Voices

When politics made veteran statesman Atal Bihari Vajpayee cry

In 1998, BJP emerged as the single largest party in the Centre, but AIADMK pulled out in the last minute, causing the government to collapse.

It’s time to break free: Theatre-based workshops for kids

TNM talks to TheatreNisha’s Balakrishnan, who has provided theatre training to over 1,000 kids from underprivileged and marginal backgrounds.

Lessons from bye-polls and Assembly elections in the run-up to 2019

In his new book, ‘Newsman’, veteran journalist Rajdeep Sardesai discusses politics and the upcoming General elections.

B’luru allotted Rs 667 cr for women’s safety: Why the city needs a comprehensive plan

While intentions are commendable, the rush towards surveillance and mobile apps ignores that most basic of safety issues women face.

A celestial treat: Everything you need to know about the Perseids meteor shower

As the meteor shower peaks, we bring you a primer on the celestial fireworks.

How the Chennai-Salem Expressway was conceived and approved in a hurry

Governments can be appreciated for moving swiftly, but can that be at the cost of due process?

Will the Dravidian movement be diluted with Karunanidhi's death?

The question is whether Stalin has the capability to fill Karunanidhi's shoes to keep the DMK afloat.

We cannot erase hegemony of English, so why can’t our kids learn it in govt schools?

As a government college professor, I have seen generations of bright learners lose out on opportunities only because of their linguistic weaknesses.

My history with football is a tale of love, loss and longing

From playing in school to living in a sports hostel for two years, the author details his special relationship with the game.

How everyday devices make you vulnerable to cyber attack and what you can do

Deliberate practice and thoughtful approaches to security can increase the protection of your business or workplace.