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My Tryst With Covid-19

Tamil Nadu was the earliest among states to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. Chief Minister E K Palaniswami assisted by TN Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr Vijaya Bhaskar and a prized team of senior civil servants, acted fast. Capacities available with the government and private hospitals, educational institutions... were

Uneasy track

Even in the 1950s through 1970s India had a reputation for constructing a large number of railway and power transmission projects in a number of countries in Africa, South East Asia... IE has referred to BHEL winning orders for high pressure boilers from Malaysia in the 1960s even before its

Reliance – bringing the world to India

“Dhirubhai is not in the pink of his health. The stroke he suffered a couple of years ago appears to have caused partial paralysis of his right arm. As he was getting down the platform after the press conference was over, leaning on the shoulders of chief executive Malhotra, the

Power reforms – TN’s discomfiture

FOR DECADES Tamil Nadu government has been resisting beneficial reforms of the power sector. Reason:  Dravid- ian parties based  their  electoral strategies on competitive populism. Right from 1967 when the DMK won the state elections for the first time,  these  have  been  constantly expanding the welfare content with liberal distribution

Focus on high speed trains

High speed trains? For the rich? Our Rahuls and Jairams will cry hoarse. Remember such opposition when the Congress stepped up expenditure on space exploration? Today India excels in rocket science and so profitably! The ripple effect of fast travel, as demonstrated by China, can be humongous. THE GREAT DEPRESSION of

Experiences with my Scooter

Down the Memory Lane My close involvement with the two-wheeler industry and personally with my scooter took me closer to captains of industry and get updated on developments around Chennai and across India. The year 1964. I was two years into the business of publication of the trade magazine Mobile. I established the magazine

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