Tag Archives: kerala

Confessions of an Alcoholic

  One of the longest and most disciplined queues of the world will be found in front of the alcohol shops in Kerala.  When I was young, those shops used to be called IMFL (Indian Made Foreign Liquor) shops.  Later … Continue reading

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Religion as the handmaiden of Politics

  Vast and powerful Empires are founded on a religion.  This is because dominion can only be secured by victory, and victory goes to the side which shows solidarity and unity of purpose.  Now men’s hearts are united and co-ordinated, … Continue reading

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The Church and Nobility of Family

  The Malayala Manorama [5 Oct] reports that the Catholic Church in Kerala has decided to honour Catholic couples in the state who reproduce more children.  The wing of the Kerala Catholic Bishops Conference dealing with families and “pro-life” has … Continue reading

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Al Qaeda, Pakistan and Kerala

  The new Al Qaeda chief Zawahiri is more deadly than his predecessor Osama bin Laden.  Zawahiri was bin Laden’s intellectual mentor.  An article in the latest issue of Frontline [July 15, 2011] says that Zawahiri was the brain behind … Continue reading

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Love’s Labours Lost [A movie review]

  Most of the ills in the world can be solved with one potion: LOVE.  If Osama bin Laden knew that, the world would have been quite a different place today.  If the Bushes of America knew it, the world … Continue reading

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Swami Ramdev Steals Electricity

  Swami Ramdev was in Kerala propagating his religion, his version of the yoga and probably his emerging political party.  There’s no problem with any of those activities.  Any Indian citizen has every right to propagate his religion, promote his … Continue reading

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Roads are for Slogans in Kerala

  I spent my childhood and early youth in a state where the roads were more a medium for politics than for transport.  There were just two dilapidated buses that made 4 or 5 trips each day through my village.  … Continue reading

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