T R Jawahar’s book ‘Why TN is forbidden land’ released in Chennai

News Today, Maalai Sudar & Talk Media Managing Director and Group Editor, TR Jawahar’s book, “Why TN is forbidden land” was released by Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, T Nagar, Secretary, Swami Padmasthananda during the prize distribution function of Talk Media’s Mega Kolu Contest held at Infosys Hall, Ramakrishna Mission Matriculation School in the city last evening.

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Post-poll pangs

I am writing this to inform you all, loyal readers, that I won’t be writing this week. There are many reasons for me to skip my regular column, some personal but mostly political. Continue Reading

A cash-plus economy

In a shameful first, in 2016 TN Assembly elections, polling in two constituencies was put off due to the ‘pernicious effect of money power’, to quote the EC. Continue Reading

Diktats of the decade

Talk Media completes ten years this August. A decade may mean nothing in the vast realms of time, but for Talk it signifies a long and meaningful chat with the readers. I say ‘chat’ despite print being a one-way communication media because we believe you, the reader and resident of various localities, have often talked through us and to us. We have articulated your aspirations, angers and anxieties and also been chastised and corrected by your comments and criticisms. In all, the joint journalistic journey has been enjoyable and enlightening, as well. Continue Reading

Metro Minus!

Human endeavour has its limits while nature’s sweep has none whatsoever. Even cities with superior infrastructure will find themselves unequal to the task if nature chooses to be nasty. Chennai, in that context, is a sitting duck. A floating one, if you like. Or as days pass, sinking & stinking too. Continue Reading

Super Star’s Side Show

The first take was a disaster, having failed to evoke the fans’ hysteria as used to happen. The second take, yesterday, is an apology. The Actor known for his speed on screen appears to have lost his silken touch off it. The blasts that ravaged Kovai last Saturday continue Continue Reading

All shell, no soul

A recent visitor to the TMC headquarters in Chennai informs me of the uneasy calm that prevails there. The atmosphere at the Sathyamurthy Bhavan is anything but euphoric,despite the party alliance with the DMK continuing. But I am sure that precisely is the reason for the sense of gloom that has gripped the TMC camp. Continue Reading