A veteran journalist who enjoys looking at the quirky side of life

R K Nair

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Attukal Pongala

Kerala's capital is in a thrall. The city is bedecked for the world's largest annual gathering of women, to pay obeisance to the deity of Attukal Bhagavathy temple, branded as the Sabarimala of women... »

The marine imbroglio

The vexatious trial of the two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen is threatening to snowball into a diplomatic crisis that can damage India's relations not only with Italy but wi... »

Salute Sandhya!

Sometimes the most unlikely people become heroes. A feisty housewife who stood up to a band of militant Left-wing workers in Thiruvananthapuram a couple of days back has become one overnight. The se... »

The politics of child marriage

India's stand at the UN Human Rights Council was viewed with apprehension by the intelligentsia in Kerala. Many see it as yet another example of appeasement politics. »

'Spirit'ual Kerala

As the Onam festival draws near, the queues outside Bevco liquor vends in Kerala are growing longer and serpentine. The patient wait that sometimes extends up to an hour prompts one to conclude that... »

The 'ugly Indian' syndrome

The Hindu did a commendable job of offering its op-ed page space to half a dozen writers from as many neighbouring countries on the 66th anniversary of India's Independence. It was enlightening to vi... »

Of Palins and Quayles

A TV interview with a woman candidate of Australia's One Nation Party, in which she mistook Islam for a country, has gone viral on the Net. Stephanie Banister, 27, who was contesting a seat in Que... »

An Arabian nightmare

The 23rd anniversary of Iraqi invasion of Kuwait has just passed. On the intervening night of August 1 and 2, 1990, Saddam Hussein's forces crossed over to the tiny emirate in a surprise move that ca... »

Hartal greetings!

Thiruvananthapuram district has been shut down. This is the sixth shutdown in as many months. Some right-wing organisations have called for a dawn-to-dusk hartal in the district today to protest poli... »

Primitive blame game

The latest controversy gives rise to a nagging suspicion: Were the utterances of the Kerala Chief Minister and his Cabinet colleague aimed at deflecting attention from the raging solar scam? »

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