Onam

  • NRK votes will add value to democratic system
    Aug 27, 2015 By Libini Joy | Special to GN Focus
    Chief Minister Oommen Chandy wants to get the non-resident Keralite vote in the 2016 assembly elections and hopes his new policies will improve his chances
  • The other harvest (not Onam)
    Aug 27, 2015 By Iona Stanley | Special to GN Focus
    Kerala’s most important festival signals the time to splurge. GN Focus finds out what’s happening in the retail sector
  • Your payasam's hot and it's cold...
    Aug 27, 2015 By Iona Stanley | Special to GN Focus
    The obligatory payasam or sweet porridge, an Onam staple, is integral to a Malayali’s life and comes in many variations
  • Where Dubai feasts
    Sep 07, 2014 By Sanaya Pavri | Features Writer
    Celebrity chefs and the denizens of Dubai talk about their favourite Keralite food haunts, while recommending the best picks from the menus
  • Gaza support call this onam
    Sep 07, 2014 By Sanaya Pavri | Features Writer
    As Jerusalem olive oil is launched in Kerala and the UAE, the politically aware Malayali is being asked to support Palestine this harvest season
  • Five ways Onam has changed
    Sep 07, 2014 Shilpa Pillai | Special to GN Focus
    From ten days of fun and feasting, Onam has evolved into a consumer-centric — even instant — festival that keeps pace with our times
  • Threads that bind
    Sep 07, 2014 By Shalini Seth | Specialist Writer
    The gold thread in kasavu saris has a story to tell as it passes through the hands of craftsmen in Gujarat to handloom weavers in Kerala
  • Where to eat sadya in the UAE
    Sep 07, 2014 By Cheryl Robertson | Features Writer
    Keralites know all about this annual vegetarian banquet, but how do others relate to the most important Onam tradition?
  • The warriors arise
    Sep 07, 2014 By Srijith Sridharan | Special to GN Focus
    Kerala’s race boats, a staple in the state’s many tourism campaigns, form an integral part of its impressive naval history
  • Discover a cultural extravaganza
    Aug 26, 2012 By Shalini Seth, Specialist Writer
    If you are heading to Kerala this Onam, there are ceremonies to experience and things to do
  • Favourite Onam memories
    Aug 26, 2012 By Archana R.D. King, Special to GN Focus
    What the festival means to the Malayali expat
  • Dazzling bright
    Aug 26, 2012 By Sona NambiarSpecial to GN Focus
    With Onam, August sees an upsurge in the NRI’s voracious appetite for gold
  • Jewellery choices echo generational divide
    Aug 26, 2012 By Sona NambiarSpecial to GN Focus
    GN Focus looks at NRI buying patterns this festive season
  • A thousand splendid hues
    Aug 26, 2012 By Thomas BillinghurstFeatures Writer
    Features Writer Thomas Billinghurst explores the pookkalam
  • I married a Malayali
    Aug 26, 2012 By Megha AbrahamFeatures Writer
    GN Focus asks four individuals from different cultures who have married a Keralite
  • Feast of the senses
    Aug 26, 2012 By Sanaya Pavri | Features Writer
    Few festivals imbue everyone with their infectious spirit as Onam