Inmathi Staff
Business

Who can invest in startups?

Startups have become the talk of the town. Recently, Chennai-based Startup Pepul raised Rs 10 crore investment through seed funding. PayTm founder Vijay Shankar Sharma and Freshworks founder Girish Mathrabootham were prominent investors. PayTm and Freshworks are also startups which succeeded in...

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Culture

Here’s an insightful essay on Hindi by Tamil writer

Tamil Nadu has a long history of opposition to Hindi imposition. Every now and then, a controversy breaks out about the central government’s attempts to impose Hindi. It is worthwhile recalling an essay written by writer R Narayanaswamy, aka Karichan Kunju, in the publication, Annam Vidum...

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Culture

Politicos whose books were nationalized

The Tamil Nadu government has the history of nationalizing books of prominent authors, scholars and political leaders from the state. Recently, the works of late general secretary of the DMK, K. Anbazhagan were nationalized marking his birth centenary. The works of the late Dravidian movement...

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Politics

The future of Dravidian politics – I

While MK Stalin's leadership has given new life to the DMK after the death of M Karunanidhi, the AIADMK is in far worse shape after the loss of Jayalalithaa. The Dravidian parties have fashioned a politics based on welfare and mobilization of the under-priveleged. How relevant is that politics...

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Education

The pain of sexual violence against children

Sexual violence against children is still a taboo subject for conversation. It is a vicious circle where the child is victimized twice. Parents don’t want to talk about it. Perpetrators go unpunished. Professor A Mangai’s new play Ulluram (strength within) talks about sexual violence against...

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Actors Sathashi, Anbarasi and Mrudula in Marapachi's play Ulluram: Pics by Mohandas Vadakara