articles by TS Sudhir

Politics

Dhinakaran's expose has hit OPS' stature in AIADMK; move strengthens EPS ahead of Madras HC ruling on disqualified MLAs

Chief minister E Palaniswami will have reason to be pleased with Friday's developments as TTV Dhinakaran's expose hsa diminished the stature of OPS, his main competitor within the party and the government

Politics

Ahead of Telangana election, KCR ramps up campaign against Chandrababu Naidu with tried and tested weapons

Over the past two days, KCR has called his former boss in the Telugu Desam a 'Telangana drohi', traitor, thief, backstabber, wicked person and several other terms of abuse

Entertainment

With NOTA, Vijay Devarakonda is all set to conquer Tamil audiences; what makes the young star so popular?

In an industry infamous for nepotism, Vijay Devarakonda seemed like that breath of fresh air. He is now set to make his Tamil debut with NOTA.

Entertainment

NOTA, Bharat Ane Nenu, Nene Raju Nene Mantri: Tracing South Indian cinema's obsession with political drama

Ahead of Vijay Devarakonda-starrer NOTA, a look at why South Indian cinema, Telugu and Tamil in particular, are fascinated by political films.

Politics

Democracy 'buy' the people in Telangana?: Video of TRS candidate offering money to voters leaves Opposition fuming

Bribing voters at election time is not as widespread in Telangana as it is in some other states. But this election promises to be different.

Entertainment

Chekka Chivantha Vaanam is like a game of chess played by Mani Ratnam: Ambition trumps morality in this gangster saga

Don't ask who the hero is in Mani Ratnam's Chekka Chivantha Vaanam (CCV). There is none. Who are the villains in the movie? There are none either.

India

Man hacked to death on busy Telangana road: Law and order situation deteriorating, little fear of police and judiciary

If eyewitnesses are to be believed, three policemen sat in the vehicle instead of intervening. Why didn't they act?

Politics

Jaganmohan Reddy on way to do a YSR with 3,000-km padayatra, but is it enough to pip Chandrababu Naidu in Andhra Pradesh?

Jagan is hoping the anti-incumbency against the TDP rule, anger against many unkept promises, inability to get special category status for Andhra Pradesh, allegations of corruption would come home to roost Chandrababu Naidu.

India

Telangana honour killing: Subhash Sharma, who allegedly killed Pranay Kumar for Rs 1 cr, is a living imprint of contract killers

The police say Subhash Sharma fits the bill usually associated with an archetypal hired killer. Such men often hail from impoverished backgrounds, depend on drugs or alcohol or both and are school dropouts.

India

All is not fair in love if you are in Telangana; Dalits let down by KCR's silence amid caste war

Since the formation of Telangana in 2014, there have been seen 19 incidents of caste-based killings, according to the CPM-affiliated Inter-caste Marriages Federation.

Politics

Telangana polls: BJP borrows from Hyderabad history to recast Modi as Vallabhbhai Patel, paints KCR as 'new Nizam'

The BJP is positioning itself as the force that will liberate Hyderabad State, which is pretty much modern-day Telangana, from the rule of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi

Entertainment

Rana Daggubati on playing Chandrababu Naidu in NTR biopic: Would have agreed to be present in even one shot

NTR biopic explores the story of the greatest Telugu man who lived, says Rana Daggubati

Politics

Mahakutami in Telangana: TDP-Congress history, alliance math and anti-incumbency may topple KCR regime

In Telangana, it is a fight for existence for the TDP that has lost 12 of its 15 MLAs to the TRS in the last four years. For the Congress, it is an effort to ensure K Chandrasekhar Rao does not gain by the split in the anti-TRS vote. The hope is that alliance arithmetic plus anti-incumbency against KCR will have a reasonable chance to cause an upset in Telangana.

India

The Nizam Museum heist: The tale of two thieves who breached heavy security apparatus to steal gold tiffin box

Mir Osman Ali Khan, the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad, never ate his food from the gold tiffin box that was stolen from the Nizam's museum

Politics

Tamil Nadu governor in tough spot over Rajiv Gandhi assassination case as AIADMK seeks to stand up to BJP

What will Governor Banwarilal Purohit do now? It is highly unlikely that he will go purely by the recommendation of the Tamil Nadu cabinet.

Politics

KCR dissolves Telangana Assembly: Congress apprehensive, can't be sure of Trojan horses in its stable

With K Chandrasekhar Rao dissolving Telangana Legislative assembly, paving the way for early polls in the state, many in the opposition Congress are tentative, unsure of the Trojan horses in their stable.

India

Gutkha scam: CBI raids on minister C Vijaya Baskar, DGP TK Rajendran reveal how graft has gripped Tamil Nadu

The gutkha scam was unearthed in 2016 when I-T teams raided the premises of a pan masala and gutkha manufacturer in Tamil Nadu who had been facing charges of tax evasion to the tune of Rs 250 crore.

Politics

Narendra Modi, Amit Shah unlikely to oppose KCR's plan to advance Telangana Assembly polls: Here's why

On Sunday night, a few hours after KCR addressed the TRS public meeting on the outskirts of Hyderabad, leaders of the Telangana BJP were closeted with Amit Shah, their national president at the city airport

India

Lois Sofia-Tamilisai Soundararajan face-off: If the word 'fascist' is in your vocabulary, you are probably a terrorist

On Monday, Lois Sofia, a post-doctoral research scholar in Mathematics on a flight from Chennai to Tuticorin, raised anti-BJP slogans in the presence of the party's Tamil Nadu unit president, Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan. Could Soundararajan have handled it differently? Most certainly, yes. Politicians are expected to have a more thick skin when confronted with dissent.

Politics

Scale of KCR's planned rally hints at Telangana CM's Delhi ambitions, aims to dwarf Congress in state

At this TRS rally in Hyderabad, Chief Minister KCR is expected to announce the dissolution of the Telangana Assembly to hold the state elections in November-December.