Suresh Sundaram

Amid farm distress in Tamil Nadu, Palaniswami plays the Siddu card

Enough of confusion has been there for the past two decades....We will give the verdict in four weeks.”

12 Feb 2018

Rajini harps on probity in politics but man on street roots for Santa spreading goodies

For people fed on a diet of door delivered election time inducements as was witnessed in the RK Nagar Assembly bypolls in Chennai, actor Rajinikanth’s announcement would not be easy to digest.

01 Jan 2018

Clan in bigger trouble as income tax raids attempt to fix the fattest cat in Tamil Nadu

Income tax raids at AIADMK icon J Jayalalithaa’s Poes Garden residence had all the trappings of a Friday blockbuster.

20 Nov 2017

Agrarian distress appears to be ebbing; dengue and political crises await resolution

For close to a year now, Tamil Nadu has been grappling with at least two major crises, one agrarian and the other political.

09 Oct 2017

In Stalin’s containment of Alagiri perhaps lies a lesson for the AIADMK

To understand the ongoing power struggle in the AIADMK, it would be instructive to rewind to the sibling rivalry that played out in the DMK for years. Current DMK working president M K Stalin took ove

28 Aug 2017

Of TN medical seat quota, AIADMK unity and the Trishanku dilemma

There is a tale in Valmiki Ramayana about king Trishanku who had this great urge to enter the heaven alive.

17 Jul 2017

Two big Ps need to quickly find formula for equitable sharing of power

In politics, symbolism is everything.

05 Jun 2017

Looming civic poll deadline, symbol tussle force AIADMK to try out fusion

To make sense of the drama unfolding in the ruling party in Tamil Nadu, try looking at it from a high science prism. You will find a nuclear chain reaction at play.

24 Apr 2017

Door opening a tad for BJP to fill the political void in Tamil Nadu?

Have the ripples of the Narendra Modi wave that began in Uttar Pradesh travelled right up to Tamil Nadu? Here are a few straws in the wind.

20 Mar 2017

Three days is a long time in rift-ridden Tamil Nadu politics

Within just nine months of going to the polls, Tamil Nadu is searching for its third chief minister, all of them from the ruling AIADMK.

13 Feb 2017

Not quite charismatic, but DMK working president is certainly pragmatic

The DMK heir apparent’s promotion happened because of patriarch M Karunanidhi’s failing health.

09 Jan 2017

More of a street fighter, Premalatha presides over DMDK’s slide in Tamil Nadu

The outcome of the recent by-elections in Tamil Nadu was also the story of how at least four big political dreams played out in real life.

28 Nov 2016