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Their contrasting, yet complementing, campaign styles have turned Akhilesh and Dimple Yadav...

By Ajay Uprety/ Photos by Sanjoy Ghosh | March 05, 2017


  • Mardi Gras in Madras
    Mardi Gras in Madras
    By Lakshmi Subramanian | February 26, 2017

    Fear, lies and skulduggery. Twists, turns and histrionics. THE WEEK brings you inside details of a high political drama that is still in...

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  • Waiting game
    Waiting game
    By Pratul Sharma | February 26, 2017

    Politics often throws up interesting coincidences. In 1996, Rajya Sabha member Subramanian Swamy filed a case against former Tamil Nadu chief...

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  • Sasikala judged more harshly than Jaya
    Sasikala judged more harshly than Jaya
    By Barkha Dutt | February 26, 2017

    Why aren’t they equally culpable in social imagination when they are legally? Is there an element of class bias in the appraisal of Sasikala?

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  • Movies and shakers
    Movies and shakers
    By Mani Shankar Aiyar | February 26, 2017

    Why the cinematic orientation of Dravidian politics is no happenstance

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  • Splitting heirs
    Splitting heirs
    By Lakshmi Subramanian | February 19, 2017

    Panneerselvam’s revolt against Sasikala has led to political instability in Tamil Nadu. Will either of them emerge victorious or will the...

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  • Sasikala has no understanding of politics
    Sasikala has no understanding of politics
    By Lakshmi Subramanian | February 19, 2017

    Exclusive interview/ O. Panneerselvam, chief minister, Tamil Nadu

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  • Rightful delay
    Rightful delay
    By P.D.T. Achary | February 19, 2017

    The governor is well within his rights to postpone the CM’s appointment

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  • Eye on the storm
    Eye on the storm
    By Pratul Sharma | February 19, 2017

    Despite claims of staying aloof, the BJP is closely monitoring the situation in Tamil Nadu

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  • Sign of our times
    Sign of our times
    By Farwa Imam Ali/California | February 12, 2017

    Barely two weeks into his presidency, Donald Trump has stunned the world by signing into effect some of the controversial promises he made as...

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  • Not there, nor here
    Not there, nor here
    By Bushra al Fusail | February 12, 2017

    I AM A REFUGEE in the US. I came here a year ago, escaping the ongoing war in Yemen. I work for the International Organization for Migration....

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  • Leading the fightback
    Leading the fightback
    By Farwa Imam Ali | February 12, 2017

    The American Civil Liberties Union is leading the charge against the immigrant ban. In a week that saw immigrants being detained without food...

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  • We have never been so divided
    We have never been so divided
    By Gene Roberts | February 12, 2017

    TENSION BETWEEN the president and the press is almost traditional in the US. It is primarily because the press runs what the president does...

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  • A distressing departure
    A distressing departure
    By David Miliband | February 12, 2017

    US President Donald Trump’s executive order suspending the entire resettlement programme for 120 days and banning indefinitely the arrival of...

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  • Friend or foe?
    By Rekha Dixit | February 12, 2017

    The Indian and Hindu community will have a true friend in White House…” This grandiose promise of Donald Trump’s will be used to calibrate...

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  • I am laughing no more
    I am laughing no more
    By Shashi Tharoor | February 12, 2017

    Trump’s hostility to China could put India in a spot

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