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J. K. Mahindra, P. Balachandran, K. Viswanath, S. K. Nair and Tinu Yohannan

Specialised training and mentoring will take Kerala cricket to the next level

Thiruvananthapuram: What does Kerala need to do to turn itself into a cricketing ..

Kaleeswaram Raj and Josy Joseph at MBIFL 2020
Peaceful protests the answer to contradictory verdicts and judicial weakness: Kaleeswaram Raj
Ridhima Pandey
Ridhima, a ray of hope in the face of climate crisis
director ranjith shares experiences at MBIFL
The ‘Green Room’ of Director Ranjith
Pradeep Panangad, Paul Zacharia and T. K. Rajeev Kumar at MBIFL 2020

Media helped make communalism acceptable in Kerala: Paul Zacharia

Thiruvananthapuram: Noted writer Paul Zacharia said that communalism is the biggest challenge that Kerala has to survive. He was ..


Transcending cinema in the changing world....

Thiruvananthapuram : New age Film makers Vidhu Vincent, Madhu C Narayanan and Mathukkutty Xavier discussed on the topic, ‘changes ..


My 2 C’s and slapstick humour - Director Priyadarshan

Thiruvananthapuram : At MBIFL, in his conversation with writer Sreekanth Kottakkal, Director Priyadarshan shared his experiences of ..

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TV Serials may collapse soon: K K Rajeev

Virunnu Muriyille Vishabadha (Poison in the Guest Room) evoked huge interest on the final day of the Mathrubhumi Literary Festival ..

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It may be the story of someone else, but there is 'us' in 'them': G R Indugopan

“An author cannot be seen different from his characters. While on the process of creating a character, the author goes through ..

gowhar geelani

Kerala is one place where I can breathe: Gowhar Geelani

“Today is the 181st day that all forms of internet has been banned in Kashmir. Eighty lakh people there are literally put in ..

Manoranjan Byapari and Trisha Niyogi

I write because I can’t kill: Manoranjan Byapari

Thiruvananthapuram: The system and law in India favours the rich and not the poor, said noted Dalit writer and socio-political activist ..

V.S. Vijayan, Sarah Joseph and R. Rajasree at MBIFL 2020

By 2050, a large part of Kerala will be under the sea: V. S. Vijayan

Thiruvananthapuram: Environmentalist, wildlife expert and ornithologist V. S. Vijayan said that if we continue to exploit nature the ..

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Actor Sreenivasan asks, do political party workers file ITR?

Thiruvananthapuram: At MBIFL, in the discussion on the intertwining of real life and silver screen characters, Writer, Actor and Director ..

Andrew Fidel Fernando, Suresh Menon, Tatenda Taibu and Sreeduth S. Pillai at MBIFL 2020

Have the days of pranks in cricket come to an end?

Are the good old days of pranks and pranksters gone missing from cricket? Has the governing bodies tightening their grip on the game ..


Students will play a large role in all future protests in Assam: Jahnavi Barua

Assamese writer Jahnavi Barua is a observant writer and says she can go without writing for a long time but not without reading. A ..

S Saradakkutty, P. V. Shajikumar, Geethu Sivakumar and Smitha Prabhakar at MBIFL 2020

Throw off the traditional family system, says S. Saradakkutty

Thiruvananthapuram: The session at MBIFL on, ‘the politics of gender in Cyberspace’ discussed various topics including ..

N. S. Madhavan

Reversed Indian Flag and Pakistani poem – N. S. Madhavan

Thiruvananthapuram: At MBIFL, writer N. S. Madhavan commented that we live in a period where the Indian flag is held reversely with ..


Let sex and religion interchange places: Madhavi Menon

The topic on complexities of sexualities opened up to a wide audience under the shady tree on the 3rd day of Mathrubhumi International ..

Hormis Tharakan, Kanam Rajendran and Civic Chandran at MBIFL 2020

Present day Maoists are in the fantasy of police: Kanam Rajendran

Thiruvananthapuram: CPI Kerala state secretary Kanam Rajendran said that it is not justice but the regime that has gone wild. The LDF ..

Ambika suthan mangad

Man and nature are one: Rafeeq Ahmed

“Environment and man are not separate entities, they are one. Man should not see himself away from nature. By protecting nature ..

Tanya Abraham and Elaine Chiew

Are we writing from the heart or from the gut?

How does food influence an author’s style of writing? Can a work of fiction revolve around food and its importance. These were ..

Mohanlal at MBIFL

Mohanlal’s Dasavatharam; 40 years and 10 Characters

Thiruvananthapuram: Celebrated and blessed actor Mohanlal unleashed his feelings and thoughts on his 10 selected characters from his ..

Mahila Manch

We would take anything to leave Gujarat: Mahila Manch

“Three months ago, when Preethi Das told me that we are going to perform at Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters, my ..

R Sreekantan Nair, V. D Satheeshan MLA and Sunnykkutty Abraham

The factional Congress - a discussion

Thiruvananthapuram: At MBIFL, the session on the fractioning Congress was moderated by the renowned journalist R Sreekantan Nair. Legislator ..


Recognise oral storytellers

Why I Read; Why I write attended by North Eastern writers Jahnavi Barua, Janice Pariat and historian Ramachandra Guha's son Keshava ..


Guidance for Alcohol consumption and the Culture in Drinking!

Thiruvananthapuram: At MBIFL, in the session on keralites and alcoholism, it was explored that keralites get addicted to anything of ..


Writers are ecstatic travellers between fancy and reality, says Benyamin

Thiruvananthapuram: In an engaging session at MBIFL on the topic, ‘the expedition of creativity’, renowned writer Benyamin ..


'Translating poetry is a lonely affair'

The session titled 'Translation or Transcreation' was attended by Malayalam historian, social activist J Devika, poet and editor ..

Juan Pablo, Andrei Kurkov and Panos Karnezis

I believe there is only documented and undocumented migration: Juan Pablo Villalobos

Thiruvananthapuram: Mexican born Spanish writer Juan Pablo Villalobos said that in his personal opinion, there are only documented ..

Sebastian Paul and K. P. Unnikrishnan

Who or what comes after Modi is a frightening question: Sebastian Paul

Thiruvananthapuram: Who or what comes after Narendra Modi is a frightening question, said Adv. Sebastian Paul. "The same question ..

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Vegetarianism is part of upper class hypocrisy: Anita Nair

“There were days when food was a need, but today it’s a huge industry”, opined screenwriter John Paul. He was speaking ..

Tatenda Taibu

Would love to coach an IPL or Ranji Trophy team: Tatenda Taibu

Thiruvananthapuram: Former Zimbabwean cricket team captain and wicket-keeper Tatenda Taibu said he would love to work as a coach for ..

Sudeep Sen

Poetry of Shaheen Bagh sings change; future is hope: Sudeep Sen

Poetry truly heals. Change is mandatory and it can happen through poetry. It’s happening today and gives us hope about a positive ..

Theary C Seng and Parsa Venkateswara Rao Jr at MBIFL20

Journey of seeking justice in killing fields

When human rights activist Theary C Seng recalled the memoirs of Khmer Rouge regime between 1975 to 1979 in Cambodia, the traumatic ..

blue is like blue book of the year

Vinod Kumar Shukla’s ‘Blue Is Like Blue’ wins Mathrubhumi Book of the Year Award

Noted Hindi poet and writer Vinod Kumar Shukla’s ‘Blue is Like Blue’ has been selected for the first Mathrubhumi ..

M N Karassery

Hindu terrorism cannot be countered with Muslim terrorism: M.N.Karassery

The reply to Hindu terrorism is not Muslim terrorism or Christian terrorism, opined author, orator and cultural critic M N Karassery ..

Chinthavishtayo Inathe Sitha

Effects of the "paradigm shift" missing in Malayalam women writings: Kalpetta Narayanan

Women are serious thinkers and are moving forward with self confidence and independence. Though this is a very positive sign, its spark ..

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurating MBIFL 2020

CM Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurates MBIFL 2020

Thiruvananthapuram: The inauguration of the 3rd edition of Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters was held at the Nishagandhi ..


Write or Die - Are Writers the Victims of Society?

From the time of man, reformation and varied opinion have invited trouble to the one who have raised the voice of difference. Write ..


Child is the father of Man - the challenging World!

The session on Children’s literature and the challenges named, ‘Balan allatha Balan’ witnessed a large crowd with ..

T. P. Sreenivasan

After Nehru no one else has given more importance to foreign policy than Modi: T. P. Sreenivasan

Thiruvananthapuram: Prominent diplomat T. P. Sreenivasan said that After Jawaharlal Nehru, no one else has given such importance to ..

C Radhakrishnan and Alamkodu Leelakrishnan

Science must behold humaneness

Trivandrum: "Human beings are going to be quite insignificant in the near future" opined the Scientist- turned author of ..

T. Padmanabhan

Any fool can write a novel, says T Padmanabhan

Celebrated short story writer in Malayalam, T. Padmanabhan, in an entertaining manner said that any fool can write a novel when he ..

Carlos Isaacs

A musical nomad is Carlos Isaacs from UK

A musical person is Carlos Isaacs. She takes many avatars of a pianist, a keyboard player, accordion player and a cartoonist. But Carlos ..

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Look into the mirror, you will know who is an Indian

The first session of the 3rd edition of Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters opened up to a great audience where author and ..


Translation has become merchandised: K. Satchidanandan

Thiruvananthapuram: Eminent poet K. Satchidanandan said that translation of literary works, particularly novels, have become a commodity ..

Gowhar Geelani

Gowhar Geelani explains the '3M and 4D plan' of New Delhi on Kashmir

As a Kashmiri I feel safe in Kerala, here one can breathe, talk and discuss, says Srinagar-based journalist, political commentator ..


MP Shashi Tharoor releases festival book of MBIFL 2020

Thiruvananthapuram: Writer and MP Shashi Tharoor released the festival book of Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters (MBIFL ..

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MBIFL 2020 to discuss about stories, Kashmir, earth in 2050 and drug abuse

Thiruvananthapuram: The third edition of Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters (MBIFL 2020) to be held at Kanakakkunnu here ..


Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters to be ‘green literary festival’

Thiruvananthapuram: Mathrubhumi Group Joint Managing Director and festival patron MV Shreyams Kumar said that this time Mathrubhumi ..

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How much space do ‘I’ have in stories, poetry and cinema?

Thiruvananthapuram: The third edition of Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters (MBIFL 2020) to be held at Kanakakkunnu here ..


Mohanlal, Priyadarshan, Sreenivasan and Sathyan Anthikad to be present at MBIFL

For the past four decades, Keralites have looked at Mohanlal with love and affection. It is hard for a Malayalee to think of Kerala’s ..


From Kerala cricket to judicial system, MBIFL offers various topics for discussion

Thiruvananthapuram: Quite a number of relevant topics will be subjected to discussions at the third edition of Mathrubhumi International ..


Protests to Palarivattom flyover scam: MBIFL to witness discussion on various topics

Thiruvananthapuram: The third edition of Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters (MBIFL 2020) to be held at Kanakakkunnu here ..


India of Ravish Kumar, Yogendra Yadav, KP Unnikrishnan and Rajdeep Sardesai

If India has listened to the voice of one journalist during these volatile political times, it is that of NDTV’s Ravish Kumar ..

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Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters is a gala of creativity: Speaker

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Assembly Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan said that the Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters (MBIFL 2020) ..


Mathrubhumi Book of the Year Award 2020: Shortlist announced

Kozhikode: Mathrubhumi has released the short list of seven books for the Mathrubhumi Book of the Year Award 2020. The winner will ..


Death penalties witnessed by Sunil Gupta; next door neighbour Sachin Tendulkar and more

Kozhikode: Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters (MBIFL 2020) will witness the presence and participation of an array of eminent ..


Theary Si Seng, Gavin Evans and Kancha Iliah among writers to be present at MBIFL

How will life be in a country that is oppressed? What kind of survival can we find in a land where murders are a routine affair? Nobody ..


KGS, Satchidanandan, Jahnavi Barua: MBIFL to be mega confluence of authors

Kozhikode: Along with international writers, India’s own thinkers and writers also will be part of the third edition of Mathrubhumi ..


MBIFL 2020: Youth can send opinion on CAA

Kozhikode: People from all walks of life have started inquiring about the third edition of Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters ..


Delegates from McCall Smith to Gowhar Geelani to take part in MBIFL 2020

Kozhikode: Apart from diverse themes, the talented speakers and the lands they come from also make the third edition of Mathrubhumi ..


350 writers to attend Mathrubhumi Lit Fest

Kozhikode: The common theme of this year’s Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters is ‘Shrinking spaces and transcending ..


Mathrubhumi Literary Fest to begin from January 30

Kozhikode: Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters (MBIFL20), the largest meeting point of letters and ideas in Kerala, will ..


MBIFL 2020: Literary quiz in 10 colleges

Perambra: In connection with Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters 2020 (MBIFL'20) , a literary quiz was conducted at Perambra ..

Margaret Busby, Lemn Sissay

Booker Prize jury members to take part in Mathrubhumi Festival of Letters

Thiruvananthapuram: The jury members of the prestigious Booker Prize will also be part of the third edition of Mathrubhumi International ..

Book of the Year

Mathrubhumi Book of the Year Award 2020: Prominent writers feature in longlist

Mathrubhumi Book of the Year Award has announced the long-list of 16 novels, which include an eclectic mix of writing and genres in ..