TN CM defends government’s decision to hike milk price

A day after the State government announced a rise in milk prices by Rs 6 per litre, opposition parties such as DMK, Congress and Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam slammed the move and demanded a rollback.  Continue Reading

Why TN is forbidden land! — 11: Periyar, unplugged!

Left, Right, Centre, Left of Centre, Far Right, Liberal, Conservative and several such sundry stuff: These ideological labels that litter the lexicon are a legacy of the Western academic mindset that believes in categorisation. Continue Reading

We will continue to oppose scrapping of Article 370: Stalin

DMK president M K Stalin accused the BJP-led government of trying to recreate the ‘black history’ of incarceration of National Conference founder Sheikh Abdullah and assured that his party will continue to oppose scrapping of Article 370. Continue Reading

Moderate polling in Lok Sabha election amid tight security in Vellore

The elections witness a three-cornered contest, though the main fight will be between the AIADMK and DMK. The third nominee in the fray is Deepalakshmi of Naam Thamizhar Katchi of actor-director Seeman. Counting of votes would be taken up 9 August. Continue Reading

Vellore Lok Sabha constituency election: Voting begins on slow note

The election, earlier scheduled for 18 April, was rescinded following seizure of cash from the premises of DMK candidate Kathir Anand, who is also the son of DMK treasurer and former minister Durai Murugan. Continue Reading

Why TN is forbidden land! — 9: Hindutva hits a hurdle here

Tamilnadu, I can claim with absolute assurance, has always been the the most devout State in the country. This is also the State wherein the most virulent form of modern atheism took roots. Continue Reading

Demoting Tamil antiquity in textbook creates major controversy

A new controversy was triggered by a class 12 English textbook that has been issued to students in Tamilnadu. It refers to Tamil as being only 2,300 years old whereas Sanskrit was 4,000 years old. Continue Reading

Why TN is forbidden land! — 8: Embracing the enemy

It is a numerical coincidence that the Three Language Formula failed for the third time recently. It was nixed by the Constituent Assembly in 1950; shelved by Nehru in 1963; and now shot down by verbal missiles from TN after Modi’s present regime made a draft proposal. Continue Reading

TN CM Palaniswami asserts himself like his leader Jayalalithaa

In these last 2.5 years, Palaniswami, the joint coordinator of the AIADMK, has proved that he is a fast learner, both in government and political dynamics. And, the recently-concluded Assembly session has conveyed a message to his opponents, critics and supporters – that EPS has clearly emerged as a leader, someone who can give rivals a run for their money. Continue Reading