Keyword : J Jayalalithaa

Tamil Nadu Polls: All eyes on Amma

Tamil Nadu is witnessing a fierce battle between the AIADMK and the DMK as the state goes to polls on May 16. The BJP, however, it seems, has miles to go for even registering its presence in the so

Tamil Nadu Polls: LED replaces cardboard cut-outs of politicians

Tamil Nadu streets are submerged in the election fever. During any poll season, the skyline in the state remains cluttered with larger-than-life cut-outs of political leaders.

Tamil Nadu polls: Neither Amma nor Kalaignar, some for NOTA

Reflecting his disenchantment with political parties contesting polls in the assembly polls in Tamil Nadu, Shankar, an auto-rickshaw driver from Ambattur (a newly formed assembly constituency after

Tamil Nadu Polls: Cash flow difficulties

C Thirunavakarasu, a member of the election surveillance team (called ‘flying squad’) on duty at Thiruvanmiyur in Tamil Nadu’s Velachery constituency, looks worried. He believes c

“BJP will emerge as alternative to Dravidian parties in Tamil Nadu”

The BJP would gain in this assembly election as at “the ground level people, especially youth, want change and their connect with Narendra Modi is high today”, says party national gener

What young Tamil Nadu voters want

The youth and women spoke frankly as they queued up to vote in  232 out of 234 assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu on Mondayt. Yamini and Kirthika, who work at a private compa

The temptress of fate

At 63, Jayalalithaa doesn’t qualify to be referred to as a ‘child’. But if the events of the last three-odd months in Tamil Nadu are anything to go by the appellati

The return of the cloaked Amma

Jayalalithaa, 68, has come back to power for the second consecutive term, a singular achievement in Tamil Nadu which is otherwise known to alternate its rulers. The victory is significant, yet the

Prohibition, Amma’s new-term resolution, is facing diminishing will power

As the new government in Tamil Nadu completes its first month, it has taken a first step towards fulfilling one of its key election promises: prohibition. But the way it is moving forward, activist

Not in the driver’s seat

The unthinkable has just happened. The Tamil Nadu government’s decision to implement the National Food Security Act (NFSA) has raised eyebrows. The move was opposed by chief minister J Jayala

Emotions peak outside Apollo; Jayalalithaa still on life support

As the health conditions of Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa started deteriorating on Monday evening, several news TV channels reported that the CM passed away. Even Jaya TV owned by AIADMK

Tamil Nadu politics won’t be same without Jayalalithaa

J Jayalalithaa, who strode like a colossus over Tamil Nadu politics, died late on Monday in Chennai after a prolonged illness, plunging her supporters into grief. She was 68. An acto

Blank will

In death as in life, Tamil Nadu’s enigmatic chief minister J Jayalalithaa retained her mystique. When she fell dangerously ill, people did not know – and were not told – what she

Visionary Talk with Pawan Khera, On Present State of Governance & Congress Party


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