Vishnu Varma


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

How the Left is using the Right to stay alive in it’s last bastion of Kerala
Tue, Jun 19, 2018

Shortly after the CPM’s Tripura rout, travels to the ground in Kerala, which holds the last vestige of democratically-elected Communist power in India, to check if its roots are still intact.

Kerala rolls out electric A/C buses on trial basis in three cities
Mon, Jun 18, 2018

For the trial run, the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation has priced its tickets similar to what is being charged in its air-conditioned Volvo buses. The money collected through tickets will go into its coffers.

In this Kerala village, Saudi Arabia football will get a lot of cheer this FIFA World Cup
Wed, Jun 13, 2018

A nondescript Kerala village will be rooting for Saudi Arabia at the FIFA World Cup this year.

Kerala: Play school van falls into temple pond near Kochi, 2 kids, nanny dead
Mon, Jun 11, 2018

The driver of the van and another child are in critical condition at a private hospital. The van was carrying eight kids along with the nanny.

Southwest monsoon displays its fury in Kerala, 16 dead; Trivandrum, Alappuzha most affected
Mon, Jun 11, 2018

The IMD based in Thiruvananthapuram has warned of 'heavy (7-11 cm in 24 hours) to very heavy rainfall (12-20 cm in 24 hours)' across the state and Lakshwadeep islands over the next four days.

Kerala’s maternal mortality rate drops to 46, govt aims 30 by 2020
Thu, Jun 07, 2018

Dr Venugopal, an obstetrician and secretary general of KFOG, said the state's health apparatus showed progress as a result of 'systemic actions' adopted by doctors and government officials.

Nipah virus: Kerala breathes easy as officials say no fresh cases since May 30
Wed, Jun 06, 2018

Nipah outbreak in Kerala: With the last casualty being reported on May 30 and no new cases till now, officials say the virus scare has been averted to a large extent.

Senior journalist Leela Menon, 86, passes away
Mon, Jun 04, 2018

At a time when very few women journalists from Kerala showed the courage to enter the field, she led the way for them.

Kerala couple, who abandoned newborn in church, were mocked for having 4th child, say police
Sun, Jun 03, 2018

The newborn was found by church officials who immediately alerted the police, following which the couple was arrested, produced before a magistrate and sent to remand.

Kerala Nipah outbreak: Health squads raised, surveillance expanded to prevent second wave
Sat, Jun 02, 2018

Kerala Nipah outbreak: With three more deaths reported in the last two days, Kozhikode and its adjoining district of Malappuram have once again sunk into a state of consternation.

Chengannur Bye-Election Result 2018: CPM wave helps party double victory margin from 2016
Thu, May 31, 2018

Chengannur Bypoll Results 2018: The CPM's win in Chengannur is seen to have resulted due to the consolidation it was able to make among nearly 20000 new voters in the constituency.

CM Pinarayi Vijayan lashes out at media again, says ‘you are trying to defame Kerala’
Wed, May 30, 2018

Indicating that the media is out on an agenda to link the chief minister with the case, Vijayan lashed out, "You are asking questions without checking facts. You invented it..."

Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala: All your questions answered
Sat, Jun 02, 2018

Nipah virus: The outbreak of the NiV in Kerala has been unexpectedly jolting the health officials in the state. For a state that’s attuned to fever-related cases every monsoon, battling the NiV was a different experience.

UNEP chief condemns Tuticorin violence, says public consultation central to big infrastructure project
Sat, May 26, 2018

Solheim, a former politician from Norway who assumed office as the head of UNEP in 2016, is in India to meet PM Modi and a host of regional leaders including chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh and Kerala.

From the ground: How Kerala’s well-oiled health machinery helped cap Nipah spread
Sat, May 26, 2018

The story of the brave nurse Lini PN, who got infected from Sabith and passed away days later leaving two young children, also shines through at a time of immense grief.

Nipah virus outbreak: 10 dead, CM Pinarayi Vijayan warns against panic
Wed, May 23, 2018

Meanwhile, the outbreak has triggered panic in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts. At Perambra in Kozhikode, one can spot many people wearing loose cloth masks around the face.

‘She did more than what a duty nurse usually does for a patient’: Grieving husband recalls wife’s final moments
Wed, May 23, 2018

Nipah virus outbreak: “She was very sad to hear about his death because she had taken complete care of him. She did more than what a duty nurse usually does for a patient. But even at that time, she did not know that he had a viral infection,” Sajish said.

At Kerala’s Nipah outbreak epicentre, a fear of bats and WhatsApp rumours
Wed, May 23, 2018

Nipah virus outbreak: Till Tuesday evening, a total of ten people had died with two others in critical condition in hospitals. The virus, known as Nipah, had first been reported in a village in Malaysia in the late 90s and had been known to have been transmitted by pigs.

Kozhikode: 11 die of suspected Nipah virus infection, medical officials say no need to panic
Mon, May 21, 2018

A medical camp was conducted in Changaroth panchayat on Sunday, where the initial deaths occurred, to assist people who may be developing symptoms of viral fever.

Kerala Nipah outbreak HIGHLIGHTS: People advised against eating fruits lying on ground, fruit bats suspected carriers
Mon, May 21, 2018

A nursing assistant, Lini, who had treated the deceased, died today morning. However, doctors are yet to confirm if she had contracted the Nipah virus, which spreads through bats. Follow HIGHLIGHTS here.