The Women’s Commission receives about 10,000 complaints a year and the common villain in most of these is the mobile phone.
The Women’s Commission receives about 10,000 complaints a year and the common villain in most of these is the mobile phone.
Data on accident deaths at nights indicate that most victims are youngsters.
Those who have been monopolizing sports associations for decades should be shown the door.
The veteran leader may be experiencing a sense of déjà vu as he prepares for the CPM politburo and central committee meetings scheduled to be held in Thiruvananthapuram this week.
Why taxi drivers in Kerala refuse to change with the times, asks actor-filmmaker Joy Mathew.
The RBI's U-turn on its decision, which incidentally was the apex bank’s 60th notification on demonetization, proved that my stand was correct.
Though the IFFK is miles ahead of many others in terms of people’s participation and popularity, in terms of content quality, it is still behind many Asian festivals.
The govt will be hoping that the entire money comes back as it can show it as proof that its surgical strike on black money that caused innocent people great difficulties has ended up benefiting the poor.
Modern science no longer thinks that care, kindness and compassion to fellow beings are natural qualities.
Committed taxpayers, including those who receive their salaries in the banks, do not have anything to hide.
Having a law degree does not make anyone a better legal correspondent.
America is witnessing an intense fight between the urban, well-heeled blonde chic with purple lipstick and the apron-clad rural blonde baking cookies in her farm.
This announcement is the equivalent of a transactions-tax and a liquidity tightening, both of which will have negative consequences for the economy in the near term.
The CPM now belongs to new people who hold an entirely different set of ideologies.
To gauge the future of startups and emerging breakthroughs, we need to focus on the indigenous innovations on the technology horizon.
It has been 84 years this Oct. 31 since Vakkom Moulavi died but the man who blazed the trail of political journalism is yet to be given credit for his use of journalism for socio-religious reformation.
The appointment of DCC presidents is a big step towards recovering and reviving Congress' force and restoring the fortunes of the party.
Get out of your comfort zone and network, says Holly Singh, Sr. Director, at Arizona State University (ASU), currently enrolling the highest number of international students of any public university in America.
CPM organization withdraws into the background as the Chief Minister consolidates power.
Jokes, rather say insults, and guffaws have always been — in the past as well as today — represented the expression of masculinity and power.
Rajeev Sunu offers a compelling case for building an India-New Zealand partnership that leverages mutual strengths and opportunities against the backdrop of New Zealand prime minister John Key's visit to India October 25-27.
It is high time we evolved a mechanism that would put an end to the annual confrontations over the process of admission and the fee structure at self-financing institutions, writes Oommen Chandy.
Appointments violating the standard norms had resulted in criminal procedures initiated against those in power.
New Zealand is known for its natural beauty, cricket and All Blacks. But this Indian business executive realized the essence of Hinduism there, through Ganesha.
The SC has underlined the importance of free journalism umpteen times and it cannot be silent on the Kerala affair.
Modi knew that an inflamed Indian public would not be appeased unless the government was able to show some kind of muscular, retaliatory action.
A massive demographic shift is happening and 27.3 million Hispanic voters, approximately 18 percent of all eligible US voters, will have a definitive say in the politics of this country.
The meeting of 1967 was historic in the sense that Upadhyay came to the leadership after a long stint as the general secretary of the party.
Teachers should share any news about the children with their guardians only to ensure their participation in solving any problem.
Today, the district has the dubious distinction of being the murder capital of Kerala.
Potential employers are willing to look over some deficiencies in technical skills so long as the candidate fits their work culture.
Kerala requires a new global business positioning and a new breed of innovators and marketers to put it on the world's business map.
The last date for contributions from citizens to the draft National Education Policy is Sept 15 , but many school leaders are clueless about the pointers in the policy.
The vaccine mafia is covertly funding associations that lobby against the culling of strays.
Will the state government ever dare to question the practice of aided managements collecting donation, a carefully crafted euphemism for bribe, for appointment of new teaching and non-teaching staff?
Politics is where all the action is but film stars should know that you just cannot deceive the people.
As we celebrate our successes in software, let us not forget the need for talent in the hardware side of things.
The naval authorities are yet to have a clear picture of the nature and extent of the information leak
This deal heralds Kerala’s excellence, pointing to the state’s armory of ideas and the technology to implement them, says the Infosys co-founder.
Rein in administrators to improve sports in India.
A mid-tier city like Kochi has never seen such fund flow for infrastructure development.
Indian teens in the US navigate constantly between two cultures, one with Indian values and the other, a culture that promotes Western values of individualism, the pursuit of liberty and happiness.
China sees only the US as an equal, and is less interested in a 'multipolar' world.
The recurring tensions at the border flow from increasing assertiveness in Chinese foreign policy, with the armed forces occasionally acting on their own script.
The demand to introduce paternity leave norms to enable fathers to be active in childcare is gathering momentum.
The transport commissioner has missed, or ignored, an important learning that he should have picked up during his public relations training in the United States.
Banks do advice their customers to change the four-digit PIN every three months to prevent cyber fraud.
In 2015, the number of Indian students coming to the US increased 29.4 percent, surpassing growth from students from China, Brazil and other Latin American countries.
There are many orphanages in the state that work towards develop character and instill confidence in children who are not taken care of by their parents.
Political violence is not needed by the state or the society. It is needed only by the leaders.
The CM seems to be unaware that a Peruml Murugan has just been born in his language, and under his regime.
Those who rail about the external affairs minister delivering a Twitter warning to Amazon on an offensive product fail to understand that people now want instant, very public, solutions.
Trump, demonetization ... the disruptors are having a field day. Love them or hate them, but that is the Universe's way of knocking us off our comfortable orbits, and making the world more exciting for future generations.
The national anthem became a hot topic of discussion after the Supreme Court ordered that “all the cinema halls in India shall play the national anthem before the feature film starts and all present in the hall are obliged to stand up to show...
I had thought that the days of troubles were over for my friend Nadeer K.P, the youngster from Kozhikode who was detained the other day for alleged Maoist links.
The video shows a man dressed as a temple priest along with a group of men and boys dressed in traditional Kerala attire singing against the backdrop of a temple.
Actor Mohanlal's blog post on demonetization is suspect by intention.
Lest we condemn Narendra Modi, we have to understand that he is perhaps a victim of his times.
It's easy to fool simple, honest, patriotic people. They will even die for you if you offer them hopes of a utopia. Modi is doing just that.
A crackdown on black money is essential, but our political masters did not have the vision to properly unleash a such massive initiative, thereby disrupting the layman's life.
There is a lot of anger on social media, and most of it is directed against the prime minister himself. It’s already looking like a train wreck out there but is it too early to brand it one?
It is true that self regulation by media has failed on several occasions. But the solution cannot be the government becoming a self-appointed regulator.
No freedom comes without accountability. And when you ask for near-absolute freedom, you are also asking for near-absolute accountability.
The debate over women's entry to Sabarimala might serve a political purpose but what about the spiritual aspect?
There is an information deficit in the state. And that is the fault line from where speculations originate, putting the government in a fix.
Minister Jaleel's visit to Sabarimala offers a sense of confidence to the common man.
Chances of curing cancer are now more than ever, and one out of three patients can be completely cured.
The dependence on an actor who is definitely not on the front ranks in popularity, lays bare a frightening leadership bankruptcy in the BJP's Kerala unit.
The deal itself shows how politics, and money, trump national interests despite the real threat of terror from across the border.
What is perhaps appalling is the mindset behind such fatwas: diktats issued to 21st century youngsters based on prejudices from a century back.
The Left went for Modi when he compared the tribal kids' situation in Kerala with that of Somalia. But look at this insensitive remarks by a CPM minister made in the state House.
It is anybody's guess that a lobby that espouses rabid right-wing causes has actually played a part in the clamor for a ban on a Bollywood movie that features a Pak actor.
The filmmaker may have backtracked from his controversial remarks, but his line of thinking undermines a fantastic achievement of the state in healthcare.
The motley opposition grouping in Kerala needs to reinvent itself or risk a downgrade to political oblivion.
Pinarayi may not be generous to allow personal staff to complete the stipulated two years and one day which makes them eligible for pensions.
Jayarajan's exit from the ministry should have been ensured by the party the moment nepotism charges were out.
Repeated episodes of political violence make Pinarayi Vijayan look a fragile home minister.
Like Oommen Chandy, Pinarayi is also keen to have the international school of music in Kerala.
Repeated controversies over politically-motivated appointments and allegations of nepotism are sure to make a dent in the image of the otherwise strong government.
We should respect Gandhi not for the fact that he got us our freedom but for the way he fought that battle.
What does Chetan Bhagat do to figure out more about a woman's world? He goes for a salon wax!
Americans have not fully embraced Clinton as yet and probably might never, but she should get enough to become the first Female President on 8 November if she does not self-destruct in the next six weeks.
The lack of sensitivity and ham-handedness that most of our teachers exhibit in dealing with the issues related to teenaged students is shocking, to say the least.
Obama and coming US presidents can expect to hear more of what they heard in East Asia in the last two days. And that holds lessons for India.
The Kerala CM presents a report card on governance as the honeymoon period of the LDF govt gets over.
Ignorant statements like the one Kummanam made are often raised against those who call for the abolition of the caste system.
The Pulluvila incident challenges our notions about Kerala's achievements vis-a-vis cleanliness and sanitation.
The patriarchal fossils who work to limit the freedom of Indian women at every step should be asked what they have done for India.
Modi cannot absolve himself from the responsibility of provoking the proud believers to be up in arms against those who slaughter 'gau maa'
Pinarayi's selection of Harvard professor Gita Gopinath as his economic adviser has now given some regressive elements in the Left a platform to snipe at the CM.
Are the cops in Kerala waiting for everyone involved in this conversion-and-terror recruitment ring to escape to safe havens?
Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan's statement against painting all Muslims as terrorists comes as relief to peace-loving members of the community.
Prime minister Narendra Modi's induction of nearly a score new faces into his ministry looks more like an opportunity wasted.
The news of the existence of a Facebook group of ISIS sympathizers from Kerala has - surprisingly - hardly made ripples in the state.
It's not every day that you're shaken out of the mundane and the uneventful course of your life by an animal that doesn't go beyond throwing you a soulful look of utter confusion.
The tragic death of the Infosys employee at a railway station in Chennai has raised many pertinent questions regarding the safety aspects of the Indian railways. Read more.
Chaos and anarchy need not necessarily follow the decline of the West.
As Britain votes in today’s referendum to stay or leave the European Union, polls indicate the verdict would be too close to call.
What if the issue was not just the nursing student's skin color but the manifestation of deep-rooted caste prejudices that still exist in Kerala society?
Mr Censor, the C in CBFC is not about cutting
It is important to understand that the root cause for all existing conflicts between wildlife and humans across the length and breadth of the nation is predominantly economic in nature.
The unique diversity of flora and fauna of the Indian subcontinent has coexisted for thousands of years with human inhabitants, until fairly recently.
Joint sharing of intelligence and patrolling of sensitive international borders can help prevent poaching.
Amit Shah has taken the election to the largest state as a personal challenge, and has spent the last one year on different regions of the state.
It was for the first time in 10 years that none was named to succeed an incumbent CBI chief.
The chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are pretty much united when it comes to their love for luxury.
A meeting between Trump and Modi will be of great significance for India as the country has both high hopes and deep fears regarding the policies of Trump.
The BJP has defended Modi's foreign trip saying he had made all arrangements to deal with the aftermath of demonetization, and had told banks to work on weekends.
Modi and his team are anxious to ensure Trump’s support to India’s attempt to enter the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group.
These subtle moves which are not big revenue earners are however prone to stir anger among users, who till now had these services either free or at very low rates.
The manic zeal to eliminate open defecation in the villages has made authorities come up with extreme steps to ensure nobody uses open spaces as toilets.
The Cauvery crisis which reared its head recently was a stark reminder that national parties have to walk on narrow bridges as they have long-term stakes in more than one state.
The Indian army has become a counter striking force ready to operate inside enemy territory.
India has announced a strategic shift in its national security policy by striking at the “terror launchpads” across the Line of Control.
Apart from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), all other major political parties are averse to the idea.
Some top political figures are working overtime to retain their control over the national body and the state associations.
Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra was all set for a quiet retirement in 2013 when the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asked him to continue for another term.
Bibek Debroy's reports seeking to cut the government's size trigger discomfiture in the echelons of power.
Diplomatic passports have triggered occasional spats between state governments and the center.
Narendra Modi may get the nickname of mouni baba that he conferred to Manmohan Singh, thanks to the prime minister's silence on sensitive issues.
The rule of 75 years age limit for ministerial appointments brought contrasting fortunes to two women who are relatives of veterans of the Congress party.
The way the prime minister dramatically withdrew and re-allotted key portfolios, it showed that Modi himself had reviewed and found senior ministers wanting in their performance.
There are suggestions that these leaders of opposition should not just confine themselves to the benches of the assembly hall, but go on statewide tours.
Like in all parties, posters play an important role in the power tussles within BJP.
The buzz in the capital is all about whether the PM will offer a second term for the high-profile RBI governor.
The external affairs minister is convinced that the decision to keep herself aloof from the media is prudent.
The BJP headquarters in Delhi is seeing less activity and even comparatively less tension, once the polling got over in Assam.
Jaitley who is pushing hard for the success of the government's new pension scheme at the cost of PF had to beat a hasty retreat.
Nitish, who has fought bitter political battles with Narendra Modi in the last three years, wants to consolidate the splintered Janata Parivar as a fighting force.
Simultaneous Assembly and Lok Sabha polls is one way to get rid of the constant invites for poll campaigning, but political parties are not keen on this.
Weeks after the stormy events in Jawaharlal Nehru University, which led to a police crackdown and sedition charges against student union leader Kanhaiah Kumar and others, political parties are debating the wider impact the issue had on citizens and...
The Budget session witnessed some impressive speeches taking the debates in the House to different plain.
Bassi had lot of provocation as Kejriwal had used an extremely defamatory word for the Delhi police, which led to a police constable filing a defamation case against the chief minister.
The PM has been persuading CMs of the BJP and its allies to usher in reforms in order to make it easier to set up new businesses.
Many eyebrows were raised when the Prime Minister chose to give such a huge education portfolio to Irani.
The NDA government completes 20 months of its 60-month term on January 25.
If all goes well, MPs can expect more sympathetic ministers when Parliament is convened in February for the budget session.
The NDA government's economic philosophy seems to be that investments will pour in only if GST is enacted from April this year.
The Congress has suddenly become the focus of political attention in two large cities and a small enclave on the eastern coast.Political observers in the metropolitan cities of Kolkata and Chennai as well as the former French colony of Puducherry...
The huge turnout of dignitaries from across the political spectrum for the 75th birthday celebrations of Sharad Pawar in Delhi has given rise to speculation that the political strongman may emerge as a consensual candidate for President's post when...
Talk doing the rounds about Pawar is an indication that the presidential election of 2017 could become an interesting tussle.
The decision of a Mumbai court to make David Coleman Headley an approver in the Mumbai terror attack case has put the role of government agencies in the spotlight. Some government officials credit the National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval, a...
AICC general secretary Digvijaya Singh is of the view that the BJP's crushing defeat in Bihar Assembly polls has succeeded in bringing about a change in the approach of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Singh sees the invitation to the former prime...
Birthday bashes of political leaders generate both bonhomie and controversies. In the last few years, the most colourful and extravagant celebrations are conducted in the small Uttar Pradesh town of Saifai, to wish a long life to the Samajwadi Party...
Due to a hectic schedule abroad, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has got little time to prepare politically for a stormy Winter Session of Parliament.In the next four weeks, Modi will travel to Malaysia for the East Asia summit, to Singapore for a...
Bahujan Samaj Party president Mayawati has taken a pledge not to build memorials for the icons of the party if the BSP comes to power in the Assembly elections in 2017.During her five-year term as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh from 2007 to 2012,...
The Bharatiya Janata Party's pride of being a disciplined party is in tatters as men and women in responsible positions, both in the party and the government, have been shooting off their mouths on various issues, without checking the line of either...
Even in his nineties, Ram Jethmalani continues to make news. An ace criminal lawyer and a long-time parliamentarian, the acerbic Jethmalani has taken on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue of bringing black money stashed abroad by Indian...
Several states were found to have not bothered to lay down the qualifications and guidelines for the appointment of advocates.
After reading the writing on the wall, Narendra Modi has abandoned the plans to get the 2013 Land Acquisition Law amended due to stubborn opposition from the Congress-led Opposition over nine months. He was also hobbled by the lukewarm attitude of...
Though the Monsoon Session of Parliament, especially the Rajya Sabha, was a complete washout, the Narendra Modi Government has not given up hope of getting the Goods and Services Tax Bill passed before November. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley wants...
People from the Konkan Coast have played a key role in the efforts to bring the Nagas of North East to the negotiating table. Before R.N. Ravi, the chief interlocutor of the central government, who recently signed an agreement for a new deal for...
The Haryana State Health Minister caught hold of a man who was suspiciously moving outside the minister's chambers in the Chandigarh secretariat.
The precious stones now account for 15 percent of the business in jewelry shops in Kerala.
Established scrap dealers lead a lifestyle that matches the rich and powerful in India.
Endowed with considerable power, the CEO has been the undisputed king within an organization, but not anymore.
Kabali's turnover could raise awe and envy: Even before its release, the film collected Rs 223 crore.
Baba's company's turnover of Rs 5,000 crore was a kick right on the business giants' faces.
What if the government is planning to deposit some money each month into your account?
Venture funding is not easy money simply because those who are investing are not going to invest without assessing a business.
A vote to decide Britain's continuation in the EU is slated for June 23 and the exit from the EU is termed as Brexit.
Both Narendra Modi and Raghuram Rajan have developed into brands that peg India on the global investment map.
P. Kishore writes about how Self Publishing has become a boom and how publishers are minting good money out of it.
Ventures that are started without much fanfare, in modest surroundings, would see a steady flow of customers, while those launched in prime areas with lots of advertisements could soon wind up.
If you have some old recipes, spruce it up with some exotic name and then market it.
There are some businesses that carry fancy names, but hardly make money. One of them is net release, something that film makers have been clamouring for a long time now.
An emerging segment with huge potential in the tourism sector in Kerala called mental health tourism.
Across the globe, women professionals are left with a difficult choice – family or career?
The central government has already identified Kochi as one of the hundred for the Smart City initiative.
Uber, which owns no vehicles, becoming the world’s largest taxi company, and Alibaba emerging as the largest retailer without possessing any inventory, are two good examples of the latest trend.
The world economy is so much integrated with China that a crash there would affect all nations around the world.
Billionaires are not hard to come by. So are billionaires who renounce their assets for the well being of society.
Big businesses have now condescended to the level of new generation business leaders because it is ultimately the deal that matters.
The profile of people entering government service is changing in a big way. Compared to people who joined government service because they were good for nothing else, new entrants know IT, have new ideas and are keen to work. The reason for...
Even though Kerala is touted as God's own country, we are actually Luddites’ own country. Even though they originated in England in the 19th century, their descendents are now in Kerala more than anywhere else. During the industrial revolution in...
When I went to a car workshop recently, it had only a chief mechanic and his assistant. I heard the sound of only small repairs there, which was once a famous service centre in the city. The mechanic is old, and he complained that it was hard to...
Those preparing for a government employment need to learn a lot. To perform well in PSC and UPSC exams, one has to learn about a host of government programmes and with the Centre announcing new schemes at the drop of a hat, it is becoming tough to...
Kochi: Of all living beings in this planet, man is different. Unlike other living beings, who don’t have any obligation towards life, man is eternally in search for a meaning to his life. He is not just satisfied with having just food and drink and...
Standing bars became popular in Kerala, when bars had their heydays in the state. People could go into a standing bar, buy a quick drink, gulp it on one go and then leave, neat and ‘fit’; it hardly took five minutes for the whole process to...
Revolutions in taxi segments are either very quiet and or associated with a lot of sound and fury. From a few years ago when people were afraid to hire a taxi for even going to the hospital to the modern times when apps are ruling the business, the...
Even though some would like to believe that Apple has lost some of its sweetness, the brand is the top name in the world in terms of brand value. In fact, four of the top brands are names that are based in Silicon Valley and they are: Apple, Google,...
A business entrepreneur in the Gulf happens to be an infamous baddie at home. He has earned quite a lot in the Gulf and goes around with his henchmen in luxurious cars. Of course, he is a good boy in the Gulf and would not dare to bare his dark side...
Tiffin companies make a killing by pampering the rich ones who think the sky will fall down if they miss one helping of protein or dietary fibre.
As per a stereotypical notion, Malayalees, who suffer from work aversion back home, automatically transform into hard workers once they leave the State. The Malayali diaspora is known for its discipline in the workplace across the globe as they are...
Why are the Patels pitching a strike against the government in Gujarat? While some believe that the stir gets its energy from the ‘interest’ of some, it is actually a global phenomenon called Technology Displacement which is driving the stir. This...
The boutique business seems to be the most sought after, the most launched and the most shut-down business in Kerala. People who do not know the basics of business start boutiques that close down in one to two years. Those who have assets would...
English is in a state of flux, and this is the age of verbs turning into nouns. Today, connect is used as a noun, and connection is outdated. There is not just a connect, but disconnect too. Some will say problematic in place of problem. In this...
No one had urged Keralites to go to Ceylon, Singapore, Burma or the Gulf. Without government help or incentives, Keralites explored lands on his/her own and set up enterprises from eateries to hyper malls in distant lands. Now, its Africa's turn to...
The start-up companies are gaining prominence at the expense of traditional trade houses who have been doing business for generations at the blink of an eye. The new business houses are establishing themselves with the investments of hundreds of...
With the arrival of smart phones, it is hard to say when you will land in trouble. Earlier, companies did not have any means to find out where their field staff were going. There was a time when sales and marketing field staff used to report their...
An IT company is laying a running track around its 30-acre campus for its desk-bound employees to stretch a leg, while another one is subsidising pedometers for its employees to count the calories they burn with each step. Almost all companies,...
Some people go out of business when the rain comes. Juice, milkshake and sherbet sellers shut shop after brisk sales in the summer. But ice cream is one business that refuses to be intimidated by the monsoon. It survives the season with just a 40...
There are many businessmen who have given up their ventures because of imports from China. People and traders need only Chinese products. Not just small businesses, even business giants in India will surrender and fold before Chinese competition. A...
As the Narendra Modi Government completes its first year in office on Tuesday, it is pertinent to note the question put forward by noted writer Shobha De when beef ban was imposed in Maharashtra and later, when the State government insisted on...
It would not really come as a surprise if RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan becomes the head of IMF. The rumoured move comes after K.V. Kamath, became the Chairman of the BRICS Development Bank.
In the case of diabetes, Kerala tops in sale of drugs and insulin in India.
Ask any tour operator in Kerala, there is a great demand for international conventions here.
Singapore is the biggest port in the world and the fourth largest financial centre.
There is a steady stream of creative people from Kerala to Gulf these days. If you can shell out about 25,000 dirhams, you can start your own company and be on your own.
Millions lost job opportunities in the west, for creating those jobs in India.
Terence Hill-Bud Spencer and Laurel-Hardy, the celebrated Hollywood comedy duos, gave us the heartiest laughs of our childhood. These days, Rogan-Franco duo rule the roost. Pineapple Express is the finest example. The comedy cousin's latest...
Obama is not coming to see the Parade alone. There is a lot at stake.
Read how the sheikhs are winning the war against the US and shale gas.
With health and the providing of healthcare being such a vital issue, there will always be questions about conflicts of interest in the healthcare system.
If our goal is to find a solution to the many problems that we face in the public and private sphere, a degree of flexibility, openness to the views of others, civility in debate, and a willingness to negotiate might garner us better results than...
Instead of fighting over riparian rights in rivers that are fast dying, what we need to do is to come together and revive these once mighty rivers and lakes so that everyone benefits.
The crowds at the new Streetscape Park in Kochi show how much we need open and green spaces. India’s urban planners should give priority to this need.
It's been 69 years since India got independence. And it seems appropriate to ask ourselves how we have fared in this mammoth task of nation building?
From having a handful of close friends to having thousands of followers … we've certainly come a long way. But at what cost ?
Nothing can stop an idea whose time has come, and it appears that being actively involved and investing in efforts to bring about change in our own communities is an idea that is here to stay.
Farmers, despite their sweat and toil in the sun, realise almost nothing while middlemen harvest the fruits of their hard labour.
Quite clearly despite our vaunted claims of social justice and gender equality we are failing at both in Kerala.
Every trick in the book is being employed by the ringmasters to convince a jaded audience to give the show another chance to impress.
What all does a mother note down in her diary during those two whole months of sheer bliss?
Like the Israelites, we, who have thus far been blessed by nature, will have to traverse a desert of our own making in the years to come.
Shalini Anna Dominic in her column writes about a new species that is taking over the urban Kerala.
Pinarayi's aim of progress can't be achieved unless law and order is effectively maintained and public tranquility becomes the new norm.
The CM has to reach out to all the apolitical social forces and the political opposition to create a generally peaceful environment that is required for progress.
The new government in Kerala should move fast before it loses momentum and popular goodwill.
If the LDF can provide a government that will impartially focus on corruption-free governance, inclusive economic development and justice to all, they are likely to be reelected after five years.
Kerala police have not moved fast enough to improve their data base, crime and criminal tracking systems and investigative capabilities.
The government will have to reach out not only to apolitical social forces but also to political opponents and recognize ground realities.
A vibrant democracy requires that the people should have the option of choosing one or the other of at least two national parties.
There is no dearth of power hungry saints in the Congress who work overtime to pull down their friends and colleagues.
The hopes of UDF and the dreams of NDA were dashed by the Left wave.
The gruesome murder of Jisha living in a one-room hut on government land in Kerala raises some questions which the state government and the Kerala society need to grapple with.
Kerala can become the shining star of development in India if our politics can become issue based rather than confrontational.
Unless we fix the school education before it is too late, the future of the Kerala will be bleak.
We need a dynamic govt that can move fast, not one that is lost in some ideological arid land or running to remain standstill as in Alice’s wonderland.
The focus on corruption in the election manifesto of LDF is a step in the right direction.
Current Kerala elections don't offer hope on this; only a groundswell of opinion will force a change.
Oommen Chandy has emerged stronger and taller from the standoff with the Congress high command. Can Pinarayi Vijayan do a repeat?
Do we not have the right to know before we make the choice who will be the chief minister if the front we are voting for comes to power?
We have seen political leaders who scream from rooftops about corruption in public life but never take any action when they are given power.
Amassing wealth through dishonest means does not entail social disrepute.
Will the people of Kerala be able to send these parties and their leaders to retirement homes in the forthcoming Assembly election?
What is unique about the Kerala coalition firmament is that people like R Balakrishna Pillai, TM Jacob and Baby John have been hailed as state-level leaders though their parties would not be able to come to power even in a panchayat on their own.
In the run-up to another assembly election, Keralites have the unenviable task of choosing between two fronts with only marginal differences in their programmes.
The nationalism that RSS-BJP propagate is chillingly reminiscent of how it was used by Hitler and Mussolini for their fascist projects.
Dialogues are debate of ideas and it is only through clash of ideas that civilizations advanced, it is this process that is under threat, writes Sitaram Yechury.
Radhika broke down when I met her. One could see the glow of anger against the injustice perpetuated by our society.
Sree Narayana Guru used spirituality as a propelling force for upward social mobility of the people, says CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury.