Vallabhdas Kanji Limited
Vallabhdas Kanji Limited, Asia's largest processor of spice and spice ingredients, is located Kerala, India - the heartland of spices. VKL is the flagship company of the USD 100 Million Kanji Moorarji Group, which includes Kancor Flavours and Extracts Ltd, and Autohangar (India) Pvt. Ltd. Kanji Moorarji is renown for benchmarking quality in the spice trade. VKL commenced its operations in 1935 as a whole spice trader, with black pepper as its core product. Today, VKL has emerged as a technology based quality-driven supplier worldwide of a complete range of spice products. As India's largest, most diversified spice product exporter, VKL commands an expanding market in over 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Oceania, the Middle East and South East Asia.VKL is managed by the principals of value creation. We use our financial and human resources to add value to our customers' products, through
Kerala Homestay on the Banks of the Backwaters at CochinAnd discover the beauty of Kerala !A quiet retreat near the bustling town of Cochin (Kochi) Gracious hosts who share their home with visitorsExcellent Keralan cuisineA chance to explore the mystery of the backwatersA beautiful countryside to explore and enjoy
Amrita Viswa Vidyapeetham
Amrita Viswa Vidyapeetham is the youngest among higher educational institutions in India to be conferred the status of a University(under section 3 of UGC Act.) and one of the few to have a multi-campus, multidisciplinary character.The management is commited in creating and sustaining an ambience in the campus that is most conducive to learning, an ambience that will facilitate full blossoming of the innate potential of the students and development of their personality. The University status permits us to design the courses and continuously review and update the curricula so as to bring them in line with the rapid advancements taking place world wide.Moreover, the multi-disciplinary character of the university facilitates synergy among different among different disciplines, enabling each to derive maximum benefit from the expertise of others, and successfully carry forward its programmes in the shortest possible time, with efficiency and economy. All these have made Amrita Viswa Vidyapeetham, earlier know as Amrita Institutions, one of the most sought after universities universities by top ranking students from all parts of the country and abroad.Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has distinguished itself as a dynamic University well on its way to becoming a world class institution of higher learning in several disciplines.AMRITA has launched many new projects of national importance and scientific relevance.For instance , the Amrita-ISRO Village Resource Centre ( VRC )Project using satellite network aims at benefiting rural India by covering a broad spectrum of activities like tele-education, tele-medicine, tele-agriculture, tele-fisheries, disaster arning and management, rural entrepreneurship and so on.
Ananda Surya and Gayatri Gamuz
Ananda Surya, Indian English writer and Gayatri Gamuz, sculptor and painter from Spain, live and work together with an ecological world view since 1992.They combine word and image in contemporary art shows and use art as a tool for environmental consciousness.Ananda and Gayatri are based in South India and live with their two children at the foot of the holy hill of Arunachala in Thiruvannamalai, Tamilnadu where they started working in 2001 on their ‘Lila’ land with the vision of setting it up as a permaculture farm and a Centre for Art, Ecology and Consciousness.They have the ‘Lila’ studio open to the public since 2002 in Ananda’s home town of Kochi in Kerala.“Lila” means ‘divine play’
Flair Homes Projects Pvt. Ltd
Flair Homes Projects Pvt. Ltd. - Make EveryDay HolidayHousing projects should have a perfect balance among easy accessible yet beautiful location, spacious cum well planned layouts, contemporary life standards and recreation for the whole family. If you visit our site where Flair Homes is situated you will believe what we say... . for seeing is believing.The Company’s mission is to provide an innovative yet affordable home that reflects the demands of the customer. Flair Homes is constantly attending trade shows and seminars to keep abreast of the latest in new home features and benefits and passing them on to their home owners. The MD of Flair Homes. live and work in the site in the very neighborhoods in which we build. We feel our reputation for attention to detail is in line with each home we build.Walk-through introduction before closing to assure total customer satisfaction. Professional interior design available to assist you with all color selections. Every Flair Home comes with the opportunity to select a long list of special upgrades and options allowing you to further customize your home to your individual tastes and desires.The product that Flair Homes provides today has evolved alongside the customer’s needs and lifestyles. Homebuyers are better informed and have a definite idea of what they want. Through custom design processes utilizing computer aided drafting and the latest in building materials, we work with our craftsmen to assist in providing the kind of home the buyer wants. The structural components allow our craftsmen to provide homebuyers with a structurally engineered home composed of high quality material and energy efficient.
St Andrew's Forane Church - St Sebastian's Pilgrimage Centre
Arthunkal was the capital of Muthedath Kingdom, one of the pricipalities of Kerala, during the 16th century. Historians opine differently as to how Arthunkal got that name.One among them is that it has evolved from 'Arthhikulangara', the name of the place at that time. Arthhikulangara, in course of time turned 'Arthhikulangal' and later, Arthunkal.According to historian George Schurhammer, the capital of Muthedath was known as 'Muthedathunkal' (at Muthedath) and it changed to 'Edathunkal' and then Arthunkal.Portuguese Missionaries landed in Kerala following the arrival of Vasco da Gamma. They visited Muthedath and found so many St Thomas Christians here. They were not baptized, but their ancestors were.The Jesuit missionaries started their mission in Muthedath and Elayedath(the neighbouring principality). In 1579 A.D., the Jesuit priest Manuel Texeira from Goa visited Arthunkal on his way from Kochi to Kollam (Quilon). As on request by the Christians, he arranged Fr Gasper Pius to be appointed in Arthunkal for their spritual needs in 1581. Since 1560 A.D., the Christians and missionaries had been requesting the Muthedath King for the permission of an oratory, though the king did not give much attention to. But following the incessant pestering from the Christians and considering the helps the king had from the missionaries, he granted permission in November, 1581 to construct a church using wood and coconut leaves. He also granted a few trees from his premises for the purpose.The Christians installed a wooden cross and constructed, with the co-operation of the local Hindus, a church, where the king had given permission to. On 30th November, the church was consecrated in the name St Andrew the Apostle. The first vicar was Fr Gasper Pius S.J. On completion, the king of Muthedath came to visit the church and asked the vicar to maintain the church suitably to be the House of God. Since then, many Hindus from the neighboring regions came to the church, prayed to St Andrew and got their appeals fulfilled.