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AIADMK

Setting the House in Order

V Shoba

In a setback for the AIADMK, the Madras High Court has recognised J Jayalalithaa’s nephew’s and niece’s legal right over her properties

Tamil Nadu: The Challenge of the Ordinary

Political life in Tamil Nadu is no longer dominated by larger-than-life leaders, in spite of Rajinikanth. Both DMK and AIADMK are struggling without a mass hero

As Amma Lay Dying

Jayalalithaa was imperious even in her final hours

Rajinikanth:A Perpetual Tease

The Tamil superstar has become a solo act in political suspense

Follow the Script

Keeping Karunanidhi’s literary legacy alive in the arena

Kanimozhi Karunanidhi: Daughter Dutiful

V Shoba catches up with Kanimozhi Karunanidhi as the charismatic DMK leader makes her electoral debut in Thoothukudi

The Gender Card

The outrage at the Pollachi sex abuse racket gives Opposition politicians a foothold in the battle to win the trust of women, a constituency methodically cultivated by MGR and Jayalalithaa

The Showdown in Tamil Nadu

Both BJP and Congress hope to gain by piggybacking on AIADMK and DMK, which in turn are stitching up patchwork alliances with smaller parties

Tamil Nadu: Into the Void

Can Stalin survive without the sheltering shadow of Karunanidhi?

M Karunanidhi (1924-2018): End of an Epic

He scripted the most enduring show of Dravidian politics

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