Sunday, June 7, 2020
https://www.freepressjournal.in/business/of-men-morals-and-madira-is-the-government-doing-enough-to-tackle-the-liquor-shop-issue Covid-19 – of men, morals, madira and home delivery RN Bhaskar  -- 14 May, 2020 This article must be read alongside another written for FPJ last week (https://www.freepressjournal.in/india/morality-is-fine-but-liquor-is-quicker-why-opening-of-wine-shops-amid-pandemic-raises-serious-questions).  At that time, there were indications that Maharashtra would lift the lockdown for...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/business/policy-watch-post-covid-19-rooftop-solar-can-save-migrants-dont-ignore-it Post-Covid-19: Rooftop solar can save migrants; don’t ignore it RN Bhaskar  --  7 May 2020 This is not the first time that India’s policymakers have let unsound considerations, and the potential for graft, influence key policies. That can be the only...
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/policy-watch-does-anyone-even-know-how-many-deaths-take-place-in-india   The worrisome tale of unknown deaths in India RN Bhaskar – 23 April 2020 Death is a serious subject.  It becomes a looming grim reality when a pandemic is around.  Unfortunately, India does not even know how many have died. The seriousness...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/business/policy-watch-the-lure-of-online-groceries-is-growing-stronger-and-stronger Online groceries to witness booming times ahead RN Bhaskar – 16 April 2020 The business of online groceries has been growing at 67% year on year. There are several factors that have propelled this growth.  First, India as a consumption economy. Second,...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/business/policy-watch-amid-coronavirus-outbreak-will-your-milk-be-delivered-home Milk, subsidies, turbulence and coronavirus RN Bhaskar – April 9, 2020 Last fortnight, milk was in the spotlight once again.  And this time ostensibly because of the coronavirus lockdown. Some milk producers began crying wolf. They said that milk supplies to Mumbai...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/nation-of-law-breakers-government-included We are a nation of law-breakers; the government included RN Bhaskar  -- 2 April 2020 Study the table alongside.  It tells you of how all the major states of India, led by Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh, have abetted the formation of...
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...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/arvind-kejriwal-health-services-fight-against-corona Kejriwal, health services, and India’s fight against the virus RN Bhaskar -- 12 March 2020 India is excellent at cancelling visas, banning visitors suspected of coronavirus. It may be capable of hospitalizing some people who test positive for the current virus...