Saturday, July 20, 2013

Coming to Facebook!

As many of you know, I have been using Zuckerberg's all encompassing, ever-maddening creation to share posts on this blog for quite some time now. The importance of the social media universe has become hard to ignore when pretty much everyone I know and their dog are on Facebook and/or Twitter.

Trivandrum's projects have always suffered from a paucity, if not a complete lack, of promotion. Even the citizens of Kerala's capital have known very little about massive developments like Technopark, Technocity and the Vizhinjam deep-water port, even as they are making sweeping changes to our city and to the State, generating tens of thousands of jobs and thousands of Crores of economic activity.

Most of what is heard about these projects and others like the NH-66 expansion project and the MRTS is in the "popular" press, most of which is either negative in nature or of such abysmal reporting standards that it's best to pass up on.

However, now private citizens are taking the initiative to create Facebook pages for some of these key projects so that people can visit them to seek more information and to understand more about what they should be fighting for.

Here are a few to visit and Like!

Please go ahead and.....



Sunday, July 07, 2013

Stadium Spectacular!!

Here's a newly released video of the stunning Trivandrum International Stadium, being built at Karyavattom, just about 1 Km from Technopark Phase I. India's most advanced stadium is capable of hosting international cricket and football matches, confirming to both ICC and FIFA requirements.

Beyond the 50,000-seater stadium itself, the complex also includes convention facilities, a world-class indoor sports center and club and a unique shopping mall built within the structure of the stadium.

Kerala's first purpose-built international-standard cricket stadium is also India's first stadium built on a fully Public Private Partnership model.

I am especially proud of this wonderful addition to our city as I had the opportunity to play a small role in the conceptualization of this project together with a small group of friends, back in 2011.

Sit back and enjoy the world-class stadium and its amenities that include restaurants with stunning match views and plush corporate boxes.