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OPS Weakens AIADMK By Backing Sasikala

O Panneerselvam should not be surprised if the current controversy that he has kicked off is used to rid him of the party coordinator's post, points out N Sathiya Moorthy. IMAGE: Former Tamil Nadu......

What Modi-Shah Should Worry About

The seat-share progression should worry the BJP.From the previous assembly polls of 2017, through the assembly segments in its favour in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and now in 2022, the BJP's......

Is Stalin eyeing Modi's job?

Stalin, like his father M Karunanidhi did in 2004, may play the king-maker in a way -- not the king, unless the 2024 post-poll circumstances throws up a situation where he alone becomes acceptable......

Can Stalin keep BJP out of Tamil Nadu?

With the Tamil Nadu electorate having given him an unprecedented mandate that had eluded his father the late M Karunanidhi, Stalin has to prove his worth, ensuring at the same time that the......

Jaishankar meets German counterpart; discusses Indo-Pacific, Ukraine issues

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has met with his German counterpart Annalena Baerbock and held a wide range of discussion covering bilateral and global issues, including the Indo-Pacific,......

The Pension Challenge Confronting India

When we look at the pension expenditure of the states, so far, there has been no gain from the NPS reform.Pension expenses as a share of total state revenue expenditure rose from 4% in 1991-1992 to......

'Not too many surprises, not too many gimmicks, and welcome consistency'

'The term 'pro-growth' must be qualified somewhat because, while a rising tide will lift all boats, it will not necessarily do so equally.' IMAGE: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman arrives in......

Cabinet clears Rs 76,000-crore incentive scheme for semiconductors

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a Rs 76,000 crore policy boost for semiconductor and display manufacturing ecosystem in the country in an bid to position India as a global hub for hi-tech......

Farm laws repeal: Who Won, Who Lost

Modi has certainly pulled back, and his political capital -- dependent as it is on an image that he knows best and never retreats -- may have taken a bit of a beating.But, equally, it is hard to......

Does Modi have an Economic Road Map?

Pragmatism and flexibility is a virtue. An untethered and short-term approach to policymaking is a flaw, argues Mihir S Sharma. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   Nobody can accuse the......

'We try to find the extraordinary in the ordinary'

'We like to look at a screenplay as a spiral staircase.''You never know what awaits at the next turning.' IMAGE: Bobby and Sanjay, superstar screenwriters. Photograph: Kind courtesy......

Phalke Award for Rajini is votes for Kamal?

The very timing of the Phalke Award on Rajini now, days ahead of Tamil Nadu voting in the assembly election, may have taken away the seriousness and credibility attaching to the Centre's decision,......

Thalaivi: Kangana comes alive as Jaya

Overall, the Thalaivi trailer is a convincing experience, says veteran Tamil Nadu politics watcher N Sathiya Moorthy.   Photograph: Kind courtesy Kangana Ranaut/Twitter If the makers of......

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