articles by K Balakumar

India

Jayendra Saraswathi passes away: Seer with social consciousness charted a unique path mixing piety and politics

It is debatable whether Kanchi mutt has seen a head who was as unconventional and contentious as Jayendra Saraswathi, who passed away on Wednesday morning at the age of 82

Politics

Tamil Nadu election: The victory had to be Jayalalithaa's, DMK lost wittingly and unwittingly

Jayalalithaa can claim credit (and quite typically she has already) for the triumph of her party. She is the party and there will be none to dispute it.