Articles by Anand Kumar
Apr 21, 2017
South India's Drought Part 2: Chennai slum dwellers forced to beg for water, authorities remain helplessChennai's slums are struggling to meet their water requirements. Water bodies around Chennai were brimming around this time last year because of the floods. A year later, the city is parched and desperate for water.
Feb 07, 2017
Chennai oil spill: Sludge-cleaning efforts move at snail's pace as state depts pass buck to each otherWith the involvement of a multitude of departments, cleaning the oil spill in Chennai has turned into a case of too many cooks spoiling the broth as they pass buck to each other
Dec 14, 2016
How Sasikala's one-time bete noire KA Sengottaiyan came around after Jayalalithaa's deathWhen questioned about what made him change his mind about Sasikala, despite a bitter feud with her in the past, KA Sengottaiyan said, "In today's situation, the only eligible person to take the party forward is Chinnamma."
Jul 18, 2016
Chennai's IT Corridor is priority for PWD, while Pallikaranai marsh is left to dieThe Pallikaranai marsh is also crucial for the adjoining Tambaram, Velachery, Medavakkam and Thiruvanmiyur areas, much of Chennai’s prized IT Corridor. The existence of this protected marshland ensures that the ground water in all of these surrounding areas is kept recharged. Tens of thousands of residents in these areas will go thirsty if the marsh dries up.
May 03, 2016
Tamil Nadu polls: Hunt for illegal cash intensifies as EC cracks downWith just two weeks to go for polls in Tamil Nadu, the Election Commission is cracking down in an unprecedented manner to stem the tide of illegal distribution of cash for votes.
Apr 29, 2016
Tamil Nadu polls: CR Saraswathi's journey from silver screen to political theatreAIADMK candidate CR Saraswathi is trying hard to woo voters ahead of the Tamil Nadu polls and is willing to play her role of the approachable candidate
Apr 17, 2016
Mutiny continues in Tamil Nadu Congress: Party struggles to rein in rogue candidateAs the Congress’ Tamil Nadu unit battles 41 constituencies in alliance with the DMK next month, one candidate, in particular, is threatening to go rogue.
Apr 11, 2016
Kollam temple fire: It is just another reminder of Kerala's fireworks crazeA fireworks competition resulted in deaths of over 100 in Kollam’s Puttingal temple
Apr 07, 2016
Tamil Nadu Assembly polls: Left out in the cold by AIADMK, GK Vasan faces an impending mutinyJaya’s announcement of the list shocked Vasa. The AIADMK claims that Vasan's demands have been far more than the ground support he commands
Apr 06, 2016
Mutiny on Captain’s ship: Why many of his men don't want Vijayakanth to ally with PWFVijaykanth, having kept the DMK, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Vaiko-led PWF (People’s Welfare Front) guessing for months, finally announced his plan to battle the polls on his own. A week later, he did a volte face, signing an alliance deal with the PWF, comprising Vaiko of the MDMK (Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam), both Left parties and Dalit leader Thol Thirumavalavan’s VCK (Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi).