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Tamil Nadu: What the Stars Foretell

V Shoba

Tamil Nadu is in no mood to settle for fresh cutouts in place of old icons

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

Amma is Not Well

A veil of mystery and panic descends over Tamil Nadu following speculation over Jayalalithaa’s health

Tamil Nadu: The Cult of Mother is Intact

For the first time, Tamil Nadu has voted back an incumbent party contesting without an ally

Jayalalithaa: The Mother of All Battles

A smug Jayalalithaa parachuting into constituencies, Stalin in damage control mode, smaller parties turning up the heat. V Shoba watches the great election circus in Tamil Nadu

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