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A mega, mega-airport at Beijing

China’s capital Beijing already has two airports, Beijing Capital International Airport, and Beijing Nanyuan Airport. Together they are estimated to handle annually 95 million passengers. The air travel facilities received a significant impact as part of the expansion of infrastructure of the capital for holding the Olympics in 2008. The

Carats and no sticks…

Tanishq offered to educate its customers, perhaps for the first time, on ascertaining the purity of the jewellery bought by installing a Karatmeter at its showroom. Obviously, other jewellers were not amused and succeeded in forcing Tanishq to withdraw the offer. In recent years the Managing Director of Lalithaa Jewellery, T

Ruias’ rise and fall

Sashikant and Ravikant Ruias were born and brought up in Chennai. They had their education in Chennai and were fluent in Tamil, even more in Chennai-Tamil. Their father started as a civil contractor engaged with the construction of the Chennai Port in its early phases. If you find a couple


KG heads RERA Tamil Nadu set up the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (TNRERA) a year ago. K Gnanadesikan (KG) has been appointed Chairman. S Manohar, Engineer-in-Chief of Buildings at PWD and V Jeyakumar, an advocate, have been appointed Members and retired district judge N Balasubrmaniyam as a judicial member and Leena

Muthiah: 25 short of 1000!

A historian with a passion for Chennai’s glorious past and Founder-Editor of Madras Musings, S Muthiah (SM), has not been in the pink of his health. Well into his 80s he still works diligently on his writings. When I recently dropped in, I found him at the computer with a

Nanayam Vikatan applauds enterprise

Nanayam Vikatan staged another impressive function to present and applaud successful entrepreneurs of Tamil Nadu at the Nanayam Vikatan Business Star Awards function under ten categories. The function was also remarkable for the presence of a number of business leaders and other glitterati of Chennai, normally reticent to be present at

Taiwanese are coming…

I notice an increasing interest by Taiwan in investing in India. Remember the initiative of Gopal Srinivasan in the early 2000s, in focusing on Taiwan in CII’s annual Connect events on the ICT sector? Taiwan has been making great use of mainland China for setting up factories that employ in thousands