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Kerala MLA Jaleel terms J-K as India Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, draws flak

Former Kerala minister and ruling Left Democratic Front MLA KT Jaleel on Friday courted a huge controversy by describing Jammu and Kashmir as "Indian adheena Jammu and Kashmir" (India-Occupied......

'Unexpected' vote for Murmu from Kerala rejoices BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party may lack elected MPs and MLAs from Kerala but the party's state unit is on cloud nine over National Democratic Alliance's Droupadi Murmu possibly receiving one vote in......

Whither The Middle Class?

Ajit Balakrishnan on how to arrest a worldwide decline. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   As a son and grandson of doctors and a firm believer in a meritocratic education system, and......

Tension grips Kerala after 'bomb attack' at CPI-M headquarters

Tension gripped Kerala as an unidentified person allegedly hurled an explosive substance at the state headquarters of the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist on Thursday night. IMAGE: CCTV......

Borewell accidents still taking place despite SC guidelines

Little seems to have changed more than a decade after the Supreme Court issued guidelines on preventing accidents of people, mostly small children, falling into abandoned borewells and tube wells.......

Adani's son Karan to head newly-acquired cement firms

Billionaire Gautam Adani's son Karan will helm the cement firms his group has acquired to become India's second largest cement player and extend his burgeoning empire that spans from ports and......

Gautam Adani cements hold over Ambuja, son Karan is chairman of ACC

Billionaire Gautam Adani's son Karan will helm the cement firms his group has acquired to become India's second largest cement player and extend his burgeoning empire that spans from ports and......

The T-Shirt Wars

Ajit Balakrishnan on the evolution of a cultural symbol. IMAGE: Mark Zuckerberg, Marlon Brando and Peter Thiel. Photographs: Getty Images   I stood gazing admiringly at the perfect green......

Why India must create new programming languages...

"Yawn", "Zzzzz... excuse me, I need to nap." Why hasn't India produced a single earth-shaking idea like Python or the World Wide Web, asks Ajit Balakrishnan. Illustration: Dominic......

Why Should Crude Oil Prices Go Up?

If international crude oil prices zoom past the current level of about $90 per barrel and move towards $100 and beyond, middle-class consumers are not going to keep quiet about their discomfort,......

'I am more interested in human drama'

Cinematographer Sanu John Varughese has extensively worked in Hindi films: Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon, Karthik Calling Karthik, David, Hasee Toh Phasee, Wazir, Badhaai Ho, Lootcase, But......

Vedaant Madhavan bags gold at Danish Open

IMAGE: A screen grab of Vedaant Madhavan atop the podium on winning the 800m gold at the Danish Open in Copenhagen on Sunday. Photograph: Vedaant Madhavan/Instagram Continuing his splendid run,......

Madhavan's son Vedaant shines in the pool at Danish Open

IMAGE: Vedant poses with his silver medal following his second place finish in the 1500 Mtr. Freestyle Race in the Danish Open. Photograph: BCCI India's young swimmer Vedaant Madhavan, son of......

Indian Football: NorthEast United downs East Bengal

IMAGE: Suhair VP was named the Hero of the Match. Photograph: ISL/Twitter NorthEast United inched closer to a playoffs berth with a 2-1 win over 10-man SC East Bengal in the Indian Super......

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