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Jayalalithaa
Opinion  /  Published 14.09.21

Letters to the editor: M.K. Stalin keps photos of political rivals on schoolbags

Astute leader Sir — In the past, a change of dispensation in Tamil Nadu has often been accompanied by attempts to erase photographs and mentions of previous occupants of high posts from governm...
By The Telegraph

Entertainment  /  Published 13.09.21

Thalaivii functions best as an entertainer

A persistent problem that plagues the biopic genre in India is its predilection to whitewash its protagonist. Warts, if at all made even remotely visible, are justified by a backstory earlier or a red...
By Priyanka Roy 

Entertainment  /  Published 12.09.21

The woman rises

She took on the bigwigs of her industry, collided with those who ruled Maharashtra, duelled on behalf of Modi, and got on the nerves of those who couldn’t stomach her political opinions. It led ...
By Bharathi S. Pradhan

Style  /  Published 08.09.21

Neeta Lulla on styling the ‘Thalaivii” looks

With J. Jayalalithaa’s biopic Thalaivii finally releasing in theatres on September 10, Neeta Lulla is having a “beautiful feeling”. “Doing something beautiful and putting it ou...
By Saionee Chakraborty

Opinion  /  Published 13.04.21

Star power: Celebrities and Bengal polls

Prior to becoming the Ukrainian president in 2019, Volodymyr Zelenskiy was a sitcom star with his only political experience being playing a high school history teacher in the 2015 political satire,&nb...
By Atanu Biswas

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Opinion  /  Published 28.03.21

The man who promised the moon

It might be difficult to believe now, but only a decade ago, in the 2011 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, it was Jayalalithaa who shouted the loudest against freebies. She said, “The chief ministe...
By Upala Sen

India  /  Published 23.03.21

Tamil Nadu: Too many in fray

Seeking to court the minorities, the AIADMK has in its poll manifesto done an about-turn and promised to press the Centre to repeal the Citizenship Amendment Act. After much haggling, the BJP has bee...
By M.R. Venkatesh in Chennai

Opinion  /  Published 16.03.21

No surprises: V.K Sasikala quits politics

Some questions are fated to remain unanswered. The ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam in Tamil Nadu, with its ally, the Bharatiya Janata Party, must be relieved that V.K Sasikala, former ...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 10.03.21

AIADMK's list of 171 nominees out

Eyeing a record straight third term, the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday announced its second list of 171 candidates for the April 6 Assembly polls, renominating most of its heavyweights. To...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in Chennai

Opinion  /  Published 07.03.21

Sasikala’s Gold Standard

According to the IT department, in 2016, at the time of demonetisation, while Jayalalithaa was in hospital, Sasikala had purchased property worth Rs 1,674.5 crore with banned notes. The long list incl...
By Upala Sen


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