Friday, April 23, 2021
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-lessons-for-india-from-alibaba-about-ecommerce Alibaba, ecommerce have lessons for India . . . but will India be willing to learn? RN Bhaskar -- 21 January 2021 On December 24, 2020 authorities in China announced that they were investigating the Ant group which owns and manages Alibaba,...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/the-inevitability-of-trumpism Trumpism was an extension of other US crimes of commission and omission RN Bhaskar  --  10 January 2021 “There is always something that isn’t working … (with) people taking a path against the community, against democracy, against the common good,” --Pope Francis...
New Blueprint, New Opportunities By Guocai Tang, Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Mumbai Views expressed here are personal 2020 is a year of outstanding challenges and has a far-reaching impact in human history. Towards the end of the...

MARKET PERSPECTIVE China in an intertwined world By J Mulraj -- Nov 21-28, 2020 China embarked on economic reforms 10 years ahead of India, under Deng Xioping, who famously said ‘I don’t care if the cat is white or black, so long...
China and India through the prism of history September 16, 2020 COVID-19 epidemic accelerates change in the world like a magnifying glass. Through the mist of the pandemic, how to look at the rise of China is a major focus. Return of...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-india-could-learn-a-lot-from-post-covid-19-spending-patterns-in-china India must be forward looking, not defensive, as is evident frompost-Covid-19 spending-patterns RN Bhaskar – 13 August, 2020 After a country has been hit by a pandemic, how should people spend money?  Different cultures spend money differently.  There are countries where...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/business/geography-economics-history-and-culture-heres-why-india-and-china-need-each-other How should India view China? RN Bhaskar - July 2, 2020 At times of war, it is dangerous to talk of peace.  As the poet TS Eliot once remarked (through the lips of Aunt Agatha in A Family Reunion), “In a...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/heres-why-the-make-in-india-and-atma-nirbhar-bharat-ruse-can-cause-more-harm-than-good The cobra effect the govt is blind to -- in IT, telecom, finance, and elsewhere RN Bhaskar -- June 5, 2020 Management gurus call it the Cobra effect.  That’s when a decision is taken that you think is brilliant. But it...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/indias-poor-spending-on-higher-education-is-making-other-countries-rich-5284501.html/amp The other two parts of this series can be found at : Education #! and Education #3 Education #2: Enriching other nations, while pauperising India RN Bhaskar  --  May 19, 2020 Some would say that India’s policymakers harbour a death-wish.  They often introduce...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/india/are-indias-armed-forces-going-to-start-employing-youth-once-again Are India’s armed forces marching out of step by talking of mass short-term recruitment? RN Bhaskar -- 14 May 2020 Media reports about a paper circulating among army ranks about a “tour of duty” proposal (https://indianexpress.com/article/india/army-proposes-3-year-voluntary-tour-of-duty-cites-patriotism-unemployment-6408863/), have raised eyebrows.  According to...