Monday, April 22, 2019
http://www.firstpost.com/business/find-out-how-indias-vastly-unexplored-7500-km-coastline-can-generate-millions-of-jobs-3170668.html India's coastline and waterways can create millions of jobs In many ways, India looked a gift-horse in the mouth for decades. And the gift was water. For centuries, India ignored the seas.  It has a 7,500 km long coastline which it...
http://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column-sibal-s-kiss-of-death-1385602 Thursday, 20 May 2010 The RTE and the foreign universities could ensure the collapse of school and higher education. Kapil Sibal, the Union minister for human resources development (HRD), is a man in a hurry.  That could explain why he has...
http://www.firstpost.com/business/digitisation-epayments-in-big-mess-with-no-regulation-in-place-customers-face-the-risk-of-scams-3420722.html The Watal report is forgotten; and the government permits epayment scams RN BhaskarMay, 03 2017 12:20:12 IST On 23 August, 2016, the government of India formally announced the formation of the Watal Committee (see pix).  On 1 September, the government issued...
http://www.firstpost.com/india/iit-fees-hike-jump-from-rs-90000-a-year-to-rs-2-lakh-is-still-not-high-enough-and-heres-why-2718988.html The Union ministry of Human Resources Development (HRD) has just announced that the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) will increase their annual tuition fees from Rs 90,000 to Rs 2 lakh. “A decision to hike the fee over two-fold...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/economy/policy/comment-india-could-be-losing-business-opportunities-faster-than-it-thinks-2545329.html Thailand could actually take away many of India's own business opportunities Like India, Thailand too chose to focus on food security. But then it decided to shift its focus and concentrate more on productivity enhancement in light industries. RN Bhaskar --...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/opinion-how-the-new-corruption-law-protects-the-corrupt-and-why-some-bribes-should-be-legal-2802741.html The government protects bribe takers The amended law does nothing of this kind. Instead the only amendment it makes is extending the prison term to a maximum of seven years. RN Bhaskar -  Aug 03, 2018 Parliament’s latest attempt to curb corruption...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/economy/comment-are-strong-governments-bad-for-the-indian-economy-2528037.html In India, strong governments often result in weak economies RN Bhaskar - Mar 14, 2018 07:09 PM IST Could India’s GDP growth rates continue to be subdued in the coming years?  The government denies this.  It sounds bullish. Its spokesmen state...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/politics/comment-cattle-slaughter-ban-missteps-may-be-a-factor-in-the-bjps-electoral-woes-2579681.html Cattle slaughter ban and politics It will be interesting to see how the ruling party overcomes the grave mistakes it has made in the business of curbing cow and buffalo slaughter The writing was on the wall since May 2017.  Heady...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/opinion-ayushman-bharat-is-a-great-concept-but-where-are-the-doctors-2851461.html Ayushman Bharat overlooks the criticality of doctors The government’s intentions deserve praise and support, but before announcing a health insurance, we need good doctors and infrastructure. The AB-NHPM places the cart before the horse. RN Bhaskar -- Aug 16, 2018 On India’s...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/business/india-and-sweden-trying-to-take-their-sambandh-to-next-level/1117582 India-Sweden ties to grow stronger — By Rahul Nayar and R N Bhaskar  | Aug 08, 2017 09:44 am Shortly after India’s independence in 1947, Sweden recognised India as an independent country, following which both Sweden and India established formal diplomatic relations...