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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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CultureOpinion

Bigg Boss Tamil 5: Voyeurs welcome

The buildup is there. Bigg Boss 5 kicked off on October 3 with Kamal Haasan saying viewers should expect the unexpected. The critical views of Abhishek, a participant, on Bigg Boss have gone viral on social media. Though this season promises to be different, what...

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