Acute scarcity of water in villages is a conundrum India has been struggling with for many decades now. The problem, however, exacerbates when men migrate to other areas in search of work, leaving women in the lurch. Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu is one of those drought-hit areas on the verge of an agricultural crisis.(…)
After The Wire published articles on illegal sand mining in Tamil Nadu by Sandhya Ravishankar, the freelance journalist started getting threatening calls because of her work. Ravishankar, who lives with her husband in Chennai, has two policemen guarding her house all the time to protect her from any harm.
Mazharkodi Dhanasekar is a woman panchayat leader in Tamil Nadu who is unafraid of taking matters into her own hands. Her biggest achievement is that she has built 650 toilets in her village, now making it free of open defection.
A Chennai-based NGO is spreading awareness about digital ways of banking in Kannagi Nagar Police Boys’ Club of the capital city of Tamil Nadu. InkLink Trust organised an event to teach people about various technology-based ways of banking. About 2,000 people turned up for the event, a majority of whom were women who came to(…)
On Sunday, AIADMK General Secretary, V.K. Sasikala was selected to be the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu state. After O Panneerselvam’s resignation, Sasikala was elected as the Leader of the Legislature party by the MLAs in the party head office that is in Chennai. Sasikala will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Tamil(…)
Ever since Jayalalithaa’s demise on the 5th December, there has been a spate of controversies regarding her ‘mystery death’. On Thursday, the Madras High Court expressed its doubts over the former Chief Minister’s death. Justice Vaidyalingam, while hearing a PIL filed by an AIADMK worker, said, “After the demise, everybody has a right to question.(…)
By Kavitha Muralidharan Chennai In her passing away, J Jayalalithaa has left a vacuum. That might sound too clichéd an obit, but the vacuum exists, for sure. Over the years, Jayalalithaa has come to dominate Tamil Nadu politics with such force and totality that it is hard to imagine what would happen next, both within(…)
As Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalitha lies in Apollo Hospital in Chennai, media is abuzz with updates on her health. While we all pray for her speedy recovery, SheThePeople brings you a list of 6 political milestones she has achieved.
Just days after the court cleared her, Jayalalithaa has been invited to form her government as Panneerselvam resigned from his position as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. As Indians express both their disappointment and euphoria on social media, we give you a timeline of the events that took place in these last 18 years(…)