Tamilnadu govt staff set to get bonanza

Chennai: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today announced formation of a committee to...... Read More >>

Talk on epic character Bhishmar

Chennai: Writer P N Parasuraman will deliver a talk on epic character Bhishmar as part of '...... Read More >>

Overcoming trauma to become donor

Chennai: It is not easy to take a decision at any point in life but the most difficult must be to...... Read More >>

Aguero stars as Man City sink Monaco in thriller

Manchester: Sergio Aguero starred as Manchester City beat Monaco 5-3 in a breathless and...... Read More >>

Shooters impress new foreign rifle coach

New Delhi: They may not have been setting the stage ablaze in recent times but newly-appointed...... Read More >>



Point Blank

Liberal zealots

Statutory warning 1: Mob lynching is bad, be it over books, beef, FB posts and pork too.


Statutory warning 2: Those indulging in it, across religions, regions, caste, class or affiliations, must be identified and punished under the law of the land.
Statutory sundries: All societal, personal and moral norms that govern elementary human behaviour also apply.


Black money & White wash

As a true citizen of TN alias Tinsel Nadu, I am always deeply agitated whenever a calamity befalls a beloved cinestar. The ‘calamity’ could range from something as simple as a pimple on an otherwise spotless cheek to WhatsApp memes to serious financial troubles to censor woes to IT raids. Th... Read More >>

A sage for all ages

In the passing away of Swami Dayananda Saraswati the nation has lost a revered Guru, who saw himself as a philosopher-teacher (as opposed to a mada adhipathi). This distinction is important to understand the great Guru and put his immeasurable contributions in proper perspecti... Read More >>

Bane of bans

Ideally, I would like to thrash that guy smoking with relish and spewing toxins in style on his kid sitting on the lap. But that, thrashing someone and not smoking, is a criminal offence. It’s difficult also to resist the  temptation to trample on the tippler sprawled on the street after a bu... Read More >>

Grumblings galore

Agitations top the charts presently. From ex-servicemen to Patels to trade unions to small groups to families to some isolated individuals, the landscape is littered with agitationists of all hue. Suddenly, strikes, sit-ins, dharnas, fasts or some such sort of protest are all over the place. Read More >>

To hurt is human

‘There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy’


That’s Shakespeare-speak from Hamlet. Forget heaven, which at present sights, looks well beyond our reach; there are enough things to not dream, but dread, just on this earth. ‘... Read More >>

Chennai: Cheers and tears

I am one of those who staunchly believe that Chennai predates its official birthday, chosen by some ‘colonial cousins’, by several centuries. I am pretty certain Mylapore and Triplicane, to mention just two areas, were not ‘founded’ by the British nor can Chennai be confined to the walls... Read More >>

Taiwan Tales

For most, ‘Made in Taiwan’ is more familiar than Taiwan itself. It therefore turned out to be a journey of discovery for me during a week-long visit to the island as part of a delegation of Asian journalists.


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A modest marvel

Something else about Dr Abdul Kalam evokes more pathos than his death. He failed to impact our lives. Now wait before you reach for the nearest missile or a choice cuss word. I was about to add it was not his fault that he was a misfit in a polity and society that held little value for the thing... Read More >>

Whining over wine

TN alias Tipplernadu may often be water starved, but rarely thanni starved. Ever since the bottle was uncorked in the early seventies, liquor has flooded this rational-cum-religious State as much as flattery, freebies and foul cash. The addiction looks set. The State budget is banking on booze a... Read More >>


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