C K Jaffer Sharief as Union Minister of Railways in the Narasimha Rao government initiated the move towards a uniform gauge for the railway. Remember the humongous costs and delays suffered with the multiplicity of gauges – broad gauge, meter gauge and even the narrow gauge- through transshipment of goods.
Iravatham Mahadevan (IM) earned a reputation as an upright, principled and efficient officer of the IAS. He served the Industry Department at the Centre when he worked with his minister of industry, George Fernandes during 1977-79. Remember, Fernandes’ initiating several fundamental changes in industrial policy like limiting foreign holdings in
The British Business Group, Chennai, promotes business between UK and India. BBG has as its members business leaders, expatriates of companies engaged in manufacture or trade as also experts with in-depth knowledge on Britain. I was invited by BBG to address on British business in Chennai. Travelling down memory lane,
Large financial institutions like the World Bank, IMF and KfW lend for countries and projects across the globe. ADB funds countries in the Asia Pacific region. My recent visit to the Asian Development Bank, Manila, provided the opportunity to look at the impact of a global financial institution in funding the
Ramesh Subramaniam is Director General, South-East Asia at the Asian Development Bank, Manila. He was highly appreciative of the wide range of subjects that we had covered on India 2030 in the IE golden jubilee commemorative volume in March 2018. I had a business trip scheduled a trip to Philippines.