Tuesday, May 21, 2019
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/the-us-dollar-weakens-gold-becomes-more-relevant/1517212 Will gold undermine the US dollar? RN Bhaskar  --  May 02, 2019 Gold is likely to become increasingly relevant in the coming years. Its days of being dismissed as a non-economic asset may be coming to a close.  Backing this view...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/healthcare-using-a-band-aid-for-a-surgical-operation/1511755 Healthcare: Delicence medical education; don't offer bridge courses instead RN Bhaskar April 25, 2019 In some ways this was to have been expected.  Last week the government suddenly proposed through Niti Aayog, its policy advisory arm, that it would soon...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/why-no-transparency-in-funding-by-insurance-cos/1506508 Why is there no disclosure of investments by insurance companies? RN Bhaskar April 18, 2019 On 11 April, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (or SEBI) issued a circular (No. SEBI/HO/IMD/DF2/CIR/P/2019/57).  It is addressed to all  Mutual Funds...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/solar-power-shining-sun-fading-promises/1501865 Solar power: a story of missed opportunities RN Bhaskar --  April 11, 2019 In February 2019, Bridge to India published its report for the fourth quarter of 2018. The country's total solar power generation capacity stood at 28.06 GW (see chart...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/doles-freebies-elections-and-the-absence-of-accountability/1496631 Lots more doles mean much more corruption RN Bhaskar April 4, 2019 The dice was rolled two years ago when the present government permitted loan waivers in Uttar Pradesh.  The fire was bound to spread. But even before that, the concept...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/it-is-time-india-reshaped-its-exim-strategies/1491174 India's EXIM needs restructuring RN Bhaskar March 28, 2019 Within the next few months, India’s policymakers will have to decide how to restructure India’s Exim policies. This will be necessitated by three factors. First, the global economic slowdown is likely to...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/the-fire-next-time/1485655 Economic development could get derailed? RN Bhaskar --  March 20, 2019 The title has been borrowed from a 1963 non-fiction book by James Baldwin.  The book contains two essays: "My Dungeon Shook — Letter to my Nephew on the One Hundredth...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/so-in-the-past-four-years-there-was-no-unemployment/1481401 Zero unemployment during the past four years? Wow! RN Bhaskar -- March 14, 2019 Last week, on 8 March, 2019, almost unexpectedly, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) came out with an unusual report titled “Survey on Jobs: Creation and Outlook...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/maharashtras-agricultural-woes-will-continue/1475943 Maharashtra and its water diversion RN Bhaskar – 7 March, 2019 Maharashtra has one of the highest farmer suicide rates in India.  It also has the maximum number of farm agitations in India. And the reason is quite clear if one studies...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/is-india-headed-for-further-currency-depreciation/1470652 Unproductive spending could easily lead to further currency depreciation RN Bhaskar February 28, 2019 Turning and turning in a widening gyre//The falcon cannot hear the falconer.//Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold . . . . . WB Yeats, The Second Coming The...