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