Tuesday, August 20, 2019
R N Bhaskar 27 July 2015 Cut through the hype that governments like to spin out. You then realise that India’s growth story is quite shaky. Its education related numbers (see chart) tell a very bleak story. Of 100 students who went...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/maharashtras-specious-morality-and-its-sexual-crimes/1443790 Maharashtra’s specious morality and its sex crimes RN Bhaskar – 24 January 2019 For the past one week, Maharashtra has been playing the morality card, in trying to whip up public sentiment against dance bars.  It is furious with the Supreme...
R N Bhaskar 30 March 2015 Affordable houses of 300 sq feet be provided at just Rs 3 lakh! Really? Is it possible? What about both the availability and cost of land? The sad truth is that land was never the problem....
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/demonetisation-short-term-brilliance-long-term-pain/973092 Policy Watch Will demonetisation work? Or will it erode the rupee? Rn bhaskar On the night of 8 November, Prime minister Modi dropped a bombshell. He announced through a national TV address that the government was demonetising Rs.500 and Rs.1,000 notes from...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/can-evidence-be-kept-alive-indefinitely/699237 How delays are allowed to frustrate justice This is a true story about a couple in Singapore, where the wife is an entrepreneur. Each year, just before festival time, she asks her extended family in India to send to her...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/how-will-india-fund-its-solar-power-plans/840358 How will India fund its solar power plans? Modi’s electoral survival will require more jobs to be created.  Rooftop solar could offer a solution. India faces a huge problem.  It may not have the money or the ability to set...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/can-mumbai-manage-waste-the-swedish-way-r-n-bhaskar/800198 It can also be found at http://www.firstpost.com/india/the-deonar-fire-why-cant-mumbai-be-smarter-and-manage-its-waste-like-the-swedes-do-2689738.html Can Mumbai manage waste, the Swedish way? Mumbai’s municipal commissioner, Ajoy Mehta, is right. He does not want municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills in this city any more (http://www.freepressjournal.in/civic-chief-to-avoid-replay-of-deonar-fire/773118). He wants to introduce waste...
The 'grade inflation' of our past, which has lead to 'massive unemployability' in the present, could lead to 'economic disaster' in the future, warns RN Bhaskar There is nothing more tragic than watching a champion stumble—that is how most parents...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/debt-under-control-good-now-for-economic-growth/1387659 Debt and economic growth RN Bhaskar November 1, 2018 Talk of debt is in the air.  Everybody is talking about it.  In fact there is a CARE Ratings study which looks at state and central government debt (Debt Profile of Centre...
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...