Will Modi-Xi meet bring changes in TN politics?

Though the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jingping, set to take place in nearby Mamallapuram this weekend, has officially got nothing to do with local politics, there are speculations that it would pave way for changes in Tamilnadu political arena. Continue Reading

Handbook of 46,000 Tamil names released in Tamilnadu

The book was released in Tiruvannamalai Monday by Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy and the first copy was received by MDMK chief Vaiko. The book has 23,000 male names and 23,000 girl child names. Continue Reading

All 6 MPs from Tamilnadu elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha

The official announcement about the Rajya Sabha MPs from Tamilnadu being elected unopposed has been made. With the number of vacant seats and candidates matching, it has been announced that they have won unopposed.  Continue Reading

Alliance arithmetic of AIADMK, DMK ahead of crucial Vellore election

It’s not for coalition dharma alone that the AIADMK and DMK stuck to their promise of giving one Rajya Sabha seat to the PMK and MDMK, respectively, say political observers. Continue Reading

Language issue: Southern Railway comes up with fresh circular

Southern Railway issued a circular today, superseding circular No. 15, dated 12.06.2019,  that caused a furore in Tamilnadu. The earlier circular had made English and Hindi mandatory in Tamilnadu as the languages of communication between divisional control officers and station masters. Continue Reading

Leaders react differently to 2019 general elections results

Leaders from various political parties extended greetings to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is set to rule the country for the second consecutive term. Also, leaders reacted to the by-poll results in the State, where the ruling AIADMK won nine seats and DMK, 13. 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 polls: Ex-MP Ganeshamurthi is MDMK candidate for Erode seat

The MDMK, a partner in the DMK-led Social Progressive Alliance in Tamilnadu, for the 18 April Lok Sabha elections, today announced that former MP A Ganeshamurthi will contest from the Erode constituency it has been allotted. 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