Articles by G Pramod Kumar
Jan 12, 2017
Kerala: Engineering students’ strike is just a symptom of its higher education messWhat began as protest against a private engineering college in Trichur district in northern Kerala a few days ago following the alleged suicide of a student has turned violent and reached the office of the association of managements of such colleges in Kochi.
Jan 02, 2017
Sasikala as the new Tamil Nadu Chief Minister: Does BJP have a Plan B?VK Sasikala, Tamil Nadu’s new Amma, doesn’t seem to be as reluctant a politician as she initially appeared to have been.
Dec 22, 2016
I-T raid on P Rama Mohana Rao: BJP's last-ditch effort to make note ban countMost probably, this is chance-benefit that the BJP has picked up in its desperate attempts to make something out of demonetisation that has otherwise failed.
Dec 20, 2016
Sasikala must resist temptation to be Tamil Nadu CM; sycophancy has to be timed well in politicsThe rise of VK Sasikala to the post of the AIADMK general secretary in Tamil Nadu after the death of J Jayalalithaa wasn’t unnatural because the latter had never given any indication who her political heir was. Sasikala appeared to be the de facto inheritor as the party hadn’t seen anybody else mixing so closely with their leader.
Dec 15, 2016
Cyclone Vardah rips through Chennai: City's poor green record is a concernThe Chennai Corporation, the forestry department and the highways department — can do is to compensate for the loss caused by Vardah.
Dec 14, 2016
Demonetisation, cashless economy: Covering up the fiasco with a new trick means more troubleDespite the unprecedented man-made financial and economic disaster, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation adventure purged no black money.
Dec 12, 2016
Rajinikanth's apology to Jayalalithaa, a long-pending closure for the actorWhen Tamil superstar Rajinikanth compared Jayalalithaa with Kohinoor diamond on Sunday, it appeared to be a befitting and long-pending closure for the actor because 20 years ago, it was Rajini who had fuelled the undercurrent that swept her out of power
Dec 09, 2016
Jayalalithaa's death sparks rumours of Sasikala's 'villainy', but are they justified?Along with the overwhelming adulation of common people and the praise for her pro-poor policies, what made the public discourse about the death of Jayalalithaa remarkable is the portrayal of her long term associate Sasikala Natarajan as a scheming opportunist plotting to usurp her political legacy and wealth.
Dec 08, 2016
Post-Jayalalithaa, Sasikala is the AIADMK remote control BJP remotely controlsThe BJP could have certainly made it difficult for Sasikala, through the governor, had it wanted because Jaya passed away without a nominee or a second line leadership.
Dec 05, 2016
Jayalalithaa health setback puts life in Tamil Nadu in suspended animationSince Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday, everything in the state seems to be in suspended animation although normal life in the city and elsewhere is unaffected