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  • What do parents want from Loyola these days? A parent whose son joins the upper kindergarten (UKG) this year shares his expectations. Note: This is a guest post. Author name […]

    Great Expectations: When a Son Enters Loyola

    What do parents want from Loyola these days? A parent whose son joins the upper kindergarten (UKG) this year shares his expectations. Note: This is a guest post. Author name […]

  • “If this is one helluva school, why have we not broken into the Big League? Fifty years of sifting and nurturing talent in Trivandrum, and none of international repute,” observed […]

    The Missing X Factor

    “If this is one helluva school, why have we not broken into the Big League? Fifty years of sifting and nurturing talent in Trivandrum, and none of international repute,” observed […]

  • Welcome to the inaugural post in the Reflections on Schooling series. Featuring guest posts by Loyolites, the series aims to deepen our understanding of ourselves and Loyola. Back to School, […]

    Loyola’s Specialness

    Welcome to the inaugural post in the Reflections on Schooling series. Featuring guest posts by Loyolites, the series aims to deepen our understanding of ourselves and Loyola. Back to School, […]

  • by MADHU C. MATHEN (1978) A recent news item in the Times of India stated that corporal punishment had been banned in schools in Thailand. My mind raced back over […]

    Switch in Time

    by MADHU C. MATHEN (1978) A recent news item in the Times of India stated that corporal punishment had been banned in schools in Thailand. My mind raced back over […]

  • Guest post by AJAY GEORGE PALAKUZHY (2003 ISC) If I were to ask Loyolites what would be one of their happiest moments in school life I think the top picks […]

    Cricket Our Style

    Guest post by AJAY GEORGE PALAKUZHY (2003 ISC) If I were to ask Loyolites what would be one of their happiest moments in school life I think the top picks […]

  • Rev Fr KP Mathew SJ has been appointed the new Principal of Loyola School, Thiruvananthapuram, according to the March 2013 newsletter of Kerala Jesuits. Rev Fr Varghese Anikuzhy SJ and […]

    New Principal for Loyola School

    Rev Fr KP Mathew SJ has been appointed the new Principal of Loyola School, Thiruvananthapuram, according to the March 2013 newsletter of Kerala Jesuits. Rev Fr Varghese Anikuzhy SJ and […]

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  • by MADHU C. MATHEN (1978) A recent news item in the Times of India stated that corporal punishment had been banned in schools in Thailand. My mind raced back over […]

    Switch in Time

    by MADHU C. MATHEN (1978) A recent news item in the Times of India stated that corporal punishment had been banned in schools in Thailand. My mind raced back over […]

  • Rev Fr KP Mathew SJ has been appointed the new Principal of Loyola School, Thiruvananthapuram, according to the March 2013 newsletter of Kerala Jesuits. Rev Fr Varghese Anikuzhy SJ and […]

    New Principal for Loyola School

    Rev Fr KP Mathew SJ has been appointed the new Principal of Loyola School, Thiruvananthapuram, according to the March 2013 newsletter of Kerala Jesuits. Rev Fr Varghese Anikuzhy SJ and […]

  • Babith George (1993 SSLC) enters Malayalam films as music director. Babith has composed songs and the background score for Dracula 2012. Watch and listen to his song “Paarijaatha Pookkal” here […]

    One More Loyolite in Malayalam Cinema

    Babith George (1993 SSLC) enters Malayalam films as music director. Babith has composed songs and the background score for Dracula 2012. Watch and listen to his song “Paarijaatha Pookkal” here […]

  • May 2012 was the Loyola music season. First off the block was Jishnu Dasgupta (1996 ISC), of the Bangalore-based band Swarathma. Their second album Topiwalleh was released in early May. […]

    Let us march a-singing

    May 2012 was the Loyola music season. First off the block was Jishnu Dasgupta (1996 ISC), of the Bangalore-based band Swarathma. Their second album Topiwalleh was released in early May. […]

  • In the past year, two politicians who studied in Loyola — Shibu Baby John (1978) and Anoop Jacob (1995) — have become Ministers in the Kerala government. It would be […]

    Schooling worldviews

    In the past year, two politicians who studied in Loyola — Shibu Baby John (1978) and Anoop Jacob (1995) — have become Ministers in the Kerala government. It would be […]

  • The best of Loyolites is also the least known to us. Meet Regi M. George (1975 ISC). By now, his work has been celebrated in India’s mainstream media: in Reader’s […]

    The Good Doctor: Regi M. George

    The best of Loyolites is also the least known to us. Meet Regi M. George (1975 ISC). By now, his work has been celebrated in India’s mainstream media: in Reader’s […]

  • Time flies. So do celebrities. Here’s a quick update on celebrity Loyolites I’ve interviewed for this blog. The thing about celebrities is that they are repeatedly in the news. Still, […]

    An Artful Update

    Time flies. So do celebrities. Here’s a quick update on celebrity Loyolites I’ve interviewed for this blog. The thing about celebrities is that they are repeatedly in the news. Still, […]

  • Fr Kuruvila Cherian SJ, former Principal of Loyola School, died in British Guyana yesterday, confirmed a source at the headquarters of Kerala Jesuits. Born on 18 July 1941, Fr Cherian […]

    Fr Kuruvila Cherian, Former Principal, Dies at 68

    Fr Kuruvila Cherian SJ, former Principal of Loyola School, died in British Guyana yesterday, confirmed a source at the headquarters of Kerala Jesuits. Born on 18 July 1941, Fr Cherian […]

  • An old boy who visits Loyola School is always greeted with affection, whatever his station in life. On arrival, you are glided into small talk by a priest or staff […]

    Back to School

    An old boy who visits Loyola School is always greeted with affection, whatever his station in life. On arrival, you are glided into small talk by a priest or staff […]

  • A few weeks ago, Anand R (1993 ISC) asked me to write a blogpost about Loyola’s music stars, especially in Indian rock. The universe conspired. Within days, I received a […]

    One Rocking Loyolite: Jishnu Dasgupta

    A few weeks ago, Anand R (1993 ISC) asked me to write a blogpost about Loyola’s music stars, especially in Indian rock. The universe conspired. Within days, I received a […]

  • Dr G. Thrivikraman Thampi, who taught Malayalam in various schools including Loyola, died 29 May at his residence in Parvathipuram (in Kanyakumari District), the Mathrubhumi newspaper reported yesterday. Hat tip: […]

    G. Thrivikraman Thampi, Schoolteacher and Scholar, Dies at 79

    Dr G. Thrivikraman Thampi, who taught Malayalam in various schools including Loyola, died 29 May at his residence in Parvathipuram (in Kanyakumari District), the Mathrubhumi newspaper reported yesterday. Hat tip: […]

  • Once upon a time, the school leader was elected by students. In the 1980s, when school reopened after summer vacation, class leaders and assistant class leaders were elected (or in […]

    Elections in Loyola

    Once upon a time, the school leader was elected by students. In the 1980s, when school reopened after summer vacation, class leaders and assistant class leaders were elected (or in […]

  • In the 1980s, a popular claim was that Loyola School was different from other schools. Whenever a Loyolite was quizzed by friends or relatives as to why his school did […]

    Was Loyola really different?

    In the 1980s, a popular claim was that Loyola School was different from other schools. Whenever a Loyolite was quizzed by friends or relatives as to why his school did […]

  • In a guest-post, Peter Panicker (1970) writes about his aunt and legendary teacher Maya Thomas, who died this month. The death of Mrs Maya Thomas at the age of 92, […]

    Maya Thomas (1916-2009)

    In a guest-post, Peter Panicker (1970) writes about his aunt and legendary teacher Maya Thomas, who died this month. The death of Mrs Maya Thomas at the age of 92, […]

  • Last year on 30 December, I began the “25 Years Ago” series based on school magazines, by writing about 1982-83. Let’s move a year forward and see what Loyola was […]

    25 Years Ago: 1983-84

    Last year on 30 December, I began the “25 Years Ago” series based on school magazines, by writing about 1982-83. Let’s move a year forward and see what Loyola was […]

  • Cherry Mathew (1995 ICSE) is walking from the northern-most district of Kerala to the southern-most. He is a member of Freedom Walk, a project led by Anoop John, who along […]

    Long Walk to Freedom: Cherry Mathew

    Cherry Mathew (1995 ICSE) is walking from the northern-most district of Kerala to the southern-most. He is a member of Freedom Walk, a project led by Anoop John, who along […]

  • Loyola School teachers were generous. On a day when we students were supposed to make them feel special, they sportingly entertained us — by agreeing to a round of basketball, […]

    To Sir, with Love

    Loyola School teachers were generous. On a day when we students were supposed to make them feel special, they sportingly entertained us — by agreeing to a round of basketball, […]

  • Our teachers taught us many things. In the process, they taught me something about school-teachers and school-teaching: lady teachers are best when they are young, gentlemen are best when they […]

    Why Lady Teachers are Best When Young

    Our teachers taught us many things. In the process, they taught me something about school-teachers and school-teaching: lady teachers are best when they are young, gentlemen are best when they […]

  • The Jesuit saying “Give me the child until he is seven, and I will give you the man” does not apply to the political man. Our political beliefs, I feel, […]

    Politics in Loyola

    The Jesuit saying “Give me the child until he is seven, and I will give you the man” does not apply to the political man. Our political beliefs, I feel, […]

  • This article by G. Mahadevan (1987) was originally published in the NOBLES alumni e-newsletter of December 2002. It is republished here as part of the 9th anniversary series of posts […]

    Defining Father Pulickal

    This article by G. Mahadevan (1987) was originally published in the NOBLES alumni e-newsletter of December 2002. It is republished here as part of the 9th anniversary series of posts […]