Tuesday, 30 June 2015

June 2015 events – a compilation

June 2015 events – a compilation from the Agenda blog (57 posts, beginning with the most recent)
1)      Launch of book No Murder Tonight - http://bit.ly/1CIc4Hr
2)      SMART Academia-Industry Connect on millennials - http://bit.ly/1CIc5ev
3)      RPO 2014-15 press briefing - http://bit.ly/1CIc5Lq
4)      SICCI discussion on IP - http://bit.ly/1fXSWQU
5)      CII conference on advanced manufacturing - http://bit.ly/1fXSXEh
6)      On 4th edition of Supra SAEIndia - http://bit.ly/1fXT3vE
7)      IITM press briefing on IITPKD, IITTP - http://bit.ly/1fXT16V
8)      MCCI meeting on Companies Act - http://bit.ly/1fXT17b
9)      SICCI meeting on green industrialisation - http://bit.ly/1fXT1DZ
10)   MCCI interaction with PF officials - http://bit.ly/1fXT1UI
11)   Press briefing by Dr E. M. S. Natchiappan - http://bit.ly/1fXT2b0
12)   Wig-O-Mania tie-up with Toni&Guy - http://bit.ly/1fXT2Ig
13)   ICAI talk on CSR by R. Velu - http://bit.ly/1fXT8zm
14)   IDMA press briefing - http://bit.ly/1Lu9WIm
15)   MCCI seminar on works contract - http://bit.ly/1Lu9Xfo
16)   SICCI workshop on advanced IR - http://bit.ly/1Lu9Znh
17)   Blue Star dinner event on VRF IV Plus - http://bit.ly/1Lua0b5
18)   IASCCI meeting with Rizali Wilmar Indrakesuma - http://bit.ly/1Lua2zr
19)   Blue Star press briefing on VRF IV Plus - http://bit.ly/1Luadee
20)   All Region Joint Conference of ICAI - http://bit.ly/1Luagqh
21)   Launch of book I, Me and Us - http://bit.ly/1Lua4HK
22)   Microsoft TANSTIA press briefing - http://bit.ly/1Lua5eP
23)   Interactions with ICAI spokespersons - http://bit.ly/1Lua8Ht
24)   IFCCI session on GST - http://bit.ly/1Lu9GsA
25)   MFCWL press briefing on Simaks - http://bit.ly/1Lua8ap
26)   UWC Grants award meet - http://bit.ly/1LuabD2
27)   Interaction with Dwarak and Irina, Vedanta World - http://bit.ly/1Lu9Lwp
28)   K. Pandia Rajan on analytics at ICAI - http://bit.ly/1LdI8L7
29)   Taj Inner Circle loyalty programme - http://bit.ly/1LdI9i5
30)   Launch of simpliFITy by EAI - http://bit.ly/1LdIbXj
31)   IWF 2015 of MarriageColours . com - http://bit.ly/1Gmczuh
32)   Ashiana, Arihant launching senior housing - http://bit.ly/1Gmcy9P
33)   IBS Inception Day - http://bit.ly/1GmcyGL
34)   Wedding Icons 2015 awards - http://bit.ly/1GmcAhW
35)   AIDWA debate on Section 498A - http://bit.ly/1GmcC9s
36)   UWC vocational training in Swabodhini - http://bit.ly/1GmcAOP
37)   ICAI BoS meeting on CA course - http://bit.ly/1GmcCGD
38)   Murugappa Group press briefing on FY14 - http://bit.ly/1GmcB5r
39)   Launch of HUL RCRA - http://bit.ly/1GmcDKy
40)   HDFC Life launch of cancer care - http://bit.ly/1GmcEyf
41)   Aircel press briefing on free roaming - http://bit.ly/1GmcEOE
42)   CSIR SERC Golden Jubilee Foundation Day - http://bit.ly/1GmcHdn
43)   Book launch Flood of Fire - http://bit.ly/1GmcHtS
44)   Launch of Poovil Seytha Aayutham e-book - http://bit.ly/1GmcI0U
45)   CII session with Southern Railway - http://bit.ly/1GmcFSN
46)   HCC talk by Rajeev Puri on MSME - http://bit.ly/1Hj03Oq
47)   Launch of book, Chanakya in You - http://bit.ly/1IsAk7v
48)   MCCI Legal Conclave 2015 - http://bit.ly/1IsAkED
49)   Jeevan, UWC launch of stem cell HLA - http://bit.ly/1cCewIq
50)   Press briefing by MAMR Muthiah, Chettinad Group - http://bit.ly/1cCeyQv
51)   MCCI FFT on climate change - http://bit.ly/1cCez72
52)   Intel, DST Innovate for Digital India - http://bit.ly/1FWGt8a
53)   Saint-Gobain Housing Innovation Challenge - http://bit.ly/1FWGzwJ
54)   National Flag at AAI (Airport Authority of India), Chennai Airport - http://bit.ly/1dkv1t7
55)   Roland Berger launch of M&HCV report - http://bit.ly/1EUyGnz
56)   Launch of e3 Exclusive Epson Experience Zone - http://bit.ly/1GYuuJp
57)   MOU between TCC and Linyi Trade City, China - http://bit.ly/1KJFn3T

No Murder Tonight

Launch of book, 'No Murder Tonight'
G. V. Subba Rao (Author)
Gollapudi Maruthi Rao
Rajiv Menon
Kamal Haasan

Playlist - To be catalogued


SMART Academia-Industry Connect, on 'Millennials and workplace challenges'
(Did not attend the event. Had interactions ahead of the meeting.)
Thought Leadership
Playlist details
1 - Overview of skill development activities - Gayathri J. Shankar, Head - Corporate Relations, SMART Training Resources India Pvt Ltd
2 - What the industry expects from academia - Gayathri J. Shankar
3 - Millennials at workplace - S. Rathinavel Rajan, HR Leader, Ingersoll-Rand (India) Ltd
4 - On CHROMA (Chengai Human Resource Officers & Managers Affinity) - S. Rathinavel Rajan
5 - HR approaches in SMEs - S. Rathinavel Rajan
6 - On GRA - Srividhya Arun, GRA (Geo Recruiters Association) Women's Wing

Monday, 29 June 2015


RPO (Regional Passport Office), Chennai, press briefing by K. Balamurugan, RPO, on 2014-15 achievements

Playlist - To be catalogued

Saturday, 27 June 2015


SICCI (The Southern India Chamber of Commerce & Industry) discussion on 'Leveraging
intellectual property (IP) for growth and competitiveness'

Seated (Left to Right)
S. Raghavan, Secretary, SICCI
Jawahar Vadivelu, President, SICCI
Justice K. N. Basha, Chairman, IPAB (Intellectual Property Appellate Board)
T. V. Madhusudhanan. Dy Controller, Patent & Design, Patent Office, Chennai
J. Sivanandaraaj, Partner, Sivanandaraaj & Partners

Technical session
Seated (Left to Right)
Shilpi Jha, Sr Counsel - South Asia, US Embassy, New Delhi
L. Suresh, Past President, South India Film Chamber of Commerce
T. V. Madhusudhanan
P. V. S. Giridhar, Sr Partner, PVS Giridhar & Sai Associates
Dr Shriram Ragavan, Vice President, Evolva Biotech

CII-Advanced manufacturing

CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) conference on advanced manufacturing technologies for engineering sector

Seated (Left to Right)
S. N. Eisenhower, Chairman, CII Tamil Nadu State Council & Director, Operations. Saint-Gobain India Ltd
A. Ramasubramanian, Conference Chairman, & President, Asia Motor Works Ltd
Dr P. Sivakumar, Outstanding Scientist & Director, Combat Vehicle Research & Development Establishment, DRDO, Ministry of Defence, Government of India
Suman Bose, Managing Director, Siemens PLM Software India Ltd
Subhajit Saha, CII

Session I - 'Enhancing India as a base for cost-effective manufacturing for automobiles'
Seated (Left to Right)
Cmde R. B. Verma, Executive Vice-President - R&D, Tractors and Farm Equipment Ltd
Dr N. Ravichandran, Executive Director, Lucas TVS Ltd
N. Ananthaseshan, Session Chairman, President - Abrasives, Carborundum Universal Ltd
Arghya Sardar, Head - Automotive Foresight, Technology Information Forecasting Assessment Council (TIFAC), Government of India

Playlist - To be catalogued

Supra SAEIndia

Press briefing on 4th edition of Supra SAEIndia
Seated (Left to Right)
Sirish Vissa, Technical Committee Chair, Supra SAEIndia, & Head - Volkswagen Motorsport India
Deepak Sawkar, Joint Convener, & Vice President, Technical Administration, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd
Prashant K. Banerjee, Convener, Supra SAEIndia, & Head-Homologation & Product Evaluation, Tata Motors Ltd
Srikanth Krishnamurthy, Co-Convener, Supra SAEIndia, & Director, Alfa Rubber
Rajesh Kumar, GM, Marketing & Communications, Defiance Technologies Ltd

Playlist - To be catalogued

IITM-Palakkad, Tirupati

IIT Madras (IITM) Press briefing on IIT Palakkad and IIT Tirupati
Seated (Left to Right)
Prof P. B. Sunil Kumar, Professor-in-charge, IIT Palakkad (iitpkd.ac.in)
Prof Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IITM
Prof K. N. Satyanarayana, Professor-in-charge, IIT Tirupati (iittp.ac.in)

Playlist - To be catalogued

MCCI-Companies Act

MCCI (Madras Chamber of Commerce & Industry) meeting on 'Companies Act 2013 - Exemptions & implications'
Bhavani Balasubramaniam, Partner, Deloitte Haskins & Sells, & Chairperson, MCCI Expert Committee on Company Law, Corporate matters
K. Saraswathi, Secretary General, MCCI
Dr B. Ravi, Practising Company Secretary
B. Chandra, Practising Company Secretary
Swetha Subramanian, Practising Company Secretary
P. Sriram, Practising Company Secretary
P. Viswanathan, Co-Chairman, MCCI Expert Committee on Company Law

SICCI-Green industrialisation

SICCI (The Southern India Chamber of Commerce & Industry) meeting on the topic, 'Towards green industrialisation: Celebrating climate change in manufacturing'
Seated (Left to Right)
S. Raghavan, Secretary, SICCI
V. Narasimhan, Executive Director - Foundry, Brakes India Ltd
Dr Palani G. Periasamy, Vice President, SICCI
Bharat Joshi, British Deputy High Commissioner, Chennai
S. N. Eisenhower, India Director - Operations. Saint-Gobain Glass Ltd
Bhoovarahan Thirumalai, Chairman, SICCI Energy Committee

Playlist - To be catalogued


MCCI (Madras Chamber of Commerce & Industry) interaction with PF (Provident Fund) officials
V. Chandrasekhar, Asst Director (IS)
S. Sankar, Accounts Officer
S. D. Prasad, Regional PF Commissioner-I, Chennai

E. M. S. Natchiappan

Press briefing by Dr E. M. S. Natchiappan, Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice
Seated (Left to Right)
B. V. Nayak
Dr Anirudhan Sampath
Dr E. M. S. Natchiappan
Choudhary Mehboob Ali Kaiser
Rajani Patil
Sukhendu Sekhar Roy

Playlist - To be catalogued

Wig-O-Mania T&G

Press briefing on the tie-up between Wig-O-Mania and T&G (Toni&Guy)
Hasnain Mohamedali, Wig-O-Mania
Bharat Joshi, British Deputy High Commissioner, Chennai
Dr Sam Paul, Toni&Guy
Menaka, Celebrity hair stylist
Nimi Kadir, BDHC

Playlist - To be catalogued

ICAI-R. Velu

Talk on CSR by R. Velu, Former Union Minister of State, Ministry of Railways, in ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India)

Playlist - To be catalogued

Sunday, 21 June 2015


IDMA (Indian Drug Manufacturers' Association) press briefing
Seated (Left to Right)
S. V. P. S. Sivanandhan, Chairman, Sub-committee, Pharmac South 2015
D. Prem Kumar, Joint Secretary, IDMA (TN & Puducherry State Board)
S. V. Veeramani, President, IDMA
M. Rajarathinam, Chairman, IDMA
J. Jayaseelan, Vice Chairman, IDMA
S. Sridharan, Secretary, IDMA
B. Sethuraman, Secretary, Alathur Pharmaceutical Manufacturers' Association

MCCI-Works Contract

MCCI (Madras Chamber of Commerce & Industry) seminar on works contract
K. Saraswathi, Secretary General, MCCI
B. Ramakrishnan, Executive VP (F&A), L&T
Arvind P. Datar, Senior Advocate
P. R. Subramaniyan, Chairman, MCCI VAT Committee
N. Venkataraman, Senior Advocate
T. Shivaraman, Past President, MCCI


SICCI (The Southern India Chamber of Commerce & Industry) workshop on advanced IR (industrial relations)
Interaction with S. Raghavan, Secretary, SICCI, at the venue

Playlist - To be catalogued

Blue Star-100%

Blue Star dinner event 100% on VRF IV Plus

IASCCI-Rizali Wilmar Indrakesuma

IASCCI (India-ASEAN-Sri Lanka Chamber of Commerce & Industry) meeting with Indonesian Ambassador
Seated (Left to Right)
P. Gopalakrishna, Secretary, IASCCI
C. S. Muthu Subramaniyan, President, IASCCI
Dr Rizali Wilmar Indrakesuma, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, New Delhi
Ahmed A. R. Buhari, Founder President & CEO, Coal & Oil Group
C. Sarat Chandran, Director, IASCCI

Blue Star-VRF IV Plus

Blue Star press briefing on VRF (variable refrigerant flow) IV Plus
B. Thiagarajan, Executive Director & President-AC&R Products Business, Blue Star Ltd
C. P. Mukundan Menon, Executive VP, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration (AC&R) Products Sales Group, Blue Star Ltd

ICAI-All Region Joint Conference

Inaugural of 5th All Region Joint Conference of ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India)
Seated (Left to Right)
Raj Chawla, Chairman, NIRC
V. Murali, Central Council Member
M. Devaraja Reddy, Vice-President
K. Rahman Khan, MP, Former Union Minister for Minorities Affairs
P. R. Aruloli, Chairman, SIRC
G. Sekar, Central Council Member
Umesh Kumar Garg, Chairman, CIRC
Pramod Dayal Rungta, Chairman, EIRC

I, Me and Us

Launch of book, 'I, Me and Us: Insights of an ex-schizophrenic' (Westland)
Seated (Left to Right)
Ganesh N. Rajan (author)
Dr R. Thara, Director, Schizophrenia Research Foundation (SCARF)
Ramya Kannan, Journalist
Dr Vijay Nagaswami, Psychiatrist


Microsoft press briefing to announce partnership with TANSTIA (Tamil Nadu Small and Tiny Industries Association)
Meetul Patel, GM-SMS&P, Microsoft India
S. Prashanth, Executive Director, Quadra
C. K. Mohan, Vice President, TANSTIA
Babu Sundaram, eG Innovations Pte Ltd
Karthik Doraiswamy, Senior Director, TPF Software Inc.


Interactions with ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India) spokespersons
Vijay Kapur, Director, Board of Studies
Manoj Fadnis, President
M. Devaraja Reddy, Vice-President

Playlist - To be catalogued


IFCCI (Indo-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry) session on GST (Goods and Services Tax), with speakers from Deloitte
(Did not sit through the session because "digital recording of the event in any form is not allowed as per rules & regulations of Deloitte India".)

Wednesday, 17 June 2015


MFCWL (Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd) press briefing to launch Simaks Cars dealership
Seated (Left to Right)
Suresh Kumar, RM South
Neeraj Sinha, MD, Simaks
Yatin Chadha, Senior VP-Retail
Thushar, Zonal Head-South

Playlist - To be catalogued

UWC-Grants award

UWC (United Way of Chennai) Grants award meet
(Did not attend the event. Met the beneficiaries.)
Tapan Kumar Das, Vice-President, Youth4Jobs
Deepa Muthaiya, Chairman, DEAN Foundation
M. Sundara Moorthy, Founder & Secretary, Brosiga Community Trust

Playlist - To be catalogued

Vedanta World

Interaction with Dwarak and Irina, Vedanta World

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

ICAI-K. Pandia Rajan

Lecture on analytics by K. Pandia Rajan, MLA, in ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India)

Playlist - To be catalogued

Lecture on analytics by K. Pandia Rajan, MLA, in ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India) - a snatchhttp://shrimagzagenda.blogspot.in/2015/06/icai-k-pandia-rajan.html(Shot with HTC One M9+ review device provided by the company.)
Posted by Murali De on Tuesday, June 16, 2015


'Reborn' - Re-launch of loyalty programme, Taj Inner Circle (TIC)
Sanjukta Royy, Director of PR, Taj Hotels South
Nusrret Cassam, Member, TIC
Maya Kothari, Member, TIC
(Bharat Joshi, BDHC, proposing a toast)

Playlist - To be catalogued


Launch of simpliFITy smartphone health app by Narasimhan Santhanam, Co-founder & Director, EAI (Energy Alternatives India)

Playlist - To be catalogued

Launch of simpliFITy smartphone health app by Narasimhan Santhanam, Co-founder & Director, EAI (Energy Alternatives India)http://shrimagzagenda.blogspot.in/2015/06/eai-simplifity.html(Shot with HTC One M9+ review device provided by the company.)
Posted by Murali De on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Sunday, 14 June 2015

IWF 2015

India Wedding Fashion (IWF) 2015 of MarriageColours.com

Playlist - To be catalogued

IWF 2015 of MarriageColours.comhttp://shrimagzagenda.blogspot.in/2015/06/iwf-2015.html(Shot with HTC One M9+ review device provided by the company.)
Posted by Murali De on Sunday, June 14, 2015


Arihant Foundations & Housing Ltd, Ashiana Housing Ltd press briefing to launch senior housing project
Seated (Left to Right)
Lt Col Vijay Moorthy, Vice President, Ashiana
Ankur Gupta, Joint Managing Director, Ashiana
Bharat Jain, Director, Arihant

Inception Day

Inception Day of Inception Business Services (IBS)
Attended panel discussion (for a brief while)
Prem Kumar, Founder & CEO, Growth Mechanics Infomedia (Moderator)
Alexander Zachariah, Founder & MD, Rubecon
Neeraj Moorjani, Head of Marketing & Customer Lifecycle Management, Chola MS General Insuance
Anusha Kousik, Project Director, IBS
Anand Subramaniam, Head of Corporate Communications, Ola Cabs
Gopal Sripada, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Zoho
Girish Ramadas, Co-founder & CEO, Magzter
Pavithra Charan, Partner, IBS

Playlist - To be catalogued

Pavithra Charan, Partner, IBShttp://shrimagzagenda.blogspot.in/2015/06/inception-day.html(Shot with HTC One M9+ review device provided by the company.)
Posted by Murali De on Sunday, June 14, 2015

Wedding Icons 2015

Wedding Icons 2015 awards event of MarriageColours.com, Caladium Systems
Pradhyumna T. Venkat, Founder, Caladium Systems
J. Pradeep Chandar, Show Producer
Award winners
Premium wedding hall - Confluence Banquets and Resort, Mamallapuram
Value for money marriage hall - Shri Vishnu Mahal Kalyana Mandapam, Saligramam
Wedding banquet - Hilton Chennai
Luxury wedding banquet - ITC Grand Chola, Guindy
Open wedding venue - Hotel Green Park, Vadapalani
Beach wedding destination - Radisson Blu Temple Bay, Mamallapuram
Wedding caterer - AS Rajashekar Caterers
Wedding photo & video - Studio A
Men's apparel designer - Gabbana Life
Bridal destination - Pothys
Wedding jewellery - Vummudi Bangaru Jewllers
Wedding invitations - Shubh cards
Wedding planner - Event Art
Wedding decorators - Vivahhika
Return gifts - Sanskrriti
Wedding candid photographer - Rakesh Prakash Photography
Chennai wedding icon - Arusuvai Arasu Natarajan
Wedding innovation - Sri Krishna Sweets
Wedding design and conceptualisation - Sumyog
Beauty and grooming - Toni&Guy
Rehane, Fashion designer
Chef Damu
Chinmayee Sripada, Playback singer
Karthik Srinivasan, Celebrity photographer
Pravin Shekar, Market research expert
Nawabzada Mohammed Asif Ali, Prince of Arcot

Playlist - To be catalogued

A Rs 5 lakh-crore industry...Pradhyumna T. Venkat, Wedding Icons 2015 awards event of MarriageColours.comhttp://shrimagzagenda.blogspot.in/2015/06/wedding-icons-2015.html(Shot with HTC One M9+ review device provided by the company.)
Posted by Murali De on Sunday, June 14, 2015