23 October, 2020

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Industrial Face Of Tamil Nadu

By S. Sivathasan

S. Sivathasan

S. Sivathasan

“Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider” – Francis Bacon

Among Prime States

To a fair degree the size of the economy will be conveyed by GDP data. Its composition will indicate both

health and direction. UNIDO has ranked Japan first in industrialization, China seventh and India 43rd. Indian industry is 17.6% of GDP. Industry in Tamil Nadu is 34% of state gdp. The impression immediately created is that in TN, industry surges ahead of that in India. It is so, having registered second rank in industrialization next only to Maharastra. This change in the profile and the quickening pace of growth have also made TN the most urbanized state.TN is also the second largest economy. The state’s wealth  gave the citizen a gdp per capita of Rs.72,993 in 2011/12. Comparative figures are Rs: 63,961 for Andhra, 60,458 for Gujarat and 59,763  for Karnataka – (source: Planning Commission of India)

Prelude

A survey of the industrial sector will indicate how TN came to this position. It was certainly not by sudden flight. Two millennia of intellectual tradition, premium value on education resulting in the establishment of Madras University in 1857, together with state wide growth in education and the development of human resources explain this wholesome phenomenon. Business culture given a fillip to in Coimbatore by the advent of Gujaratis too made its contribution. It may also be said that the diligent selection of industrial projects by the Tamil entrepreneurs, support extended by the British before independence, initiatives of TN government thereafter account for success. Never to be missed are commitment and work ethic of the workforce.

Daimler Light & Heavy Commercial Vehicle Factory at Oragadam

Daimler Light & Heavy Commercial Vehicle Factory at Oragadam

Capitalizing on these attributes, TN thinks large, attracts large investments and implements on a large scale. This is now policy and has become a conspicuous feature in the current century.

Power

Energy development for industrialization was a judicious priority. TN has 87%of India’s lignite deposits and installed capacity at Neyveli is 2490 MW to exploit this resource. Wind energy has 7134 MW of installed capacity though with interruptions to supply due to weather variations. In generation and supply, populism has overtaken rationality. Agriculture enjoying free electricity virtually ad lib, whatever the rigmarole to camouflage it, consumes 25% of supply. Ineptitude of those in governance at the centre and in the state of TN has evoked stunning pronouncements in delivery every year and staggering shortfalls in perpetuity. TN is continuing to loose new industrial investments and ruining her competitive edge. When matched against power development preceding industries in China, suffocation in TN and India is for sure. The recent announcement of linking the Southern grid is no guarantee.

Industrial Parks

Industrial Parks number 113 all over TN. Among the earliest is a large one in Hosur, on NH45 close to the border of Karnataka. It was established about 35 years ago, in the neglected district of Dharmapuri in the wake of naxalite eruptions in some of the adjoining states to the North. Concessions and incentives were liberal and they successfully attracted investments. The Park helping in generating wealth and employment has had a beneficial effect on social peace. The anchor project in the Park was Ashok Leyland truck factory. A second state of the art fully streamlined larger modern factory too is now in operation in the same Park. AL is the second largest factory in India supplying vehicles to all parts of India.

SEZ

A more modern version is now Special Economic Zones (SEZ) with inspiration drawn from Shen Zhen. They have each attracted investments in billions of rupees. In these Zones the most conspicuous field in the last two decades has been ICT industry. The largest and very modern one is Mahindra World City (MWC) at Maraimalainagar a modern city in the making. Mahindra Group a $ 16 billion company has established this zone with a state agency of TN. Over the last 11 years it has attracted several large investments including MNCs. A second industrial zone is now planned to be established in North Chennai by Mahindra at around Rs. 40 billion, spread across more than 500 acres.

Within MWC is Mahindra’s own Mahindra Research Valley (MRV) on 125 acres at a cost of Rs. 6 billion. It was opened in 2012 and is devoted to the company’s R&D operations. Engaging around 2500 engineers, testing and development projects are carried out here.

Japanese Township

Among one of the largest projects is an Integrated Township designed to attract multi-billion dollar investments. It is coming up in Tamil Nadu, called ONE HUB CHENNAI, 50 km to the south near Mamallapuram, on the IT Corridor. It is being developed on 1450 acres, comprising three zones: Industrial, Commercial and Residential. The last includes recreational as well, with a golf course on 150 acres. Institutional and social infrastructure too will be provided. Independent of this project, a great deal of supportive facilities have already been developed. Three Japanese Multi-National Companies are engaged in its development. Japan has her heaviest presence in TN, with 344 companies composing 30% of the number in India. Andhra Pradesh has 88 and Kerala 53.

Larger Factories

Quite early in the foray into industry, Tamil Nadu had caught the eye of foreigners as well as industrialists from within the state and the country. Among the larger production lines are: Automobiles, Electricals, Electronics, Glass, Tyres, Textiles and Leather Products.

Automobiles

India has emerged as the world’s 6th largest producer of cars and commercial vehicles. Chennai has evolved into the foremost producer of automobiles in India accounting for nearly 35% of the nation’s by revenue.

BMW Luxury Model Assembled At MWC Chennai

BMW Luxury Model Assembled At MWC Chennai

Hyundai, a flagship manufacturer from S. Korea has a total investment of $ 2.7 billion with a production capacity of 680,000 vehicles. Employing a trained workforce of 9,500 the firm  had a turnover of $ 5 billion in 2012. By October 2013, it had rolled out its 5 millionth car and had exported 1.9 million cars from its Chennai plant. Hyundai is the largest exporter of cars from India.

Ford with an investment of $ 2 billion, produces cars as well as extra engines for export. Renault-Nissan has an investment of Rs.45 billion for a production capacity of 400,000. Mitsubishi has its facility in  North Chennai. BMW’s facility for assembling passenger cars is at MWC.

Equipment and Machinery

The largest manufacturer of trucks and buses in TN is Ashok Leyland. It is the second largest in India and has facilities in Hosur and Chennai. Komatsu has a facility for earth moving equipment as well as for off road trucks. Daimler is the latest to open shop at Oragadam  with a production facility for trucks in the range of 7 – 49 tonnes. Trucks named ‘Bharat Benz’ are rolling out from Sept. 2012. With an investment of Rs. 44 billion, it is the third largest outside Germany. The complex on 400 acres has a test track of its own. Caterpillar makes earth moving equipment at its facility in Thiruvallur. Avadi has facilities for a wide range of military hardware including Main Battle Tanks (MBT). TAFE made in TN is the market leader in India for the farm tractor category.

Besides Chennai is Coimbatore as a magnet for several industries including household appliances, pumps, auto components, and textile machinery. This industrial centre has the oldest industrial culture and is reputed for developing and spreading its business acumen and culture.

Tyre Manufacture

In this segment, tyre manufacture holds an important place. Michelin ranking 2nd globally has production facilities in 18 countries and had a sales revenue of $ 28.4 billion in 2012. Enjoying AA+ rating as the only one among the first five in the world, it considered it fit to Select North Chennai in TN as the place for its Rs.40 billion factory, one of its largest outside France. The plant which started operations in 2013 will reach full production of 300,000 tyres in the current year. Other leading ones are Apollo and MRF.

Ashok Leyland Truck Factory At Hosur Tamil Nadu

Ashok Leyland Truck Factory At Hosur Tamil Nadu

It may be seen that clustered around Chennai is an array of industries, catering to the Indian and foreign markets. From sophisticated BMW to motor cycles with foreign collaboration and also bicycles are  Daimler trucks and MBTs.

Electricals

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) located at Trichi and Ranipet in TN contribute to BHEL India’s global play in the manufacture of electrical power equipment ranking as 7th in the world. For the year 2012/13

Trichi plant was poised to have a turnover of Rs. 170 billion and Ranipet Rs 51 billion.

Electronics

Nokia had established its factory in Chennai in 2006. It was the company’s largest production facility in the world. So far Nokia has invested $ 285 million. It has 8,000 employees of whom 70% are women. Its ancillary suppliers have 20,000 workers. Nokia Chennai has produced 800 million phones. Exports have been to the tune of Rs. 121 billion.

Electronics manufacturing has become a growing industry in Tamil Nadu. A massive leap is anticipated in demand for electronics goods and consumer electronics in India itself. Personal computers too will multiply its sales. Assessing this spurt in growth, many manufacturers like Flextronics, Motorola, Foxconn, Samsung, Sony- Ericsson, Cisco, Moser Baer and Dell have made Chennai their manufacturing hub for South Asia.

Sivakasi Village and Thiruppur

Sivakasi has lived up to Nehru’s description of ‘Kutty Japan’. The village reputed to enjoy 100% employment, produces 90% of India’s fireworks and 80% of her matches. She is leader in printing and produces over 60% of India’s offset printing. She is also the leader in printing calendars and diaries.

Nokia Factory At Sriperumpudur

Nokia Factory At Sriperumpudur

Thiruppur is a global producer of knitwear and apparel. It is the knitwear capital of India. In three decades, this village of 10 sq. mls. has grown into a city of 550,000 people along with a daily floating population of 150,000. Turnover is to the value of Rs. 220 billion of which exports are to the tune of Rs.120 billion. A work force of 350,000 earn it for the city.

Concluding Observation

Indices of a thriving economy and of a better life are many. Words and figures do not describe them fully. To one who has read a fair amount in Tamil and in later life a little more in English, perhaps a slightly deeper understanding comes about. The inclination and the opportunity to travel across Tamil Nadu on about 20 occasions and also to 7 other states, over 40 years certainly widened my horizons and enriched my experience.

DLF Techland at Ambattur Devoted To IT Office Space

DLF Techland at Ambattur Devoted To IT Office Space

Is reading necessary? To Bacon the fullness of man is realized that way. Even in the ‘Long March’, Mao Tse Tung engaged in reading. Stacks of books were carried for him. “A day is ill spent if I don’t read 70 pages” said he. Nehru was an avid reader. Prison meant much for him. Not all are so privileged. Travel is said to extend the frontiers of knowledge. Rajaji never left the shores of India. He was never deficient. Mao went abroad only once and that was after the revolution to Moscow. His historical sense was not diminished. But those not so well placed have to plod their way.

Those conversant with Tamil literature may find in it, the pages of history opening out. They see  growth, reaching the zenith then declining and later sinking into degradation. Yet there was renascence. Two millennia have seen two such. Poetry portrays the spirit and the mood even as writing reflects now. “Where wealth accumulates and men decay” seem great words from Goldsmith. They may explain the fate of our two golden ages.

If history is seen in geological ages, one can say that Tamil Nadu has gone past only a minute. Another half a minute will take her to the beginning of great times by 2050. What I am able to discern is the dross in us getting burnt out as the striving for a new order intensifies. Thereafter when some modernity is sprinkled, the ancient will sprout again with the potency lying dormant as of now. Herein I see the face of Tamil Nadu changing. Industrial face is but another perspective of the changing face.

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    Tamil Nadu becoming more civilised is good news to all. Hopefully this will stop the continuous stealing of Sri Lankan fish.

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      Vibhushana

      “Hopefully this will stop the continuous stealing of Sri Lankan fish.”

      How about Bronco branding all Sri Lankan fish in the ocean.

      That might stop pirates of the Sri Lankan sea from stealing Sri Lankan branded fish.

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        Good point, what exactly are Sri Lankan fish?

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        NV
        Now you cry for the TN fish thieves.

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      Hi Vibushana

      Who is stealing whose fish? Sinhala fishermen invading Eelam are stealing the lively hood belonging to the Tamil Eelavar.

      You talk of Tamilnadu becoming civilised but can you tell me when is your so-called Sinhala barbaric race is going to be civilised ? If you must know the war crimes tribunal is a good starting point to civilise your animal race otherwise known as the Lion race aka Sinhale.

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    why do we care unless you are writing about India . Tamilnatu is only a state its not a country ?

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      Abhaya

      “why do we care unless you are writing about India”.

      Whether you like it or notTamilnadu is part of India.

      You always have an option, don’t read.

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        may be . but i always have an opinion .

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          Abhaya

          “may be . but i always have an opinion”

          Its your freedom to have opinion however your opinions are the most bigoted ones.

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            you wouldnt know a bigot if you stood naked in front of a mirror .

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              Abhaya

              You will see a bigot if you stood in front of a mirror even when you are clothed.

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      He is a ethnic Tamil so he is proud of the achievements of Tamils. Rightly so. Sri Lankan Muslims are sometimes very proud of the achievements in the Arab world. Sometimes it is the minorities that go to extra lengths to highlight differences between them and the majority community. Do you think this adds to the misunderstandings between them?

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      Tamilnadu is not only a part of India, it is the State that is closest to us and we all Sri Lankans should be happy that at least a section of our population shares the culture of that industrious State and that will be to the advantage of all of us in the island!

      Sengodan. M

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      Thank ur stupid bhudha that tamil nadu is only state.the day it becomes seperate country it will overrun ur shitlanka within a day or two.srilankan army will never match our two southern dists…

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    Sivathasan should convey the good news of Tamil Nadu’s progress to Sri Lankan Tamils. Hopefully they will make their hazardous boat adventures to Tamil Nadu and not Australia. Will Tamil Nadu welcome Sri Lankan Tamils? I doubt it,even though they are coming home to their ancestral homeland.
    Sivathasan has listed many foreign owned assembly plants. No Indian enterprises among the famous brand names. Goes to show that India is incapable of producing indigenous industrial products. Is this what Siathasan calls progress? Good luck!

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      lalu

      “Will Tamil Nadu welcome Sri Lankan Tamils?”

      There are 150,000 from this island already living in Tamilnadu since 1983, thanks to the Sinhala/Buddhists.

      “Will Tamil Nadu welcome Sri Lankan Tamils?”

      The pertinent question should be do the Tamils of Tamilnadu know that Sinhalese are descendants of Tamils from Tamilnadu too.

      Once you convince them through genetic evidences they will welcome you as their own brothers.

      All Sinhalese and Tamils can go back to Tamilnadu which is their ancestral homeland and live there happily ever after.

      How do you propose to convince your Tamil brethren in Tamilnadu?

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        You must thank to JRJayawardene and Prabhakaran for the joint venture of 1983. Both of them were Malayalees.

        The 150,000 in Tamil nadu refugee camps are now the “maney making tools” for your LTTE supporting TN morons.

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        To Nasal Veddah,

        Made to live in refugee camps for 150,000 (your figure) in TN is not exactly a welcome. I have no intention to take on your suggestion of appeasing anyone in Tamil Nadu nor, do I believe Sinhalese are decendends from Tamil Nadu (or Veddahs.
        I am sure you appreciate that the Sinhalese government have provided your Veddah community with free health care and free education and lately a dual cab for your chief. I hope you are better equiped now to kick out some of your ghastly Veddah habits, and adhere to civilised norms, like paying attention to personal hygeine. Happy Hunting (bow and arrow style)!

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          lal

          “nor, do I believe Sinhalese are decendends from Tamil Nadu”

          You can believe in anything you want to however the scientific truth is that Sinhalese and Tamilnadu have close affinity to each other.

          Perhaps Sinhalese are the direct descendants of the first ape. By the way the first ape must have spoken Sinhala and practised Sinhala/Buddhism.

          ” I am sure you appreciate that the Sinhalese government have provided your Veddah community with free health care and free education and lately a dual cab for your chief.”

          You stupid Sinhala/Tamil squatters piled up in unpaid rent for more than 2500 years. You owe us trillions in today’s money worth for the use and abuse of our ancestral land and resources. We want none of the perks without which my people can survive as long as we have our land to ourselves.

          Just pack your bags and just leave. When you go back to your native India please take your Tamil brethren with you as compensation for the abuse of our land and people.

          We live in nature, we know how to live well.

          Read this article:

          Healthy life: Let’s learn from Veddahs

          by Dr. Prasanna Cooray
          The Island Health Editor

          http://www.island.lk/2009/03/19/features2.html

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        I know Sinhalese too are descendants of Tamils unlike stupid sinhalas who kill their own brother with the false myth of Aryanaisation.

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      TVS:TV Sundaram Iyengar and Sons is the holding company of the TVS Group; the founder was T. V. Sundaram Iyengar from “Thirukurungudi” ( expansion of first letter of his initials) village near Tirunelveli town, TamilNadu.

      TVS Group, with group revenue of more than USD 4 billion, is an automotive conglomerate company, specialized in manufacturing of two-wheeler, three-wheeler, auto-electricals components, high tensile fasteners, die casting products, brakes, wheels, tyres, axles, seating systems, fuel injection components, electronic and electrical components and many more.
      _________

      “Ashok Leyland Defence Systems” Limited is a newly floated company (floated on 18th March, 2008) by the Hinduja Group to consolidate the Group’s defence business. The Hinduja Group’s flagship company Ashok Leyland holds 26 percent in the newly formed Ashok Leyland Defence Systems (ALDS).

      Ashok Leyland Defence Systems currently offers end-to-end solutions around its Stallion vehicle platform to meet the logistical requirements of armed forces around the world. The defence vehicle solutions based on the various vehicle platforms include modular packages for driver training, vehicle maintenance, electronic publications and a fleet management system as a standard feature.
      Ashok Leyland
      Industry Automotive; Founded 1948
      Headquarters Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
      Area served India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh
      Products Automobiles, engines, commercial vehicles
      Revenue Increase INR133.59 billion (US$2.1 billion) (2012)
      Net income Increase INR56.5 billion (US$900 million) (2012)
      Employees 15,812 (2011)
      Parent Hinduja Group

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        Javi

        Good that you have elaborated like this. If you are familiar with this field, can you comment briefly on NaTRIP the auto testing facility in Oragadam, established by the CG in response to a request by the SG. It came about when the PM pledged it in 2006 to be executed as a world class facility. Operational from 2012, it is rated as among the best few in the world and earned more than Rs. 1 billion in the first year.

        I had thought out, but with technical details it was getting out of proportion to the article, so I dropped it.

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        unfortunately no Dravida morons in your list! I think those Dravidas are heavily involved in Kodam Pakkam in cine industry and brothel industry!

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      TN is progressing but that does not fix the problem India has with corruption and inequality.

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      Ofcourse India needs Western or Japanese help, same is true for all of South Asia and the MidEast.

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      You Proud Sinhalese cannot even make a yard of clothing on your own. Cannot even grow chillies, coriander, onion, and other spices! Still depend on them for their Tata buses and auto rickshaws, pots and pans, you will have nothing. Your ladies will have no silk sarees to wear. worst of all you guys don’t know when to open your mouth. There is saying that says “giving the baton and getting a thrashing” I know you guys are paid to defend your shameful government!! I feel sorry for you guys.

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      lal

      The Land of your fore fathers namely Poor Bangaladesh will have to come a long way before they join the comity of industrialised nations. you sinhalayas instead of Talking of other people must first learn to get rid of all your animal tendencies and learn some proper human behavior that is sufficient for the time being.Talk of any thing else is definitely far too much to comprehend for your barbaric Sinhala race now. you need another 5000 years before you Sinhala people reach the level of advancement of other Srilankans.

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      Hi lal

      Tell Namal Rajafuckse to stop forcibly taking the Poor Tamils to Australia and rip them off in the Mid sea.It is not a hazardous boat adventure but a mode by which the Current Sinhala govt is completing its ethnic genocide of the Tamils.Another war crime that needs to be looked at.

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      He mentioned..BHEL, Ashok leyland, NLC, TAFE, Mahindra,Apollo, MRF , Tirupur, and Sivakasi. Please read the article full and comment.

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    30 yrs ago it was a joke in Sri Lanka that if you throw a stone in India it would hit a graduate. This was said in a state of disdain for the quality of Indian education at that time. Since then the policy of education in India has certailnly paid dividends, Indian graduates are some of the most sought after in the world and they are contributing immensely towards the development of their country.

    The lesson we have to learn is that investment in education and human capital is the main factor that will lead to the development of the country. It takes decades to educate a person and thats why it takes time to have an impact. Unfortunately we continue to experiment with our educational system while other countries have forged ahead.

    Making quick bucks through casinos and tourism will not help us in the long run. There is no substitute for a solid grounding in Science and Technology.

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      Tourism, Casinos and knowledge doesn’t have to be contradictory. Knowledge based industries should be our aim but having tourism or casinos doesn’t negate any knowledge based industries.

      Are you against casinos just for the sake of been opposed to anything the government does?

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      The reason Indian graduates are successfull overseas is because there is soo many of them. Indian education 9like Chinese and MidEastern education) is based on rote memorization ,it does not foster creativity and inventive thinking that Western education does.

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    With due respect to your adulation of TN I have a very pertinent question as to why with all the brain and brawn TM spawned it is still mired in caste discrimination, abject poverty, corruption and slavery of women?

    And why India is fast superceding that of Africa and Thailand in sexually transmitted diseases including AIDS? And why women still are subservient to the point they are trafficked to ageing lotharios from Nepal and neighbouring countries in marriage for a few thousand rupees?

    Hinduism and Asian culture are restraining progress in the 21st century and the victims are women notwithstanding the fact Indians are dominating NASA and MIT or it is testing Agni missiles and entering the nuclear rat race on par with the West.

    Let us not live in fool’s paradise and the sooner we come to terms with the fact India is backward in its attitude towards women and tied to blind religious beliefs the better it would be for India to liberate its poor who comprise a great majority.

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      Well said Pearl. A country with millions of child slaves and tens of thousands of abused women cannot be called civilized.

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      Oh yeah!
      Now you tell Hinduism is a problem. What about Christianity? Most of the African nations with AIDS are Christians.

      What about Bank robberies and child catching of Tamil Catholic Church? Catholic/Christian churches are doing a liberation for the past 500 years with their robbery, murder techniques to liberate Hindus. Did they liberate?

      Why cant you write something about the Tamil girls who were kidnapped by LTTE and raped and killed? Catholic brothers and fathers were enjoying those girls with the LTTE criminals.

      Catholic Church is the loot keeper of LTTE. Do you have any doubt?

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      India was/is screwed by Hinduism and superstitions. The sooner the masses ditch religion the better chance of India finally moving forward. As it is the Indian elites are callous and determined to keep the masses mired in poverty and violence. Same is true for Sri Lanka, Bangladesh , Nepal and Pakistan.

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      Pearl,

      Most of your comments are on the mark.

      However, your example is completely incorrect
      And why women still are subservient to the point they are trafficked to ageing lotharios from Nepal and neighbouring countries in marriage for a few thousand rupees?

      It is Nepalese women who are trafficked into India.

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      Pearl, you need to rethink your anti Hinduism. Look at the Roman Catholic church instead. It forments discord in North Sri Lanka, in East Timor, in Burma etc. It has child sex abusers for its priests which led to the sudden resignation of its Pope. It is a backward religion that is not in tune with the Gospels, unlike Protestant Christianity. It fosters idolatry with its worship of a myriad saints and Mary. Frankly, its a money making enterprise. Even in Europe – its is those with a Catholic background that lag when compared to the Protestant north – the PIGS – Portugal, Ireland, Greece (not Catholic) and Spain -all in financial throes.

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      Ms Thevanayagam is an obdurate fanatic. She should know that christianity is in terminal decline in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. christians now account for just 59% of the population of England and Wales. christians account for just 61% of the population of Australia. Just 53.6% reported in New Zealand that they were Christian. Look at the census in each of these places. Church attendance is also at an all time low in France, Scandinavia, Finland, Italy etc

      Africa rejected its traditional beliefs in the 1980s due to Pope John Paul 2 evangelism and with it came genocide in Rwanda, tribal wars, HIV/AIDS etc. There was a breakdown of the centuries old social fabric. The church participated in the Rwandan genocide which explains the sudden growth in Islam there. People are fed up with the preposterous idea that jesus is god. The church helped convicted Nazi war criminals escape Germany in 1945 to South America. The church looked the other way as Jews were slaughtered in Poland and Serbs were slaughtered by Croats! christianity is hardly edifying.

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    Chennai is the AIDS capital of India. So, Sivathasan knows what is the “industry” thriving in Tamil Nadu!

    LTTE Bank notes were also printed in Sivakasi!

    A state practice daily power cuts cannot thrive but refuse the electricity to farmers and others.

    Sivathasan wasted much time to learn about TN but he has no idea why TN fishermen are stealing fish from Sri lankan waters.

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    Good, we have nothing lose and all to gain by a rising India. But if you take the last few years India has been stagnating with low growth and high inflation. Hopefully Modi would be able to shake things up.

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    Tamils should go back to Tamil Nadu.

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      Hi Fathima Pandi

      you must go back to your lunatic asylum.Get the hell out of hear at once.

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    When are you going to write about the 114 Sri lanka Tamil refugee camps across Tamil nadu?

    Rape and theft are usual industrial out put from those camps. In a camp near Madurai a police constable from the Q Branch run a brothel within the camp. How is that industry?

    Try to know the conditions of those refugees. You will be chased out if you try to enter a refugee camp! So, dont cry for the Tamil nadu like a fool!

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    Fathima,

    Time for you to apply for a Maids Job in the middle east. If you cannot get there perhaps Tamil Nadu would be an alternative soon.

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    Comments

    If the Industrial Face in this article and the Changing Face in the previous one were so much as read, comments to make sense to the readership would have been made.

    They seem to have been looked at merely to contradict and to confute.

    The space of CT has been used only to express long entrenched prejudices and notions rendered archaic by TN progress.

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      [Edited out] Sivathas!
      Why should Sri lanakns worry or happy about the progress or other damn things about Tamil nadu?

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      The cause is nothing but jealousy!

      Sengodan. M

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    Poverty Line in Tamil Nadu is IR 950 a month.

    There are 9 Million out of the 60 Million population who are living under the poverty line.

    Muslims inhabitants are 15% of this total , which amounts 9 million .

    According to the Nadu lovers it is all cool there…

    What will happen to these poor souls is what the thinking people must be worried about,after the Election.

    Even usually cool PM Manmohan said it is going to be a disaster if a person who supervised the killing of thousands of fellow Muslim inhabitant as the CM becomes the next PM. .

    And Ms Jayalalitha and Mr Karunanidhi both are working in tandem to elect him as the next PM.

    What more is better to fool the poor Naduans than the current anti Srilankan propaganda?.

    Hopefully Muslim Naduans at least will not fall prey to help the butcher from Gujarat to become the PM.

    Srilankan is the closest destination for least temp refuge if the Hinduvastas turn nasty after the Election.

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      Sumanasekara modaya

      Get your facts right first. Muslim population of Tamilnadu is only 5% and not 15%. The Muslims will make up 15% in Srilanka soon.

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    Indutrialised NE of Sri Lanka
    The NE of Sri Lanka (Eelam) have all the boxes ticked to become an Indutrialsied country.
    Well educated highly intelligent and hard working people
    Potential Infrastructure for Road, rail, Sea and air logistical transport
    Foreign companies eager to invets.

    Sinhal people are going to NE to marvel at the LTTE ingenuity in building boards, sub marines, trucks and even planes that can carry bombs fly all the way to Colombo without lights and
    fly back undetetced
    ofcourse they are not the latest technologies but what they have achieved with limited resource shows the potential of these young Tamils.
    NE could become Singapore or Malaysia or Small Scale China. Insted of dumping money in Hambantota on white elephant projects, the regime should invet in high tech projects in NE. The whole country will reap the benefits

    But lets waste our energy arguing about BBS and halal meat

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    S.Sivathasan

    “The space of CT has been used only to express long entrenched prejudices and notions rendered archaic by TN progress.”

    What else do you expect from two stupid peoples?

    My Elders tell me intellectual intercourse and Tamils don’t mix.

    They also tell me intellectual intercourse and Sinhalese don’t mix.

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    Dear Native Vedha, sad to see your mental state turning to intercourse. Pls contact Fathima Fukashima. She may be able to help.

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      Fart Fucku is a Bloke or at best a enuch he ain’t a woman.

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    Kiri Yaka

    “Pls contact Fathima Fukashima. She may be able to help”

    Leave me out of it.

    FYI

    When two people engage in conversation, the flow of words between them closely resembles the series of actions one goes through during the act of sex. This is called intellectual intercourse.

    The preface of a conversation (i.e. “Hello, how are you? How was your day?” or even something as simple as, “Hello, my name is…”) is verbal foreplay, preparing to engage in conversation by familiarizing oneself with the other person.

    The discussion itself is the act of intercourse: stroking the partner’s ego, taking enjoyment in the topic as it is discussed, or simply enjoying the company of the other and listening to them speak.

    When one discovers some new information on a topic, or simply reaches the point in which the persons have an agreement, this is the climax, the intellectual orgasm.

    A conversation dealing with more than two people is an intellectual orgy, in which a person can become acquainted with many different ideas from many different minds. This is often seen in class discussion or while hanging out with numerous friends.

    Like sexual intercourse, intellectual intercourse has a solitary side, for those who are too anti-social to converse with other humans. Video games, reading, and other solitary activities are forms of mental masturbation, the act of stimulating oneself through means other than conversation.

    http://everything2.com/title/Intellectual+intercourse

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    P.S.

    Today it is reported that on Feb. 4th, Datsun Go would begin production at its Renault-Nissan Oragadam plant near Chennai. This marks the entry of another internationally known model to the production line of Tamil Nadu.

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