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

After its impressive performance in the assembly elections at Maharashtra, Haryana, Jharkhand and J&K, the BJP is focusing its efforts in the capital. Elections to the 70-seat assembly of Delhi state has been scheduled for 07 February. It’s a do or die battle for Arvind Kejriwal who captured power in a very short time of entering politics. He belied the great expectations he raised by resigning after 49 days of assuming charge as chief minister. His Aam Aadmi Party received a severe drubbing in the elections to the Lok Sabha and several of the leaders he assembled moved out disillusioned with his style of functioning.

BJP captured all the seats of Delhi in the Lok Sabha elections. It is keen for a repeat performance that would help assume charge of the Delhi government. The Modi-Amit Shah team has roped in Kiran Bedi who worked with Arvind Kejriwal in Anna Hazare’s Lok Pal agitation. Kiran Bedi has strong similarities with Kejriwal: experience as a popular civil servant, street smart articulation and keen involvement in public affairs. What appeared a weak match for Kejriwal seems to have been set right by Kiran Bedi joining the BJP and contesting in Delhi. Another close ex-associate of the AAP leader, Shazia Ilmi, has also joined BJP considerably strengthening the party’s public face and increasing prospect for winning minority votes. The Modi-Shah magic appears considerably fortified by these enrolments. Capturing Delhi will be of special value to the  BJP.

The 15 years of rule under Sheila Dixit saw Delhi undergoing spectacular transformation. Traditionally Delhi has been provided a large share of Central funds for infrastructure development. Today, Delhi has a modern airport, a road system with the largest number of bridges, subways, widest lanes and a swanky metro rail that has very considerably eased movement. The articulate and sophisticated Sheila Dixit a familiar face of Delhi, unfortunately was pulled down by a series of corruption scandals of UPA II. Despite the anti-incumbency disadvantage, Dixit’s contribution to Delhi’s development cannot be easily forgotten.

 

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