Wednesday, July 28, 2021
https://www.freepressjournal.in/fpj-initiatives/covid-19-spurs-decline-in-labour-participation-rate-in-india CMIE's Mahesh Vyas: State of the Indian economy -- an FPJ SIES webinar By Jescilia Karayamparambil The full video lecture can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBM5JY2UX9k&t=1s To determine the health of the economy, regular data collection is critical. Private institutions like the Centre...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/the-missing-dead-series-part-iii-can-india-be-taught-to-respect-the-dead The entire series can be found at http://www.asiaconverge.com/2021/06/missing-dead-series/ The missing dead series – Part III How does one ensure that deaths are recorded dutifully in India? RN Bhaskar Last week, he Supreme Court of India chose to reserve verdict on pleas seeking directions...
  https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/the-missing-dead-series-part-ii-why-are-states-under-reporting-deaths-not-just-covid-19-deaths The entire series can be found at http://www.asiaconverge.com/2021/06/missing-dead-series/ The missing dead series – Part II Why are states under-reporting deaths, not just Covid deaths? RN Bhaskar States under-reporting Covid deaths is well known by now. Some states have been so brazen about it,...
Doing business with the dead? Those who do not respect the dead cannot be expected to respect the living either.  And democracy and elections cease to have any meaning if rampant impersonation and dummy voting is permitted. Remember the brilliant...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/the-missing-dead-series-part-i-india-cares-little-for-the-dead-even-the-living The entire series can be found at http://www.asiaconverge.com/2021/06/missing-dead-series/ The missing dead series – Part I Those who don't respect the dead, cannot respect the living either By RN Bhaskar When beggars die, there are no comets seen; The heavens themselves blaze forth the death...
An edited version of this article appeared at https://www.freepressjournal.in/india/russia-day-2021-and-quiet-flows-the-volga-a-review-of-india-russia-relations This article is being published on 12 June, often celebrated in India as Russia Day. Russia could be the catalyst in accelerating the shift to Asia the global centre of gravity for...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/business/asia-dominates-on-internet-front-us-eu-way-behind-india-minuscule Internet markets become more competitive By RN Bhaskar Fitch Ratings in its advisory dated 3 June 2021 (https://www.fitchratings.com/research/corporate-finance/chinese-internet-majors-investments-to-slow-profit-growth-03-06-2021) has underscored the possibility of fierce internet competition in the coming years.  Already, major Chinese internet companies are prioritising investments in 2021.  That...
India is slipping.  Here are five steps to restore India to glory These are articles meant for the government -- on what it should do to prevent India from slipping further into an economic morass. The first article is just a...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/business/poverty-alleviation-a-great-service-to-humanity China has alleviated its poverty; India has a lot to learn from its success By JesciliaK Poverty is a growing concern for the world. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, global extreme poverty has increased further. In order to understand the various...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-the-supreme-court-to-indias-rescue-again India's rights, laws and values are being protected by the Supreme Court because the legislators and bureaucrats failed miserably RN Bhaskar Last week the country got a whiff of fresh air, even though the shortage of oxygen continued. The courts –...