Tuesday, June 18, 2024
RBI’s unwise dividend payout to the government By RN Bhaskar On 22 May 2024, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced that it would be paying to the government a whopping sum of Rs.2.11 lakh crore rupees by way of dividend. ...
New trade blocs form, India remains on the fringes RN Bhaskar Suddenly, gold has become important.  It always does, when there is economic uncertainty, and high inflation.  While it is early days to talk about inflation, everyone knows how uncertain the...
India must find new ways to cope with global fragmentation RN Bhaskar There is global fragmentation all around.  And India has already begun reconsidering many of the policies it had introduced and was quite smug about.  Two developments of last week...
Be careful! Spouting hopeful figures about the economy is not enough. RN Bhaskar If one listens to the euphoric outpourings of India’s Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) V Anantha Nageswaran, the country’s economy is in great shape.  Just last week he exuded...
China could rebound faster than many imagine RN Bhaskar Not a week passes without Western media trying to put out one story or the other about what is wrong with China.  But such sneers are not a new development. They were evident...
Yarns government spokespersons spin about jobs and growth By RN Bhaskar The government may say that the economy is looking good, and that India is on the rise. But some key indicators are flashing red. Few jobs, little growth and a bleak...
NINJAs on hire with no education, no income By RN Bhaskar Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings. ― Heinrich Heine The crazed public lynchings and burnings have begun. The depressing part is that they, like many other...
A huge educational crisis confronts India – can it be saved? By RN Bhaskar In October 2004, IITD (Indian Institute of Technology – Delhi) ranked 13th in the first edition of the QS University Rankings (https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings-articles/brics-rankings/top-universities-india). By 2024, its ranking had...
Does India really care for education? RN Bhaskar This is an article about education. Medicare will be looked at later. Its immediate provocation is witnessing the constant chest-thumping claims of politicians – and occasionally even industrialists – that India’s march towards...
A new policy direction for solar is required in India By RN Bhaskar If one goes by statements and posturing, India is the best visionary for solar. Remember how the government announced its Too many announcements Just consider the number of statements and...