Sunday, November 27, 2022
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/too-soon-to-celebrate-storm-clouds-ahead-for-india Is the worst over for the Indian economy? RN Bhaskar Most speculators seem quite upbeat after the pounding they have gone through during the recent bear phase. They believe that good times have begun.  Maybe, they are right.  It does look...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/the-roubles-getting-stronger You cannot wish the rouble away RN Bhaskar Yes, it is counter intuitive.  Many expected Russia to buckle after the first news of serious mistakes in its military strategy against Ukraine. Many may have thought or hoped that the bear would...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-how-serious-is-india-about-ease-of-doing-business Ease of doing business is crucial for India to grow RN Bhaskar Last week, the PHDCCI and the University of Delhi came out with a report on Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs in India: Percolating EODB Reforms at Factory Level. ...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-what-factors-helped-bangladesh-overtake-india-in-per-capita-income Bangladesh could teach India a thing or two RN Bhaskar A few weeks ago, India observers were confronted with numbers that the Indian government had said, unofficially though, would never materialise.  But Bangladesh was already nipping at India’s heels even in...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-falling-education-and-employability-levels-spell-trouble-for-india Think education and employability, not divisive issues that weaken India   RN Bhaskar Watch the presentations of some of the leading personalities in India, and you are persuaded to believe that India’s moment has arrived, that it is now unstoppable. Great words,...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-us-could-bankrupt-the-entire-world-in-a-years-time The world will burn in the US-Russia-Ukraine oil fires RN Bhaskar For people who think that the Ukraine-Russia war will soon get over, and life could go back to normal, there could be a big shock coming. Within six months or...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-us-russia-ukraine-will-cause-inflation-to-soar-and-currencies-to-tumble The US gambit with Ukraine and Russia will scorch the entire world RN Bhaskar Almost two months have transpired since the Ukraine-Russia-NATO-USA spat began.  As mentioned in these columns, this was a war that the US wanted, and got (https://asiaconverge.com/2022/02/ukraine-the-war-that-usa-wants/).  It...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-demographics-and-weaponsising-unemployables Policy watch Short-tenure recruitment of unemployables in the army will weaponise them RN Bhaskar Last fortnight, the government let it be known it was contemplating introducing short term recruitment – of three year tenures – into the Indian army (https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/armed-forces-may-soon-recruit-soldiers-on-short-term-contracts/articleshow/90671646.cms?from=mdr). According to...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-focus-on-dignity-and-employment-not-distribution-of-doles Wealth generation and dignity more important than distribution of doles RN Bhaskar The finance minister has been singing praises (https://www.freepressjournal.in/india/india-kept-extreme-poverty-at-bay-in-pandemic-years-imf-working-paper) for the Prime Minister’s Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY). Under this scheme, free foodgrain was given away to needy...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-unintended-consequences-of-the-ban-on-cow-slaughter Uttar Pradesh and its cow problem RN Bhaskar Yogi Adityanath should be a worried man  He has a problem born of his own creation. His state has been one of the most belligerent in its enforcement of the ban on cow...