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Sanjay Pinto

  • Seven reasons for the 'Jayalalithaa wave' in Tamil Nadu

    It's a story of two leaves eclipsing a rainbow. Despite cobbling together a formidable alliance of caste based parties in Tamil Nadu, the BJP led NDA has been unable to make a dent in 'Amma land'.

    Friday, 16 May 2014 - 8:08pm
  • Appointment & Disappointment: Tamil Nadu top cop Archana Ramasundaram's roller coaster ride

    A little before noon, former Tamil Nadu IAS Officer Ramasundaram wrote on his facebook timeline: “In the Supreme Court, hoping justice will be rendered to my dear wife Archana Ramasundaram.” The post managed to drum up moral support in the form of 38 likes and 51 comments from bureaucrats,...

    Friday, 9 May 2014 - 11:01pm
  • What are Tamil Nadu politicians doing as they wait for 16 May

    After digging in their heels in the heat and dust across Tamil Nadu's political landscape, few will grudge the state's bigwigs the time to kick up their heels. This is, afterall, that time of the year when the most powerful political leaders probably feel like school children, waiting for their...

    Sunday, 4 May 2014 - 12:07pm
  • Why The Stakes Are High In Tamil Nadu

    Tamil Nadu's voter turnout in this election may be exactly the same as 2009. But the 73% polling, not way behind the Election Commission's target of 80%, is likely to be the only similarity between the two polls. For the first time in several years, the two main parties here are pretty much...

    Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 10:33pm
  • DMK prodigal son MK Alagiri’s ouster clears decks for younger sibling MK Stalin

    For a party that has always displayed ‘unity in adversity’, yesterday’s final act in the acrimonious family feud that has led to the dismissal of DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi’s elder son MK Alagiri, couldn’t have come at a worse juncture.

    Wednesday, 26 March 2014 - 9:47am
  • A 'Modi-cum' of Post Poll Support: Tamil Nadu Holds The Key

    My baptism by fire in journalism in the late nineties coincided with the era of fractured mandates. That was when regional chieftains began to flex their muscles and traded their numbers for their pound of flesh – ministerial berths, special packages and hidden agendas. That was when Tamil Nadu...

    Wednesday, 19 March 2014 - 6:30pm