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Velayudhan Thampi (b.1888-d.1961), nephew of Sri Krishnan Thampi, was the last ‘Thiruvabharanam Superintendent’, officer in charge of the sacred jewels and ornaments used in the Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple.
Thiruvananthapuram, February 27, 2015
Hidden histories

Keeper of the crown jewels

A small section of the ‘Kallampally Meda’ is what remains of the once sprawling Kallampally Ammaveedu in the Fort area. The origin of the Kallampally Ammaveedu is lost in antiquity. However, its a... »
Ostrich fight. Photo: Venu Gopalakrishnan
Thiruvananthapuram, February 27, 2015

Views of the wild

With just a click they let you revel in the sights and sounds of the natural world. Wildlife photography is truly one of the best ways to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of fauna and... »
Cinematographer and director A. Vincent.
Thiruvananthapuram, February 27, 2015

Guiding light of Malayalam cinema

Aloysius Vincent (1928-2015) was born into and lived his whole life in a family where photography was a way of life: his father was a photographer in Kozhikode and he grew up watching his father w... »
Chitra Visweswaran. Photo: K.K. Najeeb
Thiruvananthapuram, February 27, 2015

Melange of expressions

The Sivarathri celebrations at Sree Vadakkunnathan Temple, Thrissur, saw enthralling performances by dancers and musicians. Chitra Visweswaran Chitra was accompanied by h... »
Thiruvananthapuram, February 27, 2015

The elusive rainbow

Probir Guha’s plays have always touched a raw nerve. It comes as no surprise therefore when Another Rainbow staged in Thiruvananthapuram weighed you down with a sense of despondency. Even i... »
Academic and playwright John Mathew at his home in Thiruvananthapuram. Photo: Saraswathy Nagarajan
Thiruvananthapuram, February 25, 2015

The King and the playwright

John Mathew (“spelt with a single ‘T’”) redefines the word versatility. John enjoys blurring the lines between his many interests. To prevent being pigeonholed at work or play, the genial biologis... »
K. Jayakumar at the exhibition of his paintings 'The Touch'
Thiruvananthapuram, February 27, 2015

Touch of inspiration and compassion

Deliverance for me is not in renunciation. I feel the embrace of freedom in a thousand bonds of delight. Thou ever pourest for me the fresh draught of thy wine of various colours and fragrance,... »
Bijith Bala
Thiruvananthapuram, February 27, 2015

Bitter-sweet encounters

Bijith Bala has been around for a while in Malayalam cinema. His tryst with filmdom began in 2003, with Ente Veedu, Appontem, in which he did the graphics. He went on to become an editor, a... »
A scene from Jeethu Joseph’s Life of Josutty
Thiruvananthapuram, February 27, 2015

Life of Josutty

The ‘lovebirds’ are enjoying their time in the sun. They are on a bicycle, riding through a muddy track in a sleepy village. Director Jeethu Joseph is canning a “song cut” for his latest film L... »
The Akkarai sisters, Subbulakshmi and Swarnalatha
Thiruvananthapuram, February 27, 2015

Melodic essays in classicism

The Akkarai sisters, Subbulakshmi and Swarnalatha, began a three-day music festival in Kochi with a recital that had the audience in raptures. The duo, who are primarily violinists, has been creat... »
Kishor Satya
Thiruvananthapuram, February 27, 2015

Banking on confidence

There are actors who can’t boast of a huge volume of work, but they do leave a mark with a handful of projects that they have done. Kishor Satya is one among them. He has impressed audie... »

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