Opinion
Opinion

Whither Dalit political leadership?

Noted film director Pa Ranjith has been talked about a bit in the Tamil social media – context, his hosting a conference in Madurai recently to celebrate the Dalit identity. A few claimed that he was cutting across sectarian identities and hence could indeed provide a refreshingly new...

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Who or what is Dravidian in today’s times?

Who is Dravidian is a perennial question in Tamil public life. Even the Ilaiyaraja controversy has meandered to that question. The Ilaiyaraja row is not a naturally occurring event that is the job of journalists to uncover and write about. It is a staged event orchestrated to create hype,...

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The unhealthy dominance of Red Giant, Sun Pictures

Vijay's Beast, produced by Sun Pictures and distributed by Red Giant Movies, has created a very audible buzz among people. Fans and others are eager to see what the latest movie has to offer. Brisk sales of tickets are being reported. Vijay fans are hoping Beast will get past Valimai’s ticket...

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Why RRR is Hindu, not Hindutva

Rajamouli's RRR is a film that has caught the imagination of many. The box office collections are proof of how much the film is loved all over. Though it is a period drama, the manner in which the Hindi mythology angle of Ram and Hanuman is showcased, has started a discussion. Social media is...

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Is there a hope for sanity in India?

The results of the five station elections make us wonder if there is any hope for sanity in India. Is it whither India? Or is it just wither India, the India of Gandhi and Nehru? Across the country the more secular liberal sections are wringing their hands in despair, more aghast than ever...

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