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“It is simply amazing how quickly attitudes improve when people finally understand bats as they really are—sophisticated, beautiful, even cute, quite aside from their crucial roles as primary predators of insects, pollinators of flowers, and dispersers of seeds”—Merlin Tuttle in The Secret Lives of Bats
By Christy Bharath
Having directed a segment of the critically-acclaimed Kerala Cafe, Shanker Ramakrishnan’s independent directorial debut Pathinettam Padi is a campus film that tells the tale of friendships, loyalty, love and a lot more.
By Hariprasad Sadanandan
Many years ago, I vaguely remember watching on Doordarshan a TV programme in which the sleuth, alerted by some noises inside a house, rings the doorbell pretending to be a postman. When the lady of the house appears, he slips a hand-written note to her in which he asks her…
By Anuradha Sharma
“When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can’t eat money.”—Alanis Obomsawin
By Husna Mohammad
When they brought C P Ismail home on a seven-hour parole four months back, the small house in Cherukupallil, in Kerala’s Malappuram, the entire village resembled a battle zone. About five or six SHOs in a convoy of heavy vehicles and one unit of the anti-Maoist Thuderbolt commandos accompanied the…
By Binoo K John
Shweta Bhatt would have been like any other middle-class Indian housewife—happy and content with no reason to complain about anything. She was leading a normal life with her husband Sanjiv Bhatt, a senior IPS officer, and her children, till her husband was arrested in September last year by the Gujarat…
By N P Chekkutty
Directed by Dinjith Ayyathan, a first-timer at that, the film tells the story of a young man who has led a cocooned life under the dominance of his family elders and how he is coerced into an arranged marriage by them to a girl who he abhors at first sight.
By Paresh Palicha