Category Archives: Political Coverage

Vizhinjam Seaport- Facts amidst Falsehoods!

As the Vizhinjam deep-water port project seems to be gathering steam, to borrow an appropriately nautical expression, with the Kerala Cabinet clearing the bid submitted by Adani Ports, India’s largest port operator, a storm still seems to swirl around the project in the media and in the perception of the general public. A storm of deliberate misinformation generated by a plethora of vested interests operating against the project and against the interests of Trivandrum, Kerala and India. These range from uneducated politicians, to malicious pseudo-environmentalists to unemployed lawyers. Unfortunately, this miasma has been getting so widespread, that’s long overdue that we call out and dispel the allegations raised by these hostile forces. Continue reading

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Who to Vote for on April 10

Trivandrum’s on the eve of a closely-fought and widely reported election, one that may determine what sort of development our city sees in the next five years. We have all been bombarded with appeals from at least four of the … Continue reading

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Bupkis – Trivandrum’s share (or the Lack of it) in the 2013 Kerala Budget

This year’s budget brought what it has for the last couple of years…..nothing! As we chronicle the tale of the neglect of the State Capital, let’s also look at a few suggestions how development projects could be budgeted in a … Continue reading

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Looking Back at 2012 – A Very Forgettable Year!

As 2012 finally drew to a close and 2013 dawns, we quickly review what happened and what did not among the key development initiatives proposed in and around Thiruvananthapuram. It’s not a pretty picture but we need to understand what … Continue reading

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It is action time: Vizhinjam Port needs your help!!

Dear people of Trivandrum, leaving this vital port project to state politicians and hostile bureaucrats is not going to help!  So is sitting idle and just crying at our fate!!  Here is a detailed article on what is happening Here … Continue reading

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MP of Thiruvananthapuram and Foreign Policy Guru, Dr. Tharoor’s New Book on Geopolitics

After a longish pause, our MP and celebrated litterateur, Dr Tharoor found some time from his busy schedule to pen a new book, outlining India’s prominent position in the evolving and very exciting international story of the 21st century.  The … Continue reading

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Sri MK Bhadrakumar IFS, writes….

Sri Bhadrakumar retired from IFS, has held Ambassadorship of India in many capitals of the world and is an influential thinker on national and international affairs.  His line of reasoning usually is one of reconciliation A reference about Thiruvananthapuram in … Continue reading

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