Once upon a time there lived a King called Maveli
Gods in the heaven were envious of the way he was ruling. The way he brought in peace and prosperity amongst his people was enough reasons for the Gods to feel insecure. Later, the Gods ganged up against the King and took him away from his people. People of Kerala religiously wait for their beloved King to visit them annually with decorated flower carpets in their courtyard.
Read more about the stories behind the festivities of Onam
Marriage proposal at 4200 MSL.
Travel experiences from Spiti Valley
“We were on our way after a volley ball game with young lamas of the monastery in the picturesque village of Komic, when we came across some women who blocked our way. Women in Spiti Valley are quite social, looks confident and since we have heard several stories about their empowerment we were more than curious to know why they would want to block our way.”
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Compassionate City : Gandhigiri by Kerala Police
A one-room initiative that was started as a ‘pain clinic’ fifteen years ago in an anesthetist's dressing room in Kozhikode Medical College for bringing in relief to terminally ill patients has now grown into a movement comprising more than 25000 trained volunteers. Self-sustainable 300 palliative centres in Kerala is now spear-heading a social movement, not just restricted to palliative care.
Kerala Police in the city of Kozhikode recently approached few civil society movements like palliative care to engage a group of youth who were arrested for stealing motorbikes and expensive mobile phones. Rather than taking them through a routine course of questioning, lock-ups and long trials, the Police decided to approach few socially active organisations to explore the possibilities of bringing these youngsters to mainstream and hence avoiding the near sure destiny of branding them as criminals in the future. Read more inspiring stories from destinations