Articles by Vinod Narayanan


To Whomsoever it May Concern… (Including Potential Advisors to the Communist Chief Minister of Kerala)

Vinod Narayanan, 29th July 2016, comments

To hear my fellow legislators on the other side tell it, nothing is more important in this country than the rights of estate and plantation owners. Apparently, if estates and plantations are safe, then the state is safe. The extreme excitement which some of my fellow legislators have displayed for the owners of estates and the idea of an estate or plantation, though not infectious, is certainly thought provoking. >>


പ്രിയപ്പെട്ട രാജേഷ് രാമചന്ദ്രന്‍, ഗോസ്സിപ്പടി ഒന്ന് നിര്‍ത്താമോ?!

Vinod Narayanan, 22nd May 2016, comments

ദി ഇക്കണോമിക് ടൈംസിൽ പിണറായി വിജയന്‍ അസംബ്ലി തെരഞ്ഞെടുപ്പിൽ മത്സരിക്കുന്നതിനെപ്പറ്റി വന്ന ലേഖനത്തിന് വിനോദ് നാരായണന്‍ എഴുതിയ മറുപടിയുടെ പരിഭാഷ. പരിഭാഷ: അനുപമ മോഹൻ ഇംഗ്ലീഷ് മാധ്യമങ്ങളിൽ കേരളത്തെപ്പറ്റി വരുന്ന രാഷ്ട്രീയ വിശകലനങ്ങള്‍ വായിക്കുന്ന ശീലം പതിവില്ലാത്തതാണ്.. നിര്‍ഭാഗ്യവശാൽ, 2016 ഏപ്രിൽ നാലിലെ, ദി ഇക്കണോമിക് ടൈംസിൽ രാജേഷ് രാമചന്ദ്രന്‍ പിണറായി വിജയനെപ്പറ്റി എഴുതിയ ഒരു ലേഖനം വായിക്കേണ്ട ഗതികേടുണ്ടായി. >>


Dear Rajesh Ramachandran, Get Your Facts Right!

Vinod Narayanan, 5th April 2016, comments

A sharp rebuttal to the article published in The Economic Times about the CPI(M) politburo member Pinarayi Vijayan and his candidature in the forthcoming legislative assembly elections in Kerala. The author points out the factual inaccuracies and logical flaws in the original article. It is not usually my habit to read political analysis about Kerala in English language media. However, I had the extreme misfortune of reading a "piece" written about Pinarayi Vijayan, by one Rajesh Ramachandran in The Economic Times, dated April 4, 2016. Truth be told my first reaction was, "he should not quit his day job". But then I saw that this gentleman was "Political Editor" at The Economic Times! >>

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