Vishnu Varma


Vishnu Varma is a correspondent for the Indian Express in Kerala.

Kannur triple murders: Police claim 28-year-old killed daughter, parents because they came in way of her ‘lifestyle’
Thu, Apr 26, 2018

A top police officer involved in the investigation told that the 28-year-old woman had confessed, after 11 hours of questioning, to killing her daughter and aged parents by mixing a toxic chemical in their food.

A day in the life of a palliative care clinic in Kerala
Sun, Apr 22, 2018

A day in the life of a palliative care clinic in Kerala: A state with 3 per cent of the country’s population, Kerala offers close to two-thirds of the total palliative care in the country, aimed at alleviating suffering and making death, in cases that it is inevitable, more peaceful and dignified.

Under-construction building collapses in Kochi, Metro services curtailed
Fri, Apr 20, 2018

The building was located close to the Kochi Metro elevated corridor and services have been curtailed for the section for now as a precautionary measure.

Sreejith’s ‘custodial death’: SIT arrests three RTF personnel in connection with case
Thu, Apr 19, 2018

The three cops had arrested Sreejith on the night of April 6, accusing him of involvement in the attack on the home of 52-year-old Vasudevan in Varapuzha, a small town on the fringes of Kochi.

Kerala: Baby’s body found in toilet; Police examining nearby CCTV cameras for clues
Wed, Apr 18, 2018

Officials at the Nattukal police station, investigating the incident, said the baby's body could have been flushed down the toilet a day earlier and had spent eight months in the womb.

Sreejith’s ‘custodial death’: Four police officers suspended
Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Sreejith' s family claimed that he had no role in a mob attack on a house and that the police had arrested the wrong 'Sreejith', not the man who was originally named in the complainant's statement.

In Kerala, allegations of police torture that link two families, two deaths
Wed, Apr 11, 2018

While the police have so far rejected allegations of custodial torture and maintained that Sreejith was an accused in the case, due to political pressure, state DGP Loknath Behera has appointed a special investigation team to look into the matter.

The hearing-impaired woman entrepreneur who wowed the audience at ‘Huddle Kerala’ conclave
Mon, Apr 09, 2018

Theertha, co-founder of the startup ‘Sign NEXT’, wants to talk and communicate more effectively to the deaf people across the country and make them part of the mainstream conversation.

Huddle Kerala startup conclave: Say bye to back pain with India’s first posture improvement wearable
Sun, Apr 08, 2018

Spiqi has an advanced sensor that vibrates when the wearer slouches, reminding him/her to straighten up. It monitors the person's back activity in real time, setting time-based posture goals and advising him/her to take regular breaks.

This Kerala student startup has found a way to make livestock feed rich in nutrients
Sun, Apr 08, 2018

The ability of Azolla to grow at lightning speed across the water and provide wholesome nutrients inspired Nikhil to use it as a form of livestock feed and come to the rescue of poultry and dairy farmers.

Huddle Kerala startup conclave: Star attraction is robot that cleans manholes
Sat, Apr 07, 2018

George claims Bandicoot can clean a manhole in 20 minutes, much less than what man takes, and designed in such a way that it can be operated by the workers themselves, thereby protecting their employment.

Kerala gears up to introduce swap donation to cut down on organ trade
Thu, Apr 05, 2018

Swap donation will eliminate the problem of living donors who are unable to donate to their own family members simply because they are incompatible medically.

Malayali sailor, missing for 5 days from tanker ship in the middle of sea, still not found
Tue, Apr 03, 2018

Ashwin Kumar had boarded the vessel on March 6 from Shenzen in China which was on its way to the United States. On March 24, the ship, which had 23 crew members including Ashwin, last docked at Male, the Maldives capital.

Kerala trade unions’ strike: Public transport hit by bandh, University exams postponed
Mon, Apr 02, 2018

Kerala trade unions' bandh today: In financial capital Kochi, the operation of Kochi Metro services from early morning has helped commuters.

Theyyam: When the ‘lower castes’ turn gods and goddesses
Sun, Apr 01, 2018

An ancient ritualistic Kerala dance form that elevates members of the lower castes to the stature of God, Theyyam is still seen as a warcry against the caste system, and is undergoing a wave of resurgence.

Struggle of woman Dalit auto rickshaw driver against alleged CPM atrocities inspires British screenwriter
Fri, Mar 30, 2018

Over the years, Chitralekha claimed that she was threatened, attacked and her vehicle burnt by members of the union in an area known to be a CPM stronghold.

Inside Kerala’s ‘complete yoga village’: A lot of glee, but some concerns too
Mon, Mar 26, 2018

Last week, the Ministry of Ayush announced that inspired by the efforts of Kunnamthanam, it plans to now convert 500 villages into ‘sampoorna yoga gram’ so as to spread awareness about the benefits of yoga.

A day in the life of a woman coconut palm climber in Kerala
Sun, Mar 25, 2018

What does it take for women to break this glass ceiling? Agility, training and a climbing machine.

Kerala ISIS case: Seven years of rigorous imprisonment for recruiter Yasmeen Zahid
Sat, Mar 24, 2018

Kerala ISIS recruitment case: Before the verdict, Yasmeen Mohammad Zahid had told a television news channel, "The time has come to prove that I am innocent. This is what I am going to tell everybody else."

Raghuram Rajan’s message: Don’t worry about machines, man will always adapt
Sat, Mar 24, 2018

Rajan, who served as RBI governor from 2013-16, stressed that the Indian government needs to do far more to ensure the growth of startups and businesses.