Vaasanthi

OPEN TO OPINION

The writer is an author and journalist. Former editor of India Today Tamil edition.

POLITICS

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[Watch] Was Jayalalithaa Tamil Nadu's answer to Indira Gandhi?

Vaasanthi Sundaram, biographer of the late Tamil Nadu chief minister, on the similarity between the two iconic leaders.

POLITICS

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How Jayalalithaa went from Ammu to Tamil Nadu's Amma

[Book extract] She had dreams of becoming a doctor or a lawyer. She was determined to stay far from the cine world.

ART & CULTURE

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Perumal Murugan: Obituary of a living writer

Saddening to see how his spirit crumbled before the totalitarian attitude that has crept into the system, corroding all sense of values that a creative mind cherishes.

ART & CULTURE

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KB sir, the man who gave Rajinikanth a break, no more

He was the vanguard of change who pointed out that offbeat films could be commercially successful.