Swapna Raghu Sanand

Articles By Swapna Raghu Sanand

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Top tips to beat the heat wave this summer: Don’t be tempted by chilled drinks, or ice cream – go natural instead!

Summer has officially kicked in - and you only have to step outdoors to experience how temperatures have soared! March 30th marked the hottest morning in New Delhi at 38.2 degrees Celsius and it was the day's highest temper

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‘Two Leaves’ party symbol frozen, goes to none? Here’s why this decision paves way for more hype and drama in Tamil Nadu politics!

It's official - the 'Two leaves' party symbol will remain frozen! This means neither Sasikala faction nor OPS camp can stake a claim over the symbol!

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Wake up call from Uttarakhand HC: Rivers Ganga and Yamuna are dying – and it’s because of our failure and lack of political will to protect them!

In a landmark judgment, the Uttarakhand High Court has declared the rivers Ganga and Yamuna as legal entities, making this the first of its kind instance in India where these rivers will enjoy all rights, duties and liabiliti

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Maternity Benefit Bill, 2016: From Anand Mahindra to TeamLease and Paypal: Will this hurt employment of more women? Here’s what they said!

A historic decision for India's working women deserves much celebration and discussion. Yes, we are referring to the much awaited and now celebrated Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which was passed by the Lok Sabha

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Passing of Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016: India is building a world-view model of workplace inclusivity, says Abhijit Bhaduri

A historic decision for India's working women deserves much celebration and discussion. Yes, we are referring to the much awaited and now celebrated Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which was passed by the Lok Sabha

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Don’t let Coca-Cola and Pepsi set up bottling plants unless they have a roadmap to replenish drinking water availability

The latest development in Tamil Nadu today is that the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court has dismissed two PILs against the supply of Thamirabarani water to Pepsi and Coca-Cola.

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2017 UK-India Year of Culture: When Kerala Rajya Sabha MP Suresh Gopi met Queen Elizabeth with Tamil Nadu’s Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan

Ever wanted to meet the Queen of England? Well, a host of star-studded celebrities from India got an opportunity to rub shoulders with the Queen herself! And don't we all know that not everyone can get to do that?

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Battle of the Siblings: Will Deepak Jayakumar get Poes Garden and Deepa emerge an iconic leader in Tamil Nadu politics like Jayalalithaa?

According to Deepak, Sasikala assuming charge in Jayalalithaa's place is not acceptable to the people of Tamil Nadu. He insists that he and his sister Deepa are the rightful legal heirs of J Jayalalithaa.

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Mahashivratri 2017: With 500 priests, 250 ‘bali tharas’ and thousands of devotees, Kerala to lead by example with environment-friendly rituals

In one of his blog posts, actor Mohanlal had pointed out that the growing menace of dogs turning wild and attacking people pertains to the waste that is being piled up on road sides which may contain harmful materials includi

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Less talk, more action! Malayalam film director Anjali Menon’s out-of-the-box initiative is something everyone should read about

Renowned screenplay writer and director Anjali Menon is not your regular film maker.

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Time is up, Sasikala! Surrender now, Supreme Court won’t change its verdict for you!

The apex court of the country had asked Sasikala to surrender at the earliest yesterday morning but the law seems to still be in her hands. She had not surrendered even at 11 AM the following day!

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Sasikala convicted: What is the next agnipariksha for OPS – proving his resignation invalid or facing a composite floor test?

Hours after the Supreme Court verdict against Sasikala in the Disproportionate Assets case, the debate over ''Who has the numbers?” still continues.

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Valentines Day 2017: Boyfriend, Girlfriend relationship now thrives on ‘Spend more’ formula; Step aside, VHP & Bajrang Dal, Valentine’s Day will kill itself!

Today is Valentine's Day and celebrations are fast becoming displays of how much you can afford to show off in the name of love.

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Sasikala convicted, cannot contest for 10 years: What this means for Tamil Nadu and why OPS and MK Stalin shouldn’t celebrate it

Sasikala will not be able to contest elections for ten years - which is a political death knell of sorts for a person whose sole claim for taking charge of the AIADMK party has been due to her political proximity with the for

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From Chinnamma to Tamil Nadu’s Singham-style Queen, Sasikala believes that she has a right to rule!

If you thought actor Suriya's Singham-3 is going to be the biggest thriller that hit the movie theaters this weekend, you are mistaken.

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Not everyone will understand Kamal Haasan’s jibe on O Panneerselvam-Sasikala war: This isn’t Mahabharat, we can’t be rolling out dice anymore!

You know, when Kamal Haasan explodes, the whole of India is forced to stop whatever they are doing and listen. This time, Kamal Haasan's explosive TV interviews have made the nation sit up and listen.

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Why O Panneerselvam’s dissent is actually good news for Tamil Nadu politics

O Panneerselvam is not a populist leader with mass following like MGR or Jayalalithaa but he is not as clueless about the system and its finer working as Sasikala Natarajan. His dissent spells good news for Tamil Nadu-here's

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Skeletons tumbling out of Sasikala’s closet but Chinnamma still accountable to none

It is said that truth is stranger than fiction. Now, several ''truths" have come tumbling out, like skeletons, out of Sasikala's closet. The political future of Tamil Nadu has never looked as bleak and vulnerable as this befo

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Sasikala’s ignorance is MK Stalin’s bliss! Ignorance of Dravidian politics a great opportunity for DMK to reinvent itself while AIADMK makes mistakes

We all know that Sasikala is now sparing no time to step into Amma's shoes. She is all set to take charge as Tamil Nadu CM.

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Union Budget 2017: The Budget of My Dreams! Check out the legendary Nani A.Palkivala’s secret wish list!

The moment you think “Union Budget,” a tiny voice in your head indicates that this is a very serious topic about which you tend to crinkle your forehead and risk getting a migraine by the end of the day as you ponder on a

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Union Budget 2017: India’s legal experts share their expectations on Budget, GST implementation & incentivising innovation

Even as anticipation builds up over Union Budget 2017, some of India's legal experts are of the opinion that the transformational reform that the country needs is GST implementation.

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Union Budget 2017: If Donald Trump cuts tax rates, India may have to reduce corporate tax, says Gaurav Karnik of EY

India Inc wants Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to reduce corporate tax rates to 25%.

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Union Budget 2017: Modi government inherited legacy issues, still brought big change in promoting ease of business, says Vikas Srivastava, Luthra & Luthra

According to Vikas Srivastava, Tax Partner at Luthra & Luthra, the Narendra Modi government has brought about a “big change, huge effort” in facilitating ease of business and making it conductive for companies to invest i

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Union Budget 2017: Why not introduce a cash transaction tax till migration to digital payments is streamlined?

All eyes are on Budget 2017, which is expected to be different from previous ones. This year, we will witness the merging of the Railway Budget with the Union Budget.

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Union Budget 2017: Separation of Powers or Separation of Judiciary from Legislature and Executive in so far as budgetary outlay is concerned

Separation of Powers between the legislature, executive and the judiciary was a concept that was carefully chosen and incorporated into our constitution after being subject to extensive debate regarding its pros and cons and

Union Budget 2017: Separation of Powers or Separation of Judiciary from Legislature and Executive in so far as budgetary outlay is concerned

To drink or not! Meet the rubber tapper who took the battle to court and challenged Kerala’s new liquor policy!

A division bench of the Kerala High Court has delivered its verdict on a writ petition by a rubber tapper, challenging Kerala government's new liquor policy.

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Jallikattu protest at Marina Beach: Why are students at the forefront of this mass movement to uphold tradition?

All eyes are on Chennai's famous Marina Beach which has become the hub of Jallikattu protests. TV reports suggest that there are over 12,000 people gathered there and crowds have surged after the late night vigil on Tuesday.

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