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Inji Pennu

Contributor profile · 16 posts · joined 29 April 2011

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From Kerala, India. Blogging in English and Malayalam since 2006. Lives short periods of time in India and long periods in U.S as part of work. Freelances for local dailies. Indulges in issues regarding women’s rights, subaltern studies, travel, food.

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10 March 2014

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PHOTOS: ‘Theyyam’ Festival of Gods in India's Kerala

With its wild drum beats and enchanting dances, the folklore festival of Theyyam takes over more than a thousand temples every year beginning in November.

11 December 2013

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India Loves Gold. So Why Did Actress Rima Kallingal Get Married Without It?

"I want to use this beautiful life that I have...to send out my strong vote of protest against the dowry system that we still shamelessly and silently follow."

23 August 2013

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A Disappearing Generation of Indigenous Children in Kerala, India

Thirty-five tribal children in Attappady, India have died so far this year due to malnutrition.

10 August 2013

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Monsoon Rains, Deadly Landslides Devastate India's Southwestern Kerala

The Indian state of Kerala’s much loved monsoon has gone awry this year, with flash floods and deadly landslides devastating the area.

22 July 2013

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Violence Against Children Rampant in India's Kerala

Five-year-old Shafiq, who is fighting for his life after being tortured by his parents, is the latest horrific case of child abuse in the state of Kerala.

15 May 2013

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Muslim TV Anchor Faces Backlash in India Over ‘Uncivilized’ Veil Comment

A female anchor for a popular Malayalam-language television channel in the southern Indian state of Kerala is facing a firestorm of criticism after she called the Muslim practice of women...

12 March 2013

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Indian Censor Board Restricts Papilio Buddha, A Gandhi Critic Movie

Papilio Buddha, a Malaylam language feature film, had initially been banned by the Indian censor board for defaming the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi until it got cleared for...

20 February 2013

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India at the Forefront of One Billion Rising

Reports from the online and mainstream media show Indians participating in huge numbers across the country and India trending at the forefront of the global campaign, One Billion Rising.

10 February 2013

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Fatwa Snowballs, Kashmir's First All-Girl Band Calls it Quits

Pragaash, the first all-girl rock band from Kashmir, has quit after a local Muslim cleric issued a fatwa calling the girls' behavior un-Islamic. The short-lived musical group had also received...

10 January 2013

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Police Harass Ordinary Citizens in Kerala, India

The Delhi gang-rape case has activated many live discussions and the moral policing of the Indian societies. In Kerala, most recently there have been three incidents of police harassing the...

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