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  • Dropping KK Shailaja from Kerala's new Cabinet state committee's decision: CPI(M) central leadership May 19, 2021 12:51 PM IST

    Dropping KK Shailaja from Kerala's new Cabinet state committee's decision: CPI(M) central leadership

    CPI(M) central leadership not asserting itself despite disquiet over dropping KK Shailaja from the new Kerala Cabinet testifies the authority CM Pinarayi Vijayan holds within the party, more so after LDF's historic election win.

  • In Kerala, it is time for the old Congress guard to make way for the young May 03, 2021 06:50 PM IST

    In Kerala, it is time for the old Congress guard to make way for the young

    The state’s senior Congress leadership, largely under the thumb of Mullappally-Chennithala-Chandy trio, has failed miserably to get the party combat-ready against the might of the Left Democratic Front

  • Pinarayi Vijayan: How Kerala's crisis manager won electoral hearts May 02, 2021 01:12 PM IST

    Pinarayi Vijayan: How Kerala's crisis manager won electoral hearts

    His five years at power were marred by several controversies and scams; but the way he managed these crisis situations turned out to be the plus points for the incumbent chief minister in winning the hearts of the electorate.

  • Kerala Election Result Highlights: PM Modi congratulates Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, LDF on historic win May 02, 2021 07:00 AM IST

    Kerala Election Result Highlights: PM Modi congratulates Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, LDF on historic win

    Kerala Election Result 2021 Highlights: Counting of votes began at 8 am. The ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) has secured a historic win bucking the four-decade-long trend of voting out incumbents in Kerala

  • Will Kerala break its cycle of changing governments every five years? Apr 06, 2021 03:18 PM IST

    Will Kerala break its cycle of changing governments every five years?

    While the Congress is going hammer and tongs against the LDF, targeting Pinarayi Vijayan for his ‘autocratic’ style of functioning, Vijayan is not hassled. The main reason for this could be that there are no visible signs of rumbling from within the LDF 

  • Kerala Election 2021: Can Pinarayi Vijayan buck the trend of alternating LDF, UDF rule? Mar 31, 2021 03:54 PM IST

    Kerala Election 2021: Can Pinarayi Vijayan buck the trend of alternating LDF, UDF rule?

    Kerala Assembly Election 2021: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is contesting from the Dharmadam constituency in Kannur district.

  • Welfare governance and Kerala’s changing politics Mar 25, 2021 10:13 AM IST

    Welfare governance and Kerala’s changing politics

    While much of the focus has been on the BJP and its ability to topple governments in other states, Kerala has been witnessing a quiet revolution in some parts of the state

  • Kerala Election 2021: State where power swings between LDF and UDF, can Pinarayi Vijayan break the pattern? Mar 24, 2021 12:58 PM IST

    Kerala Election 2021: State where power swings between LDF and UDF, can Pinarayi Vijayan break the pattern?

    Kerala Assembly Elections 2021: The power corridors of Thiruvananthapuram have witnessed a change in government every five years since the early 1980s. Will the pattern hold?

  • The curious case of inner party democracy in Kerala Mar 22, 2021 12:49 PM IST

    The curious case of inner party democracy in Kerala

    The whip culture in the political system should be done away with, and instead, the more significant ideological debates featuring in the socio-cultural context should be encouraged to maintain the sanctity and survival of the political space

  • PC Chacko joins NCP days after quitting Congress Mar 16, 2021 07:13 PM IST

    PC Chacko joins NCP days after quitting Congress

    Chacko had resigned from the Congress on March 10, claiming that it was "impossible for a self-respecting person" to work in the party.

  • PC Chacko Interview | Congress headless, adhocism at the top hurting party Mar 16, 2021 03:32 PM IST

    PC Chacko Interview | Congress headless, adhocism at the top hurting party

    PC Chacko, who sent his resignation letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former party president Rahul Gandhi, alleged that the seats in his home state were divided on the basis of factions and blamed the central leadership for failing to lead the party effectively.

  • Local Body Elections | Kerala keeps faith in the Left Dec 16, 2020 04:21 PM IST

    Local Body Elections | Kerala keeps faith in the Left

    The BJP has reasons to cheer as it is slowly expanding its footprint in Kerala. The Congress needs to do some serious introspection

  • Kerala assembly polls: BJP hopes to grow support with Christian outreach Dec 14, 2020 09:15 AM IST

    Kerala assembly polls: BJP hopes to grow support with Christian outreach

    Ahead of the assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party, which has had minimal political presence in Kerala so far, is hoping to attract the Christian community even as it tries to consolidate its support among Hindu voters.

  • Has Kerala gone bananas? Maybe not Oct 30, 2020 08:21 AM IST

    Has Kerala gone bananas? Maybe not

    Kerala's MSP: The initiative is fraught with challenges, but there is a fighting chance of success

  • How COVID-19 has changed Kerala’s NRIs from white knights to bête noires Jul 04, 2020 11:05 AM IST

    How COVID-19 has changed Kerala’s NRIs from white knights to bête noires

    Is there an underlying political calculus to the Left government’s actions that explains its hostile attitude towards expatriates returning, or trying to return, to Kerala?

  • Politics | Kerala’s political leaders make a mockery of gender sensitivity Jun 26, 2020 03:27 PM IST

    Politics | Kerala’s political leaders make a mockery of gender sensitivity

    Misogynist statements and sexist comments are disturbingly commonplace in Kerala, especially in politics and popular culture. All these point towards a larger malaise in societal Kerala with its high human development indices

  • Politics | Questions the Kerala Police's actions raise Nov 05, 2019 02:35 PM IST

    Politics | Questions the Kerala Police's actions raise

    The actions of the Kerala Police in certain cases pose serious questions about whether the force is able to do its duty in a free and fair manner, and whether it is able to protect the lives of citizens.

  • Kerala bypoll | UDF wins 3 out of 5 seats, but still the loser; Congress infighting hurts Oct 24, 2019 03:50 PM IST

    Kerala bypoll | UDF wins 3 out of 5 seats, but still the loser; Congress infighting hurts

    The UDF will expect the Congress to try and put its house in order, which as usual is a picture of infighting

  • LDF govt will not change its stand on Sabarimala: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan May 30, 2019 07:37 AM IST

    LDF govt will not change its stand on Sabarimala: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

    As the opposition Congress-led UDF, which won 19 of the 20 Lok Sabha seats, sought to taunt him in the state assembly over the LDF's poor showing, a visibly annoyed Vijayan said if opposing communalism was seen as arrogance on his part, he will continue it.

  • Reverse sweep | For the BJP, Kerala still remains a puzzle May 23, 2019 03:45 PM IST

    Reverse sweep | For the BJP, Kerala still remains a puzzle

    Trust God’s Own Country to say it in its own style. Even for the die-hard Congress fan, the party’s superlative show in the state has come as a big surprise.

  • Exit Polls | Kerala marches to a different beat May 20, 2019 09:36 AM IST

    Exit Polls | Kerala marches to a different beat

    For the Congress, a predicted win in the state will be a mixed bag as its seemingly major victory finds no resonance in the rest of the country.

  • Opinion | UDF is set to sweep Kerala following Rahul Gandhi's candidature Apr 03, 2019 02:41 PM IST

    Opinion | UDF is set to sweep Kerala following Rahul Gandhi's candidature

    Despite being late off the blocks, Congress has managed to put up formidable candidates in almost every constituency.

  • LDF begins Kerala campaign with focus on Wayanad post Congress announcement on Rahul Gandhi's candidature Apr 01, 2019 03:02 PM IST

    LDF begins Kerala campaign with focus on Wayanad post Congress announcement on Rahul Gandhi's candidature

    Senior CPI(M) leader Prakash Karat met CPI leader D Raja in Delhi on Monday and discussed the way forward for the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala after the Congress announcement.

  • PM Narendra Modi slams LDF govt over Sabarimala issue Jan 15, 2019 06:55 PM IST

    PM Narendra Modi slams LDF govt over Sabarimala issue

    Hitting out at the CPI-M-led LDF and the opposition spearheaded by the UDF in the state, he said both the fronts were two sides of the same coin and accused them of neglecting people of the state.

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