Manoj Viswanathan

Gemini Circus’ master trainer from Kerala misses the alluring world

Lakshman Chakyath has dedicated 63 years of his life to one of country’s premier troupes

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Breaking taboos: The life of a coconut tree climber

In 2011, Suni Lee was the first woman to attend Coconut Development Board’s programme to learn how to climb coconut trees. Years later, she is its most popular trainer, reports Manoj Viswanathan

21 May 2023

Meet Venugopalan, a ham operator, with a penchant for vintage radio devices

At his home, named Harivarsham in Thuravoor, Venugopalan maintains and repairs communication equipment dating back to the Second World War era.

16 May 2023

Crisis imminent, KSEB prays to rain gods amid record breaking power consumption

At 102.95 MU, power consumption touched new high on April 18; water levels in KSEB’s 5 dams plunge to 6-yr low

20 Apr 2023

Easter outreach a hit, BJP works out roadmap to woo Christians

The party will task former Union minister Alphons Kannanthanam and state general secretary George Kurian with reaching out to Christian denominations.

12 Apr 2023

Tiger population dips in Wayanad & Parambikulam, stable in Periyar

Number declines in Western Ghats due to human intervention, developmental activities

10 Apr 2023

‘Arabian sea warming up, intense cyclones will hit western coast’

The Arabian Sea has two mechanisms to cool — upwelling and winter convection. This cooling system was sufficient to offset the excess heat in the Arabian Sea till 1995. 

08 Apr 2023

Returning to nature only way to escape impact of pollution: Ali Manikfan

Manikfan, who speaks 14 languages, including French, German, and English, once constructed a ship using indigenous technology from Lakshadweep  for Irish voyager Tim Sirven.

07 Apr 2023

Tusker relocation fiat sparks concern among residents of Parambikulam 

Babu said the proposal is to shift the jumbo to the Orukomban range which is located on the banks of Chalakudy river. 

06 Apr 2023

Expert panel may favour translocating Arikomban

Sources indicated that the panel is in favour of capturing and translocating the elephant which has destroyed around 100 houses in Chinnakanal and Santhanpara panchayats.

05 Apr 2023

Kerala High Court to hear petition to capture Arikomban on March 29

Residents of Chinnakkanal and Santhanpara panchayats await order anxiously; trapping Arikomban not a solution for elephant menace, say conservationists

29 Mar 2023

Catching Arikomban won’t help, relocating 301 Colony will: Conservationists

They said a permanent solution would be to relocate the residents of 301 Colony and declare the area as Chinnakkanal sanctuary.

27 Mar 2023

Pamplany brings farmer politics to centre stage in Kerala

Catholic Bishops’ Council of India Laity Council secretary V  C Sebastian said the farm prices are an issue of livelihood of the farmers.

22 Mar 2023

Mallika inspires Kerala Kalamandalam to keep in step with times

“I told the girls that they are free to do anything. We will shed all kinds of discrimination in the name of gender or caste. But, we will go about it slowly,” she said.

19 Mar 2023

Neglect by BJP, BDJS threatens to quit NDA 

The absence of BJP leaders at the state-level study camp organised by BDJS in Kochi is the latest incident that has infuriated the partner. 

17 Mar 2023