Articles by Sandhya Ravishankar
Jun 09, 2018
Anatomy of a protest: Thoothukudi remains angry 18 days laterThe answer to the question 'Why did the anti-Sterlite protest turn violent?' lies in the events that unfolded in Thoothukudi in the preceding two weeks
May 27, 2017
Chennai's 'man-made' heatwave: City has only rapid concretisation, loss of green spaces to blameWhen the sun's rays hit roads and concrete buildings in Chennai, they absorb the heat, and after a point, begin to radiate it right back at us
May 22, 2017
KR Subramaniam's death reeks of Tamil Nadu's murky politics, mysterious suicides and accidentsIn Tamil Nadu, when leaders of political parties get into trouble, their close aides and confidantes commit “suicides” or meet with unexplained “accidents”
May 16, 2017
CBI raids Chidambaram, Karti's homes: Here's why Congress leader is disliked within party's state unit, DMKThe CBI raids on P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram in connection with the FIPB clearances accorded to Peter and Indrani Mukerjea-owned INX Media in 2007-08, has only put a smirk on the faces of most of his colleagues in the Congress party in Tamil Nadu.
May 15, 2017
Drought in the Western Ghats Part 6: Tamil Nadu's over-dependence on ground water has left it parchedTamil Nadu has very few perennial rivers; it's mostly seasonal rivers, fed by rainfall, that irrigate large swathes of the state. Without its ground water, the state cannot survive
May 08, 2017
Drought in the Western Ghats Part 1: Urbanisation demands see hills sacrificed to whims of mining, industry lobbiesThe towering Western Ghats, one of the world's largest natural areas of biodiversity, and providing magnificent green cover over south India, is under threat. And with its destruction, south India is becoming more and more parched every year
Apr 25, 2017
South India's Drought Part 4: Water crisis in Tamil Nadu is a manifestation of climate change, say expertsTamil Nadu is facing higher frequency of extreme weather events and the effects of global climate change are coming from the sea, say experts.
Apr 06, 2017
Jayalalithaa's 'political heirs' do not live up to former chief minister's legacyNone of the aspirants – Sasikala, O Panneerselvam, Dhinakaran, Deepa – none of them have the qualities of Jayalalithaa.
Mar 10, 2017
Jayalalithaa's medical reports: Minister V Saroja fudged her way out of answering critical questionsSaroja first began by explaining what menopause was and how different women react to it differently. Stress, she added, was a complicating factor.
Mar 08, 2017
Jayalalithaa's discharge summary released by TN govt: Crucial questions regarding her death still unansweredA close look at Jayalalithaa's discharge summary and AIIMS medical reports paints a confusing mosaic. Firstpost breaks down the medical jargon and poses the crucial questions that need answering