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One for the newgen presidents…

It certainly was an ‘aahaa’ moment for the Madras Management Association - the dedication of the MMA Management Centre at the heart of the city. it’s a dream project of 24,000 sq.ft. Built over seven grounds with spacious lecture halls for large, medium and small meetings and a library at a

Taking the state for a ride

Post-liberalisation, states were aggressive in attracting mega investments. There was also the prospect for setting up ancillary units. There were intense competition and race-to-the-bottom incentive wars. In the automobile sector Maharashtra, Haryana and Tamil Nadu indulged in such competition. Maharashtra, the leader, was among the first to offer complete exemption from

IE AT 50

We were overwhelmed by the support we received from academics, business leaders, industry bodies, policymakers, scientists and readers of IE, for celebrating the golden jubilee. The deliberations at the conference were well chiseled and rich. We present excerpts of presentation by the 34 speakers: INAUGURAL SESSION The Challenges: infrastructure, technology, resource shortage,


On all accounts organising the Defence Expo in Tamil Nadu is a landmark event. Over 500 Indian companies and more than 150 foreign companies attended. From earlier practices of exhibiting defence products from developed countries, Defexpo 18 show called India’s manufacturing capabilities. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman deserves commendation for her initiative


Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Chennai to inaugurate the Defence Expo is an event of great importance. Over 500 Indian companies, and more than 150 foreign companies and with a vibrant mix of large, medium and small units participated in the expo. For the first time top brass of the

Hey, It’s not Cricket

In the recent Australia-South Africa Test match, a young Australian batsman was caught tampering the cricket ball. The objective was to make it reverse-swing, and thus take an unfair advantage over the Opposition. Later Captain Steve Smith acknowledged that he had instructed Cameron Bancroft to do so and that the

Citizen, pull up your socks

We can argue that women add value running their homes. But aren’t they capable of adding more value to the economy and themselves if they spent some of their time doing work commensurate with their capabilities? From the special article on Citizen by R Seshasayee, Chairman-IndusInd Bank Such special articles by 25