Friday, April 23, 2021
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/a-shrinking-middle-class-could-roil-india-badly Shrinking middle class, warped policies, could hurt India badly RN Bhaskar The writing was on the wall.  Poverty is on the march.  All the slogans about a resurgent India, self-reliance had begun to sound a bit stale, irrelevant, even distasteful. Poverty triumphs...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/coronavirus-rules-are-for-others-not-for-politicians-or-elections Elections show contempt for pandemic rules RN Bhaskar -- 8 April 2021 On 30 March 2021, NITI Aayog member Dr V K Paul had some profoundly serious words (https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1708790) for his media audience: "We are facing an increasingly severe and intensive...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/india-may-be-pushing-a-wrong-trade-policy India's shrinking trade volumes are worrying signals RN Bhaskar Government spokesmen have been crowing about the amazing measures that the government  has introduced to ensure an economic revival. Last week, D Subbarao, former RBI governor, went on record stating that India’s...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/can-india-hope-for-speedier-justice Judiciary - Part IV: The curse of judicial delays (All other articles in the Judiciary series can be found at http://www.asiaconverge.com/2021/03/the-judiciary-series/) RN Bhaskar India has a way with words to disguise its lack of intention.  In its attempt to justify its judicial...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-judiciary-3-india-forgets-the-spirit-behind-the-rule-of-law-makes-a-mockery-of-justice Judiciary -3: Please don't make a joke out of the rule of law (All other articles in the Judiciary series can be found at http://www.asiaconverge.com/2021/03/the-judiciary-series/) RN Bhaskar -- March 11, 2021 The past two months were witness to a piquant situation.  On...
  https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/the-judiciarys-fabric-is-frayed-thanks-primarily-to-the-government Without a strong judiciary, India's legislators and bureaucrats will cripple India's economic growth (All other articles in the Judiciary series can be found at http://www.asiaconverge.com/2021/03/the-judiciary-series/) RN Bhaskar On February 13, 2021, former chief justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi called the state of...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/telecom-disruption-the-airwaves-are-buzzing OneWeb and SpaceX could disrupt telecom in India RN Bhaskar -- 18 February 2021 In the first week of 2021, short video on Elon Musk grabbed eyeballs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKUOkiKHD8U&feature=youtu.be).  But in the sound and fury that surrounded the Jan 6 attack on...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/business/policy-watch-budget-2021-is-a-mixed-bag-with-too-many-causes-for-alarm Budget 2021 is not really about Atma Nirbhar Bharat RN Bhaskar -- 05 February 2021 =============================== All the Budget 2021 articles can be found at http://www.asiaconverge.com/2021/02/budget-2021-series/ ================================ First, there are some very good things about the budget.  Note, all the figures discussed here have...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/business/policy-watch-e-solutions-cannot-substitute-efficiency-integrity-and-intelligence India stunts its own ecommerce potential RN Bhaskar India has always prided itself on its IT (information Technology) skills.  It believes that it can become the world’s outsourcing hub for technology. It believes that it could become the biggest ecommerce and esolutions...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/business/policy-watch-pre-budget-blues-going-beyond-the-numbers Pre-budget blues – fund allocations don't mean anything till basics are put in place RN Bhaskar This column will appear just a little time before budget announcements are actually made. And the purpose of writing this column is not to talk...