Jayalalithaa’s Mercy is Politically Savvy

Shahina KK

The Tamil Nadu CM’s decision to free all convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case will boost the AIADMK’s fortunes in the Lok Sabha polls

Minority Show

Jayalalithaa’s way of deflecting Muslim attention from her apparent pro-Modi tilt

Didi, Amma & Behenji

Three women chief ministers, Mayawati, Mamata and Jayalalithaa, are not only in control of the political destiny of over 360 million people, they are also shaping the future of Indian politics

Jaya Makes Her Case

The reopening of an old case could create problems for Jayalalithaa. However, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister is not too worried. She has walked this road before

A New, Forgiving Amma

Jayalalithaa focuses on development, casting aside (for now) the vendetta politics that plagues Tamil Nadu

Clarion Call

Jayalalithaa’s offensive threatens the Centre’s cosy neighbourliness with Rajapaksa’s Sri Lanka

Raja Rings Home

Jayalalithaa ran a campaign focused aggressively on that name. To a thunderous response.

It’s All Personal

Few principles may be at stake when Jayalalithaa takes on the DMK in Tamil Nadu, but it is still a war out there

Anyone Seen Her Lately?

The Lady of Poes Garden has vanished from Chennai to a little known tea garden in the Nilgiris. Tamil politics awaits her return, stars willing.

Reverse Swing

In yet another U-turn, Jayalalithaa has warped the electoral pitch in Tamil Nadu by declaring support for the Sri Lankan Tamil dream of an independent Eelam


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