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Point Blank

Familiar farce

Nothing brings out the duplicity and diligence of Tamilnadu politicos as lingo loyalty does. Suddenly there is a race to the battlefront to protect Tamil that ‘predates sand and stone’. The provocation for the war cry from here is an advisory of the Ministry of Home Affairs directing that all official announcements on social media be made in Hindi, the familiar foe.


Happy changes; horrible status quos

he odd feeling of change and status quo co-existing is not wholly misplaced. The more things appear to have altered the more they seem to remain the same after some period or even in instant incisive scrutiny. But, deja vu, the ‘been there, seen it’ syndrome, is not always a construct of the... Read More >>

Making sense of insensitivity

hat does ‘being sensitive’ mean? The term in common parlance refers to a positive trait. The scale of sensitivity applies to both individuals and society. But when the term finds usage more in its opposite form, prefixed by the ominous ‘in’, does it mean ‘insensitivity’ has become th... Read More >>

Great Expectations

Never before has one man personified so much hope and trust; nor has any single individual been vested with such huge responsibility. Even those who swear by democracy, systems and team work concede the role that Modi’s leadership could play in governance as it did in the polls. His shoulders ... Read More >>

India Reborn

Narendra Modi’s icon is (Narendra-turned) Swami Vivekananda and not without reason. It was Swamiji who invoked this ancient land’s glories and spoke about the power of an individual and what he or she can achieve if only the person strengthens the will and remains steadfast in action. He aro... Read More >>

Calm before storm

Tiring. A simple but apt term that describes the over sixty-day grind, that leaves an entire nation panting for breath. All the thrills of a throbbing democratic exercise that involved a billion people were present in great abundance throughout, but at the end of it all, the o... Read More >>

TN’s trysts with terror

The week started with the tragic news of the death of a Chennai Major, Mukund Varadarajan, up in distant Kashmir fighting Hizbul Mujahideen militants. The weekend is abuzz with the twin bomb blasts deep down in Chennai at Central station that took the life of 24-year-old Swati, an unsuspecting p... Read More >>

The missing ink

The lukewarm to poor voter turnout in the key metros of India is perhaps the unkindest cut on democracy. You can have our voice but not necessarily our vote, seems to be the urbanites’ answer to the national call of duty. The most noisy crowd on national issues feels nary a compulsion to follo... Read More >>

An electoral multiplex

There is probably a good reason why the Election Commission chose Thursday 24 April instead of Friday the 25th for polling in TN. As a tradition barring occasional deviations new movies get released on Fridays nationally, but the EC probably wanted to be extra cautious in this Tinsel Nadu. It do... Read More >>

Our finger 'print' everywhere

It is quite frustrating for a self-styled political ‘calumnist’ to be pushed into a forced sabbatical, particularly during poll time when professional, patriotic and personal calls of duties beckon. The mental pain is much the more when it is your arms, the deliverer of wisecracks and wisdom... Read More >>


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