- தமிழக அரசியல் பற்றியும் தமிழகத்தைப் பற்றியும் ஒரு நல்ல ஆங்கிலக் கட்டுரை
Sagarika Ghose writes: Thus, the Tamil Nadu model is the model for the future, combining economic growth with social and cultural emancipation, global living choices yet retaining traditional rootedness. There’s corruption in politics but a spirited and fearless challenge from civil society. So, Sasikala and OPS may come and go, but Tamil Nadu’s time has come.
2. ஜெ. சசிகலா தீர்ப்புப் பற்றி … நெத்தியடி…
But look into the judgment and you realise that it is not about Sasikala. It is about Jayalalithaa more than anyone else. Which is why the big picture has huge implications for the political dynamics of the state and for AIADMK in particular. Because the verdict, while it may seem more about Sasikala in the context of the politics of today, the manner in which the court minced no words in labelling Jayalalithaa as corrupt should make the AIADMK hang its head in shame.
Contrary to expectations, the Supreme Court did not spare Jayalalithaa even though she is no more. Showing no mercy for the deceased chief minister, the court called her the “mastermind who misused her public office”, who masked banking exchanges, who acquired “vast tracts of land” for pittances and conspired with her co-accused at Veda Nilayam at Poes Garden only to later “feign ignorance” about any crime committed.
3. மூக்கில் நுழைந்த கரப்பான்பூச்சி பற்றி ஒரு காமெடியான கட்டுரை
Handle a cocky roach like a Tamil woman : J.S.Raghavan
Excerpts: Methods of extermination of cockroaches women deploy are varied. The commonest is stepping on one, provided she is wearing a pair of slippers in the kitchen, a taboo in orthodox homes. An experienced woman would for good measure press hard with a vibratory motion, like a smoker after dropping a burning cigarette butt. She would know that a cockroach can even survive a nuclear holocaust. Barefooted women, who are battle-ready, would keep two long broomsticks propped on the veranda walls like spears in palaces. At the fleeting sight of a cockroach, she would take the brooms, one in each hand, manoeuvre like a hunky wrestler in a WWF ring, choosing which way to move.
(தமிழகத்தில் ஊழலும் கரப்பான்பூச்சி போல ஒழியாது போல… ம்…)