Tamilnadu govt staff set to get bonanza

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Talk on epic character Bhishmar

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Overcoming trauma to become donor

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Aguero stars as Man City sink Monaco in thriller

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Shooters impress new foreign rifle coach

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Cranks Corner


Now that India’s campaign in the World T20 has sadly ended, we can, for a relaxing diversion, focus on some side issues like Tamil Nadu elections.  
We have been regularly receiving questions from readers on the various aspects of Tamil Nadu polls and we have decided to take them up this week because it would help us think up even lesser number of than we usually do to fill this column up. 


Q: We will start off with the Election Commission. How good is its work in the run-up to the polls?


Spots of bother

If you have been following the World T20 games you would be worried by the sharp fall in the standards of the core aspect of modern-day cricket, the television ads.


The commercials out there are more hopeless than Shahid Afridi’s captaincy, which is as good as describing som... Read More >>

Hug de India

I think the time has come for us to take a firm and collective stand against the growing social menace of hugging.

As of now, it is prevalent  only in certain urban pockets. But that is no reason for us to be complacent. Because so were low-waist ... Read More >>

It takes three to trend

‘With the dates for polls announced this week, sweaty anticipation and nervy excitement is sweeping the length and breadth of this politically sensitive State of Tamil Nadu’.


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PF rules, highway robbery & other stories

The beauty of the Union Budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is that it is all-inclusive as there is something for everyone to complain about. 


The biggest lament has come from the middle-class, which in India comprise those  –- we are quoting here from the Fi... Read More >>

Violence mars Vadivelu

If anyone is looking to coin a new ‘collective noun’ for journalists, my suggestion is: ‘Vadivelu’.


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God, gimme a break!

On the Valentine’s Day week, this column, which has a keen sense of occasion, will take up the topic that may be close to the hearts of many youngsters in romance: What is the best way to break up from a love affair?


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Let’s Fest

Literary Festivals, or to use its imaginative intellectual abbreviation Lit Fests, are the biggest things in the media scene these days. 


As ever, Crank’s Corner gives you a lucid lowdown on what they are and what it takes to conduct them:  


What is a li...

Licence to Bull

(This is from the diary of my trip to Alanganallur Jallikattu more than two decades back) We, my friend Kesavan and I, arrived at Alanganallur, which if I were writing a travel feature in a glossy magazine would describe as, ‘beautifully bucolic, filled with people full of old-world ethos and ... Read More >>

Double-fault with dosai

Without sounding boastful, I would say that I pretty much fancy my chances against Stan Wawrinka on the field of play with a tennis ball.


Okay, for the sake of clarity, I need to mention that the game I have in mind is cricket, which, as evidenced by Stan’s show at the Chenn... Read More >>


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