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MuKa: the last of the Tamil Titans

In the demise of DMK supremo M Karunanidhi (MuKa) Tamil Nadu has lost one of its tallest leaders. Multifaceted is the right description for him – journalist, writer, litterateur, poet, playwright, orator, organiser,  strategist, politician, administrator, rationalist, parliamentarian... all rolled in one. In each of these attributes, Karunanidhi excelled. Muthuvel Karunanidhi (Mu

Applauding southern stars…

On 15 March 1993 IE celebrated its silver jubilee. IE thought of a plan to applaud business excellence. We decided to limit it to a southern corporate. The reason: in terms of size the southern corporates were relatively small. Family-dominated southern companies with modest sizes and with lack of culture for

From Maths To Economics

How a chance encounter led me to change professions and launch Industrial Economist. In 1962, a chance encounter with publisher Krishna Srinivas, a poet of considerable merit, changed my destiny. KSri, as we called him, published a hand-composed journal titled Indian Industries. The magazine fascinated me and I offered to help

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