Thursday, September 24, 2020
https://www.freepressjournal.in/india/policy-watch-here-are-five-reasons-why-indias-qs-scores-should-worry-every-indian Five reasons why India’s QS Scores should worry every Indian RN Bhaskar -- June 18, 2020 The terrible performance of Indian educational institutions on the QS score ranking (see chart) was to have been expected. And was it just coincidental that...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-when-it-comes-to-solar-panels-clouds-of-greed-mismanagement-and-theft-block-the-sun Rooftop solar: Clouds of greed, mismanagement and theft block the sun RN Bhaskar June 11, 2020 On paper, the situation looks wonderful.  IREDA (Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency) has plans to lend around $1.3 billion (Rs.100 billion) to the solar and wind...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/healthcare-and-medical-education-blighted-vision Healthcare and medical education mismanaged and misunderstood by the government RN Bhaskar – June 4, 2020 The government has finally been stirred and shaken by the horrific exposure of the abject health facilities in the country.  This was thanks to the...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/business/policy-watch-what-aatma-nirbhar-bharat-could-learn-from-the-uss-agriculture-department Make farmers atma nirbhar. Do what the USDA does RN Bhaskar – 28 May 2020 The Indian government should carefully study what the US has been doing if it seriously interested in Atma Nirbharta (self-reliance) of farmers. On April 17, 2020, the...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/business/of-men-morals-and-madira-is-the-government-doing-enough-to-tackle-the-liquor-shop-issue Covid-19 – of men, morals, madira and home delivery RN Bhaskar  -- 14 May, 2020 This article must be read alongside another written for FPJ last week (https://www.freepressjournal.in/india/morality-is-fine-but-liquor-is-quicker-why-opening-of-wine-shops-amid-pandemic-raises-serious-questions).  At that time, there were indications that Maharashtra would lift the lockdown for...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/business/policy-watch-post-covid-19-rooftop-solar-can-save-migrants-dont-ignore-it Post-Covid-19: Rooftop solar can save migrants; don’t ignore it RN Bhaskar  --  7 May 2020 This is not the first time that India’s policymakers have let unsound considerations, and the potential for graft, influence key policies. That can be the only...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/business/policy-watch-why-indias-investment-policies-are-perplexing-even-myopic Investments: India’s policies are perplexing, even misguided RN Bhaskar  --  30 April 2020 Deng Xiaoping, the former premier of the People’s Republic of China, had famously said "It doesn't matter whether a cat is black or white, as long as it...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-does-anyone-even-know-how-many-deaths-take-place-in-india   The worrisome tale of unknown deaths in India RN Bhaskar – 23 April 2020 Death is a serious subject.  It becomes a looming grim reality when a pandemic is around.  Unfortunately, India does not even know how many have died. The seriousness...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/business/policy-watch-the-lure-of-online-groceries-is-growing-stronger-and-stronger Online groceries to witness booming times ahead RN Bhaskar – 16 April 2020 The business of online groceries has been growing at 67% year on year. There are several factors that have propelled this growth.  First, India as a consumption economy. Second,...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/business/policy-watch-amid-coronavirus-outbreak-will-your-milk-be-delivered-home Milk, subsidies, turbulence and coronavirus RN Bhaskar – April 9, 2020 Last fortnight, milk was in the spotlight once again.  And this time ostensibly because of the coronavirus lockdown. Some milk producers began crying wolf. They said that milk supplies to Mumbai...