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SO CLEAR, SO REAL…

As millennial children get deeper into the best phase of their career, India begins to change. The new aspirational India is beginning to practise in part the western culture of living in the present. A lot of Indians having travelled and seen the rest of the world want to shore

A bold plan well-executed

Tamil Nadu’s second Global Investors Meet 2019 held on 23 and 24 January, ended with the promise of investments of over Rs 3 lakh crore. 304 MoUs signed, six partner countries, over 5000 delegates and participation by over 250 companies from 10 countries were among the major highlights. Narendra Modi as

Editor’s Notes

BJP can still return to power With elections to the Lok Sabha due in May, political parties are busy exploring alliances. Opposition parties are working on the single agenda of dethroning BJP. The massive show staged at Kolkata on 19 January organised by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was a

Two crown jewels lost for ever

Two of the crown jewels of IE, S V Mony and N K Thingalaya, died on 25 January. The day was auspicious, Bahula Panchami when the great composer Thyagaraja became immortal 172 years ago. These stalwarts had several sterling qualities of the great saint, of humility, devotion and passion for

A dream comes true – soon piped LNG!

Tamil Nadu is getting ready for piped gas for domestic and industrial use. Impressed by Gujarat’s prosperity built on gas, for three decades IE has been demanding this facility. Indian Oil has constructed a sophisticated terminal at Kamarajar Port for importing 5 million tonnes (expandable upto 10 million) per annum of

Welcome focus on public transport – Metro Rail takes the lead!

The future of urban transportation lies in efficient public transport. This is of great relevance to Chennai Metro dominated by private vehicles of an estimated 51 lakh – two-wheelers of around 43 lakh and rest four-wheelers, for a population of around 71 lakh. The 45 km first phase of the sophisticated

Prized initiatives

Drive-through container scanner! Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ) is the largest port operator and developer in the country. The Kattupalli Port (AKPPL) near Chennai is a joint venture company of APSEZ and TIDCO and is being developed as a state-of-the-art port with 30 berths to handle containers, bulk,

A report card on performance

An executive summary of the performance of the various departments of the state edited from monologues produced by the government. Jayanthi Raghunathan and Dr. Narayanan provide a walk through. It’s an indication of how Tamil Nadu is gearing for the future. AGRICULTURE - YIELD ABOVE THE NATIONAL AVERAGE Minister – R Doraikkannu Agriculture

Movies go global

Do you know that more people go to the theatres when the chips are down? Do you know that biggies in the M&E spaces view India as highly attractive? The acquisition of SPI Cinemas by PVR has been a disruptive development. International studios are spending heavily to gain a toehold

Rising from the roots…

Roots Group, Coimbatore is one of the earliest to enter the electronic vehicle segment in India. Roots has set up a subsidiary in the US to produce mechanised cleaning equipment. A Masters Degree holder from Lincoln Technical Institute, USA. K Ramasamy, Chairman spoke to IE on his vision and mission.

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