Wednesday, November 13, 2019
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/water-water-everywhere-nor-any-drop-to-drink-4082681.html Water series #4: abundance and penury in India RN Bhaskar -- 11 June 2019 The title lines, taken from Samuel Coleridge’s poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, could sum up India’s pathetic condition today. It reminds one of how this...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/budget-2019-from-power-to-powerlessness-risks-are-real-4081751.html Union Budget 2019: How to stop the country from going from power to powerlessness RN Bhaskar  -- June 10, 2019 The countdown has begun.  Most marketmen have begun looking to the next budget proposals – the first to be announced by...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/eye-on-india/videos/tanker-mafia-earning-rs-8000-10000-crore-annually-from-water-biz-in-mumbai-4057001.html Water series – 3:The stranglehold of the water-tanker-mafia RN Bhaskar – 3 June 2019 Mumbai and the rest of Maharashtra – maybe even the rest of India – is in the grip of what people call the tanker-mafia. To understand this...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/world/water-usage-lessons-india-should-learn-from-china-4026441.html Water Series 2: Lessons to learn from China on water management RN Bhaskar -- May 27, 2019 The origins of this article lie in what this author wrote in the first quarter of 2009 (https://www.livemint.com/Companies/wDLWbd3OWUGppEzYYC0yYO/The-Capitalist--With-increasing-water-needs-will-China-deh.html).  India was awash with reports that...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/economy/even-the-iip-suggests-that-india-has-a-painful-six-months-ahead-unless-3995381.html The IIP points to economic slowdown RN Bhaskar -- May 20, 2019 The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) numbers finally confirmed a pattern that many said was likely to emerge.  But the picture could get darker in the coming six months. There...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/india-could-face-a-crippling-water-crisis-in-a-decade-3996961.htmlhttps://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/india-could-face-a-crippling-water-crisis-in-a-decade-3996961.html Water series-1 India’s rapidly worsening water crisis RN Bhaskar  -- May 21, 2019 The old talk about water wars may not be entirely true today. But in India it could become a gory reality.  This time, the war could involve all sections...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/opinion-efficient-dispute-redressal-system-a-must-to-boost-fdi-3943071.html FDI and dispute redressal will soon assume crucial significance RN Bhaskar -- May 07, 2019 The slowdown in the Indian economy was much in evidence almost six months ago.  This author highlighted it through these columns in January this year (https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/economy/opinion-brace-yourself-for-an-economic-slowdown-3401971.html)....
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/new-government-will-inherit-unpaid-infrastructure-bill-of-rs-12-4-lakh-crore-3937001.html Unpaid bills for the new government RN Bhaskar -- May 06, 2019 The latest report titled ‘Status of Infrastructure projects’, from CARE Ratings (dated 18 April 2019) makes for interesting reading.  But reading between the numbers, it becomes evident that the...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/opinion-the-increasing-relevance-of-gold-3915741.html The increasing relevance of gold RN Bhaskar -- 1 May 2019 During the past decade many central banks have opted to purchase gold and shore up their gold reserves.  This is in contrast to the previous decade when many central banks...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/more-doles-for-the-needy-will-only-result-in-more-corruption-3838161.html More doles result in more corruption; NYAY and Ayushman could be the biggest of all scams RN Bhaskar -- 18 April 2019 Doles, freebies and giveaways are wonderful electoral offerings (https://www.firstpost.com/business/splurging-money-on-mega-welfare-schemes-sans-planning-not-wise-govt-should-find-a-way-to-make-them-productive-6154241.html).  The marginalized love them. Bleeding hearts welcome them.  But the...