Suresh Sundaram

Tamil Nadu wants a scheme that delivers, not scheming

Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan recently admitted the ruling National Democratic Alliance was struggling to shake off the percept ion that it was anti-Dalit and anti-Muslim.

02 Apr 2018

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