Saturday, September 26, 2020
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/bank-mergers-abracadabra-mess-vanishes-r-n-bhaskar/1363483 Bank mergers, LIC and IL&FS: abracadabra! See the mess has disappeared! — By RN Bhaskar | Sep 27, 2018 There is trouble that is bubbling inside India’s financial cauldron. The three witches cackle, stir their brooms in the broth, and chant incantations that...
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...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-stop-illegal-mining-before-it-distorts-indian-economy-r-n-bhaskar/903219 Illegal mining: It thrived under the UPA; it continue to thrive even today. . . When the present government came to power, one thought that illegal mining would get throttled.  This was because, all along, the common perception was that...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/bringing-more-transparency-in-gold-trade/805277 Gold, PAN, excise duty, hallmarking and the government During the last two months, the gold trade has been agitated enough to go on strike and down shutters on at least two occasions. It has been protesting against the government’s newly...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/gst-government-corruption-two-ticking-time-bombs-rn-bhaskar/987468 Two ticking time bombs: government corruption and GST There’s a story about a man who decided to buy some furniture in the week following the announcement of demonetisation. He went to the local shop. He identified what he wanted, and...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/now-private-banks-too-are-getting-tarnished/1260481 AIBEA should focus more on private bank malpractices RN Bhaskar -- Apr 19, 2018 Stories about wheeling dealing that managements of private sector banks have indulged in have suddenly put the spotlight on such banks. Hitherto, the focus was on mismanagement...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/is-maharashtra-abetting-drought-farmer-distress/1392278 Maharashta promotes water scarcity and abets farm suicides RN Bhaskar November 8, 2018 Last week, media headlines screamed out news that nearly 71% of the state of Maharashtra had registered a drop of more than a metre of groundwater...
The stench of bribery is up in the air once again. This time, it is disclosure that a US company, Louis Berger, paid bribes to two Goa legislators to win a contract. At least one of them has been...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/china-wants-the-world-to-sit-up-and-listen-to-it China prepares itself for the future RN Bhaskar -- 21 November 2019 In some ways, China has suddenly woken up to the need to let the world know how big its plans really are.  Hitherto it let is performance do the...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/finally-cruise-tourism-has-dawned-on-india-r-n-bhaskar/1129172 The dawn of cruise tourism in India — By RN Bhaskar | Aug 31, 2017 07:33 am The work actually began two years before August 8, 2017, when Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for shipping, ports and roads, unveiled his plans for cruise...