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

Russi Mody (RM), son of Sir Homi Mody, Governor of Bombay Presidency and UP and brother of Parliamentarian Piloo Mody, passed away on 16 May at the age of 96.

RM joined Tata Steel in 1939 at the age of 21 and retired as chairman in 1993 serving a total of 53 years. Old timers refer with nostalgia to his rich contribution to the transformation of Jamshedpur (JSR) into a famous industrial town. His varied interests included sports. He set up the Tata Football Academy in 1987. Tata Sports Academy groomed several sportspersons who won national and international acclaim.

RM had to quit Tata Steel after Ratan Tata set 75 as the limit for one serving on the board of a Tata company and obviously was not happy. Much was expected of him when he was appointed chairman of Air-India and Indian Airlines. Quite disappointingly, he could not make much contribution. His tenure was marked by bitter differences with the government . At 81, he contested the Lok Sabha elections from JSR, but lost.

RM, groomed succession of steel managers at Tata Steel and is remembered as a colourful, multi-faceted leader. Sadly, in line with the Indian psyche, he failed to retire gracefully.

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