Voices

'Bunting’ wars of Dakshina Kannada: The string of small flags which fuel communalism

Bunting is just not about publicity or promotion of an event, for communal groups it is marking territory and a show of power or dominance in the area.

The women of 'Manichitrathazhu': How the Malayalam classic tames the 'shrew'

A gendered understanding of this iconic Malayalam movie.

How does a bald woman with one breast date a man?

More people in India should speak about their success stories, where they tripped and how they picked themselves up.

An unknown tale of valour: When Dalits helped British win the Siege of Madras in 1759

The Parayars of Madras too have a legacy of valour, and other martial caste groups of Tamil Nadu cannot snatch it away.

DNA and Aryan debate: Why articles in The Hindu on Indus are missing the larger point

The Aryan dispute isn’t just about ‘how we looked’, but ‘who we are’ and ‘where did we come from’.

It’s not hero worship, it’s human worship: A Rajinikanth fan’s rebuttal to Ravikumar

In a piece for TNM, VCK’s Ravikumar had written that Rajinikanth’s entry is dangerous for Tamil politics.

TNM exclusive: 'Those were dark days,' writes Kerala teen who was expelled for hug

‘I was forced to grow up a lot and I learnt who my real friends are and what family really means,’ writes Rahul*.

2017 belonged to the struggle of Dalits and the hero was Kausalya

Kausalya was barely 21 when her husband Sankar – who belonged to the Scheduled Caste – was hacked to death in a public place, right before her eyes.

Disrespecting the Devadasis: What the MS Subbulakshmi debate has exposed

We owe it to the community to listen to them, rather than talk about them.

‘Idhu thaan Rajini style’: Superstar’s mass hero appeal vs Kamal’s urban pull

Many of their fans interestingly note that a Rajini vs Kamal fight will work to the advantage of the Dravidian players.