Last year same time, when Covid was in its nascent stage and the nation under lockdown, the Government pompously announced a slew of economic measures of which only a few were of any worth to the people.
It is our turn to get ‘wicked’. The Tamilnadu Chief Minister’s certificate to himself about his nationalistic credentials does provoke cynics like us to take a peep into his past Of course, quite a few enquiry commissions havedone this before,
Dear Mr Rajinikanth, First, accept my hearty greetings on your being conferred the Icon of the Golden Jubilee award of IFFI by the BJP government at the Centre. Of course, we are not treating this as an effort to paint you in saffron hue. Not that you wish it either.
In the very first article I had made it clear that the isolation of the State, as most recently reflected in its bucking the national poll trend, is both imposed and self-inflicted. In my view the island at the south east bottom of India is not Sri Lanka, but Tamilnadu.
Left, Right, Centre, Left of Centre, Far Right, Liberal, Conservative and several such sundry stuff: These ideological labels that litter the lexicon are a legacy of the Western academic mindset that believes in categorisation.