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Discriminatory Indian Political Structure

Tamil in Tamil Nadu Politics

Politics of Convenience

Political Satire

The Lighter Side of Tamilnadu Politics

History of Dravidian Parties in Tamil Nadu  (This link will open a new page)


Discriminatory Indian Political Structure

20071202 Political Expediencies within India-Tamil Nadu Power Structure: Karunanidhi and Rajiv Gandhi: Posthumous Reconciliation (by Thanjai Nalankilli), TAMIL TRIBUNE, December 2007 (13 KB) (i, p, tn)

Author argues through the Karunanidhi-Rajiv Gandhi example, "Interests of Tamil Nadu and Tamil people cannot be protected under the Indian political structure and constitution. Hindi politicians would never allow a change to the current political structure because it benefits Hindi people enormously."

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Tamil in Tamil Nadu Politics

199903e EDITORIAL: TMC on the Tamil Bandwagon (by Inia Pandian), TAMIL TRIBUNE, March 1999 (7 KB) (p)

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199908e EDITORIAL: Say a Word in Tamil and Listen to the Thunderous Applause from the Crowd (by Inia Pandian), TAMIL TRIBUNE, August 1999 (9 KB) (h, p, tn)

Tamil politics.

20151001 Hindi-Tamil Hypocrisy of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) (by Inia Pandian), TAMIL TRIBUNE, October 2015 (12 KB) (h, p)

The two faces of Mr. Modi.

20101101 Karunanidhi - Protector of Tamil Language (Mozhi Kaavalar Mu. Karunanidhi) (by Thanjai Nalankilli), TAMIL TRIBUNE, November 2010 (11 KB) (p, t)

The Karunanidhi ordinance of 2010 provides at least a partial measure of protection against Tamil becoming a useless language within Tamilnadu itself.

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Politics of Convenience

19990801 Election 1999: Coalitions of Convenience (by Parvathi Muthuraman), TAMIL TRIBUNE, August 1999 (44 KB) (p)

Coalition politics in Tamilnadu.

19990802 Election 1999: Tamils Should Vote for BJP (by N. Trivedi), TAMIL TRIBUNE, August 1999 (12 KB) (p)

Title is self-explanatory.

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Political Satire

19980502 Dr. Chief Minister! (by Inia Pandian), TAMIL TRIBUNE, May 1998 (8 KB) (p)

Political satire.

19980702 Two Wives for a Minister! (by N. Kunjithapatham), TAMIL TRIBUNE, July 1998 (6 KB) (p)

Political satire.

19970903 A Strange Disease In Tamil Nadu (by Inia Pandian), TAMIL TRIBUNE, September 1997 (12 KB) (p, tn)

Political satire. Discussion of a strange disease that afflicted some powerful politicians and their friends in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

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The Lighter Side of Tamilnadu Politics

20010503 1991: Rajiv-Karunanidhi Duel of Words (by A. Muthuraman), TAMIL TRIBUNE, May 2001 (6 KB) (p)

Title is self-explanatory.

20010602 Ironies in Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's Life (by Inia Pandian), TAMIL TRIBUNE, June 2001 (8 KB) (p)

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20020302 Shadow Wars on the Silver Screen (by Inia Pandian), TAMIL TRIBUNE, March 2002 (10 KB) (p, tn)

How M. Karunanidhi and MGR (M.G. Ramachandran) used Tamil movies to insult each other and propagate Tamil nationalism.

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History of Dravidian Parties in Tamil Nadu (A series of articles)

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