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After Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu's Political Power Struggle Continues
February 18, 2017
After Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu's Political Power Struggle Continues
The weeks following J Jayalalithaa's death have seen a dramatic factional power struggle play out in Tamil Nadu.
After Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu's Political Power Struggle Continues
An Oil Spill Rattles the Indian City of Chennai
February 10, 2017
An Oil Spill Rattles the Indian City of Chennai
Chennai's oil spill jolts a government in transition, resulting in confusion and evasion.
An Oil Spill Rattles the Indian City of Chennai
How Jallikattu Came to Be Linked With the Idea of 'Being Tamil' in India
January 21, 2017
How Jallikattu Came to Be Linked With the Idea of 'Being Tamil' in India
In Tamil Nadu, a passionate debate emerges about culture, animal cruelty, and what it means to be 'Tamil.'
How Jallikattu Came to Be Linked With the Idea of 'Being Tamil' in India
India: Demonetization and Natural Disaster
December 22, 2016
India: Demonetization and Natural Disaster
India's decision to demonetize high value currency has hampered natural disaster recovery efforts in Tamil Nadu.
India: Demonetization and Natural Disaster
Tamil Nadu's J Jayalalithaa, an Indian Political Giant, Dead at 68
December 06, 2016
Tamil Nadu's J Jayalalithaa, an Indian Political Giant, Dead at 68
Tamil Nadu's "Iron Lady" passes away, leaving a titanic influence on state politics.
Tamil Nadu's J Jayalalithaa, an Indian Political Giant, Dead at 68
Is Chennai Doomed to Repeat 2015's Devastating Floods?
October 28, 2016
Is Chennai Doomed to Repeat 2015's Devastating Floods?
How is India managing increasingly severe and frequent flooding? Chennai is a worrisome case study.
Is Chennai Doomed to Repeat 2015's Devastating Floods?
How State Governments Can Help India 'Act East'
September 13, 2016
How State Governments Can Help India 'Act East'
India can diversify its Act East policy by supporting southern states in their efforts to boost connectivity.
How State Governments Can Help India 'Act East'
After Poor State Election Results, Decline Continues for Indian Congress Party
May 21, 2016
After Poor State Election Results, Decline Continues for Indian Congress Party
The party's political relevance continues to shrink across India.
After Poor State Election Results, Decline Continues for Indian Congress Party
Indian State Election Results: What You Need to Know
May 20, 2016
Indian State Election Results: What You Need to Know
Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam, and West Bengal all just posted results. Here's what you need to know.
Indian State Election Results: What You Need to Know
Tamil Nadu's State Elections: Which Parties Can Be Trusted to Deliver Change?
May 05, 2016
Tamil Nadu's State Elections: Which Parties Can Be Trusted to Deliver Change?
On what bones of contention are the four main stakeholders in the May 2016 elections clashing?
Tamil Nadu's State Elections: Which Parties Can Be Trusted to Deliver Change?
Warming Up for the Polls in India: What's at Stake in Tamil Nadu's State Elections
May 04, 2016
Warming Up for the Polls in India: What's at Stake in Tamil Nadu's State Elections
From the preparations of the Election Commission to the trends in the opinion polls, here's why Tamil Nadu matters in Indian politics.
Warming Up for the Polls in India: What's at Stake in Tamil Nadu's State Elections
Why Peace Talks Between India and Pakistan Fell Apart Once Again
April 15, 2016
Why Peace Talks Between India and Pakistan Fell Apart Once Again
The Diplomat‘s Ankit Panda and Akhilesh Pillalamarri discuss the April 2016 collapse of peace talks between India and Pakistan.
Why Peace Talks Between India and Pakistan Fell Apart Once Again
Modi’s Sweet and Spicy Sri Lanka Strategy
June 24, 2014
Modi’s Sweet and Spicy Sri Lanka Strategy
India is likely to pursue a pragmatic approach toward Sri Lanka, one less shackled by Tamil Nadu politics.
Modi’s Sweet and Spicy Sri Lanka Strategy
India's CHOGM 2013 Strategic Blunder
November 15, 2013
India's CHOGM 2013 Strategic Blunder
Singh’s decision not to go is injurious to India’s national interest.
India's CHOGM 2013 Strategic Blunder
The Political Rise of India’s States
September 26, 2013
The Political Rise of India’s States
Political power is becoming increasingly decentralized in India, transforming the nation’s identity.
The Political Rise of India’s States
Ban Lifted on Vishwaroopam Film in Tamil Nadu
February 05, 2013
Ban Lifted on Vishwaroopam Film in Tamil Nadu
After ten days in legal limbo, action flick Vishwaroopam has cleared censors in Tamil Nadu.
Ban Lifted on Vishwaroopam Film in Tamil Nadu
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