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