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Articles by Rakesh Mehar
When govt runs the liquor business: Why TN is erupting now in anger against its TASMAC shops
Anti-liquor protests are not new to Tamil Nadu, but the scale and intensity of protests have grown greatly in recent months.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 17:57
Man with a golden heart: This Coimbatore doctor tells his patients to pay what they want
Dr Mahadevan has been treating HIV-positive persons for long, and donates a large portion of his fee to various causes.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 18:35
Review: ‘Raga’ wants to be about its blind protagonists, but refuses to see itself through them
The film puts a blind couple at the centre of the narrative, only to use them as moral mirrors for the able-bodied characters on screen.
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 14:44
Review: ‘Chakravarthy’ tries to sell a tired story with dull action and cliched patriotism
Darshan as the eponymous Chakravarthy plays out the done-to-death role of the good man who goes outside the law for society and country.
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 16:17
Local calculus bags victory for Cong in Nanjangud, Gundlupet; BJP wave falters
Caste factors and campaigning modes proved costly for the BJP in the bye-polls, but can Congress carry through to the 2018 Assembly polls?
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 15:17
'8 Thottakkal' review: Lures you with the promise of thrills and holds you with its emotional story
MS Bhaskar is the wonderful heart of this film, playing the good, obedient man who snaps perfectly.
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 17:33
Don’t jump to judge: Why calling suicide a cowardly and selfish act is of no help to anyone
“One of my clients once told me, ‘Depression is such a tepid word for the agony which I am going through’.”
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 17:59
Review: Is international espionage really as simplistic as Naam Shabana would have us believe?
The only trick in the book for our hero spies is to beat the stuffing out of people until they tell you what they want.
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 16:58
‘Naam Shabana can set a precedent for women characters on screen,’ says director Neeraj Pandey
With hits like 'A Wednesday', and 'Baby', writer-director Neeraj Pandey speaks to TNM on his latest production.
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 15:12
Review: 'Raajakumara' is a predictable masala film with a bleeding heart
Even by blockbuster standards, ‘Raajakumara’ is too heavy on self-righteous piety and too light on actual story content.
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 17:20