Wednesday, October 28, 2020
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...
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...