The ten most popular Sunday Columns of 2019

Noel D’Cunha’s Sunday Column is a popular read for the Indian print industry. He penned 51 columns in 2019.

In this Sunday Column, we select those which were the most discussed and debated

29 Dec 2019 | By Noel D'Cunha


Malayala Manorama opens Asia’s first wind farm among newspapers

George Jacob, executive director at Malayala Manorama shares how the wind energy project will be a big step towards meeting its energy needs


TCPL’s Goa plant: Quality is the name of this game

TCPL’s new plant in Goa is operational and up-and-running. The plot in Kundaim Industrial Estate, on the top of a mountain forest, houses a 1.65-lakh sqft two-storied-building where the KBA Rapida 106 is installed, along with a six-colour Manroland press and a raft of pre-press and carton converting and finishing kit.

In this interaction, Akshay Kanoria, the executive director at TCPL discusses, the operations, the challenges, and the future


Gautham Pai: How I see things going forward ...

Gautham Pai, chairman and managing director, Manipal Technologies, delivered the keynote. He said, "After speaking to the KMPA printers, I felt the most pressing thing on people's mind in the print industry is the future of print, the challenges, and questions about the path one can take to grow the business..."


India’s first HP Indigo 30000 heads to Parksons Packaging’s Daman plant 

PrintWeek broke the news of the latest Parksons investment. HP Indigo retweeted the news, saying, “Great momentum brewing in folding cartons now with a HP Indigo 30000 press off to India”. Parksons says, it not breaking the tradition of investment in offset, but obviously digital can do certain things offset can’t.

We say, it’s a seismic shift in the traditional folding carton market.


Mudrika Labels: Route to Success

Mudrika Labels is a story which should inspire label entrepreneurs. The three Desai brothers, Manish, Sandip and Vipul, have always kept an eye on the market, and have created labels which are special.

Manish Desai shares how the three brothers run their business and the definition of success


Will the government’s effort to pull the economy out of the slump work? 

Narendra Paruchuri, Pranav Parikh, Ashwani Bhardwaj respond to questions on the print market situation


Ten TechNova tenets with Sheena Parikh 

She is at the helm at TechNova, in her own understated way. “I would like to re-phrase it by saying, the team is at the helm – a talented and empowered team, led magnificently by our Group CEO Ramakrishnan,” says Parikh.


Three print companies and standards

On 3 April 2019 the Share to Benefit (StB) Forum members hosted Sushant Katkar, lead auditor, SGS + social audit expert on the different kinds of certifications available. Those in the thick of ISO implementation at their plants, namely, Ankit Tanna, Prithviraj Desai and Faheem Agboatwala discussed the benefits or otherwise of ISO standards. When Animesh Kejriwal joined in, the conversation ended up in a – to do or not to do, dilemma.


Printo consolidates, acquires Canvera 

Bengaluru-headquartered Printo will be investing more than Rs 20 crores over the next 18-24 months to take Canvera to the next level. Founder Manish Sharma talks to PrintWeek  about the growth in six cities.


Bhumi's world in Bhiwandi: Print. Publishing. Packaging

In a capital intensive industry like printing, the focus of spending should be on the 3M’s – man, material and machinery, and not in real estate. The ratio should be 80:20.Prakash Patel highlights the benefits of Bhumi World