ibtl columns

  • S Gurumurthy
  • Samjhauta terror investigation : Fabricating terror probe against RSS

    Sunday, Feb 24,2013, 16:48 IST .

    “RSS and BJP were behind the Samjhauta Express, Mecca Masjid and Malegaon blasts” declared the Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on January 20, 2012, adding that the training camps run by the RSS and BJP were promoting ‘Hindu terrorism’. A day after Shinde’s declaration, Hafiz Saeed, the leader of LeT, Pakistan-based Islamist terrorist outfit, asked for a ba..

  • How spiritual leaders are being targeted...?

    Wednesday, Sep 12,2012, 17:04 IST .

    Indeed a disgusting story — a concerted, converging attempt to tarnish Mata Amritanandamayi Ashram in Kerala by demonstrable lies and falsehoods. “Amma” as Mata Amritanandamayi is affectionately known is not just a Hindu spiritual lighthouse. She is a power house of service to people that has grown to unbelievable heights. Before unfolding the despicable story, here is a hel..

  • Success sans ethics - S Gurumurthy

    Tuesday, Jun 26,2012, 14:37 IST .

    The flight from Delhi to Chennai was about to take off. After a central minister, on the other side of the aisle, and I had just wished each other, he suddenly pointed to the passenger in the window seat next to mine and asked whether I knew him. He introduced him to me, went into reading his book. The gentleman was a Tamil Nadu cadre IAS officer, known for high integrity. As we began discuss..

  • Trivialisation of presidency - S Gurumurthy

    Friday, Jun 08,2012, 13:41 IST .

    The Congress President Sonia Gandhi has been authorized by her party to name the candidates for the offices of President and Vice President. The President is the highest constitutional office. The story of this constitutional office – how this high office fell from its high pedestal, touched a low, then recovered and then again fell into indignity – needs to be recalled in the con..

  • Is Kalki the only hope? - S Gurumurthy

    Wednesday, May 09,2012, 19:16 IST .

    With each passing year of the United Progressive Alliance rule, scams are rising in numbers and in the sums looted. According to one compilation, there were seven scams in 2008, nine in 2009, 14 in 2010, 23 in 2011 and 22 so far in 2012. The Indian political landscape had seen scams earlier, but now the scams seem unending, their rapidity unbelievable and monies plundered unprecedented. No on..