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Friday, Feb 28, 2020
Viju Cherian

Viju Cherian


Viju Cherian tries to understand the ever-changing nature of politics and find a method to this madness. He keenly follows politics, international and national.

articles by Viju Cherian (145 results)
Jun 04, 2018 16:01
However, banning Kaala in Karnataka could help Rajinikanth the politician in Tamil Nadu read more
Feb 22, 2018 10:24
Kamal Haasan at the mega launch of his party at Madurai failed to explain his vision for a better Tamil Nadu. Catchy tunes and punch dialogues are hardly enough to win the confidence of the electorate read more
Feb 06, 2018 12:10
In a country where universal healthcare is yet to be achieved, can the government be accused of getting its priorities wrong in earmarking precious revenue for tagging cows? Also, does India have the infrastructure to tag and monitor the health and well-being... read more
Jan 19, 2018 14:56
There is a vacuum in Tamil Nadu politics that ‘Superstar’ Rajinikanth can capitalise on. But can his fan base really convert into a vote bank, or can this euphoria sustain till the polls? read more
Dec 20, 2017 14:30
Kerala is struggling to co-exist in the modernity it aspires to achieve without letting go of the petty prudishness it prides itself for. The controversy is also a manifestation of a fundamental flaw that runs across the full literate state — hypocr... read more
Nov 18, 2017 16:44
The raid at Poes Garden, when read with the raids last week targeting Sasikala, Narendra Modi’s meeting with Karunanidhi and other political developments, give a picture of political uncertainty in Tamil Nadu read more
Nov 08, 2017 15:08
Kamal Haasan’s much-talked about entry into politics is a reflection of the vacuum in Tamil Nadu, especially after the demise of Jayalalithaa. The southern state has a tinsel town-politics connect, but neither Haasan nor Rajinikanth will make a difference... read more
Oct 24, 2017 07:10
The BJP has big ambitions for Tamil Nadu and rightly so. But it repeatedly misreading the cards: From Jallikattu, to Neduvasal to NEET, and now an unnecessary controversy on Vijay’s Mersal. The party must overhaul its approach to become a relevant force... read more
Oct 12, 2017 08:14
There’s an asymmetric attention given to Bollywood over regional language cinema though Hindi cinema is ‘bland’ and often lacks the riches seen in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films. read more
Aug 22, 2017 12:34
Palaniswami and Panneerselvam might have found a way to work together, but the tenuous bond that hold this AIADMK combine will soon show. Dinakaran has a sizeable following, which cannot be discounted. Also waiting on the sides is the DMK, which alleges... read more
Aug 01, 2017 11:29
In the current tension between the Pinarayi Vijayan government and the BJP government at the Centre the Left sees parallels to the situation in 1959 when the Centre dissolved the EMS government in Kerala read more
Jul 24, 2017 14:04
What happened in Rajya Sabha was the convenient use of the ‘parliamentary privilege’ card to defend abominable conduct by some of its members. The sense of entitlement shown by some leaders is the reason why such extreme steps are considered. It’s time... read more
Jul 19, 2017 15:16
Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah has showed why he is no pushover. He has played the regional card, much like the Shiv Sena\/MNS’ ‘Marathi manoos’. With the state flag move, he has played the BJP and other regional parties in their own game read more
May 11, 2017 14:28
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day Sri Lanka visit is a sign of the growing bilateral ties but closely watched will be whether Modi discusses with Sirisena or Wickremesinghe the issue of Tamil Nadu fishermen and China’s role in the region read more
Apr 22, 2017 13:03
Although the agitators had vowed to drink urine and eat faeces over the weekend if their demands were not met, they reconsidered their stomach-churning strategy after the Delhi Police intervened. read more