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India’s Master Builder… Things happen by accident and UNION BUDGET 2013-Baby Steps Book your suburban train ticke Why this malaise in medical ed When buildings get taller Tamil Nadu : 50 Years of Dravi When business flocks to MP... More from less works well at T Why this gross under-performan Delhi is distant Promise of a productive year TN can leverage NLC’s strength A single market for electricit Pearl city to port city Bonanza in locked lands Focus on quality and continuo Research for survival... Insure your way forward MSV – the King of Light Music A great effort Funding the un-funded BJP can now hasten its thrust Well-refined – RIL’s refinery Editor's Notes Not just in-laws (and outlaws) Fear of bankruptcy, liquidatio TN – agglomerate land holdings State Elections: Mid-summer ma Science with social purpose Doubling food output in ten ye Solar, solar everywhere … Land reclamation from sea appe Repeat 1991– work on a growth Air Asia India will set new be New Chennai Terminal: Next reg Virulent, but not quite ration TELANGANA at last…BUT Sivaraman, 100 Another Indian music maestro a Innovators all! And in such d The Chinese model for rail dev Breaking news or breaking cred Politician – business nexus Green Jubilee for agricultural A sun-rise industry turning s A genius civil servant fades More tributes to GR HMIL helped India emerge a lar BJP can now hasten its thrust An inexplicable neglect Drive ahead, the road is well- Research for results - A uniq Make way for Make in India... LMW: Spinning Success... Welcome move to widen the tax BJP in a spree of 'acquisitio Piped gas a pipe dream A ruse to protect western airl Who took India to the brink? A Hanuman jump for R&D efforts A cess for new rail tracks Policy Makers Salem steel plant faces brittl The uncivil non-civil servant. Welfare, more welfare Road development slows down L&T: focus on infrastructure a For whom Chennai airport toils Poor representation for Kerala This constant urge to grow... Dr Stefan Weckbach: FTA will h A doctor WHO dreamS AND DREAMS Between the bang and the whimp Fuel for thought Radiant Rajasthan... TNPL - geared towards future The opportunity to grow is her Sweeter prospects for sugar Welcome focus on core competen Another Leo of real estate and Godspeed, Chief Minister JJ Sholinganallur to Siruseri Global auto technology Congres Odisha: spectacular win by Nav When small is not so beautiful Chronicling change through six Where is Rajaji? Will ‘print’ survive online o Transport S Narayanan Tasks for the new government Myth & Reality The affordable meals scheme A honest bank executive... Jaya Walks Into the Sunset OPS Focus on self-certification an Muffled voices for merit… Where is Rajaji? For whom Chennai airport toil Why no MEGA Central investmen TN accounts for the largest r Liberal imports idling indigen The people’s person No deficit financing here! More lustre to leather: 70 yea Happy focus on Happening Harya Metro Rail in Chennai, High Ex Call for INNOVATION, for R&D Algebra to algorithms and anal South America can help in Indi A welcome initiative-even crit Welcome changes that testify t A Grand Finale for SN’s MS cen High Expectations Five star activism stalls deve The ‘Ayyo-yes’ is no more How adroitly GR walked with g Development depends on land av Changing horizons.... Supreme Court clears Gas pipel He took space science to such How Air-India loses customs... High sugarcane prices crush in ‘Sai’ Srinivasan no more Strengthen the base... Jobs - Lost, Changed or Gained S V Raju – a ‘good’ true liber The motor sportsman is no mor This trendsetter is no more Spate of disinvestments by pri Randor Guy spins a yarn Pharma – overdose of copying Medical costs hit the roof... Paytm karo... The ‘doles’ society TN - so much to offer... A rich pool of talent not util ‘Hero’ rides into the sunset Politician – business nexus Welcome effort to restore disc Mango Diplomacy Mr. PM, bite the bullet... A HOUSING REVOLUTION? A welcome biography on a tower The rise, fall and rise of DMK does it again China invests in India Maha merger – a beginning Multi-party contests, more fre Will the many departures be ac He performed every type of sur When the judiciary is hyper-ac TGS- The king storyteller When comes such another! Convulsions in commerce chambe Travails and thrills... Media’s Modi phobia... Plummeting profits of PSBs PC’s preference for profession Welcome focus on Disinvestment A Grand Finale for SN’s MS cen You too T M Krishna? Increasing non co-operation of Why throw baby with bath water PC is a lawyer; he can’t be im Demonetisation deconstructed. 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S Viswanathan

Need for more

IN OUR JUNE issue, we had

Put expensive assets created to use...
TAMIL NADU has the reputation of attracting i
Piped gas a pipe dream
UNION BUDGET 2013-Baby Steps
Has PC missed out on BIG BANG REFORMS?


DMK does it again
The affordable meals scheme

New team at the helm at TANSTIA
BHEL – R&D and image building require more attention
An unhealthy adversarial relationship

At the Economic Editors’ Conference (EEC) 2012, I

Editor's Notes

Protest protests

In a highl


A 60-year struggle seems to have come to fruition. But

PC’s preference for professionals

So, Finance Minister P Chidambaram (PC) has opted again

Why this malaise in medical education?

Recently there was a detailed report in The Hindu on th

Engineering seats go abegging

The present stagnation in the job market has its direct

SoA @ 80

The grand old man of the accounting profession has turn

Flying High?

The recent relaxation of restrictions on investment nor

Revving up the manufacturing sector

For a couple of years now, there has been interest on t

Insurance companies bleeding, yet no decision on increasing FDI limit!


The rise and fall of Annamalai University

It required munificence and foresight to conceive and s

Cutting the nose to spite the face

On 24 October morning there was a grand CII event - The

Remembering Indira Sivasailam...

Mallika Srinivasan, Chairman & Managing Director of

Solar, solar everywhere …

There is a welcome thrust on solar power. It assumed sp

Road development slows down

Historically, the southern states have been known for t

Tap the big land resource

Power availability in Tamil Nadu has improved significa

Smile Salem :)

Samarapungavan and Sankarabharanam

My interest in the steel industry received big impetus

Open letter to citizens

Dear Citizens

You should vote for a stabl

A welcome initiative by the judiciary

A yen for wastage…

A decade ago, McKinsey report mentioned that a third of

Valli, they are more marginalised

More tributes to GR

There have been several references to my review of the

CRS, a jewel among managers, is no more.

Moily’s bold thrust

Secularism and anti-Hinduism

The same  day the Supreme Court upheld the appeal

Where a state respects its litterateurs…

I was  deeply impressed by the esteem and regard t

‘Big ideas’ of Modi…

BJP’s Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi outl

The national power grid at last!

The long awaited and much delayed transmission link fro

Padma Bhushan for A Ramakrishna

IAS invades NDDB...

Come elections, come advertisements...

It is a constant tug of war between the Election Commis

Muffled voices for merit…

In the February issue of IE I referred to the disruptio

PM favours GM technology

IE has been suggesting sci

Yellow and red cards

Recently, the DMK’s

Ten minute Mahabharata

Little for development

Tamil Nadu budget for 2014-15 presented by finance mini

Between the bang and the whimper…

Nothing much could be expected of an administration in

Reduce emissions, increase fuel efficiency for sustainable mobility

When the President was rendered homeless…

Maximising the micro pricing …

Discoms deserve better…

The honest Sardarji

10-point programme

By the time this issue reaches your hands, polling woul

An enemy’s enemy is a friend

BJP never had a strong base in Tamil Nadu. Thus, the Dr

The balancing act

Strong state leaders like J Jayalalithaa, Mayawati, Mam

For whom the MIDS bell tolls?

A R Venkatachalapathy, officiating Director of Madras I

More heat than light

I remember one of the tenets of Hind Lever, that close

Imperative to take states along…

So, Narendra Modi has led BJP to a historical victory.

Modi and the lady

I see a parallel in the campaign strategies of J Jayala

Delhi returns to BJP

It was a clean sweep at Delhi; the BJP won all the seve

West Bengal: mindless malignancy

In West Bengal the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC won 34 out o

Russi Mody – a tribute

Russi Mody (RM), son of Sir Homi Mody, Governor of Bomb

Intellectual of rare qualities

Service or dis-service

What has been the role of media in the recent elections

Mr. PM, bite the bullet...

There is instinctive opposition to any and every new ta