Nandini Krishnan

OPEN TO OPINION

Author of Hitched: The Modern Woman and Arranged Marriage; also playwright, stage actor, and stand-up comedienne.

POLITICS

 |   12-minute read

Why Sasikala can't replace Jayalalithaa and rule AIADMK

Those who have followed Tamil Nadu’s politics over the last five decades will know that aides rarely become leaders.

POLITICS

 |   12-minute read

The cult of Amma: Why Jayalalithaa is so beloved

Chennai did not burn. It came to a standstill.

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

Absence of a successor to Jayalalithaa is worrying

If Amma's Tamil Nadu burns, there is no one to put the fires out.

ART & CULTURE

 |   8-minute read

Why Game of Thrones fans are refusing to believe Jon Snow is dead and gone

Maybe the American TV show is actually allowing us all to be right, for once.

POLITICS

 |   9-minute read

Why Jayalalithaa is Tamil Nadu's original comeback queen

It makes no sense for Amma to have public support. So, why does she remain popular?

ART & CULTURE

 |   10-minute read

How all men must die makes Game of Thrones so brilliant

At this point, one wonders whether the past seasons have been all about garnering our support for the White Walkers.

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

Will Caitlyn Jenner change the world for transwomen?

The celebrated athlete's story has suddenly drawn the world's attention to our collective insensitivity towards transgender and intersex people.

POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

Beef eating protest alone won’t solve Tamil Nadu’s Dalit crisis

How can a cause such as the ‘burden of the thaali’ be said to have any significance when husbands are entitled by law to rape their wives?

ART & CULTURE

 |   5-minute read

CBFC's logic: Look two women having great sex. Let's turn lesbian

The ban on 'Unfreedom' shows us that India has only become more regressive in the two decades since 'Fire' released.

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

The depressing truth about India's Daughter

If there is a takeaway at all from the documentary, should be that the only way we can put an end to rape is to lock up the perpetrators, and throw away the key.