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From Thalainagaram to Thala

I did not go to the Capital nor could I follow the happenings fully owing to my Hindi handicap. Still I had kept track of the Delhi polls very studiously by all possible ways. Apart from the professional call, the interest was also propelled by an earnest eagerness to understand how our electoral democracy is evolving.

 

The mute point

Since I plan to write about freedom of expression today, I am afraid I must be very careful. That in a nutshell is the comic contradiction that mocks speakers, writers, thinkers, artistes, nay, virtually anyone who feels the urge to correct, convince or simply convey something. It looks, free sp... Read More >>

Why Not?

It is understandable that re-conversions and Sanskrit science are raising a lot more outrage than Peshawar or Paris amidst the secular brigade here. After all, are not the quixotic tantrums of the Togadia tribe deemed more dangerous than the bloody massacres unleashed by madca... Read More >>

Timely thoughts

The idea of Time has always befuddled scientists and spiritualists alike. While for the former it is a linear process running towards an unknown, but a certain, end in some distant future, for the latter, particularly in Bharath from yore, time has been cyclical, a ceaseless alternation of creat... Read More >>

The Inside Story

Not an uncommon experience this: An on-and-off joint ailment raising its ugly head without warning; a sudden shoulder surgery that puts even your arms at, er, arms length for weeks; and a long recuperation/therapy process that promises to be more painful than the pain that the painkillers killed... Read More >>

My Modi Dilemma

I           was impatiently awaiting news on Modi’s anointment as BJP’s PM candidate for an entirely different reason. All the hocus pocus in the lotus camp were upsetting my Friday deadline and when it became apparent that any decision could see light only by tw... Read More >>

Light of fancy

Lamps and light define Bharath’s households, not just its cultural traditions and religious festivals. Lighting a wicker, at least twice a day, is a daily routine, be it a humble hut or a huge palace. Deepavali, the festival of lights, is the highlight of this ageless, deeply ingrained practis... Read More >>

TN’s KYC: Know your ‘culture’

The national TV media and even many here don’t know their TN. How can there be cutouts condemning the judge or warning Kannadigas, they ask in all incredulous ignorance. Many of us also share the indignation but swallow it thanks to experience, compulsion or habit. Still some light needs to be... Read More >>

Objection overdone!

The sensational special court judgement in Jayalalithaa wealth case is a watershed. But it is the post-verdict scenario that stumps our senses. The reactions and arguments that are on parade since then raise more questions than the verdict itself does.

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Small is beautiful

The gene of entrepreneurship is deeply embedded in every Indian. Bharat had embarked on an industrious journey even in ancient times when societies were primarily agrarian.

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