Plight of the Periodicals

Last week we witnessed a strange spectacle: of the mighty barons of print medium – The Hindu, New Indian Express, the Daily Thanthi, Dinamalar and Dinakaran-beseeching the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister for support with government’s advertisements at special rates. These have also met the leaders of other political parties – Messrs

Bold plan to build herd immunity

THE COVID19 HAS taken the world by storm. Nations are trying to grapple with the situation; economies are going for a toss and everyday life is being altered every bit. Lock-downs and their extensions have become routine. Staying in Sweden and witnessing these make a different-planet feel. Yes, Sweden has no

Mergers Maze

IN 2019 THE NDA II government seemed well set to take up major reforms of the banking sector. The merger of ten public sector banks (PSBs) into four appeared a well thought measure towards consolidation and building size. There were also clear indications on reducing substantially government share of the

Will raging inflation wreak Indian economy?

Risk of raging inflation The Chennai International Centre (CIC) presented BJP MP from Hazaribagh, Jharkhand, Jayant Sinha through a webinar programme. Sinha had earlier been a minister in Modi’s NDA II government, handling finance and civil aviation. He is the Chairperson for Standing Committee on Finance.  Sinha graduated from IIT, Delhi,

Sridhar Vembu – Cover Story – IE May 2020

Sridhar Vembu, Founder and CEO of Zoho Corporation is an illustrious example of a successful start-up entrepreneur. This product of Princeton University acknowledges the inspiration he derives from S Gurumurthy, the Swadeshi Jagran Manch ideologue and attributes to him his yen for swadeshi self-reliance and de-centralised rural cluster development. We

Pedaleze – the Smart Bicycle

Pedaling the future With social distancing demanded by Covid19 there would be a shift from mass transportation – trains and buses – to personal transport . Mobility expert Dr V Sumantran points to a number of European cities switching to bicycles for commuting. This intelligent cycle, Pedaleze, has been designed to

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