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