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Saving a rare tree

Saving a rare tree

Environment, Features
Updates from :  the Hindu : Members of Tree Walk were able to save Kaim tree on the premises of State Central Library campus at Palayam It was in 2012 that Tree Walk, a group of nature lovers, noticed this single tree standing on the State Central Library campus at Palayam in the middle of the city. The reason was the huge pile of wood lying there, which were the remains of many trees that were cut to make space for a new building. The light green leaves and rounded flowers attracted our attention and we set about identifying the tree. It turned out to be the Kaim tree (Mitragyna parviflora/parvifolia) called Manja Kadambu or Neer Kadambu in Malayalam. It was obvious to us tree lovers that this tree was not found anywhere else in the city. That made us write a letter to the Librar
Artistic pursuits of techies

Artistic pursuits of techies

Life & Style
Updates from :  the Hindu : Techies find the perfect balance between their passion and profession Not many know that paintings of yesteryear actors Prem Nazir and Sathyan on the compound wall along Manaveeyam Veedhi were done by four employees of Technopark – Rony M Peter, Kishore Krishnan, John Mathew Panicker and Santosh Kumar. The wall art at Muffin House cafe’s outlets at Ambalathara and Kesavadasapuram were done by Technopark employee Vishnu Balal. Similarly, Narayanan Thevannur and Jyothish Kumar, working at the IT hub, also draw inspiration from art, with their cartoons appearing regularly in Malayalam dailies and magazines. There are many employees in Technopark who strike a fine balance between their profession and their passion. And art is a major attraction, with seve
Kerala creates history by entering Ranji semifinals

Kerala creates history by entering Ranji semifinals

Sports
Updates from :  the Hindu : Thampi, who was named man of the match and Warrier finished with eight wickets each. Under a bright sun, which had just begun to warm up a cold Thursday morning at the Wayanad Cricket Stadium, Kerala’s young cricketers claimed their rightful place in history. They became the first Kerala team to reach the semifinals of the Ranji Trophy. The State had started playing in India’s premier domestic tourney since 1957-58. The six-decade old wait came to an end when P. Rahul ran a few yards back from his position at point to take a tumbling catch. That was the last wicket of Gujarat as Kerala won by 113 runs, with two days and a half to spare. Fittingly, that wicket was taken by Sandeep Warrier, Kerala’s leading bowler in the competition. When Arzan Na
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