India's tea export for the first half of 2008 has shown a 13.5% rise in quantity thanks to increased demand by Pakistan and Egypt apart from Russia.
Art galleries have mushroomed in Kochi in the last few years exhibiting paintings of local artists as well as those from other states.
Yet another preserve of women is under threat from men! After nursing, it is now the turn of the beauty service industry to beckon male employees.
With sluggish offtake from main buyers Russia and Iraq, and Pakistan yet to become active in the market, Indian tea exports have recorded a decline in the first six months of 2007. Exports fell by 11.74 million kg for the period.
It is four years since euphoria over the Indian natural vanilla prices prompted many growers to switch to its farming.
Branding of Indian cardamom with stress on quality will lead to greater acceptability in the Gulf countries according to a survey conducted by TCS.
Stagnant coconut production in the country will see a change in the current year thanks to a bumper crop expected from Tamil Nadu.
Cardamom prices have been holding steady this week in the major auctions in Kerala and Tamil Nadu despite arrivals declining.
Fishermen in Kerala will soon have a cheaper alternative fuel for their fishing boats thanks to Indian Oil Corporation.
In a significant move that will provide increased access to West Asia market, Geojit Technologies, a part of Geojit Financial Services, has taken over Sigma Systems International in Dubai.
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