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Kalachuvadu is an international monthly journal for politics and culture. Published since 1988, it was founded by the noted Tamil writer Sundara Ramaswamy (1931-2005). Kalachuvadu was published first as a quarterly then a bi-monthly and has been a monthly since 2004.
The February 2018 issue of Kalachuvadu focuses on the recent controversy followed by the statement by poet Vairamuthu calling Tamil bakthi poet Andal as Devadasi.The editorial speaks the truth behind the statement and the rage triggered by it. In an detailed manner Aravindan Kannaiayyan discusses the brahminnization of the great singer M S Subbulakshmi, in support of singer T M Krishna's interview on this subject. A translated article from EPW on the appointment of dalit priests in Kerala temples adds strength to the on going discussions. Pon Dhanasekaran pays tribute to Gnani Sankaran a fire brand journalist and writer who passed away recently. Kalachuvadu also publishes an editorial on the departed soul. There are three stories by A Muthuligam, Kumaranandan and Suresh Pradeep respectively and poems by Vannanilavam, Padhasaari, Nandakumar, S J Sivasankar and Rishan Sherif are there in the literature section. Stalin Rajangam writes on the metamorphosis of Devadasi women in 1990's Tamil Cinema. A detailed report on the 41st Chennai Book fair is there to inform the readers what the state wishes to read and how it reads.