Ashik K.S has been active in Multimedia journalism since the past two decades, covering major events and assignments for national and international media houses. His latest stint was for two years with Zoomin.TV, a leading online news network in Europe. He joined as the Video Journalist (VJ) Network Coordinator- Asia on January 1, 2014. During his tenure which concluded on December 31, 2015, he has synchronized and worked with about 300 VJs from Asia particularly in South Eastern countries. In the process, he has developed good contacts in these regions, enabling him to identify, groom and recruit potential VJs for the international online news network . He was directly responsible to the desk for the output of the VJs from Asia, who performed under his guidance. He has also been associated with the Associated press Television ( APTN ) and other international television channels for the last nine years. Some of the major stories / events covered by him during his career
Meenakshi Raghavan, 72, is one of the few practicing masters of Kalari, an ancient martial art originating from the Malabar region of India. Raghavan is also an expert in Kalaripayattu, a Malayam style of sword fighting. Meenakshi started learning Kalari at the age of seven. She married her own guru, Mr Raghavan, who later helped her achieve unrivalled mastery in Kalaripayattu. She was seen practicing and teaching in Vadakara, in Kerala, Saturday. Meenakshi now teaches at a local temple that is deeply connected with martial arts. Dozens of children in the region seek her for guidance and mastery. The martial arts master hails from Vadakara in north Kerala.
The landmark Paris Agreement on climate change comes into effect shortly after countries ratified it much faster than anticipated. However a new United Nations Environment Programme report says the world is nowhere near on track to achieve the ambitious temperature goals adopted in the pact. The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) says the world needs to slash its annual greenhouse gas emissions by an additional 12 billion-14 billion metric tons by 2030 to have a chance of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). Cold comfort for those living on a group of tiny islands in the Southern Indian state of Kerala where homes and lands are being submerged as rising seas become a reality.