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Intellectual of rare qualities Welcome changes that testify to Jayalalithaa’s return to health Plummeting profits of PSBs Multi-faceted Venkat Maximising the micro pricing … A C Muthiah – his munificent bequeaths to science Welcome thrust on trade in Modi’s foreign visits... Funding the un-funded Valli, they are more marginalised Dr C Rangarajan returns to Chennai Pharma – overdose of copying A rich pool of talent not utilised…. Remembering Indira Sivasailam... Wanted: a second airport for Chennai Return to king coal for urea... New IT products of Ramco in the pipeline… MHC should not return to its old indisciplined ways Quality education through the PPP mode Parliament in paralysis... ONGC at KG Basin Shaming of Tamils by Tamil farmers at Delhi Shale gas and its shallow future A professional at the helm of IRDA... Computation of GDP – conundrums continue Adharma of opposition politics Inflation: are we emulating Argentina and Brazil? For whom the bell tolls? 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Padma Bhushan for A Ramakrishna A welcome initiative by the judiciary Building loyalty through the stomach Tribute – M V Murugappan Fuel for thought Kinetic Karnataka The star of Spencers is no more PPP mode for upgrading Corporation Hospitals …and of a popular trade leader EEC at the National Media Centre TGS- The king storyteller Kudos to NDTV... Focus on quality of power - its only around 170-180V Why land prices zoom in TN? The power-full Hindujas CSR and CMI: promise of another Srinivasan Ramanujan... Tribute – UCAL Selvan… When nations steal growth from one another… Should we change the official year? Another Indian music maestro at the UN The ‘Ayyo-yes’ is no more West Bengal: mindless malignancy Revving up the manufacturing sector Delhi Chalo... No Maha Koottani in TN... Where is Rajaji? Mersal magnified More Shakti to resource mobilisation... The Gulf aviation boom TN – agglomerate land holdings without alienating ownership Quality silica from Neyveli China invests in India Editor's Says Cleaning Ganga – relocate tanneries and install electric crematoria Welcome GST He continues the focus on social amelioration Where a state respects its litterateurs… When small is no larger beautiful.. A glass full of corruption Why this malaise in medical education? Naidu will soon build a new Hyderabad L&T: focus on infrastructure and more infrastructure… Delhi is distant… Breaththrough in malaria control 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 He saved millions from starvation... Chennai and Kolkata miss opportunity to grow as Delhi and Mumbai Fortune 500 review Fortune for Indian Airlines The rise and fall of Annamalai University IPL type auction for VCs? Discoms deserve better… Like Hinduism: many paths to reach God... Revive development banks... Kulandai was a giant Haul over the coal Lesson from Chandrababu Naidu Sweeter prospects for sugar Alexa – Talking Wikipedia Protest masters... Tatas moving out of urea production... Poor quality of university VCs Align crops to agro climate endowments… B H Kothari - a tribute There was flood of milk. Reason: no milk commissioner! Poor representation for Kerala and TN in Cabinet A friendly business group Whistle-Stop Tour of Raghuram Rajan S Ramanathan – a versatile musician, musicologist This scant respect for Law A more liberated TN… Tribute Banning booze... 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Contrarian cousins

A COUPLE OF years ago, Manikam Ramaswami, Managing Director, Loyal Textiles, waxed eloquent over the benefits of the freebie profligacy of Jayalalithaa. He pointed to the sizeable savings in exertion by women thanks to the government supplying free fans, mixies and grinders: “this saves time for women which, in turn, improves their living standards,” he said. He went one step further advocating the government to provide refrigerators free! 

In 2016, the AIADMK poll manifesto promised a lot more freebies. After Team Sasikala faction established its majority in the state assembly, on the first day in office after winning the trust vote, Chief Minister Palanisamy announced a series of welfare measures that included a 50 per cent subsidy to a ceiling of Rs. 20,000 for buying a two-wheeler for 100,000 working women during 2017-18. Ramaswami may have to wait for some more time before his counsel reaches Sasikala.

Cousin T Kannan has a contrarian view. Recently, he expressed concerns over the freebie culture that makes the youth lazy. He pointed to employees not sticking to jobs even for a couple of years due to the government providing so many things free. The cousins should also consult another Karumuttu scion, M Thiagarajan whose Paramount Airways had a meteoric take off and an equally meteoric fall. Perhaps he would commend subsidised airfare to Madurai in business class. 



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