Imbibing the true pulse of Kochi

Contributed by Smitha Basheer – ‘Kochi’s own MLA’ would be the most appropriate catchline for KJ Maxy, who was re-elected as Member of Legislative Assembly from Kochi constituency, formerly known as Mattancherry Constituency. He was the incumbent MLA from 2016 through 2021. Born and brought up in Kochi, Maxy...
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Braving the pandemic and an impending uncertainty

Arya Suresh is a final year law student at Govt. Law College Ernakulam. She is also a columnist. The pandemic has left no one untouched, whether in the uncertainty of the next meal or that of failing career prospects or the angst of classes and examinations. Although the government...
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Himalayan tasks in a post-pandemic Kerala

Dr Dhanuraj, Chairman of Centre for Public Policy Research says that government should be ready for debates and discussion about post-pandemic challenges When we talk about the kind of challenges that Kerala is going to face post -pandemic, it can be differentiated into health, economic, and social. Vaccinating the...
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‘C 4’: Kerala’s success mantra to contain COVID

Hari Namboodiri Chairman, World Malayalee Council America Kerala continues to win in the game and can be a learning model for days to come for all. The state has done homework in developing clear-cut strategies in fighting this pandemic. Early detection of cases, enough oxygen plants, systematic coordination of...
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KK Shailaja The wall of resilience and hope

“Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed”, said American politician Bob Riley once, and it comes true for KK Shailaja, who helmed the health ministry in the State of Kerala when the COVID-19 pandemic unleashed its rage on...
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Equipping oneself in a COVID world

Deepika Jayaram – COVID pandemic struck the entire world last year, with its clutches stretching gradually over the State of Kerala. And in no time, the new normal in this era, which was unheard of or unforeseen by humanity, was that of wearing masks, using disinfectants and having sanitizers...
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Taming the COVID-19 pandemic

Biochemist Katalin Kariko, originally from Hungary, conducted a detailed study into the mRNA substance aimed at fighting diseases, which showed the way for the development of COVID vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech. The COVID vaccine’s dose employs RiboNucleic Acid (RNA) to stimulate them to be the same cells of...
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Wearing confidence

Bishop received the ‘Activist of the Year’ award from the office of the Prime Minister of Thailand in November 2018. In early 2018, when Thai actor, model and television host Cindy Sirinya Bishop read a newspaper headline that advised women to abstain from ‘dressing sexy’ to remain ‘safe’, little...
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Woman with a vision

Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh is a visionary. The first woman to become the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Regional Director for South-East Asia for two consecutive times, she is known for her contributions to revamp the healthcare scenario of the South-East Asia Region, which eventually emerged as the top performer...
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