Monday, June 12, 2017

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXXVI

ART AND THE PRINCESS

'Art and the princess', write-up on Mangala Bayi Thampuratti of Kilimanoor Palace- the true matriarch artist of Travancore, The Hindu 10-06-2017.


Friday, June 9, 2017

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXXV

STORIES THESE FORTS NARRATE

'Stories these forts narrate', write-up on the famed Udayagiri fort and its association with De Lannoy, Friday Review, The Hindu 02-06-2017.


TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXXIIV

A ROYAL PROCESSION TO SASTHAMANGALAM

                'A royal procession to Sasthamangalam', write-up on the now forgotten royal procession to Sasthamangalam, The Hindu 06-05-2017.



Sunday, April 23, 2017

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXXIII

BUNGALOWS ON THE BEACH

                 'Bungalows on the beach', write-up on V. Krishnan Thampi's Beach Bungalow and other famous residences on the coastal stretch of Shangumugam, The Hindu 23-04-2017.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXXII

STRADDLING TWO WORLDS

                 'Straddling two worlds', write-up on V. Krishnan Thampi, a Sanskrit scholar and founder of Kathakali Club, The Hindu 25-03-2017.


Sunday, March 12, 2017

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXXI

A TEMPLE WITH A HOARY PAST

                  'A temple with a hoary past', write-up on Neelakanta Swamy temple, Padmanabhapuram, and its place in Travancore history, The Hindu 11-03-2017.



Sunday, February 5, 2017

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXCIIV

A PALACE FOR A SCHOLAR AND PRINCE

'A palace for a scholar and prince', write-up on Saraswathy Vilasam palace, West Fort, Thiruvananthapuram, the abode of Kerala Varma Valiya Koil Thampuran, a.k.a., Kerala Kalidasan, The Hindu 04-02-2017.


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXCIII

                                                  CHALA, A MARKET OF ANTIQUITY

'Chala, a market of antiquity', a search for the origin of Chala market, Thiruvananthapuram,                         The Hindu 21-01-2017.