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What You Must Know About Vizhinjam Port

What You Must Know About Vizhinjam Port

Rediff.com6 days ago

The shipping business is like the heaving sea -- it's up and down, observes Shyam G Menon.

Vizhinjam Port: Between Protest, Promise And Reality

Vizhinjam Port: Between Protest, Promise And Reality

Rediff.com7 days ago

Big-ticket investments taking off is crucial for Kerala given the years it lost to labour militancy courtesy the same political forces currently in power, explains Shyam G Menon.

A Last Christmas for Santha Bakery

A Last Christmas for Santha Bakery

Rediff.com27 Oct 2022

December 2022 could be the last Christmas for Santha Bakery, a business drawing its lineage from the first Christmas cake baked in Kerala.

Leave Them Kids Alone!

Leave Them Kids Alone!

Rediff.com25 Oct 2022

The future belongs to the young; not the old, asserts Shyam G Menon.

India Wants World's Money, But Not World's Modernity

India Wants World's Money, But Not World's Modernity

Rediff.com14 Oct 2022

A bit of economic reforms stalled and decisions delayed -- what Narayana Murthy spoke of -- don't hurt if a country's compassionate and inclusive social fabric has survived intact; if the country is happy, observes Shyam G Menon.

In Tharoor's Loss Lies His Win

In Tharoor's Loss Lies His Win

Rediff.com7 Oct 2022

The 136-year-old baby, argues Shyam G Menon, is taking a tiny step to tackling the biggest dread of old age: Change.

Challenge Before Rahul's Bharat Jodo Yatra

Challenge Before Rahul's Bharat Jodo Yatra

Rediff.com26 Sep 2022

People may line up to see Rahul Gandhi, given he is currently, the only major politician speaking of inflation and unemployment in an India bombarded daily by Right-wing delusion. The challenge is how to transfer the goodwill into votes when the object of curiosity is surrounded by usual suspects and sycophants, observes Shyam Menon.

The Great Cheetah Tamasha

The Great Cheetah Tamasha

Rediff.com22 Sep 2022

The Bengal Tiger, the Asiatic Lion and the more widespread leopard have had to swallow their pride. Rarely has the prime minister turned up in person, sun hat and camera at the ready, to welcome a member of the big cat family, notes Shyam G Menon.

Should Dahi Handi Be An Adventure Sport?

Should Dahi Handi Be An Adventure Sport?

Rediff.com26 Aug 2022

Given the fiercely competitive political environment, observers naturally associated an element of appeasement with the Shinde government's move, Shyam G Menon points out.

The Best Weapon To Deal With China Is...

The Best Weapon To Deal With China Is...

Rediff.com19 Aug 2022

If you are serious about countering the Chinese threat, then the best weapon is investing in real freedom, plurality, elections and democracy. Unfortunately, it isn't an approach all Indians currently seem to agree on, asserts Shyam G Menon.

The Kerala You Should Discover

The Kerala You Should Discover

Rediff.com3 Aug 2022

Kerala will be one of those places where the line between tourism, a land, a people and their way of life will blur. It won't be tourism; it will be a visit to experience Kerala.

Starving One Ukraine to Defeat Another

Starving One Ukraine to Defeat Another

Rediff.com2 Aug 2022

If they can sit together and hammer out 'Black Sea Initiative' deal for much needed food shipments, surely, they should be able to address the madness of the larger military conflict?

Nothing Surprising About Agnipath

Nothing Surprising About Agnipath

Rediff.com11 Jul 2022

Agnipath may be an exercise to address the genuine needs of the armed forces. But overall, it betrays the tendency to use the military and paramilitary for employment generation and shaping a national character, instead of treating them as the professional services they are, notes Shyam G Menon.

Sena Should Explore New Ground

Sena Should Explore New Ground

Rediff.com28 Jun 2022

If it doesn't do that, what Uddhav Thackeray postpones addressing today will be there on the table to confront, for whoever anchors the Sena in the years ahead, observes Shyam G Menon.

How BRICS Is Expanded Is Crucial

How BRICS Is Expanded Is Crucial

Rediff.com25 Jun 2022

With its political colour dominated by less than democratic trends, BRICS currently leaves some of us wondering -- where in this grouping is there an assurance that human freedom will be respected unconditionally? It would be nice to see the new members of BRICS drawn from the ranks of countries wedded to preserving and guarding human freedom, observes Shyam G Menon.

Does Kerala Need Silverline?

Does Kerala Need Silverline?

Rediff.com10 Apr 2022

Silverline seems symptomatic of how Kerala -- its claimed education, awareness and all -- overlooks its real problems, notes Shyam G Menon.

Why BJP Needs A Democratic Check-Up

Why BJP Needs A Democratic Check-Up

Rediff.com2 Apr 2022

The country may become militarily impressive, pile on GDP and the durbar of the ruling party may fill with the wealthy indebted to the rulers for their riches. But the spontaneous camaraderie of a free people will diminish and with it, our shared ownership of the country, warns Shyam G Menon.

What If India Was Invaded Like Ukraine?

What If India Was Invaded Like Ukraine?

Rediff.com24 Mar 2022

'What would we feel if we found the world behaving the way it has?' 'Forced to fight our own prolonged battle; nobody from outside really demanding that the war end or actively working to make it end, and above all, a completely toothless United Nations reduced to pleading for a halt to the violence,' notes Shyam G Menon, exactly a month after Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine.

Why Russia Wants Ukraine

Why Russia Wants Ukraine

Rediff.com27 Feb 2022

Notwithstanding how the current impasse is solved, at some point in the future, Russia will realise that just as centuries ago it developed the paradigm of securing its heartland's safety through annexing vast buffer zones between itself and the enemy, a more modern security is possible only through friendly relations and sustainable peace, observes Shyam G Menon.

Modi Isn't A Speaker Who Enjoys The Unpredictable

Modi Isn't A Speaker Who Enjoys The Unpredictable

Rediff.com10 Feb 2022

He appears to prefer controlled environments and secure, guided outcomes. In this format, he seems to be at home across scales ranging from a studio-based interview to giant stadiums. It highlights the significance of control in the ruling dispensation's idea of narrative, observes Shyam G Menon.

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