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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Vishnu Varma


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

‘Cold-blooded murders, police ought not have done it’: Ex-Kerala HC judge on Hyderabad ‘encounter’
Fri, Dec 06, 2019

Speaking to over phone, Justice Pasha, who retired in May 2018, said, "I cannot call it an encounter. I feel these are cold-blooded murders. Even though it is the will of the people, the police ought not to have done it."

Thiruvananthapuram Press Club secretary arrested after female journalist lodges complaint of moral policing
Thu, Dec 05, 2019

The Pettah police took into custody M Radhakrishnan five days after his female colleague filed a complaint against him for barging into her house last week and enforcing 'moral policing.'

Navy incorporating women-friendly facilities on aircraft carrier, modern ships: Vice Admiral
Wed, Dec 04, 2019

Modern ships of the Navy including the indigenous aircraft carrier being currently built at the Cochin Shipyard (CSL) are being incorporated with women-friendly facilities

Cracks appear in homes around Maradu apartment listed for demolition, locals gear up for protests
Wed, Nov 27, 2019

The Alfa Serene apartments, along with Jain Coral Cove, Golden Kayaloram and Holy Faith H2O are the four residential high-rises in Maradu municipality that have been ordered to be razed to the ground by the Supreme Court in May this year.

‘Will come back soon’: Trupti Desai cancels Sabarimala visit
Tue, Nov 26, 2019

The ruling LDF government and the state police are in no mood to offer police protection to Desai and her aides, portending violence at the shrine.

Video of theyyam artiste ‘beating’ people goes viral, Kerala SHRC takes suo motu case
Mon, Nov 25, 2019

Raghavan Payyanad, former HOD at Calicut University, who has researched extensively on different forms of theyyam, wondered why the rights panel would file a case when no one had any complaints about the incident.

Kochi’s natural assets map gives a glimpse of city’s ecological strengths
Wed, Nov 20, 2019

The new illustrated natural assets map of Kochi, Kerala's financial hub, is part of a German-funded project on mainstreaming biodiversity and communicating the significance of a city's ecosystem to its citizens.

Kerala’s literacy history gets new ambassador: 105-year-old Bhageerathi Amma
Wed, Nov 20, 2019

Bhageerathi Amma has now become Kerala's oldest candidate to sit for a 'literacy equivalency' examination and perhaps even the oldest in the country

Kerala’s largest wetland ecosystem undergoing rapid ecological decay, notes study
Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Though the Vembanad backwaters has been under glaring spotlight over the last few years for its deteriorating ecological balance, the new findings are alarming and call for speedy government action.

Sabarimala: Cong, BJP welcome SC order; chief priest says hopeful of reversing 2018 verdict
Thu, Nov 14, 2019

The SC verdict comes just days before the Sabarimala temple opens for the annual 'mandalam-makaravilakku' festival stretching from November 16 to mid-January, a period witnessing heavy rush of devotees at the hilltop shrine.

Explained: How Kerala wants to give high-speed internet to everyone
Thu, Nov 14, 2019

A state that ranks high on various social development parameters, Kerala was the first in India to announce right to access the Internet as a basic human right.

A retired village officer’s quest to keep his home plastic-free in Kerala
Fri, Nov 08, 2019

In early 2017, when the Vazhakkad panchayat, a rural outpost where Moosad worked as a senior clerk, picked up a campaign to build a plastic-free village, he endeared himself to the cause.

Tipu Sultan in Malabar: Layered perspectives on a complex personality
Fri, Nov 08, 2019

When such multiple shades of a historical figure exist, it becomes difficult to label him, especially in polarising times. Was Tipu a nationalist hero? Was he a freedom fighter? Or was he a tyrant?

Kerala sanctions Rs 1548-crore project to fund free internet for the poor
Thu, Nov 07, 2019

The Rs 1548-crore plan will be funded with the help of KIIFB, the investment arm of the state government that recently went global with the listing of its masala bonds on the London Stock Exchange.

Kerala bye-election results: It is still a UDF-Left fight, BJP nowhere in sight
Thu, Oct 24, 2019

LDF wrests two from Cong, loses one stronghold, BJP second in Manjeshwaram.

Kerala bye-election results 2019 Highlights: State’s voters stick to LDF, UDF; BJP blanked out
Fri, Oct 25, 2019

Kerala Assembly Byelection Results 2019: The results to the five bypoll seats, spread across the geographical contours of Kerala, are an indication to the political picture likely to emerge in 2021. The bypolls were held in Aroor, Manjeswar, Konni, Ernakulam and Vattiyoorkavu seats.

Manju Warrier files case against director: Threat to life, online defamation
Wed, Oct 23, 2019

The actress has appealed for professional assistance from the directors’ unit of the Film Employees Federation of Kerala, and the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists, the actors’ organisation.

The immortal adventures of Boban and Molly
Sun, Oct 20, 2019

Why a satirical comic strip became a cult in Kerala.

Explained: Why the King of Netherlands visited Kochi
Fri, Oct 18, 2019

The Dutch royal couple will be touring the scenic coastal town of Alappuzha on Friday and spending time in a houseboat on the famed backwaters, before flying back to Amsterdam in the evening.

Kerala bypolls: BJP’s fortunes at the mercy of Nair and Ezhava communities
Tue, Oct 15, 2019

The Nair Service Society (NSS) and the Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana (SNDP) Yogam, that chaperone the Nair and Ezhava communities respectively in the state, have not been on the best of terms with the ideological positioning of the BJP in recent times.