No Man’s Land

Antara Raghavan

Perumal Murugan’s novel wins the JCB Prize for its depiction of displacement and movement

The Radicalisation of Kerala

Pro-Hamas mobilisations reflect the state’s political and social fissures

Diagnosis of Nipah virus infection in Kerala tougher than in 2018: Expert

Unlike last time, when it killed 17 people in the state, this time symptoms are not neurological, but respiratory

Aswin Sekhar: From Ottapalam to Outer Space

Aswin Sekhar, India’s first and probably only meteor astronomer, who grew up in a small town in Kerala, has just had a minor planet named after him

Oommen Chandy (1943-2023): A Reasonable Politician

The former Kerala chief minister was decent, accessible and generous

Female Rage

Malayalam short stories on gender inequalities

Tovino Thomas: Action Hero

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


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