RN Bhaskar

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R.N Bhaskar is a researcher, educationalist and journalist. He is consulting editor with both Free Press Journal and Moneycontrol-Network18.

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Policy Watch: When the shadows grow longer, and dread begins to reign...

Policy Watch: When the shadows grow longer, and dread begins to reign...

There is an old saying that when the shadow of a man grows larger than the person, it means that the sun is setting.There are too many sh...Read More

Priorities for the govt: War, Bihar, or Atma Nirbharta?

Priorities for the govt: War, Bihar, or Atma Nirbharta?

Politics can be a great distorter of truths because it is often based on optics. And as Henri Bergson said about comedy, it is like froth...Read More

Geography, economics, history, and culture: Here's why India and China need each other

Geography, economics, history, and culture: Here's why India and China need each other

At times of war, it is dangerous to talk of peace. As the poet TS Eliot once remarked (through the lips of Aunt Agatha in A Family Reunio...Read More

Policy Watch: Why politicians should bear the cost of treating COVID-19 patients

Policy Watch: Why politicians should bear the cost of treating COVID-19 patients

The numbers of Covid-19 infections continue to soar. Two months ago, when this author talked about why slums could cause much of the pand...Read More

Five reasons why India’s QS Scores should worry every Indian

Five reasons why India’s QS Scores should worry every Indian

India’s problem is that it cannot tolerate excellence. If a school is excellent, it must be replicated, as if to show that excellence can...Read More

Start local to revive tourism in India, says Union Tourism minister, Prahlad Singh Patel

Start local to revive tourism in India, says Union Tourism minister, Prahlad Singh Patel

‘Ready to reach out to markets once the normalcy returns’

Policy Watch: Here are five reasons why India’s QS scores should worry every Indian

Policy Watch: Here are five reasons why India’s QS scores should worry every Indian

The terrible performance of Indian educational institutions on the QS score ranking (see chart) was to have been expected. And was it jus...Read More

Clouds of greed, mismanagement, and theft block the sun

Clouds of greed, mismanagement, and theft block the sun

Rooftop solar in Tripura was a success. Graft and political bonanza holds back emulation across the country.

Policy Watch: When it comes to solar panels, clouds of greed, mismanagement and theft block the sun

Policy Watch: When it comes to solar panels, clouds of greed, mismanagement and theft block the sun

On paper, the situation looks wonderful. Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) has plans to lend around $1.3 billion (Rs.100...Read More

Dilip Rajan, Managing Director, East-West Seeds India

Focus is on agriculture, now need a booster with tech and FDI, says Dilip Rajan, MD, East-West Seeds India

It takes six to eight years to launch a new product into the market as the breeder has to find the right combination.

Here's why the Make in India and Atma Nirbhar Bharat ruse can cause more harm than good

Here's why the Make in India and Atma Nirbhar Bharat ruse can cause more harm than good

Management gurus call it the Cobra effect. That’s when a decision is taken that you think is brilliant. But it turns out to be a disaster...Read More

Healthcare and medical education: Blighted vision

Healthcare and medical education: Blighted vision

NITI Aayog has not done its homework. The present schemes are neither sensible, nor atma nirbhar.

Why have Indian governments had a blighted vision towards healthcare and medical education?

Why have Indian governments had a blighted vision towards healthcare and medical education?

The government has finally been stirred and shaken by the horrific exposure of the abject health facilities in the country. This was...Read More

Clinical trials for Ayurvedic cure of COVID-19 are underway, says Patanjali’s Acharya Balkrishna

Clinical trials for Ayurvedic cure of COVID-19 are underway, says Patanjali’s Acharya Balkrishna

Most people recognise Acharya Balkrishna as an associate of Patanjali. But few know that he is much more than that. He is, among other th...Read More

What Atma Nirbhar could learn from the USDA

What Atma Nirbhar could learn from the USDA

If India’s political establishment wants, it could co-opt NGOs who could connect urban areas (and migrants) where people are dying of hun...Read More

Policy Watch: What Atma Nirbhar Bharat could learn from the USDA

Policy Watch: What Aatma Nirbhar Bharat could learn from the USDA

The Indian government should carefully study what the US has been doing if it seriously interested in Atma Nirbharta (self-reliance) of f...Read More

FPJ Interview: 'Our experiments show pranayama and Ayurvedic medicines can keep COVID-19 at bay': Baba Ramdev

FPJ Interview: 'Our experiments show pranayama and Ayurvedic medicines can keep COVID-19 at bay': Baba Ramdev

"We have started clinical trials in the global sense, and should shortly be publishing our findings."

Five reasons that leave many unenthused about the Atma Nirbhar schemes

Five reasons that leave many unenthused about the Atma Nirbhar schemes

First-time negative GDP growth in Independent India is partly due to COVID-19 and partly past policies – ranging from a poorly understood...Read More

Atma Nirbhar Bharat and healthcare: Pushing a weak and sick India into the ICU

Atma Nirbhar Bharat and healthcare: Pushing a weak and sick India into the ICU

For policymakers and those seriously concerned about healthcare, a viewing of TedX Gateway Webinar with Dr. Zarir F Udwadia (Pulmonologis...Read More

Rs 20 lakh crore economic stimulus: Will India ever be Aatma Nirbhar Bharat when it comes to education?

Rs 20 lakh crore economic stimulus: Will India ever be Aatma Nirbhar Bharat when it comes to education?

Except for lip service to online education (Technology driven Systems - Online Education during COVID-19, on page 6 of the fifth document...Read More

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