Wayanad coffee farmers in state of crisis

Nupur Basu, Saturday, April 29, 2006 (Wayanad district):Agricultural distress has hit farmers particularly badly in southern India where farmers depend a lot on cash crops like pepper, coffee, rubber, sugarcane etc. An NDTV team travelled…

Comedy flick angers Kerala church

Sunayana Nadkarni, CNN-IBN, Saturday , April 29, 2006 Mumbai: Tickle My Funny Bone, a comedy film about "a naughty, bold and sexy nun", has enraged Christians in Kerala.Nuns and priests have demanded that the film,…

Volatile Kannur 'party villages' fading away

By Liz Mathew, Indo-Asian News ServiceMokeri (Kerala), April 29 (IANS) Kannur, Kerala's most volatile district, goes to the polls this time round with the charged up atmosphere of earlier elections missing.Although the sickle and hammer…

Dravidians quote Hindu mythology

V BALASUBRAMANIAN, TIMES NEWS NETWORK [ FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2006 12:16:37 AM]CHENNAI: Dravidian hardliners in the good old days were sworn atheists. They had no faith in gods, goddesses, epics, mythological characters and rituals. It…