Sunday, January 24, 2021
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...
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...