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Politics

As time runs out for Sasikala, she makes a splash

In a symbolic move indicating that Jayalalithaa's aide V K Sasikala was preparing herself for a legal and perception battle for control over the AIADMK, she pulled off a coup by unveiling a plaque at MGR's T Nagar residence calling herself 'party general secretary'...

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Culture

How ancient Chennaivasis buried their dead

It seems ancient Chennaivasis believed in reincarnation. Their burial monuments testify to this. They didn’t cremate the dead but buried them. On top of the burial ground, they raised the stone monuments. Recent research has shown that Chennai has been continuously...

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Politics

PTR makes peace; painful reforms postponed

Like Manmohan Singh, Tamil Nadu’s Finance Minister PTR Palanivel Thiaga Rajan has learned quickly that good economics is bad politics. Much of the promises in his White Paper on the state’s financial position, regarding re-structuring and minimizing the amount of...

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Culture

A family of veteran nagaswaram artistes

Three nagaswaram artistes on stage was itself an awe-inspiring sight. For the artistes, it seemed routine. Throughout the concert they played naturally. Within five minutes of playing, they left a mark on the listener – evidence that they were veterans. The trio...

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