Blogs and Opinion

CM Pinarayi Vijayan is all set to be LDF’s star campaigner for Lok Sabha 2019

Pinarayi Vijayan's stocks have rapidly gone up even as his party faces an uphill task in this election.

Why white nationalism, born in the USA, is now a global terror threat

As more people embrace a xenophobic and anti-immigrant worldview, it is fueling hostility and violence toward those deemed “outsiders”.

AP Assembly polls: With a third option, which way will the swing voters go?

In the first polls in the state after the bifurcation, the stage seems to be set for a three-way contest between the TDP, YSRCP and Jana Sena.

An unfortunate coalition: Have both JD(S) and Congress dug their own grave?

With Congress and JD(S) party workers refusing to work together, will it pave way for the BJP to conquer the coalition's bastions?

A note on PMK’s country of Utopia, and its protection of the ‘institution of family’

PMK’s manifesto states it will strive to make parental consent mandatory for marriages between two adults under the age of 21, so young women ‘would not be led astray’.

Rise and fall of the landline: 143 years of telephones becoming more accessible

The landline in 1876, along with the telegraph a few decades earlier, revolutionized communications, leading to the powerful computers tucked snugly in our pockets and purses today.

'He also has a sister': What responses to Pollachi case tell us about rape culture

The outpouring of anger is valid – but do our responses dismantle rape culture, or help strengthen it?

Construction at Hyd’s historic Golconda Fort: ASI making a mockery of its own code

The new zeal for sanitation at the fort is admirable if only it did not violate international as well as our own laws pertaining to heritage protection and preservation.

Dear politicians of Tamil Nadu, the media is not your enemy

Political parties, unprepared with answers and an agenda, find it convenient to blame the media for asking ‘wrong’ question at press conferences they call for.

PM Modi claims he’s stood by Tamils everywhere – but has he really?

Why didn’t Modi speak a word about the Sterlite controversy, the Thoothukudi shooting, Jallikattu, Cauvery, or NEET?