J Jayalalithaa (1948-2016): Farewell to an Icon

V Shoba in Chennai

As Jayalalithaa was interred with state honours next to MGR and CN Annadurai and her life committed to the folds of history, her ups and downs in the mild cycle of electoral politics suddenly seemed inconsequential. She had left behind a legacy of welfare schemes, many of which will have to be upheld by governments to come.

From Chennai with Love

Goddesses and divas populate this first fiction

The Deluge And the Deluded

No flood could wash away the anger of Chennai

The Limits of Man

The Chennai floods and the haste to link it to climate change

Malavika Sarukkai: A Life in Motion

On the eve of the famous Margazhi festival in Chennai, Bharatanatyam legend Malavika Sarukkai relives the liberating journey of three decades in which her body and soul became one

Tamil Nadu Floods

Heavy rainfall in the state has led to the deaths of at least 71 individuals, 59 of them in Chennai alone

Real estate: Home truth

India’s luxury housing market is saddled with a demand slowdown, but real estate developers maintain a brave front

An incredible heart delivery in Chennai

The speed of the ambulance is said to have touched 100 kmph, making the 12 km journey in less than 14 minutes

A Lost Idyll

In its almost 80 years of existence, Chennai’s Kalakshetra has become more about preservation than innovation. The appointment of a new director may breathe new life into this once-revolutionary institution

The Redemption of Dhoni

The captain’s momentous innings drove away the demons of his recent past


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