• Fri, Jun 22, 2018
  • State of Agitation

    Updated: Jun, 10, 201807:00 AM

    Thoothukudi’s transformation from a thriving industrial belt to the hub of the latest protests has in it the larger story of what is happening in Tamil Nadu. Once a preferred investment destination,...
    State of Agitation
    The Naxalites, the gheraoes and the endless morchas and bandhs drove investments away from Bengal.The intellectual capital of India, once home to ideas, things and people, soon descended to be the home for agitators. Similarly, we have seen such thinning of industrial investments in Kerala in the south-west corner of India. Kerala of the 1960s was flourishing with commerce and industry with good banking, plantations, and other corporates - FACT, Travancore Cochin Chemicals, Travancore Rayons, Travancore Titanium, HMT and Hindustan Paper - to name just a few. But demonstrations began to be organised at the drop of a hat. Soon, industrial development suffered, most of Kerala’s famous businesses vanished and today the state lives on remittances from industrious Keralites working hard outside.Such a disturbing trend today is fast enveloping...
  • Tweets of Infamy: Everything is an open secret Tweets of Infamy: Everything is an open secret
    Updated: Jun, 10, 201806:15 AM

    With the advent of internet, what was once personal is not private anymore

  • The state should stop handling agitations with bullets The state should stop handling agitations with bullets
    Updated: Jun, 08, 201806:15 AM

    The state has a duty to safeguard its citizens and their fundamental rights.

  • Obeying the law is the only way to avoid altercations Obeying the law is the only way to avoid altercations
    Updated: Jun, 01, 201807:00 AM

    The easiest solution to any law and order problem is following the law. Situations would not arise where the police would have to apply force to disperse a mob.

  • Valuable tips to ensure safety of children Valuable tips to ensure safety of children
    Updated: May, 31, 201806:00 AM

    We trust our children with various adults, be it our neighbour uncle, driver ‘anna’, helper ‘akka’, coach or tuition teachers. However, it is still a question whether we are vigilant when it comes to...

  • Whither commissions of inquiry Whither commissions of inquiry
    Updated: May, 27, 201806:00 AM

    An inquiry ordered under the Act is an eye wash. The Commission is a toothless tiger, which is most often appointed to ward off public protest.

  • Keeping our children safe: Looking at body autonomy Keeping our children safe: Looking at body autonomy
    Updated: May, 26, 201812:00 AM

    As parents, we are concerned about our children’s safety. When we hear about cases of child abuse, we cringe and hold on to our kids and are worried about how to protect them. We also wonder how we...

  • Keeping our children safe: It is important to tell them about ‘touch’ Keeping our children safe: It is important to tell them about ‘touch’
    Updated: May, 24, 201806:15 AM

    This is a dialogue we need to have with our children on a regular basis. It is important to touch upon every rule and information while speaking to them, although not necessarily in one go.

  • State should act and not be a silent spectator to suicides State should act and not be a silent spectator to suicides
    Updated: May, 18, 201807:00 AM

    When people commit suicide hoping to bring a reform or change, the State can’t be a mute spectator. Youngsters should be sensitised about the realities of life through discourses

  • What is the role of Governor? What is the role of Governor?
    Updated: May, 01, 201808:00 AM

    ‘Governors sent by the party ruling at the Centre often embarrassed the state govts’