Posse of Police at Poe's/Constabulary at Consulate

The Man from Madras Musings has certain fixed routes by which he goes every day and while doing so he never fails to observe what are often referred to as posses of policemen at two locations – one at a garden that contains the residence of a late Chief Minister and the other a consulate belonging to the country that is considered by many to be the Ultimate Stupendous Abode, at least to judge by the number of people queuing up for visas every day. 380 more words

Chennai's Current Affairs

No merger until VK Sasikala, TTV Dinakaran are expelled from AIADMK, says O Panneerselvam

Chennai: Former Tamil Nadu boss pastor O Panneerselvam ended his hush on Tuesday and guaranteed that VK Sasikala has double-crossed late AIADMK boss J Jayalalithaa. While likewise guaranteeing that there is no place for Sasikala and her nephew TTV Dinakakaran in the AIADMK, OPS said that he will keep on fighting to secure the legacy of ‘Amma’. 199 more words

The Quint: EC Freezes AIADMK Logo, Grants New Symbol to OPS & Sasikala Camps

Months after the AIADMK split into two warring fractions following the demise of it’s leader J Jayalalithaa, the Election Commission on Thursday denied the original “two leaves” symbol to either factions. 117 more words

Three hard whacks on granite...

… also known as the week that was

At the outset Chief, please accept the apologies of the Man from Madras Musings. He does know that you Chief are averse to any political overtones appearing in this column. 538 more words

Chennai's Current Affairs

Rs 110 crore fine recovered from Sasikala, Jaya will go to TN coffers

Convicted AIADMK interim general secretary Sasikala Natarajan has been ordered to pay a fine by the Supreme Court of India.

In the case of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, the case stood abated since she is no more, but the fine of Rs 100 crore imposed on her too will have to be recovered. 12 more words

Vicky Nanjappa

A tale of sorrow and indifference

The month of December saw the death of two very important people of the public domain. What surprised me was my reaction to them – as it was not what I had expected. 531 more words

Everyday Emotions

Poes Garden home didn't make it to prosecution list in Jaya DA case

The prosecution called it a water-tight case and in the words of B V Acharya, the special public prosecutor in the Jayalalithaa disproportionate assets case, the case mandated only a conviction. 77 more words

Vicky Nanjappa