Sasikala shocker: Inquiry report reveals jail secrets

An inquiry report has said ousted AIADMK leader V K Sasikala, who is imprisoned at the Parappana Agrahara Central prison in Bengaluru in disproportionate assets case, received preferential treatment in the jail. Continue Reading

‘Rajini will fill the void in Tamilnadu’

Former Chennai Deputy Mayor and Rajinikanth sympathiser Karate Thyagarajan today alleged that it was DMK president M K Stalin who stalled the Superstar from becoming ‘Kingmaker’ when he posed a hurdle to the latter’s attempt to make Congress leader GK Moopanar the Prime Minister in late 1990s. Continue Reading

Why TN is forbidden land! — 12: It’s lonely at the bottom

In the very first article I had made it clear that the isolation of the State, as most recently reflected in its bucking the national poll trend, is both imposed and self-inflicted. In my view the island at the south east bottom of India is not Sri Lanka, but Tamilnadu. 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

Former AIADMK MP Maitreyan dejected he was not re-elected

“I expected a Lok Sabha seat from South Chennai constituency in the recent parliamentary election but it didn’t materialise. I had hope that I would be re-elected to the Rajya Sabha, but that, too, didn’t happen,” said Maitreyan. Continue Reading

One son-set in north, two son-rises in south

While Udhayanidhi Stalin, son of DMK president M K Stalin, was made the youth wing secretary of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Nikhil, son of Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, was named leader of the JD(S) youth wing. Continue Reading

A wave of waves

Poll pundits predicting poll prospects seem pretty sure there is no wave this time. How off the mark! If only these ‘experts’ were to see with their eyes instead of perceiving with their intellect, they will realise there are only waves all over the pollscape. And seeing is believing, mind you. Continue Reading

Sad, angry inspector in Chennai to return awards, give up promotion

After being denied a climb up the ladder, an inspector of police with the city police department announced on social media that he was going to surrender his promotion and awards given by former chief minister J Jayalalithaa in 2004. Continue Reading

2019 elections: Is consolidation of Hindu votes a threat for DMK?

“First of all, the DMK combine cannot call itself a secular alliance when it has parties like the Muslim League and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi in its fold. And in the name of minority appeasement, they are ridiculing the faith of Hindus.” Continue Reading