Thursday, August 17, 2017

Apex Frozen Foods IPO to launch on 22 August

The Apex Frozen Foods IPO will see a fresh issue of 7.25 million shares at a price band of Rs171-175 apiece

Mumbai: Aquaculture company Apex Frozen Foods Ltd Wednesday said it will open its initial public offering (IPO) on 22 August.

At the upper end of its price band of Rs171-175, the share sale will be worth approximately Rs152 crore. The IPO will close on 24 August.

The IPO will see a fresh issue of 7.25 million shares, which at the upper end of the price band will fetch the company approximately Rs126 crore. The proceeds will be used to set up a new shrimp processing unit with a capacity of around 20,000 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) in Andhra Pradesh.

Karuturi Satyanarayana Murthy, chairman of the company, will sell 1.45 million shares in an offer for sale. At the upper end of the price band, the share sale will fetch the promoter Rs25 crore.

Karvy Investor Services Ltd is managing the share sale.

Apex, established in 1997, is an integrated producer and exporter of shelf stable and ready-to-cook products to a diversified customer base consisting of food companies, retail chains, restaurants, club stores and distributors across the US, UK and European countries. The company sells aquaculture products under three brands, namely, Bay Fresh, Bay Harvest and Bay Premium.

“We are a hundred percent export-oriented company, with the US accounting for 82%, and the UK and European countries accounting for 17.8% of the total sales,” said Karuturi Subrahmanya Chowdary, executive director, Apex.

According to the management, the company’s total revenue has grown from around Rs255 crore in fiscal 2013 to Rs710 crore in fiscal 2017, at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 29%. The company’s net profit has increased from Rs9 crore in fiscal 2013 to Rs24 crore in fiscal 2017, at a CAGR of 26%.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Saketh Myneni return in India's Davis Cup Squad

Top singles player Yuki Bhambri has returned to the Indian Davis Cup team together with Saketh Myneni. However, the competent Leander Paes has been chucked out from the squad for the tie against Canada next month.

Both Bhambri, who in recent times triumphed over world number 22 Gael Monfils, and Myneni were not able to be present in the Uzbekistan tie in Bengaluru as a result of their respective injuries. Other than Bhambri and Myneni, Ramkumar Ramanathan and Rohan Bopanna have been retained in the squad which is going to be captained by Mahesh Bhupathi.


The reserves slots were filled by Prajnesh Gunneswaran and N Sriram Balaji.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Pentela Harikrishna finishes 3rd in the Biel Chess Festival

Biel Chess Festival: Pentela Harikrishna's 3rd place finish no mean feat, but errors at crucial moments still a bane


The Grand Master tournament of the Biel Chess Festival featured an eclectic field of participants in its Golden Jubilee edition. In the mix were names like the Czech number one, David Navara; former FIDE world champion, Ruslan Ponomariov; and world’s highest rated woman player, Hou Yifan. India’s frontman at the event was the Guntur-born Grand Master, Pentala Harikrishna.

Harikrishna had put up a reasonably good show in his last tournament, the Geneva Grand Prix, only to falter at the later stages. In Biel too, he did not fail to impress. The Indian ace was on an unbeaten run, having won three and drawn five of his eight games, and was leading the tournament with Hou Yifan after the penultimate round.

However, just like in Geneva, Harikrishna fumbled at a crucial moment in the tournament and missed out on winning the title prize. In the final round, he failed yet again to convert his tournament lead into a title prize as he blundered right out of the opening and suffered his only loss of the tournament against Etienne Bacrot.

When the curtain rose, Harikrishna was seen struggling against much lower rated opposition. In the first two rounds, he drew against two lower rated opponents - Rafael Vaganian and Nico Georgidias. It was not the best of starts, but Harikrishna compensated for it with a brilliant game in the third round against Alexander Morozevich. The latter is known to be one of the most original thinkers in the modern era of chess. Even the greats of the game have great respect for him. To match such a player in calculation and complicated moves was a great effort by Harikrishna. Although the game ended in a draw, one could already sense that Harikrishna was coming back in form. After the game, the tournament’s official commentator, Grand Master Daniel King said, “Although Harikrishna has had three draws so far, if he shows that kind of calculating form, I think we could be seeing him storming through in the tournament.”

And boy, was he right! In his very next game, Harikrishna demolished the Norwegian International Master Noel Studer in round four and Hou Yifan in the sixth round. This was Hou’s only loss of the tournament. With a win in the penultimate round against Ponomariov, Harikrishna made sure that he had a shot at the title and was leading the tournament with Hou going into the final round.

The stage was set. This was Harikrishna’s chance to not only win the title but also finish with an undefeated score at such a high profile tournament. He was paired against the Frenchman, Bacrot. Harikrishna had white pieces. He put faith in the Italian System yet again. Of course, it is a strong opening and white generally gets a small but stable advantage by playing it.

More importantly, Harikrishna had played this opening before on several occasions. Maybe it just wasn’t Harikrishna’s day. Right after the opening phase of the game was over, on move 21, he made an inexplicable blunder and lost his game. On the other hand, his rival, Hou, made the most of her opponent’s inaccuracies and won her game in style and became the champion of Biel Chess 2017. Harikrishna’s opponent, Bacrot, who was a point behind him before the round, also jumped past Harikrishna by half-a-point and took the second place while the Indian ace had to be content with the third place.

Third place is by no means a bad result. But given that he had the chance to grab the title; it is unfortunate that Harikrishna had to miss out on winning such a prestigious event. While beating Levon Aronian was sheer genius in the Geneva Grand Prix, losing to Li Chao only shows that Harikrishna is still unable to provide a clean and flawless tournament.

Within less than a month’s time, he will be playing at the Chess World Cup in Tbilisi, Georgia where players like Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand have confirmed their entries. With his performances in Geneva and Biel, Harikrishna has more than proved his capability to take on the best in the world. But it is also seen that he can falter at crucial moments.

Harikrishna currently has a rating of 2741 and is ranked 22 in the world. In December 2016, he had reached a career high Elo of 2770 and was world number eleven. Since the last eight months, he has lost 30 Elo points. Losing and gaining Elo is quite common in chess, however, 30 Elo points is a significant amount of rating and the very fact that Harikrishna has not been able to maintain his Elo at the 2770 mark shows that he is yet to stabilise among the world's top ten.

The natural question on the mind of every Indian chess fan is whether Harikrishna can ever take the spot of Anand as the best Indian chess player. Age is on his side. Harikrishna is 31 years old while Anand will turn 48 this December. However, the consistency is still missing in Harikrishna’s game. Currently he is going through the phase of gaining exposure of playing against the best players in the world regularly. The India number two has just played 20 games against 2800+ opponents in his career. Compare this to Anand who has played well over 200 duels against the best in the world, and the difference between the two becomes clear.

If Harikrishna keeps getting regular invitations to the top tournaments, and he keeps weeding out errors from his game, there is absolutely no reason why he shouldn’t be giving the Carlsens, Aronians, and Fabiano Caruanas a run for their money. For many players who are stuck in the 2680-2700 zone, Harikrishna is an inspiration. The way he jumped from 2700 to 2770 and broke into top ten of the player rankings is displays his genius. We only have to now see whether he can take the final leap of breaking into the 2800 Elo zone. It’s not going to be easy, but one can be sure that Harikrishna has it in him to push his limits.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

International award for Chukkapalli's CSR initiative

Hyderabad based Phoenix Group’s ‘Vaikunta Mahaprasthanam’ received the ‘Smart CSR Initiative’ Award at the CMO Asia Awards 2017 recently. The ceremony was held in Singapore in which Nilesh Jani, director received the award from Ned Mody, MD of Berkshire Hathaway’s Berkadia Group.

The Smart City initiative is Asia’s highest recognition of corporate organisations engaged in CSR activities from amongst 40 countries within Asia.

“Vaikunta Mahaprasthanam" is a CSR initiative of upgrading and modernising crematoria, which is inspired by the central government’s “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan”. Phoenix Foundation conceived and has implemented number of such initiatives and is now committed to do more across India,” said a statement from the organisation.

Suresh Chukkapalli – Chairman of Phoenix Group said, “This prestigious award is another testimonial to our aspirations and continuing commitment to give back to the society.It is our mission to provide dignity to the departed souls and solace to their loved ones in the time of grief by ensuring peaceful and decent cremation services.

“I want to thank GHMC and the public for their patronage and unequivocal support. This encourages us to do more good work,” he said. Chukkapalli urged corporate houses, city planners, architects, governments of other States and municipal bodies to come forward and take up this mission in their respective regions.

Sravya Kalyanapu wins People's Choice Award in Miss World Canada Pageant

Sravya Kalyanapu was well represented at the Miss World Canada Pageant.

Miss Northern Alberta, Srayva Kalyanapu, finished in the top 15 of the competition.

This was her first national pageant as she entered hoping to come in the top 20, never expecting to top her expectation.

Kalyanapu tells Mix News the whole experience was “unexpected”, “adventurous,” and exhausting.

“It was a lot of work, there was a lot of days where we do almost 16 hours of walking around but it was really fun meeting all the girls.”

The pagaent featured over 50 women from across Canada.

Besides finishing in the top 15, Sravya Kalyanapu was also presented with the People’s Choice Award, given to the contestant the public believed would best represent Canada on the international stage.

“I felt very honoured, grateful and very, very thankful that all these people voted for me, very happy, surprised, but happy.”

However, she notes this award made her overall finish a little disappointing.

“I thought this would be a great platform to talk about my views, my opinions, bring light on important issues like education so I was a little disappointed I didn’t have the opportunity to use that platform to spread my message out.”

Kalyanapu is currently an engineering student at the University of Alberta. She plans on taking a break from the pageant lifestyle to focus on her studies.


“We are so, so fortunate to live in a nation like Canada where women have all these amazing opportunities to build ourselves an amazing future.”

Monday, August 7, 2017

Kamma men and women All India Tennis rankings

Men’s Singles rankings
Sriram Balaji – 4
Saketh Myneni – 7

Rithvik Chowdary Bollipalli – 3 (Under -16)
Rithvik Chowdary Bollipalli – 7 (Under -18)

Women’s Singles rankings
Pranjala Yadlapalli - 7
Rishika Sunkara - 15

Venkaiah Naidu elected 13th Vice-President of India

Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu became the 13th Vice President of India. While Naidu secured 516 votes in his favour, Gandhi managed to get only 244 votes.

NDA nominee and former Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu was elected as the 13th Vice President of India after comfortably defeating Opposition candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi in the Vice-Presidential election on Saturday. While Naidu secured 516 votes in his favour, Gandhi managed to get only 244 votes. Reflecting on his thumping win, Naidu said, “I am very humbled. I am also thankful to the Prime Minister and all party leaders for their support.”

Over 98 percent voting was recorded in the vice-presidential election. 771 out of 785 MPs have voted in the election, however 11 votes were found to be invalid, said Assistant returning officer Mukul Pandey.

“Coming from an agricultural background, I never imagined I would be here. Agriculture has no proper voice in Indian polity,” India’s vice president-elect said after being elected. “I will seek to utilise the vice presidential institution to strengthen the hands of the president and secondly uphold the dignity of the Upper House,” Venkaiah Naidu added.

N.SRIRAM BALAJI CLINCHES CHENGDU CHALLENGER DOUBLES TITLE

$125,000 Challenger men, Chengdu, China in the doubles final N Sriram Balaji & Vishnu Vardhan bt Cheng-Peng Hsieh & Hsien-Yin Peng (Tpe) 6-3, 6-4.

Another title for Bala-Vishnu on Challenger level after the Fergana ATP Challenger in addition to the six ITF Futures they won this season

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Pranjala Yadlapalli emerge runner-up in ITF tennis tournament

Yadlapalli Pranjala and partner Momkoonthod of Thailand emerged runners-up in the doubles section after suffering a 0-6, 6-7 (5-7) loss at the hand s of local duo of Gamulya Beatrice and Rompies Jessy in the summit clash of the ITF Women’s $15000 Nonthaburi tennis tournament at the National Tennis Development Center (LTAT), Pak-Kred district in Nonthaburi, Thailand on Friday.

Meanwhile in the in the singles category semi finals it turned out to be a disappointing outing for Pranjala Yadlapalli  as went down to second seed to Kaji Haruka of Japan 3-6, 3-6.


Friday, August 4, 2017

Jairam Varadaraj on making ELGi Equipment world No 2


With his eyes on the Indian air compressor market, managing director of India’s leading air compressor manufacturer, ELGi Equipments, talks about making his company world number two. In a conversation with Sushila Ravindranath, he discusses the company’s expansion plan and adapting the business to digital era and Internet of Things.

Jairam Varadaraj, managing director, Coimbatore-based ELGi Equipments, India’s leading air compressor manufacturer, wants to make his company world number two in the global market by 2027. He hopes to achieve a revenue of $1-billion in the next five years to do that. The current turnover is $238 million. The company has undergone a new brand identity with a new logo and colour scheme for its entire product range, which was unveiled a few weeks ago. The new colours are red and black, replacing the old orange and grey. “Red stands for performance, passion and energy. Black is bold and helps establish a clear brand world,”

Varadaraj says.

ELGi Equipments was established in 1960 as an air compressor and garage equipment manufacturing company. Over the years, the company has grown its product portfolio to suit changing market requirements.

Today, ELGi Equipments is a multi-product, multi-market enterprise that provides total compressed air solutions in all segments and automotive service equipment for garages. It has three manufacturing units, all three located abroad, business presence across more than 70 countries, and direct presence in 18 countries. It makes more than 400 compressed air systems and employs 1,200 people.

Varadaraj is visiting Chennai and has had a series of meetings, promoting the new logo among other things, in Crown Plaza. We meet for coffee and sandwiches at the Cappuccino, the hotel’s coffee shop late afternoon. We ask for strong south Indian coffee to start with. I ask him where his company stands in the global rankings now. “We are number 7,” he says. “50% of our sales come from outside the country. Local business after the slowdown is showing signs of recovery. Large projects seem dead, but incremental investments are taking place. There was the shock of demonetisation. Everybody paused. Now there is GST. We have moved from one complicated tax regime to another. We don’t know how it will be tamed. There are disconnects. Are we ready in a real sense? There are gaps in so many good schemes. We are an incomplete nation. In spite, we can muddle along being a strong Indian company.”

Our coffee arrives. We ask for assorted sandwiches. Varadaraj explains what global leadership means to him. “To become a global leader is a different ball game. You have to acquire enterprise leadership as the Japanese did in the 1970’s and the South Koreans in the 1980’s and 1990’s. It takes time to become an enterprise leader. You have to have enormous perseverance. You need your leaders to be sitting in the countries you are establishing your business.”

In every country Toyota operates, the top man is Japanese. So it is with South Korean Hyundai. Perseverance requires big investment. When I was working on my PhD at the University of Michigan, many of the South Korean MBA students, who were there that time, came to India later to set up new companies.”

As our sandwiches arrive Varadaraj tells me that India has not really built a global company yet. “Global scale is different from being global. We have to decide whether we are strategic investors or portfolio investors. We really don’t have that kind of thinking in India. The company that has become closest to becoming global is M&M. I feel happy when I see their tractors on the fields when I travel in the US.”

Why is Varadaraj confident of ELGi Equipments becoming number two in the world? He tells me that the company has been working towards it. “We are not a known brand. ‘Made in India’ does not exactly take you places. We can’t capture markets by price alone. There has to be a value proposition that is superior. We need to provide quality which is better than others. The warranty on our machines is the best. We back up our warranty with good quality proposals. Then comes service. The service you provide signals permanency. You can’t sell a machine and disappear. You also have to look at being technologically the best. That gives you the right to win.”

Air compressors have to go through discontinuous innovations. These cause a paradigm shift in the technology and the market structure of an industry. It is a new technology applied to solve an existing need in a new way. “We are developing oil free compressors for different applications. In the customer’s mind this looks like an expensive product.

We connect the dots; develop an oil free compressor for which you do not have to pay more. Air compressors account for 10% of energy consumed in the world. We are working on reducing that”.
ELGi Equipments is investing in breakthrough technologies. “Some of the products are two years away, but solid. Information Technology is morphing at a very fast pace.

We are working at adapting ourselves at the same speed to digital technology, Internet of Things. We won’t be left behind. There is ample opportunity to partner with specialist companies.

Varadaraj’s major worry is about the availability of skills. “We can create the processes, but how can we create people. This is a source of concern. Research and education institutions are regressing in our country. We don’t invest in teachers. We are relying on the native intelligence of our youngsters to excel. I send  people out to get training. We conduct a lot of internal programmes. We are putting a lot of building blocks together”.

We are being served some tempting tiny pastries. I pick up a black chocolate cake and ask him why he needs to re-launch his brand. Air compressor is a utility in a factory like electricity. Literally, every factory need needs compressed air, and therefore a compressor.

Do they require brand building? Varadaraj answers. “We are a business to business brand. Conventional brand building methods are not relevant to us. Brand is built by the customer’s experience. Visual representation of the brand provides familiarisation. We have just launched a visual experience.”

The company has just created a branding project with an emotional dimension which also reflects the company’s competence.” We are experts in air. Can we make the national flag fly all the time in Delhi’s Connaught Place?

Even the White House flag does not fly all the time. Can you imagine the Indian flag flying doing that at the Wagah border? We have made the flag fly in our factory with low energy sustainable compressor. We are converting that technology to fit into any flag pole.


As Varadaraj is finishing his coffee, I ask him why he will not think of diversifying. “Indian air compressor market is worth $600 million and the global $15 billion. Both are growing fast. Why would we focus on anything else?”

Dr. Rao VSV Vadlamudi elected president of Commonwealth Pharmacists Association

Dr. Rao VSV Vadlamudi, president, Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA), has been elected as president of Commonwealth Pharmacists Association (CPA) for the year 2017 – 19 at CPA Conference held at Hyatt Regency, Sydney, Australia from July 28 – 30, 2017. 

He is the second Indian professional to be elected as CPA president after a gap of 30 years. The first CPA President from India was late Dr. J.N. Banerjee during the period 1982 – 1987. The UK-based CPA is an organization of Commonwealth professional pharmaceutical bodies and individual members with an objective to empowering pharmacists to improve health and well being throughout the Commonwealth.

Dr Vadlamudi has been President of IPA, from 2014 and will continue till 2018.  During this period, he ably led the Association in organizing hugely successful international and national events including the 61st International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF) World Congress in 2015. During this period, he also initiated advocacy exercises with the Indian government, pushing forth policy inputs and documents, furthering the cause of pharmacists and pharmacy profession in the country. 

Under his tutelage, in December 2016, IPA went on to organize another hugely successful mega event, the Indian Pharmaceutical Congress (IPC) that witnessed participation of over 10,000 national and international delegates. His active partnering with leaders of international organizations like FIP, FAPA and WHPA has helped him espouse some of the raging health care issues including tackling Antimicrobial Resistance and Campaign against Drug Counterfeiting globally. An academician and an eminent scientist with impeccable knowledge base, Dr. Rao Vadlamudi has also had a stint with the industry where he has led senior scientists for drug discovery programs in companies like Hoechst India Ltd (Sanofi) and Nektar Therapeutics India Limited.

Arjuna awards for Saketh Myneni and Jyoti Surekha Vennam


There was good news for Andhra Pradesh as tennis player Saketh Myneni and archer Jyoti Surekha Vennam made the Arjuna Awards list that comprises 17 sportspersons. Saketh is currently ranked World No.438 and is playing at an ATP Challenger Tour event in China.

The 29-year-old was born in Vuyyuru town in Krishna district but grew up in Vizag. On the other hand, 20-year-old Surekha has represented India in many national and international events across the world. Her father Surendra was understandably overjoyed. “My daughter has made our family and the city proud,” he said in Vijayawada.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

List of Kamma IAS officers updated (79)

Kamma IAS officers (Past and Present)

1. Velagapudi Ramakrishna - ICS
2. Srinivasan (Father of Ex.Minister Y.Sita Devi) - ICS
3. Narne Venkataswamy Naidu
4. Padmasri Challagulla Narasimham
5. V. Adiseshayya
6. Mothukuri Kotaiah
7. Kanumilli Subba Rao
8. B.N.Yugandhar
9. Paidi Lakshmi Sanjeeva Reddi
10. Polavaram Vanamali
11. Tummala Ramamohana Rao
12. Nagabhairava Jayaprakash Narayan
13. Muddana Sambasiva rao
14. A.Vanajakshi
15. Kantipudi Padmanabhaiah
16. Dandamudi Venkata Rayudu
17. Mikkilineni Vinayaka Rao
18. Kaja Rathna Kishore
19. Kamineni suryanarayana
20. Movva Tirumala Krishna Babu
21. Kakarla Usha
22. Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar
23. Patibandla Ashok Babu
24. Katamaneni Bhaskar
25. Muddana Ravichandra
26. Mukkamala.G.Gopal
27. Bollineni Rajagopal Naidu
28. Ganta Ramesh Kumar
30. Adusumilli Rajmouli
31. Jujjuvarapu Balaji
32. Kakumanu Sivaprasad
33. Ravella Vineel Krishna
34. Maddineni Tulasi
35. Vemuri.Usha Rani
36. G.Sai Prasad
37. Gogineni Latha Krishna Rao
38. Gogineni Krishna Rao
39. T.M.Vijaya Bhaskar
40. K.Damayanthi
41. J.Sudha Rani
42. M.Subrahmanyam
43. Suryadevara R.Rao
44. P.Raghavendra Rao
45. Atluri Koteswara Rao
46. S Pradeep Kumar Naidu
47. Ancha Ayyeswara Rao
48. Dr.Dondapati Sambasiva Rao
49. Velamati Meenakshi Manohara Prasad
50. K.Lakshminarayana
51. Adapa Karthik (All India Topper 2007)
52. J.Satyanarayana
53. D.Ramaiah
54. Haribandi Venugopal
55. Gudipudi Srinivasa Rao
56. Sakhamuri Chandrasekhar
57. Kolasani Subbaiah Chowdary
58. Jaikar Jorum (Karnataka)
59. Dr.P.Umanath (Tamilnadu)
60. S.Ramakrishnan (Tamilnadu)
61. S.Lakshminaryanan (Tamilnadu)
62. Varadarajan (Tamilnadu)
63. V.K.Subburaj (Tamilnadu)
64. M.Raja Ram (Tamilnadu)
65. P.Vasavi (Tamilnadu)
66. J.Radhakrishnan (Tamilnadu)
67. R.Varadarajulu (Tamilnadu)
68. Dr B. V. R. C. Purushotham. (Tamilnadu)
69. Nammalvar (Tamilnadu)
70. M. Ramaswamy (Tamilnadu)
71. Dr.B.Chandramouli (Tamilnadu)
72. Malepati Pawan Kumar
73. Cherukuri Sridhar
74. Vasireddi Vijaya Jyothsna (Karnataka cader)
75. K.V.Ramana (Collector - Kadapa)
78. Gowtham Potru
79. Lakshmi Bhavya Tanneru

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Ravi Adusumalli - India’s most-successful tech investor you haven’t heard of

Securing the single-largest investment cheque in India’s digital landscape — for $1.4 billion — called for a celebration. It may have been too early yet for Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma to say how he would put the money to use but he was certain about whom he would raise a toast with.
“I will celebrate with Ravi,” a jetlagged Sharma said two weeks before announcing the funding from Japan’s SoftBank in May. The investment made Paytm second-most valued digital company in India with an estimated worth of about $7 billion and Sharma the country’s wealthiest internet entrepreneur.

That’s Ravi Adusumalli—India’s most-successful tech investor.

As managing partner at SAIF Partners, the reticent Adusumalli has often struck gold. The venture capital firm’s total $70 million investment in Paytm is now estimated to be worth about $1.5 billion. SAIF also earned more than $300 million selling a part of its stake in Paytm to SoftBank.

Another big payout for Adusumalli came from India’s largest online travel agency Makemytrip, in which SAIF had invested about $25 million. The firm sold its entire investment in the Deep Kalra-promoted company this year, earning nearly $400 million.

The stake sales in Makemytrip and Paytm make for the largest cash exits in the relatively short history of India’s venture capital industry. SAIF currently manages two India dedicated funds, with total capital invested in the country pegged at about $1 billion.

“If there is somebody who has made money in India (from startups) it is Ravi,” said Parag Dhol, director at venture capital firm Inventus Capital. “He has shown good timing in backing companies at a very early stage.”
Those who know Adusumalli, who is in his early forties, describe him as a no-nonsense straightshooter who inspires both respect and fear from peers as well as entrepreneurs.
Adusumalli graduated from Cornell University in 1998 with a degree in economics. Following that, he worked at Wasatch Funds and Credit Suisse First Boston and was then associate partner with Mobius Venture Capital, a $1.25-billion early-stage venture capital firm in Silicon Valley. He joined SAIF Partners in 2002.

Among his early successes was an investment in brokerage IL&FS Investsmart, which HSBC acquired in 2008. That earned Adusumalli a spot in the Forbes Midas list of top investors in 2008. The previous year, he led SAIF’s investment in the National Stock Exchange and has been pushing the bourse’s management towards an initial public offering of its shares.

Adusumalli has also led investments in local classifieds firm Just Dial, realty website Proptiger and online baby products retailer Firstcry. To be sure, not all his investment decisions have been successful, such as in apparel brand Zovi, television shopping firm Homeshop18 and online video aggregator iStream.

Since the turn of this decade, Adusumalli has focused on consumer internet companies, leveraging the experience of SAIF Partners’ affiliate in China.

What has allowed Adusumalli to keep a low profile is that he lives near Salt Lake City in Utah, United States, where he went to high school, away from the Indian startup ecosystem’s glare on Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Silicon Valley. He travels to India every 4-6 weeks, typically to attend board meetings and meet new startups.


Those who know Adusumalli believe he has only gained from staying away from the hubs of startup activity. “He understands the difference between noise and signal,” one of them said. According to two entrepreneurs ET spoke with, Adusumalli’s advice to startup founders mostly has to do with strategy, top-level hiring and controlling cash burn rates. He does not delve on operational nittygritties, an area where he doesn’t have much experience. “His advice to founders typically revolves around high-level strategy and he doesn’t interfere in the day-to-day operations,” said one of these entrepreneurs, who has worked with Adusumalli. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

List of Kamma IRS (Indian Revenue Service) officers

Kamma IRS (Indian Revenue Service) officers (Past and Present)

1. P.A.Chowdary
2. Muthuluri Narasimhappa
3. Kata Chandrahas
4. Kotha Hari Prasad
5. Kosaraju Veeraiah Chowdary
6. Koripalli Nageswara Rao
7. Venigalla NagaPrasad
8. Jasti Krishna Kishore
9. Bathina Ramesh
10. Vemulapalli Ramu
11. Bodduluri Hareram
12. Sunkara V.S.S.Prasad
13. Yalavarthi Rajendra
14. Kondaveeti Purnachandra Rao
15. Gudavalli Srinivasa Rao
16. Gollamudi Venkata KrishnaRao
17. Chirumamilla Venkaiah Chowdary
18. K.S.Rajendra Kumar
19. Maddukuri Venkata Subbaiah Chowdary
20. Pullela NageswaraRao
21. Katragadda Haritha
22. Vadlamudi Raghavendra Rao
23. Athota Satyanarayana
24. Edara Ravi Kiran
25. Kalyanam Rajesh Rama Rao
26. Dinesh Paruchuri
27. Vinaya Kumar Kantheti
28. Vikram Chand Meka
29. Venkata Siva Prasad Chirala
30. Siripurapu Padmaja
31. Cherukuri Srinivasa Rao
32. V.Appa Rao
33. Nuvvula Lakshmi Prasad
34. Uppalapati Anjaneyulu
35. Kotapati Vamsi Krishna
36. Ravi Anuradha
37. Valluri Srinivas
38. Vasantha Vijaya Babu
39. Kancherla Hari Prasada Rao
40. Kantipudi Krishna Rao
41. Panda Gangadhar
42. Anumala Mallikarjuna Rao
43. Tummala Reddi Sekhar Naidu
44. Sompalle Gurukumar
45. Nuthalapati Sowmya
46. N.Ramkumar (Tamilnadu)
47. D.P. Naidu (Tamilnadu)
48. Seerani V Vidaysagar (Tamilnadu)
49. M.Prabhakaran (Tamilnadu)
50. Venkataswamy (Tamilnadu)
51. D.Kumutha (Tamilnadu)
52. Sivanna Reddy (Karnataka)
53. Bollineni Jyoti Kiran
54. Goli Srinivasa Rao
55. Attaluri Alankrutha
56. N Pandiaraj (Sattur - Tamilnadu)
57. Morampudi AnilKumar
58. Chintagumpula Rakesh Chowdary
59. Varun Guntupalli
60. Kodali Gokul

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Kamma IPS officers (Updated)

Kamma IPS officers (Past and Present)

1. P.S.Ramamohana Rao
2. K.Ramamohana Rao
3. K.V.Appa Rao
4. P.D.Koteswara Rao
5. Chirumamilla Venkata Narasaiah
6. P.Gowtham Kumar
7. M.Lakshmi Narayana
8. K.Sadasiva Rao
9. Yendluri Anil Kumar
10. P.S.Prasad
11. C.R.Naidu
12. N.V.Surendra Babu
13. Jasti Venkata Ramudu
14. Boyapati Dinakar Prasad
15. Chadalawada Umesh Chandra
16. Maganti Kantha Rao
17. Goduguluri Srinivasa Rao
18. Ammineni. R. Srinivasa Rao
19. Kode Durga Prasad
20. M.Malakondaiah
21. Aluri Venkateswara rao
22. P. Appa Rao
23. Mandava VishnuVardhan Rao
24. Alluri Srinivas (DIG-CRPF)
25. Muvva Chandra Sekhar
26. M.Punna Rao
27. Athota Malakondaiah
28. Thummala Vikram
29. E.Damodar
30. Parvathaneni Sai Prasad
31. Chitturi Prasad
32. Kalluri Siva Rama Prasad
33. M.V.Rao
34. Kondaveeti Rajendra Kumar
35. Pullela Murali Mohana Rao
36. Koya Praveen
37. S.C.Thimmappa (Karnataka)
38. S.K.Venugopal (Karnataka)
39. V.Balachandran (Tamilnadu)
40. K.Radhakrishna (Tamilnadu)
41. T.Radha Krishna (Tamilnadu)
42. Dhinakaran Ramakrishnan (Tamilnadu)
43. B. Perumalsamy (Tamilnadu)
44. P.Bhaskar (Tamilnadu)
45. C.Dinakaran (Tamilnadu)
46. D.R.Karthikeyan (Tamilnadu)
47. V.A. Ravikumar (Tamilnadu)
48. N.Rajasekaran (IG-Tamilnadu)
49. P.Mahendran (SP-Tutikorin)
50. Kamireddy Panduranga Prabhakara Rao (DGP - West Bengal)
51. Pendurthi Purnachandra Rao
52. Tatineni Yoganand
53. Ghattamaneni Srinivas
54. Harshita Attaluri - SP (Kollam - Kerala)
55. Ancha Shankar Rao ( OSD, Tourism and Civil Aviation Department - Sikkim )
56. Mandava HarshaVardhan (S/o Mandava VishnuVardhan Rao) IPS - IG Jarkhand)
57. Darpineni Amarkesh 
58. C B Ryshyanth (Karnataka)
59. M.Nageswar Rao (Addl.DGP - Orissa)
60. Mandava Deepika
61. Gandhapuneni Ravali Priya
62. Bollineni Nivedita Naidu
63. Potharaju Sai Chaitanya

Thursday, July 20, 2017

List of Padma Awardee Kammas (64)

Padma Vibhushan:
1. Gottipati Brahmayya
2. Dr.Gogineni Ranganayakulu (N.G.Ranga)
3. Dr.Kotha Sachidananda Murthy
4. Dr.Tummala Madhava Rao
5. Dr.Myneni Hari Prasada Rao
6. Akkineni Nageswara Rao
7. Cherukuri Ramoji Rao

Padma Bhushan:
1. Dr.Moturi Satyanarayana
2. Dr.Akkineni Nageswara Rao
3. Kongara Jaggayya
4. Adusumalli Radhakrishna
5. Dr.Ramanujam Varadaraja Perumal (Tamilnadu)
6. Kantipudi Padmanabhayya (IAS)
7. Ghattamaneni Sivarama Krishna
8. Dr.Patibandla Chandra Sekhara Rao
9. Dr.Daggubati RamaNaidu
10. Dr.Atluri Satyanarayana (USA)
11. Dr.Anumolu RamaKrishna
12. Pullela Gopichand
13. Dr. Yarlagadaa Lakshmi Prasad
14. Dr. Alla Venkata RamaRao

Padma Shri:
1. Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao
2. Dr.Moturi Satyanarayana
3. Akkineni Nageswara Rao
4. Challagulla Narasimham (IAS)
5. Dr.Gadde Rama Koteswara Rao
6. Kalluri Subba Rao
7. Dr.Vadlamudi Venkata Rao
8. Katta Venkataswamy Naidu (Tamilnadu)
9. Dr.Valluri Sita Rama Rao
10. Dr.Nuthakki Bhanu Prasad
11. Dr.Yalavarthy Nayudamma
12. Dr.Govindappa Venkataswamy (Tamilnadu)
13. Dr.Kadiyala Ramachandra Rao
14. Dr.Narla Tata Rao
15. Dr.Sruyadevara Ramachandra Rao (IAS)
16. Dr.Gopalaswamy Govindarajan (Tamilnadu)
17. Dr.Immaneni Sathyamurthy (Tamilnadu)
18. Dr. Alla Venkata RamaRao
19. Dr.Kakarla Subba Rao
20. Dr.Idpuganti Venkata Subba Rao
21. Dr.Kota Hari Narayana
22. Dr.Gullapalli Nageswara Rao
23. Dr.Atluri Srimannarayana
24. Dr.Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad
25. Pullela Gopichand
26. Dr.G.Bhaktavatsalam (Tamilnadu)
27. Dr.Namperumal Perumalswamy (Tamilnadu)
28. Koneru Humpy
29. Manchu Mohan Babu
30. Kakarla Narayan Karthikeyan (Tamilnadu)
31. T.N.Manoharan (Tamilnadu)
32. Dr.Koneru Ramakrishna Rao
33. Dr.Gutta Muniratnam
34. Dr.Katragadda Paddayya (Archaeologist from Pune)
35. Sridevi (Actress) (Tamilnadu)
36. Rajshree Pathy (Tamilnadu)
37. Anumolu RamaRao
38. Dr. Yarlagadda Nayudamma
39. Dr. Mannam Gopichand
40. Dr. Alla Gopalakrishna Gokhale
41. Koduri Srisaila Sri Rajamouli
42. Tripuraneni Hanuman chowdary
43. Vege Koteswaramma 

Indian Davis cup player Sriram N Balaji


Sriram Narayanaswamy Balaji (born 18 March 1990) is a professional Indian tennis player. Balaji has a career high ATP singles ranking of 287, achieved on 19 June 2017. He is currently a member of the Indian Davis Cup team.Played his debut Davis cup partnering Rohan Bopanna in March 2017 making India win 3-0 and enter into Davis Cup World Play off. Another Kamma player in Indian Davis cup squad is Saketh Myneni.

Balaji started playing tennis at age 9. He also has a career high ATP doubles ranking of 180 achieved on 26 June 2017. Balaji has won a total of 9 ITF singles titles on the futures circuit as well as 43 ITF Futures and 1 Challenger doubles titles on the futures circuit.

Sriram was born to Narayanaswamy and Jayanthi Narayanaswamy in Coimbatore. He started playing tennis at the age of Nine years. He succeeded his schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya and PERKS Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Coimbatore. He started his tennis career at PERKS Tennis Academy, Coimbatore.He is currently getting trained at Schüttler-Waske Tennis University in Germany. His hobbies are swimming and reading books.His favorite tennis player is Roger Federer.
Represented India for the Nike International Masters Tennis Tournament held at Sun City, South Africa during November 2002 and Won Three Countries and obtained ninth position in the Team event.

Ranked No.1 in National Level Competition Under 14 age Category during April – September 2004.
Represented India for the Asia/Oceania Qualifying, World Junior Tennis Competition held at Melbourne, Australia during MAY 10 – 15, 2004. 16 Countries participated and obtained 11th Position in Team event.

Represented India for Junior Davis Cup Tournament held at Kuching, Malaysia during April 2006.
Participated in 15th Asian Games, Youth Camp during 28 November to 9th December 2006 held at Doha, Qatar.

Balaji made his ATP main draw debut at the 2012 Aircel Chennai Open in the doubles event, partnering Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan. The wildcard pairing put up a good fight, but lost to the second seeds Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram 5–7, 4–6.

At the 2014 Aircel Chennai Open, Balaji was given a wildcard into the doubles event with Ramkumar Ramanathan. The Indian pair defeated Lipsky and Ram, who Balaji had lost to in 2012, 7–5, 6–3. In the quarterfinals the pair lost to Croatian-duo Marin Draganja and Mate Pavić, 3–6, 3–6.
Balaji has joined Mumbai Tennis Masters team for Champions Tennis League India.

Singles:
Highest ranking No. 287 
Current ranking No. 289 

Doubles:
Highest ranking No. 166 

Current ranking No. 166 

Anne Divya Is the World’s Youngest Female Boeing 777 Captain

In n recent years, women have been making waves in the highly male-dominated profession that is aviation. Just last year, Kate McWilliams of EasyJet made news for being the world’s youngest commercial airline captain. Today, the spotlight is on 30-year old Air India Captain Anne Divya, who became the world’s youngest female to command a Boeing 777 aircraft.

Getting to the left-hand seat of the flight deck didn’t come easy for Anne. In a society where career stereotypes still exist, Anne’s childhood dream of being a pilot was often laughed at by schoolmates. While relatives and family friends were also unsupportive of her career choice, it was her parents’ progressive thinking that led 17-year old Anne to enroll in Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA), a flight school in Uttar Pradesh.

In school, the Vijaywada native was often mocked for her poor grasp of English. Her family also faced financial issues and had to take a loan for her education. Undeterred, the teenager persevered and eventually secured a job with national carrier Air India upon graduation. The then 19-year old was sent to Spain for commercial pilot training, and returned to fly the Boeing 737. At 21, she started flying the company’s flagship Boeing 777 aircraft after another training stint in London.


Anne’s achievement is remarkable, but may seem even more impressive when you consider the following statistic: Of the 140,000 airline pilots worldwide, just under 6,500 of them are females — an average just over 5% globally — and only 450 of them are captains. We hope this story inspires many more female aviators to take to the skies and experience the joy of flying.

Sravya Kalyanapu eyes Miss World Canada 2017



The Chemical Engineering student from the University of Alberta moved to Fort McMurray, Canada, along with her family in 2005 when she was barely 10-years-old.

Twenty One-year-old Sravya Kalyanapu is making the country proud in many ways. And the primary reason is the Telugu girl eyeing the prestigious Miss World Canada 2017 title. She became one of the 50 finalists at the beauty pageant to be held in less than two weeks’ time. India-born Sravya won the Miss Northern Alberta World title and now aims to be the Miss World Canada. The Chemical Engineering student from the University of Alberta moved to Fort McMurray, Canada, along with her family in 2005 when she was barely 10-years-old. Her father, Ravi Kumar, native of Aswaraopet, Khammam district worked as Agriculture Officer in Ichoda before migrating. Her mother Parvathi Ponakala native place is Gopuvanipalem village, near Vuyyuru, Krishna District. As she gears up to have an important contest in July, we bring all the things that you need to know about Sravya Kalyanapu making India proud. Miss India 2017 winners are Manushi Chhillar, Sana Dua and Priyanka Kumari: View Pics of this year’s Indian beauty pageant queens.

1. Sravya Kalyanapu believes ‘comprehensive education is the most efficient resource that can empower women and ensure equal opportunity to a safe and secure future.’ She is pursuing a bachelors degree in chemical engineering from the University of Alberta. After shifting to Canada from India at the age of 10, Sravya attended Westwood Community High School. She has also studied at Oxford University for a prestigious 2-month summer program and received a leadership certificate in Business and Entrepreneurship.

2. Back in India, Sravya Kalyanapu had studied in the local St. Joseph’s Convent School before the family moved out of the country. Her alma mater in the Adilabad district is excited with their former student’s achievements. Sravya’s teachers remember her as a studious who was interested in cultural activity especially dance.

3. Sravya Kalyanapu is a firm believer in giving back to the society and says it is a great value addition to personal growth. She has been volunteering with a number of charitable organizations such as Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, Food Bank and Engineers without Borders.

5. Finally, Sravya Kalyanapu is also a successful entrepreneur. She is a Co-Founder of Seleste Lipsticks, her own line of naturally made lipsticks. Seleste lipsticks are made with organic and natural ingredients that nourish and repair the lips. The hydrating formula is infused with natural pigments that provide stunning and long-wearing lip color.

7. She likes to pursue her hobbies when not occupied with her other commitments. She likes to immerse herself in art and enjoy to sketch, paint with acrylics and create sculptures from recycled materials. She also practices Bharatanatyam, an Indian classical dance form, to stay close to her cultural roots, as claimed by Sravya Kalyanapu in her blog.


Sravya Kalyanapu, a 21-year-old B.Tech third year chemical engineering student at University of Alberta belongs to Khammam. She moved to Fort McMurray, Canada, along with her family in 2005 when she was barely 10-years-old.