Tuesday, 28 February 2017

If its pan Tamilnadu, why only Neduvasal?

Ever since 2017 unfolded, a number of issues have been rocking the State. Now, it is the turn of the anti-hyrdocarbon extraction protest. Despite the process being carried out across various hamlets and towns in the Cauvery delta region and the rest of Tamil Nadu, it all commenced at small village, Neduvasal in Pudukottai district in the form of protests started by the villagers joining hands with college students from the locality.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Kanavu Variyam: A dream that needs more reception

It all started with Tamil Thai Vaazhthu right after the censor certificate by putting a hidden question to the spectators, that if you are ready to stand up for national anthem, why not for your mother tongue's anthem? And this is that one reason, I feel that Kanavu Variyam (U) should be watched in theaters just to respect their attempt to propose this in their agenda. After watching this movie, I felt that I should really pen a viewer's note (which I write usually on rare occasions) for the movie which I had told my friend Ram too who came with me to watch the movie out of my compulsion.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Calm After Storm: Capital city gets back to normal life

Be it Vardah, Tsunami, floods, a Chief Minister's death or AIADMK's faction fight, Chennai that witnesses chaos at its peak in every of these events, easily gets back to normal routine just a day after the hubbub comes to an end. The city that was experiencing various kinds of turmoil including traffic rush, media attention and security hikes across it for the past fortnight due to the faction fight in the ruling party AIADMK has turned back to it regular life immediately after the swearing in ceremony of the new council of minister led by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami.

When I came across the residence of former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam that is located along the Greenways road and was with media attention in its peak till last weekend has now completely faded out of the spotlight, posing like an ordinary government quarters with normal security force. To be noted, the name board that was carrying Panneerselvam's portfolio including finance and public works department has a major make over.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Stalin does an MK - Tries out the Kalaignar way?

Breaking cacophony in the party that was existing among the ground level cadres, DMK's working president MK Stalin is now all set to fill the vacuum that was created after the party's president Karunanidhi's hospitalisation and bed rest. Stalin has commenced to write a new chapter in the party in which he is trying to emerge out in the shades of his father Karunanidhi.

Recently, when addressing the scribes at the party head quarters, Anna Arivalayam in Teynampet, I could easily notice that Stalin was gently exposing himself with the mannerisms of Karunanidhi with utter confidence and boldness in his speech.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Every number matters: A preview on confidence motion for Edappadi Palanisamy's cabinet

After all of those nail biting moments of the State politics, numbers have become the significant parameter at the end of a fortnight long faction fight that has been eventuating in the AIADMK. It is going to be a confidence motion at the State assembly on Saturday (February 18, 2017) that will decide the fate of the Chief Ministerial term for the next couple of years from now on the basis of trust votes casted by the law makers of Tamil Nadu State assembly.

Saturday, 4 February 2017

It is not the time to connect the dots of Chennai oil spill

In the midst of the swelling conspiracy theories regarding the recent collision between two ships M T BW Maple and M T Dawn in the verge of January this year, I am writing this.