Friday, June 21, 2019
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...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/tripura-could-become-the-economic-powerhouse/1465094 Tripura could become the economic powerhouse for NE India RN Bhaskar - 21 Feb 2019 Ten years ago, nobody could have imagined economically backward Tripura to become the business hub for the entre North East India.  But geography, defence imperatives and...

https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/can-gst-actually-promote-a-cashless-economy/1459489 GST can even encourage cash transactions RN Bhaskar February 14, 2019 There’s a restaurant in Ballard Estate in Mumbai which is frequented by many upper middle-class customers.  It is one of the few organised sector restaurants that refuses to accept payment...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/does-the-budget-not-care-for-human-capital/1453862 Interim Budget and its indifference to human capital RN Bhaskar February 7, 2019 At a time when election fever is at its peak, it is not surprising to see the tide run out. That is when you embarrassingly discover who...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/editors-picks/the-chimera-of-affordable-housing/1448875 Is the government serious about affordable housing? RN Bhaskar -- 31 January 2019 Time it was, and what a time it was, it was A time of innocence, a time of confidences Simon & Garfunkel, Broken ends Fifty years is almost a life-time...
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...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/editorspick/declining-global-gdp-spells-trouble/1438297 Declining global GDP spells trouble for India RN Bhaskar -- 17 January 2019 For a long time, Indians liked to believe that their country was insulated against global developments....