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