South India’s first ‘Seeds for Needs’ project will help farmers grow lost varieties of seeds and distribute them to other farmers.
Divya Bharathi and her supporters wonder if the timing and very public nature of her arrest were meant to intimidate her into silence on the subject of manual scavenging.
Amid a huge crisis that transcends the drought, some farmers of the region have died due to shock, while many others have committed suicide.
Labour ministry data shows that the national average of placements by employment exchanges in 2015 stood at a mere 0.57%.
The Todas of Bikkapathimund village in the Nilgiri hills of Tamil Nadu collect honey in the gentlest of ways.
DMK chief M.K. Stalin said a CBI probe would throw light on bribes allegedly received by people with vested interests and related tax evasion.
A fortnightly column reflecting on chapters of India’s political past that are relevant today.
Tamil Dalit feminist poet Sukirtharani opens up about her childhood, her Dalit identity in poetry and the Dalit women’s resistance.
The rejection of the imposition of Hindi is both an attempt to reject cultural homogenisation from the north and an expression of the desire for economic mobility by choosing English.
The Tamil Nadu government conducted three tests in different states before confirming the positive case of Zika virus.
R. Kannan’s biography of MGR offers an objective insightful portrait of a matinee-idol turned politician who had monopolised the story of Tamil Nadu.
Nearly 1,000 cinema halls in the state have been shut since July 3 with exhibitors going ahead with their stir to protest imposition of 30% local body tax in addition to 28% GST.
Tamil Nadu is the only state to have imposed an additional 30% entertainment tax in addition to the GST for film trade.
A declining fertility rate – and hence a fall in student population – in Tamil Nadu, along with an improvement in youth literacy indicates that the state must focus on quality of education rather than building more schools.
While suicides and shock deaths have seen a sudden spike in Tamil Nadu’s Cauvery delta region, the government does not believe the drought is the cause and is continuing to direct water away from rural areas.
The CM was responding to DMK leader M. K. Stalin and Congress members who raised the issue of EC asking the state chief electoral officer to lodge a police case on the alleged bribing of voters in R K Nagar constituency in north Chennai.
The cows were being taken for a national cattle breeding programme, the ‘Rashtriya Gokul Mission’, which aims to preserve indigenous cattle breeds.
The Tamil Nadu Postal Department has recently seen a spike in the number of people from Haryana excelling in their recruitment exams – including in the Tamil language.
Farmers of Vedaranayam in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu are surviving the current drought by growing diverse crops that suit their soil, despite the failure of the rains and not getting water from the Cauvery River for many years.
Fear and hope were two reasons why Peter Jones stayed silent for so long.
The political vacuum in Tamil Nadu comes at a time when the divergence between the fundamental interests of the state and India are beginning to accelerate owing to demographic trends.
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Apart from economic gains and increased production, mixed cropping has helped a Tamil Nadu farmer save on water for irrigation – a precious resource in the drought ridden region.
What happens when the things you do to earn a living no longer find a place in contemporary life?
Farmers in the southern reaches of Pudukottai district in Tamil Nadu have turned to agroforestry to boost incomes after falling groundwater levels and overuse of chemical fertilisers made agriculture unsustainable in the area.
R. Baskaran has been studying climatic variations and planning his crops accordingly to achieve a good yield, even under drought conditions.
DMK working president M.K. Stalin courted arrest in the Cauvery delta region of Tiruvarur, Tamil Nadu.
The factors the finance commission takes into account when deciding the state share of central taxes appear to be awfully simplistic, even regressive.
Tamil Nadu Cabinet Revolts, Dumps Dhinakaran and Sasikala; Talks on for Merger of EPS-OPS Factions of AIADMK
The AIADMK (Amma) group is open to a merger with the O. Panneerselvam faction but the details have not yet been worked out.
“All the 123 MLAs and all ministers are of the same view. The rule of Amma should continue and two-leaves symbol (of AIADMK) should be retrieved,” finance minister D. Jayakumar said.
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There is one basic question no one is asking – where does the money come from?
An IT department probe, following widespread allegations of bribery, revealed that Rs 89 crore was likely routed for distribution to voters in R.K. Nagar.
Inconsequential to the state government yet fought fiercely – the effort of many aspirants to establish themselves as the late Jayalalithaa’s ‘true political heir’ makes R.K. Nagar a key by-poll.
The sanitation ministry has stated that efforts should be made to ensure that members of the community are “recognised as equal citizens”.
In ‘When Crime Pays’, Milan Vaishnav explores the factors that influence voter demand for candidates with criminal reputations, showing that voters prefer them not despite their dubious record but because of it.
Women in this Tamil Nadu village would be baffled by Census 2011 figures which claim that the number of women who work in rural areas are fewer than men.
As the land around them gets acquired for industry, villagers in Tamil Nadu have found religion is the best way to lay claim to what they can.
It takes months of hard work to find water in Sivagangai, Tamil Nadu. Meet the people who dig wells for a living.