Friday, December 19, 2014

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – XLII

                            THE STONE MASONS OF THIRUMALA

Write-up on the Tamil stone mason guild of Thirumala, The Hindu, 20-12-2014.

Friday, December 5, 2014

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – XLI

THE TALE OF AN UNSUNG ARTIST

 Write-up on V. Madhavan Pillai, a reputed artist, used to paint the backdrop for Kalanilayam's famous plays, The Hindu, 06-12-2014.

Friday, November 21, 2014

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – XL

THE GLITTER OF A LEGACY OF CRAFT AND SKILL

Write-up on Nilaverum Perumal Achari and the craft guilds of Pazhaya Chalai and Kaithamukku, The Hindu, 22-11-2014.

Friday, November 7, 2014

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – XXXIX

BRIDGING YESTERDAY AND TODAY

Write-up on the famed Narakathara family at Edayar Island, near Thiruvallam, The Hindu, 08-11-2014.


Friday, October 24, 2014

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – XXXVIII

A ROYAL PRESENT

Write-up on the famed Ghanapadi family of Vedic scholars and their association with the Travancore royal family, The Hindu, 25-10-2014.


Friday, October 10, 2014

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – XXXVII

LIVING SPACES OF AN AUTHOR AND POET

'Living spaces of an author and poet', write-up on Sri C.P. Parameswara Pillai and Cheemara Veedu, The Hindu, 11-10-2014.


Friday, September 26, 2014

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – XXXVI

WHEELS OF CHANGE

'Wheels of Change', write-up on Sri A. Narayanan Thampi and the first motor service in Travancore, The Hindu, 27-09-2014.


Friday, September 12, 2014

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – XXXV

REFLECTIONS OF AN UNKNOWN ARTIST

 'Reflections of an unknown artist', write-up on G. Hariram, an artist and photographer of erstwhile Travancore State, The Hindu, 13-09-2014.

Friday, August 29, 2014

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – XXXIV

                                        MEMORIES OF A PRINCE AND A GENTLEMAN

'Memories of a Prince and a Gentleman', write-up on Prof. K. Sankaran Nair's memorable meeting with Sree Chithira Thirunal Bala Rama Varma, The Hindu, 30-08-2014.



Friday, August 1, 2014

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – XXXIII

THE ‘OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER’ OF THE TRAVANCORE ROYALS

'The ‘official photographer’ of the Travancore royals', write-up on Valerian J. Fernandez, artist, photographer, and interior decorator, The Hindu, 02-08-2014.


Friday, July 18, 2014

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – XXXII

THE MASTER CRAFTSMAN'S TRYST WITH GANDHIJI

'The master craftsman's tryst with Gandhiji', write-up on Silparatnakara N. Veloo Achary's meeting with Gandhiji, The Hindu, 19-07-2014.


Friday, July 4, 2014

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – XXXI

HOME THEY BROUGHT THE WARRIOR DEAD

'Home they brought the warrior dead', write-up on Kurup Kunchupiratti's sacrifice, The Hindu, 05-07-2014.


Friday, June 20, 2014

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – XXX

GOING DOWN MEMORY LANE

'Going Down Memory Lane', write-up on yesteryear theater artist and singer Sharada Ammal, The Hindu, 21-06-2014.


Saturday, May 31, 2014

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY - XXIX

                                                            THE HEALING TOUCH

Write-up on the famed Visha Vaidyan's of Kaluparambil Veedu (Kaimal's Visha Vaidyasala),The Hindu, (31-05-2014), Thiruvananthapuram edition.


Friday, May 16, 2014

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY - XXVIII

TRACING THE LIFE OF AN ARTIST OF YORE

Write-up on the famed Durbar Artist Kizhakkaemadhom Padmanabhan Thampi,The Hindu, (17-05-2014), Thiruvananthapuram edition.



Saturday, May 3, 2014

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY - XXVII

CRAFTING A NEW LEGACY

Write-up on the famed Edavancaud craftsmen,The Hindu, (03-05-2014), Thiruvananthapuram edition.


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY - XXVI

                                                        THE ROYAL OCULIST

My write-up on C. Luke, the 'Royal Oculist' got published in The Hindu, (19-04-2014), Thiruvananthapuram edition.