Can’t criticise Islam in Kerala: C Ravichandran

There was a time when I was called a communist. But as I started criticising Islam and reservation, I have a got a new title. Because, in Kerala, you cannot criticise Islam.

01 Oct 2022

The hijab hitch

Protests in Iran yet again stir up the headscarf conundrum in India. TNIE speaks to women and 
academics in Kerala on the issue  

28 Sep 2022


A new book, ‘Possibilities of Power’, documents Inspector-General P Vijayan’s social outreach projects. TNIE catches up with the author and the officer  

15 Sep 2022

When youths come together...

Rise Up Forum, an NGO started by three youngsters, is working towards the development of various vulnerable communities

14 Sep 2022

Plein pleasures

TNIE joins a unique group of artists who have been capturing the soul of Kochi through their Sunday-morning excursions

13 Sep 2022

Musing over mews

There is something about them... their antics... their cute li’l paws. Thanks to the unique, mysterious charm, popularity of cats is surging 

06 Sep 2022

Picture Imperfect: Malayalam cinema must do homework on mental health issues

Filmmakers are experimenting and breaking barriers. However, it is disappointing to note glaring discrepancies, biased narratives, regressive dialogues & plain lack of research even in this age.

24 Aug 2022

Kerala cuisine at its best

Anishya Soman grew up having homely foods. “Thani naadan food items,” she calls them. And now, settled in Kochi, she is sharing her love for home-cooked meals with the world.

17 Aug 2022

Working women & home truths

Last week, a study by an Oxford doctoral candidate stirred social media.

04 Aug 2022

Totem to the T

A group of friends are designing T-shirts with original art works inspired from indigenous cultures around the world

19 Jul 2022

The new six-pack

Beards are here to stay, say grooming specialists in Kerala. With men investing in grooming products, beard waxes and oils, a huge industry is also booming along with the number of bearded men

10 Jul 2022

Limewash - for a breathable, healthy home

According to experts, it is high time eco-friendly paint returned to our homes and living spaces. The benefits far outweigh the small inconveniences

08 Jul 2022

‘Oppara’: How this Kerala school is fighting digital divide 

Adivasi girl Reshma KR grew up in a Wayanad village hearing the stories about the bloody Muthanga incident of February 2003.

02 Jul 2022

One hundred years of fortitude

Ochanthuruth, one among the many tourist locations in Vypeen, has another tale to tell. It is home to one of the oldest libraries on the island.

18 Jun 2022

Ravaged rainbow

Forced counselling, isolation, torture, hormone injections... queer people are traumatised with illegal ‘treatment’ practices

16 Jun 2022