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Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra

Jayendra Saraswathi was a reformist whose work was overshadowed by court cases

Jayandra Saraswathi had tried to break the hold of the Brahminical orthodoxy over the Kanchi math and make it more egalitarian.
Narendra Modi holding up the peace sign

Do your math. You will see that Modi increasingly looks like a one-term Prime Minister

The BJP has not shown any signs of improving its tally in its weak large states such as West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Paddy field in Thanjavur, Tamilnadu | Flickr

SC’s verdict leaves us high and dry, say farmers in Tamil Nadu’s Cauvery Delta

Farmers and the opposition allege that the state government has not done enough to ensure that Tamil Nadu gets at least 205 TMC of Cauvery water.   
A young couple takes a selfie in front of the Taj Mahal replica

Periyar would have been happy seeing how couples celebrated Valentine’s Day this year

Were he alive, Periyar would be happy to see such young couples defy rightwing moral policing
O Panneerselvam, TTV Dhinakaran, M.K.Stalin, Vishal

A Tamil Nadu bypoll will decide the future of 4 leaders, 2 parties & alliances

OPS, EPS, Dinakaran, and Stalin's futures are at stake in R.K. Nagar. It will also indicate new political alliances before the 2019 LS polls.

On Camera

PM Narendra Modi | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

4 reasons why Modi remains in the hunt for a second term

Without these 4 factors, Modi & BJP’s fortunes would have been sunk by govt's dismal performance on the economy, jobs & reckless steps like demonetisation.
GoT

Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.

Defence

After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?