Articles by G Pramod Kumar
Feb 24, 2017
Malayalam actress abduction case: How the film industry has been 'cartelised' by few male actorsIn the wake of the Malayalam actress' abduction and abuse, the government of Kerala has now vowed that it would cleanse the state’s movie industry of its unsavoury practices
Feb 14, 2017
With Sasikala gone and OPS set to rise, the AIADMK will now be a party with altered characterFrom the verge of being the Chief Minister of the second biggest economy in India to a jail for four years — Sasikala’s conviction and sentencing by the Supreme Court this morning could not have been more dramatic.
Feb 14, 2017
AIADMK crisis: All eyes on Vidyasagar Rao’s decision; the longer he takes, the better for OPSThe ongoing O Pannerselvam (OPS) versus VK Sasikala saga now has a third critical player, who will command Tamil Nadu’s eyes and ears in the next few days — Governor C Vidyasagar Rao.
Feb 14, 2017
VK Sasikala’s backstory could change people’s perception and trump O Panneerselvam's chancesVK Sasikala seems to have upped her ante in a decisive fashion.
Feb 09, 2017
Panneerselvam-Sasikala explosion and the chain reaction: Does MK Stalin have to do anything at all?Although the visible backers of the overnight transformation of OPS are the Centre, Sasikala has trained her guns on the DMK and Stalin.
Feb 08, 2017
O Panneerselvam has gone thermonuclear against Sasikala: Will he vanquish Chinnamma?With his sensational late-night charge that he had been forced to resign, the Tamil Nadu care-taker Chief Minister O Panneerselvam (OPS) has gone thermonuclear against an ambitious VK Sasikala who was all set to take control of the state government.
Feb 07, 2017
Sasikala's claim to TN CM office lacks legitimacy from people, defies Jayalalithaa's hard-earned legacyUnlike Jayalalithaa who slugged her way and won people's mandate to become the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, the narrative in Sasikala's case is that of a usurper who neither had Jayalalithaa's approval nor people’s mandate
Feb 06, 2017
VK Sasikala to be Tamil Nadu CM: Has Chinnamma taken the Amma-plunge too soon?When VK Sasikala swears in as the new Tamil Nadu chief minister sometime this week, it will be the fastest rise to power by anybody in Indian politics, except Bihar’s Rabri Devi
Jan 30, 2017
Kerala student agitation: Marxists change track and side with college managementKerala has always been a land of violent student strikes, particularly by the Students Federation of India (SFI), the students wing of the CPM; but when it comes to a landmark uprising against a non-government law college that’s currently rocking the capital city, they seemed to have conveniently embraced moderatism.
Jan 20, 2017
Jallikattu row: Protests in Tamil Nadu are not to stage bull-fights, but to safeguard cultural autonomyHad the protests supporting jallikattu been just for the love of a sport, tens of thousands of people wouldn’t have poured onto the streets. For an average Tamil, the protests are about protecting their cultural sovereignty and autonomy