Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Being minority, a greater sin - TJJ's Exclusive

It was Koovathur, a year before and Paleswaram this year, an infamous village from Kanchipuram district to hit the headlines in February with a much controversial subject.

In the midst of controversies and allegations lodged against them about organ trafficking and ill-treating senior citizens, the management of St Joseph's Hospices here in Paleswaram, defend themselves stating that they do not have anything to hide and are not doing anything illegal.

Sunday, 25 February 2018

மெத்து - சொல்ல மறந்த கதை

பெண்களின் மாதவிடாய் குறித்து திடீரென நாடே பேச ஆரம்பித்திருக்கிறது. எங்கும் அது குறித்த உண்மைகளின் தேடல்களும், மாதவிடாய்க் காலத்தில் நலம் பேணுவதற்கான வழிமுறைகள் பற்றிய விளக்கச் செய்திகளுமாய் "பேட் மேன்" (Pad Man) திரைப்படம் ஏற்படுத்தியிருக்கிற அதிர்வலைகள் சிறிதல்ல.

Friday, 23 February 2018

என்றும் என் வாதம் எதிர்வாதம்

தொடர்ச்சியாக அரசியல் சார்ந்த பதிவுகளை எழுதிவருவதால், பலர் கேட்கும் கேள்வி. "உன்னுடைய அரசியல் நிலைப்பாடு என்ன?"

எனக்கென்று ஒரு குறிப்பிட்ட நிலைப்பாடு இருக்கிறதா எனக் கூறத்தெரியவில்லை. என்னுடன் பேசுபவர்களுடைய அரசியல் நிலைப்பாட்டுக்கு எதிர் நிலைப்பாட்டை எடுத்துப் பேசுவதையே வாடிக்கையாக்கி பழகிவிட்டேன். இன்று நிலவும் பல அரசியல் கருத்தியல்களின் மீது விவாதம், எதிர்வாதம் போன்றவைகளில் ஈடுபடுவதில் எனக்கென்னவோ அத்தனை ஆசை. ஏனென்று தெரியவில்லை. ஒருவேளை என் தொழில் அப்படியென்பதாலோ என்னவோ.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Ben's Corner #16: Meet Ntorq 125 by TVS

For the first time in India, TVS Motor Company launched a scooter with Bluetooth connectivity at an event in Chennai on Monday. Christened as Ntorq 125, yesterday's offering also boasts of several segment-first features, some even never-heard-of so far in the two wheeler industry. The surprise doesn't end here as the Ntorq is TVS' first 125 cc scooter.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

In Flesh and Blood - A quick chat with Arunachalam Muruganantham

With a number of questions and controversies surrounding the recent mass Bollywood flick Pad Man, Arunachalam Muruganandham, the man who inspired the bio-pic, answers them all.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Grey Scale #7: Sanitary Napkins - The Untold Story

Ever since Bollywood movie Pad Man was out, the entire country has been buzzing with facts and news about the menstrual hygiene of women.

The movie, an adapted bio-pic of Coimbatore-based social entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham, portrays the episodes of how he made a revolution by producing low-cost, quality sanitary pads for women from rural and downtrodden backgrounds.

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Solli Vidava: Fifty Shades of Saffron

War field love stories have always been awful disasters in Tamil cinema with poor reception among the audience and box office as well. With a range of such movies even from ace directors who have struggled to do justice to the plot, like Kaatruveliyidai, Uyire and Wagah, here joins Solli Vidava from actor-director Arjun, featuring Aishwarya Arjun and debutant Chandan in the lead.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Third law #6: Bus fare hike - Loud outrage and silent submission

So, there was stiff opposition to the bus fare hike. There were loud protests and a lot of breast-beating. But a fortnight later, it looks like people have resigned themselves to the new fares and are continuing to use the bus services.

The bus fare hike struck at the middle and weaker sections of society, but they now are on the verge of accepting the high fares. They have no other go? I was curious about this. I even wanted to know why they accept it at all.

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Yemaali: Male Chauvinists Gathering

Manifold screenplays are not new to Tamil cinema. But, for VZ Durai's Yemaali, which has made such an attempt, unlike previous movies has two screenplays.