India Insight

Obsessed Rajnikanth fans get their own cinematic tribute

November 21, 2013

The scene is in a theatre in Chennai. The lights go off and the screen flickers. The first images appear on screen, and the crowd goes nuts — jumping in their seats, screaming incoherently. There is pandemonium, and the movie hasn’t even started.

Vote Stalin? In India, you can

March 19, 2013

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‘Vishwaroopam’ and Tamil Nadu’s cinema of politics

February 7, 2013

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Kudankulam’s neighbours weigh nuclear power fears against living standards

By Anoo Bhuyan
October 8, 2012

Rani enters her home for the first time in more than a week. She switches on the light, but it doesn’t work. Tsunami Colony, where she lives in the village of Idinthakari, has been deserted for months, and the electricity supply has been patchy.

Cauvery River water fight paralyses Bangalore on Saturday

October 6, 2012

(This article was reported by Gokul Chandrasekar, Vineet Sharma and Bidya Sapam. Photos by Bidya Sapam)