Opinion
Opinion

Is MK Stalin secular or pseudo-secular?

Is MK Stalin more committed to secularism than his late lamented father? We can begin to believe so, though our own instincts might rebel against such ‘hasty’ judgments.  Secularism is under existential threat in the entire country at the moment. Only a few opposition Chief Ministers stand...

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Opinion

Why Modi government should save online journalism?

The Internet has given new hope for news consumers and journalists. The entry barrier in terms of capital cost is low. Unlike in print and television, the investment needed to start and run an online news journalism operation needs to cover only salaries, largely. Unlike established media where...

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online journalism
Opinion

Savukku Shankar: More sinned against?

As Savukku Shankar lurches from one tryst with law to another, as a friend of yesteryears, I can wish him well alright, but am also nagged by an uncomfortable feeling that the contempt proceedings against him in the Madras High Court is not going to end well at all, either for him or for the...

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Savukku Shankar
Opinion

Is Mani Ratnam the right director for Ponniyin Selvan?

The teaser release function of Ponniyin Selvan, the movie directed by Mani Ratnam, was grand. Speaking on the occasion, author Jeyamohan spoke eloquently that the entire world would hear the history of the Chola dynasty through Ponniyin Selvan and our children would be able to admire the...

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Ponniyin Selvan
Opinion

‘Tamil Nadu economy: Binging on borrowing’

The current DMK government in Tamil Nadu had severely criticised the previous AIADMK government over the ballooning of the state's debt over the years. When it came to power after a decade in the Opposition, the DMK government released a White Paper on State finances that said that “a serious...

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Tamil Nadu Economy