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