We're pleased to announce that Cochin Gymkhana Club would be the venue for Cochin Twestival 2011. Surrounded by serene backwaters, the club is set in an area of nearly 2 acres, with a lush and beautiful lawn adorning the premises. It is situtated near the TocH school, Vaytilla junction in Kochi city. (View location map here)
The Cochin Gymkhana, The Family Club, was constituted on April 10, 1991, and since then it has grown into a renowned club with close to 1200 members.
The gymkhana club site quotes:
The Cochin Gymkhana has its own building situated in a sprawling property extending to over 90,000 square feet with an excellent water frontage and a jetty. The club has two restaurants which provide the best and choicest cuisine, residential rooms, air conditioned conference hall, open air theatre, floating restaurant and facilities for indoor and outdoor games.
The nearly 65 metres of water front directly on the face of the club with an extension of back-waters running an almost straight course for more than 2 km is adorned with a water base which is very clear and neat. The club looks forward to developing the sport of rowing.
One of the highlights is a beautiful illuminated floating restaurant with an area of 1250 square feet in the lake .
At present, clubs affiliated to the Cochin Gymkhana number more than a hundred, spread all over India.
Like you can notice from the above, the ambience is gonna be one major highlight - a beautiful backwater-kissed open course, with a water-base and a jetty, which are close to the vast lawn. The famous Cheena-vala (Chinese fishing nets) are visible from here, giving something to muse about on the lines of man's hard work and nature's way of emphasising her omnipotence over everything artifical.. Such a large open space as part of the venue would be ideal, keeping in tune with the spirit of the global community and the social media significance of the event.
We convey our heartfelt thanks to the Cochin Gymkhana administration for their kind gesture in lending us this venue. A big thanks to Kochi Mayor Shri. Tony Chammani for providing us support.
[ Image shows Chinese Fishing nets, traditional instruments against the backdrop of the present-day Kochi skyline. ]
Ending it on a rather physics-ish mood - Space, and time. That is, in short the crux of everything in the world. Let's look forward to having the best of both :)
with Love -Team Cochin Twestival
Welcome back to our live updates :)
Like we had mentioned in the last blog post, starting today (16th March), we will be having online contests over twitter with lots of gifts waiting for the winners.
Every day we shall be posting a question, and you shall have 24 hours to answer it.
You can reply to the questions directly over twitter, by adding the
hashtag #CT11 to your answers.
Replies without the hashtags would not be considered as answers to the
questions (please take care of this!).
We will close the questions after 24 hours, and one selected winner
stands to win gifts sponsored by HOPE (Home of Perfect Education). The
contests have kicked off today from 09:30AM IST.
The winner can claim the prize on the day of the Twestival (24th
March) from the Twestival venue.
Stay online, and play it out and have fun :)