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Hey, It’s not Cricket

In the recent Australia-South Africa Test match, a young Australian batsman was caught tampering the cricket ball. The objective was to make it reverse-swing, and thus take an unfair advantage over the Opposition. Later Captain Steve Smith acknowledged that he had instructed Cameron Bancroft to do so and that the

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On the election mode The 2019 general elections are fast approaching. Understandably, political parties are sharpening their strategies. With Congress decimated in the last Lok Sabha elections and losing state after state (except Punjab) and the Communists losing even Tripura, there is the by-now-familiar attempts on the part of regional parties


There is satisfaction over the higher growth rate estimated at 8.03 per cent registered by Tamil Nadu through 2017-18 as also over the state maintaining its position as the second largest economy of India (after Maharashtra) The state continues to hold pole status in social welfare, most notably, health, family welfare


A lot of foreign and domestic capital can be mobilised and invested in India, provided the industry can evolve a successful model over the next few years. Private and venture capital in India is not new, with a venture capital fund called the Technology Development and Information Company of India Ltd

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

IE 1968-running

Over the last 50 years, a few happenings grabbed our attention. And we have taken a strong stand on some of these. Here’s an incomplete list. THE teenage YEARS The 20th annual issue (Jan-Feb 1990), a 200-page tome began with a dramatic statement. Editor Viswanathan said that the most signifiant aspect of


Perspectives from a science diplomat with a success story “I hope the project will confer economic benefits to the Commonwealth Members of the Caribbean,” wrote Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi against a request for India’s technical assistance and support for a scientific collaboration, which could confer far-reaching economic benefits to 13 Commonwealth

Technology is the key

We need science-lead solutions for faster growth. Achievement of self-reliance is one of the goals of India’s development plans. The autonomy will not be complete without technological independence. This recognition has led to the evolution of policies geared to strengthen local technical capability to achieve self-reliance ultimately. The Science, Technology and Innovation