Tamils Show The World What A Civilised Protest Looks Like

'Vadivasal tirakkum varey, veedu vaasal tevai illai', was one of the many chants that echoed at Chennai's Marina beach. Tens of thousands of people have been protesting for the ban on Jallikattu to be revoked. For four days now, the longe

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J Jayalalithaa: The Iron Lady Of Tamil Nadu

She was only 16 years old when she starred opposite M.G.R in Ayirathil Oruvan. The entire cast & crew would stand up every time the veteran actor walked in, but the Church Park educated, English speaking Jayalalitha sat there with her legs crosse

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Captain Vijayakanth: King or Kingmaker?

Co-authored with Kasturi Ramanathan “Marubadiyum Kekkuraen, King aah? Kingmaker aah?” (I’m asking you again, King or Kingmaker?), Vijayakanth at a recent public rally with his party men was eloquent about how he wanted to be the K

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Amma's Comeback Might Just Be A Hell Lot Easier Than We Thought

India is a country of extreme weather, where droughts and floods can occur simultaneously in different regions. Having said so, the intensity of damage caused by them can be massively avoided with appropriate disaster response mechanisms from the gov

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Politics Over Release of Rajeev's Killers

It’s been almost 25 years since the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, but the debate on the release of his killers belonging to the  Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is far from over. The controversies and recalcitrant opinions related

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After 15+ Years in Parliament, Mani Shankar Aiyar Hangs his Boots

Full text of his farewell speech delivered in the Rajya Sabha on 16th March 2016: Mr. Chairman, Sir, twenty-five years ago, I first entered the sacred precincts of this Parliament as a Lok Sabha Member from Tamil Nadu. I have had the good

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