Monday, April 22, 2019
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. ...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/environment/opinion-govt-must-not-look-the-other-way-at-these-rat-hole-mines-3351001.html The Meghalaya mining disaster shows how the country has woken up again to the proliferation of illegal mines RN Bhaskar -- Jan 03, 2019 Even as this article is being written, rescue operations are underway to evacuate the 15 miners trapped...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/opinion-govt-missing-he-big-picture-in-its-electric-vehicle-policy-3332341.html/amp?__twitter_impression=true A sad fragmented policy for a rapidly changing electric vehicle sector RN Bhaskar – 28 Dec 2018 The push for electric mobility charging stations will first be rolled out in cities with a population of greater than 4 million. The rollout...
https://www.firstpost.com/business/india-2019-govt-should-propel-growth-in-infra-renewable-energy-sector-to-ease-unemployment-pain-5803401.html/amp?__twitter_impression=true India 2019: what the future beckons for the country RN Bhaskar -- Dec 28, 2018 It is ironic that one should be wishing each other a Happy New Year, when most economists are agreed that 2019 could be a very turbulent...
https://www.firstpost.com/business/creation-of-jobs-improving-judicial-adjudication-and-bringing-in-foreign-investment-to-remain-concerns-in-2019-5791051.html The year that was – dreams, prayers and promises -- jobs, adjudication, FDI RN Bhaskar -- December 26, 2017 When one thinks of the past year, one must see it as a culmination of the four years gone by – when...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/opinion-there-are-no-winners-in-farm-loan-waivers-3314251.html Moneycontrol The pestilence of farm loan-waivers Farm loan waivers represent bad economics, bad banking and promote the wrong type of social values. They end up hurting farmers RN Bhaskar – 21 Dec 2018 Raghuram Rajan, the former governor of the Reserve Bank of...
https://www.firstpost.com/india/gujarat-power-bill-waiver-beginning-of-downward-spiral-towards-bankruptcy-india-needs-to-check-frenzy-of-freebies-5761821.html   Gujarat power bill waiver: a downward spiral towards bankruptcy RN Bhaskar -- 20 Dec, 2018 Few were prepared for the announcement. On Tuesday, the BJP-led government in Gujarat announced that it would waive off electricity bills of connection holders in rural...