Pinarayi 2.0 and A Game of Thrones in Kerala

Pinarayi Vijayan was recently elected as Chief Minister of Kerala for a second term. In addition to whether he is going to continue with the same PR model of governance that proved successful for him and if he is going to continue with the backdoor appointments and scams and scandals that Malayalis don’t seem to mind, another aspect that needs to be closely observed in the next 5 years is the developing power struggle within Kerala CPIM. People who follow Kerala politics know, Pinarayi is a master at political maneuvering and orchestrating power grab. The seeds of the current power politics playing out in the Kerala CPIM 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.

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Letter 13: Indian state's continuing assault on Hindu festivals, language wars in Tamil Nadu temples, temple demolitions and secularism of Jharkhand assembly Letters from the basement

This podcast covers everything about being a Hindu in secular, socialist India. We publish a new letter here on alternate weeks discussing the intersection of culture and politics in India from a Hindu perspective. If that’s something you are interested in, please subscribe to this podcast. In this letter, continuing assault of Indian state on Hindu festivals, this time it’s Ganesha Chaturthi and Diwali; how the country remembered Malabar Hindu genocide; language battles in Tamil Nadu have reached temples in that state; Jharkhand assembly has established a new ideal for secularism; there is a pandemic of temple demolition; and Assam government comes face to face with illegal infiltrators. Welcome to the basement. Music by jorikbasov from Pixabay Website: https://lettersfrombasement.in/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/frombasement
  1. Letter 13: Indian state's continuing assault on Hindu festivals, language wars in Tamil Nadu temples, temple demolitions and secularism of Jharkhand assembly
  2. Letter 12: Partition horrors remembrance day, Periyarist government's assault on temples in Tamil Nadu, a deep-dive into Malabar Hindu Genocide
  3. Letter 11: August 15, is it really Independence Day for Hindus in India?
  4. Letter 10: Right-wing, left-wing and Hindus in India
  5. Letter 9: The Hindu rate of growth

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