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CRS, a jewel among managers, is no more. Eternal support for capitalisation of PS banks Naidu’s return augurs well for Seemandhra Cutting the nose to spite the face Diamond jubilee of Egmore Samskrt School Varuna (rain) in 2015; Vaayu (air) in 2016. Chennai devastated Engineering seats go abegging Shaming of Tamils by Tamil farmers at Delhi The few handicaps... Of course, Gujarat is vibrant ONGC at KG Basin Tribute – UCAL Selvan… TN-leverage strength of BHEL, NLC... Solar thermal shines… A think tank for Chennai F C Kohli - his concerns all embracing A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… CII projects higher growth… Breaththrough in malaria control Building loyalty through the stomach Fall in crude prices help in oil sector reform Tatas moving out of urea production... Permanent secretariat for TN GIM Lesson from Chandrababu Naidu Which side are you, Montek? Haul over the coal The star of Spencers is no more The rise and fall of Annamalai University Tribute – M V Murugappan An enemy’s enemy is a friend He continues the focus on social amelioration TN – agglomerate land holdings without alienating ownership Convulsions in The Hindu The Gulf aviation boom …and of a popular trade leader L&T: focus on infrastructure and more infrastructure… Funding the un-funded Sri Lanka votes for change Tribute S Ramanathan – a versatile musician, musicologist An informal presentation - analytical, forward locking... Vibrant Gujarat Strengthen the base... Why land prices zoom in TN? Road development slows down Shanti and Sadhana through Music The rise and rise of KCP Maximising the micro pricing … The ‘Jayanthi Tax.’ CIPET hqrs to stay at Guindy – for the present? Streamlining mandatory third party cover Editor's Notes Moily’s bold thrust A welcome initiative by the judiciary The Swadeshi Trump Editor's Says When the President was rendered homeless… Tax agriculture Where is Rajaji? Rahman at CIC Multi-faceted Venkat Silver Years of Madras Musings Secularism and anti-Hinduism TIAM turns a full cycle Like Hinduism: many paths to reach God... Valli, they are more marginalised IPL type auction for VCs? PPP mode for upgrading Corporation Hospitals Poor representation for Kerala and TN in Cabinet Excel Generators provide the vital back-up For whom the MIDS bell tolls? Cleaning Ganga – relocate tanneries and install electric crematoria Tihar, Puzhal not different from Parappana Agrahara Quality silica from Neyveli Five star activism stalls development activity No mega rail project for Tamil Nadu Dr C Rangarajan returns to Chennai Mu Sigma – is no more Polls and promises Airlines in India: cost and space Small units prefers to remain small... Air Asia India will set new benchmarks for budget travel The Jan Dhan bonanza Chennai and Kolkata miss opportunity to grow as Delhi and Mumbai The sea- saw battle continues... Not just in-laws (and outlaws); they’ve renowned academics at the helm! Discoms deserve better… GM Technology at last! Welcome GST Robber barons everywhere Wise Presidents Adharma of opposition politics B H Kothari - a tribute More Shakthi to Das’ elbow A yen for wastage… Muffled voices for merit… Waning interest in public discussions… Make standards certification mandatory... IPL - no surprise this scam Colour-Chem’s colourful KRVS Tough task taking states together A more liberated TN… Why this malaise in medical education? Demise of a media baron... He saved millions from starvation... Tatas moving out of urea production... Adapt Vajpayee dinner diplomacy Solar, solar everywhere … Return to king coal for urea... Naidu will soon build a new Hyderabad Preserving for the future Telangana in top gear… Should we change the official year? Tribute – Manikam Ramaswami Gas is the way forward Nuclear power at the nucleus Poor quality of university VCs Banning booze... Rs.1600 crore paper board plant of TNPL Quality education through the PPP mode Auto components surge… Shipping woes of Chennai companies IAS invades NDDB... The Ports’ Pasha expands into Tamil Nadu The balancing act Pharma – overdose of copying The power-full Hindujas Where a state respects its litterateurs… Welcome changes that testify to Jayalalithaa’s return to health Measuring roof tops in terms of KW/MW All eyes on Sankara Nethralaya Parliament in paralysis... Revving up the manufacturing sector Godspeed, Chief Minister JJ More tributes to GR Readers' Mail This scant respect for Law Plummeting profits of PSBs TN accounts for the largest recruits by the IT sector Gay abandon in pricing Whistle-Stop Tour of Raghuram Rajan S V Raju – a ‘good’ true liberal A friendly business group Don’t seem to feel the pulse… EEC at the National Media Centre Shale gas and its shallow future West Bengal: mindless malignancy Delhi is distant Increasing non co-operation of state leaders When TN politicians can emulate Kerala's Kudos to NDTV... When small is no larger beautiful.. An inexplicable neglect London, London Narayan The ‘Ayyo-yes’ is no more Mersal magnified Recognition to role of NBFCs.... Fuel for thought Alexa – Talking Wikipedia When Ratan Tata visited SRM There was flood of milk. Reason: no milk commissioner! Medical costs hit the roof... New IT products of Ramco in the pipeline… Kinetic Karnataka Remembering Indira Sivasailam... EVM is tamper-proof Delhi is distant… A rich pool of talent not utilised…. Making ‘my Amaravati’... Fortune for Indian Airlines Cement prices continue to rise… Insurance companies bleeding, yet no decision on increasing FDI limit! No Maha Koottani in TN... A professional at the helm of IRDA... How Air-India loses customs... Boy, can you beat these? Lalu’s envy, India’s pride Another Indian music maestro at the UN SoA @ 80 L&T- the specialty of special purpose vehicles Reliance’s TV – 18 ready to launch Tamil News Channel Focus on quality of power - its only around 170-180V Delhi returns to BJP Limit foreign borrowings to hi-tech, export potential projects... PC’s preference for professionals GNS - 100: our first subscriber TELANGANA at last…BUT A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… Russi Mody – a tribute Modi storms Silicon Valley Music happens Land reclamation from sea appears cheaper! Welcome thrust on trade in Modi’s foreign visits... Bihar – Nitish Kumar adopts the Lalu model Kulandai was a giant Towards speedy justice TGS- The king storyteller Marketing expert Balagopal is no more When nations steal growth from one another… Contrarian cousins The nuclear option Come elections, come advertisements... Roaring Ro-Ro facility CSR and CMI: promise of another Srinivasan Ramanujan... Revive development banks... Scientists urged to take up farmer-oriented research Wanted: a second airport for Chennai Protest masters... More Shakti to resource mobilisation... R Sridhar steps down as CEO of Shriram Capital When online building permits work…. A glass full of corruption For whom the bell tolls? Sweet news for TN sugar mills WTO Meet: resolved to meet again Paytm karo... Fortune 500 review MHC should not return to its old indisciplined ways Build close rapport with business leaders The brown list of Venkitaramanan Online not in line with brick and mortar businesses... Things happen by accident and not by design... Computation of GDP – conundrums continue Odisha: spectacular win by Naveen Patnaik Infrastructure funding – lessons learnt The why of tax incentives Noble nonagenarians... A proud Madrasi Padma Bhushan for A Ramakrishna Intellectual of rare qualities Modi and the lady No engine for this car Delhi Chalo... Inflation: are we emulating Argentina and Brazil? to the lack of interest on the part of these to focus on original research. This despite the much lower costs of such research in India. The industry which thrived on the protection of a closed economy and the advantage of a vast domestic market, has failed to organise its evolution on healthy lines Align crops to agro climate endowments… Put expensive assets created to use... Liberal imports idling indigenous capacities Welcome focus on core competence A C Muthiah – his munificent bequeaths to science Sweeter prospects for sugar More heat than light Bihar elections - the Rajaji formula worked China invests in India
 
Tribute

In the 1980s Rammohan Rao  was the Principal Information Officer of the Government of India and head of the Press Information Bureau. I remember Rao’s tenure as among the notable ones. Those years witnessed a frequent change in finance minister. I remember during 1986-91 there were seven finance ministers and four prime ministers, with similar changes in the Union Cabinet. Suave and gentle Rammohan maintained close rapport with these. The Economic Editors Conferences, spread over three days, provided opportunities to interact with policymakers as also to update on the performance and concerns of the different economic ministries. 

Long after his retirement, Rammohan’s counsel was put to good use by several state governments like J&K and Punjab. He provided necessary contacts with Punjab that enabled us to produce a comprehensive issue on the state’s economy in 2000. 

Rammohan was also a director on the board of Karnataka Bank. In his demise, the Indian information service has lost one of its active professionals. 



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