February 2012

Kerala History: Glimpses from 1956 to 2011

By | 2017-12-19T23:13:20+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.

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.

December 2009


By | 2017-12-20T01:14:52+00:00 December 21st, 2009|Announcement, Kerala, Trivandrum|

almost all birds we knew have flown, many of us have kids our age, Mammooty aged back ten years, Shilpa Shetty got married, Kavya got divorced, IFFK turned 14, K Karunakaran is still alive (now I didn't see that coming), malayalam cinema returned to world class, I check my mails every 4 minutes, Dhwani is safe in new hands, I didn't win a booker prize, I am still single (now I didn't see that coming). But the mind still wanders to CET for sanity and a little courage, and CET still influences the way many of us react to money, power, and women.

June 2009

Zoo ‘n d rain

By | 2009-06-09T17:49:43+00:00 June 9th, 2009|Trivandrum, Trivia|

Like the leapord, the rest of the city was blanketed inside the heavy showers - sleeping. And I for one found out that Leopards are solitary animals except during mating [...]

April 2009

Shankumukham, Early Morning

By | 2009-04-28T14:47:23+00:00 April 28th, 2009|Kerala, Trivandrum|

Checked out Shankumukham on Easter day, early morning, the boats stay ashore. So to say, its worth checking out Shankumukham early in the morning. Another lesser hyped charms of the [...]

March 2009

Can Shashi Tharoor lose in Trivandrum?

By | 2017-12-18T01:15:40+00:00 March 26th, 2009|Kerala, Trivandrum|

In that way Shashi Tharoor will be an effective contributor given his grasp of issues and exceptional diplomatic style. But I would also like to know his stands on Disinvestment, private sector reservation (Congress poll plank), Narendra Modi, India's relationship with Iran, his stand on Palestine, his stand on Special Economic Zones, and most importantly I want to know if he will go on an indefinite hunger strike if the ASEAN trade pact, which will break the backbone of Kerala, goes through.