Kumar Chellappan

Kumar Chellappan

Outrage over superstar Mammootty’s alleged Jihadi ties

Outrage over superstar Mammootty’s alleged Jihadi ties

Tuesday, 21 May 2024 | Kumar Chellappan

The controversy has ignited a fierce political debate and exposed deep-seated tensions within Kerala’s political landscape The disclosure by Mohammed Sharshad, a Chennai-based businessman, who is also a CPI(M) activist, that Malayalam cinema’s “super mega star” Mammootty has shocked the secular, liberal and democratic political leaders of Kerala. The CPI(M), CPI...

Ignored at home, legendary football coach gets global honour

Ignored at home, legendary football coach gets global honour

Friday, 12 April 2024 | Kumar Chellappan

Rufus D’Souza, a 90-year-old coach from Fort Kochi, Kerala, has been honoured by Borussia Dortmund for his lifelong commitment to the sport Whenever the Indian national football team gets thrashed by its rivals in international hustings, the national coach Igor Stimac has a readymade answer. “This result is on expected lines....

Election manifestos: Rituals no one is serious about

Wednesday, 10 April 2024 | Kumar Chellappan

From the Congress to the BJP and even smaller players, manifestos are released with much fanfare yet often fail to hold substance It is election time and the season of manifestos. The Indian National Congress which is the world’s largest political party; the BJP, an outfit representing the interests of those...

Dynastic politics and the mirage of leadership

Friday, 05 April 2024 | Kumar Chellappan

As India navigates its political landscape, the verdict is clear: Leadership must be earned, not inherited There is an adage in south India which when translated into English would read like this ; “The moment you see a kid, you can make out the plight of the village from where he...

Controversial issues reignite India-Lanka relations

Wednesday, 27 March 2024 | Kumar Chellappan

The contentious issues of Katchatheevu and Sethusamudram resurface amid Tamil Nadu’s election fervour The schedule for the General Election 2024 has been announced and the State of Tamil Nadu is full of rattle and brouhaha over non-issues. The ruling DMK which has been maintaining silence over issues like the provision of...

Ideological struggle or political blunder

Ideological struggle or political blunder

Thursday, 21 March 2024 | Kumar Chellappan

The CPI in Kerala finds itself embroiled in an ideological conundrum, grappling with stark contradictions within its leadership The ruling CPI(M) in Kerala is in a state of confusion. The party, described as the world’s largest and most powerful Marxist outfit, finds itself speaking in different voices over its main enemy....

India is not a nation, but a subcontinent!

India is not a nation, but a subcontinent!

Saturday, 16 March 2024 | Kumar Chellappan

A Raja, a DMK MP, has sparked controversy with his recent statement, dismissing India as a nation and branding it as a subcontinent instead Nothing is shocking in the statement made by A Raja MP, that India was not a nation but a sub-continent. “India was neither a nation in the...

Intricacies of Indian electoral politics

Intricacies of Indian electoral politics

Wednesday, 13 March 2024 | Kumar Chellappan

From Members of Parliament switching allegiance to candidates making outlandish promises, the stage is set for a captivating saga to capture power Elections have been described as the festivals of democracy. It is the time when we celebrate democracy in its true splendour. Those who do not get seats to contest...

State Editions

Modi to hold rally to drum up support for BJP picks

22 May 2024 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Kejriwal raps Shah over Pakistan remark

22 May 2024 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Kejriwal master of lies: BJP

22 May 2024 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Mayoral polls in limbo despite CM out on bail

22 May 2024 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Sunday Edition

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Transformative Power of Printmaking

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The real face of BBC’s news coverage

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Astroturf | Watch and correct thought trends

19 May 2024 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda