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

Recently I visited the Yosemite National Park in California, USA. It was a sight to see miles upon miles of groves of Sequoia trees. These giant trees just dwarf even the largest pine trees that grow along with them! Extensive information on this displayed in simple terms all along the park mentions that these trees grow over to 160 ft, can live for over 2000 years and the trunk can reach over 25 ft thickness.  

The high Sierra range of mountains provide a very vast diversity of nature. One can travel hundreds of miles along granite mountains and spacious meadows. Over centuries, glaciers have shaped this landscape. John Muir, the naturalist, credited with exploring these grand bequeath of nature mentions about the valley: “everything is flowing, going somewhere, animals and so-called lifeless rocks as well as water.”

What struck me as most significant was the American society’s concern for preserving this precious heritage. As early as in 1864 President Lincoln signed a bill to preserve the Mariposa Grove and Yosemite Valley. Thus was born the concern for setting up and preserving dozens of national parks across the country.

Sadly, such a concern is not visible in India. How careless we have been in losing precious forest wealth by mindless encroachments! Of spoiling our precious long coastline by reckless construction so close to the shore! As late as in the 1970s the Tamil Nadu government constructed tenements on the Santhome seashore which had turned an eyesore; miles upon miles of reckless construction in Tiruvanmiyur and further down south so close to the seashore!

 

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