K Chandru, a retired Madras High Court judge who was an activist in the 1970s and ‘80s, pointed out that the most recent example of a ban — “on Maggi noodles by the government” — was successfully challenged in court.
Unlike many such police excesses in the past, what made it different this time was the anecdotes from residents from many colonies who said that it was the women police personnel who led the attack and violence.
Satheesh Kumar, chef at a five-star hotel in Chennai who slept on Marina beach for six nights, said that beyond Jallikattu, the “larger mistrust of rulers and their promises” was the trigger for the protest.
V K Sasikala took over the reins of Tamil Nadu’s ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) as its general secretary on Saturday. She garlanded AIADMK founder M G Ramachandran’s statue amid slogans praising her before entering the party office to hold discussions with senior functionaries. A close aide of late chief minister J […]
Daughter of S Venkitaramanan, who was Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor from 1990 to 1992, Vaidyanathan is a native of Nagercoil in southern Tamil Nadu, where her father was born to a Tamil Iyer family.