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

I remember one of the tenets of Hind Lever, that close association with media persons does not guarantee favourable promotion and that it is best to keep aloof. Several large corporates seem to believe in using their advertising clout for favourable projections. The Nira Radia tapes did reveal the attempt to build bonhomie with journalists from mass media but sadly exposed the unreliability of this approach.

Political leaders at the top rung are wary of mass media. They seem to follow the belief of large multinational like Hindustan Unilever that it is best to keep away from media except to advertise for product promotion. The repeated refrain of Rahul Gandhi on issues like women empowerment in his interview to Arnab Goswami proved disastrous for the Congress party. After her unhappy encounter with Karan Thapar for a BBC interview, AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa withdrew even further from media interviews. Narendra Modi had walked out of a Thapar interview when faced with a bouncer of a question.

Thus there was much interest in the interviews that Modi gave to television channels. A seasoned politician he is, Modi handled these relatively less known journalists with ease. There were the familiar questions on an apology for the 2002 riots and the response again has been on familiar lines. Modi handled the questions with consummate ease and was convincing in his response.

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