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

The Annual Report of the Indian Newspaper Society (INS) points to the newspaper business revenues impacted by demonetisation and GST. In line with the flat growth recorded by the economy, advertising revenues appeared stagnant. Acute competition from the electronic medium has been affecting revenues. 

The INS has been a society of, for and by large newspapers. Large print houses with multiple publications dominate the Society. The practice of the same group getting into the committee through different member newspapers has been a long INS tradition. 

Post-liberalisation there has been fewer restrictions on the media. The one grievance relates to the government continuing with the statutory wage fixation for newspaper employees. No other industry has wage boards! Print media has been singled out for this special treatment: TV, radio, internet are not covered by such a privileged status! Of course, newspapers are smarter: leaders like Sameer Jain and N Ram switched to term-contracts for employment. There are today editorial consultants galore!

There is much less load on INS which, like its major constituents, thrives on real estate. Its second expensive real estate property, now in Mumbai, is nearing completion. The space made available at huge cost is naturally affordable only by its most prosperous members.

Though INS membership comprises of a vast number of small and medium publications, these get little service except the promise of assured payment in 60 days from accredited agencies. Especially outstation small newspapers, get little service. 



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