Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Topic: MGR

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.

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.

AIADMK founder MGR was also the first film actor to become a chief minister in India

Maruthur Gopalan Ramachandran, popularly known as MGR, is fondly remembered as that actor who made millions swoon and was a champion of the poor.

Janaki Ramachandran, the first woman chief minister of Tamil Nadu who ruled for 24 days

The intense political rivalry and machinations between Janaki and Jayalalithaa changed the course of the AIADMK after MGR's death.

Here’s why Arun Jaitley didn’t shake hands with PM Narendra Modi

The union minister, recovering after a kidney transplant, is following the ‘Namaste’ line of treatment that requires strict precautions.

Prakash Raj on playing Karunanidhi in Iruvar: He told me I came close but not enough

We met regularly, and he adored me. I fought with him too, but he always took my criticism in his stride and was open to debate on any subject. 

Remembering Jayalalithaa: Those she put in power are parading her coffin for votes

It is so sad that no one is standing up for a woman, who was a strong protector for the entire state.

This tiny biography of ‘Amma’ tells little about her personal life

The emergence of the Amma phenomenon in Tamil Nadu and the reason behind it do not find any mention in ‘The Empress’

On Camera


How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.