Sushila Ravindranath

Articles By Sushila Ravindranath

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Demonetsiation dividend: Real estate sector will witness healthy growth

N Murali, managing director, Shriram Properties, part of the Southern conglomerate, Shriram Group, appears unperturbed by demonetisation.

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Hotel industry in Chennai soars on business and leisure booster shot

It was boom time around 2008 for the hospitality industry, in Chennai. Then came the slow down. For a while things looked grim for Tamil Nadu which faced a power crisis.

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The future of diabetes care: Founder of Dr Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre explains

In conversation with Sushila Ravindranath, the founder of Dr Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre shares his experience and the future of diabetes care

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Here’s why Chennai is fast emerging as a logistics hub

With good consumption appetite and better connectivity, the city is fast emerging as a logistics hub

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How to provide water to millions in India; Grundfos Pumps honcho explains

When vegetarian captains of industry in Chennai want to relish Chinese food, they usually opt for Golden Dragon restaurant at Taj Coromandel.

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When lawyers can be barred

Recent judgement by Madras HC empowers judges to debar advocates for misconduct

When lawyers can be barred

Smartphones to Cloud, world went through many revolutions, Internet of Things is next up

In recent times, there have been several revolutions. Smartphones have changed the way we do business. Then there is cloud. IoT will be the next

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How old economy stalwart Wheels India spun its success

Wheels India is possibly one of the most low-key, publicity-shy companies in the TVS Group. It has always been seen as arch-conservative and risk-averse. This is an image Srivats Ram is trying to change

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Here’s how to make online wedding gift market relevant

In India, wedding gifts is a R2.2 lakh crore business opportunity, yet the online wedding gift market remains fragmented and disorganised

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Why you just can’t have a one-size-fits-all IPR policy

The National IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) policy was released on May 11. This 38-page document will give directions to the government to promote ‘creative and innovative India’.

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Chennai auto firm Rane Group’s L Ganesh wants to carve a niche globally. Here’s how

In conversation with Sushila Ravindranath, the chairman of Chennai-based automotive firm Rane Group shares that rather than organic growth, the group wants to carve a niche for itself globally, including in the US and Europe

Chennai auto firm Rane Group’s L Ganesh wants to carve a niche globally. Here’s how

Regional cafe: Boozed out

In the excitement over introducing prohibition, freebies have taken a backseat in the Tamil Nadu elections

Regional cafe: Boozed out

Regional Cafe Tamil Nadu: How microfinance is reinventing itself

RBI estimates the overall demand for microfinance is around Rs 2 lakh crore, of which only 10% is currently being met by existing MFIs and banks through self-help group bank linkage programmes

Regional Cafe Tamil Nadu: How microfinance is reinventing itself

Food caFe: If RK Swamy returns, he won’t recognise the agency he set up, says Srinivasan Swamy

The chairman of RK Swamy BBDO tells Sushila Ravindranath how the face of the ad world has changed since the days of the grand old man of Indian advertising

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Food caFe: Cycling is the new golf, says Arun Alagappan

The president of TI Cycles shares with Sushila Ravindranath how the bicycling industry in India has changed from a sunset to a sunrise industry

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Regional cafe: Tamil Nadu becomes the freebie capital of India

Assembly elections will be held soon. While ruling AIADMK is showering people with consumer durables, opposition has announced welfare measures.

Regional cafe: Tamil Nadu becomes the freebie capital of India

Food cafe: Building a great IT products company

I met Arun Jain, the founder-chairman and CEO of Polaris, exactly five years ago, when he told me that, in the IT business, one has to keep reinventing oneself to survive and succeed.

Food cafe: Building a great IT products company

Food caFe: My network is my networth, says Bala V Balachandran

The founder & dean of Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, tells Sushila Ravindranath how the school, in a short span of a decade, has evolved into one of the best in the country

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Jallikattu: Bonding over barbaric bull-fights

The push to bring back jallikattu is all about political expediency

Jallikattu: Bonding over barbaric bull-fights

Food caFe: We are sustaining ourselves on exports, says Arvind Balaji

The president of the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India shares with Sushila Ravindranath the damage Chennai floods caused to the industry and how the government can help

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Chennai floods, the aftermath

According to the Auto Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA), more than 50% of the employees have lost their homes and objects. Production has slowed down.

Chennai floods, the aftermath

And the city floods again…

Recurrent flooding shows that Chennai is turning into a man-made urban disaster.

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Food caFe: Entrepreneurship is like swimming upstream, says Satya Prabhakar

The founder and CEO of Sulekha.com shares with Sushila Ravindranath how managing the ups and downs of a start-up business requires large dollops of optimism, steely resolve and Zen-like equanimity

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Regional cafe: Weaving heritage and future together

Co-optex’s story poses seminal questions for the future of handloom co-operatives

Regional cafe: Weaving heritage and future together

Food cafe Mecca Rafeeque Ahmed: Shoe exports on cusp of change

The chairman of Farida Group tells Sushila Ravindranath why the government must help exporters market their products effectively

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Food cafe: Generating returns 45 times the investment

The managing partner & founder of Ventureast, while taking Sushila Ravindranath through his startup’s success story, shares how entrepreneurs in modern India—with their bold business ideas and improved communication skill

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Regional caFe: Bowling the world over with gaming

The promoters of Nextwave Multimedia—who have developed the hugely popular World Cricket Championship 2—believe that the next big thing in the digital economy is online gaming

Regional caFe: Bowling the world over with gaming