Sushila Ravindranath joined Business India in Mumbai as a staff writer when business was still a bad word and Business Week famously called the country an elephant on an oil spill. She moved to Chennai in the mid-1980s and has done stories on many South Indian groups which were publicity-shy and had never been written about. She set up Business India bureaus in all the Southern cities, and helped launch Hansazone website, an entertainment portal for R K Swamy BBDO, before moving to New Sunday Express as its editor. She is now a consulting editor for Financial Express. Her book Surge: Tamil Nadu’s Growth Story was released in October 2016.