Will Vayu bring Jal?

The whole of India was badly affected by summer and the water crisis that accompanied it. Hence, Cyclone Vayu, which is likely to make landfall in Gujarat Thursday, brings more hopes than fear, as it is expected that the rain would help people tide over the crisis. Meanwhile, the Gujarat administration is on high alert to deal with ‘Vayu’. Continue Reading

Pen Drive column: Incredible Tamilnadu!

A talk with a friend who had just returned from a concert tour of Europe got me thinking about Tamilnadu’s place in the sun. Renowned violinist sisters M Lalitha and M Nandini said they had become more than ambassadors of Carnatic music: they had even become Tamilnadu tourism ambassadors for their ‘rasikas’ in Europe. Continue Reading

No Hindi in TN: Central government tweaks draft education policy

There was stiff protest from the Opposition parties in Tamilnadu to the proposed triple-language system in schools across India. Hashtags such as #StopHindiImposition, #TNAgainstHindiImposition were trending on social media against the policy. Continue Reading

Allah’s will that NDA should return to power: Prince of Arcot

The Prince expressed the hope that the new government to be formed at the Centre will preserve and uphold secularism and democracy, as enshrined in the Constitution. Continue Reading

One man’s mission creates an army of green activists near Chennai

What is the big idea in living in a Chennai suburb if you cannot enjoy greenery and cool breeze, wondered S Sundar Rajan, a resident of Varadrajapuram, near Mudichur, when he moved into the neighbourhood. Continue Reading

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