Monday, October 21, 2019
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/economy/desalination-it-is-a-big-money-game-baby-4288511.html/amp Water series #12 Desalination is too expensive, and too ruinous for India RN Bhaskar -- Aug 05, 2019 How big is desalination in India?  That is hard to tell because one is confronted with two different sets of numbers. One source is a...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/economy/desalination-niti-aayog-shouldnt-push-a-solution-that-is-irrelevant-expensive-and-polluting-4264111.html Why is Niti Aayog promoting desalination which is irrelevant, expensive and polluting? RN Bhaskar – Juy 30, 2019 This article is aimed at providing a perspective that is different from the one painted by the government think-tank NITI Aayog In mid-july 2019,...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/interviews/new-consul-general-of-japan-in-mumbai-michio-harada-india-japan-relations-have-strengthened-expanded-to-a-new-level   By Jescilia Karayamparambil and RN Bhaskar -- July 29, 2019, Japanese business establishments in India stands at 5,102 (once again a 5 per cent growth). But Harada would also like to focus on strengthening people-to-people connect further with various activities....
https://www.freepressjournal.in/cmcm/uk-continues-to-make-money-from-india The UK Visa office and its money-making ways RN Bhaskar -- July 25, 2019 Commerce and the UK were never strangers.  Napoleon called this country a nation of shopkeepers.  Even during colonisation, the British first came in as a trading company,...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/opinion-petty-graft-could-sabotage-water-and-waste-management-and-even-the-pms-biggest-schemes-4236081.html Water #10 Water and waste management are crucial to the the PM’s biggest schemes, but they are being sabotaged RN Bhaskar -- July 23, 2019 There are three schemes of Prime minister Narendra Modi which could actually transform much of India.  And...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/economy/mission-paani-authorities-slip-up-badly-on-waste-management-even-water-harvesting-4204031.html Water Series #9 The govt slips up badly on waste-management, even water harvesting RN Bhaskar – July 15, 2019 Once the water is made available, it must be preserved. That is where water harvesting comes in. Then it must be protected from...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/economy/indias-5-trillion-economy-plans-looks-good-on-paper-but-it-needs-to-address-gaps-4180721.html India's $5 trillion-economy: great idea, but the deliverables are missing RN Bhaskar – 8 July 2019 On paper, the government has great plans.  It wants to focus on Make in India and propel the country to a $5 trillion economy within...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/economy/indias-water-scarcity-is-a-confirmed-myth-and-why-govts-propagate-it-4180631.html Water #8 Water scarcity is a myth India loves to propagate RN Bhaskar – 8 July 2019 The myth of water scarcity in India was shattered a few weeks ago, when the Central Water Commission (CWC) finally released a report that was...
http://epaper.freepressjournal.in/2230114/Free-Press-Mumbai-Edition/06-Jul-2019#page/10/2 More hype, less vision in Budget 2019 RN Bhaskar -- 6 July 2019 The budget 2019 papers have been tabled.  And any person familiar with the heartbeat of the Indian economy knows that many of its prescriptions will just not work. ...
https://www.firstpost.com/business/contract-farming-isnt-a-new-idea-but-govt-needs-to-incentivise-its-spread-across-india-6916941.html The government needs to encourage contract farming, not stunt it RN Bhaskar – July 2, 2019 Like so many good ideas in India, contract farming is also one which has existed, thrived, and made its mark.  But as always, trust the...