S Gurumurthy

S Gurumurthy

Real story of Chidambaram’s fiscal discipline

Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram won almost unanimous acclaim for ‘reining’ in fiscal deficit, as measured in GDP terms, at 5.2 per cent in 2012-13 and 4.8 per cent for 2013-14.

21 Jan 2014

Modernity has failed to stop deviance

The news that three students of a private engineering college in Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu brutally hacked and killed their principal who merely enforced discipline on them has stunned the country.

21 Jan 2014

The contrasting tale of two sons-in-law

Known as ‘Mappillai’ in Tamil and ‘Damad’ in Hindi, all sons-in-law have high standing in Indian families -- religion, caste, region and language regardless.

21 Jan 2014

Is India a nation of rapists and killers?

Delhi’s December rape horror unleashed a storm of anger, and a wave of media reports about India’s misogynistic culture. The West, it was repeated, is so ‘safe’. How true is that? Not very, if one looks objectively at the facts.

10 Feb 2013

Man who made himself President

Pranab Mukherjee outsmarted a distrustful Sonia Gandhi to go to Raisina Hill.

19 Jun 2012