Posted on 04 February 2013.
Most of India’s top football talents are mostly located in Kochi now. Yes, we are talking about the Indian Football Team who got into Kochi over the weekend. The team is playing Palestine on the 6th of February at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The team is put up at Holiday Inn hotel and we managed to catch up with a few of them yesterday night. They told us how happy they were to be in Kochi and how they are looking forward to the match on 6th.
In a country infected with cricket madness let us show some football love to the team. They can be found practicing at the stadium. Head there, cheer them on and catch the match!
Posted in Featured, Sports
Posted on 20 November 2012.
Kochi will host the ABCDE Congress that brings together architects, contractors, designers, and builders from across the state. An event conducted by the Building Construction Industry, ABCDE Congress will be a platform for professionals to work together. This two day event will begin on the 21st of December and end on the 23rd of Dec 2012. The venue will be Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
This event will bring together budding, aspiring and professionals together. They can pool in their ideas and innovative thoughts in order to enhance the industry and work for its betterment. Along with VIP’s from the designing and architecture field, ministers and other personalities along with professionals from arts and politics will also take part in the event.
It is an opportunity for you to witness the best brands and products.
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Posted on 08 November 2012.
The Silverline Hospital, Kadavanthra, Kerala’s first for Diabetes, Thyroid and Endocrinology, is coming up with something this Diabetes Day. In their effort to improve the public awareness about the ever increasing prevalence of Diabetes in our society, the hospital authorities are doing their bit to promote the cause. And this time, they plan to promote the cause by spreading the message “Diabetes prevention is possible by a Healthy lifestyle (Exercise, Diet etc). In this connection they call upon Kochiites to take part in the “Diabetes Walk “On 14th November 2012.
You can register on the same day morning in order to be part of the event where you will have to go along with Blood Sugar Estimation and will also receive a World Diabetes Day T-Shirt. The welcome address will be given by Dr.TomBabu MD (Med), DNB (Endo), Consultant Endocrinologist and Medical Director, Silverline Hospital, Kochi. Inauguration of the event will be done by Mr. Sheik Pareed, Dist. Collector, Kochi. Mrs.Prejusha, the Olympic athlete will do the honors of ’flag off’.
So if you want to do your bit to promote this cause, make sure you make a stop at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium this November 14th!
Posted in Columns, Events, Lifestyle, News
Posted on 07 November 2012.
Are you a pet-lover? Do you plan to own a dog, cat, love birds, or some goldfish at home? Then we have news for you. Kochi is hosting ‘Dog Show 2012’ this November at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. And it’s not just dogs that you get to see here. You can check out rare species of other animals too. The consecutive dog shows that have been held over the past years have turned out to be grand successes. The organizers have also put up a good show over these years.
This time too, Kochi can see dogs taking part in competitions, winning accolades and taking home some laurels. From the rarest breeds to the most common ones, there will be many animals taking part in this event. So if you are a dog-lover, make sure that you do not give this a miss. The event is organized by the Canine Club of Cochin.
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Posted on 10 May 2012.
The 8th International Building, Architecture, Construction Engineering, and Symposium show will be held at Kochi from the 11th of May to 13th May 2012. Being held at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor stadium, the event will be a haven to buy and sell, and know more about everything related to architecture and building.
Being the commercial capital of Kerala, Kochi plays host to umpteen construction companies. Our city has also been ranked as the second best potential town for IT industry by NASSCOM. Hence, there is much to explore and know from the city.
With construction of the Vallarpadam Container Terminal, Smart city, new bus terminal at Vytilla, Metro Rail and more, Kochi is now a hub and heaven to industrialists and builders. With Kochi’s real estate industry also growing at a rapid rate, and advanced commercial and residential buildings coming up everywhere, this event will be the right one for you to drop in and explore.
If you are interested in this, then don’t miss this big event happening in our city.
Posted in Events, News
Posted on 01 February 2012.
Celebrity Cricket League fever seems to have gripped Malayali’s across the globe. With ‘God’s own country’ owning a team Kerala Striker’s all to herself, can cricket and movie fans in the state ask for more! To top it all, we have Mohanlal leading the team, and other young Malayalam stars in full on action. The match which was played in their home ground in Kochi saw a splendid win. And fans went gaga when they saw all their stars together at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
Some say that CCL is all about minting money, and the rich just gets richer through this whole show. The team owners have said that a major chunk of the money goes for charity purpose. Some oppose the show, whereas some think this is a splendid form of entertainment when both cricket and cinema comes together. We spoke to a few of them, and here is what they think about Celebrity Cricket League.
Siddharth. V. Menon, a student from Kochi says that CCL is pre-set and a disgrace to the game of cricket. “They just want to market cricket with stars in it. I don’t see anything worthwhile or meaningful through CCL. Nothing close to the real game of cricket is prevalent in it”, said Siddharth. Well, that is one side of the coin. Arvind Kumar, a student of Toc-H Engineering College said that CCL is the ultimate form of entertainment. “I think CCL is fun. You get to see all your favorite stars together. And if it’s for charity, then why not?”, added this 20 year old.
Shameer Khan, who hails from Kochi has something to say. “If the money goes to charity and for helping the under-privileged of the film fraternity, I don’t see any harm in CCL”, said Shameer. Well, we have quite a few takes and opinions on this issue. You can voice yours too. What is your take on this Kochi?
Posted in Columns, Entertainment, Gaming, Lifestyle, Sports
Posted on 23 January 2012.
Time for season’s shopping! Vanitha Ice hits town. Ensuring all your shopping needs is satisfied in one go, Vanitha Utsav is a festival you wouldn’t want to miss. Every year, the organizers have come up with the best products in display. This year too, they have quite a lot of goodies waiting for you. From home appliances, accessories, clothes and food, there is much for shopaholics to choose from.
The grand festival is happening at Kaloor International Stadium, and will be on till the 5th of January 2012. Vanitha Utsav begins at 11 a.m and gets over by 9 p.m everyday. There are more than 200 stalls at the event. You name the product, they have it! Everything is available under one roof. Every year, Vanitha Utsav stalls (of major electronic companies) have made sure that customers get products at absolutely reasonable rates. This year too, they are sticking on to it. So if you wanted to shop electronics, you know where to drop in. Sony, LG, Philips, Onida etc., all the brands are available here.
The entertainment shows that follow the grand event every evening is another thing which you would not want to miss. They bring leading playback singers and eminent artists to perform for the event. Haven’t you tried Vanitha Utsav yet? Drop in today!
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Posted on 21 January 2012.
Kochi is already gripped with CCL fever. Malayalam film actors will make their star pressence on-field this time. There is much to look forward for cricket fans in the city. Kerala Strikers’ first match against Mumbai Heroes will be held on the 22nd of January 2012. So what all security precautions are Kochi taking?? As Kochi is gearing up for the much celebrated CCL match, traffic would be regulated in the city.
The match venue, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, will be packed with cops and tight security is imposed on the area. Traffic in the city would be deviated. Fans will have to park their vehicles in the outskirts of the venue as there will be no parking provided (for fans) inside the venue. The tickets for the matches are being given out for free. With AMMA’s (Association of Malayalam Movie Artists) and the government’s counters near the entry, fans can donate amount for charity.
The Kerala Strikers’ have been undergoing rigorous practice sessions and training. With all this, the team is all set to play against Mumbai Heroes. Captain Mohanlal of Kerala Strikers’ have told that they are quite confident of winning the match. Now, let us wait and see what is in store for Kerala Strikers’ on the 22nd of Jan at Kochi! Kochiites, see you there!
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Posted on 03 January 2012.
Kochi IPL team had been in the news for more of wrong reasons than the good ones. From the chaos that arose during the team formation, to the teams losing matches more than winning, Kochi Tuskers has had a tough time. And the last we hear about the team is that they have been suspended! Hence that becomes a close to the whole Kochi Tuskers saga.
But wait, Kochi IPL fans have some reasons to be happy about. Kochi might be the host to a few Indian Premier League matches for this season. Maybe we might not be cheering out loud for Kochi Tuskers this time, but you can clap your hands for your favourite stars from other teams. Kerala Cricket Association has requested the BCCI for the same, and now we need to wait and watch what BCCI concludes regarding this.
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, which was the host for last year’s IPL matches, was renovated paying quite a fortune to raise it to international standards. The organizers are now having quite a tough time. Now, the stadium is being the venue for matches like the Ranji Trophy, but the organizers are not benefitted through these matches.
Maybe bringing down a few matches down to Kochi will be commercially benefitting the organizers, and also provide entertainment to Kochi cricket fans as well. Let us see what is in store!!
Posted in Business, News, Sports
Posted on 17 December 2011.
Are you in the look-out for ornamental fishes that can decorate your aquarium? Then we have news for you. ‘De Aquaria’11’ is an exhibition happening at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium where you can see pretty ornamental fishes, pets, accessories for fish aquariums and more. You can check out fishes worth 50,000 rupees!! They have various stalls and you can pick your choice from this array of options.
It’s not just fishes alone! Dogs, varieties of poultry, pigeons are all waiting to be picked home. There is also a wide range of consumer products to select from. Pet shows and exhibitions have always fetched a huge fan-following in Kochi. Moreover, pet-owners are extremely careful about the products they give their pets. From food to accessories, toys and chains, pet-owners make sure they give their pets the best.
This exhibition will also be a chance for you to get acquainted with variety of fishes. The exhibition ends on the 25th of December 2011. The exhibition will open at 2.00 p.m and will be on till 9.00. p.m. on weekdays and 11.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m on holidays. De Aquaria’11 is the place to be. Make sure you don’t miss it!
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