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
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. Viswanathan 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
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
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
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
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?
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
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?
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
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
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
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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