SANTOSH KUMAR

With eye on 2019, BJP does heavy lifting in Kerala

With eye on 2019, BJP does heavy lifting in Kerala

After making an unprecedented debut in the Kerala Assembly last May, the state BJP has raised the bar by eyeing...

All is not well in the last Left bastion

All is not well in the last Left bastion

Seven months into governance and it looks like everything is not all right with the Left Democratic Front government in...

Ruling CPM’s duplicity stands exposed in Kerala

Ruling CPM’s duplicity stands exposed in Kerala

The Left Democratic Front government in Kerala headed by Marxist strongman Pinarayi Vijayan is in the dock over police highhandedness...

CPM’s rivalry with BJP takes a bloody turn in Kannur

CPM’s rivalry with BJP takes a bloody turn in Kannur

Not since the murder of Marxist rebel T.P. Chandrashekharan in May 2012, has Kerala’s conscience been so shaken as of...

CPM receives a body blow in Kerala

It is an irony that the CPM, which swept to power in Kerala riding the crest of an anti-corruption wave...

A clarion call from Kozhikode

By holding its National Council meeting in the “dream city” of Kozhikode in Kerala after 50 years, the BJP has...

Spectre of RSS haunts Marxists in Kerala

A spectre is haunting the corridors of power in Kerala these days. The phenomenon has been noticed ever since the new...

Marx discovers Krishna in God’s own country

Marx discovers Krishna in God’s own country

Who’s afraid of the BJP, or for that matter the Sangh Parivar, in Kerala? It seems the CPM, despite an...

Kerala all set to dilute liquor policy before Onam

It seems that the Congress party and its allies in the Opposition United Democratic Front in Kerala are yet to...

Mani’s Kerala Congress will not align with either right or left

Mani’s Kerala Congress will not align with either right or left

The decision of the Kerala Congress (Mani) group to quit the United Democratic Front has opened a new tragic-comic chapter...

Nothing is going right for Left in Kerala

Nothing is going right for Left in Kerala

Nothing seems to be going right for the Left Democratic Front in Kerala, which tasted victory barely two months ago,...

Battle lines being drawn between BJP, CPM

Buoyed by the response it got in the recently held elections to the Kerala Assembly, the BJP is already drawing...

Jaya does an MGR, TN creates history

Jaya does an MGR, TN creates history

The May election to the 15th Assembly in Tamil Nadu was unique in three different ways. First, “Puratchi Thalaivi” Jayalalithaa...

The lotus in its backwaters makes Kerala see red

The lotus in its backwaters makes Kerala see red

Kerala has kept its date with political destiny and the lotus. Keralites have booted out the ruling Congress-led United Democratic...

All eyes on ‘third front’ in Kerala verdict

As the curtains came down on the election campaign for the 14th Assembly in Kerala on Saturday, both the ruling...

Jaya inches towards Mission 234

Almost a month after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa launched her AIADMK’s election campaign from the historic Island Grounds...

Lotus sees itself blooming in Kerala

Lotus sees itself blooming in Kerala

The mid-campaign assessment on the prospects of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the Assembly elections in Kerala by the...

Kerala politicians dither on prohibition

Kerala politicians dither on prohibition

As the election cauldron is heating up, the two major contenders for power in Kerala—the Congress led United Democratic Front...

Kerala temple fire proving to be a tricky issue for all parties

The massive fireworks tragedy that claimed more than 100 lives at a temple in the southern district of Kollam in...

Round one goes to Jayalalithaa

Round one goes to Jayalalithaa

By deciding to contest 227 out of 234 Assembly seats, leaving just seven for its allies, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister...

Lotus test for UDF, LDF in Kerala’s backwaters

The emergence of a “third front” has effectively changed the decades-old political equations in Kerala, which is going to vote...

War in Kerala, peace in Bengal rattle comrades

War in Kerala, peace in Bengal rattle comrades

The spectre of the West Bengal unit of the CPM pulling its Kerala counterpart into the Bay of Bengal is...

BJP’s rise in Kerala gives Marxists sleepless nights

BJP’s rise in Kerala gives Marxists sleepless nights

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) is perhaps the only political party in the world to confess its own mistakes...

Kerala parties gear  up for elections

Kerala parties gear up for elections

Kerala’s ruling United Democratic Front and the opposition Left Democratic Front have started looking for realignments, wooing old as well...