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Tamil Nadu | Will the EPS-OPS political rivalry sink the AIADMK?

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Tamil Nadu | Will the EPS-OPS political rivalry sink the AIADMK?

On display is Edappadi K Palaniswami’s inability to strike a decisive blow against O Panneerselvam despite having overwhelming support within the AIADMK general council, and perhaps the cadre too is pitching the AIADMK into more turbulent waters 

With Delhi visit, is MK Stalin preparing for a greater role in national politics?

POLITICS

With Delhi visit, is MK Stalin preparing for a greater role in national politics?

The DMK’s opposition to the BJP is often more extreme than the Congress or the communists on several issues. This, MK Stalin hopes, would give him an edge in putting together an anti-BJP front at the national level 

Election Results 2022 | BJP marches ahead, Opposition faces crisis of confidence

POLITICS

Election Results 2022 | BJP marches ahead, Opposition faces crisis of confidence

With a little over two years to go for the general elections, the March 10 results have given the BJP a big fillip as it seeks to cement its position as the natural party of governance. The Congress and regional parties will watch this result with anxiety 

Shane Warne added sheen to the game of cricket

TRENDS

Shane Warne added sheen to the game of cricket

Frailty in a star makes them even more charismatic. Shane Warne did have his flaws, mostly with his behaviour off the field. However, his shortcomings hardly dimmed the aura of his achievements

Virat Kohli chose to jump before being pushed

BUSINESS

Virat Kohli chose to jump before being pushed

Virat Kohli’s decision to step down as Test captain may have helped avert an even bigger confrontation with the BCCI in which there could have only been one winner. It will also help prolong his career in all formats of the game 

BCCI Vs Virat Kohli | Whoever wins, Indian cricket will be the loser

BUSINESS

BCCI Vs Virat Kohli | Whoever wins, Indian cricket will be the loser

The ball is now in the BCCI's court to respond to Virat Kohli's allegations. So far the response seems to have been through leaks from ‘sources’ that a show cause notice will be sent, and that Kohli was not accessible after the matches to the team, and even BCCI officials, etc.

Tamil Nadu Polls | TTV Dhinakaran is caught between a rock and a hard place

POLITICS

Tamil Nadu Polls | TTV Dhinakaran is caught between a rock and a hard place

TTV Dhinakaran’s efforts to ‘recapture’ the AIADMK from ‘traitors’ took a severe beating with VK Sasikala stepping aside from active politics and tacitly asking her supporters to back the AIADMK in the upcoming elections 

Puducherry Politics | A clueless Congress loses its toehold in South India

POLITICS

Puducherry Politics | A clueless Congress loses its toehold in South India

With assembly elections around the corner, it is possible to argue that V Narayanasamy’s loss is not as great as it may have been had he been toppled earlier. But it appears that the BJP has a plan for Puducherry, and removing Narayanasamy was an important part of it 

Telangana Politics | YS Sharmila’s indecipherable political move

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Telangana Politics | YS Sharmila’s indecipherable political move

How does YS Sharmila build a party in Telangana from scratch? She knows only too well the odds against her. So, why is she posturing? What is her real game? 

Dr. V Shanta’s contribution to cancer treatment in India has no parallel

INDIA

Dr. V Shanta’s contribution to cancer treatment in India has no parallel

Thousands of cancer patients are alive today because more than 60 years ago, a frail lady believed it was possible.

Driving away investors with acts of violence is the surest way to keep India poor

BUSINESS

Driving away investors with acts of violence is the surest way to keep India poor

Big business is welcome so long as it operates within the rules. The government must reach out to the public and explain that it is such large groups with their large investments that can help transform India faster

Courageous reforms in agriculture sector long overdue. Government must not yield now

MARKETS

Courageous reforms in agriculture sector long overdue. Government must not yield now

The farm laws are meaningful liberalisation-oriented reforms aimed at reducing government control over the agriculture sector. Buckling under pressure on this issue will set the clock back on reforms by several years

SC verdict on Chennai-Salem highway a boost for development

BUSINESS

SC verdict on Chennai-Salem highway a boost for development

In the past four years, Tamil Nadu has seen many protests against infrastructural and industrial projects. The Chennai-Salem expressway is one such project facing protests

Elections prove that there’s yet no political rival to Prime Minister Narendra Modi

BUSINESS

Elections prove that there’s yet no political rival to Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The Opposition needs to reinvent itself, but from where does it start? Into the seventh year of his term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not appear to have a rival as far as the eye can see

Cricket | Has MS Dhoni overstayed in the game?

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Cricket | Has MS Dhoni overstayed in the game?

This year it was sad to see Dhoni unable to time the ball or pierce the field, and generally struggle like an aged musician trying hard to hit the right notes

MS Dhoni’s legacy is far bigger than glittering trophies and towering statistics

BUSINESS

MS Dhoni’s legacy is far bigger than glittering trophies and towering statistics

His ability to treat triumph and disaster just the same, both of which he saw plenty of as India's captain, is integral to the making of the legend

74th Independence Day | Is room for reasoned debate shrinking?

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74th Independence Day | Is room for reasoned debate shrinking?

Freedom of speech and expression is one of the core principles at the heart of a true democracy. A genuinely nationalist narrative must ensure that all opinions are heard, however uncomfortable they may be

Jayaraj-Bennix killing | A fatal mix of police brutality and State inaction

INDIA

Jayaraj-Bennix killing | A fatal mix of police brutality and State inaction

The brutal custodial torture and killing of father-son duo Jayaraj and Bennix in Tamil Nadu has presented an opportunity to demand and push through the Prevention of Torture Bill that has been pending for over a decade

Modi Govt 2.0 | Centre-state ties go downhill

POLITICS

Modi Govt 2.0 | Centre-state ties go downhill

COVID-19 was a good opportunity for the Centre to repair relations with the states and rebuild trust. Instead, it seemed keener to use the crisis to emphasise its dominance, and show who the boss was

There’s hope in Tamil Nadu’s fight against COVID-19

POLITICS

There’s hope in Tamil Nadu’s fight against COVID-19

A few errors from the state government and the inevitable easing measures have countered the good work done so far—but, with one of the better public health systems in India, Tamil Nadu has the capability to flatten the curve

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