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When Reuters will miss its man at The Hindu

For years the business pages of The Hindu used to be among the strengths of the daily winning sizeable readership and advertisements. P A Seshan (Leo), in-charge of the business pages for a few decades, wrote extensively on corporates. He was liberal in reporting on corporates irrespective of their size

TN needs Sterlite more than TN needs it

One of the issues raised against the Sterlite unit in Thoothukudi relates to the large population in the proximity of the plant affected by the pollution of air and land. There is the complaint about the location of the plant in a thickly populated town. This must be viewed in

Raj Bhavan News: Proactive Purohit

After the colourless tenures of S S Barnala and K Rosaiah as Governors of Tamil Nadu, the state has a proactive Governor in Banwarilal Purohit. This is necessary in the context of the demise of J Jayalalithaa and M Karunanidhi, the two tall leaders who dominated the political firmament for long.

MuKa: the last of the Tamil Titans

In the demise of DMK supremo M Karunanidhi (MuKa) Tamil Nadu has lost one of its tallest leaders. Multifaceted is the right description for him – journalist, writer, litterateur, poet, playwright, orator, organiser,  strategist, politician, administrator, rationalist, parliamentarian... all rolled in one. In each of these attributes, Karunanidhi excelled. Muthuvel Karunanidhi (Mu

Why not diplomacy through business?

Legendary cricketer Imran Khan led his party Tehreek-e-Insaf to victory in the recent elections in Pakistan. Despite ups and downs, he worked tirelessly to expand his political base and emerged victorious. His relationship with the army was cordial. His familiarity with India and popularity as a cricketer should be leveraged

Magnificent ‘Modicare’

Narendra Modi’s Independence Day address this year was a rich admixture of poetry, oration, a report card and announcements on new visionary projects. Being the last of the Independence Day addresses in his current five-year term, understandably, the speech formed the curtain-raiser for the 2019 election campaign. Modi listed out the

Why not diplomacy through economy/business

Legendary cricketer Imran Khan led his party Tehreek-e-Insaf to victory in the recent elections in Pakistan.  Despite ups and downs, he worked tirelessly to expand his political base and emerged victorious. His relationship with the army was cordial. His familiarity with India and popularity as a cricketer should be leveraged

Magnificent ‘Modicare’

Narendra Modi’s  Independence Day address this year was a  rich admixture of poetry, oration, a report card and announcements on new visionary projects. Being the last of the Independence Day addresses in his current five-year term, understandably, the speech formed the curtain-raiser for the 2019 election campaign. Modi listed out the

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