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  1. Kerala chronicles: When a coalition of 7 political parties came together only to fall apart

    06.19 / 13:59 thenewsminute.com Thenewsminute.com - Culture
    Kerala ChroniclesLuke KoshiSaritha S Balan Sapthakakshi-Munnani-Story-Main-picture.jpgAs the Kerala Assembly celebrates its Diamond Jubilee, the state might seem settled in its stable and predictable bipolarity. Alternating almost automatically between the LDF and the UDF every five years, Kerala’s politics today reveals little of the tumult of its earlier years. But, as a look back at the state’s history reveals, Kerala walked a long, hard road to this settled pattern. The Kerala Chr…
  2. Kerala Chronicles: How an Assembly Speaker kept a Congress govt afloat for 3 months in 1982

    06.19 / 13:26 thenewsminute.com Thenewsminute.com - Culture
    Kerala ChroniclesThe Karunakaran government was nicknamed Casting Government, and Speaker Jose became Casting Speaker.Rakesh MeharSaritha S Balan karunakaran-swearing-in-750.jpg  As the Kerala Assembly celebrates its Diamond Jubilee, the state might seem settled in its stable and predictable bipolarity. Alternating almost automatically between the LDF and the UDF every five years, Kerala’s politics today reveals little of the tumult of its earlier years. But, as a look back at the s…
  3. The rise – and possible fall – of the graphing calculator

    06.18 / 09:58 thenewsminute.com Thenewsminute.com - Culture
    TechnologyTeachers are starting to ditch graphing calculators for math apps. Was the expensive tech ever worth it – or is it just holding students back? graphic calculator-compressed.jpgFrederick Peck, The University of Montana and David Erickson, The University of Montana The first handheld graphing calculator, the Casio fx-7000G, appeared in 1985. Since then, graphing calculators have become a common – and controversial – tool for learning mathematics. These devices can do all of the ca…
  4. Moral grandstanding: there’s a lot of it about, all of it bad

    06.18 / 07:46 thenewsminute.com Thenewsminute.com - Culture
    Moral grandstandingMoral grandstanding is worse than being merely annoying. angry-bird-2234295_960_720.jpgImage for representationWe’ve done it. You probably have, too. No matter what we believe about morality or politics, we’ve all used moral talk to project an impressive and morally respectable image of ourselves. Suppose, for instance, that one of us, in an effort to impress his friends with his sterling character, says, ‘I have long stood on the side of the disadvantaged and this case i…