This week Mr.Arun Mahizhnan from Singapore, who is the Deputy Director in Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) Singapore was in town. I know Arun for more than a decade now, initially through various online Tamil IT initiatives and during his superb stint as Founding Member & Executive Director of INFITT – in which I got to serve as its Chairman two years back. In South East Asia Arun needs no introduction, he is a thorough professional & I have learnt quite a few on planning & execution just by observing him from close quarters.

Yesterday morning Arun had arranged to meet up for breakfast with 2 Tamil IT pioneers – Writer Mr.Maalan (Editor of Puthiya Thalaimurai) and Mr.P.Chellappan (Director, Palaniappa Brothers). The conversation was quite informative & stimulating for me as I had the benefit of listening & participating.

Venkatarangan, Maalan, Arun Mahizhnan, Chellappan

During the breakfast Maalan invited us to visit Puthiya Thalaimurai’s studio in Ekkaduthangal and we made the visit today. Maalan spared time to show us around, they have setup a modern & state-of-art virtual studio, impressive – no doubt they have been rated as a top Tamil News Channel in just few months of their launch.

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