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Friday, June 16, 2006

Kannagi from the eyes of an outsider

Eric Miller tries to answer lot of questions surrounding Kannagi in this opinion piece in The Hindu.

Kannagi proved that even a non-native with no money and no family in sight can fight City Hall and win her case — that is inspiring.


  • It takes the eye of a foreigner to view Karunanidhi in a different light. The truth is that we have experienced a massive social upheaval in Tamil Nadu for tha past 40 years and is still ongoing. Like any social revolutions, there are winners and losers. But it might be worthwhile to remember that the causes were grave enough to trigger such an upheaval. And this has avoided any bloodshed, which is remarkable in a country where blood is only too ready to flow for the smallest of causes. I am with Eric Miller, that the world may have more intellectuals leading their societies.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:25 PM  

  • Looks to me that The Hindu is desperately trying to please DMK and hiring foreigners to write glorious accounts on M.K's favourite woman... Can it get worse tha that? All to ensure that SUN TV does not enter the English Newspaper business?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:44 PM  

  • Interesting. But, that doesn't justify the action of the DMK goons in burning copies of the Vikatan for publishing author Jnani's take on the Kannagi statue issue. I agree with the other poster - The Hindu's motivations in this case are a really suspicious. No wait, I am not over reacting - Now you can blame the Hindu God Agni for burning down Madurai ;-) , with the help of this article - that should make both the Hindu and DMK happy. I think Jnani's analogy of the Kannagi statue being like a teddy bear is totally apt - the Kazhagams are holding on to sentimental icons that have outlived their usefulness. The Vikatan editorial was quite defiant about the threat from the DMK goons, and they carried equally confusing articles praising MK in the same issue. Oh well, MSM stuff ...

    P.S. In case you aren't aware copies of AV were burnt by DMK Rowdies aka party workers after Jnani called Kannagi a teddy bear for the Kazhagam.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:02 PM  

  • First time here, and to blogworld.
    Quite a nice blog you have maintained.

    My point: when will TN politicians be more bothered about real issues facing the state rather than blowing horn about small things such as a statue. There are many problems affecting the common man that needs a real look and media attention. Bangalore is a good example of where exactly the media concentrates and speaks about problems - the pieces in the papers of Bangalore (local news) are mostly on non-political issues.

    By Blogger ngo of india, at 9:52 PM  

  • @Anon,
    You're right. The Hindu is desperate here. Dinakaran has published a translated version of this Eric Miller article. I don't think Sun TV has the competencies necessary to succeed in the English newspaper space.

    I think Vikatan didn't want to rub DMK on the wrong side and hence did a coverup by publishing some articles praising MK / Kannagi.

    These issues are given importance so that people don't think about the real issues.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 1:05 PM  

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