Sushila Ravindranath

Articles By Sushila Ravindranath

97 Articles

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.

health coverage, Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu health coverage, union budget 2018, modicare News

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

SaaS, PaaS,  OrangeScape Technologies News

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

Rajinikanth, Rajinikanth party,detail analysis of  Rajinikanth political entry, latest news on Rajinikanth, AIADMK, Tamil Nadu politics, Tamil Nadu, Thalaiva of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa, TTV Dhinakaran, Edappadi Palanisamy, TTV Dhinakaran, MK Stalin  News

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.

classical dance, music, Anita Ratnam, Margazhi, Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar, Akademi Award, UNESCO Creative Cities Network News

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.

Sun TV Network, TV channels, BARC, Broadcast Audience Research Council, Star Vijay, Zee Tamil News

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.

Eshakti, e-commerce, women, sizes, American market, India custom made clothes, US News

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.

Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu growth, Effective governance, J Jayalalithaa, O Panneerselvam, TTV Dhinakaran, AIADMK factions, Sasikala Natarajan, Dhinakaran, M K Stalin News

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

hr srinivasan, hr srinivasan interview, interview of hr srinivasan News

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.

cyber security, k7 computing, cybersecurity industry in india, india cyber security News

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.

Outsourcing business, outsourcing, Cognizant, NASSCOM News

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

Book Review, MGR, R Kannan, DMK News

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.

NEET, NEET news, NEET latest news, NEET tamil nadu, tamil nadu govt, tamil nadu government, tamil nadu government NEET News

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

ELGi Equipments , Jairam Varadaraj News

GST impact on entertainment: Theatre strike in Tamil Nadu shows it is time for state government to delink itself from industry

More than 1,100 theatres across Tamil Nadu remained shut on Monday. Theatre owners in the state have called for an indefinite strike to protest against the state’s imposition of 30% entertainment tax in addition to the 28%

GST impact on entertainment, Theatre strike, Tamil Nadu, tamil nadu theater strike, article on tamil nadu theater strike News

Agriculture, horticulture to emerge as new sunrise sectors; Danfoss India President R Purushothaman explains why

The president of Danfoss India shares with Sushila Ravindranath why agriculture and horticulture will emerge as the sunrise sectors in the near future, with cooling and refrigeration experiencing highest growth.

Agriculture, horticulture, sunrise sectors, Danfoss India, R Purushothaman, ITC Grand Chola, Michael Sternberg, Danish companies, Danfoss’s products, Tamil Nadu farmers News

How LifeCell became the most accredited stem cell bank in India

As many as 2 lakh Indian parents have chosen to trust their newborn’s umbilical cords to LifeCell through its umbilical cord banking service BabyCord.

LifeCell, stem cell banking, stem cells, stem cell transplant, indian healthcare services News

How did Tamil Nadu grow into one of India’s most developed states? Find out here

This year is a landmark year at many levels for Tamil Nadu, for both its history and politics. It is the 101st year of the founding of the Justice Party which was supposed to change Tamil Nadu totally.

Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu government, Dravidar Kazhagam, Dravidian parties, Dravidian parties in Tamil Nadu, Muthuvel Karunanidhi, DMK, J Jayalalithaa, AIADMK, Liberalisation News

Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembu: It will be good if Indians stay here and develop the country

Zoho has been one of the fastest growing Indian cloud-based businesses. In a conversation with Sushila Ravindranath, Zoho’s co-founder and CEO discusses the growth of the company beyond borders and the integration of AI

Opinion News

Tamil Nadu Regional cafe: From Reynolds to Rorito

Chennai-based GM Pens International is the country’s largest manufacturer of writing instruments.

Industry News

Banking on ease

Founders of, Adhil Shetty, Arjun Shetty and Rati Shetty tell Sushila Ravindranath, about their paperless journey to financial industry

Opinion News

Jayendra Panchapakesan: A social activist who is a master of digital cinema

The well-known film director, screenwriter, social activist and co-founder of Real Image Media Technologies shares with Sushila Ravindranath his journey in digital technology and his various societal commitments.

Lifestyle News

Healthy lifestyle choices: Fooya helps change kids’ behaviour towards food in a fun way

Fooya helps alter children’s behaviour towards food in a fun way

Healthy lifestyle choices: Fooya helps change kids’ behaviour towards food in a fun way

Rialto Enterprises’ Chander Swamy on plans to expand company beyond the production line

The chairman of Rialto Enterprises, makers of oral-care products for P&G, discusses with Sushila Ravindranath plans to expand the company beyond the production line.

Rialto Enterprises Limited, Proctor&Gamble, P&G, Chander Swamy, ITC Grand Chola, FMCG products, quality control, logistics, Tamil Nadu government, Gillette, demonetisation News

Even as Tamil Nadu suffers drought, leaders are focussed on O Panneerselvam vs Sasikala power tussle or unveiling Jayalalithaa statues

The state faces serious issues, but leaders are more keen unveiling Jayalalithaa’s portraits and building statues for her in each district

Opinion News

TT Vasu, son of legendary finance minister TT Krishnamachari, was an early business pioneer in India; here’s a brief look

The Chennai based TTK Group was founded in 1928 as an indenting agency. Its founder TT Krishnamachari (TTK) introduced organised distribution in India.

India News

‘Location Guru’ N Ramji of Travel Masters India helping all from Bollywood to Tollywood to get it right

Natarajan Ramji, chairman, Chennai-based Travel Masters India, prefers to be known as the ‘Location Guru’. He finds and organises film shootings in exotic locations all over the world for film producers across India.

Opinion News

Reputation is more important than profits

The deputy chairman of the Sanmar Group, which owns Chemplast, shares with Sushila Ravindranath how the troubled times are over for the company and why the PVC market is looking up globally

Opinion News