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Meenakshi Mahadevan
Tuesday , May 15, 2012

Jaya's first year in this tenure has been eventful


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It was Friday the 13th in May last year - the day the whole of Tamil Nadu had been waiting for with hope and expecting a change - the crucial assembly election results. And just as most of the opinion polls had rightly predicted, it turned out to be the day of women power.. While in West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee had created history by breaking the red bastion and ousting the 34 year old Communist government, in Tamil Nadu too, it was no less than a historic moment...Jayalalithaa had not just won, but stormed her way into Raj Bhavan to begin her innings as the Chief Minister for the 3rd time...the AIADMK led coalition had won a whopping 200+ seats leaving a petty 30 odd seats for the DMK-Congress combine...It was a huge jolt for the DMK - for the first time in several years the party wasn't even going....


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From the age of 8, Meenakshi had always wanted to be on TV holding a mike, and as she grew, her dream soon became a passion and she chose Journalism as her subject for graduation in MOP Vaishnav College, Chennai. She worked with The New Indian Express before joining CNN-IBN as a correspondent in Chennai in 2008. She tracks issues related to politics, crime, courts among other things but she enjoys covering politics the most. Meenakshi loves talking (which explains why she's a journalist), reading (no specific genres - will read pretty much everything from chick flicks to classics), travelling and eating (not in this order necessarily). She is also a complete sports freak. Loves cricket and tennis. And if she wasn't a journalist she would have probably been a tennis player or a lawyer - the only other profession where she could survive by just talking.
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