On a visit to Coimbatore, E Balagurusamy (EBG) took me to the Marudamalai Murugan temple. I noticed the admiration of the temple staff bordering on adoration! I learnt of the large donations EBG has been making to temples. The salaries he received during his three years as VC was fully
CII Chairman (SR), Sanjay Jayavarthanavelu indicated CII’s plans to produce a model state budget with emphasis on fiscal discipline. The industry has the resources and should be proactive and not be content with reacting to budget proposals. Jurist N A Palkhivala made post-analysis of Central budgets, much-awaited calendar events. The famous
A significant differentiator has been the ability of MMA to enlist talent from the luxurious pool of ex-defense personnel. MMA has been lucky in getting highly motivated and brilliant officers L Ramkumar has rich and varied experience serving Ashok Leyland, Murugappa Group, Sterlite Optical Technologies, Fenner India Ltd... For the longest
Dr K P Karthikeyan, with an MBBS degree from Coimbatore Medical College and Executive Director, TN Guidance Bureau, brings with him experience in working as deputy collector in two districts and a stint at the Union Ministry of Commerce. I remember the extensive work put by the Guidance Bureau in conducting
Royapuram in northern Chennai has been close to a large concentration of industrial units. Grievous accidents were common and frequent at the industrial units. There is an additional contribution to dense traffic. The government’s Stanley Medical College Hospital had a constant rush of such accident victims at the casualty ward. Many
The reason for the surprise announcement of Vinod Dasari in November last on quitting Ashok Leyland (AL) is now clear: Royal Enfield appointing him as CEO and his joining Eicher Motors, the parent body of Enfield, as Executive Director. Dasari joined AL in 2005 and succeeded R Seshasayee as Managing Director
Governor Banwarilal Purohit has been breathing fresh air into the Raj Bhavan. Purohit is multi-faceted: an active politician, he was a member of the Maharashtra Assembly, Minister and Member of Parliament for three terms and a media magnate. He acquired Hitavada, the 1908-established English daily, widely circulated in Central India.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswamy presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to the granddaddy of the IT industry, F C Kohli (94). The large audience at CII Connect 2018, applauded with a standing ovation. In his acceptance speech, Kohli described how it all began in 1968. A product of MIT,