Symbol row: HC issues notice to EC, DMK, AIADMK

The Madras High Court today issued notice to the Election Commission and candidates of other parties who contested on the DMK and the AIADMK symbols during the recent Lok Sabha elections. 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

Why TN is forbidden land! — 9:┬áHindutva 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

Kazhagam Inc.

The main Dravidian parties may be many things. But they are certainly not ancient or outdated.

No doubt, K, now seven short of century, has been alternating as CM since when I was five and looms as a prospect into my fifty. Stalin, sixty plus, with forty- five odd years of politics behind him is still a youthful aspirant. J became CM a year before my daughter was born and she, J at 67 is front runner (?) as she, my daughter, not J, is well into her PG. For decades the two key kazhagams have been the only choices. Yes, in such a case they should be deemed redundant. Continue Reading