Malayalam writer atones for Kathua rape, braving Yuva Morcha mob

Malayalam writer atones for Kathua rape, braving Yuva Morcha mob

Kannur (Kerala): In a vicarious ‘atonement’ for the perpetrators of the Kathua gang rape, noted Malayalam writer and Sahitiya Akademi award winner, K P Ramanunni, performed a symbolic ‘Sayana Pradakshinam’ (prostration) at a temple in nearby Chirakkal (June 7). This was a ‘penance’ for the brutal rape and murder of the 8-year-old girl from a […]

Robot to replace Humans in Sewer Cleaning

Robot to replace Humans in Sewer Cleaning

Thiruvananthapuram : Robots will soon replace men in cleaning up sewer holes in Kerala, ending the age-old practice of manual scavenging in the southern state. ‘Bandicoot’, the robot developed by the startup firm Genrobotics, will be used for cleaning sewer holes. The Kerala Water Authority (KWA) and Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM)  signed an MoU for […]

Hindu and Christian birth rate falls in Kerala

Hindu and Christian birth rate falls in Kerala

A report published in some sections of the Indian Media indicates that in Kerala , the demographics may change, making it a Muslim majority state in about ten years. Of course, this is speculation based on ‘Panchayat Reports’.  Hindus still have the highest birth rate. As for Christians, the third group, their population is down, […]

Supreme Court says Stray Dogs have a Right to Life

Supreme Court says Stray Dogs have a Right to Life

New Delhi: It may be a dog’s life, but he’s got a right to live it! Culling and extermination are two different things, so stop bitching about being bitten by carnivorous canines! “Stray dogs have a right to live,” was how the Supreme Court reacted sharply today when a submission was made that such canines […]

Cannot bar Women from employment in liquor shops: HC

Cannot bar Women from employment in liquor shops: HC

Kochi, Kerala:  In a significant order, the Kerala High Court has permitted employment of women in foreign liquor retail shops terming as “unsustainable” and “violative of the Constitution” the state’s rules restraining women from such jobs (Dec 20). Such orders and rules “are violative of Article 14 and 15 of the Constitution and are therefore […]

Kerala Youth pranks Railways for Rs 70,000 ‘new’ notes

Kerala Youth pranks Railways for Rs 70,000 ‘new’ notes

Thiruvananthapuram/Kochi: Mallus rock in more ways than one! From Kerala we have some news of a brilliant scheme by a young Malayali . Malayalis always tend to mark their presence. On November 9, when everyone was agonizing over the long queues at banks, while  going through the demonetizing phase, a Malayali youth hailing from Ernakulam […]

Kochi will be Mecca of South Asian Pop Art this winter

Kochi will be Mecca of South Asian Pop Art this winter

Kochi (Kerala): Come, take a look at a mega event in God’s own Country … Creative works of 97 artists, cutting across disciplines, forms and styles will feature in the third edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale, which, the organisers claim, is the largest celebration of contemporary art in South Asia. The art extravaganza, titled ‘Forming in […]

Now we’re scared of ‘artificial eggs’ from China!

Now we’re scared of ‘artificial eggs’ from China!

While some politically motivated trolls are flooding social media with ‘demands’ to  boycott of Chinese products grow during the festive season, a new rumour has put the  locals of the southern Indian State of Kerala  in a flurry. Some swear they are finding very unusual goods in their kitchen. There is a noise from Kerala […]

Man-eating dogs kill old woman Kerala

Man-eating dogs kill old woman Kerala

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala is in shock! In a gruesome incident, a 65-year-old woman was attacked and partly eaten up by a pack of 50 ferocious stray dogs on Friday night barely 10 km from the state secretariat. The unfortunate woman, Sheeluamma, died in the Medical College hospital here. Angry relatives and residents of the area have […]

90 year young Chief Minister for Kerala?

90 year young Chief Minister for Kerala?

The state of Kerala will soon be going to the polls. Here, the CPM (Communist Party Marxist) expects to do well. But the party bosses are hung on the horns of a dilemma. Its most senior leader, 90 year old VS Achutanandan is far from hanging up his boots. He wants to contest the assembly […]