Vinod Mathew

Rs 15,000-crore question on Navodhanam, Perestroika in the Nava Keralam

Some plans even came with an international flavour – like the Masala Bond, with an eye on the Non-Resident Keralites (NRKs), to raise money abroad in Indian rupees.

28 Jan 2019

2019, in our book, a year of reckoning

With the 17th Lok Sabha elections due in April-May, there is no doubt 2019 is going to be a year of reckoning for India. Kerala can be no exception.

01 Jan 2019

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

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

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