Thursday, July 18, 2024
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...
India’s numbers only tell a fragmented story RN Bhaskar In January 2024. Fitch affirmed a BBB- rating for India (https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/fitch-maintains-bbb-sovereign-rating-for-india-with-a-stable-outlook-amid-strong-growth/articleshow/106904607.cms?from=mdr).  So did almost every other major ratings agency in the world. Many in the government, and a few outside it as...
Wrecking is easier than creating RN Bhaskar The Bing generated image shows a Samson-like figure wrecking buildings.  Some people can be seen clapping in adulation.  Others are fearful. The recent move by the venerable State Bank of India (SBI) seeking more...
The dangers of the Finance Commission becoming weak By RN Bhaskar The Bing generated image shows a supplicant picking up crumbs before a wealthy man who keeps much of the moolah for himself. But, in the background, there are bandits who...
Farm protests & Kurien’s Amul offer lessons to be learnt By RN Bhaskar On 23 February 2024, the web was flooded with advertisements showing the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Amul, the largest agricultural brand in India (and even Asia)....
In the Bing generated image above, the onlooker observes how pygmies try to weigh down a larger and more powerful person.  That can be a terrible tragedy when the big and powerful are sought to be pulled down by...
Everybody in government likes to talk about solar power, but little more By RN Bhaskar The above image has been generated using Bing. On 24 January 2024, Prime minister Modi announced (https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/modi-launches-new-rooftop-solar-scheme-pradhan-mantri-suryodaya-yojana-9122514/) the Pradhan Mantri Suryodaya Yojana (loosely translated as the Prime...