Kerala

  • Why Kerala is still rooting for Congress and saying no to Modi

    Just a Thought |  Radhakrishnan Nair
    The CNN-IBN-Lokniti survey clearly shows that BJP is emerging as the single largest party and Narendra Modi is emerging as the top PM contender. Only...

  • Is Kerala losing form like Sachin Tendulkar?

    The other India |  Debraj Bhattacharya
    It is well-known that Kerala is India's Sachin Tendulkar when comes to progress in Human Development. Over the last two decades it has made giant...

  • Daasan Kapital and Chidambaram's budget

    Life As It Is |  Rajesh Kumar
    The best of political debates in Kerala, and perhaps India, happen not in television studios or our legislature, but in Karunan's barber shop and Kuttan's...

  • Jumbo Travails: But it's not yet time to write off KSRTC

    A Mallu's Musings |  Achyuth Punnekat
    "No one can overhaul KSRTC," is the quip... Not from disgruntled passengers but the head of government in Kerala himself. Oommen Chandy's public admission throws...

  • Rural Development: A victim of Kerala's political morass

    A Mallu's Musings |  Achyuth Punnekat
    It is not very often you see city authorities providing drinking water and other facilities to people on protest against a ruling government. But in...

  • Kerala Power Board's Induction-phobia Is A Joke

    A Mallu's Musings |  Achyuth Punnekat
    Of all the harebrained schemes I've ever heard in my life (and trust me, I cook up many myself), this one probably deserves a citation...

  • Solar Power: Why Kerala should act smarter

    A Mallu's Musings |  Achyuth Punnekat
    When I was a kid growing up in the sleepy (at that time!) little town of Palakkad, my teacher once asked me to make a...

  • Air Kerala: A totally mad business plan

    A Mallu's Musings |  Achyuth Punnekat
    Oommen Chandy recently gave Air India Express a mild heart attack by suggesting that Kerala is relooking at launching its own flag carrier (Kerala has...

  • Here comes Saint Antony

    Just a thought |  R Radhakrishnan Nair
    Defence Minister A K Antony made some rare interventions in Parliament over the last two days after the Army Chief Gen V K Singh spoke...

  • Mullaperiyar: In search of truth

    Dateline Kerala |  James Wilson
    In this post, I want to discuss about the 'Precautionary Principle', which is the basis of the new dam offered by Kerala. Kerala is strongly...

  • Kerala CM engulfed in the palmolein fire

    Southsayer |  Dakshina Muraleedharan
    Things were going well for Oommen Chandy after the initial hiccups of forming a UDF government with the macho allies. His ambitious 100-day governance program...

  • High stakes elections for Congress

    Pallavi's space |  Pallavi Ghosh
    Not many noticed when Sonia Gandhi quietly made Digvijaya Singh in-charge of Assam last month. Despite the general perception that Congress has no real opponent...

  • The Kerala Files - Part I

    Connect |  Jaimon Joseph
    I was born in a tiny hospital in Kottayam district, Kerala, thirty-two years ago. Electric lights had still not reached my mom's village then. Telephones...