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

“Chief Minister Jayalalithaa should expand the free distribution of fans, mixies, and grinders with refrigerators.” M Ramaswami advocated this in a discussion I had with him at the Thiagarajar School of Management he headed. He explained: “women spent a lot of time on household chores that drain their energies and keep them engaged for hours. The provision of such gadgets can release their energies for productive work. 

Ramaswami pointed to the success of his company, Loyal Textiles, in distributing work to rural women to profit. Loyal Textiles, which Ramaswami headed with distinction, has been exporting quality yarn and special garments to several countries.

In an interactive session at Economist House, MR pointed to Loyal Textiles winning awards continuously for six years. He also stated that almost 99 per cent of their turnover came from garments exports.

Ramaswami headed CII, Tamil Nadu chapter and also South Indian Mills Association with distinction and has been voicing the problems of manufacturers and exporters.

Scion of the Karumuttu family of Madurai, Ramaswami had a brilliant academic record graduating from the IIT-M as a  gold medallist in mechanical engineering. He was also chairman of P Orr & Sons, the 171 old company dealing with wrist watches, clocks, instruments... His companies had revenues of Rs 1500 crore last year.

Gregarious Ramaswami's sudden demise at a dental correction has devastated a vast circle of his friends and admirers. 


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