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

Raghuram Rajan’s recent visit to India resembled a whistle-stop tour of American presidents. With good promotional efforts of his book I do What I do, he started with Chennai with an address at the Taj Coromandel. His involving Hindu’s director N Ravi ensured some media coverage. The next talk at Delhi,  the town hall meeting with Rajdeep Sardesai of India Today was the most eventful of the spate of TV interviews. 

The ex-RBI governor was lucid, sharp and forthright in his responses to the queries of the anchors. To the repeated questions on his leaving the RBI, he responded:  he left at the end of his term and that he was not asked to continue.

On demonetisation he was forthright: he mentioned that he was conscious of the serious problems that would arise over the short term and the doubtful benefits over the long term. He was not sanguine about the advantages and was worried about the costs. He mentioned that the decision on demonetisation was not taken at the time of his leaving.

His predictions in 2007 on global meltdown came true. His similar forebodings on the tough period ahead for India needs to be taken serious note.



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