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Kerala Chronicles: How an Assembly Speaker kept a Congress govt afloat for 3 months in 1982
The Karunakaran government was nicknamed Casting Government, and Speaker Jose became Casting Speaker.
Monday, June 19, 2017 - 18:24
'Peechankai' Review: The film has a great premise but could have been funnier
The film prizes quantity over quality when it comes to humour, leaving you with an indifferent, uneven experience.
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 15:31
In 5 slides: Keralites moving abroad and money sent home fell for the first time in 2016
While the number of migrants dropped in eight of Kerala’s 14 districts, Kottayam bucked the trend by sending 47,780 more migrants in 2016.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 17:01
Review: A well goes missing in ‘Sarkari Kelasa Devara Kelasa’, and the film never finds itself
What should have been only the opening setup of an absurdist feast turns into a whole film that goes nowhere.
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 15:35
Leave the politics aside, it just makes a lot of sense to learn the local language
You can have objections to learning the local language only if you believe that everyone else should speak the same language you do.
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 17:04
Review: ‘Bangara S/O Bangarada Manushya’ has little to offer besides a nostalgic look at Dr Rajkumar
The film plays out a familiar trope of the diasporic Kannadiga hero returning to save the hapless natives from evil politicians.
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 15:54
CCTV video of AP Minister’s son’s accident shows dangers of high speeds even in 'safest' cars
Most industry standard crash tests only subject cars to speeds of around 64km/h, while the SUV was estimated to be travelling at close to 150 km/h.
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 18:48
Review: ‘Masti Gudi’ is a film about saving tigers with really boring powerpoint presentations
The film is plotted so badly that even the actors look vaguely confused about what they’re doing in it.
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 19:04
With Karnataka Assembly elections just a year away, who will take over the Congress helm?
Who will take over as state party President depends on the caste calculus with which the Congress is approaching the 2018 elections.
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 19:18
Rape is about power and control, not ‘uncontrollable lust’, and the narrative needs to change
Till we abandon the moral view of rape in terms of lust, depravity and shame, we can't get at the politics of power it represents.
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 18:39