Articles by G Pramod Kumar
Jan 08, 2019
BJP's 10 percent reservation for upper castes unlikely to be a winner even among members of the communityWhat the BJP's sudden decision to provide reservation for the poor people among the forward castes conceals is its fallacious nature and the potentially complicated aftermath
Jan 04, 2019
Sabarimala row lands Congress in trouble in Kerala as 'BJP vs CPM' contest emerges from political polarisationWhile Kerala’s civil society as a whole stood together against the violence, the Congress has yet again failed to take a stand that’s different from that of the BJP.
Mar 07, 2018
Equating Periyar with Lenin is BJP's political immaturity: It's suicidal to reject Dravidian principles in Tamil NaduThe BJP's near-impossible task of finding traction with the people of Tamil Nadu could only be done within the framework of Dravidian politics
Mar 04, 2018
After Tripura debacle, CPM's national fortunes rest on money sent from West Asia to KeralaIn simple words, it’s not ideology or any progressive policies but West Asian capitalism that will keep the rump of the CPM or rather communism alive in India. When the remittances start falling, we will see the real test.
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