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Sudhakaran

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We need more ‘Yakshis’ at our airports

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Sudhakaran It all began with the search for the sculpture of a soldier that Yusuf Arakkal did for Kozhikode corporation a few decades ago. The sculpture, when it was finally traced three years after the artist’s death, was in a totally neglected condition insi... More »

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Will PJ Become PV’s Nemesis?

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Sudhakaran There is trouble brewing in Kannur. Not between CPM and RSS, as one would expect, but within CPM. Trouble between those who benefited from the Stalinist ‘cult of personality’ but are now bent on denying… via TOI Blog More »

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A Devout Muslim, a Modi bhakt

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Sudhakaran When he gifted a shocking defeat to the mighty Mullappally Ramachandran, Kannur’s Congress MP for 15 years since 1984, the then SFI leader AP Abdullakutty became the ‘Athbuthakutty’ (miracle boy) of the CPM. That was in 1999. When the party expelled... More »

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Keeper of a woman’s secrets

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Sudhakaran When you write about your personal experiences with a woman, there are some obvious questions accompanied by the inevitable raised eyebrows – who is she, what is the nature of the intimacy between you two,… via TOI Blog More »

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Desi dekalog

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Sudhakaran Ten new ‘novels’ use fabulist elements, fragments and Kieslowksi-style film techniques to defy literary convention Do we need a whole lot of words to express an emotion when an emoji can perhaps articulate it better?… via TOI Blog More »

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Original copy

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Sudhakaran Writers in Kerala are only now waking up to what translation demands When Arundhati Roy published her Booker Prize-winning novel, The God of Small Things, in which the main characters occasionally spoke Malayalam to a global audience, it was a sensa... More »