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R. K. Radhakrishnan

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The writer is Associate Editor, Frontline . He was earlier The Hindu's  foreign correspondent in Sri Lanka, Chief of Bureau, Tamil Nadu, and a political correspondent reporting and writing on major political parties in the State.

A year after Jayalalithaa: Tamil Nadu’s Fuzzy Politics

The AIADMK government has moved away from the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and party supremo, Jayalalithaa’s fundamental doctrine of dealing with th

The AIADMK's Squabbles and the Atrophying of Tamil Nadu's Politics

Tamil Nadu's politics today is a startling opposite of what it was nearly a year ago, since the death of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on December 5,

The AIADMK: A Party at the Crossroads

The demise of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has placed Tamil Nadu's ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) in a leadership crisis. Add

Jayalalithaa and Governance

The demise of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on December 5, 2016, brings to an end a unique approach to governance and policy-making in Tamil Nadu. In th

Twenty years of ‘empowered’ local bodies in India: Time for course corrections

Twenty years after the first local body elections were held after the 73rd Amendment to the Constitution came into being to usher in democratic govern

Tamil Nadu’s Experiments with Electoral Alliances

The General Election for the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly, to be held on May 16, 2016, will be noteworthy for the attempt by smaller parties to put