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Vaasanthi

Vaasanthi is the author of Amma: Jayalalithaa’s Journey from Movie Star to Political Queen

As Amma Lay Dying
Essays
As Amma Lay Dying

Jayalalithaa was imperious even in her final hours

07 February 2020
MK Stalin
Politics
Tamil Nadu: Into the Void

Can Stalin survive without the sheltering shadow of Karunanidhi?

16 August 2018
Karunanidhi’s funeral procession on its way to Chennai’s Marina Beach where he was buried on August 8
In Memoriam
M Karunanidhi (1924-2018): End of an Epic

He scripted the most enduring show of Dravidian politics

09 August 2018
Rajinikanth
Essay
Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan: Two Heroes and a Theory of Chaos

The combined force of Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan shifts Tamil politics from the ideological to the personal

11 January 2018
Kamal Haasan in Vishwaroopam; Rajinikanth in Endhiran 2
Politics
The Power of Two

Kamal Haasan has drawn out a light sabre, but Rajinikanth appears to have put his aside

16 November 2017
Kamal Haasan
Politics
Being Kamal Haasan

An aspiring political actor in search of a director

05 October 2017
Panneerselvam at Jayalalithaa’s memorial in Chennai before he announced that his resignation had been forced
Cover Stories
An Honourable Man

O Panneerselvam joins the social churn that is deeper than the current succession struggle

09 February 2017
MG Ramachandran (1917-1987)
Essay
The MGR Magic: The Enduring Image Trap

One hundred years of the MGR magic

19 January 2017
J Jayalalithaa (1948-2016): The Last Mother
Cover Stories
J Jayalalithaa (1948-2016): The Last Mother

Always a winner. Even in her death

08 December 2016
Theloneempress1
Voices
THE LONE EMPRESS

“Naalai namathe,” she had said when arrested in 1996, ‘Tomorrow is ours.’ This time, she had no words of solace for her followers

01 October 2014

Authors

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals

Brahma Chellaney

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of nine books, including the award-winning Water, Peace, and War : Confronting the Global Water Crisis

MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s IslamWhile

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is National General Secretary of the BJP and Director of India Foundation

Maroof Raza

Maroof Raza is consulting editor, strategic affairs, at Times Now and an author

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