Life or death?

Desolation. Decadence. Decay. Destruction. Devastation. Death. Dissolution. The inevitable destination of the human race, jointly and  severally. So, why race towards it on our own when the natural order of all things is anyway headed in the direction of doom? Continue Reading

Rajiv Gandhi gave his bullet-proof vest to Prabakaran: Panruti (videos)

The then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi gave his bullet-proof jacket to LTTE leader Velupillai Prabakaran in Delhi, besides Rs 50 lakh as first instalment of Rs 5 crore aid to LTTE, and wanted the LTTE to allow implementation of the Indo-Lanka accord, AIADMK leader Panruti S Ramachandran said in an exclusive interview to News Today  TV/ Maalaisudar. Continue Reading

TN’s trysts with terror

The week started with the tragic news of the death of a Chennai Major, Mukund Varadarajan, up in distant Kashmir fighting Hizbul Mujahideen militants. The weekend is abuzz with the twin bomb blasts deep down in Chennai at Central station that took the life of 24-year-old Swati, an unsuspecting passenger en route to meet her parents in AP. In between, on Tuesday there was the providential arrest in the city of, Sakir Hussein, an ISI agent from Sri Lanka, by Central agencies, and interrogations appear to have opened up/confirmed many threats about Jihadi activity. If reports are to be believed, and they should be, TN and Chennai, are very much inside the jihadi terror arc. Continue Reading

A twisted terror tale

The support and effort to get Rajiv killers out of jail, though outrageous to many, fits perfectly into TN’s political scheme. Here tiger-riding is a populist past-time, particularly during poll-time and no politico would miss an opportunity to score a goal or two. But the striking unanimity amidst all political players here, a unanimity that has evolved most in the post-Prabhakaran era, also goes beyond possible poll gains and straddles the realms of sentiment. Continue Reading

In their own cosy house

Only in March this year, and not earlier, mind you, the plight of SL Tamils touched a pathetic low; parallelly, only then the Sinhala ‘chauvinist’ regime’s atrocities too peaked. World Tamil champion K ‘quickly’ woke up to these wholly sudden and momentous developments and withdrew from the profitable UPA of which he was a prospering partner. Continue Reading

When lawyers take their own course

US constitutional law talks of Miranda rights. Now, the origins of this Miranda seems as mysterious as, say, our St Valentine, but the law itself is unambiguous. According to it, the police has to warn a person who has been arrested or placed in a custodial situation in the following words: ‘You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. Continue Reading

Wilting Tigers & tilting Quixotes

Tigers are among the fastest dwindling animal tribe on the globe. They abound in human form too in Sri Lanka, but here again extinction seems imminent, having been cornered and confined to a few hundred square kilometres now, thanks to some relentless hunting by the military. Continue Reading

The changing stripes

He might be on the run and under terminal siege at home, but Veluppillai Prabakaran is having a good run in TN now. The sudden escalation of temperature on the Sri Lankan issue here is really a lifeline to one of the most wanted terrorists of our times. For if the TN blackmail of the Centre succeeds, VP will get a new lease of life. Continue Reading

Tiger tales from TN

In a land ruled successively by actors, actresses, poets, script-writers and the like there would naturally be no shortage of stories. While many tales, from fast-paced thrillers to family tear-jerkers get played out here with official patronage, the Tiger Tales would rank as an evergreen chart buster. One such plot has unfolded again. Continue Reading