Friday, 30 September, 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


Representational image| File photo of students writing a test | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.
File photo of the Amazon logo pictured inside the company's office in Bengaluru | Reuters/Abhishek N. Chinnappa

Amazon India ties up with influencers for ‘live-stream shopping’ to drive festive season sales

Live-stream shopping events are hugely popular in China, with the feature being used by Alibaba Group Holding's Taobao & Bytedance's Douyin and driving millions of dollars in sales.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.