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Messi for Madurai!

Recently on the day Argentina lost to Chile in the Copa America finals, violent clashes reportedly erupted between some fans of Brazil and Argentina. To all those wondering ‘what is so great about football fans rioting, don’t they always do?’, the thing to note is these clashes happened in... Read More >>

$%&@ Off

Back from a long vacation last week, I naturally had a lot of official work to attend, and the most urgent one turned out to be watching Udta Punjab, the controversial movie that has bravely thrown light on the stuff that a major cross section of Punjabi populace seems to be tragically addicted ... Read More >>

Tea with Sachinkanth!

(As promised last week, I pick up from where I left ---- on the hilly highway between Munnar and Thekkady).

 

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In the Doc!

Last week I went for an eye checkup.  I get this annual eye test done every four or five years.

Left to myself, I will have this annual test once a decade or some such. For, I hate this drops-administered dilation of pupils after which for the res... Read More >>

Thunder Down Under

I hope the critics who constantly carp that this column does not take up matters of serious substance will be happy with the choice of subject this week: Men’s underwear.

 

That it is an important topic that I should write about became apparent to me when a shop assistant in a... Read More >>

Let’s put vote da

Looks like just the other day we were discussing the relative merits of the various candidates in the constituencies and how all of them seemed absolute twerps, and this week we have reached a stage where we have to go out and vote for one of them.

 

The choice before lay voters... Read More >>

Roller Ghoster Ride

I see no political party in poll-bound Tamil Nadu has chosen to address the chief social menace that the State is reeling under for the last two-three years.  I am, as you would have likely guessed, referring to the problem of ghost movies, generally known in the circles as ‘horror films’.<... Read More >>

Terminal Truths

Looking back on the incident in which a CISF personnel picked me out from a long queue for extra security search at the Chennai airport last week, I should confess that the mistake was entirely mine: I did not speak or understand Hindi. This may be Tamil Nadu. And I am a complete Tamilian. Still... Read More >>

Fort of call

In our unrelenting coverage of events and locations connected to Tamil Nadu elections, this week we take a historic look at that place where all the elected MLAs get down to work: the stately campus of Fort St George, which, needless to say, houses the all-important the defence canteen where you... Read More >>

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