Dec 25, 2007

2007 Zeitgeist of Kerala

We're bidding adieu to 2007 with a look back at the breaking news, the big events and the news and people that captivated Kerala this year. To get a glimpse of what's been on our collective consciousness, I mined billions of search queries and google newspaper archives to discover what sorts of things rose to the top. I encourage you to check out my findings to see if you, too, reflect the zeitgeist — the spirit of the times.

Zeitgeist: the general intellectual, moral, and cultural climate of an era. Check out the
Zeitgeist-Kerala-2007

Top Media attention in Kerala
Sreesanth with his Beamer, Booty Dance an his dance before Andre Nell was the top query this year from Kerala.
From Zeitgiest Ker...

Rising Media Coverage in Kerala 2007 (not in strict order)
  • Pinarayi Vijayan
  • Mohanlal
  • Achuthanandan
  • Meera Jasmine
  • Kavya Madhavan
  • mullaperiyar dam
  • Devaswom Board
  • Aravana
  • Amritandamayi
  • sudhakaran
  • ISRO Land
  • Oommen Chandy
  • Vizhinjam Port
  • PJ Joseph

Fastest Falling Media Coverage in Kerala 2007
  • chikungunya
  • rishi raj singh
  • smartcity
  • kerala roads
  • land deals, kurivila
  • munnar demolition
  • self-financing colleges
  • sister abhaya case
  • Merchiston Estate
  • kerala high court
  • karunakaran
  • lucky vat
  • sports lottery


Kerala 2007 in pictures

Dec 14, 2007

Mathrubhumi ClubFM - Club FM live from Trichur

The prediction was right, Mathrubhum ClubFM 94.3 is live now from Trichur. The website http://clubfm.in/ is on air now

The theme song "Ton kanakinu Fun"-> http://clubfm.in/audio/club_fm.mp3 . Its nice.

Dec 8, 2007

Club FM 94.3 online at http://www.clubfm.in/

http://www.clubfm.in/ is registered to Mathrubhumi Ptg. & Pbg. Co.(till 14-Feb-2012). The site had a logo updation this week. Probably they are testing the site. The current status says "Coming Soon"...

Coming soon...

balu tj says...
haaaaaaaaaiiii friends
a good news!!!!!!
club fm in trichur!!!
launch date unofficialy announced.
it will be between 10th and 15th december 2007.
I feel ClubFM 94.3 will be launched on 14th of December since 13 is considered unlucky by many...

After Malayala Manorama's Radio Mango 91.9 launch last month at Kozhikode,S-FM 93.5 Mhz of Sun Network subsidiary started transmission at Kozhikode...

FM Radio Frequencies in Kerala
94.3 Club FM
Radio Mango 91.9
Big92.7FM
Ananthapuri FM 101.9
Radio Mirchi 98.3

Dec 5, 2007

http://iffk.keralafilm.com Inaugural Film

Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame / Buda As Sharm Foru Rikht
-Hana Makhmalbaf
is the Inaugural Film of 12th Internation Film Festival of Kerala at 7pm on Friday, 7th December 2007 at Nishagandhi.
The beauty and grief of present-day Afghanistan receives epic, poetic treatment from Hana Makhmalbaf.
The film’s title comes from Hana’s father. According to her, Mohsen meant that “even a statue can be ashamed of witnessing all this violence and harshness happening to these innocent people and, therefore, collapse.”


Visit http://iffk.keralafilm.com,The official Festival Website is superb.
10 theatres are booked at Thiruvananthapuram for the film festival till 14th to find who will bag the Suvarna Chakoram and a cash prize of Rs. 10,00,000.
  • Sreekumar ph:2331222
  • Sri Visakh ph:2331222
  • Ajantha ph:2472825
  • Dhanya ph:2476773
  • Kairali ph:3013030
  • Kalabhavan ph:2322314
  • Kripa ph:2471655
  • New Theatre ph:2323244
  • Remya ph:2476773
  • Nisagandhi
Festival ends on 14th

Lecturers arrested for Defaming Sindhu Joy at Orkut

Two lecturers attached to the Centre for Management Development at Thycaud was arrested on the charge of defaming Sindhu Joy (the State secretary of the SFI) on Orkut, a social networking website.

Are these multiple original profiles of Sindhu Joy real or fake? The album contains more than 100 photos..

http://www.orkut.com/Profile.aspx?uid=10137136937478850438
http://www.orkut.com/Album.aspx?uid=16835640587942715100
http://www.orkut.com/Album.aspx?uid=16835640587942715100



Prasobh Kumar, 32, a lecturer attached to the Centre for Management Development at Thycaud and Asok Kumar, 29, an employee at the same centre.

A screenshot of original Profile of Sindhu Joy can be accessed here

Dec 1, 2007

Watch Hariharan live @ Roesbowl Online

Rosebowl Presents Hariharan Live with Sunitha Sarathy on The International AIDS DAY Concert at Nishagandhi, Trivandrum on December 01, 2007 at 6:00pm onwards.
watch it live online in your windowsmediaplayer File->Open Url-> mms:\\202.88.238.201:5119\webcam
OK

source: asianetfiesta.in

Nov 20, 2007

Watch Asianet News Online Streaming

To watch asianet news video, open this link in windows media player ( file-> open url )
http://www.asianetglobal.com/videoimages/promos/news/news.wmv

To listen to the streaming audio version http://www.asianetglobal.com/audio/audionews.mp3

All India Radio Malayalam news from Thiruvananthapuram here

One minute BBC world news

Please share if you know any links to Malayalam television content

Nov 12, 2007

Om-Shanti-Om Download | Om Shanti Om Torrent online

Download links/torrents for the movie "Om Shanti Om" are active than Saawariya.

This is a clear proof that 'Om Shanti Om' beats 'Saawariya' at the box office. Multiplexes across the country as well as audience at Singapore, Toronto/Canada and New York is dumping Saawariya for Om Shanti Om...

Nov 11, 2007

www.radiojoyalukkas.com online FM radio

UPDATE:
Use the url directly to listen the songs from your mobile or computer. cool?
http://91.121.122.94:8032/ ( and click listen )

Station details
Radiojoyalukkas.com is the world's
first 24 hour global radio in
Malayalam.lt symbolises a pioneering
new chapter in Malayalam
entertainment. And now. it
represents the best, and only site
you'd ever need for foot-tapping
music throughout the day.

Genre(s):
Soundtracks/Musicals

Language:
Malayalam

Country/Region:
United Arab Emirates

Streams:
64 kbps:
http://91.121.122.94:8032/

Till we get Radio Mango, Club FM, Mirchi here is Radio Joy Alukkas FM 24 x 7. It plays malayalam songs with an option to listen to old episodes.
  • Hellow joy alukkas Wedding Centre
  • Joy Alukkas Sayanthanam
  • Essai Kadambam(Tamil)
  • Manoj Giness
  • Nostalgia
  • Mail Me
  • Hot Songs
http://www.radiojoyalukkas.com



The RJ's are famous Ashalatha & Balakrishnan as Ashachechi & Balatten..The pair has been hosting the show together for the past year, and have been colleagues for more than a decade in Dubai at UAQ Radio 846 AM

Malayala Manorama Apple-a-Day Veedu contest

Please don't participate in Malayala Manorama- Apple-a-Day Veedu contest. The probability of getting a flat is too low.


The personal information supplied by entrants when entering this Competition will be used by the Promoter. So Beware.
www.manoramaonline.com/veedu

Oct 2, 2007

RadioMango ClubFM Mirchi BigFM AnanthapuriFM

UPDATE: Test Transmission of Radio Mirchi, Big FM, S-FM started from Trivandrum.
Listen online samples here

Malayala Manorama Radio Mango 91.9 FM from Kochi, Thrissur, Kannur and Kozhikode.
Ad Labs Films Ltd BIG 92.7 FM from Thiruvananthapuram
Sunnetwork S-FM 93.5 from Cochin, Kannur, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram
Mathrubhumi Club FM Club FM 94.3 from Kochi, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram and Thrissur.
Radio Mirchi 98.3 got license only in Thiruvananthapuram while asianet only in Trissur...

Atleast 2 channels will go air this month.
big-fmmathrubhumi-club-fm-radioradio-mango

Sep 29, 2007

UPDATED POST: Trouble at Technopark

UPDATE2:
Aryans Infoway Technopark is closed. Click to read about aryans-infoway-news on asianet.

UPDATES:
  • Changed title of this post .
  • Removed my opinion I expressed about Aryans InfoWay's"security deposit and 3 year bond". I don't know anything about the company or the projects it have...

Read about Travancore Software Solution controversy.

TSS chief seeks anticipatory bail

Express News Service

T’PURAM: Shyam Subramanyam, CEO of the controversial company at Technopark, Travancore Software Solutions, has approached the District Sessions Court for anticipatory bail. Shyam is an accused in a cheating case filed by the employees of the company.

The court has asked the Kazhakoottom police, which has registered the case following complaints submitted by two engineers, to file a report on the bail petition. It is learnt that the police will submit the report on Wednesday.

Shyam has been accused of accepting sums ranging from Rs 1 lakh - 1.5 lakh from candidates, promising them employment and on-the-job training for IBM mainframe course in the Technopark-based company.

The complainants alleged that they were not given proper training and had been forced to work at the company for a pittance. Many who completed the one-year-bond period were denied the bond money, though the company had promised earlier to return the money after the completion of the bond period.

Meanwhile, mediation talks initiated by Thiruvananthapuram Rural SP Sugathan on Tuesday between the company and the complainants failed midway. The company offered to allow the complainants to continue working there till the end of the bond period for Rs 1,200 a month.

But the complainants weren’t ready to accept the offer. The company refused to pay the security amount to them. ‘‘We were disappointed over the treatment meted out to us at the SP office.

The SP advised us to withdraw from the case, as it’s better for our bright future. He also asked us why only a couple of engineers raise complaints while all others work happily there,’’ a complainant told this website’s newspaper.

Added:First paragraph for my safety :)

Sep 27, 2007

Tricky Cartoon on Mathrubhumi

Saw this cartoon in today's mathrubhumi newspaper...


Raju Narayanswamy was transferred from Idukki to Pathanamthitta, the official announcement was made by Chief Minister Achuthanandan. Raju Narayana Swami had unearthed irregularities in the Rs19 crore agreement in which the former PWD Minister T.U.Kuruvilla and his family was involved, and which led to the resignation of Minister.

Jul 1, 2007

Dr. Achuthsankar S. Nair at orkut

Dr. Achuthsankar S. Nair is the Director, Centre for Bioinformatics, University of Kerala. He is a very popular speaker on a variety of topics, ranging from research to digital music and free software.


Visit his orkut profile and videos at youtube where he sings Suruma Ezhuthiya Mizhikale...

May 31, 2007

Kerala Engineering Colleges Last Ranks

[UPDATE:] Click here to see Best B.Tech Colleges in Kerala 2008

Check this spreadsheet to see the complete Kerala Engineering College Rankings last year 2006 academic year.
in excel format

This data was scrapped from the govt website after submission of 2006 kerala entrance options submission just before the last round of option submission and before any revisions afterwards. So this is just for the trend and not absolute standings. Moreover the reservation /fees/ quota etc were different last time.


Course-LastRank in Merit-College
Electronics & Communication TVE 231 College of Engineering Thiruvananthapuram
Computer Sc. & Engineering TVE 400 College of Engineering Thiruvananthapuram
Applied Electronics TVE 449 College of Engineering Thiruvananthapuram
Electronics & Communication TKM 618 T K M College of Engineering Kollam
Electronics & Communication TCR 729 Govt. Engineering College Thrissur
Electrical & Electronics TVE 770 College of Engineering Thiruvananthapuram
Electronics & Communication MAC 845 M A College of Engineering Kothamangalam
Electronics & Communication MDL 959 Model Engineering College Thrikkakkara
Mechanical Engineering TVE 961 College of Engineering Thiruvananthapuram
Computer Sc. & Engineering TKM 1085 T K M College of Engineering Kollam
Electronics & Communication KTE 1219 Govt. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Tech. Kottayam
Electronics & Communication TRV 1224 Govt. Engineering College Barton Hills
Electronics & Communication RET 1365 Rajagiri School of Engg. & Tech. Kakkanad Ernakulam
Computer Sc. & Engineering MAC 1547 M A College of Engineering Kothamangalam
Computer Sc. & Engineering MDL 1627 Model Engineering College Thrikkakkara
Computer Sc. & Engineering TCR 1704 Govt. Engineering College Thrissur
Electronics & Communication NSS 1794 N S S College of Engineering Palakkad
Electronics & Communication SCT 1869 S C T College of Engineering Pappanamcode
Mechanical Engineering TKM 1972 T K M College of Engineering Kollam
Electrical & Electronics TKM 1982 T K M College of Engineering Kollam
Industrial Engineering TVE 2078 College of Engineering Thiruvananthapuram
Computer Sc. & Engineering KTE 2268 Govt. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Tech. Kottayam
Computer Sc. & Engineering SCT 2496 S C T College of Engineering Pappanamcode
Computer Sc. & Engineering RET 2546 Rajagiri Schooll of Engg. & Tech. Kakkanad Ernakulam
Electrical & Electronics TCR 2592 Govt. Engineering College Thrissur
Electronics & Communication KNR 2650 Govt. College of Engineering Kannur
Mechanical Engineering TCR 2732 Govt. Engineering College Thrissur
Electronics & Communication CHN 2767 College of Engineering Chengannur
Computer Sc. & Engineering NSS 2814 N S S College of Engineering Palakkad
Mechanical Engineering MAC 2818 M A College of Engineering Kothamangalam
Electronics & Communication PKD 2837 Govt. Engineering College Sreekrishnapuram
Electronics & Communication IDK 2857 Engineering College Idukki
Electrical & Electronics MAC 3000 M A College of Engineering Kothamangalam
Electronics & Communication UCE 3064 University College of Engineering Thodupuzha
Mechanical Engineering TRV 3233 Govt. Engineering College Barton Hills
Electrical & Electronics KTE 3360 Govt. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Tech. Kottayam
Computer Sc. & Engineering KNR 3433 Govt. College of Engineering Kannur
Civil Engineering TVE 3514 College of Engineering Thiruvananthapuram
Mechanical Engineering KTE 3550 Govt. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Tech. Kottayam
Mechanical Engineering KKE 3635 Govt. Engineering College Kozhikkode
Electrical & Electronics KNR 3650 Govt. College of Engineering Kannur
Mechanical Engineering SCT 3668 S C T College of Engineering Pappanamcode
Mechanical Engineering KNR 3716 Govt. College of Engineering Kannur
Electrical & Electronics RET 3743 Rajagiri Schooll of Engg. & Tech. Kakkanad Ernakulam
Electrical & Electronics NSS 3748 N S S College of Engineering Palakkad
Computer Sc. & Engineering CHN 3758 College of Engineering Chengannur
Mechanical Engineering NSS 3772 N S S College of Engineering Palakkad
Information Technology TRV 3791 Govt. Engineering College Barton Hills TVM
Computer Sc. & Engineering UCE 3808 University College of Engineering Thodupuzha
Electronics & Communication UCK 3842 University College of Engineering Kariavattom
Electronics & Communication MBT 3861 Mar Baselios Nalanchira Trivandrum
Electronics & Communication LBT 4170 LBS Institute of Tech. for Women Poojapura
Applied Electronics KKE 4326 Govt. Engineering College Kozhikkode
Computer Sc. & Engineering IDK 4339 Engineering College Idukki
Computer Sc. & Engineering PKD 4445 Govt. Engineering College Sreekrishnapuram

Check this spreadsheet to see the complete Kerala Engineering College Rankings last year 2006 academic year.
in excel format