Kerala

OPEN TO OPINION

VARIETY

 |  7-minute read
United Nations, Kerala, Alappuzha, Swachh Bharat

Why Swachh Bharat and UN disagree on how clean a small city in Kerala is

According to a UN report, Alappuzha has no landfill and most of the garbage is treated by the residents themselves.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Fishermen dead, Kerala, IMD, Cyclone Ockhi

Could a timely warning have saved fishermen's lives in Cyclone Ockhi?

IMD made a delay in either issuing a cyclone warning or in communicating it to Kerala.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Hadiya, Kerala, BJP, RSS

Why Hadiya's voice has remained unheard in Kerala love jihad case

One can only hope she will finally get some justice after her six-month-long ordeal.

ART & CULTURE

 |   Long-form
Patriarchy, Women, Kerala

What non-Malayalis don't get about Kerala

[Book excerpt] It is indubitably a good aberration in modern India.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
CPM, LDF, Pinarayi Vijayan, Thomas Chandy

Why isn't Pinarayi Vijayan sacking 'VIP' Thomas Chandy?

The political morality championed by the Left has taken a beating.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Kerala, Mahabharata, Ramayana, Caste system

How Hindus got the caste system wrong

Lineage did not matter in those times. It should not now.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Leftist Feminists, Star Vijay, Trp, Beauty

Debate over whether Kerala girls are more beautiful than those in Tamil Nadu is ugly

The most saddening part about the TV show was that young girls thought it was okay to sit there, dress up and talk about the issue.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Hadiya, Jan Raksha Yatra, Hadiya case, Kerala

Kerala HC’s indictment of ‘love jihad’ brigade is an urgent dose of secular sanity for India

Communalising inter-faith marriages harms social harmony, said the division bench of the high court.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Kerala, Amit Shah, BJP, Jan Raksha Yatra

As Amit Shah’s Jan Raksha Yatra boomerangs, what BJP can learn from its Kerala debacle

Politically astute Malayalees saw this as an attempt at creating divisions along religious lines.

VOICES

 |  5-minute read
CPM, Kerala, BJP, Jan Raksha Yatra

Why BJP's Jan Raksha Yatra in Kerala is a success

It is leaving behind an indelible political imprint.