Wednesday, August 21, 2019
The brittleness of impatience crackles. There is the familiar irritable fretfulness of politicians and industry captains as they chafe against the RBI’s reluctance to ease interest rates a bit more.  Unspoken, yet unmistakably implied, is the accusation that the...
Talk to high net worth individuals (HNIs) and non-resident Indians (NRIs). They express tremendous anxiety over the provisions of the government’s new piece of legislation.  This spells trouble for all of us, even if we are largely law-abiding, they...
The 'grade inflation' of our past, which has lead to 'massive unemployability' in the present, could lead to 'economic disaster' in the future, warns RN Bhaskar There is nothing more tragic than watching a champion stumble—that is how most parents...
http://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column-policy-watch-crisis-in-the-classrooms-2108078 Crisis in the classrooms Cut through the hype that governments like to spin out. You then realise that India’s growth story is quite shaky. Its education related numbers (see chart) tell a very bleak story. Of 100 students who went in...
http://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column-policy-watch-the-rot-begins-at-schools-2105831 The rot begins at schools "Make in India" is a good slogan. But it depends critically on the making of people, character-building, even basic literacy in India. All this begins at school. School education is the most enduring way to...
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.dnaindia.com/money/report-policy-watch-spectre-of-unemployment-2080974 Spectre of unemployment Monday, 27 April 2015 - 8:22am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dn R N Bhaskar A time bomb is ticking away — over 300 million jobs needed within this decade Prime Minister Modi has just returned from a successful...
http://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column-policy-watch-house-that-for-a-change-2070936 House that for a change? This is a story meant for India’s policymakers. Like most stories, it has a moral too. It is particularly relevant for all those who believe in “Make in India”, in the basic minimum dignity that any...
http://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column-policy-watch-how-poor-are-india-s-slums-2065228 How poor are India’s slums? R N Bhaskar | Updated: Mar 2, 2015, 05:00 AM IST, DNA In order to understand what the numbers in the chart alongside signify, it is essential to first comprehend what the Census means...
http://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column-policy-watch-solar-wobbles-ahead-2057224 Solar wobbles ahead R N Bhaskar First the good news. Cumulative solar installations in India crossed the 3 GW mark (100 Mega Watts or MW equals one GigaWatt). Figures compiled by the Mercom Capital Group show that almost 734 MW of...