DMK, defeat, dilemma

In politics, it doesn’t matter what you achieved yesterday, it’s all about what you win today. If this theory is anything to go by, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, despite its spectacular victory in the Lok Sabha elections, is in trouble now, courtesy its poor show in last week’s Nanguneri and Vikravandi by-polls. Continue Reading

Confessions of a voter

The ominous 13th of May beckons the players of the Indian Political League. As a photofinish finale to the poll rat-race looms, the TN voter, the last among equals, readies himself to perform his democratic karma. The tiresome trudge to the booth, the endless wait in meandering queues Continue Reading

The Devil is in the dilemma

Hamlet’s hesitation is legion, but he was a shade lucky. The Danish prince of Shakespearean lore at least had a choice, though a difficult one. Does the moderate man, longing for a simple, safe and secure middle path on various issues, macro or micro, confronting him day after day have any hope in these troubled times? Continue Reading