Nayantara, Jaitley and sweet nothings

This week, we will discuss, in minute detail, the latest in the love life of Nayantara. Now that we have your attention, we will slip in the fact that this week’s column is actually about the Union Budget. If we had stated this in the first paragraph, you would not have come thus far. This year’s Budget is going to be historic because this is the first time that it

Spoiler alert: Karni Sena bigger fools than we originally thought them to be

* Exclusive, no-nonsense, all-stupid review of Padmaavat Chennai, Jan 25:  With a huge storm stationed over Padmaavat (nee Padmaavati), Crank’s News, as a responsible journalistic outlet, decided to check out the movie despite the real danger that we would have to sit through a film that has Ranveer Singh in it. Mind you, we have nothing against Ranveer Singh. It is just that we can’t stand the fact that all

Selfie for security

This week, without waiting for Nirmala Sitharaman, we went ahead and increased our defence preparedness. When I say we, I mean my apartment complex association. Our apartment complex has fitted CCTV cameras as a much-needed support for our security personnel, whose armoury so far consisted of — we had entrusted our entire lives and belongings to this — a whistle and torchlight. Whether this 24-hour surveillance scares the thieves are

Good support for party that people have no idea about

* Opinion poll says Rajini’s unlaunched political outfit has a promising future Chennai, Jan 19: There is good news for actor Rajnikanth’s party that he may or may not launch. The party, as of now, whose ideology is virtually unknown, a party that nobody is sure how many seats it will contest, a party whose strategy on alliances is not known, a party that we basically have no idea of

Internet of toilets

Every year, around this time, top companies in consumer electronics goods come together for the dazzling CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas and unveil some of the most spectacular goods — this is why science and technology is great — that the world has basically no need for. As this column’s well-known USP is uselessness, the CES event is always followed with keen interest by this columnist. And this

Kollywood to set up formal placement cell for sending candidates to TN politics

*Industry-Institute MoU to be inked soon *Annual recruitment to happen Chennai, Jan 11: It is well-known that in Tamil Nadu the single biggest supply chain of personnel for politics is the Tamil film world. Verily, Kollywood has been the IIT-IIM cradle for TN political industry with stellar candidates like M Karunanidhi, MGR, J Jayalalithaa reaching the highest echelon with elan. If politics were automobile industry, then Kodambakkam was its Detroit