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The Place With Bones

Delhi, June 26 -- Almost 24 years since Madras bowed out to Chennai-people still pick bones over it-there was another mad rush for changing place names in Tamil Nadu to appeal to nativist sentiments a... Read More


Chancy Gambits: Chennai's Fight Against Covid-19 And Dangerous Games That Politicians Play

Delhi, June 19 -- The COVID-19 pandemic may have stalled the world economy and thrown millions out of employment, but politicians cannot consign their trade to a deep freeze for long. Indian politicia... Read More


Chancy Gambits

Delhi, June 19 -- The COVID-19 pandemic may have stalled the world economy and thrown millions out of employment, but politicians cannot consign their trade to a deep freeze for long. Indian politicia... Read More


But For The Train To Jiribam, Manipuris Still Love To Go Back To Chennai

Delhi, May 29 -- Just close to the famous twin arches of Anna Nagar in west Chennai, a group of people from the Northeast are waiting on the footpath at a sparsely shaded spot. Surrounded by suitcases... Read More


Things That Got Covided: Why Some Things Will Never Be The Same Again

Delhi, May 18 -- Maybe it was a hex gone wrong for what would have been Season 13 of the IPL. Maybe when an Andre Russell or a David Warner was smoking sixes around the park last year, a rival captain... Read More


COVIDED! Why Rajinikanth's Political Relevance Suddenly Stands Diminished

Delhi, May 18 -- As an actor and public figure, Rajinikanth's star appeal vies with gravity. Then, the superstar is the subject of a cottage industry of fondly concocted tall tales with the same denou... Read More


Walking The Tight Rope

Circus, May 11 -- along with memories of unalloyed childhood happiness and wonderment, the word conjures up a world of barely-there make-believe, gaudy paint, tinny music, betasselled costumes of trap... Read More