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