About Us

Stance is a digital media initiative by a team of journalists who have two passions in common -- quality journalism and their home state, Kerala. Kerala’s profile has changed from a laid-back, picturesque, great-to-visit-but-not-so-great-to-work-and-live place to a booming, modern state that outshines other Indian regions in terms of quality of living, collective intellect and economic prosperity. Stance aims to capture the vibrancy of this new Kerala’s social, cultural and economic life through in-depth writing, analysis and compelling pictures. We, and an eclectic mix of columnists, aim to bring you aspects of Kerala that will help you take a stance.


Vipin V. Nair

Founder & Editor

Vipin has about two decades of experience as a reporter and editor, having previously worked with Bloomberg News, Dow Jones Newswires, and The Hindu Business Line. He has extensively written about India’s financial markets, companies, and government. Vipin is currently based in Thiruvananthapuram.


Shaji Thomas

Chief Operating Officer

Shaji worked for Nokia for 15 years in the U.S. and Germany. At Nokia, he led major global partnerships with Facebook, Google, Red Bull, P&G, and BBC. Currently he holds leadership roles at multiple companies based in Germany and India. He has an MBA from the University of Dallas.


Bindu Gopinath

Managing Editor

Bindu has covered Kerala’s society, culture and politics for close to 15 years. She was a lawyer before becoming a correspondent with Indian Express group’s Malayalam weekly. She has also worked in television. Bindu is based in Thiruvananthapuram.


Ajay Jose

Chief Technology Officer

A computer engineer, Ajay has taken the path of start-ups as soon as he graduated. Passionate about user experience and designs, he holds key roles in multiple start-ups based out of Kerala.