Written by Anjali George and S Jayashankar Snapshot Are the Tanur riots a curtain raiser to the by-election in Malappuram which CPM is aspiring to win by turning on their Islamist allies? Kerala is a den of political violence. The recent conflicts between the Communists and the Muslim League have stirred the coastal village of… Read More Soft Corner For Communists? What Else Explains Media’s Silence On The Tanur Riots In Kerala?
Malayalam dailies have been reporting about a move to ‘refurbish’ the famous ”Ezharaponnana”(seven-and-a-half golden elephants) of Ettumanur Mahadeva Temple in Kerala. The Advocate Commissioner, who is appointed to supervise the repair works of the building projects related to Temples, has reportedly recommended the ‘reconstruction’ of the antiques. The Travancore Devaswom Board has a special officer… Read More Sordid story of theft of Antiques in Kerala Temples
A plague struck Malabar 200 years ago in the form of Tipu from Mysore. The mighty temples of Malabar were ransacked and plundered by the merciless army of the tyrant. The utsava murthi of Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple was safely taken to Ambalappuzha to protect it from the marauders. The Barbarians also destroyed a nearby… Read More Are temples of Hindus playground for secular politicking?
At the tender age of three, when children play with dolls, Niveditha Subrahmaniyam was in jail. Niveditha is, now, the BJP candidate from the holy town of Guruvayur in Kerala. She was in jail with her mother, who had been imprisoned for her campaign against the Emergency 1975. She hails from a family of fighters — born… Read More Kerala’s Youngest Political Prisoner Is BJP’s Candidate From Guruvayur
Mahatma Gandhi made a speech at Chatham House, London, on 20 October 1931, in which he said, ” I say without fear of my figures being challenged successfully, that today India is more illiterate than it was fifty or hundred years ago, and so is Burma, because the British administrators, when they came to India,… Read More Christian Missionaries hijacked and denationalised India’s education system