Sushila Ravindranath

What’s the future of handmade soaps? Iconic Medimix is facing tough competition from MNCs

The iconic handmade soap brand Medimix is facing tough competition from MNCs and home-grown brands, but the company believes it can ‘innovate’

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Food Cafe: ‘Batteries are the new oil’, IIT Madras Director Bhaskar Ramamurthy explains how India needs to catch missed buses in technology

The director of IIT Madras—which is entering the diamond jubilee year—shares with Sushila Ravindranath that, in this era of GST, it is easy to figure out where the value-added lies, and anything that is value-added should

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How employers can create right atmosphere to get women into employment

The social entrepreneur, and founder & president of Avtar Career Creators, shares with Sushila Ravindranath that the government has to work hand-in-hand with both large and small companies, including SMEs, to create the right

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How thinking out-of-the-shell helped SKM Egg launch innovative egg-based product

SKM Egg Products Export (India) Ltd, based in Erode, Tamil Nadu, has recently introduced ‘egg white cubes’ in the domestic market. SKM Shree Shivkumar, the managing director of SKM Eggs, says this is the first such produc

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We will enter the equity market in two years, says MD of CavinKare

The founder, chairman & managing director of CavinKare shares with Sushila Ravindranath how the privately-held Chennai-based company is considering new growth options, including focusing on international business and going pu

Opinion News

RIP Kalaignar – The stalwart of Dravidian politics: History will be kind to Karunanidhi

The stalwart of Dravidian politics will be remembered for his social welfare politics as much as for being willingly blind to DMK leaders’ alleged role in the 2G scam

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How Chennai-based TTK Group got its mojo back in the complicated Indian condom industry

After 40 years in the business, the Chennai-based TTK Group had to start from scratch in the condom industry. It has, however, almost regained its lost market and has climbed to the number two position in a short span of six

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How CSK became a super sports brand

Big IPL wins and the understated charm of Dhoni helped CSK score.

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Young minds must be exposed to both arts and sciences

The vice-chancellor of Krea University—the new liberal arts/sciences private university—shares with Sushila Ravindranath that even though India now has enough institutes of technology close to being global benchmarks, the

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Rajinikanth vs Kamal Haasan: Starrry politics of Tamil Nadu

Jury is still out on who among Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan will emerge as a credible alternative to Dravidian parties.

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A dramatic end to the cinema strike: Tamil film industry now has to learn to cope up with modern tech

It has been a period of discontent in Tamil Nadu. There have been a series of bandhs, strikes and protests for various causes. Something or the other erupts every other day.

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Tamil Nadu: What’s behind the South’s discontent?

In a recent speech in Telangana, PM Narendra Modi asked the states to vie with one another and with the Centre in the matter of development as it was the only answer to meet the growing needs of the country.

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Juggling business, politics and social responsibility – Latha Pandiarajan

Ma Foi was set up in 1992, had a long, adventurous and successful journey, becoming the largest company in human resource (HR) services in the country, placing over 3 lakh people.

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How Indian economy will continue to be strong, explains MD & CEO of Ashok Leyland

Vinod Dasari, the managing director and CEO of Chennai-headquartered Ashok Leyland, the country’s second largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, will always be celebrated in the industry as the turnaround man. He had joine

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Health coverage: What India can learn from Tamil Nadu

A recent study puts Kerala, Punjab and Tamil Nadu on top in health indices. Tamil Nadu runs neck-to-neck with Kerala most years and sometimes does better in some parameters.

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Food Cafe: Banking on a steady revenue stream

Sambandam has suggested that we meet at Azzuri Bay, a multi-cuisine restaurant in a comparatively quieter part of Chennai. Although the restaurant is in the middle of multi-storey buildings, there is a great view of tree tops

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Will Rajinikanth be the Thalaiva of Tamil Nadu politics?

Does the superstar have plans to create jobs, bring in big-ticket investments? People no longer want leaders who will simply wipe the tears of the poor. They want much more

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Why classical dance languishes in comparison to music, explains Anita Ratnam

In spite of the profusion of dance events, classical dance languishes in comparison to music as it just does not get enough sponsorship or funding.

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Battle for cable TV market: Sun rules in Tamil Nadu but success of Star Vijay’s Bigg Boss, Zee, shows churn happening

Sun TV Network continues to maintain its position as India’s largest media conglomerate. It has 33 TV channels which reach more than 95 million households in the country.

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How eShakti makes possible made in India custom-made clothes for women in US

EShakti is a fashion clothing e-commerce company that offers women the option of customisable sizes, as also standard sizes.

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Why, for want of a leader, Tamil Nadu growth potential could be lost

Small- and medium-scale industries that play a major role in the Tamil Nadu economy have been suffering from the time of the floods. The IT sector has not been providing as many jobs as it used to.

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HR Srinivasan on how TAKE Solutions grew from small outsourcing shop into a life sciences major

The founder and vice-chairman of TAKE Solutions tells how the company has grown from a supply chain management solutions firm to a life sciences major

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Pioneer K7 Computing emerges as leading name globally in cybersecurity

K7 Computing is one of the pioneers of the cybersecurity industry in India. Eponymously named after its founder and CEO Kesavardhanan Jayaraman, K7 Computing is celebrating its 25-year journey.

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Outsourcing business will decline further; it will do more with less people; see what this means

The executive vice-chairman of Cognizant India shares with Sushila Ravindranath that outsourcing, which is 80-90% of the total business today, will come down to 50-60%, and digital will account for the rest.

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Book Review on MGR: A Life by R Kannan

A refreshing book that outlines the political history of Tamil Nadu with MGR as the hero

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Caught between NEET, Tamil Nadu and judiciary, students getting raw deal. Relief on way? Find out

The Tamil Nadu government has got itself into a big mess regarding medical college admissions this year. It has shown its ineptitude in dealing with the rule that all medical college admissions should be based solely on NEET.

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Jairam Varadaraj on making ELGi Equipment world No 2

With his eyes on the Indian air compressor market, managing director of India’s leading air compressor manufacturer, ELGi Equipments, talks about making his company world number two. In a conversation with Sushila Ravindran

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