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Lokpria Vasudevan

Lokpria Vasudevan

Principal Correspondent, India Today TV.lokpria.vasudevan@aajtak.com
Principal Correspondent with India Today TV.

By Lokpria Vasudevan

With no groundwater supply, Chennai faces nature's ire as a dry-spell this time

Most water bodies in Chennai that were the primary sources of drinking water, now have storage levels of less than 1% of their combined capacity.

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Lok Sabha 2019: BJP and its Dravidian dilemma

The upcoming Lok Sabha elections are going to be no cakewalk for the saffron party in Tamil Nadu — a state that wears anti-Modi sentiments on its sleeve. Here's a look at where the BJP, and its challengers, stand.

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Why May 23 is going to be decisive for Tamil Nadu politics

By-elections to 18 out of 21 vacant Assembly seats will be held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls in the state on April 18.

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The BJP-AIADMK tie-up: Will the national party finally make inroads into the southern bastion?

With All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam sorting an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Pattali Makkal Katchi for the Lok Sabha elections in TN, the combine could translate into votes for both the 'outsider' and the 'incumbent'.

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Sterlite case: Why the people of Tuticorin feel let down by the NGT's order

On May 22, the coastal town of Tuticorin changed forever after ghastly police firing on the 100th day of protests against Vedanta’s Sterlite copper plant. Many lost their limbs, livelihoods and loved ones. Now, the NGT wants Sterlite to reopen.

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AIADMK objects to ‘Sarkar’: Self goal for the party, free promotion for the movie

The movie is mediocre, a vehicle of propaganda for actor Vijay’s political ambitions.

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Why Madras High Court verdict on disqualification of 18 MLAs is a shot in the arm for AIADMK

The order now cements Edappadi K Palaniswami's position as one of the strongest leaders in the AIADMK.

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#MeToo and the conspicuous silence of Kollywood

Barring a handful of stars, most do not seem to want to address the elephant in the room.

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Why the monsoon is a cover to postpone by-polls in Tamil Nadu

Political observers note that the elections to the two constituencies will not be a cakewalk for the AIADMK.

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Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Why kin of victims feel the convicts deserve no mercy

For the families of 13 others who died along with the former PM, any discussion about the release of the convicts rips open their wounds.

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Alagiri - Can the strongman of Madurai actually shake Stalin's DMK rise?

From Union Cabinet berth to near political irrelevance, Alagiri’s career has seen many ups and downs.

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Why MK Stalin becoming DMK chief is the coronation of a crown prince

While being Karunanidhi’s son gave Stalin an advantage, he had to go through the grind and climb up the ladder in the DMK.

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What Alagiri hopes to gain from his Karunanidhi memorial rally

The turnout at the event will show how much clout Karunanidhi’s elder son still commands.

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The right note: Carnatic music is not only for Hindus

Singers like TM Krishna, Srinivas and Nithyashree are facing flak from right-wing Hindu groups for singing Christian hymns in Carnatic styles. Some reject boundaries on their music though.

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Succession battle in DMK: Does Alagiri's challenge pose a serious threat to Stalin?

Only an electoral victory can silence Stalin's critics.

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M Karunanidhi passes away: The Kalaignar of Tamil Nadu who was loved by his cadres

The 94-year-old leader who passed away on Tuesday was more than just a party chief to DMK members — he was a mentor, a friend, an inspiration, and an emotion.

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Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, TTV Dhinakaran: Will the challengers turn kingmakers in Tamil Nadu?

A recent survey gives the edge to DMK-Congress, but the smaller players could have a significant role.

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From goat trader to millionaire - How Nagarajan Seyyadurai's SPK group shot to the top in Tamil Nadu

The I-T raids on highways contractor close to AIADMK has set alarm bells ringing in power corridors of the state.

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Leadership in disarray, cadre discontent: Can the AIADMK pull itself together?

The party feels Jayalalithaa’s absence keenly, even as TTV Dhinakaran’s rising popularity threatens it.

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Why it's time for Rajinikanth to emerge from the shadows of the BJP

The superstar's take on several issues such as 'one nation, one poll' sounds more like BJP's official agenda.

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Will Alagiri play spoilsport for DMK in 2019 Lok Sabha polls?

Madurai is still a stronghold of the expelled DMK leader.

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#GoBackAmitShah: Breaching Tamil Nadu won't be a walk on Marina Beach for the BJP

Despite Tamil Nadu's political vacuum, the BJP finds it hard to shed its image of an 'outsider'.

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Why this Tamil Nadu village is protesting against Chennai-Salem expressway

It will change the facade of their sleepy hamlet Ramalingapuram.

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