Vinod Mathew

Neglecting ongoing projects won’t help ‘Rebuild Kerala’ cause

The last time Kerala offered a slice of itself by opening a window to the world was on June 10, 1999 when the Cochin International Airport opened shop.

03 Dec 2018

Getting the semantics right on the Rebuild Kerala narrative

Surely what we do not need is the old state limping on the crutches of its questionable policies.

08 Oct 2018

With no Noah’s ark, flood-hit Kerala turns war zone, replete with refugee camps

Such has been the scale of the tragedy that over 360 have lost their lives, more than 200 of those, in the last five days.

20 Aug 2018

Priests, playing sex games, give stiff fight to #BELENG and #FRACRO

For the Malayali community, used in the past only to the occasional rape case involving people holding positions of respect, this flurry of cases against priests has come as a rude shock.

16 Jul 2018

Can you afford to die? 

Death remains a topic rarely discussed; it’s almost taboo. Express tries to get some principal players to openly broach this topic.

24 Jun 2018

All about making everything right, sabka saath...

The ruling dispensation in Kerala had lost two by-elections in as many years and the Chengannur bypoll was truly the litmus test.

04 Jun 2018

It's been a journey from pessimism to optimism for state: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan tells TNIE how Kerala’s collective mindset has changed and how his government has not been intolerant of constructive criticism.

13 May 2018

Of land scams, political posturing and antediluvian rules

Kerala claims to be the most advanced state in the country, riding as much on a clutch of human development indices as on its super buying power of expensive jewellery, white goods and fancy automobil

09 Apr 2018

Wannabe air travellers shed inhibitions, board flight of fancy

It is one trip they will not forget in a hurry as it includes the must-see locales of Thiruvananthapuram, shopping spree before and after the lunch break and a quick detour to Kovalam.

18 Mar 2018

Madhu, not post-imperialism, is the new subaltern reality in Kerala

When the first international book fair by the Kerala government gets going in Kochi on March 1, among the thrust areas identified for debate and discourse is the section that figures under the genre s

26 Feb 2018

Miracles happen, but Kerala may not be ready for many in 2018

The onset of 2018 would have been witness to a rash of ‘Happy New Year’ resolutions being made in Kerala as in other parts of the world.

08 Jan 2018

The great Indian administrative tale, told in Kerala

Visiting the State secretariat on a Wednesday is often a gainful exercise, purely from the news-gathering point of view, what with the buzz among the bureaucrats, post the weekly cabinet meeting.

20 Feb 2017

Despite Kerala’s 100 per cent bank coverage, no daily-wager will take a cheque

Close to a month has passed since the great demonetisation -- which I shall abbreviate to demone for brevity -- and the results in Kerala are a mixed bag.

05 Dec 2016