Kerala has got one more distinction. According to the report of the India Readership Survey (IRS) 2017, 66% people of Kerala are regular readers of the newspapers. All India readership is only 16.55%, almost one-forth of Kerala. Maharashtra it is 18.92%, T.Nadu, 17.72%,UP, 15.27% and W. Bengal, 10.43%.

Another interesting factor is that in Kerala more people are reading newspapers than viewing TV channels. The readership of Malayalam papers are about 41 times more than those reading English papers.

Kerala is a land of politics.