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