Sunday, July 12, 2020
Policy booklets and Research reports can be downloaded from the links given below: 2019 - Where do I study Overseas? Global Perspective on Education 2019 - Gold and its increasing allure for India and the world 2019 - Health Insurance Right...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/india/morality-is-fine-but-liquor-is-quicker-why-opening-of-wine-shops-amid-pandemic-raises-serious-questions The politics of liquor -- men, morals, Mammon and madira RN Bhaskar  --  8 May 2020 Last week, the Union government eased the lockdown imposed on the country.  It allowed several types of shops to open.  But a startling inclusion was...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/business/investments-land-is-the-smallest-part-of-the-problem Investments: The government dangles the promise of land for global investors; but they want more important issues settled first RN Bhaskar --  5 May 2020 The government appears to be in a rush to present a friendly face to foreign investors...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/the-missing-death-data-that-would-have-helped-coronavirus-fight-5186071.html Coronavirus fight is hampered because info on deaths in India  disappeared from government websites RN Bhaskar  --  24 April 2020 There was a time when anybody could access data of deaths taking place in India.  Not anymore.  At least, the information...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/the-us-sues-china-how-much-of-it-is-truth The US sues China – looking through the fog RN Bhaskar – 23 Apr 2020 The US has finally filed a case against China.  This is one of the rare times when a sovereign republic decides to challenge the way another...

https://www.freepressjournal.in/business/from-loss-of-jobs-in-the-middle-east-to-rising-unemployment-back-home-heres-how-the-oil-price-crash-will-affect-india Oil prices tumble.  Is that good for India? RN Bhaskar  --  21 April, 2020 Oil prices have crashed.  Just look at the chart alongside sourced from https://www.bbc.com/news/business-52350082. It has plunged into negative territory because traders want to jettison the stocks they...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/business/amid-coronavirus-a-fresh-crisis-brews-in-the-indian-milk-industry There is surplus milk production, while milk demand has slumped RN Bhaskar A fresh crisis is brewing in the Indian milk industry.  The causes are two – the current lockdown conditions, and a milk surplus. First, there is no denying that milk...
A modified version appeared at https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/milk-the-road-to-perdition-is-often-through-subsidies-5142591.html Subsidies unmaketh the milk industry in India Subsidies threaten an industry that can single-handedly change the fortunes of millions of dairy farmers in the country. RN Bhaskar – 14 April, 2020 India’s milk industry – the largest...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/business/coronavirus-in-india-close-precious-metal-commodity-markets-urge-experts Coronavirus lockdown requires precious metal commodity markets to be closed immediately RN Bhaskar – 10 April, 2020 Experts in the commodity markets in India have appealed to the government to suspend all commodity trades in precious metals. This is because hitherto, physical...
  A modified version of this report appeared at https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/economy/policy/coronavirus-pandemic-indias-poor-healthcare-spending-is-hurting-the-fight-5123081.html Coronavirus and health – India paints a sorry picture If the coronavirus is battering India, don’t be surprised.  India has not paid attention to health services.  The worst performer is Maharashtra. Not...