Tamil Nadu Vision 2023: A first look

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  • Liquor policy has just resulted in the State doing what it can to get its subjects drunk.

    Looking at Liquor Policies in India

    The recent bunching up of hooch tragedies brought to attention liquor policies in India. There was an article in The Hindu on AP liquor situation and some brief discussions in Twitter before the Kushwaha issue got pushed as the burning national issue. Moral and possible Gandhian considerations have consistently pushed […]

     
  • Crossing the Waves to Trade – 2500 years ago!

    Crossing the Waves to Trade – 2500 years ago!

    The Chennai based Tamil Heritage group along with REACH Foundation presented their monthly lecture today on Adichanallur Excavations. Link to invitation and profile of the speaker is attached here Prof Raghavan spoke about using the science of Skeletal Biology to identify races of the excavated skeletal remains. Apparently Cell Biology […]

     
  • FDI in Retail: Examining Some Issues in Agricultural Products

    FDI in Retail: Examining Some Issues in Agricultural Products

    A lot of passion has been generated in the debate on FDI in Retail on the issue of impact on agriculture. One side takes the position that this is precisely what the farmer always needed. He will get a better price for his produce, cut out the middlemen and rural […]

     
  • FDI in Retail : The Indian Context

    FDI in Retail : The Indian Context

    The term retail probably needs no explanation. But in the context of the debate on FDI in retail, we should clarify that the term refers to big retail outlets rather than entities like Selvam Stores or Dhanalakshmi Gruh Vastu Bhandar. It is unlikely that there is any FDI interest in […]

     
  • Congress Party and Muslims

    Congress Party and Muslims

    Congress Party and Muslims Congress Party was founded in 1885. From an elite organisation set up largely to discuss issues and concerns ‘natives’ with the rulers, in the early part of the twentieth century it evolved into a mass organisation seeking  independence from those rulers, and articulating the views of […]

     
  • DMK – What now?

    DMK – What now?

    Electoral defeats are as common as successes to political parties.  One never writes off any political force so easily. Like life it does its best to survive and keep things going. Still the defeat of DMK in this election is unique in that it has come at a most inopportune […]

     
  • A Short Tribute to K. Balachander

    A Short Tribute to K. Balachander

    (Ace film director K. Balachander has been  chosen as the recipient of this year’s prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India’s highest award in cinema given annually by the Government of India for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema. Our guest contributor Girish pens a short tribute to him focusing especially on some […]

     
  • TN 2011 – Dalit Politics in Tamil Nadu by Girish LN

    TN 2011 – Dalit Politics in Tamil Nadu by Girish LN

    (CRI commentariat is extensively analysing the series of  state elections scheduled for the year 2011. We began with a primer on the prospects of two principal players-ruling DMK and  opposition ADMK in the state of TN.  Fellow CRI contributor  Amar Govinarajan  wrote on caste cauldron that is TN politics. In this post GirishLN analyses the Dalit equation […]