Saturday, 22 January, 2022

Topic: Chennai

Palaniswami govt gets a breather after split verdict on disqualification of 18 AIADMK MLAs

The High Court verdict has come as a sign of relief to K.Palaniswami's government as there is no threat to its stability. Chennai: In a relief...

Why foreign investors don’t put their money in north Indian states

Regardless of a flurry of investment summits across north India, no major northern state attracts any meaningful share of FDI.

ACJ sexual harassment row: Deja vu as chairman says college targeted for being liberal

The statement came a day after a group of 30 people went public with their complaint against professor Sadanand Menon, and the college reportedly refused to take action.

Plugged-In: Simultaneous elections, Sengar detained by CBI & Modi’s damage control

The Modi government wants to see if ‘One Nation, One Election’ can actually work,

TalkPoint: Has IPL cricket become a target for political activism?

The IPL matches scheduled to be held in Chennai have now been moved to Pune after widespread protests over the Cauvery water distribution. Experts weigh in on the impact of the political activism on cricket.

Periyar would have been happy seeing how couples celebrated Valentine’s Day this year

Were he alive, Periyar would be happy to see such young couples defy rightwing moral policing

Talk Point: Is it okay for public figures & activists to bar journalists they don’t like?

Jignesh Mevani while addressing a press briefing in Chennai singled out a reporter from Republic TV, asking him to leave the briefing. Experts weigh in on the implications of Mevani's demand.

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File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.


The MacMahon Line, with Arunachal Pradesh marked in red | Source: US Department of Defence

Behind teen’s ‘abduction’ on LAC in Arunachal, a legacy of colonial maps, empires and wars

It's not clear which side of LAC Miram Taron was on when he was ‘kidnapped’. Different perceptions of the border in India & China and competing maps make this tricky ground.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.