Tuesday, December 18, 2018
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/slums-show-disrespect-of-politicians-for-democracy-r-n-bhaskar/1358963 India’s slums reveal politicians' contempt for democracy — By RN Bhaskar | Sep 20, 2018 Legislators are supposed to uphold the Constitution.  That includes a commitment to democracy, to free and fair elections.  Unfortunately, India’s slums are testimony to the fact that politicians...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/the-rbi-points-to-very-crucial-chinks-r-n-bhaskar/1354870 Economic growth and the RBI — By RN Bhaskar | Sep 13, 2018 The latest annual report of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is quite candid about its assessment of demonetisation.  More cash has come back into the system than had been...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/the-actual-employment-potential-r-n-bhaskar/1350110 Unemployment: forecasts and the actual employment potential — By RN Bhaskar | Sep 06, 2018 The government is on the backfoot.  It hasn’t created enough jobs. On the contrary, unemployment rates in India increased from 3.51 percent in 2016 to 3.52 percent in...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/banker-scamster-and-hidden-hand-make-merry-r-n-bhaskar/1345574 Protecting the banker -- and the invisible hand — By RN Bhaskar | Aug 30, 2018 There is a sense of disquiet among India’s policy-watchers.  Such anxieties were confirmed when they saw the data presented before the Lok Sabha on 3 August 2018...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/rural-incomes-worse-than-previously-imagined-r-n-bhaskar/1340980 The rural sector earns very little says Nabard — By RN Bhaskar | Aug 23, 2018   The latest Nabard survey on All India Rural Financial Inclusion Survey 2016-17 -- https://www.nabard.org/auth/writereaddata/tender/1608180417NABARD-Repo-16_Web_P.pdf -- points to a bigger farm crisis than had been imagined earlier. Just take...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/a-great-vision-for-healthcare-if-r-n-bhaskar/1336205 Ayushman Bharat and healthcare — By RN Bhaskar | Aug 16, 2018 The present government should soon announce (maybe on Independence Day)  the Ayushman Bharat—National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM) which could make India have the world’s largest health insurance programme.  The scheme could...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/promotion-of-corruption-act-is-now-in-place-r-n-bhaskar/1331485 How to promote corruption by changing the law — By RN Bhaskar | Aug 09, 2018 Last week the government finally got the Parliament to clear the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act (PCAA).  It appears to make the right sounds.  It aims to...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/votebank-politics-northeast-on-the-boil-r-n-bhaskar/1326458 The Northeast turmoil could actually clean up votebank politics across India — By RN Bhaskar | Aug 02, 2018 The Nellie nightmare gripped India on February 2, 1983. Overnight, Assamese tribals surrounded three villages filled with Bangladeshi migrants.  They slaughtered some 3,300 people...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/it-is-a-spirited-debate-over-ethanol/1322177 Ethanol for cars is not a good idea in India — By RN Bhaskar | Jul 26, 2018 Each time India faces a glut in sugar production, there is a chorus of voices touting the need for vehicles to use ethanol.  The arguments...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/maharashtra-continues-to-slip-badly-r-n-bhaskar/1318763 Maharashtra's finances are in a precarious condition — By RN Bhaskar | Jul 19, 2018 Maharashtra continues to stumble along. Vision has evidently given way to expedience.  Basic accounting and book-keeping norms are being flouted.  And the yardstick of what constitutes corruption...