1950--'BHARATI' EVENING NEWS PAPER OF THIRUANANTHAPURAM CITY

THERE WAS NO OTHER EVENING NEWS PAPER THEN .
 "POSSIBLY"...  THIS 'BHARATI ' NEWS PAPER .....WAS THE FIRST EVENING NEWS PAPER OF THIRUANANTHAPURAM CITY(TRIVANDRUM CITY) AND OF KERALA AS A WHOLE .
 IT WAS OFFERING ONLY NEWS .IT WAS A SINGLE SHEET NEWS PAPER, I HAVE SEEN IT BEING PRODUCED ON HAND CRANKED VINTAGE  PRINTING PRESS WITH A LOT OF CLANGING LIKE A ROAD ROLLER







SINCE IT WAS BEING PRODUCED IN EVENING IT WAS  BOUGHT ;MAINLY FOR ITS NOVELTY AND OUT OF CURIOSITY

PEOPLE USED TO WONDER WHAT NEWS CAN HAPPEN; FROM MORNING TO EVENING?!; IN AN 'OUT OF THE WAY' OR ONE HORSE PLACE CALLED TRIVANDRUM CITY :-


{THIRUANANTHAPURAM WAS AN ISOLATED PLACE THOSE DAYS ;IT EXTENDED FROM JUST CHALAI BAZAR TO ANATHA TEMPLE TO KOWDIAR PALACE ALONG THE MAIN ROAD
.ONE END OF THIRUANANTHAPURAM CITY IN 1950 WAS THE PRESENT MASCOT HOTEL AND OLD ENGINEERING COLLEGE(NOW NGO JUCTION);BEYOND WHICH WAS  SEMIRURAL UPTO PATTOM PALACE AND BEYOND WHICH WAS RURAL AGRICULTURAL LANDS ,THERE WAS NO MEDICAL COLLEGE AT THAT TIME  AND NO CITY BUS SERVICE ;
PEOPLE TRAVELLED BY 'JATKA'MEANS ONE HORSE CARRIAGE AND BULLOCK CARTS .RICHER PEOPLE USED THE RARE FORD CAR TAXIS AND OR RICKSHAW (HAND PULLED RICKSHAW)NO TV; JUST ONE  WEAK(,1 KV), RADIO STATION IN KERALA WITH VERY  VERY FEW RADIOS ; NO INTERNET ;JUST ONE FLIGHT PER DAY TO MADRAS(CHENNAI)JUST ONE (METER GUAGE )RAILWAY LINE FROM TRIVANDRUM TO EGMORE STATION AT MADRAS ,NO OTHER RAILWAY LINES
 IT WAS AN ISOLATED PLACE THEN }
NO WONDER PEOPLE  ASKED:- WHAT NEWS CAN HAPPEN HERE FROM MORNING(NEWSPAPER) TO EVENING(BHARATI NEWS PAPER)