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