2017 Union Budget: The Balancing Act We Miss To See

The Union Budget brings us some fresh thoughts as every other year, the expectant populace waits for sops to be announced and some get happy about it, while some are not. The Budget, by the way, is a zero sum endeavor; it must balance revenues with

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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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Understanding The Whats And Whys Of Jallikattu—Part 1

The Tami Nadu government has passed the bill amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act with the support of the Centre to allow the conduct of Jallikattu, a sport  which is considered to be an integral part of the festival of Pongal. At t

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Jallikattu's Importance In Conservation And Culture Needs To Be Acknowledged

As outlined in part 1 of this series, most supporters of jallikattu have not only been peaceful, but have displayed an excellent spirit of solidarity and set an example for any future conflict with the authorities. It is crucial at this point to anal

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