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