Author

Asha Prakash

IF YOU PRACTICE CASTE, YOU ARE NOT A CHRISTIAN
When news broke last year that Kevin Joseph, a 23-year-old dalit Christian youngster had been killed by the family of his newlywed wife Neenu, Malayalis didn’t initially suspect that it was a case of ‘honour killing’. They had associated the term mostly with villages in...
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WHO SHOULD KERALA BLAME?
THE 2018 floods which hit Kerala was termed the disaster of the century for the State. Something on that scale had occurred last in the year 1924. Of course, it won’t happen again in another 100 years, everyone thought. Until August 2019. While the worst...
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MEANT TO BE HEARD, NOT JUST SEEN
Film industries across the country have been controlled by men, who literally ‘own’ almost all the films being made; they make and break the rules and also decide who should do what and in what film. The only ‘role’ of the women, especially the female...
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HOW ‘LOVE’ IS KILLING THE INDIAN ELEPHANT
There’s no pooram (annual Temple festivals) without caparisoned elephants; none but a majestic elephant has the right to carry the thidambu (decorated image) of the deity on its head, and there is no better blessing than from an elephant that lifts its trunk before devotees…”...
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ALL FOR THE WANT OF LOVE
One would think nothing can distract a politically-charged state like Kerala from election fever, but recently, the State took a break from politics and mourned the death of a seven-year-old boy from Thodupuzha. The child had been fatally kicked by his mother’s violent partner, whom...
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A SECRET WAITING TO BE DISCOVERED
Say hill station in Kerala and Munnar would be what immediately springs to one’s mind — sprawling green tea plantations, spectacular views and above all, a cool climate. The town has it all. But then, the tourist destination has become so commercialized in the past...
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BEAT THE HEAT BY GOING GREEN
THE mercury has been rising steadily in Kerala in the past two months, leaving half the population scampering to fix air conditioners and coolers in their homes. The temperature in most cities hovers between 35 and 38 degrees these days, and living without some cooling...
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HER LOVE FOR ALL THINGS LIVING
FOR everyone who has achieved something in life, there would have been a defining moment when they realized what they wanted to do in life. For animal activist Sally Varma, it happened when she was just 12-years-old. “My sister and I used to regularly feed...
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CRAFTING HER OWN TALES
Rarely do women who get a chance to migrate to the US decide to come back, let alone indulge in their creative passions. But Thrissur-native Shruthi Namboodiri is one of those rare few for whom the creative possibilities in her home, Kerala, were more luring...
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