Coconut

  • Ganesh Chaturthi special: How to make modaks September 8, 2013

    Mumbai: On this auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, CNN-IBN correspondent Priya Hingorani paid a visit to Aswaad sweet shop in Dadar, Mumbai. Traditionally, Modaks are rice dumplings stuffed with jaggery and coconut mix, but innovation has brought a whole new range of modaks to offer. Ganpat Rane who has been...
  • Australian researchers develop coconut flavoured pineapple December 5, 2012

    Melbourne: Australian researchers have claimed to have developed the world's first variety of pineapple with a coconut flavour. Queensland's Department of Agriculture research station is currently working on the new breed of pineapple for more than a decade and it may take another two years for it is commercially available. According...
  • Coconut plucking is monkey business in Kerala April 30, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Can a monkey do a man's job? Yes, when it comes to climbing tall coconut trees and plucking its fruits a skill that has been hit by labour shortage, say the Kerala authorities. With fewer people in the state willing to take up the arduous and risky job,...
  • Kerala man makes coconut plucking a hitech job April 3, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Shortage of trained nut pluckers is a grim farm sector problem in Kerala but for 37yearold Selvin Chacko coconut plucking is a hitech profession involving car, mobile and even a dedicated website. While many youngsters looked down upon coconut plucking as a lessesteemed career, Selvin from Changanassery has opted for...
  • Snapshot: World record for breaking coconuts December 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Keshab Swain breaks a coconut with his elbows in an attempt to enter the Guinness World Records in Bhubaneswar, India, Wednesday, February 29, 2012. Swain broke 85 coconuts in less than a minute to earn himself a place in Guinness World Records, according to news reports. (AP Photo) ...
  • Machines still unable to conquer the coconut tree October 8, 2010

    Thiruvananthapuram: Coconut palm still remains a tough tree to be conquered by machines even as the land of coconut is in desperate search for one due to the grim shortage of manual climbers. Various devices developed by innovators to scale the tall tree proved far from successful during a competition-cum demonstration...
  • British councillor suspended for 'coconut' slur July 2, 2009

    London: A local councillor in a British city has been suspended for calling an Indian-origin rival "coconut" - a racial slur. Shirley Brown, a councillor belonging to the Liberal Democrat party in the city of Bristol, hurled the slur at her Tory rival Jay Jethwa during a debate in February. Brown has...
  • Malaysian Kung Fu expert pierces coconuts with fingers June 22, 2009

    New Delhi: This could be straight out of a Kung Fu movie. A Malaysian Kung Fu expert pierces four coconuts with his finger in just over 30 seconds. Ho Eng Hui pierced four coconuts with his right index finger in just over 30 seconds, breaking his own personnel record. The...
  • Daring Dalit starts green revolution against myth June 1, 2008

    Kendrapara: In Orissa there was an age-old belief that if a Dalit grows a coconut tree, then a member of his family would die. But in the last two decades, a Dalit man has broken the myth and brought about a green revolution. Barely a few hundred metres from the...
  • Kerala wonderdog lends a paw in de-husking coconuts September 9, 2007

    Waynad (Kerala): Julie is aggressive but affectionate and always curious. This dog is also a cook's best friend. In Manadavadi, a town in Wayanad, North Kerala, Julie's reputation precedes her, because she has a unique gift. This three-year-old is has a unique ability to de-husk coconuts. Show her a coconut,...
  • This man's a tough nut to crack! August 2, 2007

    Bhubaneswar: Thirty-five-year-old Keshabh Swain is a hard nut to crack. No amount of reasoning can stop him from doing what he hopes will earn him fame on account of a unique ability. "There is no record like this before. There is one of breaking 65 dry coconuts by a German but...
  • Siddhivinayak's coconut ban lifted June 29, 2007

    New Delhi: The ban on carrying coconuts inside Mumbai's famed Siddhivinayak temple has been lifted. However, one can now expect the police to screen the coconuts at the temple entrance. Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil announced on Thursday that the ban, imposed a few days ago because of security reasons,...
  • No flowers, coconuts in Siddhivinayak June 20, 2007

    Mumbai: Devotees can no longer take flowers, garlands and coconuts inside Mumbai’s Siddhivinayak Temple. The ban follows specific information by security agencies that terrorist organisations can use coconuts to plant bombs inside the temple. Security has also been stepped up in and around the temple premises. Several measures, including installation of...
  • Coconut as bio-fuel in Solomon Island June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Coconut as bio-fuel strange but true and it's happening in the Solomon Islands. When Australian entrepreneur John Wolroth came to the Solomon Islands, he thought there's a chance to make profit by innovative use of abundant coconuts. ...
  • He's the man with an iron head June 21, 2007

    Bhubaneswar: To break a green coconut one has to definitely look out for an instrument to do so. But 35 year-old-Keshab Swain of Bhubaneswar can break coconuts on his head again and again until one believes his eyes. Keshab claims that he can break as many as hundred green coconuts with...
  • Cit Journo: Ganpati's Miracle August 27, 2006

    Mumbai: Mumbai's most awaited festival, the Ganesh Chaturthi, is being celebrated on Sunday. On the occasion a Citizen Journalist sent us pictures of a rare coconut with flower inside and Lord Ganesh outside. ...