Anand Kochukudy

OPEN TO OPINION

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The writer is a political journalist and lapsed academic.

VARIETY

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Kerala nun rape case: Why Bishop Franco Mulakkal’s bail is 'untenable'

One can only hope the investigation doesn’t lose pace and the chargesheet is filed at the earliest for the trial to commence sooner than later

POLITICS

 |   9-minute read

Bishop Franco Mulakkal case shows the Kerala Church’s fall from grace

The Church and some powerful Bishops have thrown their considerable weight behind a man accused of raping a nun, forcing several politicians to toe their line.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

Why Kerala Police dragged their feet on Bishop Franco’s arrest

The policy of appeasement and vote-bank politics applies equally to all political parties. Even the Marxists.

POLITICS

 |   8-minute read

Hypocrisy, thy name is Marxist

The double standards, delays and duress faced by victims of alleged sexual harassment within the CPI (M) in Kerala shows the party's real face.

SPORTS

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Why Ravi Shastri needs to go for India to start winning overseas

The coach being a sidekick to the captain is not an ideal scenario.

POLITICS

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'The many facets of Rahul Gandhi' fiasco shows Congress' lack of grasp of social media

What the Congress seems to need, more than anything, at this point is to have people with political acumen working for them in the social media cell.

VOICES

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No communalism please, we are Malayalis

The recent floods hitting Kerala also brought a deluge of divisiveness and communal spite. However, Kerala's people withstood both these angry tides.

POLITICS

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End of an era in Dravidian politics - What's next for DMK and Tamil Nadu?

It’s in the nature of politics to throw up surprises and leaders out of nowhere.

POLITICS

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To counter BJP's Hindutva, Rahul Gandhi and Congress can't evade the 'ideological' debate

If 2014 was more about 'Vikas' than Hindutva, 2019 is likely to be a communally charged election with worse in store.

POLITICS

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