An aerial view shows flooded Srinagar
Thiruvananthapuram, September 18, 2014

Caught in the deluge

It was supposed to be a flower-filled Onam for city-based management student Haritha Sanil and her parents, M.B. Sanil Kumar, a chartered accountant, and Renuka Sanil. Only, it was amid the fam... »
Butterflies can see more colours than we do. File photo: Suresh Elamon
Thiruvananthapuram, September 17, 2014

Parking space for butterflies

A garden full of butterflies of myriad hues fluttering around. This isn’t a beautiful dream or magical realism. It could be for real, thanks to the efforts of Tree Walk, a forum of nature lovers.... »
Patrice Vanoni at the UTA Flight 772 crash in Niger
Thiruvananthapuram, September 17, 2014

An international reporter’s diary

To say that Patrice Vanoni’s life has been exciting would be an understatement. Explosive is the word we are looking for. In his three-decade-long career, the former international reporter, a F... »
One of the members of Trivandrum Cycling Club on a ride
Thiruvananthapuram, September 12, 2014

The cycle diaries

Riding past sleeping houses, friendly tea shops and heavy buildings soaking in the rain, the cyclists saw a city they had never seen before. It was an eye-opener for the riders who were rediscover... »
A view of the main block of CDS Photo: Jayesh S. Pillai
Thiruvananthapuram, September 17, 2014

Not another brick in the wall

The picturesque nine-acre campus of Centre for Development Studies (CDS) in the capital city is a masterpiece of Laurie Baker. It beautifully complements the architectural concepts of Laurie Ba... »
Ram Saran Photo: Saraswathy Nagarajan
Thiruvananthapuram, September 17, 2014

I am… Ram Saran, roadside vendor

Occupation: Roadside vendor We have come all the way from Rajasthan for a livelihood. Members of my extended family still live in our village. We are forced to move from place to... »
G. Hariram
Thiruvananthapuram, September 12, 2014
Hidden histories

Reflections of an unknown artist

Located to the south-west of the Fort and the Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple is Manacaud and Kuttikadu regions that come under ‘Nellaman adhikaram’ of Thiruvananthapuram district. Benjamin Swain War... »

Devaraja Mudali Street in George Town packs in a vast variety of merchandise, and some unusual history to boot »

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Designer Gaurang Shah, known for his exquisitely woven saris, opens a store in the city »