Saturday, 28 February 2015

CII-Budget 2015

Union Budget 2015 viewing session of CII

Friday, 27 February 2015

UNOM-M. K. Narayanan

12th Late S. Parthasarathy, I. P. (Retd) Memorial Trust Endowment Lecture by M. K. Narayanan, on 'The craft of intelligence' in Department of Criminology, University of Madras (UNOM)

Playlist - To be catalogued

Apollo-COSMIC 2015

Apollo press briefing in the context of COSMIC 2015 (Apollo Congress on Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine International Chapter)

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EDSA2015,  International workshop on Stress Assisted Environmental Damage in Structural Materials, organised by Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, IIT Madras

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Third Man

Launch of book, 'Third Man' (Westland) by V. Ramnarayan

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TRA-Brand Trust Report 2015

Launch of Brand Trust Report 2015 by TRA (Trust Research Advisory)

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British Council-Aptis

British Council launch of Aptis

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Amarprakash Developers press briefing on Temple Waves Phase 2

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HAROPA (Le HAvre - ROuen - PAris) ports presentations, press briefing

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ECIL press briefing on robotics programme in 500 schools across Tamil Nadu, with Tek-Wizard

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Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity press briefing on sanitation

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Auroville Foundation press briefing on ‘What is Auroville’ Festival in Chennai

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Naturo Food & Fruit Products P Ltd press briefing

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IndiaFilings launch of mobile app for company registration
(Brief stopover, in the absence of advance information from PR)

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iPLON workshop on Glonet (Glocal enterprise network)

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HCC-M. Sathya Kumar

HCC (Hindustan Chamber of Commerce) lecture on 'India - The Next Generation Economic Powerhouse - Limitless possibilities' by M. Sathya Kumar


DISYS India P Ltd press briefing on India expansion plan and new facility in Chennai

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Becoming Minority

Launch of book, 'Becoming Minority: How Discourses and Policies Produce Minorities in Europe and India' (Sage) edited by Jyotirmaya Tripathy & Sudarsan Padmanabhan, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras

Playlist - To be catalogued

Tuesday, 24 February 2015


BFI (Bridge Federation India) press briefing, along with President of WBF (World Bridge Federation)

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SBI General Insurance

SBI General Insurance press briefing

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ISS2015 (India Salt Summit 2015)

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International symposium, UT15, Underwater Technology 2015, in NIOT (National Institute of Ocean Technology)

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Saturday, 21 February 2015

MCCI-Women directors

Valedictory programme of 'Advanced Training Program for Aspiring Women Directors' organised by MCCI (The Madras Chamber of Commerce & Industry) and Great Lakes Institute of Management

S. A. Murali Prasad, Director, SAM Consultancy Services P Ltd
Gayathri Sriram, Member – General Committee, MCCI, &Managing Director, Ucal Products Pvt Ltd
Ranjana Kumar, Former Vigilance Commissioner -Central Vigilance Commission, Former Chairperson & Managing Director - Indian Bank, & currently Chairperson Advisory Board on Bank,
Commercial and Financial Frauds (ABBCFF)
Ram Venkataramani, Vice President, MCCI & Managing Director, IP Rings Ltd
K. Saraswathi, Secretary-General, MCCI


Medgenome Labs Pvt Ltd press briefing to launch Panorama non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT)

Sanjay Kumar Sharma, Chief Commercial Officer, Medgenome
Sam Santhosh, Chairman, Medgenome
Dr A. Jaishree Gajaraj, Senior Consultant Obgn-Gynaec Oncologist, Apollo Specialty Hospital
Dr Sumana Manohar, Consultant Obstetrician, Gynaecologist, Apollo Hospitals

Smriti Zubin Irani

Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister for Human Resource Development, attending Mathribhasha Diwas programme & releasing the books of Central Institute of Classical Tamil, Chennai, in Ehiraj College for Women

Friday, 20 February 2015

MMA-Convention 2015

MMA (Madras Management Association) Annual Convention 2015, with the theme 'India 2015 – The Year of Resurgence'
Welcome & Introduction - Raju Venkatraman, President, MMA, & Founder Chairman & CEO, Medall Healthcare P Ltd
Theme address – T. Shivaraman, Convention Chairman, Senior Vice President, MMA, & Managing Director & CEO, Shriram EPC Ltd
Keynote address - Noshir Kaka, Managing Director, McKinsey & Company
About Business Mandate magazine - Gp Capt R Vijayakumar, VSM, Executive Director, MMA
Conversation with Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Founder, Isha Foundation - Venky Rajgopal, Managing Director, Indian Terrain Fashions Ltd
Vote of thanks – R. Srikanth, Vice President, MMA & Jt Managing Director, Brakes India Ltd
Session 1 - Making in India – Spurring innovation
Chairman – R. Chandrasekaran, Vice Chairman, Cognizant
Dr A. Sivathanu Pillai, Former Chief Controller & RD DRDO, Founder CEO & MD, Brahmos Aerospace
Dr R. Venkatesh, Chief Medical Officer/ Professor, Aravind Eye Hospitals
Ullas Kamat, Jt Managing Director, Jyothy Laboratories Ltd
Session 2 - Making Indians industry ready – building skills and talent
Chairman - Shanker Annaswamy, Former Managing Director, IBM India Pvt Ltd
B. D. Biddappa, Executive Director-HR, Hindustan Unilever Ltd
G. Srinivasa Raghavan, CEO and Global President, TVS & Sons Ltd
Session 3 - Reaching out to the world 
Chairman – Krishna V. Giri
M. Rafeeque Ahmed, Chairman, Farida Group
Raja MVSMA, Vice President & Head of Marketing-Emerging Markets, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd
Valedictory session 
Welcome address - Raju Venkatraman, President, MMA
Keynote address – S. Gurumurthy, Columnist & thinker
Awards of 18th MMA Competition for Tomorrow’s Managers - Gp Capt R. Vijayakumar
Valedictory address - Shiv Shivakumar, Chairman & CEO, PepsiCo India Holdings Pvt Ltd
Vote of thanks – T. Shivaraman, Convention chairman, Senior Vice President, MMA, Managing Director & CEO, Shriram EPC Ltd

Thursday, 19 February 2015


42nd monthly meeting of British Business Group (BBG) Chennai, with presentations by B. Sriram, Partner, EY; and V. Sriram, Managing Director, BroadGate Technical Services

Other speakers
Peter Spackman
Christie Cherian
Sujith Thomas, Senior Trade & Investment Adviser, UK Trade & Investment
R. Balajee


International conference on trends in retailing and branding 2015, organised by FICCI and University of Madras
Attended the session on keeping pace with the omni-channel/ cross-channel shopper
Moderator: R. R. Aroonkumar, CFO, Express Infrastructure Private Ltd
Surender Gnanaolivu, Senior Consultant Retail Experience
Suhail Sattar, Director, Hasbro Clothing Pvt Ltd


Rasna press briefing by Piruz Khambatta, Chairman & Managing Director

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Regional GMP strengthening workshop for Indian pharmaceutical manufacturers and State regulators focused on GMP in production of active pharmaceutical ingredients and oral solid dosage forms, organised by FICCI in cooperation with WHO and MHRA support
M. Rafeeque Ahmed, Chairman, FICCI TNSC
Dr Milan Smid, Group Lead, Technical Assistance and Laboratory Services, Prequalification Team, WHO
S. V. Veeramani, President, Indian Drug Manufacturers Association & Chairman, Fourrts (India) Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Sudhansh Pant, Joint Secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals
Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, Union Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilisers, Government of India
Dr Madhur Gupta, Technical Officer- Pharmaceuticals, WHO India Country Office
Ian Thrussel, Senior Inspector, Prequalification Team, WHO

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Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Water Today-Water Expo 2015

Water Today press briefing on Water Expo 2015
Seated (Left to Right)
S. Shanmugam, Managing Director, Water Today Pvt Ltd
Dr S. Rajamani, Chairman, Asian International Union of Environment Commission
Dr S. Sundaramoorthy, Director-Technical, Creative Environmental Consultants
Naina Shah, Editor, Water Today

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CREDAI press briefing on Fairpro2015

Seated (Left to Right)
Mohammad Ali, Convener, Fairpro2015
Ajit Kumar Chordia, President, CREDAI Chennai
Suhasini Maniratnam, Brand ambassador, Fairpro2015
W. S. Habib, Secretary, CREDAI Chennai
S. Sivagurunathan, Convener, Fairpro, and Director, Asvini Foundations
Other speakers
Ganesh Vasudevan, CEO, India Property Online Pvt Ltd
Mathew Joseph, HDFC, Chennai


Launch of TALL, TAKE Academy of Life science and Leadership
H. R. Srinivasan, Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director
Ram Yeleswarapu, President and CEO, TAKE Solutions
Anuradha Parakkat, President, TAKE Academy of Life Science & Leadership Pvt. Ltd
Dr Neela Dabir, Deputy Director, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)
Abhaya Kumar, CEO and Managing director, Shasun Pharmaceuticals 

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Tuesday, 17 February 2015


Bridge2015 of ICTACT, supported by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India

Ravi Viswanathan, President Growth Markets, Tata Consultancy Services
Dr M. Rajaram, Vice Chancellor, Anna University, Chennai
Manikam Ramaswami, Chairman and Managing Director, Loyal Textile Mills Ltd
Dr N. Kamakodi, MD & CEO, City Union Bank
Lakshmi Narayanan,Vice Chairman, Cognizant Technology Solutions
Mervin Alexander, Postmaster-General, Chennai City Region, Department of Posts

V. Balakrishnan, Chairman, MicroGraam & Ex-CFO, Infosys
Tiger Ramesh, Chief Executive Officer, CSS Corp
Ashok Harris, President, Global Delivery, Hexaware Technologies

C. Velan, Executive Director & CEO, TRIL Infopark Ltd
Venkat Viswanathan, Founder & Chairman, Latent View Analytics Pvt Ltd
Narayanan Ramaswamy, Head of Education, KPMG
Siddharth Purohit, CTO, IBM India Software Labs
Murugavel Janakiraman, CEO & Founder,
Ashish Dixit, Chairman, Buzzyears Education Pvt Ltd

Vivek, Lyricist, Writer & Lawyer
Madhan Karky, Lyricist
T. K. Ramachandran IAS, Secretary Information Technology, Government of Tamil Nadu
Dr C. Sylendra Balm IPS, ADGP, Costal Security Group, Tamil Nadu

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Monday, 16 February 2015


Launch of ASH (Apollo Specialty Hospitals), on OMR
Suneeta Reddy, MD, Apollo Hospitals
Anne Marie, CEO-Southern Region
N. Chandrasekaran, CEO & MD, TCS (Tata Consultancy Services)
Dr Prathap C. Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals

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Microsoft-Lumia 532, 435

Microsoft press briefing on Lumia 532, 435 launch, by T. S. Sridhar, Director - South, Nokia India, a subsidiary of Microsoft Mobile Oy

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Sunday, 15 February 2015

Thittamidu Thottuvidu-Pillai Kaniamudhu

Thittamidu Thottuvidu - organised by Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Tamil Chamber of Commerce, Sri Krishna Sweets, Namadu Nambikkai magazine
Bharatiyin Mudal Kaadal, dance drama by Priyanka Varadan and team of Kovai Sri Srutilaya Cultural Academy
Speech on Pillai Kaniamudhu, by Suki Sivam

Saturday, 14 February 2015


WEI (Women Entrepreneurs India) 2nd anniversary celebration
(Did not attend the event)
Interactions (before the event)
Mahalakshmi Saravanan, Founder & Partner, WEI
Yamuna Subramanian, Former Director, Doordarshan
Uma V. Rao, Entrepreneur

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T. S. Srinivasan Endowment Oration-Christopher J. Mathias

T. S. Srinivasan Charitable Trust's 35th T. S. Srinivasan Endowment Oration by Professor Christopher J Mathias, Professor of Neurovascular Medicine, University of London, Institute of Neurology, University College London and the Imperial College London on “Falling Men & Failing Neurons – Meeting the Challenge of Autonomic Dysfunction”
Seated (Left to Right)
Dr E. D. Krishnamoorthy, Organising Covnenor
Prof Krishnamoorthy Srinivas, Programme Mentor
Venu Srinivasan, Chairman, TVS Motor Company
Prof Christopher J. Mathias
Prof P. Satishchandra, Director/ Vice Chancellor, NIMHANS, Bangalore

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Invest Xpo'15

Inaugural of Invest Xpo'15 organised by Team and Trade Expos
Seated (Left to Right)
K. N. Subha, GM & Company Secretary, Integrated Enterprises (India) Ltd
Suresh B. Menon, Regional Director, Securities and Exchange Board of India, Chennai
K. Hari Krishnan, Chief General Manager, Reserve Bank of India, Chennai
T. E. Manavalan, Publisher & Editor, Vikatan Group
V. Jey Gopalan, CEO, Team and Trade Expos
V. Ramu, Team and Trade Expos

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Hyundai Mobis press briefing on the opening of Alka Mobis
(Seated Left to Right)
Harish P. Mutha, MD, Alka Mobis
N. Rajasekaran, General Manager - Genuine Parts Division, Mobis India Ltd
P. S. Bhumak, Group Head - Genuine Parts Division, Mobis India Ltd
G. H. Jeong, General Manager - Sales & Marketing, Mobis India Ltd
Young Sup Kium, General Manager - Genuine Parts Division, Mobis India Ltd
Ashok Kumar Singhvi, Chairman, Alka Mobis

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Iswarya Women's Hospital & Fertility Centre press briefing on an achievement in oncology and reproductive medicine
(Did not attend the press briefing)

Interactions (after the event)
Dr Aravind
Dr Chandralekha
Sivakumar & Hemalatha (parents)

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Panasonic India Pvt Ltd launch of Toughpad - Android Tablet FZ-B2
Seated (Left to Right)
Toru Hasegawa, Divisional Managing Director, Solutions Division, Panasonic India
Gunjan Sachdev, General Manager & National Business Head (Systems Solutions Division)
Radhika Kalia, Head - Corporate Affairs & CSR

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Friday, 13 February 2015


Gujarat State Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd (GSFC) press briefing by Dr S. K. Nanda, IAS, Chairman & MD

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ExxonMobil press briefing
Paul Grives, Global Services & Grease Marketing Manager, ExxonMobil Fuels, Lubricants & Specialties Marketing Company
Shankar Karnik, Asia Pacific Mobil SHC Brand Manager & Energy Advisor, ExxonMobil Lubricants, P Ltd

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Discussion on 'Aiding Real Estate growth in Chennai' by Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) and CREDAI Chennai

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Wednesday, 11 February 2015

CII-Management education

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Regional Conclave on Management Education

Seated (Left to Right)
J. N. Amrolia, Chairman, CII SR IR Sub-Committee & Member, & Director & CEO, Chennai Business School
M. M. Murugappan, Vice Chairman, Murugappa Group
Dr Naushad Forbes, Vice President, CII & Director, Forbes Marshall Pvt Ltd
C. R. Swaminathan, Chairman, CII SR Education Sub-Committee
Mahesh Natarajan

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

IITM-Anant Agarwal

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IITM) Alumni Leadership Lecture Series talk on 'Reinventing Education' by Dr Anant Agarwal, CEO & President, edX, & Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, MIT, USA

Monday, 9 February 2015


Launch of BMB-BYST Entrepreneurship Development Programme
Usha Ananthasubramanian, Chairman & Managing Director, Bharatiya Mahila Bank (BMB)
Lakshmi V. Venkatesan, Founding Trustee & Executive Vice-President, Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust (BYST)

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ICAI-Financial reporting

ICAI (The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India) workshop on financial reporting, and presentation of awards for excellence in financial reporting