politics

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 […]

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Good read: on education

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 […]

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Two day strike – what they want

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?

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Special 26 – Movie Review

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 […]

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