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

Dr V C Kulandaiswamy (VCK), the distinguished educationist, laid a solid basis for an explosive growth in engineering education and distant learning. The first Vice-Chancellor of Anna University, he is remembered for the systems he initiated during his nine-year tenure. Later, he took charge as the Vice Chancellor of the Indira Gandhi National Open University.VCK will be remembered for the Kulandaiswamy model that dealt with rainfall runoff. He made an enormous contribution to Tamil literature translating English textbooks in medicine and engineering into Tamil. He won the Sahitya Akademi award. He maintained close relations with both MGR and M Karunanidhi. I remember VCK for his bold suggestion to target taking three per cent of creamy beneficiaries off the reservation list. This reduction, he reasoned, will help move towards total elimination of reservation in 33 years.  Of course, in the caste-dominated politics of  Tamil Nadu, no government will have the gall to do it. Dr M Anandakrishnan followed the high standards that VCK set at the Anna University. Unfortunately today, politics and money power play havoc in the selection of vice-chancellors.  The university also did not live up to VCK’s insistence on running it as a unitary university. The affiliated status has only contributed to mushrooming of engineering colleges in the state that number over 600 with a good number of these run by politicians and offer indifferent quality.

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