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


He scripted the most enduring show of Dravidian politics

Tamil Nadu: What the Stars Foretell

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

The Girl with a Halo

For the original Queen of the South, some dreams still remained unfulfilled

The Robotic Politics of Rajinikanth

A divine comedy featuring an enigmatic superstar

An Honourable Man

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

In the Name of the Mother

Kitsch and skulduggery in Chennai as the struggle for power and legacy pits the ambitious against the dutiful

The MGR Magic: The Enduring Image Trap

One hundred years of the MGR magic

J Jayalalithaa (1948-2016): The Ideal and the Icon

In Jaya’s Tamil Nadu, history and biography became one

J Jayalalithaa (1948-2016): The Last Mother

Always a winner. Even in her death

Amma is Not Well

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


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