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

Prannoy Roy and his illustrious team of TV journalists at NDTV deserve kudos for their social concerns and deep involvement in social amelioration. Every year Roy and his prized lieutenant, Vikram Chandra, devote time, energies and resources on a topical, emerging issue. For a few years they ran a spirited campaign for providing solar power to hundreds of villages spread across the country, getting wide support from business and political leaders, policymakers, film personalities and other socially conscious citizens.

One may also remember the brilliant series on coastal degradation, by NDTVs Sarah Jacob providing great visual images in arduous trip around the peninsula.

This January the topic taken by NDTV was on Clean India. For 12 continuous hours from 9 a.m under the lead of Amitabh Bachchan and Vikram Chandra, the NDTV team worked on enlisting shram dhan for this cause of Swach Bharat. The result was indeed great: 1.16 crore manhours were pledged for this great cause!

One of the issues related to the involvement of local public in cleaning 49 railway stations. What a facelift these spirited public men and women could give to the crowded Vikhroli station in Mumbai (it handles 3 lakh commuters a day!). What a change to the dingy and dirt-laden station by the dedicated work of around 500 attending to cleaning and decorating the station with lovely paintings!

With its multitude of television companies and prosperous media houses, I wish Chennai metro also rouses the interest of its spirited citizens and corporates to take up such issues of great need.

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