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The state employment guarantee council, which is meant to oversee the functioning of this programme, is yet to be formalized in Maharashtra. Photo: Mint

MGNREGA needs a push in Maharashtra

4 min read . 25 Dec 2017
Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa’s funeral procession from Rajaji Hall to Marina Beach in Chennai on Tuesday. Photo: PTI

India mourns Jayalalithaa’s death

3 min read . 07 Dec 2016
Jayalalithaa in a still from ‘Suryagandhi’. She did over 140 films in the 1960s and 1970s as child and lead actor in multiple languages, including Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi.

Ten films to remember Jayalalithaa by

2 min read . 06 Dec 2016
The mysterious illness of Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa has put the spotlight on present-day politicians in India. Photo: AFP

Our insecure leaders and us

4 min read . 17 Oct 2016
The DMK was formed on 17 September, 1949,  on the birthday of the founder of the Dravidian movement, E. V. Ramasamy, popularly known as Periyar. Photo: Reuters<br />

Has DMK lost its Dravidian edge?

2 min read . 23 Sep 2016