"The image of Our Lady of Velankanni that is commonly found in the prayer rooms (சாமி அறை) of Tamil homes and in many churches, having an important place in the lives of Tamil Catholics and non-Catholics alike."
"The state’s mishandling of the protests and applying some of the tactics previously used only in the North and East (such as abducting journalists, brutalizing protesters, and sending in unidentifiable armed men on motorbikes) on Southern protesters primarily from the majority community, has pierced the veil of state propaganda. Of course, it’s hard to assess whether this is a unity born of convenience or if it’s a fundamental shift in attitudes."
"Why is there an on-going push for Hindi by the central government and an on-going resistance by Tamil Nadu? Why is there an on-going debate that is occasionally revived on the issue of language in India and what could this potentially mean for the future of Tamil Nadu linguistically and at large?"