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Arya Premji, an icon of struggle for Namboodiri widows rights

In an age when Namboodiri (Kerala Brahmins) men took many wives but their widows were prohibited from remarrying, Arya Antharjanam's decision to break the taboo shook the deeply conservative and superstitious community to the roots. She had ... Hindu Business Line, 1 day ago

Elephants Brutalized in Religious Ceremonies in India

Every year from December through May, the state of Kerala, in southern India, experiences a frenzy of religious ceremonies. Millions of people participate in the festivities, which honor various gods. At the center of these celebrations are hundreds ...
 National Geographic17 hours ago The 91-year-old politician who is still fighting  BBC1 week ago M Karunanidhi India's 91-year-old politician who is still fighting  The Nation.lk1 week ago
DNA India

Saffron swing & the Kerala Hindu matrix

Was the BJP effort at Hindu consolidation during the recent Assembly elections in Kerala a remarkable success? Many BJP leaders and pundits would like us to believe that. And they will reel out statistics to prove the point — the BJP, after all, ...
 Chandigarh Tribune2 days ago Buzzword: BJP's rise good for Congress in Kerala  Sunday Guardian Live3 weeks ago BJP finds a new Sardar in Kerala's Naryana Guru  DNA India1 month ago People of Kerala have seen through CPM's deceit: Kummanam Rajasekharan, BJP's state president  Economic Times2 months ago

In Kerala, a state whose political narrative is defined by its bipolar contests between the CPM-led LDF and the Congress-led UDF, the role played by community leaders — of Muslims, Christians, Ezhavas and Nairs — provides for an interesting subtext.

ON April 19, the Kerala Catholic Bishops Conference (KCBC), the apex body of the state's Catholic Church, issued a four-page statement urging the faithful to reject political forces that indulge in communal polarisation. The statement also cautioned ...
 Indian Express1 week ago Kerala polls 2016: Meet the caste, religious & community leaders who could be kingmakers  Financial Express1 week ago From the pulpit: Kerala, defined by its bipolar contests, caste and community leaders could hold the key thiselection  Yahoo! India1 week ago

RS ticket to SC Mishra, set for second term

Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Friday re-nominated her aide and party's Brahmin face Satish Chandra Mishra to Rajya Sabha, setting aside speculations of shunning her upper caste leaders to consolidate the Dalit votebank ahead of UP ...
 Times of India5 days ago Mayawati picks Mishra for BSP's south campaigns  Times of India2 weeks ago

Why Kerala's unified communities make it God's own country

As a non-resident Keralite who will not be voting at next week's elections in that state (I am a registered voter elsewhere), I was more amused than outraged by Narendra Modi's comparison of the state of my origin to Somalia. Only someone who has ...
 Hindustan Times1 week ago
The Hindu

Fight for equality

'Ishti', a Sanskrit film, follows a minimalist aesthetic, while tracing the story of how young Namboodiri Brahmins rose up to break the shackles of ritualistic tradition. What is the point in making a film in Sanskrit in our times? The most ...
 The Hindu2 weeks ago

Rahul or Priyanka or a Brahmin - as UP CM candidate, says strategist Prashant Kishor

Struggling to arrest its falling fortunes in electorally important Uttar Pradesh, Congress may carry out a massive rejig of its state leadership next fortnight and announce its chief ministerial candidate who in all likelihood will be a "Brahmin".There are also views within a section of the party that a turnaround in Uttar Pradesh is possible only if either of the Gandhis -- Priyanka or Rahul -- takes the lead in the state polls.However, there has been no indication from the party so far ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago Race for UP CM: Rahul, Priyanka or a Brahmin?  Sify3 weeks ago Strategist Prashant Kishor wants Rahul or Priyanka - or a Brahmin - as UP CM candidate  Times of India3 weeks ago Congress plans rejig in UP, may have Brahmin leader as CM face  Rediff.com3 weeks ago

Alternative to Dravidian parties? Modis and Sonias should speak in Tamil first in TN rallies

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that BJP is the alternative in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, the two states going to polls on May 16. The statement may still hold some little significance in Kerala where the saffron party is gradually cementing its ...
 Oneindia2 weeks ago With UDF-LDF duopoly in jeopardy, BJP may have a chance in Kerala polls  Firstpost.com2 weeks ago

If V S Achuthanandan is spearheading the CPM comeback campaign in Kerala, M Karunanidhi is doing the same for the DMK in neighbouring Tamil Nadu.

9:55 am V S Achuthanandan, 92. M Karunanidhi, 91. What makes the oldest candidates in fray in Kerala and Tamil Nadu the most sought-after by their parties? Shaju Philip & Arun Janardhanan find out ADDRESSING an election rally in Assam last ...
 Indian Express3 weeks ago What makes oldest candidates in fray in Kerala, Tamil Nadu most sought-after by theirparties?  Yahoo! India3 weeks ago Tamil Nadu, Kerala: What makes oldest candidates in fray most sought-after by theirparties?  Yahoo! India3 weeks ago
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