Friday, February 22, 2019

Game India book release:Deepak Parekh, Chairman of HDFC, released senior journalist RN Bhaskar’s book ‘GAME INDIA – Seven Strategic Advantages That Can Steer India to Wealth’ at a panel discussion organised by the Observer Research Foundation in Mumbai on...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/budget/opinion-interim-budget-great-for-elections-but-worrisome-for-the-economy-3479481.html Budget 2019 -- Great for elections, bad for the economy RN Bhaskar -- 04 February 2019 The mood in the BJP ranks is upbeat.  The recently concluded Budget 2019 session played the right notes for wooing farmers, the middle class and...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/economy/opinion-how-the-govt-failed-to-shine-light-on-the-solar-sector-3461301.html How the government muffed up on the solar front Most state grids are near bankrupt and cannot pay for the ever-increasing subsidy amounts doled out. Once the elections are over, they will have no option but to stop these freebies. RN...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/editors-picks/the-chimera-of-affordable-housing/1448875 Is the government serious about affordable housing? RN Bhaskar -- 31 January 2019 Time it was, and what a time it was, it was A time of innocence, a time of confidences Simon & Garfunkel, Broken ends Fifty years is almost a life-time...
https://www.firstpost.com/india/maharashtras-repeated-attempts-to-shut-down-dance-bars-shows-govts-specious-morality-distorted-priorities-5930611.html The legislative work against dance bars is specious morality, distorted priorities, waste of public money and the worst type of moral policing RN Bhaskar -- 21 January 2019 The Supreme Court has struck down the attempts of the state government of...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/economy/opinion-brace-yourself-for-an-economic-slowdown-3401971.html A severe economic slowdown is likely to hit India. . .unless RN Bhaskar – 18 January 2019 The recently released World Bank report on January 8 2019 (https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/31066/9781464813863.pdf ), confirmed what most people had suspected all along.  The World Bank estimates...
https://www.firstpost.com/business/budget-2019-benefits-quota-skewed-towards-minorities-majority-middle-class-ignored-will-jaitley-remedy-this-5896291.html Budget 2019 The battering of the middle class RN Bhaskar Jan 15, 2019 It will probably be a vote on account next month. But the expectations of a decent budget will be kept alive. Hopefully, even for electoral reasons, some of...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/economy/opinion-indian-railways-is-headed-for-big-trouble-3364721.html Indian Railways faces tough times in the coming years Looking at some of Nitin Gadkari's ideas would be a good place to start to fix railways' problems. RN Bhaskar – 8 January 2019 Senior officials of the Indian Railways recently hauled up...
https://www.firstpost.com/india/meghalaya-mine-tragedy-despite-large-scale-exploitation-successive-govts-colluded-in-concealing-illegal-mining-in-north-east-5857011.html How successive government colluded in concealing illegal mining – especially in the North East RN Bhaskar -- 8 January 2019 Illegal mining is like slavery.  People can justify them with specious logic – as Karl Popper would have loved to explain...
https://www.firstpost.com/india/meghalaya-coal-mine-tragedy-exposes-apathy-of-state-towards-miners-as-politicians-high-on-greed-overlook-human-rights-5846681.html Meghalaya squirms about its coal mine  – the exposure is shaming the entire region.  Rightly so. RN Bhaskar -- 7 January 2019 The entire north east of India is squirming.  Not just Meghalaya.  The spotlights were turned on by sheer accident. ...