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Politics

Babri Masjid: When communists fail…

My neighbour of 30 years in Chennai knocked on my door recently and offered what seemed like temple prashad. He said he had gone to Ayodhya as part of a family pilgrimage that included Varanasi. My neighbour's politics is typically Tamil, or Dravidian, if you will. He wears his dislike of...

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Civic Issues

CMDA crosses 50 years: Time to assess

Urbanization has reached such a level in Tamil Nadu that the functioning of the CMDA (Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority) is under the lens now.  A failing CMDA is an indication of the poor state of urban governance in the state reflected in declining migration from villages. Seasonal...

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CMDA
Politics

Karnataka bandh: Vatal Nagaraj weighs in

Vatal Nagaraj, former MLA and head of Kannada Chaluvaliga, is not supporting the Sept 25 bandh called by political parties in Karnataka on Cauvery but speaks for some in the state when he says Karnataka has exclusive rights over Cauvery. He told inmathi.com: “I stand by my statement that the...

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Karnataka Bandh

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