Sunday, January 14, 2018

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXXXXII

                                          FROM THE PAGES OF PRESS HISTORY

'From the pages of press history', a write-up on Subodhini Press owned by the famed family of royal oculists, Thiruvananthapuram, The Hindu, 13-01-2018.


Saturday, December 30, 2017

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXXXXI

                                                   RESTORING LOST GLORY

'Restoring lost glory', a write-up on the ancient Padmatheertham pond, its twin tank Patrakulam, and the Cochar, Thiruvananthapuram, The Hindu, 30-12-2017.


Friday, December 22, 2017

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXXXX

                                                           VINTAGE CHARM

'Vintage charm', a write-up on the C.S.I. Christ Church in the Old Cantonment area, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram, The Hindu, Friday Review, 22-12-2017.


Sunday, December 17, 2017

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXXXIX

                                                   WHERE THE PAST IS PRESENT
'Where the past is present', a write-up on the ancient Mitranadapuram Trimurti temple in the heart of Thiruvananthapuram, The Hindu, 16-12-2017.


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.