All stories by N Sathiya Moorthy
Will Chennai Shed Its 'Disaster Capital' Tag?Rediff.com1 hour ago
For the Stalin government to win back the confidence of voters ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, post-flooding restoration works, their speed and efficacy would be closely watched, and not just by the political Opposition, notes N Sathiya Moorthy.
What Is Your 2024 Game Plan, Modiji?Rediff.com1 days ago
By keeping the Sanatana Dharma row alive and adding the Ayodhya temple consecration scheduled for January 22 and adding the free darshan promise from four polled states to the entire country, the BJP may have a self-fulfilling concoction, predicts N Sathiya Moorthy.
MoSha Have Left Nothing To ChanceRediff.com5 days ago
The five-state assembly elections are seen as a now-or-never, no-holds battle for the Congress, points out N Sathiya Moorthy.
Should Governors Be Legally Given Time Limit To Act?Rediff.com21 Nov 2023
Given the politics behind it all, one possibility is for binding the governor to act according to the decisions of the state government and clarifying his position vis a vis bills and resolutions passed by the state assembly -- or, re-enacted if returned, points out N Sathiya Moorthy.
With BJP Joining In, Is 'Revdi Culture' here to stay?Rediff.com15 Nov 2023
Modi's BJP has promised more revdis or freebies for these assembly elections than ever before, points out N Sathiya Moorthy.
Will INDIA Win Be Vote Against Raid Raj?Rediff.com10 Nov 2023
There may be those who could want to go slow, citing the large pendency of follow-up action and court cases that they would have to process and/or proceed with, before raiding more politicians, observes N Sathiya Moorthy.
Will Thalapathy Vijay Take A Plunge Into Politics?Rediff.com7 Nov 2023
At the Leo fete, Vijay had this also to tell his fans: 'I know you all are in my heart. But today, I also know that I am also in the hearts of all of you...' A typical politician's line, did you say, asks N Sathiya Moorthy.
NRIs: Pop Nationalism To Identity SupremacyRediff.com21 Oct 2023
Brand India's societal divisions and distortions have remained as much relevant in 'liberal' America and Europe as it still is in the structurally stratified Indian society of the 21st century, observes N Sathiya Moorthy.
Did Modi Slip Up On Dynasty Politics?Rediff.com13 Oct 2023
The PM is seen as slipping up in confidence levels as aired by his 'exposure' of the BRS on a crucial issue as alliance negotiations, which is not done under normal circumstances, observes N Sathiya Moorthy.
Has Sanatana Dharma Met Its Electoral Match In Caste Census?Rediff.com5 Oct 2023
It is not much of an issue just now, but it could become one if the idea of caste census captures socio-political imagination, going beyond electoral tags and identities, says N Sathiya Moorthy.
NEET, Vishwakarma Scheme, And Tamil AngstRediff.com28 Sep 2023
Medical seats for under-graduates and post-graduates remaining vacant in the NEET era, together with the Centre 'freezing' the number of medical colleges and seats in (Dravidian) Tamil Nadu and the launch of the PM's 'Vishwakarma Scheme' for the nation's craftsmen, are all seen as a bid to further reverse the state's progressive socio-economic agenda of and its achievements of the past hundred-plus years, argues N Sathiya Moorthy.
AIADMK Minus BJP Poses Threat To DMKRediff.com27 Sep 2023
From the voter-level, traditionally anti-BJP, anti-Hindutva minorities and other secular voters would have an option, especially in the face of the mounting anti-incumbency against the ruling party -- as it happened in the 2001 assembly polls, points out N Sathiya Moorthy.
He Provoked AIADMK To Break BJP AllianceRediff.com26 Sep 2023
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.com18 Sep 2023
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.