Highlights of India Today Tamil issue dated January 7th 2015. 1. The Cover story of this edition is about the Newsmaker of the year 2014. Narendra Modi who became the most powerful Prime Minister of India in decaes, with a thumping majority ever for his party BJP has become the focal point of a young nation's aspiration for a better tomorrow. In the six to seven months after assuming the top post, the PM has hit the headlines with a flurry of activities, number of foreign visits, campagns like 'Swach Bharat' and a number of promises which have to be fullfilled by him in 2015. He is indeed the top Newsmaker of that year. Also included in the coverstory is a detailed insight into the March of Modi. the son of a tea shop owner and a man who begin his political journey as a RSS pracharak in 1972 became the most powerful people's leader in 2014. 2. There are other Newsmakers as well in 2014. Prominent among them is BJP National President Amit Shah who is considered as the trusted aide of PM Modi and who is intrumental in the party winning the Parlimentary as well as the assembly elections. Senior BJP leader and cabinet minister Arun Jaitley. TMC prsident Mamata Banrjee, BCCI strongman N>Srinivasan, former CBI Director Ranjit Sinha, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan and others have also hit the headlines this year. Former Tamilnadu CM J.Jayalalitha who was convicted in a disporportiante assets case and lost her MLA candidature, former Congress leader G.K.Vavsan who has started a new party, Actress Kushboo who surpirsed everyone by joining the Congress, Actor Rajinikanth and upright bureaucrat Sahayam IAS are the regional Newsmakers as far as Tamilnadu is concerned 3. The special story look deep into the shadows of suspicion cast over the Shri Aurobindo Ashram of Pondicherry, in the aftermath of the suicide of three women out of the five foricbly evicted from the Ashram for alleged misbehaviour. 4. Veteran filmmaker K.Balachander who has more than 100 films to his credit passed away last week at the age of 84. His former assitant and trusted family friend Vasanth who is also a popular filmmaker in Tamil shares about his mentor in his obituary column. 5. The Chennai International Film Festival is being celbrated like a Festival in its literal sense by the film buffs in Chennai and also those who come from far away localities to attend this festival despite many criticisms about the selection of films screened and also the award winners. A special article presents a detailed picture on this.
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