Print Journalism

In mainstream media, I've published three kinds of articles:
Opinion/Commentary | Feature | Middle

Opinion/Commentary

TOP 5
1. Amartya Sen: Sense or Nonsense
2. When Will Kerala's Reform Guerillas Learn?
3. Where Is Kerala Reform Express Headed?
4. Keralites Running Scared of the Market
5. Opposing Privatisation: How To, How Not To

Feb '14: Storm over Doniger's book: Rhetoric, Rights and Reform - DNA
Much of the criticism has been righteous bile and rhetoric without reason. It is time to think constructively.....

Feb '14: Don't Shoot the Penguin - The Hindu Business Line
Once we stop firing indiscriminately at Penguin, we can divert our energies to constructive action....

Apr '04: Keralites Running Scared of the Market - The New Indian Express
The state of the State has its roots, not in irrelevant intellectuals strutting from stage to stage...

Dec '03: Where Are We Headed? - The Hindu
In 2003, Kerala witnessed three trends: the rise of a selling society, a crisis of ideas, and reconfiguration of the public sphere...

May '03: The Significance of Antony and His 'New Politics' - The New Indian Express
Kerala does not need a third front. It needs a second front...

Jan '03: Kerala Society, Pushed to the Brink, Has Taken a Turn for the Better - The New Indian Express
Amidst change, Kerala's intellectuals are riding towards irrelevance...

Oct '02: Kerala's New Champions of Democracy - The New Indian Express
How far can violent public action really help us? It may be effective in the short run -- forcing the Government to succumb and the capitalist to yield. But...

Jul '02: Noodles and Nonsense in Engineering Colleges - The New Indian Express
The government's role as a reformer is to help the education 'market' work well, rather than bridge the demand-supply gap directly...

Apr '02: When Will Kerala's Reform Guerillas Learn? - The New Indian Express
The reform group in Kerala has been pursuing guerilla warfare. Its tactics have included taking shelter behind ministerial responsibility, dropping...

Jan '02: Where Is Kerala Reform Express Headed? - The New Indian Express
In reform, economics is important, but politics is more important. Conservative handling of reform is evident from the traditional style of administration ...

Nov '01: Textbooks Matter - The Indian Express
A lesson from recurring debates over history-writing is that in classroom discussions, there is a need to supplement school history textbooks of the past...

Oct '01: Opposing Privatisation: How to, How Not to - The New Indian Express
Kerala's traditional style of opposing privatisation fails to recognise finer points. To protect the poor and ensure better quality services, we must...

Jul '01: [White Paper] Without Vision and Strategy - The New Indian Express
The White Paper has jumped the gun by suggesting reform options without formulating a vision and strategy for the State's development...

May '01: Antony Should go in for Participatory Reform - The New Indian Express
For the development of the State, A K Antony will have to lean on the Left, outline a vision, and democratically implement reforms.

Mar '01: Survival Principles in a Runaway World - The New Indian Express
For Kerala, there are four principles for survival in a globalising world...

Mar '01: 'Mega Matters' - The New Indian Express
A project where the newspaper was used as a platform for public dialogue

Dec '00: Amartya Sen: Sense or Nonsense - The Indian Express, The New Indian Express
In Kerala, Sen is conceived in three forms - St.Thomas, Pontius Pilate, and Serpent. But are we not missing somebody here?

Dec '00: Monitoring Public Services: The Unreleased Movie - The New Indian Express
For monitoring public services and securing better facilities, we must popularise constructive public action involving government officials...

Jul '00: Opposition Politics: The Plus Two Concert - The New Indian Express
The new political culture of Opposition is a reckless remix of old tunes. A studied approach to challenging the government is visibly lacking...

Jun '00: Kerala Politics: Shortage of Bowlers - The New Indian Express
Cricket may have fallen from grace, but its cousin -- "Bashing the Market" -- continues to be the favourite pastime of Kerala politicians...

Feature

May '14: Points to Poynter - Media
On the future of journalism and journalism education, from Poynter's workshop in Kochi...

Jun '12: Roots to the Future - Business Standard
The Indian Business Museum at Kozhikode is a pioneering initiative, and an important step to help us appreciate the history of business...

Jan '08: Creative Connect - The Hindu Business Line
He is an Indian scientist who has hit global headlines repeatedly...

Aug '07: Phantom of the Comics - Business Standard
It is a Sunday morning in Delhi, and the only place to catch Vineeth Abraham is...

Mar '04: Donating Life - The Hindu
The All Kerala Blood Donors' Society is hoping to repeat the Bengal magic...

Jan '04: Nostalgia on the Net - The Hindu
Alumni groups in Kerala are leveraging the World Wide Web to achieve objectives...

Mar '03: An Exam with a Difference ('Spirit of inquiry') - The Hindu
Every October, thousands of children in Kerala, enthusiastically participate in an exam. They know the questions in advance...


Middle

Jan '98: The Bible of Indian politics
The Indian political system is the handiwork of God - as seen in the fall of the Gujral Government in 1997...

Sep '97: Career in politics
All the world's a stage, says Bharat of A-One - on the seven acts in an Indian politician's life...

Jul '97: Glad to be free
Freedom is in, free is out - on the 50th anniversary of India's independence...

'97: Sense and sensibility

Mar '97: The Madshahnama