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