This issue of Kalachvadu stresses in its editorial the need of the hour , how to encounter the natural disaster in the wake of recent flood in Kerala. The special section devoted to the Dravidian leader and former Chief Minster of Tamilnadu, Kalaignar M Karunanidhi. Sukumaran shares his experiences as a journalist under Karunanidhi while Marudhan analyzes his contributions to the Dravidian ideology and J Balasubramanian his steps taken to for the upliftment of Dalit community inTamilnadu. The three contributors not merely sing ode to Kalaignar but appraise his service and stand points. Winner of the Nobel prize for literature, V S Naipal is remembered by Vishnu Swaroop in his moving obituary. E Annamalai throws meaningful questions why Asian students denied opportunity in the universities of US. Isai, Pa. Sahadevan and ShaA present their lucid poems in this issue. Two stories by Naga Prakash and K N Senthil, marks the new trend in short fiction.
A R Venkatachalapathi's piece on the mind set of Tamil literary persons is sharp and hitting.Translation of EPW editorials by K Thirunavukkarasu probes the facts and
practese of the government machinary .