Friday, 18 April 2014

Lulu mall, Kochi, a world of happiness, an update

This is an update about Lulu mall, here in Kochi, Kerala. So many top brands in the world have made their presence here recently. 

I have already blogged about this beautiful mall. It is only walking distance from where I live. This huge mall has changed the entire infrastructure of this metro city.

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Thursday, 17 April 2014

Costa coffee outlet in Kochi, Kerala

Enjoyed Costa coffee during one of the weekends recently.
I liked their hot chocolate. Cool drink !
The panini was yummy :)
Costa opened their outlet in Lulu mall in January, 2014. So it is within walking distance from my home :)

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Backwaters of Kerala

Backwaters of Kerala :)
Kerala, in India, is known as ' God's own country'. The state is blessed with lush greenery all over, with coconut trees, rivers, backwaters and a beautiful coastline with awesome beaches !

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Vishu - a popular festival in Kerala

Today we people in Kerala in India celebrated Vishu. 

The day of Vishu is considered as the first day in malayalam calendar, akin to the new year, according to the astrological calculations based on the movements of Sun. The most important event is Vishukkani, the arrangement of items like rice, fruits, vegetables, coins, religious texts etc. in a rounded vessel called 'Uruli' in front of the Gods and goddesses in the prayer room in households and viewing these as the first thing in the morning signifying 'all the very best' in the year throughout. The state flower of Kerala, Kanikkonna ( Cassia fistula ) depicted in the picture is an essential part of this auspicious occasion. 

Visit to temples is considered sacred and some offer their prayers to Gods and have darshan, as vishukkani, of their favorite deity as the first thing in the early hours of the morning. 

A grand feast on banana leaves follows at noon. Crackers and sparklers are common accompaniments of this festival almost everywhere.

Elders give vishukkaineettam, gift in the form of money and new clothes to the young on the day of Vishu. 

In many parts of the world especially in Burma, Nepal and Thailand as well, similar festivals take place. The popular Songhran in Thailand also falls during this period.

May I take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy vishu :) 

Let you all be blessed with luck, prosperity, happiness and love all throughout each day in the coming year :)

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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Anti slip pad for car dashboard, a cool utility !

While shopping the local mall the other day I happened to notice this cool utility - Non slip car dash board pad - useful in keeping digital accessories on the dashboard. They just remain stuck on the sticky surface of this pad and will not fall off !

Anytime phones can be just peeled off from the sticky pad. The pad can be re-positioned too. The sticky surface will not stain or damage the dash board, it will not damage the gadgets also.

An ideal non-slip,car dash mat solution for all the gadgets :)

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