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

M V Murugappan, the youngest son of A M M Vellayan Chettiar, headed the Coromandel Engineering Company, which was active in the civil construction business in the 1960s and 1970s and later the Carborundum Universal Ltd (CUMI). Under his leadership, CUMI grew as India’s leading manufacturer of abrasives and also went for backward integration projects in hydroelectric and thermal energy. After retirement, the mild-mannered MVM headed the AMM Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Murugappa group engaged in education, health, and other social welfare activities. He declined the chance to become president of ASSOCHAM. n


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