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Diamond jubilee of Egmore Samskrt School Polls and promises Welcome focus on core competence Modi and the lady A C Muthiah – his munificent bequeaths to science Building loyalty through the stomach Maximising the micro pricing … Like Hinduism: many paths to reach God... An informal presentation - analytical, forward locking... Sweeter prospects for sugar Towards speedy justice Colour-Chem’s colourful KRVS Mersal magnified Breaththrough in malaria control Revving up the manufacturing sector IPL - no surprise this scam Roaring Ro-Ro facility Parliament in paralysis... When TN politicians can emulate Kerala's Noble nonagenarians... R Sridhar steps down as CEO of Shriram Capital Alexa – Talking Wikipedia Not just in-laws (and outlaws); they’ve renowned academics at the helm! Fortune 500 review Banning booze... Kinetic Karnataka Of course, Gujarat is vibrant There was flood of milk. Reason: no milk commissioner! Welcome changes that testify to Jayalalithaa’s return to health TN accounts for the largest recruits by the IT sector Music happens Liberal imports idling indigenous capacities Fortune for Indian Airlines Preserving for the future Naidu’s return augurs well for Seemandhra Gay abandon in pricing Robber barons everywhere Computation of GDP – conundrums continue CIPET hqrs to stay at Guindy – for the present? CII projects higher growth… Tribute F C Kohli - his concerns all embracing EEC at the National Media Centre Scientists urged to take up farmer-oriented research S V Raju – a ‘good’ true liberal Contrarian cousins Gas is the way forward Why land prices zoom in TN? GNS - 100: our first subscriber Solar, solar everywhere … Vibrant Gujarat Wanted: a second airport for Chennai Cleaning Ganga – relocate tanneries and install electric crematoria Multi-faceted Venkat Medical costs hit the roof... A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… Moily’s bold thrust …and of a popular trade leader Tribute – Manikam Ramaswami Delhi Chalo... A yen for wastage… Boy, can you beat these? Delhi returns to BJP This scant respect for Law A friendly business group Inflation: are we emulating Argentina and Brazil? Fuel for thought Five star activism stalls development activity Sweet news for TN sugar mills How Air-India loses customs... More tributes to GR TN – agglomerate land holdings without alienating ownership London, London Narayan Shanti and Sadhana through Music China invests in India Cutting the nose to spite the face Align crops to agro climate endowments… IAS invades NDDB... Strengthen the base... An inexplicable neglect The star of Spencers is no more Modi storms Silicon Valley Permanent secretariat for TN GIM Where a state respects its litterateurs… For whom the MIDS bell tolls? 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Auto components surge… A proud Madrasi The power-full Hindujas Kulandai was a giant Padma Bhushan for A Ramakrishna Valli, they are more marginalised Why this malaise in medical education? West Bengal: mindless malignancy No engine for this car The rise and fall of Annamalai University Come elections, come advertisements... Measuring roof tops in terms of KW/MW The Swadeshi Trump Funding the un-funded The rise and rise of KCP The ‘Ayyo-yes’ is no more Discoms deserve better… Delhi is distant Make standards certification mandatory... Varuna (rain) in 2015; Vaayu (air) in 2016. Chennai devastated Telangana in top gear… CSR and CMI: promise of another Srinivasan Ramanujan... Tatas moving out of urea production... Which side are you, Montek? Cement prices continue to rise… Marketing expert Balagopal is no more IPL type auction for VCs? Making ‘my Amaravati’... Russi Mody – a tribute The ‘Jayanthi Tax.’
 
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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