Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
TopicJ Jayalalithaa

Topic: J Jayalalithaa

CEO or showman? From Modi to Jayalalithaa, the roles political outsiders take up in India

In ‘The People of India,’ Srirupa Roy writes how since the 1980s, the CEO figure has been valorised as an effective political agent opposed to corruption and inefficiency in Indian politics.

How the wet grinder revolutionised Coimbatore’s industrial hub

In 2015, there were over 700 units in the Coimbatore district alone, producing over 75,000 wet grinders each month and employing more than 20,000 people directly.

Justice Arumughaswamy commission assigned to probe J Jayalalithaa’s death, submits report

Justice Arumughaswamy later spoke to reporters and said that a 500-odd pages report in English and around 600 pages in Tamil was prepared after hearing about 150 witnesses.

‘Investment’ or ‘corruption’ doesn’t matter, TN politicians & voters just love freebie culture

The Madras HC has said the state’s freebie culture is making voters lazy. While political parties say freebies are essential, experts say it’s all part of the political game. 

Amma’s memories, sour dosa & wishes for my ‘paati’ — a reporter’s day in western Tamil Nadu

iWitness — the story behind the story of ThePrint journalists’ experiences on assignment.

Kamaraj, MGR & Jaya, BJP is using them all to fight ‘North Indian outsider’ tag in Tamil Nadu

With no local icon, BJP's election campaign in Tamil Nadu is leaning on its 'politics of borrowing'. Congress says people won’t fall for it, DMK takes a dig for using K. Kamaraj.

Sasikala learnt from Jayalalithaa the art of making comebacks. In retreat lies her politics

Sasikala is no stranger to highs and lows, just when you thought she would fade away into oblivion, she makes a comeback.

Sasikala’s AIADMK entry looks tough but corruption never stopped Jayalalithaa from comebacks

Tamil Nadu has had a long history of corruption going back to 1976 when the DMK government of Karunanidhi was dismissed on graft charges.

Narendra Modi is ruling India as if it was another state and he is still a chief minister

PM Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah have brought to the capital what they know best — the tried and tested best-practices from the 'CM model of governance'.

Sasikala’s return, MK Stalin’s ‘Vel act’ — what’s in store for upcoming Tamil Nadu polls

In episode 670 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta talks about how Sasikala’s return is unlikely to have an impact since no one has taken her to be a natural successor to Jayalalithaa.

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File photo of Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar | Reuters

Ishaq Dar, new Pakistan finance minister—a Nawaz Sharif’s mole in Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet

Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results, Albert Einstein said. But Paksitanis don't get it--Dar's been appointed FM for the fifth time.
Beneficiaries of the PM-GKAY PDS centre in Odisha | Representational image | ANI

Free grains, fuel tax deferred – Gujarat, HP on its mind, Modi govt puts politics over economy

RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.

Defence

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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