Kerala

Bindu Ammini, the first woman to enter the Sabarimala temple

Four years on, the first woman to enter the Sabarimala temple, reflects on orthodoxy, police and state inaction.

| Jan 02, 2023

Shock and awe

The many lives of Malayalam magical realism.

| Jun 28, 2021

The subtle art of resistance

Zakariya Mohammed’s ‘Halal Love Story’ tells the story of resistance in the face of an omnipotent authority.

| Feb 19, 2021

The anatomy of a torture complaint

Police brutality in India’s model state.

| Jul 01, 2020

Turning over old leaves

If palm leaf inscriptions can be saved from rodents, insects, the forces of nature and deliberate destruction, they can paint vivid pictures of the history of the Syrian Christians in Kerala.

| Jan 14, 2014

Lost rulers of the Malabar Coast

Tales of love and loss from the heyday of Portuguese rule in Kochi.

| Dec 10, 2012

God’s own canteen

A Dhaka connoisseur savours divine cuisine in backwoods Kerala.

| Nov 29, 2006

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