S Gurumurthy

US interests explain Trump Enigma

Clearly, Donald Trump's presidency has changed America as its citizens knew it, and its ties with others, as the world knew it, perhaps forever.

21 Sep 2018

Atalji as I knew him

Advani made a paradigm shift by presenting Vajpayee as the agent for change, as the polity gradually became accustomed to becoming less BJP-resistant.

18 Aug 2018

Karunanidhi, the human dynamo

Never in the history of democracy had a leader remained strong and relevant for half a century as Kalaignar did. He was a strategist in the Chanakya mould.

13 Aug 2018

High Court junks Marans’ Discharge as perverse

Madras High Court judge G Jayachandran found errors and illegality as well. The verdict saved not only the prosecution but the credibility of the judiciary itself

28 Jul 2018

2018 bypolls: Hidden message for 2019

While the opposition is elated over its by-election victories, a closer look at the numbers suggests the BJP increased its vote share.

06 Jun 2018

Shame on the CBI for Marans’ discharge

In a shocking verdict, the CBI court has discharged all the accused, including former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and Sun TV boss Kalanidhi Maran in the illegal telephone exchange case.

15 Mar 2018

Jayendra Saraswathi: An Acharya with a difference

Jayendra Saraswathi, the direct disciple of the Mahaswami, was particularly distinct from his predecessor in almost every respect. Being more contemporary than traditional, he often tested the limits

01 Mar 2018

A budget for every section of society

The first two budgets presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley were intended to ride an economy in ICU — beset with scams, staggering fiscal and external deficits and policy paralysis — out of an im

02 Feb 2018

Will Rajini change the paradigm of Tamil Nadu politics?

Never after the legendary MGR, as the famed cine actor MG Ramachandran was adored, has Tamil Nadu politics seen such tumult and quake as when Rajinikanth announced his entry into politics on December

08 Jan 2018

De-mon — a multidimensional project

The one-line conclusion certifying demonetisation as a failure judges a multidimensional corrective venture on the basis of one single parameter: the quantum of notes returned.

07 Sep 2017

De-mon — huge, successful course-correction

The reduction of cash with the public and the rise in deposits with the banks will produce a dramatically opposite macro-economic impact.

07 Sep 2017

Mr Chidambaram, will you sue us now?

If Karti is proved to own Advantage Strategic Consultancy indirectly, he will face jail, perhaps accompanied by his father too in view of the alleged bribe payments by INX Media.

18 May 2017

UP poll results mirror media disconnect with people

More than the exit polls which predicted a BJP lead in the UP polls, it was the satta bazaar, particularly in Mumbai and Delhi, which foresaw Narendra Modi topping 300 seats in the state.

14 Mar 2017

Jaya: Na bhooto na bhavishyati

She emerged and remained an enigmatic, unique and even mysterious phenomenon in politics. She was one of a kind

07 Dec 2016