Monday, July 26, 2021
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/shrinking-modi-bjp-even-india When Modi, the BJP and India begin shrinking “When small men begin to cast big shadows, it means that the sun is about to set.” — Lin Yutang RB Bhaskar Elections for five states are over -- West Bengal, Tamil Nadu Kerala, Assam,...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-india-will-not-understand-governance-till-uttar-pradesh-is-tamed India's cross will be the badlands of Uttar Pradesh RN Bhaskar “Pity the nation whose people are sheep And whose shepherds mislead them , , , My country, tears of thee Sweet land of liberty” Excerpted from Pity the Nation by Lawrence Ferlinghetti (https://www.fresnobee.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article137279578.html) Uttar...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-the-curse-of-being-an-abandoned-child-in-india India's callous and brutal approach towards the abandoned girl child RN Bhaskar In March 2021, India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) took possession of a Rs 1.45 crore worth Delhi-based property belonging to Asha, wife of Brajesh Thakur, the main accused in Muzaffarpur...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-india-could-witness-a-dramatic-decline-in-asian-leadership Leadership also requires markets and money. India could lose out RN Bhaskar There are disturbing undercurrents in the Indian markets.  On the surface the waters look calm.  But underneath, they are restless.  Investors, like swimmers, know that venturing into such waters...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/a-shrinking-middle-class-could-roil-india-badly Shrinking middle class, warped policies, could hurt India badly RN Bhaskar The writing was on the wall.  Poverty is on the march.  All the slogans about a resurgent India, self-reliance had begun to sound a bit stale, irrelevant, even distasteful. Poverty triumphs...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/coronavirus-rules-are-for-others-not-for-politicians-or-elections Elections show contempt for pandemic rules RN Bhaskar -- 8 April 2021 On 30 March 2021, NITI Aayog member Dr V K Paul had some profoundly serious words (https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1708790) for his media audience: "We are facing an increasingly severe and intensive...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/india-may-be-pushing-a-wrong-trade-policy India's shrinking trade volumes are worrying signals RN Bhaskar Government spokesmen have been crowing about the amazing measures that the government  has introduced to ensure an economic revival. Last week, D Subbarao, former RBI governor, went on record stating that India’s...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/can-india-hope-for-speedier-justice Judiciary - Part IV: The curse of judicial delays (All other articles in the Judiciary series can be found at http://www.asiaconverge.com/2021/03/the-judiciary-series/) RN Bhaskar India has a way with words to disguise its lack of intention.  In its attempt to justify its judicial...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-judiciary-3-india-forgets-the-spirit-behind-the-rule-of-law-makes-a-mockery-of-justice Judiciary -3: Please don't make a joke out of the rule of law (All other articles in the Judiciary series can be found at http://www.asiaconverge.com/2021/03/the-judiciary-series/) RN Bhaskar -- March 11, 2021 The past two months were witness to a piquant situation.  On...
  https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/the-judiciarys-fabric-is-frayed-thanks-primarily-to-the-government Without a strong judiciary, India's legislators and bureaucrats will cripple India's economic growth (All other articles in the Judiciary series can be found at http://www.asiaconverge.com/2021/03/the-judiciary-series/) RN Bhaskar On February 13, 2021, former chief justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi called the state of...