Thampy Antony 2016-05-28 06:17:57 News
Thank you for all the responses 
Ninan Mathulla 2016-05-28 05:52:33 News

As we are all from India and Kerala, it is natural for us to be concerned about the developments there. Of the several analysis of the election results, this one by Anil Ponnakkara is closer to the reality. Voter fears and insecurities influence their voting. Religious minorities were fearful and insecure about several developments during the UDF government. Although Oommen Chandy was for secularism and religious tolerance, many in the UDF were not. This group got policy changes favorable to them by binding the hands of Chief minister. He was not effective as KPCC president and home affairs both silenced him. Religious priorities were a stronger influence on them than political ideologies of their party. Christian groups especially Pentecostals do not openly involve in politics. But they also have political interests. Their interests were threatened, and UDF couldn’t do justice to their reasonable needs. Due to undue influence from other forces aligned with RSS and BJP interests, UDF was double minded in listening to their concerns. Voting pattern shows that they favored LDF. Religious freedom is important for them and they found that LDF listened to their concern favorably in the past also. UDF had double mind in taking action on their concerns. Hope UDF partners will learn lesson from this failure and move forward. Politics is getting a share of the pie. Some try to get more than their fair share of the pie. This can backfire eventually. This election result is proof for that. For a rich person to sleep peacefully he has to make sure that his neighbor is also not staying hungry.

vincentemmanuel@aol.com 2016-05-28 01:58:56 News
the average american readers writer. Your writing over the years have touched our hearts,have entertained us and made us think differently...
it is time for Mr. raju, to write a book,. our needs have changed from the 80s but the issues remain almost the same/
Thampy Antony 2016-05-28 01:37:55 News
Thank you for the positive comments 
George Thumpayil 2016-05-27 11:19:56 News
Great move. Raju is one of American Malayalee's favorite writer with lot of life experiences. Congratulations my friend Raju.
pilarppan 2016-05-27 09:37:12 News
ഫോമാ വീണ്ടും പിളര്‍പ്പിലേക്കാണോ? പത്തു വര്‍ഷം മുന്‍പ് ഫ്‌ളോറിഡയിലെ ഒര്‍ലാന്‍ഡോ കണ്‍ വന്‍ഷിനില്‍ വച്ച് ഫൊക്കാന പിളര്‍ന്നു. ഇലക്ഷന്‍ ആയിരുന്നു വിഷയം. ഇത്തവണ ഫ്‌ളോറിഡയിലെ മയാമിയില്‍ ഫോമാ കണ്‍ വന്‍ഷന്‍ നടക്കുമ്പോള്‍ ഇലക്ഷന്‍ വീണ്ടും ഭിന്നിപ്പിക്കുന്ന പ്രശ്‌നമായിരിക്കുന്നു.
എന്തായാലും ജാഗ്രത വേണം. 
vincentemmanuel@aol.com 2016-05-27 07:55:34 News
we can predict 10 years from ,who will be the president of different malayalee organisations in usa. It is the same style of work ,repetition of the same song, sung again and again. I was impressed with CPI initiative and this is a lesson we can borrow from kerala...Take a look at the cultural organisations..same presidents.. same secretaries... they just change the chairs.. that is all
SchCast 2016-05-27 06:47:32 News
Here are 10 things about pollution in India
 
1) India's high air pollution, ranked by the World Health Organisation among the worst in the world, is adversely impacting the lifespan of its citizens, reducing most Indian lives by over three years, a new study has said.
 
2) Over half of India's population – 660 million people – live in areas where fine particulate matter pollution is above India's standards for what is considered safe, said the study by economists from the University of Chicago, Harvard and Yale published in this week's 'Economic & Political Weekly'.
 
3) Of the world’s top 20 polluted cities, 13 are in India compared to just three in China. Air pollution slashes life expectancy by 3.2 years for the 660 million Indians who live in cities, including Delhi. In China, the corresponding dip is marginally lower at three years, according to a report in The Hindustan Times.
 
4) In 2014, a global analysis of how nations tackle environmental challenges has ranked India 155 among 178 nations and labelled the country’s air quality among the worst in the world, tying it with China in exposing its population to hazardous air pollution.
 
5) The Environmental Performance Index 2014, generated by researchers at Yale University in the US, has bracketed India among “bottom performers” on several indicators such as environmental health impact, air quality, water and sanitation. Although India is an emerging market alongside Brazil, China, Russia and South Africa, its environment severely lags behind these others,” Angel Hsu, the lead author of the report at Yale University said. 
 
6) The Ganga and Yamuna are ranked among the world’s 10 most polluted rivers. China has just one. An evaluation in February ranked Vapi in Gujarat and Sukinda in Odisha among the 10 most environmentally-degraded zones in the world. China had no entries on the list.
 
7) Mindless concretisation of ground and green belts and booming real estate has led to heat island effect which is burning the Capital as short-wave radiations emanate from concrete surfaces at night time. Concretisation prevents ground water recharge thus depleting green cover. Tall buildings also block winds thereby reducing their cooling effect. Excessive concretisation also leads to weakening of trees.
 
8) Despite the directives of the National Green Tribunal, civic agencies continue to allow concretisation in green belts. Massive green cover is destroyed in the name of development. Booming real estate and demand for housing units is leading to change of land use and shrinkage of natural conservation zones such as forests, water bodies, wastelands, sanctuaries, groundwater rechargeable areas, Aravallis and wetlands in the National Capital Region including Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
 
9) A 2015 report by the Centre for Science and Environment, a Delhi-based NGO, says the decline in the country's overall environmental standards was because of river pollution, which is worse now than it was three decades ago, piling garbage in cities and increasingly toxic urban air.
 
10) According to a report in The Economic Times citing research by environmental economists from Chicago, Harvard and Yale that finds that well over half of the Indian population may be set to lose three years of their lives due to the adverse effects of breathing air with highly excessive levels of pollutants. It has been known for some time that the air that people breathe in Indian cities is among the worst in the world.
 
The environmental crisis in India is many-sided and multi-faceted. It has to be addressed on different fronts and by a variety of different actors. We need to harness scientific and social-scientific expertise to develop and promote eco-friendly technologies in energy, water management, housing, and transportation. Scientific innovation needs to be complemented by legislative change as well as by changes in social behaviour, writes noted historian Ramachandra Guha in The Telegrah.

By: Business World

We are killing ourselves in the name of development. When is the government going to open its eyes? Let us slow down and take a "deep breath"!

                                                                                                                                                                              
vayanakkaran 2016-05-26 23:46:14 News
I agree with Jomom Puthen purakkal. Read Jomons' arguments ti its entirity, we can very well reach the conclusion, he is the man and he gave money ti Gisha's mother to cover up. Is he ready for DNA test? Sy yes or no? Not just say bla... bla.. so much cover up from UDF and also from big fishes. Poor people are always getting punishments. Where as in real life the big fishes get positions,m awards, ponnadas etc. The human mentality must change. Preach some thing and act quite opposite to that. Whether it is in Kerala or here in between US Malayalees also the same thing. Correction is needed very badly.
GJT 2016-05-26 18:42:36 News
Beautifully written
indian 2016-05-26 08:32:05 News
what about muslim leauge ?
benjamin 2016-05-26 06:55:55 News
Congratulations.  
Olappa 2016-05-26 05:28:47 News
Mohan parakkovilinu evido kondennu thonnunnu! Yadrichikam!!!
വിദ്യാധരൻ 2016-05-26 05:18:42 News
ക്ഷണഭംഗുരമായ ഒരപ്പൂപ്പൻ താടിയിൽ 
സങ്കല്പശക്തിയുടെ ഊർജ്ജം സന്നിവേശിപ്പിച്ചു 
വായനക്കാരുടെ ഇടയിലേക്ക് പറത്തി വിട്ടതിന് 
കവയിത്രിക്ക്  അഭിനന്ദനം 
Thampy Antony 2016-05-26 02:39:31 News
Thank you for all difference if opinions