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Godspeed, Chief Minister JJ Cleaning Ganga – relocate tanneries and install electric crematoria Breaththrough in malaria control Solar thermal shines… Things happen by accident and not by design... …and of a popular trade leader For whom the bell tolls? Varuna (rain) in 2015; Vaayu (air) in 2016. Chennai devastated Should we change the official year? When nations steal growth from one another… New IT products of Ramco in the pipeline… Bihar – Nitish Kumar adopts the Lalu model An inexplicable neglect Readers' Mail L&T- the specialty of special purpose vehicles Fortune 500 review Modi storms Silicon Valley Measuring roof tops in terms of KW/MW TELANGANA at last…BUT Kinetic Karnataka Quality silica from Neyveli Tatas moving out of urea production... The sea- saw battle continues... Silver Years of Madras Musings A friendly business group Limit foreign borrowings to hi-tech, export potential projects... Moily’s bold thrust WTO Meet: resolved to meet again An enemy’s enemy is a friend Bihar elections - the Rajaji formula worked Quality education through the PPP mode London, London Narayan Odisha: spectacular win by Naveen Patnaik Mu Sigma – is no more Shipping woes of Chennai companies Welcome thrust on trade in Modi’s foreign visits... Fuel for thought The why of tax incentives He saved millions from starvation... Contrarian cousins Gas is the way forward TGS- The king storyteller How Air-India loses customs... Towards speedy justice A glass full of corruption Why this malaise in medical education? Recognition to role of NBFCs.... Naidu will soon build a new Hyderabad An informal presentation - analytical, forward locking... Welcome focus on core competence EEC at the National Media Centre Five star activism stalls development activity Colour-Chem’s colourful KRVS Where a state respects its litterateurs… Welcome changes that testify to Jayalalithaa’s return to health A think tank for Chennai B H Kothari - a tribute Airlines in India: cost and space West Bengal: mindless malignancy Gay abandon in pricing Haul over the coal Lesson from Chandrababu Naidu More Shakti to resource mobilisation... R Sridhar steps down as CEO of Shriram Capital Paytm karo... Medical costs hit the roof... More Shakthi to Das’ elbow GNS - 100: our first subscriber Whistle-Stop Tour of Raghuram Rajan Why land prices zoom in TN? The ‘Ayyo-yes’ is no more Engineering seats go abegging Diamond jubilee of Egmore Samskrt School Don’t seem to feel the pulse… Editor's Notes The rise and fall of Annamalai University Not just in-laws (and outlaws); they’ve renowned academics at the helm! More heat than light Shaming of Tamils by Tamil farmers at Delhi CRS, a jewel among managers, is no more. CSR and CMI: promise of another Srinivasan Ramanujan... Tribute – M V Murugappan Reliance’s TV – 18 ready to launch Tamil News Channel Shale gas and its shallow future Where is Rajaji? Editor's Says Insurance companies bleeding, yet no decision on increasing FDI limit! Build close rapport with business leaders There was flood of milk. Reason: no milk commissioner! China invests in India This scant respect for Law Adapt Vajpayee dinner diplomacy Marketing expert Balagopal is no more Cement prices continue to rise… IPL type auction for VCs? TN-leverage strength of BHEL, NLC... All eyes on Sankara Nethralaya A more liberated TN… Online not in line with brick and mortar businesses... ONGC at KG Basin Eternal support for capitalisation of PS banks A welcome initiative by the judiciary Return to king coal for urea... Valli, they are more marginalised Intellectual of rare qualities Like Hinduism: many paths to reach God... IPL - no surprise this scam Lalu’s envy, India’s pride Making ‘my Amaravati’... The Ports’ Pasha expands into Tamil Nadu Vibrant Gujarat The balancing act Banning booze... Chennai and Kolkata miss opportunity to grow as Delhi and Mumbai Maximising the micro pricing … Muffled voices for merit… Tihar, Puzhal not different from Parappana Agrahara More tributes to GR Roaring Ro-Ro facility Auto components surge… Secularism and anti-Hinduism Inflation: are we emulating Argentina and Brazil? CII projects higher growth… Building loyalty through the stomach TN accounts for the largest recruits by the IT sector Padma Bhushan for A Ramakrishna Sri Lanka votes for change Waning interest in public discussions… The Swadeshi Trump When online building permits work…. Fortune for Indian Airlines When Ratan Tata visited SRM Kudos to NDTV... Noble nonagenarians... Rs.1600 crore paper board plant of TNPL A yen for wastage… Solar, solar everywhere … Nuclear power at the nucleus Music happens TN – agglomerate land holdings without alienating ownership GM Technology at last! Mersal magnified The Gulf aviation boom Wanted: a second airport for Chennai When small is no larger beautiful.. Scientists urged to take up farmer-oriented research Tribute Align crops to agro climate endowments… Multi-faceted Venkat No Maha Koottani in TN... Streamlining mandatory third party cover Adharma of opposition politics No mega rail project for Tamil Nadu No engine for this car Poor representation for Kerala and TN in Cabinet F C Kohli - his concerns all embracing The star of Spencers is no more S V Raju – a ‘good’ true liberal A rich pool of talent not utilised…. The few handicaps... Infrastructure funding – lessons learnt Delhi returns to BJP Tribute – UCAL Selvan… A proud Madrasi Discoms deserve better… Pharma – overdose of copying Wise Presidents Poor quality of university VCs Tatas moving out of urea production... Alexa – Talking Wikipedia The power-full Hindujas Make standards certification mandatory... Polls and promises IAS invades NDDB... The Jan Dhan bonanza CIPET hqrs to stay at Guindy – for the present? Cutting the nose to spite the face A C Muthiah – his munificent bequeaths to science Strengthen the base... Robber barons everywhere A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… Road development slows down Naidu’s return augurs well for Seemandhra Remembering Indira Sivasailam... Permanent secretariat for TN GIM Put expensive assets created to use... The rise and rise of KCP Protest masters... Modi and the lady Increasing non co-operation of state leaders Plummeting profits of PSBs He continues the focus on social amelioration Tax agriculture Excel Generators provide the vital back-up Air Asia India will set new benchmarks for budget travel Shanti and Sadhana through Music Tough task taking states together Preserving for the future MHC should not return to its old indisciplined ways Delhi is distant L&T: focus on infrastructure and more infrastructure… Parliament in paralysis... Dr C Rangarajan returns to Chennai Convulsions in The Hindu Revving up the manufacturing sector TIAM turns a full cycle The brown list of Venkitaramanan Tribute – Manikam Ramaswami Another Indian music maestro at the UN Liberal imports idling indigenous capacities Telangana in top gear… Welcome GST Rahman at CIC PPP mode for upgrading Corporation Hospitals to the lack of interest on the part of these to focus on original research. This despite the much lower costs of such research in India. The industry which thrived on the protection of a closed economy and the advantage of a vast domestic market, has failed to organise its evolution on healthy lines Delhi is distant… Sweet news for TN sugar mills The nuclear option The ‘Jayanthi Tax.’ PC’s preference for professionals Kulandai was a giant EVM is tamper-proof When the President was rendered homeless… A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… Of course, Gujarat is vibrant For whom the MIDS bell tolls? Come elections, come advertisements... SoA @ 80 S Ramanathan – a versatile musician, musicologist Boy, can you beat these? Focus on quality of power - its only around 170-180V When TN politicians can emulate Kerala's Delhi Chalo... Russi Mody – a tribute A professional at the helm of IRDA... Computation of GDP – conundrums continue Sweeter prospects for sugar Which side are you, Montek? Fall in crude prices help in oil sector reform Funding the un-funded Small units prefers to remain small... Revive development banks... Land reclamation from sea appears cheaper! Demise of a media baron...
 
A friendly business group

At the invitation of my friend Peter Spackman I attended the monthly meeting  of the British Business Group (BBG), an association of expatriate British business people.  John Pontin of Bristol, Founder of The Converging World (TCW), was the chief guest. In a short presentation the septuagenarian explained the objective of TCW, the charity founded by him to marry business and environment concerns. In a chat he pointed to the efforts of TCW to install wind turbines, generate revenues and employ these for charitable purposes.

Pontin raises the needed resources from socially conscious charity-minded individuals. He outlined the scheme of raising funds as loans with zero interest over short term, invest these in generating electricity through wind turbines and spend the revenues on social amelioration like tree planting, reducing carbon emissions, provision for livelihood opportunities, education... TCW has operations in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.

Wendy Stephenson, CEO, pointed to the work done by TCW at Bristol, UK, which received acclaim as the Green Capital of Europe for 2015.

At the initiative of the former British Deputy High Commissioner for Britain in Chennai Mike Nithavrianakis a core team of Mike Freeman, Sundeep Bedi and Christie Cherian founded BBG in 2011 with the aim to encourage trade as also  provide the environment for business networking.

 

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