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O Panneerselvam

AIADMK’s Sasikala Reconciliation Problem

V Shoba

The householder has stepped out, once again

Tamil Nadu: Getting it Right

Why BJP is upbeat in Tamil Nadu about next year’s Assembly elections

Tamil Nadu: The Challenge of the Ordinary

Political life in Tamil Nadu is no longer dominated by larger-than-life leaders, in spite of Rajinikanth. Both DMK and AIADMK are struggling without a mass hero

Tamil Nadu: Vacancy for an Icon

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

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

In the Name of the Mother

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

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

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.

An Unusual Kind of Sorrow

On the shades of grief in Tamil politics

O Panneerselvam: From Night Watchman to Captain

O Panneerselvam, famous for being loyal, emerges as Tamil Nadu’s chief minister

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