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

The Power of Two

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

Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth: Star Wars

They are the twin pillars of heroism in Tamil cinema. Will Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth now reinvent heroism in Tamil politics?

Being Kamal Haasan

An aspiring political actor in search of a director

The Robotic Politics of Rajinikanth

A divine comedy featuring an enigmatic superstar

Tamil Nadu: Vacancy for an Icon

There are no long-term winners in the Tamil Nadu power struggle

India’s Recurring Hindi Bug

Why not impose Tamil? It might be better and safer

Puppet Part Two

Sasikala goes to jail and a dummy comes to power in Chennai

An Honourable Man

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


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