Friday, December 18, 2015

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXVII

POSTER BOY FOR COMMERCIAL ART

'Poster boy for commercial art', write-up on K. Madhavan, the pioneer commercial artist, who set patterns for film posters and 'cut-outs' in South Indian filmdom,The Hindu, 19-12-2015.


Friday, December 4, 2015

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXVI

                                          AN IVORY SKELETON FOR THE PRINCE

'An Ivory Skeleton for the Prince', write-up on Uthram Thirunal Marthanda Varma's penchant for science,The Hindu, 05-12-2015.

Friday, November 20, 2015

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXV

                                                     ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE


'Architectural Heritage', write-up on Swaroopathu Veedu, the 200 year old ancestral house of Mathilakam Pillais associated with the Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple,The Hindu, 21-11-2015.


Friday, November 6, 2015

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXIV


                                                    PORTRAIT OF A HUNGARIAN ARTIST
'Portrait of a Hungarian Artist ', write-up on August Theodor Schoefft, a talented artist whose works adorned the court of Swathi Tirunal Rama Varma,The Hindu, 07-11-2015.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXIII

                                                             THE UNSUNG ARTIST

  'The unsung artist ', write-up on Artist R. Haridas, a forgotten artist and his works,The Hindu,              17-10-2015.

Friday, October 2, 2015

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LXII

THE BLACKSMITHS OF VANCHIYOOR

'The blacksmiths of Vanchiyoor', write-up on the craftsmen who made the clock installed in the Mani Meda, Karuvelappura Malika,The Hindu, 03-10-2015.


Friday, September 18, 2015

Friday, September 4, 2015

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LX

                                              COMMANDING PRESENCE OF THE PAST


'Commanding presence of the past', write-up on 'Fouzdar House', the residence of Fouzdari Commissioner S. Anantharama Iyer,The Hindu, 05-09-2015.


Friday, August 14, 2015

Saturday, August 1, 2015

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LVIII

                                                                MEMORIAL MARKERS


'Memorial Markers', write-up on Palliadakku mukku, the ancient cremation ground of Travancore royals,The Hindu, 01-08-2015.

Friday, July 17, 2015

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LVII

                                                                THE VISIONARY ARTIST

'The Visionary Artist', write-up on Artist K.R. Ravi Varma, the nephew of Raja Ravi Varma,The Hindu, 18-07-2015.

Friday, July 3, 2015

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LVI

                                                                 HOUSE OF MEMORIES

'House of Memories', write-up on Valiya Kallaraikkal Veedu, Poovar and Pokku Moosa Maraykkar,   The Hindu, 04-07-2015.

Friday, June 19, 2015

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LV

                                                 STANDING GUARD OVER A REGAL LEGACY

'Standing guard over a regal legacy', write-up on Kaithavilakam Bungalow, a.k.a. Bungalow Ammaveedu and its famous occupants,The Hindu, 20-06-2015.


Friday, June 5, 2015

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LIV

PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST

'Portrait of an Artist', write-up on the famed portrait artist Manacaud K. Ramakrishnan Achari,                      The Hindu, 06-06-2015.

Friday, May 22, 2015

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LIII

                                                                      CURSE OF A RANI

'Curse of a Rani', write-up on the popular myth associated with Puttencotta burial ground,The Hindu, 23-05-2015.


Friday, May 8, 2015

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LII

VANISHING LINKS TO THE PAST

'Vanishing links to the past', write-up on the recently demolished 'C.P. Satrom' and the C.P. bust,The Hindu, 09-05-2015.

Friday, April 24, 2015

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – LI

PORTRAIT OF A FORGOTTEN ARTIST

'Portrait of a forgotten artist', write-up on the the Durbar Artist of Travancore, Thavottu N. Sivarama Pillai,The Hindu, 25-04-2015.


Friday, April 10, 2015

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – L

THE ROYAL CRAFTSMEN FROM ATTINGAL

'The royal craftsmen from Attingal', write-up on the craft guilds associated with the Travancore royal family,The Hindu, 11-04-2015.


Friday, March 27, 2015

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – XLIX

HARD TIMES FOR VINTAGE LIBRARY

'Hard times for vintage library', write-up on the seventy-year old V. Madhavan Thampi Memorial Library, Palkulangara,The Hindu, 28-03-2015.


Friday, March 13, 2015

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – XLVIII

                                                   CARVING A NICHE IN THEIR FIELD

'Carving a niche in their field', write-up on 'Ananthapadmanabhan Achari' Kochu Kunju Achari, the master craftsman associated with the royal Durbar of Travancore, Thiruvananthapuram, The Hindu, 14-03-2015.

Friday, February 27, 2015

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – XLVII

KEEPER OF CROWN JEWELS

'Keeper of the crown jewels', write-up on the 'Chellam Vaka Karyakkars' of the Kallampally Ammaveedu, Thiruvananthapuram, The Hindu, 28-02-2015. The printed article was cropped due to space restriction, plz check the link to the online edition to read the full article and for more pictures.


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Saturday, January 31, 2015

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – XLV

ENGINEERING CHANGE THROUGH EDUCATION

'Engineering change through education', write-up on P. Vasudevan Achari, from the first batch Certificate Course at Trivandrum Engineering College, The Hindu, 31-01-2015.


Friday, January 16, 2015

TALES FROM THE CAPITAL CITY – XLIV

HAUNTED BY THE PAST

Write-up on Kumaramangalas Mana and its association with the Ettuvettil Pillamar, and the Travancore Royal family, The Hindu, 17-01-2015.