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Karyavattom & Kazhakkoottam: A Tale of Two Villages

Karyavattom and Kazhakkoottam were once the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram city. Eventually, these sleepy villages became a ‘Technopolis‘. The Kerala University campus is 50 years old and Technopark is 25. Technocity and The Sportshub stadium are recent additions. High rise flats … Continue reading

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The Century Old Living Rubber Tree in Thiruvananthapuram!

Natural Rubber tree or Para Rubber (Hevea brasiliensis – Family Euphorbeaceae) is originally a native to Amazon and Orinoco river basins in Brazil and Bolivia in South America. But since it tends to be attacked by a fungal disease in South … Continue reading

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Onam Special Trains to/from Thiruvananthapuram/Kochuveli

To clear the extra rush of passengers during the Onam festival season, railways will operate special trains from various parts of the country to  Thiruvananthapuram/Kochuveli. Train No. 82607 Chennai Egmore – Kochuveli Suvidha special train via Nagercoil will leave Chennai … Continue reading

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Cabinet Approves Construction of Doubling of Railway Line with Electrification Between Thiruvananthapuram & Kanyakumari

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi, has approved the construction of double line with electrification between Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala and Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, on Wednesday. The total length of the line will … Continue reading

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Architect Jayakrishnan: All in the Line of Work

A.R. Jayakrishnan’s lines bring alive cityscapes from around the world Architect A.R. Jayakrishnan draws inspiration from cityscapes. So much so that his wife, architect Chitra Nair, cribs that her husband never clicks a snap of hers. “He is an extremely … Continue reading

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From Sana’a to Thiruvananthapuram, a Scholar’s Journey !

Image Courtesy: Times of India Yemeni student, determined to escape the fratricidal violence of his homeland, emerged topper in the MA linguistics examination conducted by the University of Kerala in Thiruvananthapuram. Thirty one-year-old Eassa Ali Mohammed Ali, who won a scholarship … Continue reading

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Ponmudi and Veli to Get a Facelift

Tourists can look forward to better recreational and infrastructure facilities at Ponmudi and Veli in Thiruvananthapuram with the government giving nod for works to the tune of ₹4.54 crore. The lower sanatorium, the first stopover of those reaching the Ponmudi … Continue reading

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