The PMK is fine [for an alliance] with any party, other than Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, according to S. Ramadoss, the party's founder. Claiming that the two main Dravidian parties had neglected the ... The Hindu, 1 week ago
A Correspondent: "90 per cent of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam cadre are Hindus" -- This statement by M K Stalin has created tremors in the party. Stalin's statement is being interpreted in the context of his visit to a Vaishavite temple where he received honours like Angawastharam and crowning his head with silk clothes etc. He ate Tulsi and drank the holy water, which is the residual after bathing the Vaishavite God. Rival All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leaders describe ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
India's experience with prohibition is chequered. Here's a quick look at how nine Indian states that tried to stop drinking have fared so far Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has declared a ban on the sale of liquor from 1 April next year. Photo: ...Livemint.com, 19 hours ago
Being Dravidian: 'Institutionalisation of caste in Tamil Nadu politics was solely due to DMK chief Karunanidhi'
Tho Paramasivan, better known as Tho Pa, smiles his withering smile despite the niggling pain of an amputated foot. The 65-year-old writer, retired Professor of Tamil at Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, researcher of temples for three decades and ...Firstpost.com, 4 days ago 'Institutionalisation of caste in Tamil Nadu politics ... Firstpost.com, 4 days ago
'The Chennai floods in particular clearly show there is a nexus between corruption, disaster, destruction and death.' 'Urban development in India is the source of all corruption.' Image: Army soldiers step up to the rescue in Chennai as the city went under rain water. Photograph: Ministry of Defence spokesperson on Twitter. M G Devasahayam, a former Indian Administrative Service officer who has worked in urban planning, energy, utility management (public transport, electricity), ...Rediff.com, 5 days ago India: Heavy rains and floods kill over 100 in Tamil Nadu World Socialist Web Site, 1 week ago Tamil Nadu parties condemn folk singer's arrest Yahoo! India, 4 weeks ago Lawyer held for 'derogatory' post against Jayalalithaa Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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Courting controversy: Strikes called by lawyers are a fairly common occurence in India. Picture shows lawyers protesting in Jaipur in 2013 against a police lathi- charge on them. Photo: Rohit Jain Paras No professional community organises protests ...The Hindu, 1 month ago
Asia Times News & Features, South Asia Cinema has, since time immemorial, been used as a political weapon. Hitler and Mussolini had movies made to propagate fascism, and the Venice Film Festival, the oldest such event in the world which started in ...Asia Times Online, 2 months ago
A day after India and Sri Lanka decided to renew its efforts to address the vexed ethnic issue in the island nation, Tamil Nadu on Wednesday stepped up pressure on the Narendra Modi government for an international probe against alleged human rights violations and war crimes committed in 2009 in Northern Sri Lanka. In a resolution adopted in the assembly, the Jayalalithaa government sought diplomatic efforts by India to change any possible pro-Lanka stand adopted by America in the United Nation ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
‘I will call the GST Bill a self-goal by the BJP’ ‘You and I are going to pay more into the hands of the government’ ‘Tax terrorism has come back in a much bigger way’ Chartered accountant and commentator M R Venkatesh on why the GST Bill will cost the BJP dear. M R Venkatesh, a chartered accountant by profession, is also a columnist and a commentator on international trade and economic affairs. He has also authored quite a few books, and the latest ones are ...Rediff.com, 10 hours ago
Sonia Gandhi After the Bihar verdict and in the midst of the winter session of Parliament, the Congress has realised the wisdom of the old adage: "There is always strength in numbers." Reduced to its lowest numerical strength in the 2014 polls ...Business Standard India, 18 hours ago
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