Archive for the ‘Lifestyle in Kerala’ Category

January 8th, 2013
Team @ Kerala IT

TCS Fit4life Corporate Challenge on February 10

 

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The growth of the IT industry in India has created a lot of employment opportunities and contributed greatly to our economy. However, one of the threats that our industry faces is the lifestyle diseases amongst the young employees. This is why TCS is organising the TCS Fit4life Corporate Challenge and inviting likeminded organisations to join this event that aims at ensuring the physical fitness of IT professionals.

  

The purposes of the initiative are to create awareness amongst professionals on the importance of physical fitness and also to raise fund for charity.  The event is  designed in such a way as to enable each company to position their brand identity. The choice of  the charity partner will also be left to the participating companies. TCS will raise funds for the “Cochin Cancer Society,” an NGO led by the famous oncologist Dr. V. P. Ganghadharan.

 

Please download the event brochure and the registration form for more details.

 

 

 

The last date for registration is January 20, 2013.

 

January 5th, 2013
@spitfire

TPL 2013 Is On!

 

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The 10th edition of the Technopark Premier League (TPL) Cricket Tournament has begun! Akshaya Director Bala Kiran, IAS, inaugurated the tournament on January 5, 2013. Technopark Senior Business Development Manager M. Vasudevan, Technopark CFO and T-TBI MD Dr. K. C. Chandrasekharan Nair; and Technopark HR and Admin Officer Abhilash D. S. attended the function.

 

129 teams will participate in the tournament this year. The matches will be held on Saturdays, Sundays, and other public holidays for the next three months.

 

The inaugural match was played between 3E IT Solutions and Accel Frontline Limited. 3E IT Solutions won the match.

 

The finals will be held during the first week of April 2013. The authorities are planning to invite Kerala Cricket Association officials as well as the celebrity Indian Cricketer Sreeshanth this year.

 

Source: Technopark Today

October 18th, 2012
@linda

Technopark Blood Donation Forum Organizes Camp at Tejus: Blood Donation Camp at RCC

 

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Tejus, the blood donation forum operating out of Technopark Trivandrum, will conduct a blood donation camp at the Regional Cancer Centre, Trivandrum, on October 20.  The Tejus team will arrange free transportation from the Park and back.

 

The forum has been instrumental in arranging blood donors from inside the Park campus for emergency medical situations arising in the RCC and Sri Chita Medical Centre.

 

Techies who wish to be a part of this camp may contact ratheesh.tejusindia@gmail.com or call 9961434555.

 

Source: TechnoparkToday

 

August 24th, 2012
@karenjoy

Technopark Companies Celebrate Onam with Great Pomp and Show

 

Hi! Happy Onam to all of you!

 

I am writing from Technopark, and I bring to you the latest Onam news from India’s greenest IT park.

 

It is the festival season and everyone here in Technopark is in high spirits. Even the much-awaited rain that has finally come (at the most inopportune time) has not dampened anyone’s festive mood. It is a break from all those formal wears and strict dress codes. It is a time when you can wear your traditional mundu and saree to office. It is a time when you can sing and dance and make those beautiful flower carpets. And it is a time when you can actually wear flowers on your hair and walk the Park as a traditional malayalee girl, and no one would really stare at you!

 

So, with the 245 companies in the Park celebrating Onam on one day or the other, the last two weeks were a gala time for all the techies in the Park. While techies from within the State were busy planning the Onam celebrations (some were busy writing/drafting/mailing leave applications too) and organizing rehearsals of Onam programmes, non-Keralites were either taking part in these programmes or watching them and researching Onam on the Internet. Some were so taken to the traditional Onam attire that they were even seen taking the help of their friends to arrange for the same.

 

There is no doubt that all those techies clad in traditional attire do bring a new look to the beautiful and scenic Technopark campus. Every day for the last two weeks, you could see at least one hoard of techies posing for photographs in the green background of the Park.

 

And coming to this year’s Onam specialty . . . it is definitely “e-upperi.” The be-all-and-end-all website of the Park’s techies, TechnoparkToday.com, in association with GlenLear marketing services, has launched a facility where techies can order doorstep delivery of upperi and sarkara varatti. These will be made available in 500 g packets.

 

Techies dressed up for pulikali and as Mavelimannan (King Mahabali) are all-time attractions. Screening of short films is also part of some companies’ Onam celebrations. Accentia Technologies had organised the screening of a short film based on Ottam Thullal. In fact, screening of short films made by employees has been a specialty of Accentia’s Onam celebration for the last four years.

 

Thiruvathirakali, group dance, Onam songs, tug-of-war, etc. boost the festive spirit. Apart from these entertainment programmes, competitions are held to select Malayali Manka and Kerala Sreeman are also held.

 

The Technopark Club House is a major venue for Onam celebrations. It is hosting the celebration of at least 10 companies during August 18–27.

 

So, that is all from me. I am sure Kerala IT will be posting more blogs on this.

 

Thank you.

 

Reference: The New Indian Express  

 

August 21st, 2012
@jays

Onam Celebrations Begin at Infopark Kochi

 

 

Infofest 2012 has kick-started the Onam celebrations in Infopark Kochi. The three-day festival, which began today, will conclude on August 23. The fest began with a vibrant “Shinkari Melam” in the Park’s “Vismaya” building.

 

The three days Infofest 2012 kick-started  in Vismya Building at Infopark

 

 

The three days Infofest 2012 kick-started with vibrant Shinkary Melam

 

Infofest is the first of its kind inter-company celebration to be conducted in Infopark. The festival, which aims to bring together all the techies in the Park at a time when the entire State is celebrating the festival of equality and harmony, features various competitions, games, exhibitions, and fun activities.  Over 15 competitions in five main categories have been organized in the individual and group categories. See the table below for more information on competition items and venues:

 

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 There will also be an exhibition by builders, fashion houses, automobile companies, and hospitality industry. Handicrafts and daily use items will also be on exhibition.

 

The three-day festivity and celebration will culminate with the “Onamelam”—a two-hour musical extravaganza that will begin at 7 p.m. on August 23.

 

Event management company Enieo is in charge of Infofest 2012. The Onappookkalam (flower carpet) winners will get the Infopark Ever-rolling Trophy.