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TELANGANA at last…BUT EEC at the National Media Centre When Ratan Tata visited SRM CRS, a jewel among managers, is no more. Kudos to NDTV... More Shakthi to Das’ elbow Strengthen the base... Maximising the micro pricing … Odisha: spectacular win by Naveen Patnaik ONGC at KG Basin The power-full Hindujas A rich pool of talent not utilised…. A yen for wastage… S V Raju – a ‘good’ true liberal The why of tax incentives Moily’s bold thrust Air Asia India will set new benchmarks for budget travel Auto components surge… The ‘Ayyo-yes’ is no more Lesson from Chandrababu Naidu The Jan Dhan bonanza West Bengal: mindless malignancy Telangana in top gear… Shanti and Sadhana through Music A friendly business group This scant respect for Law Sweet news for TN sugar mills Delhi returns to BJP A proud Madrasi Naidu will soon build a new Hyderabad London, London Narayan An enemy’s enemy is a friend Computation of GDP – conundrums continue The nuclear option Banning booze... Scientists urged to take up farmer-oriented research Increasing non co-operation of state leaders Streamlining mandatory third party cover Tribute – M V Murugappan Varuna (rain) in 2015; Vaayu (air) in 2016. Chennai devastated Of course, Gujarat is vibrant Why this malaise in medical education? Come elections, come advertisements... Inflation: are we emulating Argentina and Brazil? Tribute – Manikam Ramaswami Liberal imports idling indigenous capacities No Maha Koottani in TN... Solar, solar everywhere … Secularism and anti-Hinduism How Air-India loses customs... Solar thermal shines… Music happens Remembering Indira Sivasailam... Reliance’s TV – 18 ready to launch Tamil News Channel R Sridhar steps down as CEO of Shriram Capital When the President was rendered homeless… Valli, they are more marginalised Boy, can you beat these? L&T- the specialty of special purpose vehicles Contrarian cousins Kulandai was a giant Focus on quality of power - its only around 170-180V MHC should not return to its old indisciplined ways Sweeter prospects for sugar Online not in line with brick and mortar businesses... PPP mode for upgrading Corporation Hospitals F C Kohli - his concerns all embracing Modi and the lady Permanent secretariat for TN GIM Nuclear power at the nucleus Poor representation for Kerala and TN in Cabinet Recognition to role of NBFCs.... Welcome thrust on trade in Modi’s foreign visits... Revive development banks... WTO Meet: resolved to meet again 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 EVM is tamper-proof A welcome initiative by the judiciary A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… The sea- saw battle continues... Gas is the way forward Muffled voices for merit… An inexplicable neglect Bihar – Nitish Kumar adopts the Lalu model Welcome changes that testify to Jayalalithaa’s return to health Paytm karo... More tributes to GR Plummeting profits of PSBs More heat than light Airlines in India: cost and space Delhi is distant He continues the focus on social amelioration Haul over the coal Wise Presidents Revving up the manufacturing sector TN accounts for the largest recruits by the IT sector Build close rapport with business leaders Road development slows down When online building permits work…. A professional at the helm of IRDA... Protest masters... The balancing act When nations steal growth from one another… Waning interest in public discussions… Funding the un-funded Readers' Mail The rise and rise of KCP Land reclamation from sea appears cheaper! Adapt Vajpayee dinner diplomacy Preserving for the future Fortune for Indian Airlines Align crops to agro climate endowments… Bihar elections - the Rajaji formula worked A C Muthiah – his munificent bequeaths to science PC’s preference for professionals Discoms deserve better… Vibrant Gujarat Rahman at CIC Modi storms Silicon Valley The Gulf aviation boom Wanted: a second airport for Chennai Editor's Says Like Hinduism: many paths to reach God... S Ramanathan – a versatile musician, musicologist Mersal magnified Tribute A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… Why land prices zoom in TN? Quality silica from Neyveli Breaththrough in malaria control Another Indian music maestro at the UN New IT products of Ramco in the pipeline… For whom the MIDS bell tolls? Noble nonagenarians... China invests in India Tax agriculture Welcome focus on core competence Not just in-laws (and outlaws); they’ve renowned academics at the helm! Excel Generators provide the vital back-up A more liberated TN… The rise and fall of Annamalai University Limit foreign borrowings to hi-tech, export potential projects... Delhi Chalo... IAS invades NDDB... B H Kothari - a tribute Silver Years of Madras Musings Which side are you, Montek? Tough task taking states together IPL type auction for VCs? Demise of a media baron... The star of Spencers is no more TGS- The king storyteller Medical costs hit the roof... Intellectual of rare qualities Parliament in paralysis... He saved millions from starvation... More Shakti to resource mobilisation... Poor quality of university VCs Roaring Ro-Ro facility Welcome GST Sri Lanka votes for change Should we change the official year? TN-leverage strength of BHEL, NLC... Delhi is distant… Don’t seem to feel the pulse… Cement prices continue to rise… Shipping woes of Chennai companies Engineering seats go abegging Small units prefers to remain small... Building loyalty through the stomach Kinetic Karnataka SoA @ 80 TN – agglomerate land holdings without alienating ownership Fuel for thought Diamond jubilee of Egmore Samskrt School Polls and promises Alexa – Talking Wikipedia CIPET hqrs to stay at Guindy – for the present? GNS - 100: our first subscriber Godspeed, Chief Minister JJ The ‘Jayanthi Tax.’ The Ports’ Pasha expands into Tamil Nadu Whistle-Stop Tour of Raghuram Rajan Five star activism stalls development activity Tihar, Puzhal not different from Parappana Agrahara An informal presentation - analytical, forward locking... Things happen by accident and not by design... A glass full of corruption Where is Rajaji? Fall in crude prices help in oil sector reform Making ‘my Amaravati’... Where a state respects its litterateurs… Mu Sigma – is no more TIAM turns a full cycle Gay abandon in pricing A think tank for Chennai Dr C Rangarajan returns to Chennai Quality education through the PPP mode Put expensive assets created to use... Shaming of Tamils by Tamil farmers at Delhi The few handicaps... Naidu’s return augurs well for Seemandhra Adharma of opposition politics Make standards certification mandatory... No engine for this car Padma Bhushan for A Ramakrishna Insurance companies bleeding, yet no decision on increasing FDI limit! All eyes on Sankara Nethralaya Shale gas and its shallow future Pharma – overdose of copying Marketing expert Balagopal is no more Tatas moving out of urea production... There was flood of milk. Reason: no milk commissioner! Tatas moving out of urea production... The Swadeshi Trump GM Technology at last! Eternal support for capitalisation of PS banks Chennai and Kolkata miss opportunity to grow as Delhi and Mumbai Tribute – UCAL Selvan… Rs.1600 crore paper board plant of TNPL For whom the bell tolls? Russi Mody – a tribute …and of a popular trade leader IPL - no surprise this scam Editor's Notes Infrastructure funding – lessons learnt Measuring roof tops in terms of KW/MW Robber barons everywhere Cutting the nose to spite the face CSR and CMI: promise of another Srinivasan Ramanujan... Return to king coal for urea... When small is no larger beautiful.. Lalu’s envy, India’s pride Fortune 500 review When TN politicians can emulate Kerala's L&T: focus on infrastructure and more infrastructure… The brown list of Venkitaramanan Colour-Chem’s colourful KRVS Multi-faceted Venkat Convulsions in The Hindu Cleaning Ganga – relocate tanneries and install electric crematoria CII projects higher growth… Towards speedy justice No mega rail project for Tamil Nadu
 
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IE welcomes the appointment of Shaktikanta Das as Revenue Secretary, Government of India. Shakti brings with him varied experience in handling industrial development, budget formulation and other aspects of finance administration. Shakti belongs to the TN cadre of IAS and helped in bringing to the state, several major industrial projects. I remember his efforts in the 1990s to bring the Mahindra Ford project to Tamil Nadu amidst stiff competition from Maharashtra. This laid the foundation for Tamil Nadu winning several other mega projects especially in the automobile sector, like Hyundai Motors and later BMW and Daimler. Best wishes, Shakti.

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