Friday, August 19, 2016

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXXXII

                                                                   STANDING TALL

'Standing tall' write-up on Pulluvilakathu Mele Veedu, a.k.a., Muttalakurichi Sarvadhikaryakkar Veedu, near Thucalay - the house of the trusted officials to the erstwhile rulers of Travancore, The Hindu, 20-08-2016. 
Link: http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/society/historical-signifance-of-pulluvilakathu-mele-veedu-in-muttalakurichi/article9007948.ece


Sunday, August 7, 2016

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXXXI

                                                              DEPTHS OF MYSTERY

'Depths of mystery' write-up on the old Charode palace and the secret tunnel connecting it with Padmanabhapuram, The Hindu, 06-08-2016.
Link: http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/society/interesting-facets-about-charode-palace/article8948389.ece

Friday, July 15, 2016

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXXX

                                                   THOSE EMERALD FIELDS OF YORE...

'Those emerald fields of yore...,' write-up on Panniyarathala Veedu, Jagathy, one of the few homesteads in Thiruvananthapuram to preserve traces of an agrarian past, The Hindu, 16-07-2016.
http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/panniyarathala-veedu-and-its-agrarian-connect/article8855225.ece


Friday, July 1, 2016

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXXIX

                                             HOW GREEN WAS THIRUVANANTHAPURAM!

'How green was Thiruvananthapuram!,' write-up on the various varieties of vegetation that once dotted the landscape, Thiruvananthapuram, The Hindu, 02-07-2016.
Link: http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/literary-pieces-have-painted-vivid-descriptions-of-the-flora-of-thiruvananthapuram-of-yore/article8797178.ece

Friday, June 17, 2016

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXXVIII

                                           THE RISE AND FALL OF ERANIEL PALACE

'The rise and fall of Eraniel palace,' write-up on the ancient Eraniel palace and the cultural heritage of the region, Thiruvananthapuram, The Hindu, 18-06-2016.
http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/society/eraniel-palace-then-and-now/article8741457.ece

Monday, June 6, 2016

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXXVII

                                                            PORTRAIT OF A TEACHER


'Portrait of a teacher,' write-up on K. Janardhanan Pillai BA LT, the former Head Master at Govt. Model School, Thiruvananthapuram, The Hindu, 04-06-2016.

http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/society/k-janardhanan-pillai-who-was-an-esteemed-teacher/article8686720.ece


Sunday, May 22, 2016

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXXVI

                                                           STORE OF REMINISCENCES

'Store of reminiscences', write-up on erstwhile Travancore's association with Nanjinadu and the tangible remains of that past, The Hindu, 21-05-2016.


Thursday, May 12, 2016

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXXV

HOME OF THE BRAVE

   'Home of the brave', write-up on Thalakulathu Valiya Veedu, the ancestral home of Velu Thampi Dalawa, The Hindu, 07-04-2016.


Friday, April 22, 2016

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXXIV

  THE ROYAL CONNECTION
                         'The royal connection', write-up on the ancient Kaipally Veedu, Palkulangara,                    The Hindu, 23-04-2016.