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Can concept of Karma help judges decide judgements?

Can concept of Karma help judges decide judgements?

While taking a sympathetic view of a policeman facing multiple disciplinary proceedings in the police department, the Madras high court had said that the policeman should undergo the consequences of only some of his misconduct, not all. Justice S Srimathy, who gave...

DMK alliance: RSS route march brings out fissures

DMK alliance: RSS route march brings out fissures

The plans of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to carry out route marches at 50 places in Tamil Nadu has brought out the fissures within the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) alliance as the Dravidian party’s allies are visibly unhappy with Chief Minister MK Stalin’s...

RSS rally: Will AIADMK govt show the way for DMK? 

RSS rally: Will AIADMK govt show the way for DMK? 

Following the state police submission to the high court that permission for an RSS rally would be considered if it were not to be held on Gandhi Jayanthi (October 2), the court ordered that the rally be held on November 6. The RSS rally has had a troubled history with...

PS-1: Mani Ratnam lost in the Chola maze

PS-1: Mani Ratnam lost in the Chola maze

Ponniyin Selvan sticks to the script. It's less a Mani Ratnam movie and more a faithful adaptation of Kalki's novel. Raja Raja Chozhan was a glorious emperor, about whom Kalki wrote a well-researched story Ponniyin Selvan in the early 1950s – serialized in the Kalki...

Fantasy cricket apps are little different from online rummy

Fantasy cricket apps are little different from online rummy

The recent ban on online rummy by the Tamil Nadu government has thrown the focus on online gambling affecting the lives and health of our people. The Tamil Nadu government has decided to pass a law banning online rummy and poker. This was decided at a recent cabinet...

Is MK Stalin secular or pseudo-secular?

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...

Warning: Violence on screen is injurious to YOUR kids

Warning: Violence on screen is injurious to YOUR kids

Tamil actor Ajith’s new film poster released recently showed him lying while holding a child in one hand and a gun in another. In a shot in a recent film Kamal Haasan appeared, playing guitar quite engrossed, even as he held a gun in his grip. In a poster of a film in...

1980 conference a turning point for Narikuravars

1980 conference a turning point for Narikuravars

The union government’s decision to include Narikuravars in the list of Scheduled Tribes – a welcome migration from the MBC list - has not come out of the blue. It is a hard-earned final victory for the long suppressed people’s struggle of sweat, tears and blood. The...

Why Modi government should save online journalism?

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....