Though not marked as a special number the present issue Kalachuvadu virtually remains extraordinary one because of its content. The additional pages devoted to Karichankunju,the writer whose centenary is being observed this year. Ravi Subramanian, Rani Thilak and Kalyanaraman write on and about the literary contribution of the pioneer. A sampler consists of Karichankunju's poem, article and story will be inviting one for readers of this age.
Scholarly articles by S Gunasekaran and G Raghupathy on the colonial ban on Tamil text Viralividu thoothu and Sathyavathi's love respectively showers new lights. Eminent historian A R Venkatachalapathy writes about the history of publication of advertisements in print media in the early years of 20th century in a lucid and interesting style. Vannanilavan and Elango contributes short stories and Jeevan Benny and Nandakumaran poems. Sivaraj Bharathi writes on Kashmir after the state lost its special category status in a compelling tone.