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

Sankara Nethralaya, has catapulted Indian eye-care provisions to global standards. The devotion and indefatigable exertions of Dr S S Badrinath and his team, have helped in the creation of the state-of-the-art facilities for research, education, training and treatment of ophthalmological deficiencies. 

Sankara Nethralaya came into existence in 1978 and has grown into a super specialty institution for ophthalmic care, receiving patients from all over the country and abroad. The reputation built by Dr Badrinath is a well-earned one, based on the exemplary eye care offered to large numbers of poor, absolutely free of cost. Sankara Nethralaya has received critical acclaim and handsome financial support over the years. Noted jurist Nani Palkhivala and many other business leaders have bequeathed their life savings to this deserving institution. 

Recently, a function was organised by SN to decorate two of its notable benefactors – Deepak Parekh, Chairman, HDFC Ltd with the Sankara Ratna Award and singer Vani Jairam with the MS Subbulakshmi Award. The awards were presented by AM Naik, Group Chairman, L&T. Naik recalled his more than three-decade-long relationship with Badrinath and the hospital since he first came to Chennai for eye treatment. He is now planning to set up a hospital in Gujarat, his hometown  Navsari, South in association with Sankara Research Foundation. The event was also dedicated to Dr B R Barwale Centre for Technology & Innovation, which will apply artificial intelligence technology for early diagnosis of diabetic retino pathology and machine learning in predicting cataract development. Late Dr Barwale was among the earliest staunch supporters of SN. Octogenarian Badrinath interacted with the media and also expressed his gratitude for the munificent support extended by many. Akila Ganesan was the master of ceremonies and Dr Smita Praveen and Dr Prema Padmanabhan introduced the awardees. Managing Director, Medical Research Foundation, Dr K S Vasan, gave a succinct welcome address.



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