Abhilash Chandran

Christian politics at crossroads as BJP pulls strings ahead of LS Polls in Kerala

Political observers believe that a range of issues, including the growing communal divide and weakening of the UDF, are reasons for a change in the political thoughts of the Church.

24 Apr 2023

Kerala: Has death knell sounded for endogamy in Knanaya Church?

This forced the archeparchy to issue the vivaha kuri to Justin on April 14, three days before his betrothal.

18 Apr 2023

NSS stays away from Vaikom fete, SNDP makes its presence felt

Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam (SNDP) actively participated in the centenary celebrations  with its general secretary Vellapally Natesan being on the stage in Vaikom on Saturday.

02 Apr 2023

Separated by bodies, we are one in our thoughts: Stalin on CM Pinarayi

Tamil Nadu chief minister drops hints of joint political move under the aegis of both states

02 Apr 2023

Vaikom satyagraha — the epic movement enters its 100th year

It was launched on March 30, 1924, to end caste discrimination that prevailed in erstwhile princely state of Travancore

30 Mar 2023

Kottayam temple to hold ‘Penn Pooram’ with cow jumbos

While there are several temple festivals in Kerala in which women get prominence or female deities are highlighted, it is for the first time that a temple would parade cow elephants. 

26 Mar 2023

Tenacious scholar gears up to meet President Droupadi Murmu

Aneesh, who is pursuing PhD from Mahatma Gandhi University, is getting the honour to meet India’s first president hailing from a tribal community for his determination to pursue education against all

15 Mar 2023

Periyar, the unsung hero who breathed life back into Vaikom Satyagraha

An unsung hero, he has been a forgotten face in Kerala’s Renaissance history. He’s known for reinvigorating a historic people’s movement from a sinking space — the Vaikom Satyagraha.

14 Mar 2023

The lone weed warrior: Kerala man on a mission to save rivers

From his initial intention to clear the only route to his house, Anilkumar is now a one-man army fighting to ensure the smooth flow of Pullanthi river, reports Abhilash Chandran 

05 Mar 2023

NSS to revive Nair’s tea shops as Padma Cafés

With the aim of rebranding the ‘nayarude chayakada’ into a modern, organised restaurant chain, the Nair Service Society (NSS) declared project Padma Café in 2017.

31 Jan 2023

Kerala: On 48th day of strike, KR Narayanan film institute director quits

Chairman of the institute and veteran filmmaker, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, who is also in the eye of the storm for his firm backing of Shankar, chose not to comment on the development.

22 Jan 2023

Disgruntled staffers of KR Narayana institute used pupils as pawns: Ex-director

Shankar, who put in his papers on Saturday, talks to TNIE explaining his action and his take on the allegations against him.

22 Jan 2023

Shankar Mohan’s resignation a breather for Adoor Gopalakrishnan, govt

48 days of continuous protest by 82 students of KR film institute sows result, got wide attention through IFFK venue

22 Jan 2023

CPM intervenes to end students’ protest at KR Narayanan institute

It is learnt that the party has taken a political decision to settle the issues and end strike

11 Jan 2023

Shashi Tharoor towers on NSS stage; ‘Delhi Nair’ jibe now old story

Apart from Satheesan, other senior leaders like Ramesh Chennithala and K C Venugopal also belong to the Nair community.

03 Jan 2023

Sabarimala airport: Kerala govt order to acquire 2,570 acres

As per the new order issued on Friday, a total of 1,039.876 hectares (2,570 acres) of land in Erumeli South and Manimala villages under Kanjirappally taluk will be acquired for the airport.

01 Jan 2023

Angel Valley, Pampa Valley ‘vanish’ in satellite survey

Two wards in Erumely panchayat with 1,200 families have been marked as forest

21 Dec 2022

Students’ protests over caste bias, antagonism rock KRN film school

This is not an isolated case as far as the prestigious film institute, under the state government, is concerned.

17 Dec 2022

Congress edgy as Tharoor kicks off his second round

MP gets rousing reception at Youth Congress event in Erattupetta, meets Catholic bishops

04 Dec 2022

Congress miffed as Tharoor attends Youth Congress meet in Erattupetta

DCC to submit petition to party’s higher leadership against YC which organised event without consulting dist leadership

04 Dec 2022

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