'Restoring lost glory', a write-up on the ancient Padmatheertham pond, its twin tank Patrakulam, and the Cochar, Thiruvananthapuram, The Hindu, 30-12-2017.
Saturday, 30 December 2017
Friday, 22 December 2017
'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, 17 December 2017
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, 25 November 2017
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, 12 November 2017
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.
Saturday, 28 October 2017
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, 17 October 2017
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, 28 September 2017
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, 10 September 2017
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.
Monday, 28 August 2017
CRAFTING AN ONAM TRADITION
'Crafting an Onam tradition', The Pallivillu, a.k.a., Onavillu, the ceremonial bow presented to Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple, The Hindu 25-08-2017.
Wednesday, 23 August 2017
SHEAVES OF NOSTALGIA
'Sheaves of nostalgia', Jagadamma (93 years), Retd. Deputy Thahasildar at Melkangakam Department recalls her memories of the city's agrarian past, The Hindu 19-08-2017.
Tuesday, 15 August 2017
HOUSE WITH A REGAL PAST
'House with a regal past', a write-up on the ancient Thiruvattar Ammaveedu in Thiruvattar, Kanyakumari District, Tamilnadu, The Hindu 05-08-2017.
Sunday, 30 July 2017
ABODE OF A WARRIOR GOD
'Abode of a warrior god', a write-up on the ancient Kumaracoil in Kanyakumari District and its association with the Navaratri festival in Thiruvananthapuram, The Hindu 22-07-2017.
Monday, 10 July 2017
RISE OF THE WARRIORS
'Rise of the warriors', a write-up on the ancient clan of kalari asans of Kadakampally who assisted Marthanda Varma in his war against the Ettuveettil Pillamar, The Hindu 08-07-2017.
PALACE ON THE HILL
'Palace on the hill', a write-up on the enchanting Kanakakunnu Palace and its history, Friday Review, The Hindu 07-07-2017.
Monday, 12 June 2017
ART AND THE PRINCESS
'Art and the princess', write-up on Mangala Bayi Thampuratti of Kilimanoor Palace- the true matriarch artist of Travancore, The Hindu 10-06-2017.
Friday, 9 June 2017
STORIES THESE FORTS NARRATE
'Stories these forts narrate', write-up on the famed Udayagiri fort and its association with De Lannoy, Friday Review, The Hindu 02-06-2017.
A ROYAL PROCESSION TO SASTHAMANGALAM
'A royal procession to Sasthamangalam', write-up on the now forgotten royal procession to Sasthamangalam, The Hindu 06-05-2017.
Sunday, 23 April 2017
BUNGALOWS ON THE BEACH
'Bungalows on the beach', write-up on V. Krishnan Thampi's Beach Bungalow and other famous residences on the coastal stretch of Shangumugam, The Hindu 23-04-2017.
Tuesday, 28 March 2017
STRADDLING TWO WORLDS
'Straddling two worlds', write-up on V. Krishnan Thampi, a Sanskrit scholar and founder of Kathakali Club, The Hindu 25-03-2017.
Sunday, 12 March 2017
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, 26 February 2017
SOAKED IN MUSICAL MEMORIES
'Soaked in musical memories', write-up on Sahana, a house with rich cultural history, The Hindu 25-02-2017.
Sunday, 5 February 2017
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, 31 January 2017
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, 8 January 2017
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.