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

M V Murugappan, the youngest son of A M M Vellayan Chettiar, headed the Coromandel Engineering Company, which was active in the civil construction business in the 1960s and 1970s and later the Carborundum Universal Ltd (CUMI). Under his leadership, CUMI grew as India’s leading manufacturer of abrasives and also went for backward integration projects in hydroelectric and thermal energy. After retirement, the mild-mannered MVM headed the AMM Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Murugappa group engaged in education, health, and other social welfare activities. He declined the chance to become president of ASSOCHAM. n


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