Press Club Road: Street of Letters then, hub of garments now

Press Club Road near Marine Drive was dotted with bookshops, including one owned by Vaikom Muhammad Basheer, about 70 years ago

14 May 2022

Demise of the signature tree 

A signature tree (oppumaram), which stood as a symbol of Kerala’s vigorous protest against the endosulfan tragedy, was felled in Kasaragod.

14 May 2022

Bus service extension plan gets four cheers from Vypeen

Vypeen resident Usha, a salesgirl working in Kaloor, says changing buses everyday to reach her workplace, coupled with the hike in bus fare, means she has to pay Rs 10 extra daily.

13 May 2022

Forgotten battles of Covid Brigade

When Kerala struggled to contain the pandemic during the second and third waves, nearly 20,000 people were hired to form the ‘Covid Brigade’.

12 May 2022

Houseboats, ahoy!  

Currently, the tourists deboarding at Kochi airport travel two hours to Alappuzha to enjoy houseboat sojourns.

10 May 2022

Kochi Metro yet to adopt one nation-one card

The National Common Mobility Card (NCMC), an inter-operable transport card conceived by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in 2019, is yet to come to use in the Kochi Metro.

05 May 2022

Joggers’ collective clean the walkway everyday

A group of six joggers who have been using the Queen’s Walkway for almost 12 years, have formed a group that will maintain the space — the Pachalam Walk-Mates.

04 May 2022

Agriculture, tourism take a hit after sudden weather change

Farmers were affected by the unexpected change in weather and crop loss from rain

29 Apr 2022

Summer rain spoils cleaning activities in Ernakulam

With rain exposing the inadequacies in the drainage system, city corporation has intensified cleaning and desilting drive. The district medical office too is out to prevent water-borne diseases

26 Apr 2022

Mask on or off? Kerala yet to decide

Though the government lifted penalties for not wearing masks in public, physicians advise it is better to use them, considering personal safety

23 Apr 2022

Vyttila == destined to be in a shambles

The road from Vyttila towards Kaniyampuzha once offered people travelling from Kadavanthra easy access to the Mobility Hub.

22 Apr 2022

Vyttila back to traffic chaos

Months after the new traffic regulations were introduced, there is hardly any relief for the traffic snarl-ups that plagues one of the busiest junctions in the city

22 Apr 2022

Girl students bear brunt of low quality food served in Kochi hostels

Lack of regular checking help the paying guest accommodation owners to escape punishment with the low-quality food they provide

21 Apr 2022

Parking at will hinders traffic in Kochi

Officials say unauthorised parking of vehicles is one of the most common reasons for traffic chaos they address in the city.Multi-level parking facilities will hopefully solve it to an extent

20 Apr 2022

Foster care gets few takers in Ernakulam

The Ernakulam District Child Protection Unit (DCPU) has restarted the vacation foster care after two years.

20 Apr 2022