26 September, 2020

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2018-02-17T11:18:07+05:30

Heroic Politics

Now that Rajnikanth and Kamalahaasan are winding up their film careers to turn full-fledged politicians, there is an eager anticipation that other heroes past their prime will follow suit. The BJP is keen to recruit Arjun, who played the patriotic hero in his prime. Though it already has the glamorous and vocal Khushboo as its spokesperson, the Congress has its eye on Vikram, now that his son is making his film debut. Tamil Nadu needs fresh filmi faces in its politics, as the likes of Vijayakanth and Sharath Kumar have not made any headway even after more than a decade of campaigning. 


Power extension  

The power corridors are abuzz with talk about a successor to Cabinet Secretary P.K. Sinha, who was given a one-year extension in 2017 which will end on June 12. The name of a senior Gujarat cadre officer, believed to be close to the PM, is doing the rounds.  While some insist that this ­officer will take over from Sinha, others say that it may not happen since he would be...

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