Tamil

  • 2014 Lok Sabha elections: Tamil Nadu campaign diary

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    Election fever At about 40 degrees, and 80% humidity just past noon, there isn't a single spot of shade available in the entire rally ...

  • Abstention louder than any vote

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    With India's abstention vote, it would seem that South Block is wresting back control of its decision-making authority from that domestic sphere that has ridden...

  • Release of Rajiv Gandhi's assassins is a breach of trust towards our federal structure

    Legal views |  Abhimanyu Bhandari
    Even before the nation had fully woken up and come to terms with the decision of the apex court in commuting the death sentence of...

  • Jaya's first year in this tenure has been eventful

    Balancing act |  Meenakshi Mahadevan
    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 Tamil news channel walks alone and wins

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Tamil Nadu's latest offering, PuthiyaThalaimurai ('new generation') topped the charts within a few weeks of launch and has sustained the lead in a television news...

  • Mullaperiyar: In search of truth

    Dateline Kerala |  James Wilson
    In this post, I want to discuss about the 'Precautionary Principle', which is the basis of the new dam offered by Kerala. Kerala is strongly...

  • Kolaveri di and Kabaddi: tales of two successes

    The Straight Drive |  Sriram Balasubramanian
    The "Why this Kolaveri di" song has captured the imagination of the youth of the nation. With a view count of almost 20 lakh people...

  • Stars in the ground

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    The last vote has been cast. The surveys are out. EVMs stand at the ready. In 48 hours, the voice of the Indian voter will...

  • How and why money matters in an election?

    A pinch of Salt |  Veeraraghav T M
    There's been quite a lot of talk about the distribution of money by the DMK in the Tamil Nadu election. The allegations against the ruling...

  • High stakes elections for Congress

    Pallavi's space |  Pallavi Ghosh
    Not many noticed when Sonia Gandhi quietly made Digvijaya Singh in-charge of Assam last month. Despite the general perception that Congress has no real opponent...

  • Rajdeep Sardesai: Will TN punish Karunanidhi?

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    On the night of the 2009 General Election results, the irrepressible Suhel Seth, opinion television's angry impresario for all seasons, described the DMK as Delhi...

  • The Dravidian Syndrome '11 (2G vs Free TV & Vijayakanth vs Cong)

    A pinch of Salt |  Veeraraghav T M
    I can't help point out that the results in the spate of Assembly elections we are about to witness will be on Friday the 13th...

  • Fishing in troubled waters

    PM77 |  Paarull
    Tamil Nadu politicians have perfected the art of playing injured martyrs even though the cause is suspect. Take the case of fishermen facing legal proceedings...

  • Laila's thunder

    Preeti's Space |  Preeti Singh
    Winds at a speed of 125 kmph, flooding of low-lying areas, immense damage to life and property expected and state administration on high alert. ...