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DMK/AIADMK – nominate to Rajya Sabha

In our July issue, I suggested the ruling AIADMK should consider offering a safe Rajya Sabha seat to Minister of External Affairs, S Jaishankar. The DMK could offer such a seat to Dr. Manmohan Singh. Such concepts are readily accepted in several other states, but political parties in Tamil Nadu

WALKING INTO THE SUNSET

India's world cup dreams lay shattered by one rank bad performance by what was otherwise a clinically sharp display. India lost because they were becoming arrogant and full of themselves. They lost because they were attributing everything good to one man, just as has been the practice in politics in recent

MODI MAGIC Voted for decisive action

The 68-year-old Narendra Damodardas Modi cruises to a second term in office. With that, he becomes the first non-Congress Prime Minister to return to power for a full five-year term. The BJP has won over 300 seats and with its partners, the NDA has a stunning tally of 350. The

South still elusive for the BJP

For 15 years, during 1999-2014, DMK was a vital constituent of the Central government. The considerable number of MPs - 12 in 1999, 16 in 2014 and 18 in 2009 in the Lok Sabha - won for the prominent party places in the Central cabinet. Murasoli Maran as Commerce and

A report card on performance

An executive summary of the performance of the various departments of the state edited from monologues produced by the government. Jayanthi Raghunathan and Dr. Narayanan provide a walk through. It’s an indication of how Tamil Nadu is gearing for the future. AGRICULTURE - YIELD ABOVE THE NATIONAL AVERAGE Minister – R Doraikkannu Agriculture

Functional Governance for a New India

It was a star-studded evening at the Hyatt Regency as politicians and economists came calling under the aegis of the Madras Management Association to roll out their views on the functional governance for a new India. Excerpts:  Peter Rimmele, Resident Representative India, was perhaps too close to the truth for people’s

IE 1968-running

Over the last 50 years, a few happenings grabbed our attention. And we have taken a strong stand on some of these. Here’s an incomplete list. THE teenage YEARS The 20th annual issue (Jan-Feb 1990), a 200-page tome began with a dramatic statement. Editor Viswanathan said that the most signifiant aspect of

And there is nothing personal about it.

He has finally done it. Jumped into politics: hook, line, and sinker. The master actor, the Nayagan of Kollywood, Kamal Haasan, has in one sense done the unthinkable. At the other end, the other man, the one they call the superstar, Rajinikanth, continues to mouth vague inanities that you can

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