Thursday, December 3, 2020
  https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/india-plunder-part-ii-how-finance-commission-weightages-were-tweaked-to-promote-profligacy-and-irresponsibilityhttps://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/india-plunder-part-ii-how-finance-commission-weightages-were-tweaked-to-promote-profligacy-and-irresponsibility India plunder – Part II: Tweaking rules to promote abet plunder through  profligacy and irresponsibility RN Bhaskar  - Sept 10, 2020 ================== The first part of this series can be found at http://www.asiaconverge.com/2020/08/government-plunder-productive-states-in-india/ ========================== Except for brief periods, much of North Indian history has been...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-the-good-the-bad-and-the-positively-ugly-of-the-new-education-policy National Education Policy: What about the teachers and the vision? RN Bhaskar -- 20 August, 2020 (This article appeared in two parts in the print ediiton -- on 20 and 27 August) Just glance through the main recommendations of the last...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-india-could-learn-a-lot-from-post-covid-19-spending-patterns-in-china India must be forward looking, not defensive, as is evident frompost-Covid-19 spending-patterns RN Bhaskar – 13 August, 2020 After a country has been hit by a pandemic, how should people spend money?  Different cultures spend money differently.  There are countries where...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/business/policy-watch-how-maharashtras-sugar-lobbies-and-private-milk-producers-plan-to-further-bankrupt-the-state Maharashtra’s sugar lobbies now support private milk producers for more subsidies RN Bhaskar – 6 August 2020 For the past fortnight, Maharashtra’s milk producers have been staging protests on the roads.  On several occasions, they highlighted their grievances by pouring out...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/business/policy-watch-patriotism-and-the-refusal-to-see-economic-sense Patriotism and the refusal to see economic sense RN Bhaskar – July 30, 2020 In 1774, Samuel Johnson, noted man of letters, printed The Patriot, a critique of what he viewed as false patriotism. On the evening of 7 April 1775, he...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-the-big-bio-revolution-has-begun-is-india-prepared The big bio-revolution has begun. Is India prepared? RN Bhaskar -- July 23, 2020 In 2019, McKinsey Global Institute’s team began researching the huge potential that developments on the bio-technology front held out for the world. To do that, laboratories began...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/business/policy-watch-when-the-shadows-grow-longer-and-dread-begins-to-reign When shadows grow longer than the man, it means that the sun is setting . . RN Bhaskar – 16 July 2020 There is an old saying that when the shadow of a man grows larger than the person, it means...
https://m.freepressjournal.in/article/india/priorities-for-the-govt-war-bihar-or-atma-nirbharta/915423be-fdae-459f-b88d-87399e5db574 Priorities for the govt: war, Bihar, or atma nirbharta? RN Bhaskar -- July 9, 2020 Politics can be a great distorter of truths because it is often based on optics.  And as Henri Bergson said about comedy, it is like froth. ...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/business/geography-economics-history-and-culture-heres-why-india-and-china-need-each-other How should India view China? RN Bhaskar - July 2, 2020 At times of war, it is dangerous to talk of peace.  As the poet TS Eliot once remarked (through the lips of Aunt Agatha in A Family Reunion), “In a...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/india/policy-watch-why-politicians-should-bear-the-cost-of-treating-covid-19-patients Politicians promote slums, which worsen the Covid-19 spread. Now they should pay for the costs too. RN Bhaskar – 25 Jun3 2020 The numbers of Covid-19 infections continue to soar.  Two months ago, when this author talked about why slums could...