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From Rs 300 crore to Rs 5000 crore

Multifaceted may, perhaps, be a proper description of B Santhanam (BS), Managing Director, Saint-Gobain India Private Limited (Flat Glass Business). Starting with a MoU on spending Rs 300 crore, SGIPL has invested over Rs 5000 crore in flat glass in India with manufacturing plants in Sriperumbudur (TN), Jhagadia (Gujarat), Bhiwadi (Rajasthan),

JIO mere Laal…

India continues to be an economy where currying favour with the government can ensure significant and enduring benefits. To outlive and flourish, the government must be gratified. And Reliance has been a textbook case. On 1 July 2015 when Prime Minister Narendra Modi moved into the amphitheater of Indira Gandhi Indoor


KG heads RERA Tamil Nadu set up the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (TNRERA) a year ago. K Gnanadesikan (KG) has been appointed Chairman. S Manohar, Engineer-in-Chief of Buildings at PWD and V Jeyakumar, an advocate, have been appointed Members and retired district judge N Balasubrmaniyam as a judicial member and Leena

New kids off the block

The pace of change in the IT industry in Tamil Nadu has been so dramatic that new icons have emerged becoming the envy of other sectors. Back in 2015, at the Global Investors Meet (GIM), the biggies, namely TCS, Cognizant, Infosys, Wipro and HCL were the type of companies that

The giant killer who indianised the corporates

Today we do not have many politicians known outside the state of their origin or around Delhi. ‘National’ leaders have been thrown up rather rarely. In this context George Fernandes, enjoying a pan India reputation, is a contrast. Hailing from Mangaluru, shifting to Mumbai at the age of 19, to

Tribute K Mahesh (1943 – 2019)

In the early 1960s TVS made its foray into the auto components sector. T S Srinivasan, the youngest son of founder T V Sundram Iyengar, acquired a large tract of land of 300 acres in Padi, a western suburb of Chennai to set up a series of manufacturing units. I

Editor’s Notes

BJP can still return to power With elections to the Lok Sabha due in May, political parties are busy exploring alliances. Opposition parties are working on the single agenda of dethroning BJP. The massive show staged at Kolkata on 19 January organised by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was a