Chennaiite talks about his tryst with Kalaignar Karunanidhi

“He was an MLA and popular playwright when the shoot of ‘Puthumai Pithan’ was on. I met him face-to-face for the first time at the shooting spot. Director T R Ramanna introduced me as an actor playing the role of ‘Nallannan’ in the movie. He gave me my dialogues and watched how I performed. At the end of the shoot, he appreciated me for acting well.” Continue Reading

Is Rajinikanth extending olive branch to DMK?

After Superstar Rajinikanth’s remarks in the presence of DMK working president M K Stalin, a couple of days ago, that Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami should have been there at Marina to pay his respects to M Karunanidhi, a war of words has broken out between the AIADMK cadres and the die-hard fans of the actor-politician on social media. Continue Reading

Sri Lanka’s Tamil-dominated Council pays tribute to Karunanidhi

Northern Provincial council observed a moment of silence in the assembly today to pay tributes to DMK leader M Karunanidhi as Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe hailed Tamilnadu’s former five-term chief minister for his role in strengthening ties between Sri Lanka and India. Continue Reading

2 books on how Karunanidhi used Tamil, cinema for politics

M Karunanidhi used the medium of films and his command over Tamil language to reach out to the people and promote the Dravidian ideology, according to two books related to the late DMK patriarch. Continue Reading

RIP Karunanidhi: Thambi reaches his Anna’s abode

DMK president and five-time chief minister of Tamilnadu, M Karunanidhi was given a State funeral this evening. He was buried close to the tomb of his mentor and DMK founder C N Annadurai. Continue Reading

Udanpirapae…

The demise of DMK president of M Karunanidhi has left a void in not just Tamilnadu but Indian politics too. During his 50 years of service both from the treasury benches and the Opposition, he has contributed a great deal to ensure social and economic justice for Tamils. Continue Reading