Krishna Kumar K.E.

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Indira boat race a distant dream

Kochiites’ plan to set the Kochi backwaters on fire by restarting the ‘Indira Gandhi’ snake-boat race will remain a distant dream.

The efforts by GCDA and the district administration to hold the race

Waste in backwaters

Complaints of ship waste being dumped into the Kochi backwaters are growing louder and more frequent. Local contractors collect the waste, mainly plastic and cloth, from ships and after sorting them,

AC travel on bus is cheaper than train

The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) is giving the railways a run for their money for the very first time.

With KSRTC commencing long-distance AC low-floor services connecting cities,

Boat rides make waves in backwaters once again

Passenger traffic on the boat services being operated from Ernakulam Jetty to destinations like Fort Kochi and Mattancherry has been witnessing a sharp increase lately, with State Water Transport Auth

This councillor doubles up as a carpenter too

For Andrews Kalathilparambil, the councilor of Maradu Municipality, being in power does not mean he should quit his traditional family occupation of carpentry. On days when the councillor gets free ti

Ahoy pilgrims! KSRTC buses available for rent

This Sabarimala season, Kerala State Road Trans-port Corporation (KSRTC) is allowing pilgrim groups, especially those coming from neighbouring states, to hire buses when they reach railway stations.

It’s free entry to North

Unauthorised multiple entrances, as many as seven, are posing a security threat to the North railway station.

It’s literally a cake walk for anyone to make an unauthorized entry into the station as c

Prepaid counters for autos vanish

The system of hiring pre-paid autos seems to have gone haywire, going by what’s happening in the city these days.

While commuters have been quite comfortable with this facility, the ground reality i

‘First class’ traps Memu commuters

A ticket fare of Rs 105 to travel a 30-km distance on an ordinary train with no special facilities. That’s the MEMU first class for you.

But the bigger trap is the “common entrance” with the ordinar

AC fares up but no ticket at counter

Commuters wanting to travel in AC classes under the Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS) were in for a surprise on Monday when they were doled out sleeper class tickets from the counters.

And the situa

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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.