Dr M.S Francis and Tintu Jose Manikath developed a method for producing a dye from the corolla tubes of Nyctanthes arbor-tristis plant has been disclosed along with various embodiments. The invention includes preparation of dye solution from the said corolla tubes of Nyctanthes arbor-tristis, which is used for dyeing of yarns and for obtaining numerous colour shades using safe mordants. The invention also includes a procedure for using the said dye as a colorant in foods and drinks.
Dr. Rajesh James is Assistant Professor in the Department of English, an award-winning documentary filmmaker. In Thunder Lightning and Rain depicts the endurance of three women against their ostracisation in the society. The three women- a footballer, a fisher and a cremator-tells their sagas of woes and weal, resistance and endurance in the film. These three contemporary Shakespearian witches are etched against the carnivalesque urban space of Fort Kochi. They visit the masculine space of carnival. The camera intently listens to them with an intense zeal to film their identity.