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  • 21 Jan 2010

Remembering Conolly - the...

Maddy has, in a recent post, mentioned the contributions of H.V. Conolly, Mala...

  • 21 Dec 2010

Calicut and the decline o...

When Vasco Da Gama reached the shores of Calicut, the first to greet him was a Musl...

  • 08 Dec 2010

Baudelaire and the Girl f...

Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867) was a French Romantic poet who is considered as a pi...

  • 26 Sep 2010

The Unsung Heroes of the ...

We had touched upon the 1942 Keezhariyur Bomb Case in an earlier post (click here)....

  • 10 Sep 2010

Did the British Really Co...

The title is intended to provoke. We hear the refrain that those who came to trade ...

  • 28 Aug 2010

Terrorist Acts in Calicut

Calicut is in the news for all the wrong reasons.  There was a series of bomb ...

  • 16 Aug 2010

Calicut - about a Hundred...

  The colonial writers of the 19th and early 20th century like L...

  • 27 Jul 2010

Mambram Thangal and Mahat...

When Mambram Pookoya Thangal had challenged British authority in the 1840s, his fol...

  • 05 Jul 2010

Calicut`s E&S Company

Senior citizens of Calicut would recall that the tea dust they bought some half a c...

  • 28 Jun 2010

FOR PEPPER AND CHRIST - A...

For Pepper and Christ, a novel written by the eminent poet and former IPS offi...

  • 07 Jun 2010

Calicut, Ooty and Jannat ...

What a glad moment it is, to be sure, when the sick and the seedy, the tired and testy ...

  • 31 May 2010

Calicut Railway - some mo...

Reader Devasahayam wanted to know whether the old Beypore Railway Station exists any lo...

  • 17 Apr 2010

Munnar and Malabar

Munnar and Malabar – How boundaries are determined! The tragic-comic sp...

  • 31 Mar 2010

Why There are no Chinese ...

Ever wondered why Calicut, with its centuries of contact with the Chinese, did not ...

  • 13 Mar 2010

Calicut Soap Factory and ...

We had some time ago written about the glorious days of the Kerala Soap Institute, ...

  • 25 Feb 2010

What happened to Kottappa...

Hyder Ali marched into Malabar from the north in 1766, leading to general panic in ...

  • 05 Feb 2010

Father Finicio of Calicut

Father Giacomo Finicio was an Italian priest of the Order of Society of Jesus who l...

  • 22 Jan 2010

Syphilisation of Calicut

When Vasco Da Gama reached Calicut, his audience with the Zamorin was delayed as th...

  • 15 Jan 2010

The Land of Many Hills

Calicut is famous as an ancient Port City, also known during the Zamorins' heyd...

  • 04 Jan 2010

Gama Ko Gussa Kyon Aaya? ...

Although Gama was feted in Lisbon as the conqueror of the east, he was still seethi...