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VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Floods

Deccan in deluge: What makes the floods an annual saga year on year?

The floods in Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra, that have become an annual event, are man-made and could have been prevented had action been taken in due time.

POLITICS

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Priyanka Gandhi, Kerala, Wayanad, Rahul Gandhi

Upside down: How is Rahul Gandhi seen in the state that he now represents?

In south India, Rahul is not taken as a joke. It is from here that the Congress should try to rebuild the party.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala custodial death, Kerala cm, Kerala

How a custodial death and a corruption case revealed Kerala CM’s passive approach towards law and order

Pinarayi Vijayan called a meeting of all police chiefs to make them accountable to good practices in policing but that did little to help.

POLITICS

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Kerala flood relief, Nipah, Chandrasekharan, Sabarimala shrine

Why CM Pinarayi is on the backfoot

LDF has to realise that there is no political space for violence in Kerala. The new generation in Kerala doesn’t like violence, brutality or oppression. Their sympathy goes with the victims.

POLITICS

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K karunakaran, C achutha menon, P rajan case, Kerala

Emergency in Kerala: The trains ran on time, young students like P Rajan were killed

The Emergency meant a surface of tranquility in Union-ridden Kerala. But under the surface, tremendous brutality simmered, which burst forth in the P Rajan case that rocked the state.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Bishop council, UDF, Kerala, Bishop franco cartoon

The Freedom to Mock: This controversial Bishop Franco cartoon mirrors an urgent need to protect freedom of speech

Cartoons are a way to laugh even in dark times. As the Church objects to an award-winning cartoon showing a rape-accused Bishop, will the Kerala govt protect our freedom to mock?

POLITICS

 |  10-minute read
K Chandrasekhara Rao, MK Stalin, YS Jaganmohan Reddy, Narendra Modi

Why BJP loses out in the south: Why Narendra Modi's saffron party is unable to cross the Vindhyas in victory

Powerful local players. Rooted regional sensitivities. A host of political miscalculations. And an inability to catch the pulse of the South. All this has limited the Modi Wave to the north of India.

LIFE

 |  2-minute read
World health organization, Malaysia, Kerala, Nipah virus

Nipah Virus in Kerala again: Why this is an alarming situation

A 23-year-old college student in Kerala's Ernakulam has tested positive for the deadly Nipah virus, which killed 17 people in the state last year. What is this virus and why is it so dangerous?

POLITICS

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BJP, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Malayalis, Kerala

Not by Saffron Pappus: Dear BJP, there is only one way you can woo the Malayali

Malayalis cannot relate to the collective consciousness shared by people further up the subcontinent. They are motivated by something entirely different.

POLITICS

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BJP, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala

Lok Sabha 2019: Where the Modi Wave hit a wall. Why South India votes differently

Despite the thumping majority in the Hindi heartland, the BJP has been shown the door in most of the states south of the Vindhyas. Why is it proving hard for the lotus to bloom down south?