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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Shrinking! Modi. BJP. Even India

Shrinking! Modi. BJP. Even India

“When small men begin to cast big shadows, it means that the sun is about to set.”— Lin YutangElections for five states are over -- West ...Read More

Policy Watch: The Supreme Court to India’s rescue. Again

Policy Watch: The Supreme Court to India’s rescue. Again

Last week the country got a whiff of fresh air, even though the shortage of oxygen continued. The courts – both the Supreme Court and the...Read More

Policy Watch: India will not understand governance till Uttar Pradesh is tamed

Policy Watch: India will not understand governance till Uttar Pradesh is tamed

“Pity the nation whose people are sheepAnd whose shepherds mislead them...My country, tears of theeSweet land of liberty”Excerpted from P...Read More

The killing fields that India has become amid the second wave of Covid-19

The killing fields that India has become amid the second wave of Covid-19

One has only to see the long queues of people standing outside hospitals. Then one sees the number of people who have collapsed by the si...Read More

Policy watch: The curse of being an abandoned child in India

Policy watch: The curse of being an abandoned child in India

In March 2021, India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) took possession of a Rs 1.45 crore worth Delhi-based property belonging to Asha, wife...Read More

Policy watch: India could witness a dramatic decline in Asian leadership

Policy watch: India could witness a dramatic decline in Asian leadership

There are disturbing undercurrents in the Indian markets. On the surface the waters look calm. But underneath, they are restless. Investo...Read More

A shrinking middle class could roil India badly

A shrinking middle class could roil India badly

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 sta...Read More

Coronavirus – rules are for others, not for politicians or elections

Coronavirus – rules are for others, not for politicians or elections

On 30 March 2021, NITI Aayog member Dr V K Paul had some profoundly serious words for his media audience: "We are facing an increasingly ...Read More

India may be pushing a wrong trade policy

India may be pushing a wrong trade policy

Government spokesmen have been crowing about the amazing measures that the government has introduced to ensure an economic revival. Last ...Read More

Judiciary: Is India a democracy?

Judiciary: Is India a democracy?

S. Jaishankar, India’s minister for external affairs, is not one who is associated with harsh words. Yet last week, he was fulminating ag...Read More

By mid-April, land allocation to 54 companies looking at investing Rs 1.12 lakh crore in Maharashtra will be held, says P Anbalagan, CEO of MIDC

By mid-April, land allocation to 54 companies looking at investing Rs 1.12 lakh crore in Maharashtra will be held, says P Anbalagan, CEO of MIDC

Even during the pandemic, Maharashtra was one among the many states that were star performers in attracting investments into industry. T...Read More

Can India hope for speedier justice?

Can India hope for speedier justice?

India has a way with words to disguise its lack of intention. In its attempt to justify its judicial delays it has even come up with an a...Read More

Kanjurmarg Metro shed: MMRDA’s fight for the future of Mumbai and India

Kanjurmarg Metro shed: MMRDA’s fight for the future of Mumbai and India

Within the next one week, the courts will decide whether Mumbai deserves the chance to plan for a century ahead, or to think development ...Read More

2021 will be about changing the narrative about Zoom, says Sameer Raje, head of Zoom India

2021 will be about changing the narrative about Zoom, says Sameer Raje, head of Zoom India

Over a Zoom call, Sameer Raje, Country head of Zoom India waits for the interview with FPJ’s Jescilia Karayamparambil and R N Bhaskar to...Read More

Policy watch | Judiciary - 3: India forgets the spirit behind the rule of law; makes a mockery of justice

Policy watch | Judiciary - 3: India forgets the spirit behind the rule of law; makes a mockery of justice

The past two months were witness to a piquant situation. On the one hand you had the current government in Maharashtra struggling hard n...Read More

Law and judiciary: More sloganeering, less vision

Law and judiciary: More sloganeering, less vision

India has always been good at coining phrases. They sound impressive. They suggest a caring and concerned government. But that does not f...Read More

The judiciary’s fabric is frayed, thanks primarily to the government

The judiciary’s fabric is frayed, thanks primarily to the government

On February 13, 2021, former chief justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi called the state of the judiciary in India as “ramshackled”. He also sa...Read More

More small finance banks will help serve customers in a holistic manner, says R Bhaskar Babu of Suryoday Small Finance Bank

More small finance banks will help serve customers in a holistic manner, says R Bhaskar Babu of Suryoday Small Finance Bank

Suryoday Small Finance Bank has the second highest three-year AUM growth rate of 64 per cent in fiscal 2020, as per the company’s DRHP. ...Read More

Telecom disruption: The airwaves are buzzing

Telecom disruption: The airwaves are buzzing

In the first week of 2021, short video on Elon Musk grabbed eyeballs. But in the sound and fury that surrounded the Jan 6 attack on Capit...Read More

Banking and finance sector in budget 2021: Are we putting the cart before the horse?

Banking and finance sector in budget 2021: Are we putting the cart before the horse?

The finance minister has been lauded for her decision to create a bad bank and thus clean up the books of public sector banks (PSBs). Man...Read More

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