshma Lakhani to try her hand at the Civil Services, but her mother's requests made her to forgo the IPS selection for a place in the Revenue Services.
Henrietta Nicholson, the daughter of Tata Airlines-founder Nevill Vintcent returns to Mumbai with the memories of her father.
It is an established fact for the alcohol-loving Malayali that Italians cook with fine wine and other beverages to kindle our palette.
As runners in Kochi and other cities are up at the crack of dawn, gearing themselves for the Cochin International Half Marathon, a mother shares the marathon race she runs daily.
The buzz surrounding the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014 has begun.
Four thousand flute exponents will perform on one stage at VenuNaad, a musical event hosted by The Art of Living Foundation.
Pakkil Vaanibham, the month-long market being organised by Devasom Board as a throwback to Kerala's rural market of a forgone era, is drawing huge crowds.
Curators from across the world are set to give insight into how they put together some big-scale art shows at the Experimenter Curators' Hub.
The financial capital, notorious for its traffic snarls, has achieved a first in the country after a city-based pizza outlet used an unmanned drone to execute a delivery by taking the aerial route recently.
If you are a fan of chocolates, check out the Chocolicious festival.