Sunday, January 8, 2017

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXCII

                                  THE TRAVANCORE-TANJAVUR CONNECTION


'The Travancore-Tanjavur connection', write-up on Vadasherri Padinjarae Ammaveedu, a.k.a., Tanjavur Ammaveedu in Perumthanni, constructed by Swathi Tirunal Rama Varma for his consort Sundara Lakshmi.


Saturday, December 24, 2016

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXCI

                                                      HARMONIOUS BLEND OF STYLES

'Harmonious blend of styles' write-up on Anantha Vilasam Palace. constructed by Visakam Thirunal Rama Varma in 1882, The Hindu, 24-12-2016.


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXXXX

                                                        A MUSEUM OF THE ROYALS

'A museum of the royals' write-up on the historic Ranga Vilas Art Gallery located inside fort area, Thiruvananthapuram, The Hindu, 10-12-2016.


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