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Tribute to V.Narayanan

A Consummate Corporate Manager For over 60 years V Narayanan (VN) contributed richly to the evolution of Indian management. Soon after graduation in 1959, he joined Unilever-  London, at the age of 21. Returning to India after nine years, he joined Chesebrough Pond’s Inc in the marketing department, became its chairman

Buta Singh – the Sardar who sabre-rattled…

Buta Singh, a loyal associate of Indira Gandhi, was Home Minister in the Rajiv Gandhi government during 1986-89. As a supporter of Operation Blue Star, that eliminated the Bhindranwale resistance from the Golden Temple, Amritsar, he earned the displeasure of sections of Sikhs.   Singh was excommunicated by the Akal Takht

Tribute to Dr V Shanta

Left her footprints in the sands of time Competence. Commitment. Courage. Compassion. Integrity. Determination. Dr V Shanta was a rare amalgam of all these qualities.  So, it was no surprise that even as a young doctor, she readily responded to the call of visionary  Dr  Muthulakshmi Reddy, to work for the treatment

FC Kohli – Father of Indian Software Industry

Faqir Chand Kohli or FC Kohli, often called the Father of the Indian software industry passed away at the age of 96 on Nov 26 Thursday, leaving behind a rich legacy of having laid the strong foundation of the USD190 billion IT industry in India. Developing visions, building people.. "My profession became building people.

He drove Chennai into a higher plane

In 1979, after two decades of production, Ashok Leyland was still dawdling along with a modest capacity of just around 10,700 medium and heavy vehicles. Capital investments were modest. Sales were at Rs 135 crore and net profit: Rs 6.91 crore. Competitor Tata Motors (then TELCO) had capacity of around

He breathed population control…

T V Antony In a long list of civil servants, some are remembered for their passion, commitment and effectiveness. A few of these are admired for their rich contribution and advocacy of specific programs. I remember former finance secretary, K P Geethakrishnan, referring with awe to the prolific contributions of T