SWOT analysis of top Tamilnadu political parties

With Tamilnadu politics undergoing a major overhaul due to the passing away of Jayalalithaa and Karunanidhi, arrival of top stars Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan and emergence of new leaders like Edappadi K Palaniswami and T T V Dhinakaran, it’s time for the three to undergo SWOT analysis, to know their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Continue Reading

Stalin to be elevated as DMK chief on 28 Aug

DMK is all set to elect M K Stalin, its working president and younger son of late party patriarch M Karunanidhi, as party chief at its general council meet on 28 August here. Continue Reading

Chennai locality still boasts of Karunanidhi even after his demise

As an interesting tale, residents recall with amusement that everytime the DMK came to power, the destination boards on buses would read as ‘Kalaignar Karunanidhi Nagar’ and once the AIADMK came to power, it would be back to ‘K K Nagar’. Continue Reading

Love for Tamil brought Ma Po Si, Karunanidhi together

A different era of politics ended with the demise of M Karunanidhi. But similar to him was a freedom fighter, the poster boy of Tamil State autonomy and a lover of Tamil language – M P Sivagnanam, popularly known as Ma Po Si. Continue Reading

DMK emergency executive meet today to elect new prez

“Stalin is easily accessible. He knows what the cadres want. He embarked on an aggressive campaign for the 2016 Assembly election with his voter outreach programme ‘Namakku Naame-Vidiyal Meetpu Payanam’ (We for ourselves, journey to retrieve the dawn). It did manage to strike a chord with the masses.” Continue Reading

Night vigil at CIT Nagar

It was at 1 am on Wednesday that we decided to go to the CIT Nagar residence of DMK patriarch Karunanidhi’s daughter and MP Kanimozhi to pay our last respects to the leader. My husband R Rangaraj, veteran journalist, called up Kanimozhi and she advised us to come to CIT Nagar.

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Life back to normal at Alwarpet

The news of DMK president M Karunandhi’s demise has finally sunk in the minds of people. Alwarpet, the scene of all action for the last 11 days, now wears a deserted look. The former Chief Minster of Tamilnadu was admitted to Kauvery Hospital following health issues on 28 July.

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Autos, cabs off road, commuters caught offguard in Chennai

The protesters, mainly auto and cab drivers, demanded withdrawal of the Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill and increase in the insurance premium and fuel prices. Continue Reading