Monday, April 22, 2019
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/is-maharashtra-abetting-drought-farmer-distress/1392278 Maharashta promotes water scarcity and abets farm suicides RN Bhaskar November 8, 2018 Last week, media headlines screamed out news that nearly 71% of the state of Maharashtra had registered a drop of more than a metre of groundwater...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/debt-under-control-good-now-for-economic-growth/1387659 Debt and economic growth RN Bhaskar November 1, 2018 Talk of debt is in the air.  Everybody is talking about it.  In fact there is a CARE Ratings study which looks at state and central government debt (Debt Profile of Centre...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/editorspick/indian-shipping-grows-but-overseas-not-in-india-rn-bhaskar/1382701 Indian shipping faces disadvantages in India, but not overseas RN Bhaskar October 25, 2018 Indian shipping is at a crossroads. On the one hand, it would like to be part of the government vision of Make-In-India. On the other hand, the...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/can-gold-be-used-to-reduce-indias-cad-anxieties/1377671 India's privately held gold can be used to reduce the country's CAD — By RN Bhaskar | Oct 18, 2018 The increase in oil prices and the surge in other imports are threatening to worsen India current account deficit.  According to the RBI’s...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/gold-import-duties-need-to-be-streamlined-rn-bhaskar/1372617 Gold import duties begin to attract attention — By RN Bhaskar | Oct 11, 2018 Last fortnight, the government of India released a list of 19 items where import duties had been raised. What was interesting was that despite a clamour from the trade...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/when-aspirations-become-achievements-r-n-bhaskar/1367956 Barclays-Hurun-Rich-List-2018 Celebrating wealth generators RN Bhaskar It is when news like the Barclays Hurun Rich List get splashed around in the media that one actually begins to appreciate how rapidly India has been changing. The sharp increase in the number of wealthy...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/bank-mergers-abracadabra-mess-vanishes-r-n-bhaskar/1363483 Bank mergers, LIC and IL&FS: abracadabra! See the mess has disappeared! — By RN Bhaskar | Sep 27, 2018 There is trouble that is bubbling inside India’s financial cauldron. The three witches cackle, stir their brooms in the broth, and chant incantations that...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/slums-show-disrespect-of-politicians-for-democracy-r-n-bhaskar/1358963 India’s slums reveal politicians' contempt for democracy — By RN Bhaskar | Sep 20, 2018 Legislators are supposed to uphold the Constitution.  That includes a commitment to democracy, to free and fair elections.  Unfortunately, India’s slums are testimony to the fact that politicians...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/the-rbi-points-to-very-crucial-chinks-r-n-bhaskar/1354870 Economic growth and the RBI — By RN Bhaskar | Sep 13, 2018 The latest annual report of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is quite candid about its assessment of demonetisation.  More cash has come back into the system than had been...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/the-actual-employment-potential-r-n-bhaskar/1350110 Unemployment: forecasts and the actual employment potential — By RN Bhaskar | Sep 06, 2018 The government is on the backfoot.  It hasn’t created enough jobs. On the contrary, unemployment rates in India increased from 3.51 percent in 2016 to 3.52 percent in...