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Biennale will open the world to Kochi, says Madhavan


Kochi Muziris Biennale will be the great opening to the world of art.

“For the harbour city which once opened its doors to the myriad world of trade, this Biennale will now open the world to Kochi,”

Coconut oil export order fails to cheer industry

The central government’s decision to allow export of 20,000 tonnes of coconut oil in branded packs of upto 5 kg does not bring cheer to the oil industry here, which has been reeling under a price fall

NRI deposits touch Rs 58,000 crore in Kerala

A whopping Rs 58,000 crore is lying with banks in the state by way of deposits from non-resident Indians. This is a record high, and as bankers say, the figure could be still higher when the accounts

Homemakers grapple with budget


It’s no double whammy, but a multi one leaving gaping holes in household budgets. It’s been only a fortnight and prices of most essential commodities have hit the roof in Kerala. With it came the curb

No escape from touts for passport

Sunil Kumar, an engineer from the city, found applying online for renewal of his passport so cumbersome that he decided to go to a Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) and apply in person. But here he found hi

The good & bad of retail unveiled


Though protest rages across the country against the move to allow FDI in the retail sector, experts say it will usher in change for the better and result in a better shopping experience for the consum

Montek ploughs a new minefield


Deputy chairman of the Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia recently dropped a bombshell when he suggested at the Emerging Kerala meet that the state should look beyond paddy cultivation and u

Kothari plans petrochemical project

Emerging Kerala over, investors have started evincing interest, and prominent among them is Kothari Petrochem-icals which proposes to set up a plant near Kochi Refineries.

Another player, Binani Zin

PM’s visit to instill fresh hopes


Prime minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Kerala Kalamandalam on Wednesday to lay the foundation for a museum in its grounds, has given fresh hope to artistes and lovers of traditional dance forms that

Big ticket investments from PSUs

As the state flags off the Emerging Kerala meet here on Wednesday that draws 2,500 delegates from 52 countries to help chart the state’s development agenda, investments running into a few thousand cro

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.