• Kathakali

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    Literally meaning “Story Play”, Kathakali (Katha-story, Kali-Play). Kathakali is usually presented in the Temple precincts after dusk. Singers vocalize the script while the players act out the play with their gestures (mudras and mughabhinaya). The riches of a happy blending of colour, expressions, music, drama and dance are unparalleled in any other art form. Kathakali

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  • About Keralam

    About Keralam0

    Kerala, historically known as Keralam, is a state in South India on the Malabar coast. It was formed on 1 November 1956 following the States Reorganisation Act by combining Malayalam-speaking regions. Spread over 38,863 km2 (15,005 sq mi), it is bordered by Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu to the east and south,

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  • Art & Culture

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    The culture of Kerala is a synthesis of Aryan and Dravidian cultures, developed and mixed for centuries, under influences from other parts of India and abroad. It is defined by its antiquity and the organic continuity sustained by the Malayali people. Modern Kerala society took shape owing to migrations from different parts of India throughout

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  • Festivals

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    Kerala has a number of festivals, mostly related with their religious institutions. A showcase to the traditional lifestyle and performing arts of Kerala, these festivals are characterized by vibrant music and dance, elaborate elephant processions and amazing fireworks. There are Utsavas of the Hindu temples and also the Perunals of Christian and Muslim churches that

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  • Food

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    Kerala is known as the “land of Spices”. Even the Kerala cuisine is known for its spicy and hot foods. Traditionally, in Kerala food is served on a banana leaf. One has to take food with right hand. Almost every dish prepared in Kerala has coconut and spices to flavour the local cuisine giving it

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  • Climate

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    Kerala, which lies in the tropic region, is mostly subject to the type of humid tropical wet climate experienced by most of Earth’s rainforests. Meanwhile, its extreme eastern fringes experience a drier tropical wet and dry climate. Kerala receives an average annual rainfall of 3107 mm – some 7,030 crore m3 of water. This compares

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  • Padmanabhapuram Palace

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    This well preserved wooden palace welcomes tourists and an abundant group of archeologists with its exquisite floral carvings, black glossy granite floor, magnificent 18th century murals, secret underground passage and colored mica windows. This palace showcases the richness of Travancore dynasty which ruled the southern part of Kerala. This palace is currently not in Kerala

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  • Tourism

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    Kerala, a state situated on the tropical Malabar Coast of southwestern India, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Named as one of the ten paradises of the world by National Geographic Traveler, Kerala is famous especially for its ecotourism initiatives and beautiful backwaters.Its unique culture and traditions, coupled with its

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  • Egg Roast (Hard Boiled Eggs in Caramelized Onions)

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    Egg Roast is an easy recipe which goes well as a side dish for any Indian bread or rice. Tips for this recipe Keep 1 cup of boiled water handy to sprinkle on the pan, if the onion gets sticky while sautéing Ingredients 4 eggs ½ tsp red chili powder ¼ tsp turmeric powder 1/4

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  • Vegetable Masala Rice

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    Vegetable Masala Rice is a healthy wholesome dish which can be eaten with plain yogurt or with any other curried dish. Tips for this recipe Cooking Basmati Rice Follow the cooking instructions in the package. Based on your preference, you can use either brown or white basmati rice. If white rice, use 2 cups of

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  • Moong Dal with Tomato

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    Moong Dal with Tomatoes is a healthy vegetarian curry which can be a side dish for either Rice or any Indian bread. Tips for this Recipe Cooking Dal Wash the Dal in cool (room temperature) water until the water is clear. Pour 2 cups of water in a 2 qt sauce pan or chef pan,

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  • Pan Roasted Salmon

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    Salmon Filet Roasted in Masala, Onion & Tomatoes. Makes a Main dish or a side dish to rice or any Indian bread Tips for this Recipe Fresh or Frozen Salmon is ok. Follow package instructions to thaw the fish. Marinate the fish for an hour as suggested under the instructions. Use a 12 inch iron

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  • ഉച്ചഭക്ഷണത്തിലെ ജാതി അഥവാ ജാതിയറിയാത്ത വിശപ്പ്0

    ആറാം ക്ലാസ്സിൽ പഠിക്കുന്ന കാലം. തിരുവനന്തപുരത്തെ പേട്ട സ്കൂൾ. അവഗണനയുടെ സ്മാരകമായ മറ്റൊരു സർക്കാർ വിദ്യാലയം. ഇല്ലായ്മകളുടെ കലവറ. ആവശ്യത്തിന് അദ്ധ്യാപകരില്ല. ഉള്ളവർക്കാകട്ടെ യൂണിയൻറെയും സമരത്തിൻറെയും തിരക്കു കഴിഞ്ഞിട്ട് നേരവും കുറവ്. ഒരുപാട് വിദ്യാർത്ഥികൾ പാവപ്പെട്ട വീടുകളിൽ നിന്നു വന്നവർ. മുഖത്ത് ദാരിദ്ര്യത്തിൻറെ നിഴൽ വീണവർ. സ്കൂൾ വർഷം തുടങ്ങി അധികകാലമായിട്ടുണ്ടാവില്ല. അതുകൊണ്ടു മാത്രം കുറവുകൾക്കിടയിലും കുട്ടികളിൽ അത്യാവശ്യം ഉന്മേഷമുണ്ടായിരുന്നു. സ്കൂളിൻറെ തൊട്ടുപിന്നിലായിരുന്നു എൻറെ വീട്. വീടിനു മുന്നിലെ ചെറിയ റോഡിൻറെ മറുവശത്ത് നിന്നും ഒരു ഇടവഴിയുണ്ട്. അതിലൂടെ ഒരു നൂറടി നടന്നാൽ സ്കൂളിൻറെ പിൻഗേറ്റ്. മുറ്റത്തെ സർക്കാർ സ്കൂളിൽത്തന്നെ ഞാൻ പഠിച്ചാൽ

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  • പരവൂരെങ്കിലും പാഠമാകണം0

    ബുദ്ധിയിലും വിദ്യാഭ്യാസത്തിലും ആരോഗ്യരംഗത്തും മുന്നിൽ  നിൽക്കുന്നുവെന്ന് അവകാശപ്പെടുന്ന ഒരു നാട്ടിൽ മനുഷ്യജീവനുകൾ  ഇമവെട്ടുന്ന നേരംകൊണ്ട് വെറും ഏറുപടക്കങ്ങൾ പോലെ പൊട്ടിത്തെറിച്ച് കഷണങ്ങളായിപ്പോകുന്നതു കണ്ട് നമ്മൾ ദുഖിക്കുന്നതോടൊപ്പം ലജ്ജിക്കുകയും വേണം. ഉത്സവം ആഘോഷിക്കാൻ പുത്തൻ വസ്ത്രങ്ങളും മുഖം വെളുപ്പിക്കാൻ ലേപനങ്ങളും സൗന്ദര്യത്തിന് മാറ്റുകൂട്ടാൻ വിലകൂടിയ ആഭരണങ്ങളും അണിഞ്ഞെത്തിയ പാവം ഭക്തർ ചിതറിയ അവയവങ്ങളുടെ കഷണങ്ങളായി പ്ലാസ്റിക് കവറുകളിൽ നിക്ഷേപിക്കപ്പെടുന്ന ദുരന്തം ഇനിയെങ്കിലും ആവർത്തിക്കപ്പെടരുത്. വികസിത രാജ്യങ്ങളിലെ പരിഷ്കൃത നഗരങ്ങളിലുൾപ്പെടെ ആഘോഷ വേളകളിൽ വലിയ വെടിക്കെട്ടു പ്രയോഗങ്ങൾ  നടക്കാറുണ്ട്. ലോകാരോഗ്യ സംഘടനയുടെ ആസ്ഥാനം നിലകൊള്ളുന്ന ജനീവ നഗരത്തിൽപ്പോലും എല്ലാവർഷവും വലിയ വെടിക്കെട്ട് നടത്തുന്നത് കണ്ടിട്ടുണ്ട്. എന്നാൽ മനുഷ്യജീവന്

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  • Chakyar koothu

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    Chakyar Koothu is a performance art from Kerala, South India. It is primarily a type of highly refined monologue where the performer narrates episodes from Hindu epics (such as the Ramayana and the Mahabharata) and stories from the Puranas. Sometimes, however, it is also a traditional equivalent of the modern stand-up comedy act, incorporating commentary

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  • Nangiar Kuthu

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    Nangiar Kuthu or Nangyar Koothu is an allied traditional art of Kutiyattam, an age-old Sanskrit drama tradition of India. It is performed traditionally by the women of the Ambalavasi Nambiar community of Kerala, known as Nangyaramma, but has transcended the caste barrier since the second half of the 20th century. Nangiarkoothu, an offshoot of Kutiyattam,

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  • Theyyam

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    Theyyam (Teyyam, Theyyattam ) is a popular ritual form of worship of North Malabar in Kerala, India, predominant in the Kolathunadu area (consisting of present-day Kasargod, Kannur Districts, Mananthavady Taluk of Wayanad and Vadakara and Koyilandy Taluks of Kozhikode of Kerala) and also in Kodagu and Tulu nadu of Karnataka as a living cult with

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  • Panchavadyam

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    Panchavadyam, literally meaning an orchestra of five instruments, is basically a temple art form that has evolved in Kerala. Of the five instruments, four timila, maddalam, ilathalam and idakka belong to the percussion category, while the fifth, kombu, is a wind instrument. Much like any chenda melam, panchavadyam is characterised by a pyramid-like rhythmic structure

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  • Ottamthullal

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    Ottan Thullal is a dance and poetic performance form of Kerala, India. It was introduced in the 18th century by Kunchan Nambiar, one of the Prachina Kavithrayam (three famous Malayalam language poets). It is accompanied by a mridangam (a barrel shaped double headed drum) or an idakka (drum and cymbal). Ottamthullal has its origins in

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  • Vallam Kali

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    Vallam Kali is a traditional boat race in Kerala, India. It is a form of canoe racing, and uses paddled war canoes. It is mainly conducted during the season of the harvest festival Onam in autumn. Vallam Kali includes races of many kinds of paddled longboats, the traditional boats of Kerala. The race of Chundan

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  • Vishu

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    Vishu is a Hindu festival primarily celebrated in the Indian state of Kerala, which marks the beginning of the new year. It is also celebrated as Bisu in Tulunadu regions like the Kasargod district of Kerala, Mangalore and Udupi district of Karnataka, India. Vishu signifies the Hindu New Year and falls on the month of

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  • Makaravilakku

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    Makaravilakku is an annual festival held on 14 January (Makar Sankranti) in Kerala, India at the shrine of Sabarimala. The festival includes the Thiruvabharanam (sacred ornaments of Ayyappan) procession and a congregation at the hill shrine of Sabarimala. An estimated half a million devotees flow to Sabarimala every year to have a darshan (vision) of

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  • The Indo-American Center (IAC)0

    The Indo-American Center (IAC) is a non-profit, non-partisan think tank, dedicated to strengthening the strategic partnership emerging between India and the US. Through initiatives focused on expanding commerce and trade, augmenting a security alliance, and advancing educational and civil society initiatives, we believe these two nations can mutually benefit and contribute to the global economy.

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  • Seeking Roots -Summer To Kerala0

    DISCOVER AND EXPERIENCE YOUR ORIGIN Seek and experience your roots during your summer holidays. A Golden Opportunity for Middle & High school students. Pack your bag and join your friends for a three weeks’ thrilling and once in life time experience at affordable cost. Program organized by FOMAA (Federation of Malayalee Associations in Americas) (www.fomaa.org)

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  • Kerala Beaches

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    Kerala Beaches Kerala Beaches unfurl along the entire stretch of the western coast of the state of Kerala, from the tip of the borders of Cape Comorin in the south to the Ezhimala beach in the northern district of Kasargode. The beautiful coastline fringed with palm trees offers more than a dozen breath-taking beaches, some

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  • Backwaters

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    Kerala lives along these backwaters. They snake over the state physique, bestowing paddy fields with good harvests, and provide the whole village with drinking water and other facilities. The backwaters refer to the large inland lakes of Kerala. Today these backwaters act as vital water ways for the transport of people and produce. Kerala Backwaters

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  • History

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    Kerala’s history is closely linked with its commerce, which until recent times revolved around its spice trade. Celebrated as the Spice Coast of India, ancient Kerala played host to travellers and traders from across the world including the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch, French and the British. Almost all of them have left their

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  • Geography

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    With the Arabian Sea in the west, the Western Ghats towering 500-2700 m in the east and networked by forty-four rivers, Kerala enjoys diverse geographical features. Kerala is divided into three geographical regions: Highlands, which slope down from the Western Ghats onto the Midlands of undulating hills and valleys into an unbroken coastline with many

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  • Puttu

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    Puttu is a South Indian and Kerala breakfast dish of steamed cylinders of ground rice layered with coconut. It is highly popular in the Indian state of Kerala as well as in many areas of Sri Lanka, where it is also known as pittu. Puttu is served with side dishes such as palm sugar or

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  • Sadhya

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    Sadhya is a variety of pure vegetarian dishes traditionally served on a banana leaf in Kerala, India. Sadhya means banquet in Malayalam. It is a feast prepared mainly by men, especially when needed in large quantities, for weddings and other special events. During a traditional Sadhya celebration people are seated cross-legged on mats. Food is

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  • Onam

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    The popularly celebrated festival of Kerala is Onam which is celebrated either during the months August or September. The festival lasts for 10 days and the people celebrate it well by singing, dancing and engaging in various religious functions. It is a harvest festival and this denotes the arrival of the legendary king Mahabali who

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  • Malayalam is the language of Kerala

    Malayalam is the language of Kerala0

    Malayalam is the language of Kerala and is one among the 22 official languages in India. About 35 million people speak malayalam and stands in eighth position depending upon the total number of speakers. LanguageThe people who speak malayalam are called malayalees. The natives of Lakshadweep which is a union territory on the western coast

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