Monday, July 26, 2021
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/telecom-disruption-the-airwaves-are-buzzing OneWeb and SpaceX could disrupt telecom in India RN Bhaskar -- 18 February 2021 In the first week of 2021, short video on Elon Musk grabbed eyeballs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKUOkiKHD8U&feature=youtu.be).  But in the sound and fury that surrounded the Jan 6 attack on...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/business/policy-watch-budget-2021-is-a-mixed-bag-with-too-many-causes-for-alarm Budget 2021 is not really about Atma Nirbhar Bharat RN Bhaskar -- 05 February 2021 =============================== All the Budget 2021 articles can be found at http://www.asiaconverge.com/2021/02/budget-2021-series/ ================================ First, there are some very good things about the budget.  Note, all the figures discussed here have...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/business/policy-watch-e-solutions-cannot-substitute-efficiency-integrity-and-intelligence India stunts its own ecommerce potential RN Bhaskar India has always prided itself on its IT (information Technology) skills.  It believes that it can become the world’s outsourcing hub for technology. It believes that it could become the biggest ecommerce and esolutions...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/business/policy-watch-pre-budget-blues-going-beyond-the-numbers Pre-budget blues – fund allocations don't mean anything till basics are put in place RN Bhaskar This column will appear just a little time before budget announcements are actually made. And the purpose of writing this column is not to talk...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-lessons-for-india-from-alibaba-about-ecommerce Alibaba, ecommerce have lessons for India . . . but will India be willing to learn? RN Bhaskar -- 21 January 2021 On December 24, 2020 authorities in China announced that they were investigating the Ant group which owns and manages Alibaba,...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-storm-clouds-gather-but-indian-punters-fiddle-merrily Who is fuelling the fire in the stock market? RN Bhaskar -- 14 January 2021 Indian stock markets are euphoric.  Punters are predicting that the Sensex will cross 50,000 before Budget time.  And they provide all sorts of reasons to justify...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-gold-mining-an-agenda-for-the-government Gold mining IV What the government should do? RN Bhaskar When it comes to gold, politicians, government officials, media and the general public can be quite misinformed to the point of hysteria. Consider how – on 21 February 2020 -- an unsuspecting public...
  https://www.freepressjournal.in/business/policy-watch-a-colonial-outlook-has-stunted-indias-gold-mining-sector Gold mining – part III India sabotages its own gold mining interests RN Bhaskar  --  31 December, 2020 Basically, there are two types of corruption.  There can be good corruption and bad corruption.  In China, the state controls all resources. But the...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-a-sightless-government-isnt-even-aware-where-gold-is-and-in-what-forms Gold mining – II Gold mining II: The government does not admit where gold can be mined RN Bhaskar  --  24 December 2020 Indians love gold.  And India ends up importing around 700-800 tonnes of gold on an average (http://www.asiaconverge.com/2020/10/gold-smuggling-ii-a-cleanup-is-urgently-needed/).  Each tonne...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-indias-blighted-vision-about-gold-mining Gold mining – part I Can India have better policies relating to gold mining RN Bhaskar -- 17 December 2020 Last week, media headlines screamed out information about the ‘theft’ of 100 kg of gold kept in the CBI vaults. An inhouse...