Jayalalithaa: From Alluring Actress to Powerful Politician

February 23rd, 2008

By D.B.S.Jeyaraj

India in general and its Tamil Nadu state in particular have spawned many colourful political personalities. Standing out among these figures is Ms. Jayalalithaa Jayaram the actress-politico of Tamil Nadu.

The Former chief minister and Anna – Dravida Munnetra Kazhagham (ADMK) leader turns 60 today (Feb 24th).

Earlier her name was spelled with one A (Jayalalitha) at the end. Later a second A was added (Jayalalithaa) due to reasons of numerology.

Jayalalithaa has become well – known in recent times for her rigid stance against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam(LTTE). Supporters of the LTTE love to hate her.

Looking at her rotund appearance today few would imagine of a time when she was slim and lissom. That she was and a ravishing beauty too.

As an actress Jayalalithaa was the uncrowned queen of Tamil cinema during the mid – sixties to the mid – seventies of the last century.She was the dream – girl of many a teen – ager and the favourite pin – up star of many fans.

[Jayalalithaa & MGR in Kannan en Kadhalan-'Kannan my love']

Among those infatuated by her was the famous actor – politician M.G.Ramachandran (MGR).with whom she paired in more than 25 films. Though unmarried Jayalalithaa was regarded as the love of MGR’s life.

However she has been linked romantically to other people including actors like Shoban Babu, Ravichandran, Jaishanker and Mutturaman.

Jayalalithaa was born on Feb 24th 1948 in Mysore in Karnataka state. Because of this many think she is a Kannadiga and her political rivals often call her that.

The reality is that she is from a Tamil Aiyengar brahmin family hailing from Sreerangam in Trichy. Her grandfather was a physician in the service of the Mysore Maharajah. Hence the family relocated to that state.

Despite her detractors ridiculing her as a “kannadiga” Jayalalithaa has always been proud to assert her Tamil identity.

In 1970 long before she entered politics Jayalalithaa told a Kannada journal that she was a Tamil and not a Kannadiga. This caused a furore in Karnataka.

When Jayalalithaa was shooting for a Tamil film in Bangalore (now Bengalooru) a Kannadiga mob surrounded her and threatened to kill her if she did not retract.

But the courageous Jayalalithaa refused to be intimidated and stood her ground re-iterating that she was Thamizhian”and not a Kannadiga

Jayalalithaa’s father Jayaram was a an irresponsible wastrel who squandered the family fortune. This led to her mother Vedavalli becoming a film actor to support the family.

She took on the name Sandhya. Soon she relocated to Chennai or Madras as it was known then

Jayalalithaa’s given name was Komalavalli. but her pet name is Ammu. She studied at the elite Bishop Cotton High school in Bangalore and later at the Church Park convent in Madras.

In 1964 She passed out second in the state matriculation exam and was given a merit scholarship.She did not pursue higher studies as her destiny was films.

She learnt Bharatha Natyam and carnatic music and had her dance arangetram in 1960. The veteran actor Sivaji Ganesan who presided called her a “thangachilai” or golden statue on account of her fair, glowing skin.

Veteran film director BR Bhanthulu saw her at a film function and got her to act in a Kannada film. The maestro Sreedhar gave her a break in Tamil films. She played the role of a schizophrenic widow in “Vennira Aadai” (White dress) and got rave reviews.

[Ayirathil Oruvan, a re-release poster in Chennai-June 2007]

Her passport to success was her second Tamil film “Aayirathil Oruvan” (one man in a thousand) where she played leading lady to MGR. Despite the 32 year difference in age the duo was a hot pair. They acted together in 28 films.

Among her successes were “Adimai Penn”, Naan, Maatukkaara Velan”Aathiparasakthi” “pattikaadaa Pattanamaa”, Kavalkaran” Engiruntho vanthaal” etc. Her last filom was “Nathiyai Thedi Vantha kadal” in 1978.

Jayalalithaa has acted in more than a hundred films in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada , Hindi and even one English movie “The Epistle”. More than 70 of these ran for more than a hundred days in theatres.

[Amma edraal Anbu...written by Vaali]

She has also sung songs in her own voice in some if not all films. She has a creamy, croony voice. Her first film song was “amma Endraal Anbu” written by Vaali and composed by KV Mahadevan.

An accomplished dancer she lit up the screen and stage by her performances. Her dance drama “Kaviri Thantha Kalaichelvi” was a smashing success.

Though she played glamorous roles she was a good actress and made an impression if given challenging roles with scope to display histrionic ability.

“Thirumangalyam” was Jayalalithaa’s 100th film . There was a felicitation cremony where the chief minister of the time Muttuvel Karunanidhi was the guest of honour.He praised her as one who had “devised literature in acting” (nadippukku Ilakkiam vahuthavar)

She exuded chic and elan in her film career and was a favourite among teens of that era. Many of her costumes were designed by her.She was one of the first heroines to don bathing costumes. Jayalalithaa was a bombshell in bikini.

[L to R: Sivaji Ganesan, M. Karunanidhi, MG Ramachandran & Jayalalithaa]

Jayalalitha was versatile. She has been a columnist, short story writer, novelist and film producer.

Her house named “Veda Nilaayam” after her mother is in Poes Garden. There is an indoor skating rink built there.

She also has a grape arbour in Andhra Pradesh which she uses to get away from the madding crowd.

It was MGR who brought her into politics. After his death in 1987 the ADMK founded by MGR split with his wife Janaki and paramour Jayalalithaa leading the two factions.

Jayalalithaa triumphed and the party united under her leadership to sweep the polls in 1991. She was elected chief minister.She remains the imperious yet undisputed leader of the ADMK today.

Jayalalithaa became the ADMK’s propaganda and later administrative secretary. She was Rajya Sabha MP in 1984. In 1989 she entered Tamil Nadu legislature as an elected MLA. Jayalalithaa was chief minister from 1991 – 1996.

She was re-elected as CM in 2001 but had to relinquish office for a few years due to a legal wrangle. Jayalalithaa handed over reins to a caretaker CM but controlled events.She then won a by – election and became CM till 2006.

Few in her party dare to call her by name and so she is either “Amma” Or “Madam” or “Thalaivi” . Since MGR was called Puratchi Thalaiver or revolutionary leader, Jayalalithaa is addressed by its feminine equivalent “Puratchi Thalaivi”. Like MGR she too is called “Ithaya Deivam” (Goddess of the heart).

Many in her party treat her as a living Deity and at least one of her former ministers pats his cheeks reverentially when referring to her.

Some ministers have gone on record saying their ambition in life is to be her servant or a watchdog in her kennel

There was a time when in a movie called “Thanipiravi” MGR played Lord Muruga and Jayalalithaa his consort Valli in a dream sequence. A picture of both together as Murugan and Valli was framed and worshipped by many.

Likewise Jayalalithaa has played divine roles in many other films. Pictures of Jayalalithaa in such roles are hung in many dwellings. Some people light camphor and lay flowers before them.

Sycophancy went to the extent of depicting her as the Madonna in posters. Enraged Catholics protested and the posters were removed.

Falling at her feet or touching them as a mark of respect is almost a ritual for many of her followers. Touching or falling at the feet of elders to seek their blessings is customary in India.

But in the case of Jayalalithaa, ADMK sycophants have taken this practice to ridiculous levels. Even party veterans older than Jayalalithaa prostrate themselves publicly.

One amusing scene in the past was when Jayalalithaa visited a remote area by helicopter.Verty (dhoty) clad party men standing in a line fell down like ninepins as she alighted from the aircraft. When they got up the white verties were all red due to the reddish soil. It was a sight!

Once she was questioned by a north Indian journalist about this “falling at feet” practice and asked why she did not put a stop to it. She replied that her supporters were doing so voluntarily due to their affectionate regard for her and that she was unable to prevent it .

This was not correct because it is well – known that she likes it and encourages it.That’s why the sycophants do so. Jayalalithaa also utilises this act to humiliate people.

In one instance a man who had left her party and criticised her returned to its folds again. The media was called in to witness the return of the prodigal. This man KKSR Ramachandran was a big – made man with a very big moustache.

He was required to prostrate himself four times before a smilingly – seated Jayalalithaa under the pretext that the photographers had not got a good shot. The picture was released to all papers.

According to some observers even her mentor and paramour MGR had some kind of a foot fetish for Jayalalithaa.

In many of the films they acted together in , there were scenes of MGR touching Jayalalithaa’s feet like removing a thorn from her sole or massaging a sprained ankle.

Apparently the man who founded the ADMK had a fixation for her feet. Now members of MGR’s party are at Jayalalithaa’s feet metaphorically and literally.

[After presenting a bouquet to greet his leader, Jayalalithaa, on her victory, the outgoing Chief Minister, O. Paneerselvam, seeks her blessings at her Poes Garden residence, Feb 2002]

Like Imelda Marcos , Jayalalithaa herself had a fascination for footwear. There were media teports and pix of her 800 plus shoes, sandals and slippers.

A funny phenomenon are the sycophantic references to her feet by party men when commencing their speeches. In a disgusting spectacle they begin by paying homage to her “Potpaadangal” (golden feet) or “Thamaraithiruvadigal” (Lotus feet).

One point on which she is often criticised about is her arrogance. She is virtually a dominatrix with party people and treating them like her minions and serfs.

There was a time when Jayalalithaa would be the only person sitting on a stage while others would remain standing or seated on the floor. Later she dispensed with this practice but allows only selected people to sit next to her.

When a senior minister Munu Aathi dared to sit next at a function she flared up and publicly ordered him to move back.

On another occasion a Congress cabinet minister from Tamil Nadu tried to sit next to her on a flight to New Delhi. She shouted at him to get lost and referred derisively to his caste.

The man was a Dalit. There was a big outcry and a public apology was demanded. She did not budge.

At inner meetings of the party she remains seated while the rest sit on the floor or remain standing. There have been press conferences where her ministers stand behind her with folded hands while she sits on a sofa.

During election campaigns Jayalalithaa goes around on whirlwind tours in her luxurious trailer – van. Short roadside meetings are held where candidates have to stand on a stool while she talks. Even central cabinet ministers like Mani Shankar Aiyer had to undergo this.

There is no inner party democracy in the ADMK. Jayalalithaa appoints, removes, transfers, promotes, demotes, expels and recruits at her own discretion. Ministers were appointed, fired or shuffled according to her whims. Her wish was the party’s command. None dared to disobey let alone defy.

She is an autocrat who does not tolerate criticism. She looks down upon the media and brooks no dissent. Once she even took on the powerful “Hindu” ordering the arrest of several journalists including the executive editor Malini Parthasarathy. The influential newspaper group had to tug at strings in New Delhi to make her back down

I once witnessed first – hand the utter contempt she had for the media. It was in early 1985 and I was in Tamil Nadu on an assignment. Jayalalithaa was then a Rajya Sabha (upper house) member and propaganda secretary of the ADMK.

An Indian journalist pal took me along for a press conference held by her. Thank God! we were all given chairs to sit. She started off with a bang by asking the “Herald Review” correspondent to stand up. This was a news magazine of the “Deccan Herald” newspaper.

Once the journalist identified himself Jayalalithaa pitched into him.Apparently in an article the scribe had referred to Jayalalithaa as being “hysterical”. She took offence to that launched a tirade about the meaning of hysterical.

If anyone had doubts about hysterical, Jayalalithaa’s performance that day demonstrated what hysteria was all about.

She then ordered him to leave but to the credit of the fourth estate, they protested at the treatment meted out to their colleague. With Jayalalithaa remaining adamant the journos announced that they were walking out en masse. She then relented and conducted the conference with the correspondent in attendance.

This however was at a time when MGR was alive and Jayalalithaa had not become party leader or chief minister. I do not know how the journalists would have reacted to a similiar incident under present circumstances.

While her haughty demeanor and arrogant attitude deserves to be condemned there is perhaps a rationale for such behaviour. The ascendancy of Jayalalithaa in a Tamil Nady milieu can be viewed as an ironic contradiction.

Despite the breeze of cosmopolitanism blowing in through Globalization , the state of Tamil Nadu is basically conservative. It is a patriarchal , male – dominated society with strict notions of a woman’s role and place. Jayalalithaa is a woman.

Tamil Nadu society at large has contempt for women actors in the cine field who do not behave as “good” women should.Woman film stars in spite of their glamour are not respected and regarded with disdain in private. Jayalalithaa was an actress.

The dominant political ideology in the state is that of Dravidianism. This is based on archaic concepts of the Aryan – Dravidian divide where the Brahmin community is seen as Aryans and other Tamils as Dravidians.Anti – brahminism is a core element of Dravidian discourse. Jayalalithaa is a brahmin.

Thus one can see that the Jayalalithaa phenomenon goes against the grain of three dominant concepts in Tamil Nadu. She is a woman, a film star and a brahmin. The success of this embodiment in the socio – political realm of Tamil Nadu is a contradiction. Jayalalithaa in a way is an exception or aberration.

In that context the situation can be quite dicey for her. If she were to be democratic and easy – going the people surrounding her would exploit it to their advantage. Instead of appreciating her conduct they would very likely regard it as a weakness to take advantage.

An Indian editor once told me of an incident that happened in 1988. The ADMK had split after MGR’s death and both factions were trying to take control of the party headquarters building. When Jayalalithaa joined demonstrators party supporters mobbed her.

Sadly , she had to be rescued by the Police from her own supporters. Jayalalithaa used to wear pure white sarees with a thin border then. The Indian editor told me that her Saree and blouse were full of grubby finger marks. Apparently her supporters had used the opportunity to try and fondle her or squeeze her.

In later life she had her own set of bodyguards to prevent supporters from getting close to her. There was an urge on the part of some males not merely to simply touch her but also do something else if they could.

When she entered politics many party members were dazzled by her beauty and easy accessibility. They were extra – attentive to her and ever ready to make physical contact. A regional leader called “Pazhakkadai” Pandi went ballistic once on stage. He was reprimanded by MGR.

Thereafter the order went out from MGR that Jayalalithaa should be treated with reverence. This changed the situation. Soon party people showed great subservience to her. Slowly she was promoted as a superior, cult figure.

After MGR’s death Jayalalithaa was quite vulnerable. It was then that she realised she had to assert unquestionable superiority over her party people to remain in control. Superiority and not equality was necessary. The followers had to be put in place as inferiors.

This she began to do. Soon she became an authoritative figure. She grew into her role and her inherent traits of arrogance came to the fore.

She humiliated her followers to show who was boss and trampled them underfoot. Incredible as it may seem they seem to like it with even highly educated professionals paying pooja horizontally to the boss lady.

Her detractors and political rivals continue to attack her on what they think are her weak spots. She is called “anthap Pombiley” (that woman) or “Paapaathy” (Brahmin woman) often.

Once when she was in the opposition a DMK minister Duraimurugan tried to strip her in the Assembly.

When she raised a question the present chief minister Karunanidhi replied “Go and ask Sobhan Babu”. This was a Telugu film star with whom Jayalalithaa was involved romantically at one stage.

Even recently the DMK deputy – leader Anbalaghan retorted to a charge by her derisively asking her about her “past”

This state of affairs may help to understand the reasons for her arrogant conduct but it certainly cannot condone it

Moreover there is a vicious, vindictive streak to her that often manifests itself in controversial ways.

There was a woman administrative officer (IAS) Chandralekha with whom she had a diagreement. Soon acid was thrown u goondas on Chandralekha’s face.

As Chief Minister she abused her authority and incarcerated her rival Karunanidhi. The Police carried the howling man away.

When maverick politico Dr. Subramaniam Swamy fell foul of her Jayalalithaa organized a hostile reception for him in Chennai. Members of the ADMK woman league raised their sareees and in a protest demonstration.

“Subramanian Swamy has met his waterloo” gloated Jayalalithaa publicly. “I will send Jayalalithaa to the loo without water” reorted Swamy.

Due to a dispute with the Kachipuram Holy man Sri Jayendra Swamigal, Jayalalitha went to the extent of getting him arrested on what seemed to be false charges.

Jayalalithaa was corrupt to the core. Together with her “Life friend” (uyirtholi) Sasikala Nadarajah the duo engaged in massive corruption. Sasikala was like a woman Friday to her. Their corruption and amassed wealth has often been publicised in the media.

Jayalalithaa was arrested after her downfall in 1996 on corruption charges. Newspapers were full of stories about her assets and properties. Her corpulence was a sign of her ill – gotten opulence.

Jayalalithaa’s relationship with Saikala is a controversial issue for Tamil Nadu. They are seemingly inseparable. Sasikala who is caled “Sinnamma” by party people wields enormous influence.

Whatever her deficiencies Jayalalithaa remains a towering figure in Tamil Nadu politics.

Jayalalithaa’s arch rival Karunanidhi is an octogenarian. After his demise there will be no one to match Jayalalithaa in stature and popularity.

She will then be the solitary moon among lesser stars in the Tamil Nadu political firmament.

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30 Comments Add your own

  • 1. invicible92  |  February 23rd, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    Thanks for this insightful article. Everyone knew jayalalitha is corrupt but not corrupt to the core. What a disgusting politics they are playing. Tamil nadu breathrens are no better than their counterparts in Sri Lanka. Sri lankan tamils are under the iron fist of corrupt southern politicians but tamil nadu tamils have become slaves of their own political parties. Scenes are different but game remain the same.

  • 2. Suresh M  |  February 23rd, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    DBSJ! What happened? Please don’t abandon Sri Lankan politics for Tamil Nadu cinema/ politics.

    Sure! Ms. Jeyaram will be unchallenged in the Tamil Nadu politics after M.Karunanidhi. She defiantly add more flavor to the Tamil Nadu politics, even she is well know in Delhi for her unpredictability. Once she had toppled thirteen days old BJP government over a tea party.

  • 3. ratna  |  February 23rd, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    I admire her for the way she treats other politicians (including mahinda rajapakse), what they deserved.
    One of the reason LTTE behaving good in Tamilnadu is Amma.
    I still remember how she behaved during MGR is funeral, how Karunanidhi was carried away in his nighties under Amma’s rule.

    In other words, She is a lady Prabhakaran, and as long as she is there LTTE will behave and survive.

    .

  • 4. Chennai_Analyst  |  February 23rd, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Jeyalalitha became JeyalalithaA, the last A was added for Arrogance! She is one crazy woman. She was the ‘Keep’ for MGR and once he died she fought his wife for his ‘Sotthu’!
    JeyalaithaA, has a relationship with Sasikala, but is afraid to admit it! She once kissed Sonia “Gandhi’s” behind but fell out with her over money and power! Crazy JeyalalithaA framed the Kanchi Saint coz. he sat in a higher chair than her, at a function in Bombay! The other reason is to Suruttu Kanchi Mutt’s wealth! Crazy thieves JJ and Sasikala!
    This woman will do anything for money, i mean anything! If she does not like Nationalistic Tamils she better go to Mysore, and the fact is if she did, the Kannada people will kick her out as they don’t like her! One pathetic useless woman who should be kicked out of Tamilnadu! She likes Hindi, so better run to Delhi!

  • 5. Arun Vincent MD  |  February 23rd, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    What a wonderful article to read with music in the background. This is what we want to read and relax during weekends. The site administrator also had shown his talents here by including musical clips. Wow

    # 1 states above that Jayalalitha is corrupt but not corrupt to the core. What is the is a difference between corrupt and corrupt to the core?

  • 6. Arunkumar  |  February 24th, 2008 at 2:00 am

    How possible that a woman can not make successful married life living with different man at same can be a public figure?

  • 7. Nigel  |  February 24th, 2008 at 5:17 am

    Tamilnadu will never wakeup , fools drink cheap liquor and watch b***s**t films and worship whores!

  • 8. Mohan  |  February 24th, 2008 at 5:26 am

    DBS

    How comes you didn’t explain the most relavant aspect of Jayalalith’s politics to us SL Tamils.

    What exactly is her problem with LTTE and Tamil self determination

  • 9. Jonny - A law college student  |  February 24th, 2008 at 8:39 am

    Well, is she a powerfull politician or powerfull actress in Tamilnadu? Tamil people are mislead by fake powers such as some kind of myth and cinema time to time because Tamil people are trained by myth Generation and they can be fooled easily. However, the current Tamil people have learned moral and ethtics aftermath of cultureral revolution during Hon. reformer, Periyar Ramasamy and C.N. Annadurai era. First of all. Tamil people are mislead by name of Religion; example, some kind of myth stories. The immigrant who arried from Sinthu(Arriyar-Moslim and Eourope blender) learned that Tamil people are innocent and they can be fooled easily; so, they took advantage from telling myth stories the name of GOD.

    Secondly, when the cutureral reform spreaded they switched the tactics from religion to Cinema to mislead the innocent tamils. The Tamil people do not realize that cinema is just an entertainment . Tamil people guess(decide something when you are not sure) because they never study the moral and ethics ( what is right and wrong). They still think that cinema is like real life. This is the weakness of Tamil people. Therefore, Like Jeyalalitha and some other people can easily mislead the innocents. That’s why still Tamil people cannot think by thier own path and they beleive fakes and cinema as guidence. Jeyalaitha thinks that she can mislead Tamil people and she gives speech as in movies. Also, she uses the name of MGR, the great man come from Reformar Hon. Ramasamy. Therefore she is just an actress rather than a polician. Thank you.

  • 10. Jonny - A law college student  |  February 24th, 2008 at 10:25 am

    Some communities silently use Miss. Jeyalalithaa Jeyaram as a tool to block the Tamil people development and advancement in this globe. Every comment make by Miss. Jeyalalitha is against the Tamil people. The poor , innocent Tamils still do not understand what is going on for the Tamil community the name of Religion and cinema too. When the real Tamils rise up collectively, the Tamil community will be the powerfull nation among the other nations. Example, South Africa and Hon. Nelson Mandela.

  • 11. Argonot  |  February 24th, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Congragulations to DBSJ for this well researched article.
    Jayalalitha is not only corrupt but is the worst Chief Minister Tamil Nad ever had. The cinema crazy Indians consider the fictional characters as real life heros and will continue to vote for actor turned politicians. I suppose the next one to emerge would be Rajanikanth.

    Tamil Nad has prduced highly qualified pofessionals in all fields working around the globe and two Noble Prize winners.
    It always amazes me how backward are Tamils when it comes to electing parlimentarians to represent the state.If you vote for monkeys you get peanuts,sadly that is what is happening in Tamil Nad.

  • 12. Sri  |  February 25th, 2008 at 5:52 am

    DBS Thanks for a very informative article on an individual.

    .When I went through your article I thought whether there were any similarities between the politics of Tamils in the past – during Chera,Chola and Pandiya periods and the modern politics., so unconventional and unique. fighting for personal glory and for land gold and women. There are no deeper meanings to the unending disputes and wars .

    The Tamil Nadu politics always fascinates me. Is their anything for Sri Lankan Tamils to learn?.

    If the politics in Tamil Nadu is personality based and inconsistent What can you say about the politics of Sri Lankan Tamils resulting in deaths and destruction and massive displacements internally as well as externally with no end in sight.

    Can anybody be proud of Sri Lankan politics?. We could observe similarities between Indian politics and Sri Lankan Politics. Both are not free from corruption and nepotism both are not issue based. In India caste plays a crucial role whereas in Sri Lanka it is the race, otherwise both are very crude and loathsome.

    But Tamils in India are busy with making money whereas in Sri Lanka they are begging for sympathy showing old pestering wounds.

    We found that with the commencement of No Contest Pacts and alliances in India since 1971 with the political parties at the centre as well as within the states itself, the political leaders like Karunanithi, M.G .Ramachandran and Jayalalitha skillfully manipulating the centre as well as the smaller regional parties and maintain their holds.

    Yet Tamil Nadu continued to have a single party government.

    These leaders exploit a weakened centre.

    In Sri Lanka due to proportional representations at the elections but in India despite single past post systemof elections coalition politics prevails. But in both countries smaller parties and regional parties become king makers. This seems to be a historical process.

    One common factor in both countries for the leaders at the state level or small regional parties are to maintain good relationships with the political leaders in power at the centre.

    The political leaders at the centre in turn play the role of arbiter for the at the state level internal disputes.
    Do we see a parallel between Thondaman,Douglus and Hakeem and Thondaman and Hakeem?

    In this scenario, why ridicule only Tamil Nadu politicians and Jayalalitha in particular. What is the difference between them and any others in this part of the world?

  • 13. andy lingam  |  February 25th, 2008 at 7:38 am

    outgoing Chief Minister, O. Paneerselvam, seeks her blessings at her Poes Garden residence
    Hi All
    We all Tamil’s are kulias!!!,(born to be slaves)
    Please follow the above outgoing CM, also If any one can convince VP to follow?

    God shak ,when VP will realise We all Tamils are Kulias?

  • 14. M.K.DAMODARAN  |  February 25th, 2008 at 8:07 am

    AGE SIXTY STRONGLY SIGNIFICANT FOR JAYA

    The AIADMK Supremo J.Jayalalithaa has turned sixty on February 24.This age is strongly significant for her.Because,it represents number 6,which is her birth number.

    Formerly she was known as J.Jayalalitha,which holds the occult number 23.In order to get an occult number equal to her birth date,she effected a change in her name by adding one more ?a? to her name.Thus her occult number is 24 which adds up to 6.

    Numerological analysis of Jaya indicates that she will have ample opportunities to play major role at the centre after the 15th Lok Sabha election.This finding is based on the influence of numbers 3,6 and 9 in her life.Out of these numbers,number 9 is very fine for her.In fact,her penchant for number 9 is quite well-known!

    Jayalalithaa was born on February 24,1948.Those born on 6,15 or 24 of any month have birth number 6(number 15 adds up to 6.Similarly 24 also adds up to 6). numbers 3,6 and 9 are generally lucky for such people.

    15th loksabha election will be lucky for her since the number adds up to 6(1+5=6).

    Detailed discussion:-
    Jayalalithaa was born on February 24,1948.Her birth number is 6(2+4=6)Numbers 3,6 and 9 are generally lucky for her.
    Besides,Jaya’s fate number is 30 which adds up to 3(3+0=3)Fate number is arrived at by adding together the numbers in the date,month and year of birth.That is,24+2+1948=1974.Further adding,1+9+7+4=21.Further adding,2+1=3.

    Though numbers 3,6 and 9 are lucky for her ,Jaya has a much stronger preference for number 9.Please see the following details:-

    1) At her foster son Sudhakaran’s marriage,the party was led by led by 27 mounted policemen.(2+7=9).The cultural troupe consisted of 27 members.

    2)At a mass wedding for 1008brides Jaya presided over,the menu had 18 items(1+8=9).

    3)In 1998(the year adds up to 9)her party had 18 members in the Lok Sabha.

    4)In 1999,the AIADMK withdrew from the co-ordination panel of the ruling parties at the centre on April 9,1999 .Then Jaya left for New Delhi with a 9-day mission to topple the Vajpayee government at the centre.Actually,the votes polled against Vajpayee government in the Lok Sabha -in the confidence motion-was 270(2+7+0=9).
    Now,read the actions taken by Jaya as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu from 2001:-

    In the year 2002,the Tamil Nadu government headed by Jaya launched an ambitious 1800(1+8+0+0=9)crore ‘Education for all’ movement.At the function Jaya unveiled plaqueto mark the starting of 1008 new schoolsand she gave away appointment to 3060 (3+0+6+0=9)Block Resource Teachers.

    General strike on October 9,2002 was declared by the AIADMK in protest against Karnataka government’s reluctance to supply Kaveri water to Tamil Nadu.

    999 government servants,who stood dimissed for taking part in the strike were reinstated.see,999 adds up to 9(earlier,all suspended emplpyees except 999 were taken back).

    Dropped two ministers from her government on June 9,2003.

    M.K.Stalin and 8 others(total 9!) were arrested for extending support to to the striking students .
    9 persons including Vaiko were arrested under POTA.

    Launched Tsunami reconstruction programme on May 18(1+8=9),2005

    Kanchi seer grilled in land deal case on June 9,2005

    There are many other examples.

  • 15. Indian Tamil  |  February 25th, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    #11

    Please read the following Wiki on Tamilnadu.All and sundry are welcome to lead us to prosperity.Though the cinema crazy tamils of India vote for actor turned politicians,one look at the progress card of Indian states will reveal that they have not failed us.

    Infact many actors from north are turning to politics after TN example,such as Amitabh,Jaya Bhaduri,Rajesh Khanna,Vinod Khanna,Shatrughan Sinha,Govinda,Dharmendra,Hema malini…thereby bringing glamour and charisma into politics.

    The voters of TN churn out politicians with such majority always and everytime,soasto dominate central ministry .One look at the list of Indian central ministers both cabinet and state will reveal that TN has a great share in the governance of India.

    We kept Hindi and English out of TN.It was only Tamil.Noone thrusted Hindi on us.These politicians ensured that Tamil language gets the recognition it deserves by getting the centre to declare Tamil as classical language .Only Sanskrit has got this status in India.Only our politicians could have made this possible.But now Hindi and English are taught widely in TN to equip our future generation to handle competition.

    TN is a leading state in terms of industrialisation and GDP growth.Still,we have to improve .We can assure that we are on the right path.
    We would like our SL tamils to choose a peaceful solution by negotiating vigorously with SL govt and get max devolution of powers rather than relying on violent methods.This will only destroy future generations.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Tamil_Nadu

  • 16. Ramya  |  February 26th, 2008 at 11:44 am

    I am ardent reader of DBS articles. Here are some of the points he missed>

    (1). JJ’s current house is named “Veda Nilaayam” after Vedachalla mudaliar. JJ’’s mother Sandaya was Vedachalla mudaliar’s mistress. Vedachalla mudaliar was a big time lawyer and DMK party member. He even challanged MGR in trying to rescue JJ from MGR.

    (2). “Pazhakkadai Pandi” was a big time dada in Madurai who was in DMK and tried to kill Indra Gandhi. She was recused by Nedumaran. Pazhakkadai Pandi” joined MGR in 1981 and once he lifted JJ when she slipped from the stage and held her arm. MGR personally slapped Pazhakkadai Pandi in her home for touching JJ.

    (3). woman administrative officer (IAS) Chandralekha was once on the phone that was monitored by JJ’s police and was heard saying “That fat women” about JJ. Eventually JJ retaliated with Acid on Chandralekha .

  • 17. Ramya  |  February 26th, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Regarding the dispute with the Kachipuram Holy man Sri Jayendra Swamigal. The problem was, JJ had an election alliance with BJP during the 2004 All india MP elections.

    JJ gave the Swamigal 500 crores and asked him to give it to BJP during the 2004 MP elections.

    The election results were a total loss for JJ. She did not win even one MP seat in T.nadu. So she quarrelled with BJP that inspite of her giving 500 crores, the election was a flop. The BJP replied that they got only 300 crores from the Swamigal.

    Upon further investigation JJ found that her 500 crore did not reach the BJP in full. The Swamigal had swindled 200 crores and had invested in a Hindu Mission Medical College/Hospital.

    She gave an ultimatum that the Swamigal either return her 200 crores or admit Sashikal’s brother as a partner in his business venture (Hindu Mission Medical College/Hospital)

    The swamilgal replied through the media that JJ lost the election because of her Arrogance.

    JJ retailiated by arresting the swamilgal.

    By the way, this is not the first crime that the swamilgal had commited. He is a known criminal, and involved in money laundering, womenizing, corruption, etc, etc.

  • 18. Argonot  |  February 26th, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    The problem is when the population belives that the fictional film characters are real and they will in real life be same as as their film characters overcoming all evil forces.

    I think it would be difficult for an actor portrayed as a villain in films to become a successful politician. It is no point in saying Tamil Nad has made progress compared to other states. The question that need to ask is could they have done better if not for corruption and lack of vision. Tamil Nad with the wonderful cultural heritage should have done better than Rajasthan in tourism. Considering so many Tamils are working in Banglore,Hyderabad and other cities in IT industries,Tamil Nad should have built the infrastructure and be leading as the IT hub in India.
    Inspite of corrupt politicians Tamil Nad has produced a highly educated professionals and intelectuals,Just imagine what could be achieved with decent,honest and dedicated politicians!!

  • 19. Indian Tamil  |  February 27th, 2008 at 10:29 am

    #19

    I agree,we need VP like Thalaivar here in TN.

  • 20. Subra S.Massey  |  February 27th, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    What we need among Tamils and Singhalese is a charismatic leader who can galvanize all the people.
    All these differences are due to the lack of focus on the main theme of life and the adherence to basic moral and ethical standards. Looks like Greed and fear have taken firm control of “leaders”.

  • 21. MS Selliah  |  February 27th, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Yes it is true that ‘the population belives that the fictional film characters are real’

    Here is a real story. Once MGR went to a village for a meeting. An elderly lady came to MGR and told him, holding his hand, Thamby be careful with Nambiar. he is all out to kill you.
    MGR smiling said, Amma – do not worry. Nambiar cannot even touch him.

    So, how a good person and an actor like Nambiar can enter politics?

  • 22. Gee  |  February 28th, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    Wow….my sweetheart was K. R . Vijaya.

  • 23. V Siva  |  March 2nd, 2008 at 8:25 am

    South Indians are not powerful, brave or bold due to cinema manic. MGR supported the Eelam Tamils but Jeyalalitha doesn’t. How can South Indians who supported MGR can support Jeyalalitha? Jeyalalitha is corrupt and her followers are the same.

    In order to be powerful, young energetic, honest and true leaders must emerge from South India. The land once governed by honest and powerful Kings are ruined by cinema maniac, corrupt and selffish politicians. This is one of the reasons, Eelam Tamils are suffering and Eelam is occupied by Sinhala Apartheid regime forces.

  • 24. Indian Tamil  |  March 3rd, 2008 at 10:20 am

    #23,V Siva

    The Madras Regiment is the oldest regiment in the Indian army formed in the 1750s. The regiment has been through many campaigns with both the British Indian Army and the Indian Army.In 1748 Major Stringer Lawrence, a veteran of action in Spain, Flanders and the Highlands, was hired by the East India Comp-any to take charge of the defence of Cuddalore. He laid the foundations of what was to become the Indian Army. Training the levies to become a militia, the Madras Levies were formed into “companies” and trained to become a disciplined and fine fighting force. In 1758 Lawrence raised the Madras Regiment, forming the several Companies of Madras Levies into two battalions. 2 Madras was raised in 1776 as 15 Carnatic Infantry at Thanjavur [and underwent many nomenclature changes thereafter]. The regiment has been through many campaigns with both the British Indian Army and the Indian Army. Many well-known British officers have commanded this regiment, Robert Clive is one among them. This regiment has fought the Carnatic wars, which were fought in South India. The elephant crest symbolizes its gallantry in the Battle of Assaye Africa under Arthur Wellesley, later Duke of Wellington.

    There after the British annexed the Indian sub-continent, largely with the help of these Madrasi Sepoys. slowly this regiment was lost in that time span. Many later Punjab battalions of Indian and Pakistani Armies, however, still trace their lineage back to the Madras battalions. After many years this regiment was formed into a full strength force during the World War II, and known for discipline and valour till today.

    Madras Engineer Group (MEG) or the Madras Sappers are a regiment of the Corps of Engineers of the Indian Army which draw their origin from the erstwhile Madras Presidency army of the British Raj. This regiment has a large base in Bangalore. In World War I they became particularly famous for inventing the mine clearing torpedo that goes by the name of Bangalore torpedo.

    The Madras Sappers originated from two companies of Pioneers started in 1780 that were called the ‘Madras Pioneers’. This later became the ‘Corps of Madras Pioneers’ and was renamed the ‘Corps of Madras Sappers and Miners’ in 1831. In 1911 they were called the ‘Queen Victoria’s Own Madras Sappers and Miners’.Madras sappers are called for performing highly complicated military bridges and combat explosive operations.

    We were the foundation for the Indian Army.No dearth of brave and bold .The suffering of SL Tamils is due to intransigent ,arrogant LTTE.

    yes.we are peace loving,cinema crazy art lovers.Why blame us for your recklessness.?

  • 25. Indian Tamil  |  March 3rd, 2008 at 10:37 am

    #23

    Southern Army commander Lt Gen Thambu Raj is a vellore mara thamilan.Pls dont mix courage/pluck/valour with the peaceful tendencies of south indians.Out of 25 Chiefs of Indian Army till date,7 were pure south indians.

  • 26. V Siva  |  March 8th, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    # 25

    It is nice to hear that 7 South Indians as Chief of Indian Army. What is the big deal.

    Tamils are slattered in Sri Lanka and what these guys are doing? Only once Rajiv Gandhi sent the planes over Jaffna to send a strong message to the Sinhala regime. Later Rajiv sent the IPKF and prolonged the stay but no peace for Tamils. Eelam Tamils were never under the Sinhala prior to colonial rulers.

    If Tamils in South India are brave and strong, the Sinhalese won’t be raping and mordering Tamils in Sri Lanka. Please read the recent Human Rights Watch report on Sri Lanka and you will know what the GOSL is doing. Indian government should be ashamed that they support the Apartheid Sri lankan regime.

  • 27. Rajendran  |  March 21st, 2008 at 5:57 am

    Jayalalitha was young, fair in complexion, modern in dressing compared to MGR’s other heroines. MGR was said to be particularly attracted to her shoulders and bare arms and in almost all of her movies with MGR, she wore sleeveless blouses and in quite a few without any blouse. It was said that MGR wanted her to use a specific perfume which he liked. As a result, she wielded enormous influence on him to the extent of getting annointed as his successor.

  • 28. P.V.SHANKAR  |  June 6th, 2008 at 2:20 am

    AMMA MEENDUM MUDALVARAGA VEENDUM, TAMIL NATTAI KAPPATRA VEENDUM, VAZHGA AMMA,VALARGA AVAR PUGAZH, TAMIL VAZHGA

  • 29. M. SULLICHEEKU LANJAKODUKU  |  July 31st, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Madam JJ is the fine godess of Lord Muruga. Beauty beyond realism. The males of the society are zealous and fearous of her power and pureness. Beholder of Tamizh prideness and inteliggents. A true Apsara, hail hail !!!

  • 30. Anonymous  |  August 18th, 2008 at 5:47 am

    there is no word to say about her. Every thing and all are very proud about her.
    thank u

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