We, the concerned citizens of God's Own Country...

Dear reader,

Let us work together to make our cause known, to reach out to other groups who share our vision. Whether you’re ready to lend a hand at one of our activities or have photos or articles to share about a recent event, here’s the place to do it.

Write to us at simplelivingATinDOTcom

Lifetime resident? Casual visitor? Please join in our effort to reinstate the glory of the city, and of the rest of 'God's Own Country'.

New ideas are welcome.

Enthusiasm from members and volunteers, new and old is valued.

Thiruvananthapuram...

.... is a uniquely endowed, endearing, overgrown village. But it is increasingly obvious that this city is also hurtling down the ‘progress and development’ path blindly, with foolhardy zeal and no imagination whatsoever. Think of the city 20 to 30 years from now: only more glass facades, more high-rise match boxes marring the green skyline, and humongous concrete masses looking down on snarling traffic, tempers adding heat to treeless avenues... 

Heritage structures and rich, green spaces on Government-owned land should be left intact, preserved for posterity while possibly serving some public purpose.

All the remaining green and open spaces within city limits – precious few of them – should serve as well-maintained oxygen pockets.

We need to reclaim, revamp and take care of public places that had had grandiose plans bestowed on them by successive Governments.

Why can’t we - concerned city residents – play a role in defining our vision for the city, guided by the principles of aesthetics, abundant local wisdom, heritage preservation and Nature conservation?