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
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.
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 […]
Congress politics and other dysfunctional fun in Kerala
when workplaces valued punctuality, regularity, attention, and silence above all else. (In 1899, William T. Harris, the US commissioner of education, celebrated the fact that US schools had developed the “appearance of a machine,” one that teaches the student “to behave in an orderly manner, to stay in his own place, and not get in […]
Original from the movie ‘Sarvakalashala’ can ruin my day for some time. This is more easy on the ears than Nedumudi’s rendition in the original, more easy on the soul as well.
the portrait of a stranger, date unknown, often signed in a corner by my father.
sigh…..Middle East conflict was not resolved today
if you have to sit for hours staring at your computer screen or hunched over your typewriter searching for words, don’t do it.
A simple napkin calculation says an average household needs to make Rs.1.4 lakh a month to be in middle class in India by global standards of consumption. So if you make less than a lakh a month, you are struggling by global standards. Shouldn’t everybody make at least Rs.10,000 a month?
There was a time when there were two types of hindi movies, and both were horrible. Those times have changed. Nowadays it is tough to say “a very good hindi movie in a long time”, when Gangs of Wasseypur, Matru ke Bijili ka Mandola, and to some (arguable) effect Barfi and Shanghai release in a […]
And they say to me: “Your people, your luckless people, between the mountain and the river, with hunger and grief, they do not want to struggle alone, they are waiting for you, friend.”