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Nov 22, 2016

Kerala’s new minister MM Mani: How soon can the loud-mouthed rebel turn conformist?

Whether it’s going to be good or bad, when the CPM in Kerala made MM Mani, one of its senior-most grassroots level leaders a minister on Tuesday, it was in fact making a political statement. #Aashan #ConnectTheDots #CPM #EP Jayarajan #Kerala #Kerala politics #Mani #MM Mani #Politics #Rebel leader

Nov 15, 2016

Kerala will bear the biggest brunt of demonetisation: Cooperative banks gasping for breath

If there is a single state that is falling into a real financial crisis because of the current drive of demoneitsation, it's Kerala. #Banks In Kerala #BJP #ConnectTheDots #Cooperative banks #CPM #Demonetisation #India #Kerala #Narendra Modi #Pinarayi Vijayan

Oct 12, 2016

Jayalalithaa’s health: Interim arrangement was predictable, but how soon will she return?

The transfer of Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s portfolios to Finance Minister O Panneerselvam, as announced by Governor C Vidyasagar Rao on Tuesday, is completely on expected lines and is consistent with the status of her health that’s publicly known #AIADMK #ConnectTheDots #J. Jayalalithaa #MG Ramachandran #O Panneerselvam #Tamil Nadu #Vidyasagar Rao

Oct 7, 2016

Kerala CPM leaders hire family members for PSUs, go against Pinarayi Vijayan’s poll promise

In a minor scale, there’s a similar glue in Kerala’s CPM as well: families of the party leaders need jobs that pay them well. Industrially barren, contracts and kickbacks are hard to come by. #Chinese Communist Party #Communist government #CPM #CriticalPoint #EP Jayarajan #Kerala #Pinarayi Vijayan #Pk Sreemathi #UDF government

Oct 4, 2016

Jayalalithaa’s health: Demanding information on her condition is unethical and illegal

With reports confirming that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is “recovering and is out of danger”, it's time to ask a critical question that most of us forgot: Was it right to ask for her health information? #Apollo Hospital #Chennai #Code of ethics #doctor-patient confidentiality #InMyOpinion #Jayalalithaa #Jayalalithaa's health #RTI #Sonia Gandhi #Tamil Nadu

Sep 19, 2016

Swathi’s murder: With Ram Kumar’s alleged suicide, Chennai techie case will remain a mystery

With the alleged murderer gone, there is no further investigation and trial possible on Swathi’s murder and nobody will ever know if Swathi was indeed killed by Ram Kumar and why. #Chennai police #Chennai techie murder #CriticalPoint #Nungambakkam murder #Ram Kumar #suicide #Swathi murder case

Sep 12, 2016

Onam in Kerala will always be about Mahabali, RSS’ attempts to manufacture myths won’t stick

From time immemorial, Kerala had only a single hero during Onam — an Asura king called Mahabali #Brahminise #InMyOpininon #InMyOpinion #Mahabali #Onam #Sadhya #Vamana #Vishnu

Sep 10, 2016

The violent street dog in Kerala is symbolic of the physical decay of the state

That feral dog on the street is both real and metaphoric. It summarises the fast-spreading physical decay of Kerala, known for its stunning looks, and the reversal of some of its famous public health gains. #Animal birth control #InMyOpinion #Kerala #Maneka Gandhi #Rabies #street dogs

Aug 28, 2016

Bar-bribery scam: KM Mani and his party should stay away from mainstream Kerala politics

Three weeks ago, KM Mani, Kerala’s longest serving MLA and the man who presented the maximum number of budgets in the state Assembly, gloated that his party, the Kerala Congress, was like a beautiful young woman that everybody wanted to court; but today he is a political untouchable. #Bar Bribery Scam #Congress #Kerala #Kerala Congress #Kerala politics #KM Mani

Aug 25, 2016

SC criticism of Jayalalithaa encouraging, but free speech is no licence to defame

The Supreme Court's criticism of Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday for filing numerous defamation cases against her critics has raised considerable expectations given the increasing threat to free speech in the country #ConnectTheDots #Defamation #Indian Constitution #J. Jayalalithaa #N Ram #Subramanian Swamy #Supreme Court of India #Vijayakanth