first interactive Malayalam portal, has launched four new channels
for the Malayali community. There is a channel for kids only called
‘Kuttikalude Puzha’. The new channels include one for classics in
Malayalam called ‘Puzha Classics’, one on folk-lore retrospective
called ‘Nattarivu’ and another on astrology.
All these new
attractions will be part of the main platform - the portal
puzha.com. The portal organisers have succeeded in getting prominent
figures to handle these new channels. Those who have agreed to work
for the portal include writers of children’s literature and experts
on Kerala folklore, according to puzha.com officials.
venture almost entirely funded by non-resident Keralites with an
objective of promoting Kerala’s literature, culture and art among
the younger generation, was launched in December 2000.
also publishes a magazine by the same name. It has already featured
works of more than 100 eminent and upcoming writers in
The portal’s top
executives said that using the interactive features in the portal,
those keen on getting their works published could easily do so using
this portal. An easy-to-use Malayalam word processing package has
also been made available for free download, which should enable
users to publish in Malayalam.
collaborative attempt, the interactive features in puzha.com give
the creative user opportunities to generate quality content for
others, the official added.