Close encounters of the worst kind

On the freebies front both the DMK and the AIADMK have achieved near perfect parity, give or take a mixie or a fan or a few kgs of rice. In any case the anomalies are minor and are already being addressed. Cash distribution is a different ball game and the ruling combine seems to have a clear edge, what with the EC itself alleging that some cops themselves have turned carriers and even couriers. Continue Reading

Vice for victory … and vice-versa

Politics in the State touched a new low this week. A new high, rather, if you look at things upside down, and come to think of it, that’s the way you have to look at it, because the subject is liquor. TN’s political theatre has witnessed much melodrama, glamour and violence in the past few weeks, but a bit of vice was certainly overdue. Now we have it in barrels. Continue Reading