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In a candid conversation with a Political Officer at the U.S. Consulate-General in Chennai in February 2008, DMK MP Dayanidhi Maran spoke of corruption in his party and the increasing anti-incumbency factor in Tamil Nadu, according to a cable accessed by “The Hindu” through WikiLeaks. File photo
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In a candid conversation with a Political Officer at the U.S. Consulate-General in Chennai in February 2008, DMK MP Dayanidhi Maran spoke of corruption in his party and the increasing anti-incumbency factor in Tamil Nadu, according to a cable accessed by “The Hindu” through WikiLeaks. File photo

When in power, people start making money, Maran told U.S. Political Officer

The estranged DMK M.P. spoke about party's corrupt image & predicted its downfall; criticised ‘freebies'; praised Rahul Gandhi; was ‘very downbeat' about United Progressive Alliance's... » 34 comments
The then Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, on a day-long hunger strike at the Marina Beach in April 2009 to protest against the military action in Sri Lanka. Photo: R. Raghu

Maran called Karunanidhi's October 2008 resignation threat a diversionary ‘drama'

Spoke of DMK leader's attempted ‘blackmail' on Sri Lanka, warned that the Congress ‘will carry this grudge and retaliate at the right time' » 18 comments

Amar Singh asked Manmohan and Sonia to remove Chidambaram, Deora: 2008 cable

It was part of a ‘deal' for the nuclear deal arrangement with political parties » 10 comments

The world of Bollywood as seen through American diplomatic eyes

'Excessive production expenses and high payments to stars may make the industry unsustainable in the long run' » 19 comments

‘Islands of growth' despite hurdles for Catholic Church

Vatican representatives describe Catholic presence in India as both “growing” and “small” » 5 comments
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