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He's keen to own all big political legacies in TN. Vijaykanth may take it to fruition too.


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Jun 02, 2008
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It was amusing to see a film actor getting his slot in a political story in Outlook’s Bollywood special. Yes, Vijaykanth is excelling in his dual career as an actor and leader in Tamil Nadu (Dark Horse, Off Screen, May 19). One point of dissent: you can’t count him as another of those Tamil leaders who are "technically outsiders". Vijaykanth is ethnically a Telugu, but his native place is Madurai.
B. Karthikeyan, Chennai
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May 12, 2008
12:01 AM

# I think the journalist has been improving issue by issue.

# As expected, she's getting her act together slowly.

# The tone for Caste and Sex (male/female) can be avoided.

# She must be in her 40s or 50s to get rid of it as her brought must have been among those social drifts.

# However, the article is not a hard-hitting column as you find in Frontline or The Week or India Today.

# She must be evolving with all these comments.

Better luck next time!
Sasi KC
Reston, United States
2/D-19
May 17, 2008
12:02 AM
This article is very ameturish. Vijay Kanth is born and brought up in Tamil Nadu. Even his great grand father is a born Tamilian. How much Andhra he is?. If you start writing like that 50% Aiyangars( including the writer) has Telugu last names which they dont use it aggressively ofcourse. Devanga, Padmashali, Brahmin. Sakkili, Vellala, Naidu So many Tamil communities have Telugu crossborder origins. They are all genuine Tamils.
pogulRao
San Jose, USA
3/D-31
May 17, 2008
12:03 AM
"Vijay Kanth is born and brought up in Tamil Nadu. Even his great grand father is a born Tamilian."

Yes especially when you think about the fact that MGR came from Malluland and JJ was originally a Kannadiga. But I think these things are immaterial and the sooner the people bury the hatchet with respect to regional chauvinism better it is for India.

On a different note, will Vijayakant root out corruption Ramana style and do TN's part to make India a "superpower"? Yeah, I know, I am dreaming.
ARVIND
ROCHESTER, United States
4/D-40
May 17, 2008
12:04 AM
In the Guindy Race Course, it is only the horses that can take part in the race and no other animals. In TN political field, it is only Tom, Dick or Harry from Kodambakkam studios who could become the CM of the State.
T.Sathyamurthi
Folsom, United States
5/D-47
May 17, 2008
12:05 AM
Vijaykanth is from Madurai and not from Andhra although ethinically he is a Telegu speaker.
B. Karthikeyan
Chennai, India
6/D-22
May 22, 2008
12:06 AM

Tamil Nadu reminds me USA as the craze about Cinema and Politics in these two extreme civilizations are similar.

However, Mrs.Pushpa is a let down; very much keen to write about Religion and Castism.

Journos' prime duty is to be BALANCED and UNBIASED - unlike the ones in The Hindu - to reflect the society during each time period.

In a way, The Brahmins in India and The Whites in the West have a similar syndrome called
the 'Globally-blind-Internally-enlightened' attitude.
Sasi KC
Reston, United States
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