TN’s 10-year challenge: Key changes witnessed in politics 2009-2019

With the #10YearChallenge that is about posting photos of individuals from 2009 and from today, to check their physical changes, taking the social media by storm, how about a similar exercise for Tamilnadu from the political angle, for the State’s politics witnessed a sea change in the last decade? Continue Reading

Swami Square: Things Kumaraswamy should learn from Palaniswami

In fact, unlike Kumaraswamy who already had the experience of tasting power, Palaniswami was a novice when he became the Chief Minister, and many were waiting to write him off, saying, ‘he won’t be able to retain the CM post for more than 10 days’. Continue Reading

‘Murasoli’ article shows it is all-out war between DMK, T T V Dhinakaran

The war of words between the main Opposition Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and the fledgling Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam intensified today, with the DMK mouthpiece Murasoli carrying a stinging article, taking a dig at AMMK founder T T V Dhinakaran. Continue Reading

TN politicos, officials in fear as judges crack the whip

While the special court for cases against MPs, MLAs in Chennai is passing orders that have sent a chill down the spine of politicians, especially with Balakrishna Reddy losing his Minister post due to one such verdict, the Madras High Court, on the other hand, is sounding strong warning to top officials with its recent orders. Continue Reading

Leaders happy with EC on Tiruvarur by-poll, people in 20 constituencies fume

The sad reality is, perhaps for the first time in the history of the State, people of 20 constituencies in Tamilnadu are left without not even one elected representative, since there are already no local body representatives in the State for more than two years, due to delay in the conduct of civic polls. Continue Reading

AIADMK, DMK, AMMK to lock horns in year’s first acid test at Tiruvarur

Soon after the Pongal jallikattu, Tamilnadu will witness a poll jallikattu, as the 28 January Tiruvarur by-election is a prestige issue for the ruling AIADMK, main Opposition DMK and the fledgling AMMK. Continue Reading

Year-ender: Politicos, film stars, spiritualists provide fodder for meme-creators

In 2018, almost every day was field day for meme-makers in these parts, as they were supplied content non-stop by top personalities from various walks of life. Nobody was left out by these modern day message-messiahs who take the comedy route to convey even the most serious of criticism. Continue Reading

2019 loaded with opportunities & threats for Tamilnadu political leaders

 The New Year is almost here. Though 2018 is ending on a confusing note for Tamilnadu politics, with no clarity on many issues, 2019 is expected to make certain things clear. Continue Reading

OPS asserts himself in AIADMK; ‘one man, one post’ formula in force

“Though OPS is head of the party as per the merger deal, he kept a low profile all these days. But, with elections approaching, he is conveying a message or two with his words and acts,” said a source. Continue Reading

AIADMK, DMK devise strategies to handle Rajini, Kamal power in polls

“Rajini and Kamal command huge fan following and their popularity is certainly a threat for not just the AIADMK and DMK but for all other parties in Tamilnadu. If they contest in elections, even if they are not able to win, they may make or break the fortunes of others.” Continue Reading