Ad Here  
February
March
April
May
June
July
 
 
S Ramanathan – a versatile musician, musicologist to the lack of interest on the part of these to focus on original research. This despite the much lower costs of such research in India. The industry which thrived on the protection of a closed economy and the advantage of a vast domestic market, has failed to organise its evolution on healthy lines The power-full Hindujas More tributes to GR Parliament in paralysis... TELANGANA at last…BUT Convulsions in The Hindu Inflation: are we emulating Argentina and Brazil? When TN politicians can emulate Kerala's Breaththrough in malaria control Things happen by accident and not by design... China invests in India A C Muthiah – his munificent bequeaths to science Liberal imports idling indigenous capacities Gay abandon in pricing TIAM turns a full cycle Like Hinduism: many paths to reach God... Bihar – Nitish Kumar adopts the Lalu model Poor quality of university VCs …and of a popular trade leader Intellectual of rare qualities Delhi is distant A professional at the helm of IRDA... Cement prices continue to rise… Multi-faceted Venkat Which side are you, Montek? Padma Bhushan for A Ramakrishna All eyes on Sankara Nethralaya Cutting the nose to spite the face Measuring roof tops in terms of KW/MW Permanent secretariat for TN GIM Bihar elections - the Rajaji formula worked Russi Mody – a tribute Delhi is distant… Auto components surge… Excel Generators provide the vital back-up Maximising the micro pricing … Tough task taking states together The nuclear option Adapt Vajpayee dinner diplomacy Odisha: spectacular win by Naveen Patnaik New IT products of Ramco in the pipeline… More Shakti to resource mobilisation... ONGC at KG Basin Building loyalty through the stomach Recognition to role of NBFCs.... Eternal support for capitalisation of PS banks PPP mode for upgrading Corporation Hospitals Revive development banks... Muffled voices for merit… Tribute – Manikam Ramaswami WTO Meet: resolved to meet again He saved millions from starvation... EEC at the National Media Centre CIPET hqrs to stay at Guindy – for the present? Small units prefers to remain small... Chennai and Kolkata miss opportunity to grow as Delhi and Mumbai Music happens Shale gas and its shallow future Not just in-laws (and outlaws); they’ve renowned academics at the helm! Silver Years of Madras Musings CSR and CMI: promise of another Srinivasan Ramanujan... Tax agriculture West Bengal: mindless malignancy Medical costs hit the roof... Where a state respects its litterateurs… When small is no larger beautiful.. He continues the focus on social amelioration Quality education through the PPP mode Tihar, Puzhal not different from Parappana Agrahara Marketing expert Balagopal is no more A think tank for Chennai Focus on quality of power - its only around 170-180V Shaming of Tamils by Tamil farmers at Delhi Haul over the coal SoA @ 80 Solar, solar everywhere … There was flood of milk. Reason: no milk commissioner! Another Indian music maestro at the UN Varuna (rain) in 2015; Vaayu (air) in 2016. Chennai devastated Boy, can you beat these? Engineering seats go abegging Strengthen the base... MHC should not return to its old indisciplined ways Tribute Airlines in India: cost and space Editor's Notes Modi and the lady The rise and rise of KCP Kudos to NDTV... Remembering Indira Sivasailam... Infrastructure funding – lessons learnt Nuclear power at the nucleus Should we change the official year? Adharma of opposition politics Welcome thrust on trade in Modi’s foreign visits... Tatas moving out of urea production... IAS invades NDDB... A friendly business group GNS - 100: our first subscriber L&T- the specialty of special purpose vehicles TN-leverage strength of BHEL, NLC... For whom the MIDS bell tolls? Naidu’s return augurs well for Seemandhra No engine for this car Secularism and anti-Hinduism Why land prices zoom in TN? When the President was rendered homeless… A yen for wastage… Alexa – Talking Wikipedia Land reclamation from sea appears cheaper! TN – agglomerate land holdings without alienating ownership More Shakthi to Das’ elbow Increasing non co-operation of state leaders Road development slows down Lalu’s envy, India’s pride Shanti and Sadhana through Music Roaring Ro-Ro facility Come elections, come advertisements... Wise Presidents TGS- The king storyteller Whistle-Stop Tour of Raghuram Rajan The sea- saw battle continues... Poor representation for Kerala and TN in Cabinet Rahman at CIC Tribute – M V Murugappan Revving up the manufacturing sector More heat than light Of course, Gujarat is vibrant Fall in crude prices help in oil sector reform A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… R Sridhar steps down as CEO of Shriram Capital For whom the bell tolls? A glass full of corruption When Ratan Tata visited SRM Protest masters... An enemy’s enemy is a friend Polls and promises Welcome focus on core competence The ‘Ayyo-yes’ is no more F C Kohli - his concerns all embracing B H Kothari - a tribute A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… Waning interest in public discussions… Funding the un-funded Plummeting profits of PSBs The star of Spencers is no more GM Technology at last! Dr C Rangarajan returns to Chennai Solar thermal shines… Insurance companies bleeding, yet no decision on increasing FDI limit! A rich pool of talent not utilised…. The ‘Jayanthi Tax.’ Noble nonagenarians... London, London Narayan Discoms deserve better… Colour-Chem’s colourful KRVS When online building permits work…. EVM is tamper-proof Limit foreign borrowings to hi-tech, export potential projects... CII projects higher growth… Kinetic Karnataka Lesson from Chandrababu Naidu Cleaning Ganga – relocate tanneries and install electric crematoria An inexplicable neglect An informal presentation - analytical, forward locking... Telangana in top gear… L&T: focus on infrastructure and more infrastructure… Fortune for Indian Airlines Banning booze... IPL - no surprise this scam Delhi returns to BJP Making ‘my Amaravati’... Tribute – UCAL Selvan… How Air-India loses customs... Reliance’s TV – 18 ready to launch Tamil News Channel Readers' Mail Where is Rajaji? Put expensive assets created to use... Fuel for thought Valli, they are more marginalised Sweeter prospects for sugar Why this malaise in medical education? Streamlining mandatory third party cover Five star activism stalls development activity The rise and fall of Annamalai University Pharma – overdose of copying IPL type auction for VCs? The Ports’ Pasha expands into Tamil Nadu Demise of a media baron... Rs.1600 crore paper board plant of TNPL The Gulf aviation boom The Swadeshi Trump The brown list of Venkitaramanan Wanted: a second airport for Chennai Shipping woes of Chennai companies PC’s preference for professionals The few handicaps... Air Asia India will set new benchmarks for budget travel The balancing act Mersal magnified Towards speedy justice A proud Madrasi When nations steal growth from one another… Mu Sigma – is no more Computation of GDP – conundrums continue Preserving for the future Don’t seem to feel the pulse… No mega rail project for Tamil Nadu No Maha Koottani in TN... Tatas moving out of urea production... Welcome changes that testify to Jayalalithaa’s return to health Align crops to agro climate endowments… Scientists urged to take up farmer-oriented research Moily’s bold thrust Quality silica from Neyveli Vibrant Gujarat Online not in line with brick and mortar businesses... Godspeed, Chief Minister JJ Diamond jubilee of Egmore Samskrt School The Jan Dhan bonanza Return to king coal for urea... TN accounts for the largest recruits by the IT sector A welcome initiative by the judiciary Gas is the way forward Robber barons everywhere A more liberated TN… Make standards certification mandatory... Contrarian cousins Modi storms Silicon Valley Kulandai was a giant Editor's Says Paytm karo... Fortune 500 review Delhi Chalo... This scant respect for Law Welcome GST Naidu will soon build a new Hyderabad The why of tax incentives S V Raju – a ‘good’ true liberal Build close rapport with business leaders CRS, a jewel among managers, is no more. Sri Lanka votes for change Sweet news for TN sugar mills
 
Adapt Vajpayee dinner diplomacy

The increasing polarisation of politics is a matter of grave concern. The two major national political parties, BJP and Congress, continue to harp on the sins of the past.

Management experts refer to an important development paradigm for growth companies: they spend little time on the past, some time on the present and most time on the future. This paradigm should apply to the economy as well. Sadly, our political parties do not understand this. Complaints and accusations, tits for tats, tu-tu mein mein, are endless and yield little time for improving the administration in the present or look at opportunities for the future.

Congress leaders, like the BJP earlier, seem to find it difficult to reconcile to the opponent assuming power. Little wonder, they do not feel any qualm in opposing legislations like those on land acquisition and GST that were earlier initiated by them. They point to the BJP putting spokes on legislative efforts made by them earlier. The result: close to two years of legislative paralysis.

Even while Prime Minister Modi attempts to build better rapport with Congress leaders, disparate elements in the Sangh Parivar thwart such attempts by kindling old animosities. Sadly, this is also witnessed in equal measure in the attitude of Congress with its leaders opposing every issue mooted by the BJP. Emotions surge and reach boiling point triggered by issues that do not deserve the scale of attention imparted to these. Mass media, notably television, makes its contribution in widening the divide. One needs to look at the JNU issue exploding to such proportions as to dominate attention for days.

Modi would do well to adapt the Vajpayee tactic of quiet dinner diplomacy. He should build bridges by persisting with efforts at taking the opposition, notably the Congress, along. He made a good beginning inviting Sonia Gandhi and Dr Singh to his residence. He should continue to expand this to include

Rahul Gandhi and second line leaders. It is tough and is the way forward in any democracy.

 

Author :
Reported On :
Sector :
Shoulder :
RELATED NEWS
ABOUT IE
IE, the business magazine from south was launched in 1968 and pioneered business journalism in south. Through the 45 years IE has been focusing on well-presented and well-researched articles. When giants in the industry stumbled to keep pace with the digital revolution, IE stayed affixed embracing technology.
Read more
 
PRIVACY POLICY
Economist Communications Ltd is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.
Read more
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
You agree that your use of this Website and the purchase of the magazine will be governed by these terms and conditions.
Read more
 
CONTACT US
S-15, Industrial Estate,
Guindy,
Chennai - 600 032.
PHONE: +91 44 22501236
EMAIL: indecom1968@gmail.com