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

An afternoon with Rajini

“I am media shy.” You can’t tell this to the over 100 media personnel that you yourself had invited for a chat. You can get away after saying this only if you were Rajinikanth. Well, as it happened, it was indeed Rajinikanth who said this as he began his brief interaction with media people at a hotel in the city a few days back. The meeting was supposed to be

Year of: #covfefe-2

* A look back on the events and people who shaped 2017 (This is the second part of the series) MAY Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have summit-level talks at the VIP lounge of De Gaulle airport in Paris. Trudeau is in Paris as — he is so unassuming you see — a tourist guide to a group of Canadians on a budget trip to France. Modi, for his part, is returning

How will be your 2018

* We, sitting in our office, foretell your (whoever and wherever you are) future Chennai, Dec 28: The only thing that ever gets read with any amount of sincerity in a newspaper is the Zodiac prediction, a column whose contents we completely make up. Here in the newspaper industry we can’t even say with any amount of certainty what tomorrow holds for us and whether newspapers will be around till next winter. And you expect us to