articles by A Joseph

India

Thoothukudi violence: Officials transferred, Sterlite ordered shut, one more dead as protests rock town

Thirteen people have been killed in police firing over three days in Thoothukudi; over 80 people remain injured and 16 had to undergo critical operations to survive

Politics

No State For Dalits: Caste tensions are boiling over in Tamil Nadu's western districts over a whodunnit

As Tamil Nadu heads to polls, analysts say there is visible caste consolidation in the western and southern districts of the state. Simmering caste tensions between OBCs like Gounders, Thevars and MBCs like Vanniyars against the Dalits, have taken a murderous turn of late.