2019 polls: Women candidates being denigrated right, left, centre

They are easy pickings – the women in the glare of public life, especially politicians. They are soft targets for those who are bent on a smear campaign and nowadays, meme-creators. This is becoming amply clear during electioneering that is under way. Continue Reading

Radha Ravi’s statement on Nayan shows men have no respect for women

What a storm! Radha Ravi’s rambling speech at the teaser launch of Nayanthara’s latest film breached all forms of decency. Small wonder it has been the talking point not just among social activists and journalists but also the general public. Continue Reading

Spirituality also seems to be a male dominated world

India is a land of saints. There are no two opinions about it. But come to think of it on a Women’s Day and you start wondering why male saints of the country are celebrated more than the women. Continue Reading

Women’s Day too commercialised to look beyond lipstick, nail polish

Hey, sistuhs, don’t we just love Women’s Day? It is that time of the year to do not just party-hopping but also shop-hopping. There are offers galore for women on this special day. Cosmetics, textiles – you name it, we get good discounts on this one day. Continue Reading

Brexit re-negotiations: British PM May gets frosty welcome in Brussels

Brussels: British Prime Minister Theresa May reopened talks with the European Union leaders on the Brexit agreement today and was bracing for a clash with senior EU officials during a day of divorce negotiations. May was welcomed by European Commission… Continue Reading

Thiruvaiyaru Thyagaraja Aradhana is for the soul

Not all the years of watching Thyagaraja Aradhana on TV prepared us for the sheer grandeur and mesmerising atmosphere at Thiruvaiyaru on Pushya Bahula Panchami, the day the saint-composer attained samadhi. Continue Reading

Ajith denies reports of his joining a party, Tamilisai says she did not invite him to

Chennai: When a group of fans of Ajith Kumar recently joined the BJP in the presence of its Tamilnadu president Tamilisai Soundararajan, chances were that it would lead to a lot of speculation about the actor himself. The State BJP… Continue Reading