Articles by G Pramod Kumar
Feb 14, 2018
'China is using a debt trap as a disciplinary tool to run Maldives': Ex-president Mohamed Nasheed tells FirstpostExiled former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed speaks to Firstpost about anti-India designs in his country, Chinese influence and much more
Jan 26, 2018
With the Padma Vibhushan, 'Isaignani' Ilaiyaraaja and his music move a step closer to immortalityHaving been honoured with the Padma Vibhushan on 26 January 2018, composer Ilaiyaraaja has entered the pantheon of all-time greats in Indian music.
Jan 04, 2018
Understanding the cult of Sanjay Subrahmanyan, reigning superstar of Carnatic musicAllowing for differences in scale and demographic, the fandom surrounding musician Sanjay Subrahmanyan is comparable to that of superstar Rajinikanth | #FirstCulture
Jun 23, 2017
Pinarayi Vijayan's ill-founded obsession with development in Kerala is uninformed and devoid of realismVijayan, hailed by his supporters as a "double-hearted" man for his supposedly steely resolve, seemingly likes to live by his word and hasn't gone back on what he has said in the assembly or elsewhere.
May 11, 2017
Infosys, Wipro, TechM layoffs: No easy way out of the mess as threat of hi-tech, Trump gets realPink slips are being handed to the employees with a demoralising advise that they hadn’t performed well. When it happens to be people in their 30s and 40s, it’s far more devastating
May 05, 2017
Swachh Survekshan Survey 2017: Why Kerala must take its dismal ranking very seriouslyKerala claims to be the cleanest and greenest state in India, assuming exotic sobriquets for itself, but for the second year in a row, it hasn’t impressed the Union Government’s Swachh Survekshan Survey
Apr 24, 2017
Kerala DGP TP Senkumar's reinstatement makes CM Pinarayi Vijayan lose faceBringing back a man, that he disgraced as no chief minister in the state has ever done, as the head of police force will be a huge embarrassment for Vijayan
Apr 18, 2017
Merger of AIADMK factions and purge of TTV Dinakaran: Is this all part of a BJP script?In roughly two months since he fired the first shot against VK Sasikala on the sprawling sands of Marina Beach in Chennai, rebel AIADMK leader O Panneerselvam (OPS) seems to be winning his battle
Apr 06, 2017
Jishnu Prannoy suicide: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's 'blind' defence of his police will cost him dearlyWednesday's incident involving Jishnu Prannoy's mother is one of many such recent ones that has made Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's bet on his police go bad.
Mar 28, 2017
AK Saseendran sting is a symptom of a larger malaise in Kerala’s mainstream mediaThe most remarkable feature of the aftermath of the TV-expose that grounded Kerala transport minister AK Saseendran on Sunday was that he didn’t have to struggle much to defend himself because the state’s overcrowded media and their periphery did it better than what he could have done.