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Lal Salam movie buffs! Films that all communists must watch before they die

Land and Freedom to Motorcycle Diaries - Eight movies from different parts of the world that all Left-leaning folk must watch at least once.

25 Sep 2021

A movie a day keeps boredom away: 20 must-watch movies to try during COVID-19 quarantine, lockdown

If you are sad over the limited options available indoors to kill time, remember good cinema is always out there awaiting a quality audience. Here are 20 movies that all human beings should check out.

12 Sep 2021

'Flex'ing creativity: How youngsters lent their spark to the Kerala local body polls

A few youngsters in Kerala have set an example by turning the crisis into opportunity. At a time when offers are unlikely to come knocking, they've played to their strength to hit it big.

30 Jul 2021

59th Kerala school Kalolsavam: Here are the major venues hosting Asia's biggest youth festival

Here is a route guide to the major venues of the Kalolsavam, which is spread across various educational institutions of the beach town.

29 Jul 2021

Explainer: How eating lychees is causing killer brain disease in Muzaffarpur's kids

Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) casualties are reported in the region every year during the cultivation of lychees, linking the fruit to the outbreak. Here's all you need to know about it.

27 Jun 2021

'Fight for visibility': A Kerala election like never before for the transgender community

This is the first polls to the assembly after both the CPM and Congress took revolutionary steps to accommodate the marginalised group in their ranks.

03 Apr 2021

Dil mein Rajeev, Dilli mein Rajeev: Meet the tech-savvy Ernakulam CPM candidate 

A handful of celebrities including actor Rima Kallingal and her husband, the director Aashiq Abu, are among the LDF candidate's cyber supporters.

24 Mar 2021

Forward Bloc won't contest against Pinarayi Vijayan, says face-off will weaken national anti-fascist front

The Forward Bloc had earlier asked the UDF leadership to allot either Kollam or Chathannoor seats but the Left party was asked to take on the CPM leader from his stronghold instead.

16 Mar 2021

Corporate capers, caped crusaders: Debut novelist concocts intriguing cocktail in 'Weneva'

Coming from an author who believes literature's purpose is to help people lead happier lives, 'Weneva' lives up to the expectations.

08 Mar 2021

'Teaching is a service as well': How Kerala's private tutors coped with Covid-19 challenges

Besides the professionals who run tuition centres, it is common in Kerala for school kids to have visiting tuition teachers. Many others take classes at their residences...

28 Jan 2021

From Kolkata to Kilinochchi via Kannur: Books that kept me company during the pandemic

While I gained many insights from books this year, reading was not a priority as 2020 dawned. But then quarantine and a lack of wi-fi was set to change all that.

31 Dec 2020

Kerala civic body polls: Fresh from college, these youngsters hope to script history

Across Kerala, many youngsters under the age of 25 are pitted against seasoned politicians with decades of experience behind them.

11 Dec 2020

The best cameo roles in Malayalam: Do Mohanlal, Mammootty qualify?

From Thilakan's Damodarji to Mammootty's advocate Nandagopal Marar, here are some unforgettable cameos in Malayalam movies.

10 Dec 2020

Bihar elections 2020: From ruling NDA to Opposition 'Mahagathbandhan', everything you need to know about major alliances

Bihar's traditional powerhouses JDU of CM Nitish Kumar and the opposition RJD under young Tejashwi Yadav have found wingmen in BJP and Congress respectively.

27 Oct 2020

Malayalam in danger, says Kerala's academia as language gets omitted from PSC test for teachers

An online petition signed by over 34,000 people was sent to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan as the first phase of the campaign to get Malayalam reinstated in the PSC syllabus.

10 Oct 2020

'How do you get red ink on WhatsApp?' Teaching woes in the time of COVID pandemic

While there have been many discussions about students and how they are making the shift to online learning, stories of what teachers have had to do have remain largely remain behind the veil.

30 Sep 2020

IPL 2020 SWOT analysis: Rajasthan Royals have the firepower, but can they be a contender?

After their surprise title win in the inaugural season, the recent kit change and the suspension have been the headline-grabbing outcomes for the Jaipur-based team.

18 Sep 2020

Being scared is alright: Meet the 25-year-old caretaker of two COVID quarantine centres

For almost five months now, Mebin Thomas has been the caretaker of two quarantine centres in Kottayam district's Changanacherry.

06 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: Indians in these three countries in no rush to return home and this is why 

From relaxed employment norms to dispensing financial support, these countries have succeeded in winning the faith of their foreign workforce during the COVID-19 outbreak.

03 Jul 2020

The Kerala woman who has been planting trees on her land for the last 27 years

"I planted whatever saplings I got and now it has become a craze," said the homemaker, who has successfully packed her 56 cent plot with greenery. 

05 Jun 2020

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