Category Business

It takes a village to raise a technology startup

Silicon Valley, the Hollywood for entrepreneurs, is an inspiration to cities and countries all over the world. Every country worth its proverbial tech salt, has tried to recreate valley-esque surroundings for startup companies to flourish. Some have succeeded and a vast majority of them have failed. India, arguably has its own Silicon Valley in Bengaluru, […]

Launching Heineken in Kerala – Interview with Joe Alapatt

United Breweries in partnership with the Alapatt Group launched Heineken beer in Kerala in July 2013. In an email interview with The Kochi Post, Joe Alapatt, Managing partner at Alapatt Group, shared with us on what it takes to introduce an international beer brand in Kerala. About the Heineken brand and why Malayali beer drinkers […]

Mystery of the two million missing Malayalis

A recent report, which will serve as an official reference for policy-making by the Kerala government relating to non-resident Keralites (NRK), comes as a shocker. It bursts the pomposity of NRKs who have been priding on these numbers(and money power) to be a major force of social and economic change. According to this report, there […]

Presence of mind by Kochouseph Chittilappilly

One day, a landlord placed an advertisement in the newspaper, to find a suitable caretaker for his farmhouse. The challenge was that the location was notorious for severe hurricanes and storms. So, no one was willing to come forward to take up that job. The lone candidate who responded to the advertisement, said during the […]

Wrapping the world in Thorthu

This is the one fabric that every Malayalee will swear by. For any number of uses at home, right from using around the kitchen while you cook, to tying it round your head while you garden, to drying off with one after a shower. Yes, it is the humble “thorthu” or the towel fabric that […]

INK Live 2013 to enthrall young minds of Kochi with multi-disciplinary Workshops

INK Live 2013, the engagement oriented event conducted by INK under the aegis of the annual INK Conference in association with TED, will began in Kochi on Friday, 25 October at the BTH Sarovaram. Conceived specially for college going youth and young working professionals, the three-day event will witness a confluence of renowned artists, entrepreneurs, technologists, […]

Responsible tourism in Wayanad

How do you deal with labour shortage and rising costs in agriculture and promote tourism without major investments? Kabani – The Other Direction has a solution. Responsible tourism.  (ED: their website seems to be down, but you can check out their Facebook page here.) Sumesh Mangalassery of Kabani, speaking to The Alternative said: We envision […]