Anbazhagan: Always loyal to his friend, Karunanidhi

A feature of Dravidian politics is the title that gets attached to leaders, so much so that the titles often substitute their names. While Periyar itself is a title, Periyar is known by two other names, Thanthai and Ayya, one standing for father and the latter a term of respect. Anna’s title...

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Jai Bhim judges: A legacy of standing up for justice

Justice PS Mishra and Justice Shivraj V Patil, the two judges in the Rajakannu case in the film Jai Bhim, have a legacy of standing up for justice and humanitarian intervention. The film Jai Bhim dealt with the case of Rajakannu who was tortured and murdered by policemen at a police station in...

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