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Happenings, events, eat-outs,offers and More in kochi Issue 06 Volume 05 APR - MAY 2017


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Kochi on track

What every Kochiite need to know about the phenomenon that is changing the face of Kochi FOLLOW US @WTZUPKOCHI ON


LULU Fashion Week Lulu Mall, Edappally 0484 272 7777


Letter Earthlings by the goodwill tribe

Ledhi Art Cafe, South Janata Road, Sabari Lane, Palarivattom 808 916 0844



Kids Fun Fest By Crowne Plaza

All India Invitational Blind Football Tournament

Crowne Plaza, Kundanoor Junction, NH 47 Bypass, Maradu 812 999 8724

School for The Blind Aluva, Kunnumpuram, Keezhmadu 934 998 5555



Art Party by TAOS

Cochin Yacht Club, Yacht Club Enclave, Konthuruthy, Thevara 999 500 6039

21-23APR Khasakkinte Ithihasam The Play

Sacred Heart College Ground, Thevara 890 780 0000



Flea Market Kochi

Leadership camp by Baanyan Tree group

Highway Garden Restaurant, Ponekkara, Edappally 773 631 4140

Cafe Papaya, North Janatha Road, Palarivattom 964 552 828



Kochi Marriott, Edappally, Kochi 963 358 6569

Durbar Hall Ground, Durbar Hall Rd, Ernakulam South 980 951 5037

Global Education Conference and Awards 2017

Island Musical Festival 2017 Ft. Moguai

Summer Workshop by JTPAC Choice Kinderland, Giringar Housing Colony, Giri Nagar, Kadavanthra 808 688 1684

View more at For associations and ads call: 994 739 0022


Upto 60% Off at Pranaah

Pranaah, Near Manorama Jn, 4th Cross Road, Ernakulam 0484 319 9946

Buy One Get One Free From Pizza Hut

Centre Square, Rajaji Junction, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Shenoys, Kochi, 0484 404 4111

Shop and Get a Free Leather Belt

Exciting Offers from Celio

Shop and Get Exciting Gifts from Lee

Special Offers from Wrangler

Shop from Levis and Get Exciting Offers

Exciting Offers from Arrow

Lulu Mall, Edapally, Kochi 0484 272 8696

Lulu Mall, Edapally, Kochi 0484 272 8796

Lulu Mall, Edapally, Kochi 0484 278 088

Lulu Mall, Edapally, Kochi 0484 407 0336

Beat the Heat AC Sale

Festive Bonanza Offer from Baby Care

Exciting Offers from Optic Mannath

Buy 2 Tops and Get 1 Free from Vero Moda

Abad Nucleus Mall, Maradu Kochi, Poonithura, Maradu, Ernakulam 0484 270 5520

Abad Nucleus Mall, Poonithura, Maradu, Ernakulam 889 338 5888

Lulu Mall, Nethaji Nagar, Edappally 0484 401 1198

Fridge House, Ambanat Building, Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Ravipuram, Perumanoor, Kochi 954 440 0394

Lulu Mall, Edapally, Kochi 0484 406 4911

Lulu Mall, Edapally, Kochi 0484 272 8030

* The offers listed in the above page could be subjected to terms and conditions. WtzupKochi would not be held responsible for any disputes arising out of the applicabilty of these offers. For associations and ads call: +91 994 739 0022

New to the City

Anjappar Restaurent Lulu Mall, Edapally


The LMN Tripunithura

Steve Madden Lulu Mall, Edapally

Ibaco Lulu Mall, Edapally

Snacko Kadavanthra

Melto Creamery Nedumbassery

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All Ladies League The Kochi Chapter of ALL (All Ladies League) was officially inaugurated by the Kochi Mayor Soumini Jain on 7th April at Le Meridien, Kochi. Declaring ALL Kochi Chapter open, Soumini Jain expressed her happiness to have been part of such women initiated events. She emphasized that more events should come up and we should make Kerala, a women safe and friendly state. Empowering and encouraging women’s leadership at a global level, ALL (All Ladies League) is an All-inclusive international non-profit women’s chamber that promotes social change by boosting education and women's empowerment. The inaugural event saw the participation of women from all social stratas and fields of work. With an interactive and enlightening session, the event was charged up by the regional heads of ALL who shared their experience on being a member of the networking platform. They spoke on the end number of opportunities it provides to women.

Venue: Le Meridien, Kochi Photos: FWD Media



Regulars at its best

Open the window to taste Wok the Talk


he same old sandwich that you have been eating for as long as you can remember; how about getting that on a budget with exceptional quality? The best chicken sandwiches are available at Mai Zone De Cafe. The major ingredient is mayonnaise and that's prepared specially by the chef himself. The sandwich is stuffed with a mix of mayonnaise, tender slim spring onions, fluffy red cabbage and freshly shredded chicken.


tanding like a fort beside the national highway, The Jharokha Multi Cuisine Restaurant in Hotel Wyte Fort has a lot to make you enthusiastic with their culinary treats. Their spread includes Chinese, Continental and North Indian dishes cooked to perfection. Their multicuisine dinner buffet is the best place for one to savor a multitude of dishes and flavors..Their lipsmacking north indian and mughalai spread is their best highlight.

Must try

Mai Zone De Café 520-B2, Blue Mount Tower, Nilampathinji road, Near Infopark, Kusumagiri, Kakkanad. 8:30 am - 11:00 pm 907 207 0714

Chicken Sandwich Cost per head

` 150 Cards accepted


hen it comes to Chinese in Kochi, Ming’s Wok is the one name that stands out. They have a delicious range of soups and starters and a long list of sauces to spice it up for you. However their most epic dish is the Crackling Spinach Chicken. Let the spinach word not worry you, we assure you that it’s absolutely yum. They offer you great choice in fish and lamb as well. So the next time you feel Chinese, think no more; head to Ming’s Wok.

Must try

Dinner Buffet

Jharokha Multi Cuisine Restaurant Hotel Wyte Fort NH Bypass, Maradu 7:00 am - 10:30 pm 0484 270 6952

Cost per head

`450 Cards accepted

Must try

Ming’s Wok Hb-06, Opp. Bank of Baroda, Panampilly Nagar 11:30 am - 11:00 pm 0484 231 3555

Crackling Spinach Chicken Cost per head

` 300 Cards accepted


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Kalamasssery Kalamassery, the fast paced industrial area within the city is one of the six stations following a theme. This one follows the theme of the Western Ghats with greenery and monsoon motifs.

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Multi model transportation system KMRL has an integrated system that includes a network of buses, taxis, boats, non motorized transport and the metro. These feeder networks aim to wean the public from using private transportation and to use public transporatation instead.







Themes In addition to CUSAT and Kalamassery, the Aluva station is themed after the beauty of the state, while Changampuzha Park is themed after the rich and traditional art forms of the state.The metro station at Edapally will follow the theme of spice route, Kaloor station will showcase the sports heritage of the state and finally, the station at M.G.Road will focus on the history of Kochi itself.

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Bold is beautiful

How RedFM celebrates women for the multitaskers they are at the event Red Shakthi


alking into the conference hall at Radisson Blu, Kochi on March 30, I saw a group of enterprising women with their respective families in tow. They all had broad smiles on their face and was excited to be at the event. They were being recognised for their efforts and RED FM extended a helping hand to a few of them to pursue their dreams of being selfestablished and independant. RED Shakti was an event to honour women for their efforts and

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also identify five such entrepreneurs who have made a difference to the society with their work. RED Shakti also chose ten women who they thought deserved to have a chance to build a career for themselves and gifted them sewing machines. All these women chosen are from Kochi. The chief guests for the event were Roopa George, IAS, Dr Adheela Abdullah, Sub Collector and Poornima Indrajith, Celebrity and

Designer. The three of them distributed sewing machines to ten very deserving women from around the city. The five women entrepreneurs chosen were Anna Kuruvilla, Architect and Interior Designer, Chitra Krishnan, Owner of Food For Thought, Shani Anaz- a Physiotherapist at Alpha pediatric rehabilitation centre, Reeni AntonyOwner of Prime Shipping and Logistic Services, and Priya Menon- owner of Sankalp.

I am the Change

How this Kochiite is conquering hearts of millions through his motivational videos


t was a real surprise for retired teachers, Annamkutty and K. D Jose to know that their son had turned out a social media icon overnight. Attending calls and messages from near and dear ones and even strangers had become a routine work for Joseph Annamkutty Jose after his video 'I am the Change' went viral online.' The video that was posted on his Facebook page have been shared and liked by many. "It was a sudden thought that awakened me to post a video sharing my real life experience. Soon after uploading the video, I went out with my cousins. It was when I reached back that I realized the impact that my video had created on the public. I am happy that I could share a positive thought to the people," said Joseph. 'Be the change that you want to see in this world, ' the words spoken by his mother when he was caught watching FTV when he was


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10 years old remained etched in his mind. Joseph has beautifully narrated his childhood experience in his maiden video' I am the Change.' There is good and bad in everything, it's your decision what to choose, opines Joseph. A voracious reader, Joseph imbibes his positivity from the books he read. Joseph has also penned a book named "Buried Thoughts" that encompasses his real- life experiences. Today, Joseph is busy scheduling dates to take motivational classes for students in schools and colleges in Kochi. Currently working as an assistant manager in an MNC in Kochi, Joseph is all set to explore a new path. "I am serving my notice period now and will be soon setting out for a rejuvenating trip." Possessing a positive attitude towards life, Joseph is determined to change lives of many through his reverberating talks.

Freshly baked, with Love From Butter to Choco-Chip, this is all you need to taste Roshan D


ave you ever felt the butter cookies melt on your tongues and go oozing around your taste buds? Have you ever felt that pure bliss when you take a bite from your favourite cookie? If yes, then high five amigo. But, if not, don’t worry.

LuLu hypermarket has its own freshly baked butter cookies exclusively for all you lovers. Ranging from simple butter cookies to delicious Choco-chip cookies, they have anything and everything that you name. Freshly baked from their Bakery, the chief chef holds the pride when he spoke to me. With the hot and delicious chocolate syrup on the top, laid down on the finest butter papers, these cookies look fresh and home baked. Haven’t we all wanted to have something that’s home baked and where to find them these days? Now you know the answer. “We believe in giving tasty and quality


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products to our customers and that’s our ultimate goal. People love the butter and chocolate combination and we strive to give more of that” said the chief chef”. These fresh cookies are stress busters, take a bit and relax and sometimes you see the heaven descending in front of in form of the finest buttery cookies. Apart from this, there are a wide range of other sweets that you definitely need to try. They recently launched the ‘Dry Fruit Ladoo’, which is a combination of Badam, Pista and Raisins. And trust me, this looks mouth-watering and tastes delicious. Add this to you list, because this is a must have. Apart from the dry fruit ladoo, there are other ladoos that just grabs you by your taste buds and brings you closer to them. Stacked up in an order, these finest ladoos are mouthwatering. Basin being the base for these delicious outputs, there are added elements

that gives a unique taste to the sweets. A taste that one would want to taste on a repeat mode no matter how low fat you want to go on your diet or how much you want to reduce the calorie consumption. Hitting LuLu Hypermarket can actually make every day of your week a cheat day. Apart from all these, there was something else there that caught my attention there. Something unique and something tasty. , it looked mouth-watering again. Going up there, it was an absolute delight to see Arabic Sweets in our own Kochi. Basbousa and baklava are something that you need to try. Have a sweet tooth? Why wait more? Go now and grab those delicious and mouth-watering sweets before someone else grabs them. Happy shopping.

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Summer Fun

Let your kids enjoy their summer at Lulu in this fun filled, event packed camp! Susmita Suresh


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at Sparky’s! Lucky winners will get gift vouchers worth Rs.500 each! Fill in the right option and send the image with your name and phone number to +91 9809030333

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get to play at sparkys for an hour everyday for free. There will be interactive activities on arts, crafts, aerobics, music etc, by expert trainers and hosts who will ensure the comfort of your kids.

There will be five batches consisting of 35 kids between the ages of 5-10 years. Five fun filled days of activities! The best part is that the kids

The workshops, activities, infotainment and entertainment sessions itself will prove to be an enriching experience, besides which, participants will be awarded with a certificate post the camp. Lunch and water will be provided at the venue, along with an exclusive Lulu mall summer camp T-shirt. With limited

ith summer stretching its feet on the couch and making its presence known, it's high time you got your kids enrolled in a summer camp that can enhance and improve your children while letting them indulge in a fun filled week of fun and games. Registrations are now open for the Lulu Summer Camp with its first batch all set to begin on the 17th April.

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seats available, register now to enroll your kid into this awesome camp.The camp will be held in Sparky’s kids zone in the Lower basement of the mall for five days from 10 AM to 3 PM. You can register now at either the Ground floor, near the information desk; or at the third floor in Sparky’s. You can also contact this number to know more about the camp and register. Ph no: 8943348405. With a registration fee of INR 2000, the registration will only be confirmed after the entire amount is received. Register now, before the seats run out!

Setting the stage

11 Things to know about the novel and play Khasakinte Ithihasam - one that changed the course of Malayalam fiction, the other redefining theatre for people Susmitha Suresh


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t takes a single step forward to change the world. That’s what the Novel Khasakkinte Ithihasam did to Malayalam fiction. With thoughts that challenged the very meaning of our existence, the novel found its way into the hearts of millions who could relate to the protagonist Ravi. Delhi-based theatre director Deepan Sivaraman made redefining step. After touring for two years, the play is in Kochi as part of a charitable initiative by Rotary Kochi United. The play will be staged at the Sacred Heart College Ground, Thevara, on 21, 22, and 23 April 2017

people tend to categorize Malayalam fiction into pre-Khasak and post-Khasak eras. It started a wave of novels that were modernist in its content, with experimentation at its forefront, it was a good time for Malayalam novels.

The Story Is Inspired From Real Life O V Vijayans sister, O.V Shanta was appointed to a school at Thasarak, Palakkad in 1956 and their parents sent Vijayan along with her. Most characters in the novel are inspired from real life counterparts, which resulted in the novel coming under scrutiny.

Scenography With digital projections, videos, music and an uncommon set, the scenography used is a perfect blend of contemporary and traditional. The center portion of the stage is made out to be like a traditional Palakkadan ‘Vazhivaramb’ and the three sides covering the ground stage are marked by elevated stages where other action takes place.

The Novel Took 12 Years To Be Completed Even then, it took time to be published as the subjects it dealt with were controversial and delicate in nature. From an illicit relationship between the protagonist and his stepmother, to the subject of religion, no stone was left unturned. The Novel Was A Milestone In Malayalam Fiction It’s effects were so prominent that some

The Play Khasakkinte Ithihasam The play is a bold and independent adaptation by the Delhi-based theatre director Deepan Sivaraman.The play has been making its rounds around the nation, crossing boundaries and redefining the theatre for many.

The Language Used Much like the rest of the play, the language too stays true to the novel. What makes it interesting is the distinct Palakkad slang that the characters use. Use of Props In The Play The play is allegorical and employs puppets and face masks in many sections to convey

undercurrents of the story. In the introductory scenes, a puppet of Chittama is used to show the attraction and ill intentions she has towards her stepson. Music, Costume and Special Effects The music for the play is composed by Chandran Vayyattumal, a former Broadway Theatre composer. With realism and simplicity in his costumes, Aliyar Ali has captured the traditional attires of the Palakkad of the yesteryears. Ritualistic Visualisations The play carries a ritualistic temperament. There is no definite stage. An open arena with loose earth with elements that take the audience on a journey.The audience are not just mere spectators, they’re involved and are part of the whole story telling process. For Charity The amount collected from the show on 21, 22, & 23 April will be used for the purchase of equipments for the Reconstructive Surgery Department of Ernakulam General Hospital. That is the play is a fund raiser. The play is produced by the Thrikkarippur KMK Kalasamithi under the aegis of Rotary Kochi United. Get your tickets at or collect them from Brindhavan or Crossword.




Awaany Bakers Kakkanad 0484 653 2186

Afters Bake House Palarivattom 860 690 5696

Ceecee Bakery Vazhakala 964 547 7711

Donut House P.Nagar 0484 402 5599

Cofee Cube Convent Jn 0484 400 0414

CafĂŠ Carpentine Edachira 755 993 9393

Mai Zone De CafĂŠ Nr, Infopark 755 991 6117

Chillax Bypass 0484 307 1236

Royal Bakers Thripunithura 0484 321 5349

Burger Jn P.Nagar 0484 254 3393

Hospitals Ernakulam Medical Center : 0484 280 7101 Medical Trust : 0484 235 8001 Lisie : 0484 240 2044 Lourdes : 0484 412 3456 Amrita : 0484 280 1234, 285 1234, 400 1234 Renai Medicity : 0484 288 0000


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Thenum Vayambum Edapally Toll 894 309 6553

Akshaya Padamugal 984 730 4347

Hoja Mukku, Nr.Scez 0484 403 3633

Lil America P.Nagar 0484 232 3755

RJ's Vyttila 984 602 3000

Nandanam Padamugal 974 694 0411

Ledhi Palarivattom 808 916 0844

Tea O Clock Menaka 0484 404 1300

Carnival Foodcourt Kariyad 994 707 0707

Metro Palace Chittethukara 906 198 6650

Atlantis Kakkanad 0484 656 3111

Gud Fud Tower P.nagar 0484 402 5599

Mamma Poonithura 0484 230 1814

Kalavara Biriyani Veedu Padivattom 0484 430 1010

Kizhangans Stadium Link Rd 903 776 6690

Koyazz Kitchen Kunnumpuram 999 540 1701

Browns Kacheripady 989 555 4321

Ali Baba P.nagar 938 741 1119

Hong Kong Kakkanad 989 522 4737

Oottupura Nr. Airport 904 812 4986

Cochin Majlis Kadavanthra 934 966 0888

Jus To Burritos Thrikkakara 0484 298 5922

Atlanta Cafe & Restaurant Hot N Spicy Kunnumpuram Kadavanthra 965 620 2020 0484 220 5387

General : 0484 236 1251 KIMS : 0484 304 1000 Lakeshore : 0484 270 1032 Blood Banks IMA Blood Bank : 0484 238 3549 Blood Bank Services : 1910 Emergency services Police : 100 Ambulance : 102, 0484 287 0784, 996 124 6864 Accident helpline : 1033 Fire : 101 Childline : 1098 Women : 10929 Highway Police : 984 610 0100 Cyber Crime Cell : 949 797 6004 Transport Airport : 0484 261 0115 Railway : 139, 0484 239 5198


Bus : 0484 230 3434, 230 6611

Abaam Vyttila 0484 290 3300

Broad N Bean Vyttila 0484 412 0089

Highway Garden Bypass 0484 233 5391

Gokulam Park Kaloor 0484 240 0707

Marriot Nedumbassery 0484 669 3333

The Dunes Srm Rd 0484 240 6001

Radison Blue Elamkulam 0484 412 9999

Malabar Illam Bypass 956 768 8262

Olive Down Town Kadavanthara 0484 422 2333

Pepper Route Fort Kochi 0484 221 5274

The Choice School Jt Pac, Thripunithura 808 688 1681

Kims Hospital Pathadipalam 0484 304 1000

Digital Carving Studio Lakeshore Hospital Vidya Nagar, Kadavantra Nettoor 0484 231 4333 0484 270 1032

Safara Hospital Ravipuram 953 919 1969

Renai Medicity Palarivattom 0484 288 0000

Shenoys : 0484 235 3233 Saritha, Savitha : 0484 236 6183, 239 4149

PAN Cinemas : 808 977 7777

Glam Vyttila 0484 395 2900

Taxi Taxio : 0484 444 0444 She Taxi : 859 000 543 Ola : 0484 335 5335 bCabs : 0484 404 6667

Regional Sports Centre Kadavanthra 0484 220 4068

Printed & published by Jose Thomas Pattara, Muhamma, Alappuzha on behalf of Forward Media Private Limited, from Anand Buildings, NH Bypass Road, Near Oberon Mall, Cochin. The editor is Arun Balachandran. Printed at Five Star Offset Printers, Cochin-40. All photographs unless otherwise indicated, are used for illustrative purposes only. Readers are advised to cross check all data before acting on the same. For exclusive and private circulation only.

Suhas KM Fathima Abdul Kader Marketing Manager Feature Writer


Cinemax : 0484 411 3222

Kavitha : 0484 235 2777

De Fab P.nagar 0484 319 1619


Q cinemas : 0484 406 6333

Sreedhar : 0484 402 5226, 402 5227



Theatres PVR : 880 090 0009, 0484-272 7776

Sebin Sunny Maria John Digital Coordinator Assistant Editor

Pankaj PS Creative Head

kochiology The origin of the name 'Kochi' is thought to be from the Malayalam word kochu meaning 'small lagoon'.

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