Friday, June 21, 2019
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/world/water-usage-lessons-india-should-learn-from-china-4026441.html Water Series 2: Lessons to learn from China on water management RN Bhaskar -- May 27, 2019 The origins of this article lie in what this author wrote in the first quarter of 2009 (https://www.livemint.com/Companies/wDLWbd3OWUGppEzYYC0yYO/The-Capitalist--With-increasing-water-needs-will-China-deh.html).  India was awash with reports that...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/economy/even-the-iip-suggests-that-india-has-a-painful-six-months-ahead-unless-3995381.html The IIP points to economic slowdown RN Bhaskar -- May 20, 2019 The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) numbers finally confirmed a pattern that many said was likely to emerge.  But the picture could get darker in the coming six months. There...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/india-could-face-a-crippling-water-crisis-in-a-decade-3996961.htmlhttps://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/india-could-face-a-crippling-water-crisis-in-a-decade-3996961.html Water series-1 India’s rapidly worsening water crisis RN Bhaskar  -- May 21, 2019 The old talk about water wars may not be entirely true today. But in India it could become a gory reality.  This time, the war could involve all sections...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/opinion-efficient-dispute-redressal-system-a-must-to-boost-fdi-3943071.html FDI and dispute redressal will soon assume crucial significance RN Bhaskar -- May 07, 2019 The slowdown in the Indian economy was much in evidence almost six months ago.  This author highlighted it through these columns in January this year (https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/economy/opinion-brace-yourself-for-an-economic-slowdown-3401971.html)....
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/new-government-will-inherit-unpaid-infrastructure-bill-of-rs-12-4-lakh-crore-3937001.html Unpaid bills for the new government RN Bhaskar -- May 06, 2019 The latest report titled ‘Status of Infrastructure projects’, from CARE Ratings (dated 18 April 2019) makes for interesting reading.  But reading between the numbers, it becomes evident that the...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/opinion-the-increasing-relevance-of-gold-3915741.html The increasing relevance of gold RN Bhaskar -- 1 May 2019 During the past decade many central banks have opted to purchase gold and shore up their gold reserves.  This is in contrast to the previous decade when many central banks...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/more-doles-for-the-needy-will-only-result-in-more-corruption-3838161.html More doles result in more corruption; NYAY and Ayushman could be the biggest of all scams RN Bhaskar -- 18 April 2019 Doles, freebies and giveaways are wonderful electoral offerings (https://www.firstpost.com/business/splurging-money-on-mega-welfare-schemes-sans-planning-not-wise-govt-should-find-a-way-to-make-them-productive-6154241.html).  The marginalized love them. Bleeding hearts welcome them.  But the...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/interviews/godrej-medical-refrigerators-product-group-head-jaishankar-natarajan-we-are-at-the-fringe-to-become-a-large-player/1505213 written by Jescilia Karayamparambil and R N Bhaskar April 16, 2019 Godrej Medical Refrigerators Product Group Head Jaishankar Natarajan: The right temperature for vaccines written by Jescilia Karayamparambil and R N Bhaskar April 16, 2019 In the last three years, Godrej Appliances’...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/economy/a-trade-crisis-looms-for-india-and-how-the-sun-and-waste-can-prevent-it-3719921.html How to avert an economic slowdown and BoP using sun and waste This article is an attempt to suggest how the worsening balance of payments (BoP) situation can be remedied through sun and waste. RN Bhaskar -- March 29, 2019 Within the...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/fcra-electoral-bonds-issue-supreme-court-upholds-fair-play-principles-once-again-3724051.html The Supreme Court takes up the discomforting FCRA and electoral bonds issues and reins in govt arbitrariness In doing so, the Apex Court re-affirmed the primary purpose of arbitration as ‘de-clogging the Court system.’ The Court held that such a...