In a world increasingly defined by new media and a satellite television network no longer monopolised by political parties, mass films are perhaps no longer the only path to mass politics.
The caste system has always been based on collusion between multiple hegemonic forces. Periyar failed to recognise that.
With friends in powerful places, the Jaggi Vasudev-led Isha Foundation has been able to get away with allegations of land grab and illegal construction.
Last year, 30 students made the cut.
“There is freedom in cycling. We are not dependent on anyone now. I can never give this up.”
Justice M. Duraiswamy gave the order while hearing a batch of petitions challenging the disqualification of 18 rebel AIADMK MLAs belonging to the T.T.V. Dhinakaran camp.
The MLAs were disqualified under schedule 10 of the constitution which speaks about the anti-defection law.
Latest news updates from the world of work.
At the AIADMK general council meeting, a resolution was passed saying that office bearers appointed by J. Jayalalithaa before her death will continue in office.
To evaluate the role data plays, we need to understand if data in its modern avatar is more akin to being pey – a vampire-like evil spirit – or bhutham – a friendly ghost.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra issued notice to the state, asking it to maintain law and order and ensure that protests over the death of the 17-year-old Dalit girl do not disrupt daily life.
A comparative analysis of how Tamil Nadu and Karnataka approach their education reveals what the former is achieving, and why.
“It is evident he (Palaniswami) has no majority. Therefore, he should be asked (by the governor) to prove majority.”
The repatriated Indian fishermen were handed over to the Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Sarang’.
NEET privileges a CBSE mode of thinking that Anitha didn’t ever need to access because of Tamil Nadu’s educational reforms, which have defined a kind of success that the state has benefited immensely from.
Anitha, a 17-year-old Dalit girl, allegedly took her life after it become known that Tamil Nadu would not be exempt from the National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test.
There seems to be no end in sight to the tumult in the state’s politics since Jayalalithaa’s death last year, with the forces the BJP has been trying to crush only getting stronger.
The party is planning to hold a general council meeting where it will remove the jailed leader and nullify all appointments made by T.T.V. Dhinakaran.
As manufacturers struggle to come to terms with the uncertainties brought on by shifty weather and a bleaker future, the labourers find themselves the most vulnerable link.
Palaniswami and Panneerselvam are likely to arrive at the party headquarters in Chennai by noon and formalise the merger deal, party sources indicated.
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.