Why TN is forbidden land! — 3:  Tell-tale twists in the tongue tales

I was pretty much certain many holy feathers would be ruffled. Why drag sacred Sanskrit into an unseemly fracas? What is the connection? It is my firm opinion that the contents of the last column, that harp on how Tamil scores over Sanskrit on several counts, are most relevant, if only to highlight the perverse ironies on parade in the present. Continue Reading

Why TN is forbidden land! — 2: A conflict of civilisations

Let’s begin at the beginning … ‘Thamizh predates sand and stone’ This core dictum is embedded deep in the psyche of the Tamil-speaking population world over. Continue Reading

Country’s richest candidate in 2019 general elections loses deposit

According to Election Commission data, Sharma lost his deposit as he secured only 1,556 votes. He had declared a net asset of Rs 1,107 crore in his papers submitted at the time of nomination. Continue Reading

DMK regains citadel in city, wins all three LS constituencies

DMK once again proved that Chennai is their citadel. Having a majority of MLAs in the city Assembly segments, the winning of three Lok Sabha constituencies has given them a big boost. All the DMK candidates who contested in the Lok Sabha elections in and around Chennai emerged winners by a huge margin, results for which were announced Thursday. Continue Reading

DMK’s Lok Sabha magic fails in by-polls

The elections are done and dusted and the people of Tamilnadu have given their mandate, albeit a curious one. While the DMK had resounding victories in Lok Sabha polls capturing 37 out of 38 constituencies, the Assembly bypolls were a different matter where they managed only 13 out of 22. Continue Reading

Chief Minister Edappadi greets Jagan Mohan and Naveen Patnaik

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami extended greetings to YSR Congress Party president Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) chief Naveen Patnaik for winning in Assembly elections held in Andhra Pradesh and Odissa respectively. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: DMK’s Kanimozhi leading by more than 30k votes

DMK candidate Kanimozhi (Tuticorin constituency) is now leading by more than 30,400 votes in 2019 general elections. It is to be noted that BJP’s Tamilisai Soundararajan, President of Tamilnadu Bharatiya Janata Party is contesting against Kanimozhi in the same constituency. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: Exit polls show that DMK will emerge victorious

Exit polls conducted by TV news channels this evening after the final phase of voting in the 2019 general elections have shown that the DMK combine would shore up the UPA numbers in the Indian Parliament. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: Naidu meets Rahul and discusses new front

TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu today met Congress president Rahul Gandhi and discussed firming up an anti-BJP front to keep the ruling party out of power after poll results are declared 23 May. Continue Reading