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Need for more

IN OUR JUNE issue, we had

Put expensive assets created to use...
TAMIL NADU has the reputation of attracting i
Piped gas a pipe dream
UNION BUDGET 2013-Baby Steps
Has PC missed out on BIG BANG REFORMS?


DMK does it again
The affordable meals scheme

New team at the helm at TANSTIA
BHEL – R&D and image building require more attention
An unhealthy adversarial relationship

At the Economic Editors’ Conference (EEC) 2012, I

Editor's Notes

Protest protests

In a highl


A 60-year struggle seems to have come to fruition. But

PC’s preference for professionals

So, Finance Minister P Chidambaram (PC) has opted again

Why this malaise in medical education?

Recently there was a detailed report in The Hindu on th

Engineering seats go abegging

The present stagnation in the job market has its direct

SoA @ 80

The grand old man of the accounting profession has turn

Flying High?

The recent relaxation of restrictions on investment nor

Revving up the manufacturing sector

For a couple of years now, there has been interest on t

Insurance companies bleeding, yet no decision on increasing FDI limit!


The rise and fall of Annamalai University

It required munificence and foresight to conceive and s

Cutting the nose to spite the face

On 24 October morning there was a grand CII event - The

Remembering Indira Sivasailam...

Mallika Srinivasan, Chairman & Managing Director of

Solar, solar everywhere …

There is a welcome thrust on solar power. It assumed sp

Road development slows down

Historically, the southern states have been known for t

Tap the big land resource

Power availability in Tamil Nadu has improved significa

Smile Salem :)

Samarapungavan and Sankarabharanam

My interest in the steel industry received big impetus

Open letter to citizens

Dear Citizens

You should vote for a stabl

A welcome initiative by the judiciary

A yen for wastage…

A decade ago, McKinsey report mentioned that a third of

Valli, they are more marginalised

More tributes to GR

There have been several references to my review of the

CRS, a jewel among managers, is no more.

Moily’s bold thrust

Secularism and anti-Hinduism

The same  day the Supreme Court upheld the appeal

Where a state respects its litterateurs…

I was  deeply impressed by the esteem and regard t

‘Big ideas’ of Modi…

BJP’s Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi outl

The national power grid at last!

The long awaited and much delayed transmission link fro

Padma Bhushan for A Ramakrishna

IAS invades NDDB...

Come elections, come advertisements...

It is a constant tug of war between the Election Commis

Muffled voices for merit…

In the February issue of IE I referred to the disruptio

PM favours GM technology

IE has been suggesting sci

Yellow and red cards

Recently, the DMK’s

Ten minute Mahabharata

Little for development

Tamil Nadu budget for 2014-15 presented by finance mini

Between the bang and the whimper…

Nothing much could be expected of an administration in

Reduce emissions, increase fuel efficiency for sustainable mobility

When the President was rendered homeless…

Maximising the micro pricing …

Discoms deserve better…

The honest Sardarji

10-point programme

By the time this issue reaches your hands, polling woul

An enemy’s enemy is a friend

BJP never had a strong base in Tamil Nadu. Thus, the Dr

The balancing act

Strong state leaders like J Jayalalithaa, Mayawati, Mam

For whom the MIDS bell tolls?

A R Venkatachalapathy, officiating Director of Madras I

More heat than light

I remember one of the tenets of Hind Lever, that close

Imperative to take states along…

So, Narendra Modi has led BJP to a historical victory.

Modi and the lady

I see a parallel in the campaign strategies of J Jayala

Delhi returns to BJP

It was a clean sweep at Delhi; the BJP won all the seve

West Bengal: mindless malignancy

In West Bengal the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC won 34 out o

Russi Mody – a tribute

Russi Mody (RM), son of Sir Homi Mody, Governor of Bomb

Intellectual of rare qualities

Service or dis-service

What has been the role of media in the recent elections

Mr. PM, bite the bullet...

There is instinctive opposition to any and every new ta