Invis In The News


Invis Multimedia, the first Apple computer based video production studio of India, was established in the year 1995. The logo of the institution was designed to resemble the seals of Harappan civilization as they exemplified some of the first communication symbols created by humanity. Originally named India Vision International, Invis started commercial production in March 1996. This laid the foundation of digital media history in the state of Kerala, Republic of India.


In 1996 November, E.K.Nayanar, Chief Minister of Kerala, launched the CD-ROM project of Invis Multimedia. The CD- ROM, ‘Kerala: The Green Symphoy’ was the first cross platform (Windows/Macintosh) CD-ROM developed in India. The final product was released on 18 June 1998.


Subsequently, the Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala agreed to sponsor the title ‘Kerala: The Green Symphony’ and it was released as a multimedia title, produced in association with Kerala Tourism. The CD-ROM was later translated into Hindi, German, French and Japanese languages. It won numerous prestigious national and international awards. This was the first instance of utilizing interactive multimedia for destination promotion in India. In the year 1998, Invis Multimedia was appointed as the IT Consultant and solution provider of Kerala Tourism. They developed the portal www.keralatourism.org for Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala. An e-newsletter with video and audio clips was launched on December 1998 as part of the project. This was the first instance of sharing videos via email for tourism promotion.


The software division at Invis started functioning in the year 2000. Thereafter, Invis Multimedia envisaged a plan to geotag all the major institutions and destinations of Kerala on a map to be developed with geographical information system. This was four years before the birth of Google Earth. The project had to be aborted due to delays in getting clearance for using satellite images and, with the introduction of Google Earth, all the services envisaged in the proposed plan became freely available. However, Invis developed a GIS map for Kerala Tourism in the year 2003, proving that they were years ahead of their time. During this time period Invis proved themselves adept at developing software solutions customized to suit client needs.


In 2001, Invis launched a CD- ROM on Ayurveda, the ancient health science of India. Titled ‘Ayurveda, the mantra of Nirmaya’, the CD-ROM was launched by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the Prime Minister of India (2001). It was translated into French and German languages. The title won a number of prestigious national and international awards.


In 2002 , Invis Multimedia became a member of UNESCO’s Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity In 2003, it started publishing music CD titles. and also brought out a VCD on ‘Panchakarma: Ayurveda’s Mantra for Rejuvenation’. This was launched in 9 languages. Creation and publication of a series of coffee table books also commenced in this year, the first of the set being Panchakarma: Ayurveda’s Mantra for Rejuvenation’. Another book on Kerala was released after a few years. A DVD series with English subtitles on the classical art forms of Kerala titled ‘Know Your Heritage’ was also released receiving rave reviews in international journals.


In 2004 Invis introduced another DVD series on the classical artforms of India. The package titled ‘Symphony Celestial’ with 12 DVDs contained ten dance or theatre forms of India, all with English subtitles.


Soon after, Invis Multimedia introduced a greetings CD titled ‘Spirit of Christmas’. Thus for the first time in India conventional greeting cards were replaced with video CDs.


Invis ventured into mobile site development and mobile content development in the year 2006. Subsequently they started developing mobile applications. Today this division takes up various application development projects including Augmented Reality.


Rhapsodies from Gods Own Country, a pack of eight DVD’s on Kerala was brought out in the year 2007. This series got the National Award for the Best Film from the Ministry of Tourism. Several DVDs and music CD titles were brought out there after. Even though Invis envisaged the idea of a video portal on India and registered the domain www.indiavideo.org. in the year 2004, the portal became operational only in the year 2007.


Invis introduced the concept of online video greetings in September 2007 through its website www.keralavideos.com. This was the first instance in which online video clips were used to convey festival greetings. Soon after this site was merged with www.indiavideo.org. Video greetings were introduced for various occasions like Diwali, Id Ul Fitre etc. In November 2007, the website www.indiavideo.org, an online video encyclopedia of India in association with UNESCO New Delhi office was launched.


Another project implemented in association with the UNESCO New Delhi office was a twin volume DVD on the traditional magic of India, titled ‘Enchanting Illusions’.


In 2009, Invis Multimedia started a partnership with You Tube to open a brand channel namely www.youtube.com/indiavideodotorg. The channel today contains nearly 10,000 video clips from India, and gets more than 60,000 video views per day. The channel has 86,000 subscribers. Subsequently the firm started developing campaigns on various social media platforms for clients.


‘100 years of Bollywood’ was a video series produced by Invis Multimedia on the eve of 100 years of Indian cinema. This series presented the history of Bollywood through early films and personalities from the field.


In the year 2013, Invis brought out four major e-books in association with Kerala Tourism. They were authentic works on topics like Kerala, Ayurveda, Panchakarma and Yoga.


During the years 2013-2015, mega campaigns for pushing traffic to the websites of its clients like Kerala Tourism and Grand Kerala Shopping Festival were conducted by the firm. The projects included online quiz programs, video matching competitions, painting competitions, photography competitions etc.. Invis Multimedia also supported the initiative of Kerala Tourism to do live webcast of the major festivals of Kerala being conducted in remote villages and major cultural festivals. Three mega events were organized under this program. They were HD quality multiple days live webcast of Arattupuzha Pooram, Theyyam festival and Nishagandhi dance festivals.


In the year 2014, Invis brought out its first Blu Ray disc titled ‘Ayurveda and Yoga: The veda of health’. The client was Kerala Tourism.


Currently a project of Invis Multimedia for online teaching of Kathak dance is nearing completion. Another major project is ‘India: Our Heritage, Our Pride’, a DVD title covering 32 UNESCO world Heritage sites of India situated in 17 states.


The digital content generated by Invis group during the last 20 years has been viewed by more than 250 million people around the world. The group has bagged nearly 40 awards including both international and national awards for its products and services. ( Many of the titles published by Invis Multimedia have been accepted as major multimedia resources on India by academic institutions and international libraries alike.


The founder directors of Invis Multimedia include Mr. N.R.S. Babu (Chairman), Mr. M. R. Hari (Managing Director), Mr. M. R. Ajith (Executive Director) and Adv. N.S. Lal (Director).

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STORY OF INVIS

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Invis was originally named Indiavision International. 1995
CD on Kerala

Invis to bring out a twin volume interactive CD titled 'Kerala: The Green Symphony' containing comprehensive information on Kerala to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the formation of the state.    Read more »

The Financial Express, 18 October 1996

Mr. E.K. Nayanar, Chief Minister of Kerala, launching the project 'Kerala: The Green Symphony', CD-ROM

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3 November 1996

Mr. E.K. Nayanar, Chief Minister of Kerala, has called for the use of multimedia CD-ROMs to develop Tourism in the State

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The Hindu, 4 November, 1996

CD-ROM on Kerala to be Launched Soon

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The Hindu Business Line, 15 May 1998

Kerala, The Green Symphony

Watch Kerala more comprehensively on the interactive CD-ROM: 'Kerala, The Green Symphony', launched by Invis Multimedia  Read more »

India Today, 8 June 1998

Kerala: The Green Symphony, CD-ROM

The cover image of the CD-ROM: 'Kerala, The Green Symphony'  Read more »

Cover Image 1998

Mr. E.K. Nayanar, Chief Minister of Kerala releases 'Kerala: The Green Symphony', the first cross platform CD-ROM (Win & Mac) developed in India with macromedia Director, Apple Quick Time etc.

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June 1998

Mr. E.K. Nayanar, Chief Minister of Kerala, releasing the interactive CD-ROM: 'Kerala, The Green Symphony'

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The New Indian Express, 19 June 1998

Kerala: India's Future California

Article mentions about the CD-ROM 'Kerala - The Green Symphony' developed by Invis Multimedia   Read more »

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14 December 1998

Kerala's Riches Captured on Compact Disc

Article on 'Kerala: The Green Symphony', a CD-ROM developed by Invis Multimedia which contains comprehensive information on Kerala   Read more »

The New Indian Express, 17 December 1998

Kerala Tourism E- Newsletter

Invis Multimedia develops the first e-newsletter for Kerala Tourism   Read more »

Jan 1999

Kerala Tourism E- Newsletter

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1999

Going beyond God's Own Country

The article mentions about the CD 'Kerala - The Green Symphony' being accepted as one of the best traveller CDs in the world and raves about the Tourism department’s website, both of which were developed by Invis.   Read more »

The Hindu Business Line, 13 July 2000

E-Map of Kochi Soon

Invis to develop an e-map of Kochi   Read more »

Oneindia.com, 24 October 2000

CSU team visits Invis Multimedia

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17 July 2000

Mr. A. B. Vajpai, Prime Minister of India will launch the CD-ROM, 'Ayurveda, The Manthra of Niramaya' developed by Invis Multimedia

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Oneindia.com, 8 August 2001

Mr. A. B. Vajpai, Prime Minister of India launching the CD-ROM, 'Ayurveda, The Manthra of Niramaya' developed by Invis Multimedia

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2001

Cover image of the CD-ROM 'Ayurveda, The Manthra of Niramaya'

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2001

Music CDs

Cover of the various music CDs released by Invis  Read more »

2001

Invis Multimedia made UNESCO alliance partner

Invis Multimedia has been recognised as partner for UNESCO's Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity Programme.  Read more »

The Hindu Business Line, 04 June 2002

Interactive CD-ROM on Ayurveda, the traditional alternative medicine from India

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1 January 2003

Cover of the Panchakarma VCD released by Invis Multimedia

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2003

Focus on a five-fold health package

Article on the 'Panchakarma: Ayurveda's Mantra of Rejuvenation', a VCD developed by Invis Multimedia  Read more »

The Hindu, 5 February 2003

Know Your Heritage

Review of 'Know Your Heritage', a five-VCD package of Kerala's performing art forms: kathakali, kutiyattam, mohini attam, nangiar kuttu, and ottan thullal, produced by Invis Multimedia  Read more »

Asian Theatre Journal, Fall, 2004 5 February 2003

For the Love of Kuchupudi

Dancer Ms. Manju Bhargavi, in the city to perform Kuchupudi for a CD on classical dances being brought out by Invis Multimedia  Read more »

The Hindu, 4 June 2003

Invis to Launch Symphony Celestial in September Invis Multimedia to launch a DVD collection on the dances of India titled 'Symphony Celestial'

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The Hindu Business Line, 16 August 2003

Invis to Launch Symphony Celestial

Invis Multimedia to launch a DVD collection on the dances of India titled 'Symphony Celestial'  Read more »

www.sify.com 16 August 2003

Cover image of 'Symphony Celestial'

Cover image of the DVD collection on the dances of India titled 'Symphony Celestial' brought out by Invis Multimedia  Read more »

2003

'Rhythms of culture'

A newspaper article detailing the journey of Invis   Read more »

The Hindu Business Line, 22 March 2004

Visual Delight

Review of the DVD collection of the Indian classical dance forms titled 'Symphony Celestial' brought out by Invis  Read more »

The Hindu, 30 July 2004

Ms. Renuka Chowdhury, Minister of State of Tourism, releasing Symphony Celestial, a DVD collection of Indian classical dance forms produced by Invis

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The Hindu, 16 August 2004

Ms. Renuka Chowdhury, Minister of State of Tourism, releasing Symphony Celestial, a DVD collection of Indian classical dance forms, by giving the first copy to the Tourism Minister, P. Sankaran

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September 2004

Kerala Tourism's efforts lauded in the report documenting the Best Practices adopted by the State Government for the development of tourism.

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November 2005

Zooming in on Ayurveda and Panchakarma

'Ayurveda: The Mantra of Niramaya,' a coffee-table book conceptualised and produced by Invis Multimedia and brought out in association with Kerala Tourism, has bagged the National Tourism Special Award for Excellence in Publication  Read more »

The Hindu, 4 May 2006

Wooing Tourists through Mobile Phones

Invis develops web content compatible with mobile phones for Kerala Tourism to promote tourist destinations using Information Technology  Read more »

The Hindu, 14 August 2006

Rhapsodies from God’s Own Country

Rhapsodies from God's Own Country, a pack of eight DVDs on Kerala which was brought out by Invis Multimedia for Kerala Tourism  Read more »

2007

Onam Video Greetings on Keralavideos.com

Invis develops Onam video greetings for the website Keralavideos.com  Read more »

www.oneindia.com, 23 August 2007

Cyber Routes to a Happy Onam

Invis develops Onam video greetings for the website Keralavideos.com  Read more »

The Hindu, 26 August 2007

Exclusive Eid-ul Fitr Video Greetings

Invis develops Eid-ul-Fitr Video Greetings for kerala.indiavideo.org  Read more »

www.oneindia.com, 8 October 2007

Diwali Video Greetings 2007

Invis develops Diwali Video Greetings for www.indiavideo.org   Read more »

www.oneindia.com, 3 November 2007

Invis develops web-based video encyclopedia of India

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www.andhranews.net , 26 November 2007

UNESCO to Offer Video Encyclopedia on India

Invis to develop a web-based video encyclopedia of India for UNESCO  Read more »

unescoeducation.blogspot.in, 25 November 2007

UNESCO to Launch Video Encyclopedia of India Invis to develop a web-based video encyclopedia of India for UNESCO

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unescoeducation.blogspot.in, 25 November 2007

New book on Kerala from Invis Group with online pre-publication offer

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www.oneindia.com, 26 June 2008

Enchanting illusions

Enchanting Illusions is a pack of two DVDs on the traditional magic of Kerala which was brought out by Invis Multimedia for Kerala Tourism  Read more »

2008

Power of creativity for sustainable development, vol. 2

James Bear mentions about the DVD 'Enchanting Illusions', produced by Invis Multimedia on the traditional magic of Kerala for Kerala Tourism, in the article 'Indian Traditional Magic' in the Power of Creativity Magazine.File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat For more information on the DVD on traditional magic  Read more »

2 August 2008

Moods of Nature in Music

Invis to bring out the work of flautist P. Padmesh-a trilogy Yamini, Nattinpuram and Sagaram, which captures the beauty of nature in different forms  Read more »

The Hindu, 3 September 2008

Exploring Subtleties of Bharatanatyam

Invis brings out 'Neelavarnam' a video album composed by noted danseuse Rajashree Warrier to popularise classical art forms  Read more »

The Hindu, 15 August 2009

Now Diwali Greetings through Video

Invis develops video greetings for Diwali, featuring the Indian classical art forms for indiavideo.org  Read more »

www.dnaindia.com, 10 October 2009

Kerala Tourism to Webcast Ancient Temple Fest

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The Hindu, 17 March 2011

I-Day Special: 3000 Videos Forming Tricolour Showcase India's Diversity

On Independence Day, Invis Multimedia creates the Tricolour out of 3,000 video clippings to showcase the India that exists in different parts of the country  Read more »

www.dnaindia.com, 15 August 2011

A Tapasya Called Art

Invis brings out CD 'Neelavarnam', a dance piece by noted danseuse Rajasree Warrier  Read more »

The New Indian Express, 16 May 2012

A Flashback to Indian Cinema

An online initiative to showcase the evolution of Hindi cinema  Read more »

The Hindu, 17 May, 2012

Indiavideo celebrates Bollywood's 100 years in unique style

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www.filmibeat.com, 20 June 2012

GKSF Season 6 Delivers

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www.yentha.com, 9 January 2013

Theyyam goes global with live webcast

Invis Multimedia executes live webcast of Theyyam for Kerala Tourism  Read more »

The Hindu, 4 March 2013

Kerala Launches e-Book on Ayurveda

Tourism Minister A P Anil Kumar releases e-books on Ayurveda published by Invis Multimedia for Kerala Tourism  Read more »

www.indianfrontliners.com, 11 April 2013

Shashi Tharoor to host Kerala tourism quiz show from May 10

Invis Multimedia conducts an online video quiz for Kerala Tourism  Read more »

www.oneindia.com, 4 May 2013

Kerala Tourism Launches Global Art Contest

An international online painting competition for children in memory of late child prodigy Edmund Thomas Clint to be structured and implemented by Invis Multimedia for Kerala Tourism  Read more »

The Times Of India, 8 January 2014

An international online painting competition for children in memory of late child prodigy Edmund Thomas Clint to be structured and implemented by Invis Multimedia for Kerala Tourism

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The Hindu, 12 January 2014

'Nishagandhi Fest' on the Web

Invis Multimedia, executes live webcast of 'Nishagandhi' festival for Kerala Tourism  Read more »

The Hindu Business Line, 19 January 2014

Kerala Tourism to Organise an Online Video Quiz on Ayurveda

Invis Multimedia, the consultant IT solution provider of Kerala Tourism conducts an online video quiz on Ayurveda.  Read more »

www.oneindia.com, 11 February 2014

Eye Matters: Facebook Page Rolls Out as a Book

Invis Multimedia publishes 'Eye Matters', a book entirely from FB posts that compiles selected Facebook posts from Dr. Ashley Mulamoottil's Facebook page on health matters.  Read more »

www.telegraphindia.com, 25 March 2014

Cover image of 'The Veda of Health, Ayurveda and Yoga', a Blu ray disc, produced by Invis

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Clint’s Legacy for Kerala

Clint Memorial International Children's Painting Competition, an innovative campaign of Kerala Tourism, in memory of late child prodigy Edmund Thomas Clint is structured and implemented by Invis Multimedia   Read more »

The Hindu, 27 August 2014

Invis creates Onam video greetings for Kerala Tourism which can be customised and sent from its website

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manoramaonline.com, 22 January 2015

Preserving the Colourful Memory that is Clint

Invis Multimedia takes up the work of digital archiving the paintings of late child prodigy Edmund Thomas Clint  Read more »

manoramaonline.com, 25 March 2015

Renowned Kathak dancer Pali Chandra’s online classes get conceptualised and executed by Invis Multimedia

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The Hindu, 23 July 2015

Invis Multimedia develops app for enforcing food safety law

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The Hindu, 2 September 2015

Invis Multimedia creates, 'India, Our Heritage, Our Pride,' a 90 minute video documenting the World Heritage sites in the 17 states in India.

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The Hindu, 5 November 2015

Kerala Tourism Video Goes Viral

The musical video conceptualised and filmed by Invis multimedia for Kerala Tourism showcasing the picturesque locations in the State has gone viral on social media platforms, with 11,65,683 Facebook views in a month and being shared by over 37,000 people.   Read more »

manoramaonline.com, 4 January 2016


Awards and Recognitions

State Bags Five National Tourism Awards

The web site developed by Invis Multimedia along with the CD-ROMs on 'Ayurveda - The Mantra of Niramaya', 'Kerala - the Green Symphony' and Picture Book-Kerala for Kerala Tourism bags the national tourism awards instituted by the Union Ministry of Tourism.   Read more »

The Hindu, 26 January 2002

Kerala Wins PATA Award

The interactive CD-ROM on Kerala, 'Green Symphony', developed by Invis Multimedia for Kerala Tourism bags PATA Gold Award Read more »

The Hindu, 22 February 2003

PATA Awards for Kerala Tourism

The CD conceptualised and produced by Invis Multimedia, 'Ayurveda: The Mantra of Niramaya', for Kerala Tourism has won a Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Award in the CD-ROM category.   Read more »

The Hindu Business Line, 24 February 2004

Kerala Tourism Bags Awards

The CDs conceived and produced by Invis multimedia- ‘Where the Season Never Ends - Malabar Mystique’ and ‘A Day with the Masters’- for Kerala Tourism wins the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) awards for the best CD.   Read more »

The Hindu Business Line, 23 Aug 2004

Kerala Tourism Bags Awards

The CDs conceived and produced by Invis multimedia- ‘Where the Season Never Ends - Malabar Mystique’ and ‘A Day with the Masters’- for Kerala Tourism wins the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) awards for the best CD.   Read more »

The Hindu Business Line, 23 Aug 2004

The website designed and maintained by Invis Multimedia for Kerala Tourism – www.keralatourism.org – wins the Net4 PC World Web Award, 2008, instituted by PC World Magazine, in the tourism category.

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www.groundreport.com, 25 June 2008

Kerala Bags 11 National Tourism Awards

The state bags the award instituted by the Union Government for the best film on tourism for ‘Rhapsodies from God’s Own Country’, brought out by Invis Multimedia.  Read more »

The New Indian Express, 25 February 2009

Kerala Tourism's official website (www.keralatourism.org ), designed and maintained by Invis Multimedia, has been awarded the prestigious PATA Gold Award 2010 for the best website.

The state bags the award instituted by the Union Government for the best film on tourism for 'Rhapsodies from God's Own Country', brought out by Invis Multimedia.  Read more »

netindian.in, 29 July 2010

Kerala Tourism bags most innovative use of IT 2008-2009.

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2010

Kerala honours her e-gov heroes (and heroines)

Kerala Tourism Development Corporation's (www.ktdc.com) website designed and maintained by Invis Multimedia gets first prize for website in the e Governance Award   Read more »

4 November 2010

The website of Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (www.ktdc.com), designed and maintained by Invis Multimedia, wins the first prize in the website category in the awards instituted by the Information Technology Mission for excellence in e-governance 

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The Hindu, 4 November 2010

Kerala Tourism's website, designed and developed by Invis Multimedia, wins the National Tourism Award for the fifth time in last ten years.

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www.news18.com, 1 March 2012

Kerala Tourism's E-Newsletter designed and developed by Invis Multimedia wins the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Award.

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travelandtourworld.com, 1 August 2013

Kerala Tourism's E-Newsletter, designed and developed by Invis Multimedia, wins PATA Gold Award, the second consecutive PATA Gold award for the e-Newsletter.

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The New Indian Express, 21 July 2014

Web Ratna Award for Kerala Tourism

Official website of Kerala Tourism (www.keralatourism.org ) developed by Invis bags the Golden Icon award in the 'outstanding content' category of the Web Ratna Awards for 2014 for 'exemplary e-governance initiative through the Internet.'   Read more »

The Hindu Business Line, 26 March 2015

Web Ratna Award for Kerala Tourism

The official website of Kerala Tourism (www.keralatourism.org ) developed by Invis bags Web Ratna Award for 2014. The website won the Golden Icon award in the 'Outstanding Content' category of Web Ratna Awards which is instituted by the Union government.   Read more »

The Times of India, 26 March 2015

Entry in International Database

Enchanting Illusions: Traditional Magic of India

Catalogue of ‘Enchanting illusions: Traditional Magic of India’, a DVD brought out by Invis in association with UNESCO, listed in University Library, Illinois, USA  Read more »

Catalogue of 'Enchanting Illusions: Traditional Magic of India', a DVD brought out by Invis in association with UNESCO, listed in Columbia University Library USA

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Panchakarma: Ayurveda's Mantra of Rejuvenation

Catalogue of 'Panchakarma: Ayurveda's Mantra of Rejuvenation', a publication of Invis group, listed in University of Toronto Libraries  Read more »

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Ayurveda: The Mantra of Niramaya

University of Pennsylvannia

Catalogue of ‘Ayurveda: The Mantra of Niramaya’, a CD developed by Invis on Ayurveda, listed in University of Pennsylvannia  Read more »

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Symphony Celestial

Catalogue of ‘Symphony Celestial’, a unique collection featuring ten of India's fascinating dance forms, developed by Invis listed in University of Wisconsin Madison  Read more »

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Kerala: A Poem in Green and Gold

Snippets from the book 'Kerala: A Poem in Green and Gold', the fifth publication from Invis group, which captures the beauty of the state and offers deep insight into the people and culture of Kerala  Read more »

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