Kerala State Football Championship

47th Kerala State Senior Football Championship (inter-district) is live and kicking at the floodlit Nehru Stadium, Nagampadam. The championship will run for 10 days with the Finals on Sunday, 3rd April 2011.

The opening match saw Team Wayanad triumph over Team Thiruvananthapuram (3-0). Kottayam’s first match is against Alappuzha, on Saturday, 26th at 06:00 pm

Kottayam entered the finals beating Wayanad  in a match that reached a tie-breaker (5-3). In the finals, Kottayam will take on Kollam, who beat Ernakulam in the second semi final (2-0). The final match is scheduled for 06:00 pm at the Floodlit Nehru Stadium, Nagampadam.

Kollam won the championship beating Kottayam in the finals (4-0).

Book Fair Returns to Thirunakkara

Kottayam’s hallmark-event and hallmark-venue re-joined and is a perfect match. The landscaped ground adds energy to the already active event.


Date: 28th January (Friday) – 6th February (Sunday) 2011
Time: 8.30 am to 8.30 pm
Venue: Thirunakkara Grounds
Entry fee: Rs. 5/- (Free entry for school students)

This year’s floor plan is radically different from the previous years’. Instead of isolated pavilions, this time the stalls are well connected with ample passages in between. Yes, it’s more spacious and dust-free too. This is one of the main reasons that set the Book Fair apart from the other events like the Flower Show where a fixed path is to be followed by the visitors. Once inside the the fair, you can move around freely.

Even when visitors come in large numbers, there is no fuss/rush. People move about and find publishers or books that interests them and stay engrossed. This makes noise and other distractions non-existent.

In all, our Book Fair is a great feel-good event.
See the video below to see what the fair is like this time. Photos follow.

You may read about the 2010 Book Fair or see some interesting book covers from it (links will open in new tab/window).

51st Kerala School Kalolsavam

The 51st Kerala School Kalolsavam (2011) took place during 18-23 January 2011.

Even though the Vandiperiyar incident forced last-minute changes to the schedule, the festival took place flawlessly. One day was cut short, making the 7-day schedule,  a 6-day one. 30 competitions were rescheduled to accommodate this change. Even in this situation, competitions were finished before late night, contrary to the usual past-midnight experiences.

Stages, judging, food & accomodation, transportation were all excellent. There were almost no negative opinion about anything. Which, definitely is a MASSIVE ACHIEVEMENT. There weren’t any controversies either.

All in all, it was a fabulous never-before experience for Kottayam.
We would like to have more of it.
Can’t wait to play host again to such good times.

Listed below are the Kalolsavam content by KP


(Total photos: 65)

See the 25 selected photos

Photos from the Final Day (Day 6) (11 photos)
Photos from Day 5
(5 photos)
Photos from Day 4
(14 photos)
Photos from Day 3
(5 photos)
Photos from Day 2
(13 photos)
Photos from Day 1
(17 photos)


HD Videos

Kathakali (Group)







See the results of competitions at the official site.

Live Video

The event was livestreamed at

Kalolsavam Venues

The event is spread across 17 venues in town: from CMS College High School at Chungom to Girideepam HSS, Kalathilpady. The full list is given below along with a custom Google Map.

The Venue number is in accordance with the Schedule.

  1. Police Parade Ground
  2. Mammen Mappila Hall
  3. Mount Carmel HSS Auditorium, Kanjikuzhy
  4. Mount Carmet B. Ed. College Auditorium, Kanjikuzhy
  5. K. P. S. Menon Hall, Shastri Road
  6. M. D. Seminary HSS Auditorium, K. K. Road
  7. St. Annes HSS Auditorium, K. K. Road
  8. Vidhyadhiraja School Auditorium, behind Baselius College.
  9. Holy Family HSS, Kanjikuzhy (Arabic Sahithyolsavam)
  10. Holy Family HSS Classroom
  11. M. D. HSS Classroom
  12. M. D. HSS Classroom
  13. Girideepam HSS Auditorium, Kalathilpady (Samskritholsavam)
  14. Girideepam HSS Classroom
  15. CMS College HSS Ground, Chungom
  16. CMS College HSS Auditorium
  17. Thirunakka Grounds

Interactive Map

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