Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicKarunanidhi

Topic: Karunanidhi

How MK Stalin can preserve power in Tamil Nadu using gorilla politics

MK Stalin comes with extraordinary aspirations. If Tamil Nadu's new CM takes care of the ordinary, 'the extraordinary will take care of itself'.

‘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. 

Ramps to reservations — Karunanidhi’s political legacy includes infrastructure for disabled

In ‘Karunanidhi: A Life’, A.S. Panneerselvan writes about Muthuvel Karunanidhi, the man who became a metaphor for modern Tamil Nadu.

Palaniswami is Tamil Nadu’s survivor-in-chief, he doesn’t need to be Jayalalithaa or MGR

That the AIADMK govt didn’t fall and served out the full term is a testimony to Palaniswami’s political instinct and capability.

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.

DMK lacks leadership, will split after 2021 TN assembly polls, Karunanidhi’s son Alagiri says

In an interview to ThePrint, M.K. Alagiri, the eldest son of late DMK patriarch Karunanidhi, also said he has not decided to float his own party yet.

Stifled in DMK, Congress, can BJP tolerate ‘outspoken’ Khushbu?

DMK leaders say Khushbu Sundar's efforts to balance her cinema and political career worked against her. But for the new BJP entrant, her 'Muslim' side is as much a battle.

Karunanidhi failed board exams thrice. Annadurai told him to study, not write on revolution

In Karunanidhi: The Definitive Biography, Vaasanthi writes about Karunanidhi’s reaction when Annadurai told him to stop sending articles on youth revolution.

Udhayanidhi Stalin – Tamil filmstar, Karunanidhi heir & DMK’s latest dynastic entrant

Udhayanidhi’s appointment as DMK's youth wing secretary is being seen as a clear message that the succession line would remain within the family.

Sivaji Ganesan, the actor who even Marlon Brando was said to be in awe of

In a 40-year career, Sivaji Ganesan emerged as the doyen of Tamil cinema, a rare actor who used the method acting style to reach the top.

On Camera

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Badhaai Do poster | Zee Studios

Badhaai Do shows a lavender marriage. It hurts LGBT+ fight in post-377 India

‘Badhaai Do’ starring Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar shows a gay man marrying a lesbian woman to get their families off their backs.
A foreign currency dealer speaks on a telephone in a dealing room of Hana Bank in Seoul | Representational image | Bloomberg

Foreigners cash out of key Asian emerging markets ahead of Federal Reserve meet

Overseas funds have sold a net $3.1 billion worth of shares in Taiwan, South Korea and India this week. That follows $4.9 billion of withdrawals last week, highest since August.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

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.
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