Articles by Ashraf Padanna
Oct 15, 2017
Vengara bypoll results: BJP’s dismal performance shows party's Hindutva politics has failed to impress KeralaThe Vengara bypoll result was the most humiliating for BJP, which is on a mission to make inroads into deep south before the 2019 General Elections to Lok Sabha
Oct 06, 2017
'Failed' Janaraksha Yatra proves Hindutva ideology is burden on BJP in Kerala: Amit Shah's 'faulty' strategy falls flatThe lukewarm response Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s roadshow — Janaraksha Yatra — in Kerala received this week and party chief Amit Shah's decision to abandon subsequent events leaving the state leaders in the lurch proved the saffron party had to do a lot of homework on India's most literate state.
Sep 10, 2017
Malayalam actress assault case: 60 days after Dileep was arrested, a look at developmentsThe police are yet to frame formal charges against Dileep. He will be entitled to bail after the 90-day period, when his detention will end.
Sep 04, 2017
RSS activist's murder in Kerala: CBI tightening noose around CPM's P Jayarajan, a suspect in multiple political killingsJayarajan was a high-value target for the BJP in its long-drawn blood feud with the Marxists, and he had suffered near-fatal injuries in the attempt on his life.
Jul 08, 2017
Kerala nurses' protest against paltry pay draws huge support from diasporaKerala is witnessing a "jasmine revolution" thanks to its nursing diaspora spread across the world whose remittances also help the consumerist state's economy to stay afloat.
Jun 12, 2017
Kerala’s ruling Left enforces more shutdowns than Opposition UDF; a mark of state's crippling politicsKerala has been witnessing a series of hartals (strikes) ever since the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and its allies came to power last year.
Jun 08, 2017
Malappuram natives hold on to experiences of Hindu-Muslim unity as divisive politics rise on TwitterThere were all sorts of stories doing the rounds and concerted efforts to drive their point that Kerala was fast going the Kashmir way and non-Muslims, mainly Hindus, were being driven out of Malappuram.
Jun 05, 2017
Amit Shah in Kerala: BJP’s projection too ambitious; has task cut out to woo minoritiesBharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah wound up his hectic three-day visit to southern Kerala on Sunday, leaving a task cut out for his men.
May 25, 2017
Mahabharata: As Kerala Hindu groups protest title, producers are going ahead with the filmMahabharata will be “a coming together of the creme de la creme of Indian and global cinema" and it will have “some of the big names from Hollywood including some Academy winners.” However, Kerala Hindu groups have a problem with its title.
May 15, 2017
Kerala revenge killings resume after periodic lulls: Blame it on BJP-CPM politicsThe revenge killings between the BJP and CPM which have taken nearly 200 lives over the last two decades in Kannur, the home district of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, have spread into more areas now.