S Gurumurthy

What can torpedo the budget and economy?

If India grows, it will contribute to global recovery. If not, huge investment it is making for growth will go down the drain and that will disappoint the world

06 Feb 2021

Difficulties well-handled. But….

The high infra and other spend in the budget, applauded by all, is precisely because Modi-2.0 did not go overboard in its stimulus spend like others did

05 Feb 2021

Gurumurthy column | Rajini's entry marks tectonic shift in Tamil Nadu politics

Rajinikanth’s announcement to enter the fray in the 2021 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections is an event that has the potential to transform Tamil Nadu’s political landscape.

04 Dec 2020

Love Jihad: Loving for religion

Jihad means any effort to promote Islam. Can love (marriage) be integral to promoting Islam? Neutral 
and Islamic sources say ‘yes, it can be and is’

27 Nov 2020

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

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