Raju failed school exam, paid with his life
Education is one of few pathways out of poverty, but underprivileged children like Raju, who hanged himself from a tamarind tree in Telangana, cannot afford private tuitions
Sonshine in poll-bound Sivagangai
Despite facing graft allegations, Karti Chidambaram has the support of friends and Congress
In Chennai, Child Welfare Committee struggles to stay afloat, with no chairperson for five years
The CWC in Chennai has not had a chairperson for five years, and has only three members, as opposed to five.
Tamil Nadu fares poorly when it comes to women's safety and security; badly handled Nirbhaya Fund worsens problem
The Nirbhaya Fund is a corpus fund announced in the Budget session of 2013, after the December 2012 rape and murder of a young woman in New Delhi.
Chennai hopes to keep drinking water woes at bay as major reservoirs record sufficient storage this year
After a successful North East monsoon bringing the maximum rainfall to the city as opposed to other drought-ridden cities and districts, Chennai has fulfilled its promises of reducing water shortage.
Tamil Nadu real estate series Part 4: Rampant construction make realtors richer as water table goes poorer
Many know little about the extremely worrying consequences of borewells on water recharge areas and buffers which have already been encroached on.
Tamil Nadu real estate series Part 3: Land grabbing becomes political turf as citizens suffer convoluted legal battles
While the claims of widespread land grabbing by the DMK during their regime from 2006-11 are not without basis, Jayalalithaa used these claims also to settle political scores.
Tamil Nadu real estate series Part 2: Realty rots in Chennai as rampant bribery makes regularisation a method to pelf
Regularisation of plots as per new guidelines is a mammoth task as the only to get to the end of this labyrinthine process is through bribery.
Tamil Nadu real estate series Part 1: A flooded Velachery Lake in 2015 failed to teach govt a lesson
Illegal encroachment of the Velachery lake in Chennai, Tamil Nadu is one of the major reasons for which the city went through a devastating flood in 2015.
The inheritance of crop losses: How are Centre's insurance schemes faring in drought-hit Tamil Nadu?
India has a history of experimenting with crop insurance, most of which have tipped towards failure. Every scheme so far has been made compulsory for farmers who take agricultural loans from any financial institution, and is voluntary for other farmers
Tamil Nadu, once a pioneering state for welfare of transgenders, now shuns the third gender
Unspent money, no welfare board, no members to represent transgenders, Tamil Nadu once a model state for transgender policies now crumbles.
Perumal Murugan on row over his book One Part Woman: 'I am not the controversy, I am the writer'
With the Madhorubagan controversy and legal troubles behind him, Perumal Murugan is looking firmly to the future
South India's Drought Part 3: Parched lands in Nagapattinam lead to distress migration
This is the third article from an eight-part series of ground reports on the ongoing water crisis in south India. In this piece the author writes about how the Dalits in Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu are forced to migrate because of the acute water crisis and no land rights.
Joker director Raju Murugan on its National Film Award win: 'The film is whatever people want it to be'
Murugan's Joker was named Best Tamil FIlm at the 64th National Film Awards
JNU student suicide: Subtle and overt discrimination haunting young Dalits in Indian colleges
On 12 March, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) was jolted by the alleged suicide of 27-year-old Muthukrishnan Jeevanandham — a PhD student and a Dalit from Salem in Tamil Nadu
Exclusive: TN Cong president Thirunavukkarasar dismisses talk of supporting either Sasikala or OPS
In an exclusive interview, S Thirunavukkarasar, Tamil Nadu Congress state president says that the party is waiting and watching the political scenario.
Watch: O Panneerselvam discusses Jayalalithaa's death and her missing will
The caretaker Tamil Nadu chief minister and challenger to VK Sasikala spoke exclusively to Firstpost on the controversy over Jayalalithaa’s death and how he was ill treated by Sasikala and ministers
Jallikattu violence: Chennai's fishingfolk live in fear as 'savagery' of saviours robs trust off cops
A ground report from the fishing hamlets that witnessed violence during the Jallikattu protests throws new light and deepens the intrigue