Saturday, November 25, 2017

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXXXVIII

CRAFTING A LEGACY

'Crafting a legacy', a write-up on the famed craftsman Kalaratnam O. Velayudhan Achari who designed the idol of Sree Sastha for Sabarimala temple, The Hindu, 25-11-2017.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXXXVII

A NEW CHAPTER

'A new chapter', a write-up on the famed Konnakode family, Colachal, who were the original custodians of Mandaikadu Devi temple, Tamilnadu, The Hindu, 11-11-2017.
http://www.thehindu.com/society/history-and-culture/a-new-chapter/article20103678.ece


Saturday, October 28, 2017

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXXXVI

CARVING A NICHE FOR ARTS

'Carving a niche for arts', a write-up on master ivory carver Neelakantan Achari and his association with Dewan Sir T. Madhava Rao, The Hindu, 28-10-2017.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXXXV

THE LIGHT SHINES ON

'The light shines on', a write-up on Hill View, the private residence of Dewan T. Rama Rao, 
The Hindu, 14-10-2017.


Thursday, September 28, 2017

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXXXIV

A DIAMOND IN VELLAYAMBALAM

'A diamond in Vellayambalam', a write-up on Diamond Hill, the private residence of Sri. Nanoo Pillai, Dewan of Travancore, The Hindu 23-09-2017.


Sunday, September 10, 2017

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXXXIII

REVIVING TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE

'Reviving traditional architecture', a write-up on architect Robert F. Chisholm and Travancore's brush with Indo-Saracenic architecture, The Hindu 11-09-2017.


Monday, August 28, 2017

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXXXII

CRAFTING AN ONAM TRADITION

'Crafting an Onam tradition', The Pallivillu, a.k.a., Onavillu, the ceremonial bow presented to Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple, The Hindu 25-08-2017.


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXXXI

SHEAVES OF NOSTALGIA

'Sheaves of nostalgia', Jagadamma (93 years), Retd. Deputy Thahasildar at Melkangakam Department recalls her memories of the city's agrarian past, The Hindu 19-08-2017.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXXX

HOUSE WITH A REGAL PAST

'House with a regal past', a write-up on the ancient Thiruvattar Ammaveedu in Thiruvattar, Kanyakumari District, Tamilnadu, The Hindu 05-08-2017.


Sunday, July 30, 2017

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXXIX

ABODE OF A WARRIOR GOD

'Abode of a warrior god', a write-up on the ancient Kumaracoil in Kanyakumari District and its association with the Navaratri festival in Thiruvananthapuram, The Hindu 22-07-2017.