Kerala, Communists, Statues and Hypocrisy

In this year’s full budget of Kerala, CPIM state government has allocated 4 crores for construction of memorials to 2 politicians who died recently. One of them was a convict in a corruption case. The very same communists cannot stop ridiculing Sardar Patel’s Statue of Unity in Gujarat as an example of government wastage. This attitude is typical of the Leftist ecosystem in our country. I discuss this in detail with examples in this letter from the basement. Continue reading Kerala, Communists, Statues and Hypocrisy

Pinarayi 2.0 and A Game of Thrones in Kerala

Pinarayi Vijayan was recently elected as Chief Minister of Kerala for a second term. Something that will be closely watched in the next 5 years is the developing power struggle within Kerala CPIM. The seeds of current power politics were laid ahead of the recent assembly elections when Pinarayi created an arbitrary rule and denied tickets to most senior party leaders and sidelined the few who got elected from inclusion in the state cabinet. In this vlog I examine this brewing game of thrones in Kerala politics. Continue reading Pinarayi 2.0 and A Game of Thrones in Kerala

Why is a Soumya from Kerala among victims of terrorism in Israel

In this vlog, I tell you about a very specific victim of the latest escalation of tensions between Israel and Palestine and what her story tells us about Kerala. This victim I want to talk about is a young woman named Soumya Santosh. She was working as a nurse in Ashkelon city in Israel and was originally a resident of Idukki district in Kerala. She left behind a 9 year old son. Continue reading Why is a Soumya from Kerala among victims of terrorism in Israel