Tuesday, November 30, 2021
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-indias-markets-and-the-economy Markets and the Indian economy RN Bhaskar One could call it bittersweet. There are plenty of reasons for feeling happy, even euphoric. By Friday last week, the stockmarkets had revived – after initially slumping. The BSE Sensex had crossed the 60,000...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-signs-of-life-on-the-employment-front Signs of life on the employment front RN Bhaskar There are stirrings of life on the employment front.  That could explain why the government nis willing to now become more proactive in sharing information about employment trends.  After maintaining total silence...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-regulators-3-corruption-is-often-on-account-of-regulatory-processes Regulatory Games 3: Corruption and regulatory processes A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep. -- Saul Bellow RN Bhaskar In the first week of September, a news item in a leading...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-regulatory-games-2-how-sebi-muddies-the-waters Regulatory games2 SEBI muddies the waters It’s no go the merry-go-round, it’s no go the rickshaw, All we want is a limousine and a ticket for the peepshow. Bagpipe music (1938) by Louis MacNeice RN Bhaskar A look at recent developments at The Securities Exchange...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-games-regulators-play-the-rbi-is-becoming-capricious   Has regulator RBI been playing games? RN Bhaskar The RBI should pay heed to the following lines:. It’s no-go the Yogi-Man, it’s no-go Blavatsky, All we want is a bank balance and a bit of skirt in a taxi. By Louis McNeice, Bagpipe...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-the-droning-government-and-its-wake-up-call-for-drones The government wakes up to the urgent need to open u0p the market for drones RN Bhaskar You can always count on the Indian government to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else. (With apologies to Winston Churchill) Roll...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-most-indicators-flashing-red-theres-trouble-ahead India's intolerance towards minorities spells trouble RN Bhaskar Things are falling apart. There's trouble ahead. A former Enforcement Directorate official lobbies to join a political party immediately after retirement. He is in the company of many other law enforcement officers who have...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-slums-3-indias-myopic-votebank-policies-now-threaten-lifestyles-liberties-and-even-human-lives Slums 3 India's myopia is threatening life across the world No matter what the government may say, the Covid infections have already claimed 5 million lives in India (https://asiaconverge.com/2021/08/slums-1-big-danger-ahead-pandemic-and-possibly-mass-extermination/). The strong correlationship between Covid infested cities and slums cannot be denied...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-slums-2-how-slums-distort-normal-economics-in-india Slums 2 Great scheme for politicians and graft-seekers RN Bhaskar Anyone who has seen pictures of the large-scale deaths in slums caused in the Bhopal gas tragedy (https://www.indiatoday.in/india/photo/bhopal-gas-tragedy-in-pics-363786-2010-06-08) knows what an irresponsible approach towards human settlements can do.  On the night of...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-slums-i-there-is-big-danger-ahead-pandemic-and-the-possibility-of-mass-extermination Slums-1 Pandemics and mass extermination are dangers for India This article is the first of a three-part series on slums, cities, and economic growth. RN Bhaskar The clock’s ticking has become more ominous than ever before.  The silent cries of the dying,...