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Gay abandon in pricing Poor quality of university VCs The balancing act No mega rail project for Tamil Nadu Return to king coal for urea... Telangana in top gear… TELANGANA at last…BUT Haul over the coal Tribute – M V Murugappan An inexplicable neglect Godspeed, Chief Minister JJ Tough task taking states together F C Kohli - his concerns all embracing Liberal imports idling indigenous capacities When small is no larger beautiful.. The Swadeshi Trump Nuclear power at the nucleus Multi-faceted Venkat Of course, Gujarat is vibrant Sweeter prospects for sugar Boy, can you beat these? Cleaning Ganga – relocate tanneries and install electric crematoria TGS- The king storyteller Where is Rajaji? A C Muthiah – his munificent bequeaths to science Recognition to role of NBFCs.... Online not in line with brick and mortar businesses... Chennai and Kolkata miss opportunity to grow as Delhi and Mumbai
 
He continues the focus on social amelioration
R Thyagarajan (RT) introduced me to young Vishad Mafatlal, grandson of the legendary Arvind Mafatlal. The Mafatlal group had vast interests in textiles, petrochemicals, speciality chemicals,  rubber chemicals, denim.... and widely engaged in philanthropy. RT referred to the pioneering work done by Arvindbhai in setting up the National Organic Chemical Industries Ltd (NOCIL) to produce a wide range of petrochemicals that fed plastics raw materials to hundreds of new enterprises spread across the country. 
With the untimely demise of Padmanabh Mafatlal young Vishad was groomed by Arvindbhai. Vishad pursued higher studies at Wharton Business School. In my meeting with him at the majestic Mafatlal House, Mumbai, Vishad referred with passion to the continuing focus on social work done by the group. His company, Navin Fluorine International Ltd is engaged in the production of speciality chemicals annually valued over Rs 800 crore. You can look forward to hearing more on this vibrant, young business leader.

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