I don’t have a Google Account or Gmail ID. Can I still join Kerala Scholars eGroup?
Yes, you can become a member, and send and receive mails. Send a blank e-mail to keralascholars+subscribe@googlegroups.com. You will instantly get a message asking for confirmation. Once you reply to that message, you become a member. Note: We recommend that you create a Google Account (using your non-Gmail ID) or take a fresh Gmail ID so that you can enjoy more options.

When I send an e-mail to the group, I get the following message. Help!

  • We’re writing to let you know that the group you tried to contact (keralascholars) may not exist, or you may not have permission to post messages to the group. A few more details on why you weren’t able to post: * You might have spelled or formatted the group name incorrectly. * The owner of the group may have removed this group. * You may need to join the group before receiving permission to post. * This group may not be open to posting.

Usually, this happens when a non-member tries to post to the eGroup. If you are a member, please check whether you posted from the e-mail ID with which you subscribed to the eGroup. Most likely, you posted from some other e-mail ID. On the other hand, if you posted from your member e-mail ID itself, then, ignore this message from Google Groups. Your message would be in the queue and approved by the moderator (List Editor)  within 48 hours.

I am a member. My e-mail to the group hasn’t yet appeared in the group. Why?
Kerala Scholars eGroup is a moderated group. Usually, within 48 hours you will either get an acknowledgement from the List Editor or he will post your message to the group. We usually post a message each on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Note: Messages that do not follow the guidelines will be rejected and remain unacknowledged.

I cannot access the group’s website at Google Groups. The screen says “You must be signed in and a member of this group to view and participate in it.” Why?
Kerala Scholars eGroup is a closed group — only members can access the Googlegroups website. So, if you are not a member yet, please join. If you are a member, then please sign in with your Google Account or Gmail ID so that Google can authenticate your identity. If you do not have a Google Account, but wish to take advantage of all features of Google Groups, please create a Google Account (it’s free).

What’s that artwork on the website header? 🙂
It’s an acrylic painting titled “Chaya”, on the wall of a tea shop in Varkala, Thiruvananthapuram District. Used here with permission. See more such street art by Aleksei Bordusov.