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What is happening to Jayalalitha?

To be honest, it is not clear at all. She is certainly not running amok despite those defamation cases. Some silly, mean harassment, yes, but not exactly any major persecution. Whoever arrested so far...

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A.Raja : DMK’s dark horse !

The homecoming of Andimuthu Raja this week was marked by pomp and fanfare. Both the DMK party and A.Raja appear to have embarked on a game plan to project him as a martyr crucified...

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Law sometimes catches up…

Pramod Kumar IPS, a directly recruited IPS officer from Bihar allotted to the Tamil Nadu cadre, is finally behind bars. He was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation Wednesday afternoon at New Delhi.  ...

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A State of ‘Encounters’: Madhumita Dutta

A State of ‘Encounters’: Madhumita Dutta APRIL 15, 2012 tags: Chennai Police, encounter deaths, Velachery incident by Nivedita Menon This guest post has been written by MADHUMITA DUTTA, a Chennai-based activist and writer, in conversation with Savukku Shankar, a...

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Elusive Justice.

The Indian judiciary has a long history of upholding human values and fundamental rights.  Whenever the state crosses the ‘lakshman rekha’ it was the judiciary which interfered and put spokes in the path of...

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The Last Lear

Gandhi, the Congress party president, had come to Chennai—along with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and two former prime ministers—to join the celebrations marking Karunanidhi’s 50th anniversary as a legislator, an unprecedented milestone in Indian politics. But on this humid summer day, as thousands of his followers from across the state converged on the burning sands to celebrate their leader’s longevity, the then 83-year-old chief minister of Tamil Nadu had something else on his mind.