Vanguard departs and a people mourn

M Karunanidhi, towering leader of Tamil Nadu, died at Kauvery Hospital in Chennai Tuesday evening. He had been ill for over a week and had been hospitalized. For most part of his recent bout of illness, his vital organs stayed healthy but the hospital put out a...


DMK, Governor set on a collision course

The stage is set for a collision course between Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit, and the opposition party, DMK, in Tamil Nadu following the DMK black-flag protests and the statement war between the Raj Bhavan and DMK working president M K Stalin. While the...


Kamal’s party: Where MGR is no template

On February 21, from his modest housing board allotted home in RA Puram, M Kesavan, an auto driver, watched actor Kamal Haasan live on the news launching his political party from Madurai. Wasting no time, Kesavan quit from his position in the Mylapore division of the Congress party, of which he has been a member from the 90s. The following day, he registered online on Makkal Needhi Maiam’s (MNM) website. Not particularly tech savvy, he took the help of kids in the neighbourhood.


What next in Cauvery?

The Cauvery issue has severely tested the idea that India shall be a law-governed nation. The system is supposed to work based on checks and balances imposed by constitutionally mandated institutions, but successive Karnataka governments have repeatedly stressed in...

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