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March 2012

February 2012

Kerala History: Glimpses from 1956 to 2011

By | 2017-12-06T16:08:10+00:00 February 4th, 2012|Good Read, India, Kerala, Papa Bear, Poetry, Politics, talkies, Trivandrum, Trivia|

Because rather than big events, we have focused on big patterns. And while we disagree on a lot many things here - political, cultural, developmental, social, and personal, I hope we all agree that Kerala got it mostly right in the past 55 years. Because Kerala is the No.1 state in India, here we go, and as always we would like to hear your thoughts.

June 2011

10 Constitutional changes and a mango lassi

By | 2015-05-15T03:55:10+00:00 June 9th, 2011|India, Politics|

...need a Prime Minister who can explain this to the nation. This is where I miss the Nehrus, and Vajpayees, and the Vishwanath Prataps of yester years. Manmohan Singh over the past years has alarmingly proved his impotence as a leader, and while we are at it, an honest impotent leader. The new-India seem to care more about the "honest" part than the political impotence part. The new-India does not seem to hate political impotence, they just hate politicians making more money than them.

April 2011

Kerala Elections: V.S vs Rahul Amul Gandhi

By | 2011-04-12T08:18:59+00:00 April 12th, 2011|Kerala, Politics|

V.S replies to Rahul Gandhi's criticism of his age. He replies to Rahul saying, it isn't the number of grey hairs on the head which determines age, but whether the head is held high or not. Rahul Gandhi's disastrous Kerala tour had this for icing.

Kerala Elections 2011: Kalashakottu

By | 2011-04-11T21:43:14+00:00 April 11th, 2011|Kerala, Politics, Trivandrum|

The last 15 minutes of campaigning for Assembly elections in Peroorkada Junction, at the nerve center of the Vattiyoorkavu constituency in Trivandrum. K.Muraleedharan of INC takes on CPIM independent Cherian Philip in this VIP constituency encompassing AKG Center, Legislative Assembly, Cliff House, and Indira Bhavan.

March 2011

Kerala Elections: Do you remember 2006?

By | 2011-07-11T08:42:45+00:00 March 10th, 2011|Kerala, Politics, Trivandrum|

But if you are looking for a government which hits the right buttons with a 20 year vision for the state, which does not sell out our precious assets and our land, which has clear policies for human development and the ability to execute that on multiple fronts, which does not bow to the pressures of retrograde caste and religious organizations, which has a cabinet of people who know what they are talking about, which makes Kerala rank consistently as the best state in India - You might want to put some effort, drink some coffee, take a deep breath, and try to remember 2006.

December 2010

If history is any indicator….

By | 2010-12-18T23:32:55+00:00 December 10th, 2010|Politics, Video|

I agree that human rights include the right to food and shelter, which the Chinese are trying hard to provide. But to quote an Indian revolutionary, "Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right."

November 2010

Malayalam Cinema’s Mindspace

By | 2014-01-24T14:41:37+00:00 November 28th, 2010|India, Kerala, Politics, talkies, Trivandrum|

Now for the blockbusters from the past 22 years - 1988 - Chitram , 1989 - Ramjirao Speaking , 1990 - His Highness Abdulla , 1991 - Godfather , 1992 - Pappayude Swantham Appose , 1993 - Manichitrathazhu , 1994 - Commisioner , 1995 - Spadikam , 1996 - Hitler , 1997 - Aaram Thampuran , 1998 - HariKrishnans , 1999 - Friends , 2000 - Narasimham , 2001 - Raavnaprabhu , 2002 - Meesamadhavan , 2003 - Chronic Bachelor , 2004 - Sethuramaiyer CBI , 2005 - Rajamanikyam , 2006 - Classmates , 2007 - Kadha Parayumbol , 2008 - Twenty:20 , 2009 - Pazhassi Raja.

To our apolitical friends

By | 2010-11-24T01:18:32+00:00 November 6th, 2010|Poetry, Politics|

The most beautiful thing for those who have fought a whole life is to come to the end and say; we believed in people and life, and life and the people never let us down

August 2010

Apni aazaadi to bhaiya

By | 2010-08-18T22:21:22+00:00 August 15th, 2010|India, Poetry, Politics, talkies, Video|

Boring isn't just the only problem but he clearly eluded the core issues of public distribution, price rise, and made a quarter-hearted plea to the naxals - which forget the naxals, cannot even bring my angry four year old cousin to table for talks.

June 2010

Oil and Bhopal.

By | 2010-06-09T15:58:37+00:00 June 7th, 2010|Politics|

One of the saddest images I've seen. Full slide-show on NYTimes. And in tonight's report Colbert said "BP is a foreign company operating in our country. Which shed our blood, and [...]

April 2010

Tharoor: One year since

By | 2010-04-18T20:48:34+00:00 April 18th, 2010|India, Kerala, Politics, Trivandrum|

It is more saddening to see that Tharoor is not exiting on his own, but being sacked around accusations of corruption. If he had resigned in protest against "the red tape", or "allocation of funds to Kerala", or even "ludicrous nature of Indian foreign policy" it would have been a worth while tenure. I do not understand when people say "tharoor is the new kinda politician". I do understand that he never fit in, but that is not enough to claim that he is any different or any better.