Why TN is forbidden land! — 9: Hindutva hits a hurdle here

Tamilnadu, I can claim with absolute assurance, has always been the the most devout State in the country. This is also the State wherein the most virulent form of modern atheism took roots. Continue Reading

Why TN is forbidden land! — 3:  Tell-tale twists in the tongue tales

I was pretty much certain many holy feathers would be ruffled. Why drag sacred Sanskrit into an unseemly fracas? What is the connection? It is my firm opinion that the contents of the last column, that harp on how Tamil scores over Sanskrit on several counts, are most relevant, if only to highlight the perverse ironies on parade in the present. Continue Reading

Why TN is forbidden land! — 2: A conflict of civilisations

Let’s begin at the beginning … ‘Thamizh predates sand and stone’ This core dictum is embedded deep in the psyche of the Tamil-speaking population world over. Continue Reading

Tharoor gets bail in defamation case for referring to Modi as scorpion

In October 2018, Tharoor had triggered a controversy at the Bengaluru Literature Festival by recalling an old news article where an “unnamed RSS source” had compared PM Modi to a scorpion sitting on a Shiva Lingam. Continue Reading

2019 elections: Rahul says TN being remote-controlled is insult to Tamils

Rahul is in Tamilnadu to kickstart UPA’s campaign for the general elections. Answering a question from a reporter, he said there were three main issues that will be the talking point during the general elections: unemployment, farmer problems and attack on institutions. Continue Reading