Monday, 26 June 2017

Third Law #2: Turning towards the old milky-way

Its high time for the population of Tamil Nadu to turn towards the convention in terms of its diet, as every primary food item of the people is getting caught in controversies. After the plastic rice, plastic egg row, it was the allegation of Tamil Nadu Dairy Minister Rajendra Balaji regarding adulteration in private milk and milk products, that has caused a high fear among the consumers.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Ben's Corner #5: Long strokers from non-RE brands, a distant dream?

If you ask any Royal Enfield owner why he loves his ride, he might reveal two prime reasons: the thump and the torque. Royal Enfield bikes produce a unique thumping sound which no other manufacturer in this world offer. They have good low-end torque (twist force) which helps them move effortlessly even with heavy weight on-board. So, what makes an Enfield different from the rest? Well, it's none other than that massive engine. The brand's highly successful offerings including the Classic and the Thunderbird range sport their flagship, Unit Construction Engine (UCE).

Friday, 16 June 2017

Peechaankai: All is left

The season of communism or leftism movies has never faded out in Malayalam film industry as all top stars in that industry have acted at least one movie in their career. The recent releases like Sakhavu and CIA have brought even Nivin Pauly and Dulquer Salman too into that list. While in Tamil cinema, Communism or leftism have been a part of a number of movies for a long time, but, they will always play their part in the undercurrent of the story line.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Pitcher imperfect

"In 20 years, this is the first time I am seeing a Metro water tanker entering our street for supplying water,’ says Rajesh, a resident of West Saidapet waiting in the queue in the dead of night a couple of days back. However, this is not just the case of Rajesh but the voice of a cross-section of Chennai’s population, experiencing the worst water scarcity in two decades.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Grey Scale #2: Uma's charity literally began at her home

Its over two weeks since I started this series Grey-Scale, and barred myself posting the second article of it. To be frank, I was a little hesitant on writing about a person who is in the grey scale of this society. I came to know about her just a month back through one of my colleagues. I wished to write about her once I got to know what she was doing to her community for over two years. But, there were/are some restraints for her, due to which she was stopping me to write about her. Anyways, I convinced her at last, and here is the piece.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

The K-factor: Rise and Fall of An Aeon

When one intends to collate the history of Tamil Nadu politics since independence, there is one name, which cannot be neglected at any cause. Rather calling it a name, it is the representation of an era that stretches across six decades. It's 'M Karunanidhi', the one vital force, irrespective of its position in the State politics and assembly, has been existing as the center of all masses of the government mechanism in last 60 years, since 1957 to be precise.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Third Law #1: It's more than just collateral damage

Chennai, June 1, 2017: It’s over 30 hours – since the wee hours of Wednesday – that fire fighters have been taking efforts to put out the flames that raged in the seven-storey building of The Chennai Silks, textile and jewellery shop along South Usman Road in T Nagar here in Chennai.