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: Clean up the gold trade quickly, as a national priority

Why should gold be a national priority?There are three reasons why gold assumes immense significance for the integrity of India’s economi...Read More

A patient needs ‘Sanket’ for a lifeline

A patient needs ‘Sanket’ for a lifeline

Sanket Life is a miniature medical-grade ECG developed by Neha and Rahul Rastogi.

We sell voices below USD 1, says Vishal Rao, Inventor of the Aum Voice Prosthesis

We sell voices below USD 1, says Vishal Rao, Inventor of the Aum Voice Prosthesis

He broke the sound of silence, said Dr Vishal Rao, Inventor of the Aum Voice Prosthesis, while talking about the very first patient who g...Read More

A humane approach through 'Bandicoots'

A humane approach through 'Bandicoots'

The journey of ‘Bandicoot’ started in 2016 after the four engineering students (founders) heard that three people lost their lives in a s...Read More

After AP, Mastercard Farmer Network will expand to Tamil Nadu and Karnataka

After AP, Mastercard Farmer Network will expand to Tamil Nadu and Karnataka

Indian farmers mostly smallholder farmers need hand holding to adapt to technology and also manage other aspects of agriculture business...Read More

Gold smuggling: Turn the spotlight from Kerala to govt policies

Gold smuggling: Turn the spotlight from Kerala to govt policies

There’s an apocryphal story about a man blinded because he stole the gold that he saw lying unattended on the table in his master’s house...Read More

COVID-19 has changed the way citizens look at waste managers, says Ramky Enviro’s Masood Mallick

COVID-19 has changed the way citizens look at waste managers, says Ramky Enviro’s Masood Mallick

Just a day before this interview with The Free Press Journal, Masood Mallick, Joint Managing Director of Ramky Enviro (REEL), had gone t...Read More

Two measures that could empower marginal farmers – land lease and FPOs

Two measures that could empower marginal farmers – land lease and FPOs

Time and again, new numbers pop up, reconfirming an old truth – that India’s farmers are in distress. Especially small farmers. A set of ...Read More

Policy Watch: MSP, Bihar, maize, and elections

Policy Watch: MSP, Bihar, maize, and elections

The three bills (now Acts) related to agriculture continue to raise a lot of dust. This column dealt with the bills last week. Yes, they ...Read More

Two cheers, not three, for agri bills

Two cheers, not three, for agri bills

Pushing the farm bills before the milk pricing measure is putting the cart before the horse

Policy Watch: Two cheers, not three, for the agri bills

Policy Watch: Two cheers, not three, for the agri bills

The government has finally made a move. It has introduced some path-breaking bills for the improvement of agriculture and the lot of farm...Read More

World Tourism Day 2020: Goa tourism will revive, post COVID-19, says minister Manohar Ajgaonkar

World Tourism Day 2020: Goa tourism will revive, post COVID-19, says minister Manohar Ajgaonkar

It is not just about scenic beauty accompanied by world-heritage-listed architecture, but about the culture and the vibes that Goa exudes...Read More

Bank frauds could hurt India 
much more than Covid-19

Bank frauds could hurt India much more than Covid-19

If you are a believer, you should read the reports of India’s policymakers. You will get a feeling that all is well. And even if all is n...Read More

Bank frauds could hurt India much more than COVID-19 can

Bank frauds could hurt India much more than COVID-19 can

If you are a believer or a bhakt, you should only read the reports of India’s policymakers. You will get a feeling that all is well. And ...Read More

The plunder of India (Part III): Forget Nadir Shah and Ghazni; the Govt is a bigger plunderer

The plunder of India (Part III): Forget Nadir Shah and Ghazni; the Govt is a bigger plunderer

There are many ways India has been plundered by successive governments.The first is through fiscal transfers of money from wealth-generat...Read More

India plunder – Part III: Forget Nadir Shah and Ghazni; the government is a bigger plunderer

India plunder – Part III: Forget Nadir Shah and Ghazni; the government is a bigger plunderer

There are many ways to describe the plunderous ways of successive governments in India.The first is through fiscal transfers of money fro...Read More

India plunder – Part II: How Finance Commission weightages were tweaked to promote profligacy and irresponsibility

India plunder – Part II: How Finance Commission weightages were tweaked to promote profligacy and irresponsibility

Except for brief periods, much of North Indian history has been one of invasions, and petty infighting. Few empires survived for more tha...Read More

Satin Creditcare is better off in COVID-19 times due to rural presence, says H P Singh

Satin Creditcare is better off in COVID-19 times due to rural presence, says H P Singh

A law graduate and fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, H P Singh, has come a long way since he first set his foot ...Read More

Namami Gange Project: The plunder of productive states

Namami Gange Project: The plunder of productive states

The courts have preferred to mutely watch the country being plundered by the profligacy of just one state -- UP

Policy Watch: The plunder of productive states

Policy Watch: The plunder of productive states

The government says it has no money for paying states their share of GST. There is money, provided it is not squandered.Call it wooing a ...Read More

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