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Elections 2014: Performance of M.P.s from Kerala

the most interesting finding from parliamentary performance of M.P.s from Kerala is that the best performing M.P. from Kerala was denied a ticket by Congress party, and the worst performing member, Kumbakudi Sudhakaran (who himself wanted to drop off the race, possibly realizing his ineffectiveness in Delhi) was asked to contest. A clear sign that Rahul Gandhi’s overarching strategy to lose this election is actually working.

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Dear Leader Un

How the dictator of a dystopian society with grey, clouded skies can be such fodder for humor is food for thought for hegemony watchers. Meantime there is more Un goodness here.

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The annihilation of caste – full essay

The Socialists of India, following their fellows in Europe, are seeking to apply the economic interpretation of history to the facts of India. They propound that man is an economic creature, that his activities and aspirations are bound by economic facts, that property is the only source of power.

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Humility and Simplicity

Do not write these two thousand word rambling, loud editorials which insults everybody’s intelligence. This is not Narendra Modi’s party which needs to make up for lack of intelligence and critical thinking through loud provocations. Don’t be a cyber hindu.

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An aiport in Aranmula

The residents of Aranmula question the sheer arrogance of imperial governments in Delhi and Trivandrum deciding to land airplanes on their ponds, rivers, temples and farms. No technical arguments, no GDP discussions, no theory vs praxis confusions, no relativistic laziness

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Kasturirangan Report

Because everyone from Asianet news reader Vinu to the honorable high court of this land will ask you whether you have read the report. The green people (which surprisingly now includesgreen MLA Hibi Eden and Idukki M.P.), are generally assumed to be of higher intellect and are not expected to the answer the question.

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Lingavishappu by Vishnu Prasad

In a recent interview with Madhyamam newspaper, the author talks about the ‘hunter’s viewpoint’ when it comes to sexual assaults. Vishnu Prasad feels better understanding the hunter’s social conditions is important enough and is seldom thought of. He feels male sexuality is suppressed in Kerala’s social conditioning. He goes to the extent of claiming men are more sexually frustrated than women.

He details the ‘hunter’s viewpoint’ in detail in some of his poems, like the recently controversial “Linga vishappu” in which he says, the man’s under wear that gets torn from excessive masturbation does not lie about his social condition, about the suppressed hunger of the penis.

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