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Road development slows down Fuel for thought Telangana in top gear… Where is Rajaji? Colour-Chem’s colourful KRVS Put expensive assets created to use... No Maha Koottani in TN... Should we change the official year? Godspeed, Chief Minister JJ EVM is tamper-proof A C Muthiah – his munificent bequeaths to science Readers' Mail Vibrant Gujarat Come elections, come advertisements... Don’t seem to feel the pulse… Of course, Gujarat is vibrant Adapt Vajpayee dinner diplomacy Chennai and Kolkata miss opportunity to grow as Delhi and Mumbai Funding the un-funded Boy, can you beat these? Russi Mody – a tribute Muffled voices for merit… Remembering Indira Sivasailam... He continues the focus on social amelioration WTO Meet: resolved to meet again EEC at the National Media Centre Silver Years of Madras Musings Wanted: a second airport for Chennai Build close rapport with business leaders Odisha: spectacular win by Naveen Patnaik More Shakthi to Das’ elbow Insurance companies bleeding, yet no decision on increasing FDI limit! Welcome GST Medical costs hit the roof... Tough task taking states together Alexa – Talking Wikipedia Modi and the lady Where a state respects its litterateurs… Contrarian cousins New IT products of Ramco in the pipeline… Measuring roof tops in terms of KW/MW CII projects higher growth… Marketing expert Balagopal is no more Naidu will soon build a new Hyderabad Mersal magnified Land reclamation from sea appears cheaper! 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CRS, a jewel among managers, is no more. More Shakti to resource mobilisation... Roaring Ro-Ro facility More tributes to GR Permanent secretariat for TN GIM Varuna (rain) in 2015; Vaayu (air) in 2016. Chennai devastated TN-leverage strength of BHEL, NLC... Haul over the coal Maximising the micro pricing … The Ports’ Pasha expands into Tamil Nadu Breaththrough in malaria control 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 GNS - 100: our first subscriber A professional at the helm of IRDA... Revving up the manufacturing sector Cement prices continue to rise… Fortune for Indian Airlines Diamond jubilee of Egmore Samskrt School For whom the MIDS bell tolls? Online not in line with brick and mortar businesses... 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Building loyalty through the stomach Computation of GDP – conundrums continue Gas is the way forward TN accounts for the largest recruits by the IT sector Air Asia India will set new benchmarks for budget travel Like Hinduism: many paths to reach God... L&T: focus on infrastructure and more infrastructure… Kinetic Karnataka Which side are you, Montek? TN – agglomerate land holdings without alienating ownership The brown list of Venkitaramanan Why this malaise in medical education? A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… Cutting the nose to spite the face Infrastructure funding – lessons learnt Increasing non co-operation of state leaders Gay abandon in pricing F C Kohli - his concerns all embracing Delhi is distant… Banning booze... Return to king coal for urea... Moily’s bold thrust IAS invades NDDB... Dr C Rangarajan returns to Chennai There was flood of milk. Reason: no milk commissioner! A welcome initiative by the judiciary The Swadeshi Trump Demise of a media baron... ONGC at KG Basin Liberal imports idling indigenous capacities Waning interest in public discussions… This scant respect for Law Making ‘my Amaravati’... The why of tax incentives Modi storms Silicon Valley
 
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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