Governor, Stalin, Vijayakanth, Ramadoss condole CM mother’s death

Tamilnadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, DMK president M K Stalin, DMDK president Vijayakanth, PMK founder S Ramadoss and other leaders today condoled the death of Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami’s mother Thavusayammal, who passed away at a private hospital in Salem during the wee hours of today. Continue Reading

Vijayakanth, Premalatha to be discharged from hospital today

DMDK president Vijayakanth and his wife and party leader Premalatha Vijayakanth, who were tested positive for Covid-19 recently, will be discharged from the hospital today. Continue Reading

Namitha is back on big screen

Namitha, who was last seen in Pottu, is reportedly making a comeback with a Telugu film to be directed by KS Ravikumar. Buzz is that the movie would feature actor Balakrishna in the lead. 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: Mathematical analysis gives DMK advantage in TN

This is a purely mathematical exercise without venturing into forecasts or merits and demerits of parties and candidates. Continue Reading

2019 elections: DMDK to issue applications for all 40 parliamentary seats

With the AIADMK-DMDK alliance stuck in a tug of war,  the Vijayakanth-led party has announced that it will start issuing application forms for all 40 seats from 24 February for candidates who wish to contest in the general elections. It signals that the party is ready to face the general elections alone. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: Alliances still being stitched together in Tamilnadu

Today was yet another day of hectic parleys and brainstorming sessions in the political camps of Tamilnadu, in view of the Lok Sabha elections. 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

Tale of two visits

Two unconnected events, this past week, raise questions about the state of today’s society and polity. One is Sri Sathya Sai Baba calling on Karunanidhi at his residence and the other is the IT raids on Vijayakanth’s premises. And both happenings prove beyond doubt the pull and predominance of political power over all other facets of life. Continue Reading