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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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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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Life of Pi: The Best lullaby that Trivandrum Heard Since Swathi Thirunal Days…

We had blogged an earlier article on the Trivandrum Zoo’s connection with the movie “Life of Pi“.  The lullaby of Pi is so reminscent of what the great singer and composer Sri Irayamman Thampi had composed for the baby king in Trivandrum. … 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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Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma at “90”

His Highness Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma is reaching his navathi on 17th March 2012. This article is about the recollection of  Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma’s childhood memories and important incidents happened in his life. Sourced from “Malayala Manorama”

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Sree Chithira Thirunal Children’s Park: When will it get a facelift?

The Temple Entry Proclamation by Maharaja Sree Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma was a milestone towards building a secular India and the fulfilment of Gandhi’s dream. To remember that historic day people of Travancore build a statue of Sree Chithira Thirunal … Continue reading

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Those Two Great Personalities Visited Thiruvananthapuram

Swami Vivekananda  and Rabindranath Tagore, two prominent personalities from India visited Thiruvananthapuram during 1890’s and 1920’s respectively.To this time it is considered as one of the greatest events happened in city’s history. Swami Vivekananda came for the first time at Thiruvananthapuram in … Continue reading

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