Saturday, May 30, 2020
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.freepressjournal.in/business/policy-watch-why-indias-investment-policies-are-perplexing-even-myopic Investments: India’s policies are perplexing, even misguided RN Bhaskar  --  30 April 2020 Deng Xiaoping, the former premier of the People’s Republic of China, had famously said "It doesn't matter whether a cat is black or white, as long as it...
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.moneycontrol.com/news/india/coronavirus-pandemic-slums-are-new-hotspots-that-can-ravage-cities-5090381.html Coronavirus: the epidemic could easily ravage cities through its many slums RN Bhaskar  --  31 March, 2020 Last week, the government of Maharashtra formally acknowledged a new problem – slums (https://www.mumbailive.com/en/civic/coronavirus-spreads-to-mumbai-slums-and-chawls-in-ghatkopar-kalina-and-patel-as-4-patients-test-positive-for-covid19-47281). Coronavirus which had spread among the relatively affluent had now...
Moneycontrol carried a modified version of this article at https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/coronavirus-pandemic-an-opportunity-to-overhaul-indias-ailing-healthcare-sector-5079501.html Coronavirus II – Needed an overhaul of medicare: more free testing, more accountability RN Bhaskar The first part of this series appeared at http://www.asiaconverge.com/2020/03/coronavirus-pandemic-risk-contagion-india/ On the night of 24 March, the prime minister informed...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/strategy-for-healthier-india-china-trade China and India could together revive the global economy RN Bhaskar  26 March 2020 China has been a savvy investor in India (http://www.asiaconverge.com/2020/03/china-investments-in-india-are-strategic-and-profitable/).  Some claim that China has outsmarted India.  But such cynical views miss the big picture.  China created value...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/chinas-investment-can-grow-further Don't underestimate China's savvy when investing in India RN Bhaskar - 19 March, 2020 Note from the author: This article has two parts to it. This part looks at investments China has already made in India.  The second part will examine...
An edited version of this article appeared at https://www.cnbctv18.com/healthcare/coronavirus-what-india-can-learn-from-singapore-in-fighting-the-disease-5508351.htm Coronavirus: lessons from Singapore RN Bhaskar  --  18 March 2020 India is in various stages of a lockdown.  In many cities and even states, schools and colleges have been closed.  People have...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/the-case-for-bullion-banking-in-india Will the government allow bullion banking in India? RN Bhaskar  --  26 December 2019 India has been myopic about so many things.  One of them, tragically, is gold.  It has forgotten to exploit its own mines,  It gave out licences to...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/china-has-a-better-version-of-panchayati-raj Want a panchayati raj model? Look to China's social governance RN Bhaskar  -- 12 Dec 2019 China is about to launch a new national programme promoting social governance. On November 17, 2019, the People’s Government of Wuxing District, Houzhou, China, held...