Thursday, 6 October, 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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Rahul Gandhi addresses a gathering in Mysuru, Karnataka | PTI

Six reasons why Bharat Jodo Yatra isn’t simply a routine political ‘tamasha’

As in football, so in politics: Ball possession matters. So much so that even the troubles in Rajasthan couldn’t derail the positivity of the Bharat Jodo Yatra.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services at 6th Indian Mobile Congress 1 October 2022 | Representational image | The Print

Data vs atta, petrol, LPG: How dirt-cheap mobile internet contrasts with surging food, fuel prices

Analysis of govt data shows that while price of mobile data is one-twentieth of what it was 6 yrs ago, LPG price is up 73%, atta prices up by over 28%.

Defence

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Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

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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