All stories by N SATHIYA MOORTHY
He Provoked AIADMK To Break BJP AllianceRediff.com6 hours ago
BJP veterans whom K Annamalai has reportedly sidelined are upset over his 'immature' way of handling allies, reveals N Sathiya Moorthy.
Quiet Doesn't Flow The CauveryRediff.com7 days ago
Today, with the Lok Sabha polls only months away, any inter-state dispute over the Cauvery water dispute has the potential to take more political turns than otherwise, predicts N Sathiya Moorthy.
If India Becomes Bharat...Rediff.com9 Sep 2023
By changing the nation's name from India to Bharat, would this landmass overnight lose the emotional and cultural linkage that had been built over generations, centuries and millennia, asks N Sathiya Moorthy.
Has Udhayanidhi Shot INDIA Alliance in the Foot?Rediff.com4 Sep 2023
Udayanidhi has handed over to the BJP one real issue to draw the line between it and the INDIA alliance, predicts N Sathiya Moorthy.
Why 2024 Polls Are Crucial For AIADMKRediff.com4 Sep 2023
With the assembly polls only two years away, in 2026, any demoralising defeat in 2024, would challenge not only the party's continued relevance but also EPS's leadership, asserts N Sathiya Moorthy.
Why Caste Violence Is On The Rise In Tamil NaduRediff.com22 Aug 2023
Tamil Nadu is the celebrated home of the 'social justice' movement in the country, yet caste differences and violence has only been increasing in numbers and becoming more brutal in recent years, observes N Sathiya Moorthy.
Rajini's Jailer and Kamal's Vikram: Alike Yet ApartRediff.com21 Aug 2023
What is noticeable in both movies is the willingness with which both the ageing stars -- Kamal is 68 and Rajini, four years older at 72 with a kidney transplant that he has not shied away from acknowledging -- have learnt to respect their age and bodies, notes N Sathiya Moorthy.
DMK Starts Giving it Back To BJPRediff.com1 Aug 2023
The BJP has nothing to lose after a point. For the DMK it is a difficult choice, as it would not want to give too much of space to a 'national party' lest the 'Dravidian duel' of the past decades should be lost forever, observes N Sathiya Moorthy.
Is Modi Nervous About Manipur?Rediff.com29 Jul 2023
By comparing I.N.D.IA. with banned terror outfits, Modi has exhibited the kind of nervousness never ever associated with him even at the height of the Gujarat riots, and certainly since his prime ministerial days, observes N Sathiya Moorthy.
Is This Why BJP Has Revived The NDA?Rediff.com26 Jul 2023
AIADMK insiders see the very idea of an NDA conclave as a measure of the BJP's current electoral assessment, stemming from relative weakness in 2024 compared to 2014 and 2019. In their reckoning, the BJP now needs allies more than the other way round, observes N Sathiya Moorthy.
Is BJP Running Scared of Opposition's INDIA?Rediff.com20 Jul 2023
With this kind of coinage, the Opposition seems to be readily conceding the point that Modi is taller than all of them put together. So they need something bigger than themselves, collectively or not, to capture the voter imagination when it is about taking on Modi and the BJP in 2024, points out N Sathiya Moorthy.
Who Is Next On ED's Hit-List In Tamil Nadu?Rediff.com19 Jul 2023
Already, there is a feeling even within the BJP's AIADMK ally that the BJP is overdoing things on the ED/I-T front, as corruption is not an election issue in the state -- as long as the people are otherwise not excessively unhappy with the governing party, points out N Sathiya Moorthy.
The Gloves Are Off In Tamil NaduRediff.com10 Jul 2023
Stalin is preparing the DMK to go the whole hog in making 'federalism', 'Tamil self-respect' and 'communal cohesiveness' the party's poll plank next year, and package the BJP and its possible allies, as 'divisive' and 'reactionary', predicts N Sathiya Moorthy.
Is Governor Ravi Serving Hindutva Electoral Cause Well?Rediff.com4 Jul 2023
While Governor Ravi's speeches have put the local BJP supporters on the defensive in matters of religion and social justice, his add-on 'attack on the constitutional scheme' in the 'Senthil Balaji case', has been condemned squarely by many legal experts and editorial writers across the country, thus adding weight to CM Stalin's position -- at least until the courts come up with their binding views, observes N Sathiya Moorthy.
Did Ravi Act Without The Centre's Okay?Rediff.com30 Jun 2023
Is Governor Ravi acting without informing/consulting the Centre, or is the BJP leadership unsure of what to do with the DMK in Tamil Nadu? asks N Sathiya Moorthy.
Will Modi Contest 2024 Elections From Vellore?Rediff.com22 Jun 2023
Vellore is one of the two seats that the DMK alliance won by the narrowest of margins in 2019. For the DMK's vote-score to be so low in a constituency with a substantial Muslim population has not missed the BJP strategists' eyes, observes N Sathiya Moorthy.
Why's Stalin Backing Arrested Minister?Rediff.com15 Jun 2023
At the end of the day, Stalin expressing solidarity with an arrested colleague is one thing, especially if he too felt that the minister had been wronged, but for him to retain the person in office sets a bad precedent, which would not go unnoticed by voters, points out N Sathiya Moorthy.
Sengol And The BJP's Election 2024 PlanRediff.com6 Jun 2023
The BJP seems wanting to return to a 'Tamil Hindutva' agenda for elections in Tamil Nadu, explains N Sathiya Moorthy.
AIADMK-BJP Snipe At Each OtherRediff.com26 May 2023
The BJP and the AIADMK are unable to sort out ideological differences, observes N Sathiya Moorthy.
Jallikattu Verdict A Victory For Tamil Youth PowerRediff.com22 May 2023
They just wanted their angst noticed, and as a symbol of recognition, Jallikattu, restored without the annual ritual of court cases and adjournments, explains N Sathya Moorthy.