Andhra Pradesh shouldn't oppose Jagan Mohan Reddy’s push for English; its role in South's growth story is well-documented
When India liberalised its economy in the 1990s, due to an English-speaking culture, the south was in a better position to reap the benefits of an era that saw a spectacular rise of India's entrepreneurial class
Rajinikanth and legacy politics: Parties and leaders may invoke past, but voters respond to present political context
Rajinikanth was never part of the Dravidian movement and in fact even today does not espouse the ideals of the Dravidian movement.
The Aryan Invasion Theory is the most politically divisive theories of Indian historiography, mostly because the political usefulness of the theory, and to support or negate the Indianness of Hindutva
When a national government bats for Hindi, and not 22 other languages that are also deemed official, it smacks of parochialism. The type that could breed resentment. A national government cannot be parochial.
In his 94th year, the grand old man of Tamil politics, M Karunanidhi, faces criticism from all quarters but continues to strive for relevance
“Karunanidhi (chief of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam or DMK) is wholly responsible for caste issues in this state,” begins Tho Pa, mincing no words. “Periyar was against caste. The Dravidian movement was against caste. Anna (former Chief Minister Annadurai) compromised the Dravidian movement when he said – “ondrey kulam, oruvaney devan” (One humanity, one God). Karunanidhi diluted it further and turned it entirely into votebank politics,” he said.