'TBF, we got the election dates spot on'

*Poll pundits hit back sharply at critics *Scientists say in a parallel universe Rahul is winning New Delhi, Mar 15: Pollsters and political pundits (journalists) in India, to this day, seem to have got not even one election right. This is a track record that is worse than even, well, Rahul Gandhi’s. At least in the case of Rahul Gandhi there is the very logical and valid excuse that he

DIY: Tamil film music

According to a recent report, 200 new music directors have come to the industry in the last five years alone. It is obviously an alarming statistic. Yes, the number 200 is too low when practically anyone can become a music director these days. When we say anyone we mean you. And this is how: Here are the simple steps to compose various types of songs: Fun Song or the song

Aussies bat for formalising 'Pre-DRS'

If there is technology to get technology right, we must use it: Steve Smith BENGALURU, MAR 10: While Indian captain Virat Kohli minced no words about what he thought of his Australian counterpart Steve Smith looking in the direction of his team’s dressing room on whether to opt for DRS or not after he was adjudged out in the second innings of the Bengaluru Test, the Australian camp, for their

Aussies bat for formalising 'Pre-DRS'

Bengaluru: While Indian captain Virat Kohli minced no words about what he thought of his Australian counterpart Steve Smith looking in the direction of his team’s dressing room on whether to opt for DRS or not after he was adjudged out in the second innings of the Bengaluru Test, the Australian camp, for their part, found nothing amiss in Smith’s action and have described Smith’s action as: ‘Pre-DRS’. The Australian

Soundu party!

‘Gnnnnnnnnn Hrrrrrrrrrr, Jklfgdhhutor Teqzxvbnm, Gfropss,’ he said. ‘Snnnnnnnn Mgggggggg Kyyyyyy on Bgiofrtsl,’ I replied enthusiastically. The conversation continued in this vein for the better part of two hours last night, where neither of us could hear what the other was saying. Heck, I couldn’t hear what I was saying. Heck, I could not see the person in front of me. The surrounding was not just loud. It was LOUD enough

People rising

What is with the Tamils? They seem to be seizing every opportunity to launch protests. It is a strange reaction given that we do not care to intercede when we see two people wrestling on the road over some petty issue or if a big fight breaks out in our neighbourhood. But, recently, people have been taking up cudgels on behalf of people they do not know from Adam or

An exercise in gas

FAQs on Neduvasal hydrocarbon project Chennai, Mar 1 : After being in the boil since December last, the State is finally… no, wait, we have news coming in that the protest against the hydrocarbon project in Neduvasal is snowballing into a big crisis-like situation that Tamilnadu is now so used to, and without which dire withdrawal symptoms were kicking in. Already media houses (read TV channels) have dispatched their most

If Sasi isn’t shifted to TN prison, prison will be shifted to TN

By : Balakumar K, E-Mail : balakumarkb@gmail.com Wednesday, 22nd February 2017 She has a serious allergic condition to jails in Karnataka: Doctor Chennai, Feb 22: Some moves are already afoot to shift AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala from the Karnataka prison because — pay close attention here — the prison is in Karnataka and not in Tamil Nadu. But if the judiciary turns out to be unreasonable and orders

And the Oscar for overreacting goes to...

By : K Balakumar, E-Mail balakumarkb@gmail.com  I will tell you as to when most parents get into panic mode: 1 Ahead of public exams of their children. 2 Most other occasions. The point is most people as parents are never really normal, or, at any rate, not really allowed to be sane by their wards. But around board exams, parents, like MLAs during trust vote in Assembly, become different beasts.

‘Power of Attorney’ politics

By : T R Jawahar, E-Mail : trjawahar@gmail.com Friday, 17th February 2017             Rational TN can stump lawmen and laymen alike. The happenings here have always been high on absurd theatrics and can easily carry away and confound even the sanest of minds in an emotional sweep. The current scenario is just old wine adulterated by a Midas touch, in fresh disposable plastic crush cups.

Inauspicious Tidings

By : T R Jawahar, E-Mail : trjawahar@gmail.com Thursday, 9th February 2017 It seems to be time for all good, bad and ugly men and women to come to the aid of the party. The provocation for this rising din of unified voices from manifold walks of TN life is the disturbing rise of one of the most hated characters in recent political history. Never has the mood of multitudes