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Rise and fall of India’s calcium carbide industry
The mid-air scare
R Desikan – the crusader of co Call for INNOVATION, for R&D Land reclamation from sea appe It takes two to tango Bitter state of the sweet sec Adapt Vajpayee dinner diplomac Case for phasing out LPG subsi Maximising the micro pricing … Global auto technology Congres Well-refined – RIL’s refinery Go for a One Power India He elevated B&C to its best... Welcome move to widen the tax Well-lived... Easing the environment for doi Chennai airport in a STRAIT J Kalinga Plant ready to ROLL The honest Sardarji Fortune for Indian Airlines Tatas moving out of urea produ A strong diversified base to b Eternal support for capitalisa Blunt parting shot From Gungi Gudiya to Iron Lad Rahul coronated When SPIC spawned star manager Convulsions in The Hindu Innovators all! And in such d ‘Sai’ Srinivasan no more Tasks for the new government Piped gas a pipe dream The brown revolution… The time for it is now There was flood of milk. Reaso Negative photo finish: Mauled Rajini can’t or can? Multi-faceted... 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Know the Pulse The nuclear option How Air-India loses customs... Valli, they are more marginali Down Memory Lane: S Nithya Ka Welcome Measures. Work for 10X Shaming of Tamils by Tamil far The uncivil non-civil servant. TN can leverage NLC’s strength Demonetisation deconstructed. B H Kothari - a tribute It is Excellent, Novel and Rad The numismatist newsman Between the bang and the whimp Trade prospects promising A sun-rise industry turning s Flying High? Hand composing to desk top pub IE enters 49th year… AAP - change from street fight No Maha koottani in TN To be or not to be An inexplicable neglect Another Indian music maestro a The king goes fishing while th Odisha: spectacular win by Nav Selective lobby session with J The king goes fishing while th Where is Rajaji? 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Need for more Why this malaise in medical ed Science with social purpose India bites the BULLET Reliance’s TV – 18 ready to la Marketing expert Balagopal is UII tops in premium growth The critical case of pulses in Tatas moving out of urea produ Paytm karo... Amma cement at 190; but ‘Ayyo’ Metro Rail in Chennai, High Ex Adharma of opposition politics A blueprint for the future Sholinganallur to Siruseri VV Goes... Policy Makers Music loses a maestro Flute falls silent Land scams rock AP & TS In distant 1967, the state was Another Leo of real estate and For whom the MIDS bell tolls? Media’s Modi phobia... Why no MEGA Central investmen Multi-party contests, more fre Babes In the wood-RBI North bl The motor sportsman is no mor Ooh la la... Marching towards Centenary In the horns of a dilemma Skewed Economic Zones? ‘E’ for enterprise Babes In the wood-RBI North bl China invests in India No deficit financing here! Five star activism stalls deve TN to suffer serious loss Moily’s bold thrust HMIL helped India emerge a lar The opportunity to grow is her Don’t seem to feel the pulse… Fuel for thought Gujarat model for port develop Mr Ashok Leyland... Small is no longer beautiful When small is no larger beauti BJP can now hasten its thrust Mango Diplomacy Online not in line with brick A single market for electricit Not just in-laws (and outlaws) CRS, a jewel among managers, i When fertilizer production shi Algebra to algorithms and anal TNPL - geared towards future Breakthrough Budget Another Indian music maestro a Of course, Gujarat is vibrant It’s raining funds for states. Fall in crude prices help in South America can help in Indi A C Muthiah – a munificent beq Building loyalty through the s TELANGANA at last…BUT You too T M Krishna? Poor quality of university VCs 10-point programme Strengthen the base... 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New team at the helm at TANSTI Three million parts per month Much can be done by us Delhi is distant… Lalu’s envy, India’s pride Spectacular surges in surface Should Chennai shut out the IP Sustainability and technology The two levels of reforms Development depends on land av Drops of water make the mighty Godspeed, Chief Minister JJ Promise of quantum growth GI premium income to cross Rs The sea change Politician – business nexus Corporation and corporates sho Supreme Court clears Gas pipel Physician, cure thyself… He kindled interest in science Time for Action The balancing act Ganesh’s mantras Economic, business and social Align crops to agro climate en When small is not so beautiful MY LOVE FOR AGRICULTURE There is potential to raise re A house a day... Engineering seats go abegging Should cement be priced in TN 65 per cent of future jobs don DMK does it again Imperative to take states alon Computation of GDP – conundrum He breathes cyber security The ‘Ayyo-yes’ is no more High Expectations Union Budget 2017- It says, le Huge under-recoveries continue When buildings get taller A rich pool of talent not util Intellectual of rare qualities The myth and malaise of MRP Rajini can’t or can? Tap the big land resource How adroitly GR walked with g Chennai and Kolkata miss oppor Nissan exit shouldn’t affect A Remembering Indira Sivasailam TN budget - little leeway for Medical costs hit the roof... Naidu will soon build a new Hy Entering the 50th year… When the judiciary is hyper-ac Licence to kill BJP in a spree of 'acquisitio Quality silica from Neyveli Rs.1600 crore paper board plan Global meets galore Two welcome indications on chi A welcome initiative by the ju R Sridhar steps down as CEO of The why of tax incentives The myth and malaise of MRP Kudos to GIM organisers... Deming awardees galore! Of diversity and inclusion TN accounts for the largest re Heartening news to heart patie Shipping woes of Chennai compa Fast - track railways to prosp No mega rail project for Tamil A welcome initiative-even crit Editor's Notes Air Asia India will set new be The unreal estate Welcome changes that testify t For whom Chennai airport toil The 3 Loves of RT Why no MEGA Central investmen PR person par excellence Book your suburban train ticke A plan to double food output Breaththrough in malaria contr Randor Guy spins a yarn Technology revolution that’ll PC is a lawyer; he can’t be im Convulsions in commerce chambe Well-administered State Bonanza in locked lands... VK guides National College tow When business flocks to MP... A WATERSHED YEAR Bonanza in locked lands Business wanted Modi as PM. It Between the bang and the whimp More heat than light Samskrt loses a passionate exp If not Tamil Nadu, where else? A multi-faceted leader rests i Why throw baby with bath water Preserving for the future The rise and fall of Annamalai Trail-blazing Tamil Nadu Welcome Measures. Work for 10X More tributes to GR TATA STEEL MARCH Sweeter prospects for sugar TATA STEEL MARCH IAS invades NDDB... Then ISB. Now arts and science Should Chennai shut out the IP ONGC at KG Basin Focus on self-certification an GM Technology at last! Vijay Mallya – the Strip-tease He saved millions from starvat New Chennai Terminal: Next reg Road development slows down The doc who revolutionised med The Rajha of Rajapalayam... Bihar elections - the Rajaji f The ‘doles’ society Deora – the best networked po The elusive, much needed singl Welcome euphoria over the east Centurion ‘Leo’ rests in peace Bihar – Nitish Kumar adopts th MSV – the King of Light Music Sardar Sarovar – the seventy y Knitting for the globe Pharma – overdose of copying When TN politicians can emulat When the judiciary is hyper ac Silver Years of Madras Musings Little for development Plummeting profits of PSBs This constant urge to grow... Funding the un-funded Dr C Rangarajan returns to Che Delhi Chalo... Honest civil servant Travails and thrills... More lustre to leather: 70 yea Make way for Make in India... Muffled voices for merit… Solar, solar everywhere … Russi Mody – a tribute Telangana in top gear… LOT CAN BE DONE THROUGH THE PP Corruption institutionalised; Things happen by accident and Transport S Narayanan Union Budget 2017- It says, le From heavy chemicals to health For whom Chennai airport toils He contributed so much to the Gujarat has 2200km gas grid, A cess for new rail tracks The opportunity to grow is her Jaya Ho Algebra to algorithms and anal It’s about life and death Jaya Walks Into the Sunset OPS Know the Pulse Research for results - A uniq Where is Rajaji? The Chinese model for rail dev Service or dis-service They don’t have to die No Maha Koottani in TN... It’s raining investments… Who took India to the brink? Cho Ramaswamy – Multifaceted A statue for RV, at last! A Gandhian breathes his last o A glass full of corruption Maha merger – a beginning No engine for this car Focus on quality and continuo The Gulf aviation boom India bites the BULLET Breaking news or breaking cred The Ports’ Pasha expands into Brexit that would reverse the Permanent secretariat for TN G Ooh la la... Will the many departures be ac A C Muthiah – his munificent b Plummeting profits of PSBs Tamil Nadu : 50 Years of Dravi Power Problems Powerful Proble Speed up the railways Fortune 500 review Elections: Democracy Drama He took Kone to great heights… Chaos at Chettinad house Repeat 1991– work on a growth CSR, tech revolution and bank It indeed is attractive for in Double standards continue... Dr M G K Menon An enemy’s enemy is a friend Recognition to role of NBFCs.. A HOUSING REVOLUTION? A silent revolution at Sowrip Yellow and red cards The scientist-engineer who luc Auto components surge… L&T: focus on infrastructure a Anachronism of Asian premium

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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