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Plight of the Periodicals

TN CM with N Ram and Publishers

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

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

India can be a hub for safe, fast breeder reactors

Dr Anil Kakodkar, former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, visited the Economist House on 10 March. He graciously mentioned: “your TerraPower article (IE March issue) attracted and made me come here.” Dr Kakodkar referred to the father of nuclear energy in India, Dr Homi Bhabha, envisioning the prospects for the use of

When Mukesh Ambani rushed to meet Jaganmohan…

AP Chief Minister Jaganmohan offering a Rajya Sabha seat to the President of Reliance Industries Group, Parimal Nathwani, appears a master-stroke. AP CM Jaganmohan Reddy has been through tough times. The state’s finances are not in great shape. His predecessor, Chandrababu Naidu, quit the NDA alliance blaming, the Centre for not

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