Sunday, March 12, 2017

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXXI

A TEMPLE WITH A HOARY PAST

                  'A temple with a hoary past', write-up on Neelakanta Swamy temple, Padmanabhapuram, and its place in Travancore history, The Hindu 11-03-2017.



Sunday, February 5, 2017

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXCIIV

A PALACE FOR A SCHOLAR AND PRINCE

'A palace for a scholar and prince', write-up on Saraswathy Vilasam palace, West Fort, Thiruvananthapuram, the abode of Kerala Varma Valiya Koil Thampuran, a.k.a., Kerala Kalidasan, The Hindu 04-02-2017.


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXCIII

                                                  CHALA, A MARKET OF ANTIQUITY

'Chala, a market of antiquity', a search for the origin of Chala market, Thiruvananthapuram,                         The Hindu 21-01-2017.


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.