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VARIETY

 |  BREAKING NEWS INTO PIECES  |  4-minute read
Jolly, Coronavirus in kerala, God's own country, Kerala

The Kerala model murders

Our focus state today is a thin sliver of land kissing the Arabian Sea, the land of Chera, Kerala.

VARIETY

 |  Kerala Diary  |  2-minute read
Alcohol prohibition, Kerala, Covid-19, Lockdowninindia

Covid-19 has done for Kerala what no spiritual guru could

Kerala has the highest per capita annual alcohol consumption in India with over 8 litres per person and 37 per cent of the total population consumes alcohol.

VARIETY

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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

 |  Kerala Diary  |  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

 |  Kerala Diary  |  3-minute read
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

 |  5-minute read
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

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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

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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?