Wednesday, November 30, 2016

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXXXIX

GRANDEUR OF A BYGONE ERA

'Grandeur of a bygone era' write-up on Iron Villa Park, aka, Thekkae Theruvu Maidanam, an urban open space in the historic fort area of Thiruvananthapuram, The Hindu, 26-11-2016.


Friday, November 11, 2016

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXXXVIII

MAGNIFICENT WINDOW TO REGAL TIMES

'Magnificent window to regal times' write-up on the Thekkae Theruvu Malika, the two hundred year old durbar hall of the Travancore royals, The Hindu, 12-11-2016.


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXXXVII

MEMORIES OF ANOTHER DAY

' Memories of another day' write-up on the ancient Kallampalli Ammaveedu and Eraniel Ammaveedu, The Hindu, 29-10-2016.



Friday, October 14, 2016

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXXXVI

BASKING IN THE GLORY OF YESTERDAY

'Basking in the glory of yesterday' write-up on Thalakulathu Mele Veedu, Kanyakumari District, Tamilnadu, The Hindu, 15-10-2016.


Friday, October 7, 2016

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXXXV

CARVING A NICHE FOR ARTISTS

'Carving a niche for artists' write-up on the history of College of Fine Arts, Thiruvananthapuram,  The Hindu, 01-10-2016.



TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXXXIV

ONAVILLU: BOWS AS PRAYERS

'Onavillu: bows as prayers' write-up on the craftsmen associated with the longstanding tradition of consecrating Onavillu at Padmanabha Swamy temple, The Hindu, 17-09-2016.


Saturday, September 3, 2016

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXXXIII

                                                     DESIGNING CITIES FOR TOMORROW

'Designing cities for tomorrow' write-up on Dr. G.H. Krumbiegel, horticulturist and architect behind the design of Kowdiar-Vellayambalam Avenue and several other important roads in Thiruvananthapuram, The Hindu, 03-09-2016.
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-metroplus/designing-cities-for-tomorrow/article9067422.ece

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