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