Friday, February 23, 2007


Here's a full pic of Thejaswini on its inauguration day. Its sheer size along is awe-inspiring.

Photo courtsey: Sudheesh Nair, Trivandrum.

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Thursday, February 22, 2007

No Hype, All in Concrete....!

Unlike a lot of others who start boasting when their projects are not even off the drawing board, Technopark believes in talking when it's all in concrete and steel.

At 3.2 million sft of builtup space, it accounts for about 75% of existing IT space in Kerala. To give everyone a perspective of Thejaswini's bulk, it has the almost the same space as exists in Infopark, Cochin today.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Work in full swing at IBS Campus

Construction work is on at the IBS HQ and Campus in Technopark Phase I.

In the background, we can see Bhavani and Pamba/Periyar.

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Saturday, February 17, 2007

Where IT @ Kerala all began....

Periyar, sporting a fresh coat of paint, was the first building in Technopark to host IT operations. In that sense, this is where the IT revolution in Kerala began. Periyar has a twin, Pamba.

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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Nila - The original champion

When it opened in the late 90s, the 400,000 sft Nila amazed people with its sheer size. It formed the basis for Technopark's early growth, hosting firms like US Tech, IBS, Toonz and many more. Since then, it has been overtaken in size by the 500,000 sft Bhavani and now by the 600,000 sft Thejaswini, but its magnificent bulk never fails to impress - especially with a sparkling, new coat of paint.

The first time I went to Nila, many a year ago, I was absolutely blown away by its size and especially by the atrium, which features trees on its first floor, amidst the sprawling food court!

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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

IBS Campus underway

The 450,000 sft state-of-the-art campus and HQ of Trivandrum-based IBS is under construction inside Technopark Phase I. After Infosys and TCS, IBS is yet another company to set up its campus inside Technopark. It will be soon joined by US Technology, Tata Elxsi and PCS.

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Friday, February 09, 2007

Jose Alukkas Wedding Centre

After the Malabar Gold Mall, the city's next major retail attraction is opening at Attakulangara where an imposing building for the Jose Alukkas Group's wedding centre is undergoing finishing work.

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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

This view looks North to South across the port. The existing harbour will be in the bottom-left corner of this image.

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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Fast forward....

This is a 2-D rendering of a 3-D model of the Vizhinjam port, based on blueprints available from Vizhinjam International Seaport Ltd

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The rendering was prepared using Google Sketchup, a free 3-D tool from Messer.s Brin and Page & co! :-)

Sunday, February 04, 2007

More Technopark updates - Leela IT Park

Work is fast progressing on the 14 floor, 460, ooo sft Leela IT Park inside Technopark. A major IT MNC is known to be looking at picking up the whole building and discussions are ongoing. Stay tuned!

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Mall Mania

And it's in town, that thing which has been much written about as an affliction which has spreading all over India's urban landscape, that strange and exciting condition called "Mall Mania"

The Malabar Gold Mall is undergoing finishing work at Pazhavangadi, right opposite the equally imposing Parthas showroom. Some retail majors including Pantaloons, maybe be setting up shop here soon. Stay tuned!

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