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The new Titans

Recent years witnessed the rise of corporates in new domains as also the fall of established ones. Remember the dominance of Chrysler, Kodak and GE in the US and their precipitous fall? The IT evolution threw up new giants not just confined to the US but across the globe. New

Star-studded Odisha conclave

In 1994 I met Odisha’s Chief Minister Biju Patnaik at Bhubaneshwar. A colleague of mine and I spent about a month visiting several projects spread across that state. In my interview with the portly Biju Babu, I asked: “Odisha is so rich in natural resources. Sorry for my impudence; you

Increasing German investments in Tamil Nadu

T R Gopalan, Regional Director, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, mentioned increasing investments from Germany in Tamil Nadu. With the reputation of Germany in engineering excellence there is increasing interest in hi-tech companies setting up manufacturing facilities in Tamil Nadu. The latest is Witzenmann India that opened its production facility at Chromepet.

IT & ITeS: Sure it is Digital Tamil Nadu

Make Chennai the Fintech capital and build this around Anna Salai, re-developed along with the completion of the metro rail work - N Krishnakumar F C Kohli set up the first campus of TCS in Chennai in 1999 and helped forge relationships with academic institutions. The Tidel Park soon followed and

Uzbekistan: A lot to share with Uzbekistan…

Not many Indians would have heard of Uzbekistan. Some may know that it was in Tashkent, its capital, where Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri died in 1966. Even those who might have heard of it may not know where it is. From Delhi it takes less than two and half hours

Let bygones be bygones; move ahead.

The ghost of Bofors is severely haunting the Gandhi family. Even 30 years after Rajiv Gandhi concluding this deal, the issue of bribes taken has not died down. The Indian predeliction of not to let bygones be bygones is so glaringly visible in every aspect of Indian polity. With Modi winning the

From Chennai to Kerala, with love

If the 2015 Chennai Floods celebrated the spirit of the city, Kerala Rain brought out its humaneness. Even as Chennai stood up for Kerala, a few stories would remain etched in time. An eight-year-old boy living in Harrington Road collected school kits to reach out to kids in Kerala. “The day

Coffee crops hit by recent rains

For two years 2016-17 and 2017-18 there was a fall in production of coffee. While domestic consumption doubled over a decade, according to the Coffee Board, exports have not been promising. The recent extensive damage caused by rains predict a steep fall in production of coffee in the coming season. “There