Category Archives: Kerala

`Malayatoor` Ramakrishnan – A Memoir

Superb memoir on Malayatoor Ramakrishnan – articulate and eloquently expressed. Continue reading

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The First Sign a Government is Losing Its Nerve – No, Sekhar Gupta, I do NOT agree !

PM Modi’s Independence Day speech is likely to be a game-changer I have always had respect and admiration for Sekhar Gupta.   He is never flippant or sensational, is a good judge of events and the political environment.   But he seems under-estimating Modi … Continue reading

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‘Plight of Palghat Iyers’ – M Lakshman Singh of Bharatiar University is Factually Incorrect

I am surprised that Prof. Singh has presented  totally and, factually, incorrect findings on the migration of Palghat Brahmins from Tamilnadu to Kerala.   Let me set the record straight. My family of Astrologers was among the first batches that … Continue reading

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Kerala church questions yoga day celebrations on Sunday

The argument Catholic church sounds hollow, since there can be a ‘healthy mind only in a healthy body’.   Even to be able to pray on a Sunday, the Christian has to be in good health, therefore, care of the … Continue reading

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The Brahmins of Palakkad – The Palakkad Iyers

Brahmins in Palghat migrated at different times during the 14th to the 18th century, to Kerala.   They came in vis the Palghat Gap (Walayar to Pollachi) on the western Ghats or via the Shencottah Pass near Quilon.   Some did climb … Continue reading

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