M S Vidyanandan

Kerala economy on faster recovery track, says mobility report

Trends in six location types an indicator of state’s progress; it lags behind national average only in segments of ‘retail and recreation’ and ‘public transport’

13 Mar 2021

The life and travails of cashew workers in a ‘nut’ shell 

On Friday, cashew workers Sandhya and Geetha chanced to meet near the gate of their factory at Kilikollur.

06 Mar 2021

Striking it rich from golden fibre

Dehusking, the process of extracting fibre from retted coconut husk, still has dedicated workers. However, not many youth are taking it up

05 Mar 2021

Petrol price, liquor: Kerala bags Rs 916 crore more in three months

The spike in petrol prices and increased tax revenue from liquor sale are turning out to be a big relief to the cash-strapped Kerala government.

02 Mar 2021

Illegal beneficiaries of pension scheme to face music

Defrauded money to be deducted from ineligible govt pensioners who availed benefits

21 Feb 2021

Sex workers in Kerala to get priority ration cards

Sex workers in the state will be given ration cards under priority category without considering their financial status.

14 Feb 2021

Before rate change, Rs 3,000 crore pours into treasury savings bank accounts

Kerala’s economy is not credit-driven and the pandemic failed to make a big impact on the income of the salaried class, pensioners and a majority of non-resident Keralites, Narayana said.

08 Feb 2021

First-ever survey adds priceless records to Kerala Archives

Over 1 lakh archival documents were identified in the first-ever exercise in the country, said P Biju, director of the Archives Department.

22 Jul 2018

Kerala governor shows off his green thumb

‘Go Green’ is the mantra of the Kerala Raj Bhavan that has implemented a host initiatives, including an organic vegetable garden, a medicinal plant garden and a green protocol. Thanks to the incumbent head of state P Sathasivam.

19 Feb 2017

Oh my gawd! I ain’t your dad, son

Adultery. Mistrust. Fragile family relations. This storyline has a potpourri of subplots that can fit perfectly into a family soap.

08 Jan 2017

Sarod Maestro’s cancelled music school lands in nepotism scandal

Sources said the proposed school’s objectives had striking similarities with the activities of Soorya Stage and Film Society.

23 Oct 2016