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

M V Murugappan, the youngest son of A M M Vellayan Chettiar, headed the Coromandel Engineering Company, which was active in the civil construction business in the 1960s and 1970s and later the Carborundum Universal Ltd (CUMI). Under his leadership, CUMI grew as India’s leading manufacturer of abrasives and also went for backward integration projects in hydroelectric and thermal energy. After retirement, the mild-mannered MVM headed the AMM Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Murugappa group engaged in education, health, and other social welfare activities. He declined the chance to become president of ASSOCHAM. n


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