Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra proved yet again that he is a world-class athlete by winning gold in the recent Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast.
Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra proved yet again that he is a world-class athlete by winning gold in the recent Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast.
On Women's Day, Anju Bobby George shares memories of her brother-in-law Jimmy George whose 63rd birth anniversary falls on March 8.
We have to spot the true talents and provide the best of facilities and training to them in order to fight on level terms with the world's best. Hopefully, the Khelo India projects will be just the start of it.
Anju Bobby George recalls her bronze-medal winning effort at the 2003 Paris World Championships.
Long jumper M Sreeshankar and high jumper Rubina Yadav were the standout performers at the recent junior nationals.
In Once Upon a Tender Time Sri Lankan author Carl Muller wrote about a Madhavan, who launched his Bharatanatyam Ballet at the St. Peter's School in Colombo in 1940.
The UPSC civil service examination is the toughest competitive examination in the country.
There had been no report of Nipah from any country in recent years. Which means the possibility of the virus travelling to Kerala through someone or some other country is also remote.
There is little doubt that the generational shift evident in Rahul Gandhi's ascent to the Congress president's post is paving the way for the younger leaders to gain more prominence.
The move to introduce capital punishment for rape of girls below 12 years seems to be more of a reaction to the ongoing outrage than a well-considered long term solution to the growing violence against children.
History and heritage are the assets of a country, but our national monuments have been reduced to mere tourist destinations.
The Indian government has handed over the Red Fort to the Dalmia Group for five years. As the authorities consider putting even the Taj Mahal and other iconic monuments under private care, expert opinion is split.
Inability to execute 'obsolescence replacements' and the penchant to suspect anything related to procurements, have already made Army logistics extremely complex, sensitive, difficult and plagued by 'non-availabilities.'
Leaders sparring over contentious issues, including a pact with the Congress, are dragging the CPM and the CPI into uneasy political terrains.
The organisational report to be presented before the gathering is not without some frustrating confessions.
Pooram is a pilgrimage for spectators, artistes and fireworks technicians.
CPM leaders seem to have little else on their mind than the question of allying with the Congress.
Former chiefs of Kerala Police react to a series of police atrocities that have put the force in a bad light.
We cannot just sit back deeming lightly of the Kathua issue by concluding that some people are born with a criminal mind. We will have to delve deep to find the source of such callous behaviour.
The ruling and opposition members in the Kerala Legislative Assembly joined hands to pass a bill to whitewash the irregularities at two self-financing college managements.
The ongoing parleys and backstage moves over inviting KM Mani to the fold give an impression that both the CPM and the CPI remain poles apart in their approaches to the expansion of the LDF.
Fiscal inadequacy must prompt the military hierarchy to pragmatically look at weapon scales and encourage them to adopt differential entitlements based on the type of units.
If the authorities concerned justify their stance and cite poor viewership as the reason for not telecasting the matches, football enthusiasts in the country are not going buy that theory.
The local self-government bodies in the state are in flux. The change of guards from the grass-roots institutions could create ripples in the state politics.
Sri Lanka is headed for muddy waters with the disturbed political balance that has now culminated in riots, no confidence motions and fledgling local election results.
The Congress high command is relentlessly pursuing the generational switch in the party.
Stephen Hawking represented nothing but the pinnacle of human will, N S Madhavan recollects.
The enigmatic Chinese premier has become increasingly powerful and on the other hand, fewer of his promises of governance and reforms have been delivered in the years of his rule.
The Left has become a party of white collar in Kerala. In Bengal, the main communist party has become an association of lazy people.
The party’s maiden win in Tripura and impressive performance in Nagaland is a reflection of the BJP's organisational muscle.
The focus of Kerala politics has shifted from Thrissur to Malappuram in a matter of a few days.
If Agali’s Madhu were to return, all you could do was to fall at his feet to beg for forgiveness. You would not dare to look him in the eyes.
Modi’s national election calendar is a rollback of the states’ authority to decide the timing of its elections.
The higher technical education sector in the state is grappling with several issues other than the drop in students enrolling for engineering courses.
There are three aspects of prime minister Narendra Modi's speech in Parliament -- which was probably his most combative in recent times -- that deserve attention.
The upcoming Chengannur assembly by-election will be an acid test for all the three major political formations of Kerala.
Lawry used the microphone to transform his image of an unfriendly and obstinate character to a warm person who could convey the happenings on the field with passion and energy to the drawing rooms of the vast television audience.
Instances of sportsman spirit should be made a compulsory part of the syllabus for aspiring cricketers in institutions such as the National Cricket Academy.
These fielding efforts have been picked on what is perceived to be their significance in the history of the game in the country and not on their relative difficulty.
One hopes Vinod Kambli's distasteful comments would motivate Sanju Samson to strive harder and earn a place in the national squad.
Sanju Samson first hit the headlines in 2011 with a string of scores that he made in the Cooch Behar U-19 national championship.
Helmets, which are today an integral part of the kit of any cricketer, were first designed and used on a regular basis during WSC matches.
Cricket is a game played as much in the mind as on the field and only players at peak physical and mental prowess can win matches.
What sets apart true champions from the rest are strength of character, ability to display grace and poise under pressure, and the respect earned from the compatriots and public.
At a time when Dinesh Karthik hogs the limelight for his last-ball six against Bangladesh, let's revisit the Austral-Asia Cup title clash between India and Pakistan.
Unlike his playing days, the former Indian captain has played it safe in his autobiography.
The International Cricket Council should use the lessons learnt from the Warner-de Kock episode to frame provisions giving more powers to the umpires on the field.
The levels of maturity and sense of responsibility of the commentators and the reporters would go a long way in ensuring that emotions of the crowd do not get whipped up and lead to untoward incidents.
To many cricket lovers, March 14, 2001, would remain the Renaissance Day of Indian cricket, when V V S Laxman and Rahul Dravid scripted one of the greatest fightbacks in Test history.
No other cricketer has toiled so much for the game in the country, both during his playing days and after.
The Indian skipper's belligerent attitude is an integral part of his persona which has contributed substantially to making him the leading batsman in international cricket.
Their success at international level in the age-group championship not withstanding, the members of the victorious Indian U-19 team have miles to go before they can aspire to play cricket at the highest level.
Sanjay Manjrekar deserves applause for admitting his mistakes and showing the courage for penning them down so that upcoming cricketers are better equipped to tackle the pitfalls and challenges that may come their way.
Gavaskar made us feel proud to be Indians at a time when we had little to boast about. Most importantly, he showed us that we too could take on the world if we set our minds on it.
It would not be an exaggeration to say that Gavaskar carried the expectations of the whole nation on his shoulders whenever he went out to bat in a Test match.
Vidarbha’s win has demonstrated that any of the teams that take part in the tournament can aspire to lift the trophy, irrespective of the names in their ranks.
Kohli would be facing his toughest test as Indian captain during the three-Test series against South Africa in their own backyard.
The Australian embodied all the virtues of a true fighter, a player whose never-say-die attitude moved mountains and helped him attain greatness.
Generations of cricket lovers would continue to thank Worrell and Benaud and the sides at their command for their wonderful contribution to Test cricket, which would never be forgotten so long as the game is played.
With tours of South Africa, England and Australia lined up, 2018 would pose the toughest challenge yet to Kohli, the captain.
The India-West Indies Test at Sabina Park in 1976 will forever be remembered for the intimidatory tactics adopted by the home side's pacers and the courageous batting display by the visitors' top order.
There have not been many Tests where a side that was on the verge of being written off mounted a rearguard fight of such magnitude and snatched victory from the jaws of defeat as England did in 1981.
Before stepping down, Pataudi restored national pride by leading the side with panache and gave the strong West Indies side a run for its money in the 1974-75 series.
Farokh Engineer, Syed Kirmani and M S Dhoni rank among the top-three wicketkeepers who have played for the national team.
The Haryana Hurricane was a phenomenon that ignited fire in the minds of cricket lovers of the country, leaving behind in its trail a galvanized nation and millions of motivated minds.
Chappell’s confrontations with the authorities were the stuff of legend and helped in binding the players into a tight unit.
In legislative practice, things that are not explicitly mentioned are managed by following conventions and precedence.
The aim of the Congress is to clearly drain the BJP of the vital mileage it gained with the Centre's tacit support.
Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan have always portrayed themselves as good friends in public too. But will politics change this?
Before 'period leave' was introduced, working women everywhere had been using the age-old option — invoking 'stomach/head ache' and leaving the office.
The ideological position that actor Rajinikanth takes leaves one baffled.
Use of brutal force by cops on any person on mere suspicion without registering a case is unjustifiable.
A dicey scenario in which a large constituent made the LDF's mighty margin in the Assembly look meek necessitates the NCP's return to Pinarayi cabinet, but an HC ruling and further legal complications may mar his re-entry chances.
Leaving apart the merits and demerits of the land grab charges, Thomas Chandy can blame only himself for his exit.
The sloganeering in the BJP march which name and target CPM leaders prove that the saffron party is not much concerned about their proclaimed aim -- peace.
Why filmmaker Lal Jose's views on the box office success of Dileep-starrer Ramaleela need to be challenged.
The induction of Alphons Kannanthanam into the union council of ministers has wider ramifications that could impact the political flirtations in Kerala.
More perplexing than the understated hubris of the man-gods are the undeniable faith of the men and women that their faith-alterers can even defy the laws of classical physics.
The chances of an appeal against the verdict notwithstanding, Pinarayi has now emerged in stature both within the CPM and in public sphere.
Under Nihalani's eyes, the CBFC had become a guardian of the Victorian morality, to say the least.
Is justice being denied to the actor accused of conspiracy behind the sexual assault of an actress?
As the internet deepens its grip over the world populace and as stakeholders fail to enact regulatory laws, the only way out is self-restraint.
Next time, the comrades voice for press freedom, the Mascot Hotel episode is sure to frown upon you.
There is an eerie pattern in the shifting contours of political violence from Kerala's volatile northern region to the state capital in its southern tip.
The larger criminal in the actress attack case is still at large and will continue to evade the most stringent of penal provisions.
The police got a hint of Suni breaking down as he tried to get in touch with Dileep's manager Appunni through a coin-box phone on the jail premises.
After the actress was assaulted, information was selectively served by the powers that be for lesser mortals, in true cinematic style.
Making films have become easier with crowd-sourcing, mobile cameras, and the Internet. But some of the actors seem to be stuck in a mythical time warp.
As the police go to every place, as per Suni's whims, looking for the memory card, are we reminded of some Dileep films – those slapstick ones where the protagonist-thief takes the police for a ride?
The explosion that rocked Manchester Arena has proved that there’s more to Manchester than meets the eye: the true beauty of the city lies in its preparedness to shore itself up and endure.
Technology is a two-edged sword and if not used prudently it could prove detrimental to the individual and society.
The army is yet to draw up a field strategy to counter the non-combatant but prickly mobs.
Nepal says the money, which has been accumulated in the country's banks, is the remittance made by Nepalese citizens.
K Chandrashekhar Rao believes he can play a big role by persuading DMK from aligning with the Congress in Tamil Nadu.
Events in New Delhi and Hyderabad over the past few days have brought both positive and negative vibes for the dreams of opposition unity for taking on the might of the BJP.
Prime minister Narendra Modi has discovered river waters are treacherous, even when they are dry in the summer months.
Once the record holder for the highest margin in Lok Sabha elections, Paswan has been a silent passenger in the Modi government for nearly four years.
Siddaramaiah has been training his guns on the centre accusing it of curtailing funds to the southern state and claimed that his state was a trailblazer in fiscal discipline.
Modi feels young officers, who are not burdened by family and are at the height of physical fitness, would be full of adrenaline, and can travel extensively within the district assigned to them.
The query of the commission is making several ministries in the central government scratch their heads as neither the Constitution nor the two laws on conduct of elections have said anything on this subject.
Except farmers, Hazare's second phase of agitation from March 23 doesn't have the support of political parties or strong groups.
Devoid of intense controversies, the Congress insider account, released just ahead of the Karnataka elections, talks about Poojary's proximity to three former Congress prime ministers.
The complex equation of alliances has assumed more importance than ever, though opposition parties seem to be missing the larger picture with a belligerent BJP on the loose.
Rajini's entry has added the much-anticipated drama into the politics of the southern state, fresh out of a turbulent 2017.
Apparently, prime minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah trust ministers more than the current crop of office bearers at the BJP headquarters.
Two speeches by president Ram Nath Kovind in October last week, pointed fingers at the opposition in the two states.
The avaricious ‘sarkari’ attitude has once again seen a large number of tickets being given to government departments, depriving true sports lovers of an opportunity to watch the game.
The PM has tasked the law ministry to work out the strategies on implementing 'One Nation, One Election' project in 2019.
It is to be seen how effective the big-sized cabinet committee on economic affairs will be during a period of economic stress.
Prime minister Narendra Modi may be as pure as Ganga but his ambitious plan to clean and develop the country's longest river has never really taken off.
While military officers get a clothing allowance for regular and ceremonial uniform, bureaucrats of the level of joint secretary and above too get a fixed allowance.
For Yadav, political battles and political adjustments are part of a long career where he never built a mass base like colleagues in the Janata movement.
Post the monsoon session, busy days await the Modi govt that needs to take a call on advancing the financial year, revamping project implementation, saving the Ganga and a putting together a better speech for I-Day.
The outgoing Pakistan high commissioner's aggressive and even non-diplomatic style of functioning was blamed for the plummeting of ties between India and Pakistan.
Two women chief ministers have voiced concerns that China is stoking trouble in their states.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar is certainly a canny politician who can weigh up situations well.
Parrikar, who won over small parties and independents to form the government in Panaji, is obviously missing his role as one of the four important ministers in Delhi.
Since 1976, no first meeting of a new US president with an Indian PM has been fraught with low expectation as the meeting between Trump and Modi.
All eyes are on the former RBI governor as he is expected to speak up on the state of the Indian economy on the day he completes a year outside India's 'first bank.'
In a clear sign that he has taken control of the party from his mother, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, vice president Rahul Gandhi has made decisive moves on the leadership of the party in Karnataka.
The Modi government seems to have decided to clench its teeth and march ahead towards privatization of Air India.
Now, all eyes are once again on Poes Garden, close to the fortress of Jayalalithaa, where Rajinikanth’s bungalow is situated.
Dr George Sudarshan passed away without winning the Nobel Prize, though his game-changing discoveries were widely recognised.
We hear much about reform of the UPSC examination, but not much has changed since 2011.
The new president of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena, finds himself more and more deeply involved politically and economically with China.
When a country feels powerless to change the opinion of a foreign country, it feels tempted to use its prerogative to expel diplomats.
No philosophy will console the many millions that mourned Sridevi as she was young, dynamic and beautiful till she unbelievably drowned in a bathtub.
The 'hugplomacy' and the trade pacts with West Asia along with that fine balancing act with Israel, were well-timed and executed, with diplomatic finesse.
The present political crisis in Maldives is an occasion when a powerful nation finds its might irrelevant in dealing with a small and weak neighbor.
The policy on overseas Indians and legislation over their welfare have remained in the domain of the Union government.
Facebook often gives you a distorted image of what you are and how the others see you.
Because the word 'disruption' has acquired a positive connotation in recent times.
There is no comparison between the two in any area, particularly after the liberation of Bangladesh.
Trump's unpredictability gives a reason for the hope that he will not implement the many irrational decisions he has announced to make America great again.
The reputation of the Civil Services, which has suffered on account of the recent cheating incident, must be restored.
The 'Dream' Act is an American legislative proposal for a multi-phase process for qualifying alien minors in the United States.
The only predictable feature of president Donald Trump is his unpredictability and he demonstrated it once again in the two speeches he made at the UN General Assembly this year.
What Kerala needs in the short term is not President’s rule, but an effective and disciplined police force.
The first ambassadorial house I moved into was in Fiji’s capital, Suva. Situated on a hill overlooking the Suva port was a real delight and the garden was big enough to hold 1,000 guests.
This is the first of a three part series on life in diplomatic homes abroad.
Ideally, an explicit assurance should have come from the summit on the H1-B visa issue, together with other gestures of cooperation, but the silence over this issue is not without a glimmer of hope.
Every visit by the Indian PM is a matter of celebration for the Indian community right from the days of Jawaharlal Nehru.
This is for the first time in recent years that aspirants belonging to high ranks have given IFS as the first option, marking a resurrection of the interest in the IFS.
Even at a time when India-Pakistan relations were at a low ebb, India took up the issue formally and firmly with Pakistan.
The reason for the media hype over Sabarinadhan-Divya Iyer alliance goes beyond the unusual nature of the alliance.
Whether the red beacon goes or not, human ingenuity will create mental beacons to remain more equal than others.
Some of the most prominent Indian writers in English - V.S.Naipaul, Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh, Jhumpa Lahiri and Shashi Tharoor are diaspora writers.
The bigots who put those bullets in Gauri Lankesh’s forehead did not just take a shot at a dare-devil woman journalist, it was indeed a shot at free speech.
The 'Foot-soldiers of freedom', by P Sainath's 'PARI', is a welcome move in archiving the first-hand narratives of the freedom-fighters for the children of our millenium.
Be it legacy, lethargy, or the loathsome VVIP culture, it has all added to the concept of entitlement being wrongly hard-wired into young minds.
It's better that 10 guilty men escape the clutches of law than that one innocent suffer.
Many people hold on to the belief that human memory blots everything that appears in front of the eyes, just like a video camera.
It’s incredible just how many medical myths we have about the brain. But the most common of them all is the idea that we only use 10 percent of it.
Despite centuries of scientific researches and studies, the world of dreams still remains a mystery.
Psychology is so popular among the masses not for it's therapeutic aspects, but for it's fictitious pseudo-psychological concepts depicted in the popular art forms.
Arundhati Roy's 'The Ministry of Utmost Happiness' is unabashedly political and too polemical for comfort.
There has never been a better time in India for cult figures than now. And it does not bode well for the nation.
Will a dalit ever become the supreme leader of either the Congress or the BJP? Will India ever get a dalit prime minister? If and when that happens, perhaps we can claim that we, as a nation, are serious about social justice.
Of the many gendered spaces around, none is so prominent and explicit as the Indian film industry, particularly in the southern states.
It's interesting to reflect on cricket's colonial history as well as what the game means to the people of the subcontinent.
A personal recollection of the experience of reading Arundhati Roy for more than 20 years now.
Anyone who argues against Kerala, vis-a-vis the situation elsewhere, please remember that there are 10 toilets in Kerala against the one over there.
Local brewing should be made legal and if possible, put under the control of co-operative societies formed for the purpose.
When we sit back in comforts of our living room and pass judgments on who is an anti-national, who is a patriot and who all are not, we should remember that all these terminologies have a history behind them.
There's no doubt about the fact that Modi and co. had sprung such a surprise on the opposition that they were shocked into inaction for some time.
The government doesn’t think twice before honoring a fallen soldier in Kashmir or Arunachal Pradesh or gunning down agitating farmers.
Outwardly, there is no ban on slaughter in India, but there is a covert ban that works equally efficiently.
I asked each candidate to tell me the title of one or two books that he or she had read. And it was then that I felt deflated, devastated, and defeated. Books? None of them had read any.
Unlike most others, Vijay Nambisan had a great quality of being true to himself.
What made them human beings greater than the rest of us? It is just the virtues that they practiced in their daily life.
Wherever we are, wherever we go, we as a people do not give away an opportunity to boost our ego and selfishness.
Inflation is not just an ice cream, my little one. It is the iceberg we ourselves built irresponsibly over time, thinking it'll give us ice cream in the end.
Life is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
I learned that poetry was not just a fairy dream song. It was a world where memories laughed and sang and cried out in pain.
The Facebook artificial intelligence project was not shut down because it developed a new language.
We have good educational institutions and many research institutions, but mostly such institutions work in isolation and not as part of an ecosystem.
The lack of good tech communities in the state is another major reason behind this phenomenon.
Captive breeding is an important approach now to return endangered species back to their wild habitats.
They serve as an invaluable platform for the public to be ecologically aware and learn to be environmentally responsible.
Wildlife rehabilitation and rescue centers are important facility to care and cater for the helpless wildlife that may have been injured in an accident or have been illegally attempted for poaching or illegally captured and are in need of immediate...
The increased number of vehicles passing through previously designated wildlife corridors has been causing havoc due to accidental collisions with wildlife killing them.
The irrigation system has provided a breathing and breeding space for a large number of local species adding to the rich biodiversity of the existing local ecosystems.
Recreational or sports fishing can easily develop into a booming multi-million dollar industry for India if planned, developed, promoted and executed properly.
Recreational or sports fishing is a major global industry in developed nations and has a turnover worth a few billion dollars.
The majestic predator wildcats are currently found only in a unique ecosystem in the famous Gir Forest National Park.
Breeding programs between rhinos in Nepal and India (West Bengal and Assam) could be an important step for improving rhino genetics for future conservation efforts and to avoid chances of inbreeding depression.
Around 35 to 40 percent of the global rhino population is now concentrated in the northern parts of West Bengal in Eastern India and in the North Eastern state of Assam.
An issue that has been globally impacting agriculture productivity across the planet, superweeds, aka the weeds that man can longer kill, has been in the news for several years.
International cooperation is now an important aspect for successful conservation efforts between adjacent nations.
Successful wildlife management is a major challenge for all nations, no matter how developed or underdeveloped it is.
Agriculture, no doubt, has reshaped human history, growth and development, and made significant progress in transforming lives and livelihoods across the planet. However, at the same time, it has been impacting our natural ecosystems and environment...
Modern agricultural practices have been transformed into a massive global industry from just simple crop and animal production practices over the decades.
The unacceptable and unhygienic practice of open defecation in rural India is an important socio-cultural, environmental and health issue that needs serious attention from all corners.
Clouded leopards are a medium sized cat species that inhabit a significant large habitat, ranging from the Himalayan foothills across parts of South China extending into South East Asia.
The Canada goose represents a majestic icon of the spectacular beauty of wild, continental North America and is represented by around eight sub species.
Red Panda is not related to giant panda but due to some superficial similarities it is also known by the name lesser panda or red bearcat.
There is no doubt regarding the importance of conserving key natural bee habitats and native wildflower plants for securing the future of native bees.
The Indian leopard (South Asian leopard) is Asia’s most populous and elusive large predator.
India proudly harbors some of the most spectacular and unique UNESCO World Heritage Sites that are known across the planet.
The nation also proudly harbors some of the most spectacular and unique UNESCO World Heritage Sites that are known across the planet
Modern agriculture, while being revolutionized by agro-chemicals, has also been jeopardized by the unrestricted, irresponsible use and unwanted over-application of the various agro-chemicals, particularly chemical pesticides and synthetic...
Home garden is a brilliant model of sustainable micro-agriculture at the local level that has significant long-term positive impacts on our immediate environment and ecosystem.
Our society has turned from agrarian to industrial with the progress in science and technology around the planet.
Snow leopard has earned the status of being ‘endangered’ in the IUCN Red List and it is estimated that only less than a few thousand are now left in the wild.
North America is a biologically diverse continent with unique agro-climatic regimes, spectacular ecosystems, majestic forests and impressive wildlife.
Also known as the keystone species, elephants play an important role in maintaining the biodiversity of the ecosystems in which they live.
Several species of wild birds have been showing signs of serious decline around the globe and are in need of immediate help and attention from their human co-inhabitants.
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.
These days, all those who oppose automation are called Luddites.
Workshops that once repaired Fiat, Ambassador and Maruti cars are dwindling. The days of getting a quick repair done by a mechanic for a pittance on the way are passé.
India is akin to an elephant, it cannot move fast. A small hook of a controversy is enough to stop it in its tracks.
Unlike other living beings, who don’t have any obligation towards life, man is eternally in search for a meaning to his life.
Local tea stalls operate under the same business model while keeping prices very very modest.
Revolutions in taxi segments are either very quiet and or associated with a lot of sound and fury.
Brand is a feeling and is associated with a set of qualities, often unsaid and undeclared.
Those who chose to remain in the state have now turned to another business that is similar and converts wastes to money - buffalo rearing.
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.
Do we have a right to have more than our fair share simply because we are in a position to grab it?
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.