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His rich bequeath for education, senior citizens… V Swaminathan

Karthik studied at Srividyasram in rural Vadakurangaduthurai. Pursued a diploma in medical equipment services in Chennai. Works as a service mechanic in Mumbai. Karthik’s father works as a sweeper at Srividyasram. With understandable pride and tears welling his eyes the latter referred to his son flying from Mumbai to pay

The case for keeping petrol prices HIGH

India depends on imports for meeting its petroleum product needs to the extent of 80 per cent. With global oil producers limiting production, with Iran, a large producer facing US sanctions, prices of crude oil and hence of petroproducts, have been registering increases and these impact domestic prices. There has

Magnificent ‘Modicare’

Narendra Modi’s Independence Day address this year was a rich admixture of poetry, oration, a report card and announcements on new visionary projects. Being the last of the Independence Day addresses in his current five-year term, understandably, the speech formed the curtain-raiser for the 2019 election campaign. Modi listed out the

The Man Behind the Magazine

Industrial Economist has been synonymous with S Viswanathan (SV). Over the years, he has interacted with politicians, business leaders and community activists and had written thousands of articles. As our father, our association is a bit more personal. We see our father as comfortable with a head of state or a business leader

From Maths To Economics

How a chance encounter led me to change professions and launch Industrial Economist. In 1962, a chance encounter with publisher Krishna Srinivas, a poet of considerable merit, changed my destiny. KSri, as we called him, published a hand-composed journal titled Indian Industries. The magazine fascinated me and I offered to help

IE GOLDEN years

Industrial economist has had the opportunity to look from the ringside seat at the spectacular transformation of the Indian polity and economy for 50 years. We covered the legislative assembly in Tamil Nadu. We travelled extensively looking at projects in places as far away as Udaipur, Aizwal, Singarauli and oil

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