Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicJ Jayalalithaa

Topic: J Jayalalithaa

‘Investment’ or ‘corruption’ doesn’t matter, TN politicians & voters just love freebie culture

The Madras HC has said the state’s freebie culture is making voters lazy. While political parties say freebies are essential, experts say it’s all part of the political game. 

Amma’s memories, sour dosa & wishes for my ‘paati’ — a reporter’s day in western Tamil Nadu

iWitness — the story behind the story of ThePrint journalists’ experiences on assignment.

Kamaraj, MGR & Jaya, BJP is using them all to fight ‘North Indian outsider’ tag in Tamil Nadu

With no local icon, BJP's election campaign in Tamil Nadu is leaning on its 'politics of borrowing'. Congress says people won’t fall for it, DMK takes a dig for using K. Kamaraj.

Sasikala learnt from Jayalalithaa the art of making comebacks. In retreat lies her politics

Sasikala is no stranger to highs and lows, just when you thought she would fade away into oblivion, she makes a comeback.

Sasikala’s AIADMK entry looks tough but corruption never stopped Jayalalithaa from comebacks

Tamil Nadu has had a long history of corruption going back to 1976 when the DMK government of Karunanidhi was dismissed on graft charges.

Narendra Modi is ruling India as if it was another state and he is still a chief minister

PM Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah have brought to the capital what they know best — the tried and tested best-practices from the 'CM model of governance'.

Sasikala’s return, MK Stalin’s ‘Vel act’ — what’s in store for upcoming Tamil Nadu polls

In episode 670 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta talks about how Sasikala’s return is unlikely to have an impact since no one has taken her to be a natural successor to Jayalalithaa.

HC junks case against Congress MLA for ‘defaming’ Jayalalithaa, says fair criticism needed

Congress MLA S. Vijayadharani had expressed disappointment over opening of Tasmac shops in 2015. A complaint was filed, alleging her speech harmed Jayalalithaa’s reputation.

Madras HC asks TN govt to reconsider converting Jayalalithaa’s residence into memorial

The bench also suggested that 'Veda Nilayam' be converted into the official residence of the CM, while a portion of the property can be a memorial if needed.

TN Governor promulgates ordinance to take temporary possession of Jayalalithaa’s residence

Chief Minister K Palaniswami had earlier announced converting the late AIADMK supremo's 'Veda Nilayam' residence at the posh Poes Garden area into a memorial.

On Camera


Badhaai Do poster | Zee Studios

Badhaai Do shows a lavender marriage. It hurts LGBT+ fight in post-377 India

‘Badhaai Do’ starring Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar shows a gay man marrying a lesbian woman to get their families off their backs.
Bottles of sunflower oil at a plant in Alekseyevka, Russia | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India to look at Brazil, Russia for sunflower oil as invasion threat looms over Ukraine

Ukraine is India's biggest supplier of sunflower oil. Any escalation in Russia-Ukraine tension is likely to hit edible oil prices in the country as 70% of its requirement is imported.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.