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Govt Departments to rope in start-ups for IT projects up to Rs 1 crore in Kerala

In a major boost to the startup ecosystem , the State Government has given sanction to its departments  and autonomous institutions to invite start-ups registered under the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) in implementation of their IT projects that cost upto Rs one crore. As per the Government Order (GO) in this regard, the state departments, boards, local self-government institutions, corporations and universities etc can rope in startups through limited tender […]

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TabitaRezaire ponders over ‘swallowing smart phones’ at Kochi Biennale

Given that the West leads global technology, shouldn’t Europe and America apologise for letting smartphones virtually swallow the entire mankind? Such a fantasy dialogue is what young artist TabitaRezaire presents at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale. The work the 108-day art festival questions the power imbalances while following an apology-forgiveness narrative that follows with humour-laced energy.Amid it, the 29-year-old Tabita calls herself as an agent of healing. “The work seeks to capture […]

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Student police cadet boys and girls ‘paint khaki’ at Biennale

Khaki turned out to be the predominant colour for a while at the sprawling Aspinwall House hosting the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, as hundreds of boys and girls training as Student Police Cadet (SPC) visited the main venue of the art festival on Monday. The 108-day Biennale is a “great learning platform” for young students to understand global as well as Indian art in its contemporary context, said a senior official who […]

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Biennale breaks age-old sense of aesthetics: Bureaucrat Harikishore

The Kochi-Muziris Biennale breaks conventional notions about aesthetics and broadens the contours of ideologies, making the viewer more sympathetic to mankind, senior bureaucrat S Harikishore said today. The exhibits have the capacity to “revive and liberate us human beings,” he said after taking a round of the main venue Aspinwall House in Fort Kochi. “This Biennale stands apart from the ones before. For, it meditates on womanhood, their miseries and […]

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Sports Minister inaugurates work of Chalakudy Municipal Stadium, Govt to build one stadium in each district

The State Government will be developing one major  sports stadium/sports complex each in all the 14  districts across Kerala to promote  sporting culture in urban and rural areas alike, Hon.Minister for Industries, Sport and Youth Affairs, Shri E P Jayarajan, said here on Sunday. Speaking after inaugurating the work on the state- of–the-art  Municipal Stadium at Chalakudy, Shri Jayarajan said projects like this will  go a long way in establishing […]

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Art mediators lead free guided tour of Biennale twice a day

Every day at 11 am and 3 pm, the main venue of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale gives the visitors a special treat that enables them to gain an insight into the exhibits at the art festival. For, these are the starting time of free guided tours at the sprawling Aspinwall House in Fort Kochi. The ongoing fourth edition of the Biennale has a special feature: art mediators. Totalling 20, they lead […]

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Tourism Industry will take hard stance against enforced hartal, says Kerala Tourism Task Force, an initiative of KTM

Taking hard stance against frequent hartals in the state, the Kerala Tourism Task Force, an initiative of Kerala Travel Mart (KTM) said the tourism industry will vehemently protest against enforced hartal which has become detrimental to the sector. A joint meeting of 28 organisations in the tourism sector which convened here today passed a six-point resolution to ensure that services of the tourism industry is not hit due to shut […]

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Asset Homes announces two new housing projects in capital city

‘Expect More, Save More’ expo on December 29 and 30  Builder major Asset Homes has announced the launch of two new housing projects in the capital city. The new projects are Asset Sovereign at Statue Junction and Asset Sunny Days at  Peroorkada. They have been designed by incorporating state-of-the-art facilities and ensuring the outstanding Asset Quality Lifestyle. Along with the projects, Asset Homes presents an attractive triple offer, ‘Expect More, […]

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Kudumbashree stall at Biennale draws food lovers to novel dishes, drinks

At one end of the longish stall, Anila Ali is busy slicing vegetables that she has to serve to a bunch of customers waiting for a special juice being prepared from an uncommon combination. “Beet berry. This is just one specialty,” gushes the woman in her late 30s. “We have more. In fact, it’s a fairly long list” At this, the sprightly woman reels out a few names: “Cool berry, […]

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Bose Krishnamachari becomes a director of International Biennale Association

Kochi Biennale Foundation (KBF) president Bose Krishnamachari has been made a director on the board of the global body of organisers of such art festivals, it was announced today. The International Biennale Association (IBA) took Krishnamachari, 55, on its board of directors, the Sharjah-headquartered establishment’s president Hoor al Qasimi said in Kochi after a general assembly of the IBA. Krishnamachari’s representation comes in the wake of his 2010-founded Foundation having […]

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