Why TN is forbidden land! — 6: A Century in a capsule

It is time to move from the politics of history to the history of politics. With a small step in this series I am making a giant leap across 900 years to 20th century. 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

2019 elections: Who will get the women’s votes in Tamilnadu?

With just 12 days left for the elections, time is running out for the serious political parties to come up with a strategy to garner the votes of the women of the State. For that is a vote that will count the most in the final reckoning. 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

MGR and Sivaji’s films ready for digital re-release

A few yesteryear films starring MGR and Sivaji still hold sway among movie-lovers. The likes of Ayirathil Oruvan (MGR) and Karnan (Sivaji Ganesan) were re-released in digital format to rousing reception. They both completed successful 100-day runs across the State. Continue Reading

Annadurai to Thambidurai: Rise & fall of rebels in Tamilnadu politics

Leaders, cadres & rebels. Tamilnadu’s politics is made up of these three sets. If Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai is now speaking against AIADMK forging an alliance with the BJP, a stand which is not that of his party (as clarified by Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar, who has emerged as the de facto spokesperson of the government and the AIADMK), it is in his political genes. Continue Reading

DK to DMDK: Dilution of Dravidian ideologies in Tamilnadu

After ‘thyagam’ and ‘dhrogam’, Tamilnadu politics now revolves around ‘yagam’, for Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam is being accused of performing ‘yagna for CM post’ at the Secretariat. Continue Reading