Saturday, January 31, 2009

January 2009 appointments


January 2009
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1 - *Bobby and Jyothi Menon – The Angel of God - 11.30 am
2 - *Roshni Chetan - 1 pm
3 - TI (?)
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5 - *Mani Bhaumik - 1 pm; *Bharat Agarwalla - 3.30 pm
6 - *Chennai Live 104.8 FM - 9 am; *Srikanth Iyer - 3.30 pm
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8 - *S. Kannan - 1 pm; *S. Srinivasan - 3.30 pm
9 - *Lawrence P. Frank and Narendar V. Rao - 1 pm
10 - *K. Srinivasamurthy - 12 noon; *Rajareega - 1 pm
11 - OFF
12 - OFF *Raj (Arokiasamy) - 11 am; *Haridwaramangalam A. K. Palanivel - 1.30 pm
13 - OFF
14 - OFF
15 - OFF *Thiruvaiyaru trip
16 - *Book launch The Angel of God, *G. P. Chandra Kumar, *Rohit Gupta - 8 pm (GRT)
17 - *Tara Thiagarajan - 11am; *C. M. Somasundaram - 1 pm; *Indian Oil Corporation Officers - 5 pm
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19 - K. J. Joseph - 3 pm (?); *V. A. George - 3 pm; *Kumar Pritamdas Gera - 4.30 pm
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21 - *Rajat Banerji - 11 am; *Hastha Krishnan - 1 pm; *Samiulla Baig - 5 pm
22 - *Uma Karthikeyan - 1 pm; *A. N. Raman - 4 pm
23 - *Abdul Majeed - 1 pm; *Vijay Govindarajan - 4 pm (Taj Conn)
24 - *V. R. Chandramouli - 11 am; *Ashok Bala Rajanan - 1 pm
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26 - Ravi K. Mehrotra - 10 am (?)
27 - *D. Bharani, *K. V. Rajkumar, *R. Ranganathan - 1 pm
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30 - *Charles Nicholl - 9.15 am; Karan Berry - 1 pm
31 –
(* means 'met/'spoke')

S. Saravanan - Videos


Workshop on biodiesel

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Trends in the use of biodiesel

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Economics of biodiesel, crude rice bran oil

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Is any modification of engine required for using biodiesel

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Research facilities available in my Department

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Obstacles in the commercialisation of biodiesel

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S. Saravanan

S. Saravanan, Department Of Automobile Engineering, Coordinator-Biofuel Research Cell, Sri Venkateswara College Of Engineering, Sriperumpudur, Chennai
January 31, 1 pm


K. Palaninathan - Videos






Thirty years ago ...

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Plus points in The Hindu
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How we learnt computers
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Working in a team
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Unforgettable incidents
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Friday, January 30, 2009

Karan Berry

"My philosophy can be captured in three lines: Devil is in the details. Walk the talk. And lead by example."
Karan Berry, General Manager, Courtyard by Marriott, Chennai
January 30, 1 pm




Riya Banik

Riya Banik, Marketing Communication Manager, Courtyard by Marriott, Chennai
January 30, 1 pm
On regional differences
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Charles Nicholl

Charles Nicholl, Author of 'The Lodger: Shakespeare on Silver Street'
January 30, 9.15 am
"A writer on the road looking at interesting sights hundreds of years ago..."



Thursday, January 29, 2009

V.R. Chandramouli - Videos


Challenges at every level in the stem cell industry

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Common myths about stem cell business

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On laws governing stem cell research and enterprise


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Stem cells, the third pillar, after surgery and pharma

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Economics of stem cell banking


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Private vs Public banking

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Can there be compensation in public banking

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What can be the likely changes in the US approach

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Ways to increase stem cell availability

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Do we have the expertise in the medical profession to adopt stem cell therapy

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On menstrual blood as the alternative source

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Obtaining stem cells from liposuction

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Stem cell education in India

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Gut-feel in decision making

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Hesitation among staff is an early warning sign of problem

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Effective use of natural light can help reduce energy costs

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On the company and its operations

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Role of stem cells (in Tamil)

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

R. Ranganathan

R. Ranganathan, President, Poison Free Producers Association, Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu
January 27, 1 pm




K. V. Rajkumar

K. V. Rajkumar, Sugarcane farmer, Polur, Thiruvannamalai District, Tamil Nadu
January 27, 1 pm




D. Bharani

D. Bharani, Sugarcane farmer, Kothangudi, Komal Post, Mayiladuthurai Taluk, Tamil Nadu
January 27, 1 pm



Saturday, January 24, 2009

Ashok Bala Rajanan

"People take any action in order to get pleasure or to avoid pain. It is important to convert what is painful into what benefit you get so that you are focused towards pleasure. For example, going to the dentist reminds people of pain. But if you can concentrate on the relief that you will get after the treatment, then going to the dentist is no more a painful business; it could even be pleasurable."

Ashok Bala Rajanan, Author, 'Mirror Your Mega Success Image' (http://www.powerextreeme.com/)
January 24, 1 pm





Lalitha Murali

Lalitha Murali, Tarot Reader (Indian cards) and Numerologist, Chennai (cosmicveda@yahoo.co.in)
January 24, 1 pm


How I got into Tarot reading

video

V. R. Chandramouli

"Stem cell therapy is bound to become the third pillar, along with surgery and pharma. With developments happening in all the components of stem cell chain - such as hospitals, research labs, and repositories - it is exciting to work in this challenging area."
V. R. Chandramouli, Managing Director, Cryo-Save (India) Pvt Ltd, Bangalore (http://www.cryo-save.com/)
January 24, 11 am




Friday, January 23, 2009

Vijay Govindarajan

Vijay Govindarajan, Professor at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, Professor in Residence and Chief Innovation Consultant at General Electric (www.vg-tuck.com)
January 23, 4 pm (Taj Conn)


Abdul Majeed

Abdul Majeed, Partner, Lovelock & Lewes, CAs, Chennai
January 23, 1 pm

M. Krishnamurthi

M. Krishnamurthi, Chief-Corporate Affairs, Vascon Engineers Ltd, Pune (http://www.vascon.com/)
January 23, 11 am




M. Krishnamurthi - Videos


About the company and expansion beyond Pune

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Ethics and eco-awareness in construction to build life-spaces rather than spaces to live

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What should customers consider before buying apartments

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Traditional construction practices can be integrated with modern methods

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Challenges that construction industry currently faces

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What is affordable housing


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Thursday, January 22, 2009

A.N. Raman - Videos


Ethics content in the profession should of paramount importance

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The UK model of regulating the quality of accounting profession

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Best practices in the oversight models from around the world

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Asian system of professional governance is proving to be inadequate


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Like corporate Boards, the Institute council should concentrate on strategy rather than keep busy with administrative problems

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New framework called Enterprise Governance in the place of corporate governance which has become a checklist exercise

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By and large, Audit Committees are not functioning independently enough to be effective

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Cost management, as a process, should be adopted all the time, not merely during slowdown

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When applying cost management principles, social considerations become relevant even in developed countries

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When applying cost management principles, social considerations become relevant even in developed countries

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Proper determination of segmental costs and revenues should be mandated for reporting

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Inventory valuation should be brought under Cost Accounting Standards to avert Satyam-type frauds

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Principles-based costing standards can be evolved for service sector

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Cost audit findings can be reported to Audit Committees and thus act as a check on financial audit

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Can shareholders gain further assurance from cost audit report excerpts which may be included in annual report

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Regulators have all along under-utilised the cost and management accounting profession

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Role of cost and management accountants for value creation and fraud detection

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Materials, design, processes can be the areas that offer cost reduction opportunities in manufacturing sector

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Building extra design specifications can be a deliberate business strategy

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Case studies are documented and shared in the area of quality, but not so much in cost

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Cost management in Government

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Board of Canada has issued costing standards for Government

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US has costing standards for suppliers to the Government

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Investor should assess the competence of enterprises, and the returns, segment-wise

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On the ICWAI syllabus

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Promoting the application of cost accounting principles in SMEs through the Technicians course

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CAT course getting attention in Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities, through our campaign in schools

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Engineering knowledge can help link up business process with the numbers


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Nammalwar's advice on waste elimination

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The unending pressure on the cost of entry-level products will cease when innovation kicks in

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