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

If December 2015 de-vastated Chennai with unprecedented rains and floods, this year the havoc was caused by cyclone Vardah. It crossed Chennai with wind speeds of over 100 kmph uprooting transmission and communication towers, electric power poles and badly damaged seve- ral thousand trees and plunged the metro in darkness and a communication shutdown. Electricity Minister P Thangamani listed the damage of electric poles, transmission tower and transformers that disrupted power supply to suburban Chennai. The metro had not witnessed such damage to its tree wealth in such magnitude. 

The civic administration should be complimented for its well-coordinated efforts to clear the roads of the massive volume of broken trees and to work towards restoring normalcy. The precaution in asking educational institutions to close and cutting out power supply saved precious lives. But for a week after the visit of Vardah, large sections of the metro, including the Guindy Industrial Estate, didn’t get power supply. Still Chennai bounced back to life. Minister Thangamani pointed to rushing electric polls from other parts of the state not affected by the cyclone and from neighbouring Andhra Pradesh which also provided the services of a couple of thousand skilled workers. Equal efficiency was seen in clearing roads of broken trees. Just imagine the task of thousands of tonnes of tree branches and commercially unusable logs and twigs that had to be moved out over long distances and these may take time to decompose. Chief Minister O Panneerselvam was busy visiting affected parts of the city offering solace and reliefs to affected people. One was reminded of K Kamaraj doing such work decades ago in times of natural calamity. 



Reported On :
Sector :
RELATED NEWS
ABOUT IE
IE, the business magazine from south was launched in 1968 and pioneered business journalism in south. Through the 45 years IE has been focusing on well-presented and well-researched articles. When giants in the industry stumbled to keep pace with the digital revolution, IE stayed affixed embracing technology.
Read more
 
PRIVACY POLICY
Economist Communications Ltd is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.
Read more
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
You agree that your use of this Website and the purchase of the magazine will be governed by these terms and conditions.
Read more
 
CONTACT US
S-15, Industrial Estate,
Guindy,
Chennai - 600 032.
PHONE: +91 44 22501236
EMAIL: indecom1968@gmail.com