Why TN is forbidden land! — 12: It’s lonely at the bottom

In the very first article I had made it clear that the isolation of the State, as most recently reflected in its bucking the national poll trend, is both imposed and self-inflicted. In my view the island at the south east bottom of India is not Sri Lanka, but Tamilnadu. Continue Reading

AIADMK candidate A C Shanmugam galloping ahead in Vellore

Counting began in the Vellore parliamentary constituency this morning with the two major contestants – Kathir Anand of the DMK and A C Shanmugam contesting in the AIADMK alliance – riding almost neck and neck. Continue Reading

MDMK leader Vaiko goes on appeal to Madras HC in sedition case

Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) general secretary Vaiko, who was recently convicted in a sedition case and sentenced to a year in prison by a special court, has gone on appeal to the Madras High Court. Continue Reading

Should MNM party leader Kamal Haasan not work on Bigg Boss?

‘I cannot understand why people keep questioning MNM founder Kamal Haasan hosting Bigg Boss. It is a profession and it should not be confused with politics. Being in politics does not mean that you should not do any other work.’ Continue Reading

TTV calls meeting to decide on future of Thanga Thamizhselvan

The AMMK meeting this morning would decide on a new propaganda secretary in place of Thamizhselvan if reports are to be believed. Continue Reading

Political strategist Prashant Kishor’s team is in Chennai

Electoral strategist Prashant Kishor-led Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC) is making inroads into Tamilnadu. A 13-member team is in Tamilnadu, functioning out of a small office at Chetpet. Continue Reading

Ex-AIADMK leaders in DMK reason behind confusion in ruling party?

With the confusion that started last week in the AIADMK, after demands were made for a unitary leadership settling down following a warning by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, many in the party feel that this is part of the DMK’s strategy to weaken the AIADMK. Continue Reading

Two leaves, one leader?

With a section of the AIADMK raising its voice for unitary leadership in the party, the party went into a huddle. And it was eventually decided a day after the meeting that neither their official spokespersons nor any sympathisers of their party should air their views before the media. Continue Reading

Why TN is forbidden land – 1

‘What’s wrong with you people in TN?’: I have been bombarded with this condescending query ever since this State bucked the national trend in the recently-concluded LS polls. Continue Reading