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

There have been several references to my review of the Memoir by the renowned civil servant G Ramachandran (How adroitly GR walked with giants, IE Dec 2013). I met GR on 18 November. He was on a wheel chair, rather weak and reminisced on some of his experiences. He battled against cancer and passed away on 22 November. It was providential that his family succeeded in prevailing upon him to dictate his memoirs. His elephantine memory and sharp intellect provided for one of the finest recordings of  nearly four decades of his walking with giants.  I received a call from the Prime Minister’s Personal Secretary I S Chaturvedi conveying the condolence of the PM who had worked along with GR for long. V Ramachandran, another illustrious civil servant of the Kerala cadre who succeeded GR at the PMO, has recalled GR as his mentor. Another close friend S Sethuraman, the renowned economic journalist who worked with PTI with distinction, recalled GR’s simplicity and vast knowledge on men and matters.

I again express my concern over the lack of suitable recognition by the state, the media and intelligentsia in general to the services of such outstanding men, outside politics, films, art and sports.

 

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