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

The doyen of Indian tyre industry, K M Mammen Mappllai, used to address the chairman of Rane Group, L L Narayan, as London London Narayan, for his frequent trips to London and the collaborations he tied up. LLN built the famous auto component units of Rane Madras, Engine Valves and Rane Brake Linings into reputed industrial enterprises, from scratch. For over five decades, the group has maintained its lead in this race. Importantly, these units won the prestigious Deming award for their consistent quality and systems. 

In line with the pattern observed, especially in Chennai, of large trading houses taking up the manufacture of the imported products they handled, Rane set up manufacturing facilities in collaboration with famous British companies. In no time, the product range expanded from tie rod ends to steering assemblies engine valves, brake linings and so on. With sharp focus, LLN ensured quick transfer of technology, assimilating the production techniques and continued its expansion to meet the growing demand from OEM and the aftermarket. 

LLN also had broader social concerns. He was intimately involved with the Ganapathy Iyer Higher Secondary School, Gopalapuram, named after the founder of Rane and his father-in-law, and with Meenakshi College for Women. The group set up the Margaret Sidney Hospital in Nanganallur, one of the earliest community public health centeres. 

The Chennai pioneers also had time to stand and stare. I remember the regular after-lunch sessions at V D 

Swami & Co for a game of cards. LLN and R Narayan among others, used to rummy together with VD Swami, in a specially designed ante-room at the Khivraj Mansions office of Swami. 


Reported On :
Sector :
RELATED NEWS
ABOUT IE
IE, the business magazine from south was launched in 1968 and pioneered business journalism in south. Through the 45 years IE has been focusing on well-presented and well-researched articles. When giants in the industry stumbled to keep pace with the digital revolution, IE stayed affixed embracing technology.
Read more
 
PRIVACY POLICY
Economist Communications Ltd is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.
Read more
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
You agree that your use of this Website and the purchase of the magazine will be governed by these terms and conditions.
Read more
 
CONTACT US
S-15, Industrial Estate,
Guindy,
Chennai - 600 032.
PHONE: +91 44 22501236
EMAIL: indecom1968@gmail.com