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

Prannoy Roy and his illustrious team of TV journalists at NDTV deserve kudos for their social concerns and deep involvement in social amelioration. Every year Roy and his prized lieutenant, Vikram Chandra, devote time, energies and resources on a topical, emerging issue. For a few years they ran a spirited campaign for providing solar power to hundreds of villages spread across the country, getting wide support from business and political leaders, policymakers, film personalities and other socially conscious citizens.

One may also remember the brilliant series on coastal degradation, by NDTVs Sarah Jacob providing great visual images in arduous trip around the peninsula.

This January the topic taken by NDTV was on Clean India. For 12 continuous hours from 9 a.m under the lead of Amitabh Bachchan and Vikram Chandra, the NDTV team worked on enlisting shram dhan for this cause of Swach Bharat. The result was indeed great: 1.16 crore manhours were pledged for this great cause!

One of the issues related to the involvement of local public in cleaning 49 railway stations. What a facelift these spirited public men and women could give to the crowded Vikhroli station in Mumbai (it handles 3 lakh commuters a day!). What a change to the dingy and dirt-laden station by the dedicated work of around 500 attending to cleaning and decorating the station with lovely paintings!

With its multitude of television companies and prosperous media houses, I wish Chennai metro also rouses the interest of its spirited citizens and corporates to take up such issues of great need.

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