Sunday, August 9, 2020
http://www.freepressjournal.in/r-n-bhaskar-policy-watch-liberate-temples-from-government-control/756036 Policy Watch Temple trusts hold the key to social harmony Rabid Hindutva groups have been espousing the “protection” of Hindu values in all sorts of clumsy ways – from beef bans to ghar wapsi.  In fact, if these groups really want...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/indias-biggest-laundromat-agriculture-r-n-bhaskar/884663 A 100 years' taxes can be found through India’s agriculture laundromat Is is Rs.2,000 lakh crore or Rs.674 lakh crore, or Rs.199 lakh crore? Any which way you look at it, the figures are disturbingly high!  But these are figures...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/gms-needs-polishing-for-brighter-glow/ Gold Monetization Scheme needs polishing for brighter glow — By RN Bhaskar | Nov 19, 2015 12:00 am It is heartening to see the government pushing the GMS (Gold Monetisation Scheme). After decades, the government has finally become quite serious about mobilising...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/editorspick/solar-methane-await-better-days-r-n-bhaskar/889111 Solar & methane: The best days are yet to come June was a month which actually made many Indians realise the enormous opportunities that lie ahead.  Even in these politically turbulent times, India has the potential to trounce disbelievers, and...
R N Bhaskar It came in as a thunderclap. In mid-May, speaking at the Business and Climate Conference in Paris, Ali Al-Naimi, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Petroleum and Minerals, dropped a bombshell. He announced that fossil fuels wouldn’t be necessary in Saudi Arabia by...
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...
R N Bhaskar 12 January 2015 In the first fortnight of December 2014, media reports talked about how poor policy-making had retarded investments of over Rs50,000 crore in the fertiliser industry. Such reports were apparently based on a report by a leading...
http://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column-policy-watch-the-key-to-turkey-s-success-2055430 The key to Turkey’s success Monday, 26 January 2015 - 6:30am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna R N Bhaskar The country has cleaned up and revitalised its gold trade. Can India follow suit? Turkey is the fourth-largest consumer of gold...
http://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column-sibal-s-kiss-of-death-1385602 Thursday, 20 May 2010 The RTE and the foreign universities could ensure the collapse of school and higher education. Kapil Sibal, the Union minister for human resources development (HRD), is a man in a hurry.  That could explain why he has...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/rn-bhaskar-agri-laundromat-error-or-cover-up/1011862 Agriculture as laundromat and five reasons why the income tax story does not wash — By RN Bhaskar | Feb 02, 2017 08:30 am After almost ten months of silence, the government of India finally came forth with some (rather strange) answers....