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Periyar statue vandalised in Tamil Nadu's Kancheepuram amid row over rationalist leader's views on Hindu gods
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Periyar statue vandalised in Tamil Nadu's Kancheepuram amid row over rationalist leader's views on Hindu gods

A statue of rationalist leader EV Ramasamy Periyar was found vandalised in neighbouring Kancheepuram district on Friday morning

Magamuni movie review: Arya impresses in a double role in Santhakumar's story with well-crafted characters
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Magamuni movie review: Arya impresses in a double role in Santhakumar's story with well-crafted characters

Magamuni stands out for the way the director has delved into the subject of Karma and redemption, and also the socio-political issues, without being preachy.

Cauvery, a river under stress: In the rice bowl of Tamil Nadu, little water to spare
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Cauvery, a river under stress: In the rice bowl of Tamil Nadu, little water to spare

The eight Cauvery delta region districts contribute 45.4 percent of Tamil Nadu's total paddy production, with Thiruvarur and Thanjore contributing the highest (10.7 and 9.9 percent, respectively) — making them the chief rice suppliers to the state granaries

Cauvery, a river under stress: Effluents to sand mining, examining the impact of human activities
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Cauvery, a river under stress: Effluents to sand mining, examining the impact of human activities

The Cauvery, flowing through the districts of Salem, Erode, Karur and Namakkal, is considered sacred by the locals. Triveni Sangamam — the confluence of the Bhavani, Cauvery and Saraswati — is a site of Hindu pilgrimage. Yet, the Cauvery runs barren for most of the year — the river and banks often exposed to harsh activities that impact them adversely.

Cauvery, a river under stress: The plight of Mandya's farmers — and of TN's fluorosis belt residents
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Cauvery, a river under stress: The plight of Mandya's farmers — and of TN's fluorosis belt residents

In part III of Anusha Sundar’s Cauvery — A River in Stress series, we examine the plight of the farmers of the Mandya plains, who rely on the river water for their paddy and sugarcane crops, as well as for their drinking needs. We also look at the Cauvery in the drought-prone Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri districts, known as the fluorosis belt of Tamil Nadu. Here, the excess presence of fluoride, an acute salt in the groundwater, leads to severe dental and skeletal problems for the residents.

Cauvery, a river under stress: In Coorg, unwanted 'development' comes at a high environmental cost
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Cauvery, a river under stress: In Coorg, unwanted 'development' comes at a high environmental cost

The economic, political and social changes in Coorg have led to an environmental imbalance that has impacted the Cauvery

Cauvery, a river under stress: How the dispute over its waters was politicised
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Cauvery, a river under stress: How the dispute over its waters was politicised

Hydro politics over its rivers is not a new phenomenon in India, but the Cauvery water dispute is one-of-its-kind, in that it has continued for over two centuries now.

Double incumbency, Dhinakaran and DMK: Tamil Nadu LS polls a mess that couldn't be worse for BJP, AIADMK
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Double incumbency, Dhinakaran and DMK: Tamil Nadu LS polls a mess that couldn't be worse for BJP, AIADMK

By relying on caste permutations, the BJP-AIADMK is not only underestimating the double anti-incumbency it faces in Tamil Nadu, but also that TTV Dhinakaran is a Thevar and will split the traditional AIADMK votes

Karunanidhi passes away at 94: Ex-DMK chief, like many others biography forgives, can be called a product of his times
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Karunanidhi passes away at 94: Ex-DMK chief, like many others biography forgives, can be called a product of his times

Even a casual observer of the life of M Karunanidhi will acknowledge it to be an illustrious life; indeed, keener observers would call it the life of Indian politics

Petty politics over Karunanidhi’s burial site lacks honour for the dead, may cost AIADMK and NDA dear in 2019
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Petty politics over Karunanidhi’s burial site lacks honour for the dead, may cost AIADMK and NDA dear in 2019

If Tamil Nadu chief minister E Palaniswami kicked up a needless fuss over where Karunanidhi should be buried, it was a tit-for-tat without respect for the dead

Karunanidhi funeral: Did Palaniswami shoot himself in the foot by objecting to Marina burial for ex-DMK chief?
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Karunanidhi funeral: Did Palaniswami shoot himself in the foot by objecting to Marina burial for ex-DMK chief?

For EPS to behave so gracelessly within hours of Karunanidhi's death came across to neutral observers of Tamil Nadu politics as petty politics and in bad taste

Karunanidhi family tree: DMK chief leaves behind lineage of young politicians but Stalin, Kanimozhi likely to be heirs
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Karunanidhi family tree: DMK chief leaves behind lineage of young politicians but Stalin, Kanimozhi likely to be heirs

DMK chief and Tamil Nadu politics veteran M Karunanidhi who passed away on Tuesday in Chennai at the age of 94, is survived by two wives and six children.

By reviving Periyar, BJP has made latest misstep in Tamil Nadu: Party remains non-starter in southern state
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By reviving Periyar, BJP has made latest misstep in Tamil Nadu: Party remains non-starter in southern state

It takes more than just foolishness to do what a BJP leader has done in 'Dravidian' Tamil Nadu

Kamal Haasan in Tamil Nadu: Madurai makeover gives actor best shot to shed filmy skin, turn politician and silence critics
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Kamal Haasan in Tamil Nadu: Madurai makeover gives actor best shot to shed filmy skin, turn politician and silence critics

Like his idol, actor Kamal Haasan will discard his skin — this one full of glitz and glamour — to get into a politician's attire in Madurai.

Kamal Haasan confident of success in Tamil Nadu on eve of launch of political party, aims to proceed with pro-Dravidian ideology
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Kamal Haasan confident of success in Tamil Nadu on eve of launch of political party, aims to proceed with pro-Dravidian ideology

Tamil film actor Kamal Haasan, who is all set to launch his political innings on 21 February, has expressed confidence that he would succeed with his Dravidian brand of politics

MK Stalin slams Rajinikanth after actor meets DMK chief Karunanidhi, says 'spiritual politics' won't work in land of Periyar
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MK Stalin slams Rajinikanth after actor meets DMK chief Karunanidhi, says 'spiritual politics' won't work in land of Periyar

DMK working president MK Stalin on Wednesday said that Tamil Nadu was the cradle of the Dravidian movement, where there was no place for spiritual politics as enunciated by top star Rajinikanth.

Rajinikanth takes the plunge into politics: BJP welcomes move, claims actor will back party in 2019 Lok Sabha polls
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Rajinikanth takes the plunge into politics: BJP welcomes move, claims actor will back party in 2019 Lok Sabha polls

Rajinikanth's announcement will most likely be watched by the BJP, which is trying to make a political mark in the state dominated by the ruling AIADMK and the Opposition DMK.

Centre mints special coins in bid to appropriate MGR's legacy as BJP expands roots in Tamil Nadu
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Centre mints special coins in bid to appropriate MGR's legacy as BJP expands roots in Tamil Nadu

In the absence of any strong local leader, the BJP seems to be banking on the charisma of the late MGR to explore the uncharted Dravidian heartland.

Rajinikanth to join politics: BJP a likely ally, but superstar may face difficulty overcoming Dravidian barriers
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Rajinikanth to join politics: BJP a likely ally, but superstar may face difficulty overcoming Dravidian barriers

If Rajinikanth plans to do business with the political ecosystem of Tamil Nadu, he will have to soon answer his own question, asked in his inimitable style: "Howw iss it?"