JAYALALITHA – AN ICON IS NO MORE

It was only after her death that the rest of India has come to realize the true dimensions of Jayalalithaa’s greatness.  A majority of the 88 million people of Tamil Nadu saw it, felt it and were under its spell for four decades. The tragedy is that, during her lifetime, the majority of her own […]

HEROES AND VILLAINS OF THE BANKING SYSTEM

The back-breaking burden on bank employees after demonetisation of high denomination rupee notes is a story of heroes and villains. On the one side is the incredible devotion to duty, working long hours to cope up with the pressures of dispensing cash to thousands of customers on a scale never experienced before.  And on the […]

VLADIMIR PUTIN – GRANDMASTER OF STATESMANSHIP

Indian journalists had a rare opportunity to connect and interact with the Russian President Vladimir Putin and experience at first hand his razor-sharp wit and humour, his ability to be charmingly informal, the depth of his knowledge of world affairs and the force of his personality. Raman Swamy pens his impressions for our readers in […]

THE TATA AFFAIR

<p>News headlined by all major media houses of the country, of a major shake-up at the top of the country’s most respected corporate giant, the House of Tatas, took the corporate world and indeed the entire country, by surprise. The Board of Directors of Tata Sons had removed Cyrus Mistry from the post of Chairman […]

INDO-PAK RELATIONS – TURNING UP THE HEAT

Pakistan has always remained a thorn in India’s flesh, right from the time the British carved up the subcontinent as a parting gift, a partitioning that saw much bloodletting and massacres, with estimates of the dead varying from the low 200,000s to the high 2,000,000s.  Time healed wounds to the extent that India returned to […]