Friday, 31 July 2015

July 2015 events – a compilation

July 2015 events – a compilation from the Agenda blog (68 posts, beginning with the most recent)
1)      KPCT presentation to MCCI -
2)      Saggezza press briefing -
3)      Ahmad Asfiya bin Salehudin, MIDA -
4)      B. G. Menon, Acme Consulting -
5)      Manu Jain, BHPL -
6)      Rama Venugopal, Value Added Corporate Services -
7)      SNSR Sekar on financial viability -
8)      Harinarayan Sharma of MHEPL -
9)      Sameer Mehta of Dr Mehta’s Hospitals -
10)   Medicall 2015 -
11)   MSSRF Public Funds for Public Good -
12)   Agratrade seminar on exports -
13)   HCC economic lecture by Shekar Swamy -
14)   CII interactive session with K. Shanmugam -
15)   Chennais Amirta press briefing -
16)   SYC Satyananda Yoga Centre lecture -
17)   Kargil Day 2015 -
18)   Launch of Transcendence by APJ Abdul Kalam -
19)   Inaugural ceremony of Lawyers’ Meet 2015 -
20)   WHEF pre-conference meet -
21)   Sadhu Brahmavihari, BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha -
22)   CASC talk on Black Money Act -
23)   IP-COM press briefing -
24)   Shrikant Sinha of NASSCOM Foundation -
25)   NASSCOM HR Summit 2015 -
26)   S. Sriram of HCL Talentcare -
27)   Jupiter Electronics Vinverth press briefing -
28)   Floking Pipes press briefing -
29)   IITM PCC NIELIT IR Mammographic unit -
30)   Launch of 3rd Generation Honda Jazz -
31)   Rajendra Kumar celebrating 20 years as CA -
32)   ICAI talk by Arvind Venkatraman on Cholas -
33)   FLO launch of 30 Women in Power -
34)   Recruiting Office press briefing on Army Calling -
35)   ICITP talk by K. S. Bharath, Aparajitha Group -
36)   Launch of Ramayana The Game of Life -
37)   ICSI press briefing on Secretarial Standards -
38)   SPIN Chennai session on PPB -
39)   Cera Sanitaryware press briefing -
40)   Polaris press briefing on Indian Motorcycle dealership -
41)   Trujet press briefing on Chennai launch -
42)   Launch of SWA books by GPF -
43)   World Youth Skills Day by Orion Edutech -
44)   TiE talk on storytelling by Joseph Prabhakar -
45)   ICAI talk by Swami Mitrananda -
46)   Sri Kumaran Stores launch of Thanga Pattu -
47)   Coast Guard press briefing on termination of Operation Talash -
48)   Sansad Ratna awards 2015 -
49)   IITM CDAC Fujitsu press briefing -
50)   ItzCash press briefing -
51)   Inaugural of Cargo Scope 2015 -
52)   TiE Chennai press briefing on TiECON 2015 -
53)   Impromptu press briefing by NASSCOM -
54)   NASSCOM Anna University FSIPD -
55)   Coast Guard press briefing on Dornier FDR recovery -
56)   Coast Guard briefing on missing Dornier -
57)   LSDSS workshop on rare disorders -
58)   India Post press briefing on Digital Week -
59)   Gamesa press briefing on solar business -
60)   Press briefing of Tigerair and STB -
61)   WCC centenary celebrations -
62)   ICAI talk by R. Nataraj IPS -
63)   Press briefing of FICCI CASCADE -
64)   Launch of BPL Badminton Premier League -
65)   CII Green Power 2015 day two -
66)   100RC workshop on resilient Chennai -
67)   CII Green Power 2015 14th edition -
68)   179th AGM of MCCI -


KPCT (Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal) presentation to MCCI (Madras Chamber of Commerce & Industry)
Gabrijela Nikolic, Manager Marketing-UAE, KPCT (MC)
S. G. Prabhakharan, President, MCCI, & Chairman, XS Real Properties P Ltd, Director, Lakshmi Vilas Bank Ltd
Anil Yendluri, Director & CEO, KPCL (Krishnapatnam Port Company Ltd)
Vinita Venkatesh, Director, KPCT
Suresh Anand, Executive Director, East Coast Logistics


Saggezza press briefing
Socka Suppiah, Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer
Iqbal Sait, Head of Asia Operations

Playlist - To be catalogued


Ahmad Asfiya bin Salehudin, Deputy Director, MIDA (Malaysian Investment Development Authority)
(Unscheduled interaction at Medicall 2015)

Acme Consulting

B. G. Menon, Managing Director, Acme Consulting
(Interaction at Medicall 2015)


Manu Jain, Director, BHPL (Bafna Healthcare Pvt Ltd), Faridabad
(Interaction at Medicall 2015)

Value Added

Rama Venugopal, Executive Director, Value Added Corporate Services P Ltd
(Unscheduled interaction at Medicall 2015)


S. N. S. R. Sekar, Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives and Expansion of Thumbay Group (till July end), at Medicall 2015 seminar on 'Costing for hospitals' (


Harinarayan Sharma, Chief Officer - Strategy & Business Development, Manipal Health Enterprise P Ltd (MHEPL), at Medicall 2015 seminar on 'Costing for hospitals'

Dr Mehta's Hospitals

Sameer Mehta, Director, Atlas Venturez & Dr Mehta’s Hospitals, at Medicall 2015 seminar on 'Costing for hospitals'

Medicall 2015

Medicall 2015 - hospital equipment & needs exposition

Playlist details
1 – Opening remarks - Dr S. Manivannan, Joint Managing Director, Kauvery Hospital
2 – Inauguration by Phillip A. Min, US Consul General, Chennai
3 – Lighting the lamp
4 – A view of the exhibition
5 - Interaction - Zuaziezie Zulkefli, Consul (Trade), Consulate General of Malaysia, Chennai
Slideshow of photos
Other interactions at the venue

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Public Funds for Public Good

Release of publication titled, 'Public Funds for Public Good - Through Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS),' by MSSRF (M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation)
B. Jayashree, Media Resource Centre
Dr Ajay Parida, Executive Director
R. Srinivasan, Superintending Engineer (Buildings), Corporation of Chennai
Dr C. Rangarajan, Former Governor, RBI (Reserve Bank of India)
Prof M. S. Swaminathan
S. Rajalakshmi, Principal Coordinator

Playlist - To be catalogued


Agratrade (under the patronage of Shree Agarwal Samaj, Chennai) seminar on 'Opportunities and ease of doing exports'
(Scheduled time: 6.30 pm. Event start time: 7.15 pm.)
K. Unnikrishnan, Joint Deputy Director General, FIEO (Federation of Indian Export Organizations), Southern Region
S. Selvanayagi, Asst Director, FIEO, Southern Region
V. Sridharan, Former AGM - International banking, SBI
Brajesh Gutgutia, and Rishi Tulsian, Deco de Trend

HCC-Shekar Swamy

HCC (Hindustan Chamber of Commerce) economic lecture by Shekar Swamy, Group CEO, RK Swamy BBDO Pvt Ltd
(Did not attend the event. Had interactions ahead of the lecture.)
Shekar Swamy
Dr N. R. Dave, President, HCC

Playlist - To be catalogued

CII-K. Shanmugam

CII interactive session with K. Shanmugam, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Law, Republic of Singapore, as part of Singapore Symposium 2015, co-organised by the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), National University of Singapore
Ambassador Gopinath Pillai, Chairman, ISAS, & Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore - Welcome remarks
Panel discussion
Rajshree Pathy, Chairperson, CII Southern Region; & Chairman and Managing Director, Rajshree Sugars - Moderator
Peter Joo Hee Ng, Chief Executive, PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency - The Singapore Water Story
Pang Yee Ean - Group Chief Operating Officer, Surbana Jurong P Ltd, Singapore - Masterplanning: Key to Successful Cities
Sat Pal Khattar, Chairman, Khattar Holdings Group of Companies, Singapore - Law & Business
Interactive session
Ambassador Shyam Saran, Former Foreign Secretary; and Chairman, Research and Information System for Developing Countries, India - Session Chairman
K. Shanmugam
Prof Subrata Kumar Mitra, Director, ISAS - Vote of thanks

Chennais Amirta

Chennais Amirta International Institute of Hotel Management press briefing
(45-minute delay in starting the event)
Balaji Seshadri, Consultant
R. Boominathan, CEO
M. S. Bharath, Partner, Anand & Anand

Playlist - To be catalogued

Sunday, 26 July 2015


SYC (Satyananda Yoga Centre) lecture
Sannyasi Shiva Rishi (NKT. M. Jeyagopal)
Chandra Nagarajan, Trustee, Swabodhini

Kargil Day 2015

Kargil Day 2015

Playlist details
1 – Before the start of the event
2-4 – Laying of wreaths
5 – GOC arrives and places wreath
6 - Lt Gen Jagbir Singh, SM, VSM, General Officer Commanding (GOC), Dakshin Bharat Area (DBA)
7 - Air Marshal (Retd) P. M. Ramachandran, PVSM, AVSM, SC, VM, Former Vice Chief of Air Staff, Indian Air Force
8 - P. R. Ganapathy, President (India), Villgro
Slideshow of photos

(Requested the GOC to remove the nails on the Memorial structure. Suggested to the PRO that a wreath be placed on behalf of Chennai media, next year.)


Launch of book 'Transcendence - My spiritual experiences with Pramukh Swamiji' by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (Harper)
Rajesh Dave, Master of ceremonies
Sadhu Brahmavihari, BAPS (Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha)
Arun Tiwari, Co-author
P. M. Sukumar, CEO, HarperCollins India Ltd
Dr N. R. Dave, President, HCC (Hindustan Chamber of Commerce)
Dr S. Subramanian, Founder Chairman, V. S. Hospital
N. Vittal, Former Central Vigilance Commissioner
Justice S. Vaidyanathan, Judge, Madras High Court
Anandswarup Swami, Akshardham, Gandhinagar

Playlist - To be catalogued

Lawyers' Meet 2015

Inaugural ceremony of Lawyers' Meet 2015 organised by Bar Council of India
S. Prabakaran, Co-Chairman, Bar Council of India
D. Selvam, Chairman, Bar Council of Tamil Nadu & Puducherry
A. L. Somayaji, Advocate General of Tamil Nadu
G. Rajagopalan, Additional Solicitor General of India
Manan Kumar Mishra, Chairman, Bar Council of India
Justice Satish K. Agnihotri, Judge, High Court of Madras
Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Chief Justice, High Court of Madras
Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, Judge, Supreme Court of India
Justice R. Banumathi, Judge, Supreme Court of India
Justice C. Nagappan, Judge, Supreme Court of India
Justice Kurian Joseph, Judge, Supreme Court of India
Justice V. Gopala Gowda, Judge, Supreme Court of India
Justice M. Yusuf Eqbal, Judge, Supreme Court of India
Justice F. M. Ibrahim Kalifulla, Judge, Supreme Court of India
Justice J. Chelameswar, Judge, Supreme Court of India
D. V. Sadananda Gowda, Union Minister of Law and Justice
P. S. Amalraj, Vice-Chairman, Bar Council of Tamil Nadu & Puducherry


WHEF (World Hindu Economic Forum) pre-conference meet
Invocation - Sukanya Ramesh, Actor
R. R. Gopaljee, Associate Editor, Dinamalar
Swami Vigyananand, Founder, WHEF
Dr Raja Marimuthu, Orthopaedic Surgeon

Playlist - To be catalogued


Sadhu Brahmavihari, BAPS (Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha)

Playlist - To be catalogued

CASC-B. Ramana Kumar

CASC (The Chartered Accountants Study Circle) talk on the Black Money Act by B. Ramana Kumar, Advocate

Playlist - To be catalogued


IP-COM press briefing
(Did not attend the event. Interacted with the spokespersons after the press meet, at a different venue.)
Bruce Zhou, Sales Director
Pinaki Chatterjee, Director Sales - India & SAARC

Playlist - To be catalogued

NASSCOM Foundation

Shrikant Sinha, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation

Playlist - To be catalogued

NASSCOM-HR Summit 2015

NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies) press briefing during HR Summit 2015
R. Chandrashekhar, President
Sangeeta Gupta, Sr VP
Dr Sandhya Chintala, Vice President
(Notes: Found a NASSCOM staff displaying poor manners towards media.)

Playlist - To be catalogued

HCL Talentcare

S. Sriram, Head - Academics, HCL Talentcare Pvt Ltd
(Unscheduled interaction at Nasscom HR Summit venue.)

Playlist - To be catalogued

Jupiter Electronics

Jupiter Electronics (Vinverth) press briefing
(Did not attend the event. Interacted with the spokesperson ahead of the press meet.)
Sajan Joseph George, CEO

Playlist - To be catalogued


Floking Pipes Pvt Ltd press briefing
(Did not attend the event. Interacted with the spokespersons ahead of the press meet.)
S. Anand, CEO
Ankur Khandelwal, Director

Playlist - To be catalogued

Tuesday, 21 July 2015


Inauguration of IR Mammographic unit, a joint venture of IITM (Indian Institute of Technology Madras), PCC (Paterson Cancer Center), and NIELIT (National Institute of ELectronics and Information Technology)
Dr S. Vijayaraghavan, Managing Director, PCC, & Principal, PSOARS (Paterson School of Oncology and Research Sciences)
Prof Kamakoti Veezhinathan, RISE (Reconfigurable Intelligent Systems Engineering) Lab, Dept of Computer Science & Engineering, IITM
V. Krishnamurthy, Director, NIELIT Chennai
Prof Krishnan Balasubramaniam, Dean, ICSR (Industrial Consultancy & Sponsored Research), IITM
Balaji Lakshmanan, Founder & CEO, iMakeRobots .com

Playlist - To be catalogued


Launch of 3rd Generation Honda Jazz
Katsushi Inoue, President & CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd
Sandeep Madan, Zonal Head - South
Jnaneswar Sen, Sr VP, Marketing & Sales

Playlist - To be catalogued


Dinner hosted by RK (Rajendra Kumar, Chartered Accountant) to mark the completion of 20 years as CA

Playlist - To be catalogued

ICAI-Arvind Venkatraman

ICAI talk by Arvind Venkatraman on accounting in Chola times

Playlist - To be catalogued

30 Women in Power

Launch of book '30 Women in Power - Their voices, their stories' by FLO (FICCI Ladies Organisation, Chennai)
Naina Lal Kidwai, Chairman India, Director HSBC Asia Pacific, & Past President, FICCI - Editor of the book
Dr P. Preetha Reddy, Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals
Sangeeta Pendurkar, Managing Director, Kellogg India Pvt Ltd
Sanobar Sultana, Moderator of panel discussion

Playlist - To be catalogued

Army Calling

Press briefing of the Recruiting Office (Headquarters) about launching online application in Army recruitment, and mobile app Army Calling
(Did not attend the event. Had interactions ahead of the press meet.)
Col Avinash D. Pitre, Director Recruiting
Benedict Gnaniah, CMO, Voobr
V. Shankar, HR Manager, Voobr

Playlist - To be catalogued

Sunday, 19 July 2015

ICITP-K. S. Bharath

Talk by K. S. Bharath, Chairman, Aparajitha Group, in ICITP (International Chamber of Indirect Tax Professionals) 2nd Annual Day

Related links

Ramayana-The Game of Life

Launch of Ramayana - The Game of Life (Jaico) by Shubha Vilas
(Did not attend the event. Interacted with the author, ahead of the launch.)

Playlist - To be catalogued