On a fine Sunday morning, the faithful who gathered at the St Francis Xavier’s Church in Kurichithanam, Kerala, heard their parish priest, Xavier Mammotil speaking at length about justice in the society and requested the faithful to pray for a family in the parish who has been denied justice for long. During the adoration services conducted in the Church, the parish priest offered prayers for this family. Being the spiritual head of the Church where the Suranelli case victim and family resides, he did his best to make the family comfortable. But few weeks later the world witnessed this priest and the Church as a whole being torn apart by the mainstream media and social media. Scathing comments flooded social networking sites against the Church like this tweet from @Vidyut: Church bans #Suryanelli rape victim. Clearly the message of love, etc is not more important than repressed morality and sexual paranoia.
An ambitious sanitation project for schools, Suchi@School, initiated by legislator P. Rajeev is nearing completion. More than 130 electronic toilets have been set up across 35 government and aided schools in Ernakulam district as part of the project.
The problem is wide spread but not glamours enough to be taken up by those of influence and authority.
“When visitors enquire about a toilet, they are often directed to far-off spots,” said Salim, a life guard on the beach. Though a toilet block has been constructed it is yet to be opened owing to scarcity of water, said sources.
Take any issue, particularly of development, politicians quickly scramble to either stall or get credit. If they won’t get credit, they will stall it. There should be a rule to bar politicians from development projects. Kerala will grow at night, when the government and politicians are asleep or drunk.
Jose K Mani not invited for UPA’s dinner. Muslim League’s E Ahmed has been invited. The difference between the two parties? The League has two MPs to Kerala Congress M’s one. Has the Kerala Congress (M) lost its utility to the UPA?
‘Who am I ?’ is an inspiring spiritual short film.Its a 5 minute conversation between two people,The question is who are they in real.
Camera and Direction- Latha Kurien Rajeev( Producer of Jayaram starrer,Shesham and National award winning movie Jalamarmaram,currently producing Indrajith starrer movie Up & Down which is directed by husband T.K Rajeev kumar and is to hit theaters this January) ‘Who am I ’ is a small video with a social inspiring message,that she directed and captured