Sunday, July 12, 2020
The government is keen on strengthening Aadhaar. That will allow it to effectively implement its Direct Benefits Transfer (DBT) programme across the country. But there is a gaping hole in the entire process.  India has been counting only its living....
The stench of bribery is up in the air once again. This time, it is disclosure that a US company, Louis Berger, paid bribes to two Goa legislators to win a contract. At least one of them has been...
R N Bhaskar 10 August 2015 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 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...