Janardhan Koushik

Articles By Janardhan Koushik

Lok Sabha polls: Kamal Haasan announces Makkal Needhi Maiam’s first list of candidates

The candidate list for the rest of the Lok Sabha constituencies as well as for by-polls to the 18 assembly constituencies in the state shall be announced on March 24 at Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu.

CK Kumaravel quits Kamal Haasan’s party, says MNM lacks focus

Kumaravel, who had been part of the party’s core team since its inception on February 21, 2018, submitted his resignation on Monday citing "internal politics".

After sealing pact with AIADMK, GK Vasan says Tamil Manila Congress will contest from Thanjavur

Vasan also said TMC's alliance with AIADMK will continue even in the bye-elections, which will be held simultaneously along with the Lok Sabha polls.

No room for Vijayakanth’s DMDK in our alliance: DMK treasurer

With the DMDK on the verge of closing talks with AIADMK, the meeting of certain DMDK functionaries with Duraimurugan created turbulence in Tamil Nadu political arena.

PMK defends alliance with AIADMK, says joined hands for welfare of Tamil Nadu

“We have joined with AIADMK for the welfare of Tamil Nadu. We will force the AIADMK to agree to all the 10 demands put forth by us," PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss said.

Rajinikanth, Stalin meet DMDK chief Vijayakant, set off political buzz

According to reports, Vijayakanth is unwilling to settle for anything less than seven Lok Sabha seats -- similar to the number allocated to Ramadoss-led Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK).

Make use of me for betterment of Tamil Nadu, Kamal Haasan tells supporters

Kamal Haasan had confirmed earlier this month that Makkal Needhi Maiam would contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections alone.

Chennai gets its first board game lounge

“You can pick and choose any game of their choice from the list of 240 games. If you want to try out a new game, we are happy to help you by explaining the game, the genre and the complexity, and you can have a fun session with your buddies,” Arjun said.

Tamil Nadu cong chief Alagiri interview: BJP-AIADMK alliance is fragile, Stalin has great vision

"The BJP-AIADMK alliance is a weak, fragile combination. They don’t have people’s support. Look at us, we don’t have any problem. Our relationship with our allies has been smooth. That’s the way an alliance should function," Alagiri said.

Kamal Haasan rules out alliance, says his party will contest alone in 2019 elections 

Haasan, who kept everyone guessing about his party’s participation in the 2019 parliamentary polls, said his party will decide whether he would contest in the Lok Sabha elections.

With smartphones, Chennai photo fest exposes children to photography

The Chennai Photo Biennale, a not-for-profit foundation, is hosting second International photography festival across venues in Chennai that will showcase the works of over 150 artists from across the world.

Ex-Bigg Boss contestant Nithya Dheju elected NWP’s TN president

The National Women’s Party, which identifies itself as India’s first-ever all-women political party, launched its Tamil Nadu unit Wednesday.

Loyola College comes under attack from BJP over ‘derogatory’ PM Modi, Bharat Mata paintings

The art exhibition included paintings on caste violence, sexual violence, atrocities on the downtrodden and also on how the voice of activists was being muzzled. However, the most controversial of the lot was a painting that depicted Bharat Mata being a victim of the MeToo movement.

Thiruvarur bypoll: DMK names Poondi Kalaivanan, AMMK to field S.Kamaraj

Tamil Nadu speaker P Dhanapal disqualified 18 MLAs in September last year under the anti-defection law after they met the Governor and expressed their lack of confidence in Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisamy.

IPL 2019 Auction: I carry a cricket ball wherever I go, says Varun Chakravarthy

Varun Chakravarthy has become the joint expensive buy in the recently concluded IPL auctions after being bagged by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 8.4 crore from his base price of Rs 20 lakh.

16th Chennai International Film Festival kicks off, over 150 films to be screened

The 16th Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF) kick-started on December 13 with the Japanese film Shoplifters. The festival will run for eight days and will conclude on December 20.

BJP is losing its influence, says Rajinikanth

Rajinikanth, who is often believed to have an affiliation towards BJP hinted that Modi is more powerful than the opposition. “If 10 people (the union of opposition parties formed ahead of Lok Sabha elections) gang up against a single person, (Modi) who is stronger?” Rajinikanth said.

Dharmapuri bus burning case: Convicted AIADMK members out of jail after Governor accepts state’s pre-release request

Nedunchezhiyan (aka Nedu), Ravindran (aka Madhu) and Muniyappan were awarded capital punishment by the trial court in February 2007. They submitted a review petition to Supreme Court and in 2016, the apex court reduced their punishment to life imprisonment.

Thirunangai 25: Seeing transgenders in a new light

The event came to a close on November 17, after three days of educational workshops, a job fair and a health camp spelling out the feminisation process.

If opposition parties gang up against one person, who is powerful, asks Rajinikanth

Rajinikanth on Tuesday issued a clarification a day after he said, "if opposition parties believe BJP is dangerous, then it must be".