Category Archives: Books and Literature

Kerala State Central Library in Thiruvananthapuram to be blind-friendly

The 188-year-old Kerala State Central Library in Thiruvananthapuram, one of the oldest book houses in the country will soon have a separate wing for visually challenged bibliophiles. An exclusive ‘Braille wing’ will be opened soon adjacent to the main library … Continue reading

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Article: Ananthapuri’s Ambili

Biju Parameswaran, a film buff, reviews a new book on local legend, Jagathy Sreekumar ‘Enter Trivandrum City’ – prominent director Priyadarshan once recalled the name of a play staged by his seniors at his school, when he was in lower … Continue reading

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“Life of Pi”: How Trivandrum Zoo, Contributed Directly to the Story

A major motion picture has been released this weekend, based on the best selling and critically acclaimed novel “Life of Pi” by Shri Yann Martel (2001).  The movie is directed by the celebrated Taiwanese origin film director Shri Ang Lee.  It … Continue reading

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Book Chat: A Son Remembers

Biju Parameswaran, an avid reader reviews Krishnapaksham by K. Jayakumar Jayakumar, the author Anybody with a more than passing interest in Malayalam cinema will tell you that Chemmeen was the first film in the language to win the President’s gold medal and … Continue reading

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Book Chat: The Golden Gate

Biju Parameswaran, a much traveled literary and movie enthusiast writes: Faced always with the daunting task of finishing unread and half-read books, there are very few books I have taken the liberty to re-read, however good they are. But there … Continue reading

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Book Chat: The Books of Dr. Shashi Tharoor

Biju Parameswaran, a much traveled literary and movie enthusiast writes: . A frontline litterateur who won the prestigious Commonwealth Prize at 35, a leading columnist and speaker exemplar, a keen  history student who rose steadily in the ranks of international … Continue reading

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International Book Fair at Thiruvananthapuram

From mythology-based books to award-winning collections of essays, from Malayalam translations of acclaimed classics to collections on archival material… the Trivandrum International Book Fair put together by the Bala Sahitya Institute (State Institute of Children’s Literature) and which was inaugurated … Continue reading

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