ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Karunanidhi's Name

Perhaps his name did him in. The retired professor of medicine from Madras Medical College N Karunanidhi dared to ask a sub-inspector, involved with Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s security, to remove his shoes before entering an intensive care unit (ICU). For this common sense advice, this eminent physician, now in his 70s, was sent to jail.

Bizarre? No. This can happen in Tamil Nadu where every organ of the state seems to play second fiddle to the political masters. The Times of India was the only paper to report this incident. According to its account on
28 March 2013,

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