Sabarimala Temple in the ‘Secular’ world

The holy hill of Sabari, Sabarimala, is located amidst the dense jungles of the Western Ghats in Kerala, bordering the state of Tamil Nadu. Vrischikam, the fourth month of the Malayalam calendar (November -December) marks the beginning of the annual pilgrimage to the temple. This is also when devotees observe‘mandala vratham’ – 41 days of strict… Read More Sabarimala Temple in the ‘Secular’ world

An MLA and the meat factory – did media make minced meat of facts?

The Dadri incident and subsequent developments has yet again raised some disturbing questions on the role of Main Stream Media (MSM), described as the fourth estate and the flagbearers of truth. Despite the fact that their credibility has eroded in the last few years because of the numerous scandals that some of the eminent scribes… Read More An MLA and the meat factory – did media make minced meat of facts?