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Tamil Nadu’s folk artists strike new-found resonance amid COVID-19 — a reminder of the role they played in past epidemics
Arts & Culture

Tamil Nadu’s folk artists strike new-found resonance amid COVID-19 — a reminder of the role they played in past epidemics

Marginalised and subaltern forms of musical expression, performing arts and literature have historically fulfilled a range of purposes in Tamil Nadu. Under the lockdown, the fate of their proponents remains uncertain

'How can you be an artiste and not reflect the times?' The inside story of Arivu's fight against oppression
Life

'How can you be an artiste and not reflect the times?' The inside story of Arivu's fight against oppression

From ‘Sandai Seivom’ (Let's Fight, a protest song against the CAA) or 'Snowlin' (about the teenage girl shot dead during the Sterlite protest), Arivu's music — like his existence — is political.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination: Nalini Sriharan moves High Court again, demands early release
India

Rajiv Gandhi assassination: Nalini Sriharan moves High Court again, demands early release

Nalini Sriharan, undergoing life imprisonment in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, on Monday again moved the Madras High Court seeking a direction to Tamil Nadu government to consider her representation for premature release.

Rajiv's assassination: 'Only a mother will know this pain'
Politics

Rajiv's assassination: 'Only a mother will know this pain'

Arputham Ammal, the 65-year-old mother of one of the three on death row in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, opens her heart.