Thursday, 30 November 2017

Ben's Corner #11: RE's Classic Reborn

'It's not a thump but a rumble,' said Royal Enfield CEO Siddhartha Lal when reporters asked him what kind of sound the new 650 cc engine produces. If you didn't understand what I was referring to, well, Royal Enfield unveiled two brand new flagship offerings Continental GT 650 and Interceptor to the world at the EICMA auto show in Milan recently. The bikes which were tested in the nook and corner India for a good two years finally saw daylight.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru: A Kutra Parambarai Ahead

It is not so easy to visualise a gripping true crime incident, that had happened long ago in dark. But, for filmmaker H Vinoth, it seems not to be a mammoth task, after witnessing the premier of  'Theeran Adhikaram Ondru', starring Karthi Sivakumar and Rakul Preeth Singh in the lead along with Bose Venkat, Rohith Pathak and Varghese Mathew in significant roles.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Grey Scale #6: Different rules for different genes

Days after the fishermen crew from Olaikuda hamlet near Rameswaram, were allegedly shot at mid-sea by the personnel of Indian Coast Guard, the State's political system has been shaken with a row of protests and agitations by fishermen associations and Tamil nationalist movements. Having given a political shade to this incident, I tried to harvest the traditional and historical background of the trawling methods of the fishermen of Rameswaram and rest of Tamil Nadu, that is also a major concern that is subjecting them to these cross border troubles. Here are the insights.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Third Law #4: Indian Coast Guard vs Tamil Fishermen - A new villain arises

In today's scenario, when any outsider questions, "Where is Tamil Nadu?" a Tamil fisherman or his family member would probably say that "It is near India" rather than "It is in India". That is the situation right now.