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Shahina KK

Jisha1
India
The Life and Death of Jisha

What the gruesome rape and murder of a law student says about the dangers of being marginalised in an insensitive society where the police are as brutal as the sexually depraved

11 May 2016
Pinarayi Vijayan
Voices
Pinarayi Vijayan: The Politician Who Does Not Smile

In the run-up to the Assembly elections, will Pinarayi Vijayan’s ‘tough guy’ image be tough enough to outshine VS Achuthanandan’s charm

10 May 2016
VS Achuthanandan
India
VS Achuthanandan: Comrade VSOP

What is it that makes VS Achuthanandan, Kerala’s most youthful politician at 92, the most popular Indian communist? Open  catches up with the relentless fighter as he prepares for another battle

23 March 2016
20874
Living
Wed-Lock in Wayanad

Tribal boys of Kerala who go through customary child marriages are ending up in jail. Is the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act culturally insensitive?

25 February 2016
20674
India
Oommen Chandy: Disgrace

Oommen Chandy, the Kerala Chief Minister with a cultivated Mr Clean image, may not recover from the latest twist to the sleaze-and-bribery scam

28 January 2016
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Voices
The Alcohol Muddle in Kerala

Despite judicial approval for the state’s liquor policy, the jury is still out on its efficacy

08 January 2016
20314
Living
Islam: What’s Their Problem with Women?

More and more Muslim women in Kerala are standing up to the gender tyranny of their orthodox community leadership

10 December 2015
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Books
Exile and Glory

From Goat Days to his latest novel, a murder mystery, Malayalam writer Benyamin is one of the most compelling storytellers of his generation

02 December 2015
18860
India
O Rajagopal: Kerala's permanent BJP candidate

In Kerala, BJP has just one face: O Rajagopal, an 84-year-old who is contesting yet another election despite eight earlier defeats

17 June 2015
18754
Living
Boozy Kerala: The French Connection

After Kerala’s ban on bars, the erstwhile French colony of Mahe has become the favourite destination for Malayalee liquor tourists

04 June 2015

Authors

Mehr Tarar

Mehr Tarar is a well-known Pakistani columnist and author

Nanditha Krishna

Nanditha Krishna is a historian, author and environmentalist, and director of the CPR Institute of Indological Research in Chennai

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of the forthcoming book Swami Vivekananda: Hinduism and India’s Road to Modernity

Sumantra Bose

Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press

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