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Southern India Grapples With Acute Water Shortage
July 09, 2019

Southern India Grapples With Acute Water Shortage

By Ashok Sharma
Millions of Indians in Tamil Nadu are relying on water tank trucks to meet their daily needs.

India’s Plan to Jumpstart Its Maritime Industry
April 16, 2019

India’s Plan to Jumpstart Its Maritime Industry

By Pratnashree Basu
The government is planning to develop “maritime clusters.” What will that look like?
Can the BJP Win the Battle for Tamil Nadu?
March 15, 2019

Can the BJP Win the Battle for Tamil Nadu?

By Divya Chandrababu
The BJP kicked off its campaign in the southern state, where it is battling the impression of being an outsider.

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera on Sri Lanka's Foreign Policy Challenges
February 12, 2019

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera on Sri Lanka's Foreign Policy Challenges

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The Diplomat talks with Asanga Abeyagoonasekera about the future trajectory of Sri Lanka’s foreign policy challenges.

Are Tamil Nadu’s Dravidian Parties on a Terminal Decline?
January 31, 2019

Are Tamil Nadu’s Dravidian Parties on a Terminal Decline?

By Pravin Prakash
The struggle to claim Tamil identity will redefine both Tamil nationalism and Tamil Nadu in years to come.

What’s Behind a Name? India’s Stalins
August 27, 2018

What’s Behind a Name? India’s Stalins

By Krzysztof Iwanek
One of India’s most important states may soon be ruled by a man named Stalin.

Killed for Protecting One's Land: Lessons From Thoothukudi
June 26, 2018

Killed for Protecting One's Land: Lessons From Thoothukudi

By Priyanka Borpujari
Violence in Thoothukudi highlights longstanding problems in India.
India's Stars Go From Bollywood to Ballot Box
January 12, 2018

India's Stars Go From Bollywood to Ballot Box

By Neeta Lal
What happens when Indian movie stars enter politics?

Intrigue in Tamil Nadu Politics Continues After Jayalalithaa's Death
February 23, 2017

Intrigue in Tamil Nadu Politics Continues After Jayalalithaa's Death

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
The dust is far from settling in Tamil Nadu.

After Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu's Political Power Struggle Continues
February 18, 2017

After Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu's Political Power Struggle Continues

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
The weeks following J Jayalalithaa's death have seen a dramatic factional power struggle play out in Tamil Nadu.

An Oil Spill Rattles the Indian City of Chennai
February 10, 2017

An Oil Spill Rattles the Indian City of Chennai

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
Chennai's oil spill jolts a government in transition, resulting in confusion and evasion.
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

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
In Tamil Nadu, a passionate debate emerges about culture, animal cruelty, and what it means to be 'Tamil.'

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