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

Chennai has the unique reputation of getting immersed in music during December. Close to 500 sabhas and institutions in different parts of the metro vie with one another to organise discour-ses, demonstrations, presentation of research papers and music concerts throughout the day. These draw experts, musicians and rasikas from across the globe. This year there was a special recognition: UNESCO included Chennai in its list of creative cities network for its rich music tradition.  A postal cover with the picture of Music Academy in it was released at the inauguration of the Academy’s 91st annual conference and concerts by the reputed music composer Ilayaraja. 

The event also marked a departure from the convention: presenting for the first time one from the film world who shot to fame initially through his film music. Several of his compositions had a strong carnatic music base. The convention so far had been to present a renowned politician from the Centre or the state, a governor or a business tycoon. Ilayaraja, the Isai Gnani, is globally renowned for his rich contribution for composing music across several genres. For thousands, several of his creations have been classic treasures. In his address, he said: “music happens. It cannot be made.”

Raja presented this year’s MS Subbulakshmi Sangita Kalanidhi award instituted by The Hindu to the chitra veena prodigy Ravikiran.  Making effective use of Skype and other communication cum education tools, Ravikiran has a legion of disciples across the world. Of particular interest to me is his efforts in popularising the rich repertoire of Mahakavi Oothukadu Venkatasubbaiyar (I hail from this village!) Venkata Kavi (1700-32) had composed hundreds of soul-stirring compositions in Tamil and Sanskrit. Several of these resemble Subramania Bharathi’s simple, elegant Tamil poems. Needamangalam Krishnamurthy Bhagavatar brought these out with great dedication and effort. 

Reported On :
Sector :
Shoulder :
IE, the business magazine from south was launched in 1968 and pioneered business journalism in south. Through the 45 years IE has been focusing on well-presented and well-researched articles. When giants in the industry stumbled to keep pace with the digital revolution, IE stayed affixed embracing technology.
Read more
Economist Communications Ltd is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.
Read more
You agree that your use of this Website and the purchase of the magazine will be governed by these terms and conditions.
Read more
S-15, Industrial Estate,
Chennai - 600 032.
PHONE: +91 44 22501236