2019 general elections: What’s really happening in West Bengal?

Amidst all the chaos leading to the polls, violence broke out in a rally addressed by BJP national president Amit Shah. Supporters of the BJP and TMC fought pitched battles on the streets of Kolkata during a massive road show by Amit Shah, a couple of days ago. Continue Reading

2019 elections: What is DMK prez Stalin’s gameplan for post-23 May?

With just eight days left for counting of votes polled in the Lok Sabha elections, the political scene is getting hotter across the nation. And, in Tamilnadu, it is no different. Continue Reading

Kamal Haasan’s Godse remark opens floodgates of protests

“I am not saying this because this is a Muslim-dominated area, but I am saying this before a statue of Gandhi. Independent India’s first extremist was a Hindu, his name is Nathuram Godse. There it starts,” he said. Continue Reading

Sports films line up for release in Kollywood

Kollywood is churning out nearly half-a-dozen sports films. They include Vijay63, Susienthiran’s Kennedy Club and Vennilla Kabbadi Kuzhu 2, Jada, starring Kathir, Jai’s untitled film with Gopi Nainar. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: Campaign plumbs new low

With just two phases of polling left in the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections, campaigning has reached fever pitch. And, surprisingly, it has touched a new low with both major political parties indulging in personal abuses and trying to appeal to voters along religious lines, which is against the Model Code of Conduct. Continue Reading

K’town filmmakers opt for murder mysteries, real-life stories

Move over horror movies and rom-coms, it is time for crime thrillers in Kollywood. Much recently, over a dozen flicks – mostly on whodunit themes (loosely based on a few real-life incidents) – have made it to the theatres. Young filmmakers in Tamil cinema seem to have a penchant for this genre and delivered engrossing fare. Continue Reading

Will DMK join Telangana CM’s third front post-LS polls?

The biggest surprise of all is that Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekar Rao has thrown his hat in the ring all of a sudden. He has kickstarted an initiative to bring regional parties into one fold. Continue Reading

IPL 2019: Can CSK break the jinx against Mumbai Indians?

Finally, four teams have made it to the qualifiers. And three among them are the usual suspects – Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians & Sunrisers Hyderabad. Call it a surprise, Delhi Capitals, led by Shreyas Iyer, comprising young players, is also in the list. Continue Reading

Use of drugs by Pollachi students is wake-up call for Chennai cops

Close on the heels of a sex scandal in Pollachi that shocked everyone, it is now the news of as many as 159 students being detained by the police for allegedly using banned drugs during a rave party in the same town. Continue Reading