Tovino Thomas: Action Hero

Kaveree Bamzai

Tovino Thomas shines in a blockbuster Malayalam film about the floods of 2018

People’s Minister

KK Shailaja’s memoir is an uplifting Kerala story

Reliving the Myth of the Enlightened Madman

Like Sisyphus, Naranathu Bhranthan kept rolling a stone up a hill in order to see it coming down and Rayiranellur is believed to be that place in Kerala. Open goes to the source of the legend and finds many layers to it

Memoirs of Water

Abraham Verghese’s new novel is a sprawling family saga steeped in history. The physician-author speaks about medicine and writing, faith and families

The Wonder Women of Malabar

Guess who are learning the ancient martial art form Kalaripayattu in Kerala

Bihar: No Cheers

On hooch tragedies and Bihar’s failing experiment with prohibition

Green Dreams

The memoir of a Muslim girl in Kerala seeking her identity

A Moveable Feat

With some creative skills and good old-fashioned jugaad, an informal industry lifts your home and sometimes shifts it too

PFI: The Long War on Terror

The ban on PFI is the beginning of a period of legal grappling with an organisation and its associates believed to share their agenda with the Islamic State

Derailing Lives and Livelihoods

How NGOs and the Church are getting in the way of development projects in Kerala


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