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POLITICS

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AIADMK, Chennai, Parole, VK Sasikala

Sasikala's five-day parole shows she still enjoys 'clout' in AIADMK

The jailed leader's supporters believe when she will return from her 'exile', the 'queen's throne' will be waiting for her.

POLITICS

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Arvind Kejriwal, Kamal Haasan

Why Kamal Haasan is reaching out to Arvind Kejriwal

The south Indian actor wants to start a political party but is not keen on taking the electoral route.

ART & CULTURE

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Marina beach, Chennai, Kamal Haasan, Sivaji Ganesan statue

Kamal Haasan's outrage over shifting of Sivaji Ganesan statue from Marina is uncalled for

Without belittling the iconic actor's contribution to Tamil cinema, Chennai and Tamil Nadu have far more pressing issues to deal with.

VARIETY

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Smart city, Development, Chennai

Merely lining up projects will not save Chennai from disaster

The rush of development plans within the broad development discourse in itself has many side effects.

POLITICS

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Chennai Floods, Ennore Oil Spill, Chennai

As if oil spill and floods weren't enough, Chennai now faces a far bigger crisis

Ennore Creek, an important component of Chennai’s infrastructure for flood protection and water security, is facing a major threat.

POLITICS

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Disaster, Chennai, Ennore Oil Spill

Chennai oil spill: Why is nobody asking how did it happen?

When only one ship is allowed to enter or exit the port at one point in time, how did two get a green signal to move?

POLITICS

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Chennai, Cyclone Vardah

Cyclone Vardah: Only hope for Chennai is by planting a tree

It's a win-win solution to the problem of lost green cover in the city.

VOICES

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Chennai, Cyclone Vardah

What I learnt about Chennai as I braved Cyclone Vardah

By the early hours of December 12, the signs were ominous.

VARIETY

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Tamil Nadu, Chennai, Cyclone Vardah

I was marooned by Cyclone Vardah. My ten hours of helplessness

We felt the harsh shaking of our OB van. It was shaking, no, almost swaying...10...15...20...25 seconds and it felt like eternity.

VARIETY

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Chennai, Videos, Destruction, Winds

Terrifying videos of Cyclone Vardah hitting Tamil Nadu surface on social media

The Tamil Nadu government has asked people to stay indoors during the heavy rains.