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: Pre-budget blues – going beyond the numbers

Policy Watch: Pre-budget blues – going beyond the numbers

This column will appear just a little time before budget announcements are actually made. And the purpose of writing this column is not t...Read More

Policy Watch: Lessons for India from Alibaba about ecommerce

Policy Watch: Lessons for India from Alibaba about ecommerce

On December 24, 2020 authorities in China announced that they were investigating the Ant group which owns and manages Alibaba, co-founded...Read More

Good portfolios are made during bad times; mistakes are made during good times: Aseem Dhru, Founder & CEO of SBFC Finance

Good portfolios are made during bad times; mistakes are made during good times: Aseem Dhru, Founder & CEO of SBFC Finance

MSME-focused SBFC Finance has grown significantly in just three years. Today, the NBFC’s Assets Under Management (AUM) stand at Rs 3,516...Read More

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman holds pre-Budget meeting with Secretaries of the Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Policy Watch: Storm clouds gather, but Indian punters fiddle merrily

Indian stock markets are euphoric. Punters are predicting that the Sensex will cross 50,000 before Budget time. And they provide all so...Read More

Metro line 2A and 7 will be operational in 2021; most MMRDA projects to near completion by 2025, says RA Rajeev of MMRDA

Metro line 2A and 7 will be operational in 2021; most MMRDA projects to near completion by 2025, says RA Rajeev of MMRDA

The results of MMRDA’s efforts will be visible before 2021-end

Mumbai Metro lines 2A and 7 will be operational in 2021

Mumbai Metro lines 2A and 7 will be operational in 2021

Mumbai: The two metro lines — 2A (Dahisar-DN Nagar) and 7 (Dahisar E-Andheri E) — will be operational in 2021, confirmed RA Rajeev, Metro...Read More

The inevitability of Trumpism

The inevitability of Trumpism

“There is always something that isn’t working … (with) people taking a path against the community, against democracy, against the common ...Read More

Policy watch: Gold mining - an agenda for the government

Policy watch: Gold mining - an agenda for the government

When it comes to gold, politicians, government officials, media and the general public can be quite misinformed to the point of hysteria....Read More

Despite COVID-19 impact, Fincare SFB targets 10-20% growth in 2020-2021

Despite COVID-19 impact, Fincare SFB targets 10-20% growth in 2020-2021

2020 was a year mainly dominated and impacted by COVID-19. Despite the pandemic, Fincare Small Finance Bank’s (Fincare SFB) MD and CEO, R...Read More

Policy Watch: A colonial outlook has stunted India’s gold-mining sector

Policy Watch: A colonial outlook has stunted India’s gold-mining sector

Basically, there are two types of corruption. There can be good corruption and bad corruption. In China, the state controls all resources...Read More

Policy watch: A sightless government isn’t even aware where gold is and in what forms

Policy watch: A sightless government isn’t even aware where gold is and in what forms

Indians love gold. And India ends up importing around 700-800 tonnes of gold on an average. Each tonne means a domestic market value of R...Read More

Ampersand Group expects healthcare venture to make USD 1 billion over the next 2-3 years

Ampersand Group expects healthcare venture to make USD 1 billion over the next 2-3 years

Ampersand was established in 2004 by Rustom Kerawalla, Founder – Chairman of the group. Since then, this company has made its presence f...Read More

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Policy Watch: India’s blighted vision about gold mining

Last week, media headlines screamed out information about the ‘theft’ of 100 kg of gold kept in the CBI vaults. An inhouse has been order...Read More

Policy watch: You can’t just snap FDI into India

Policy watch: You can’t just snap FDI into India

These columns have constantly written about the desperate need for investments. We wrote about this just last month, It was immediately a...Read More

Policy-watch: The spectre of corruption rises, grows larger and is fed by Indian politics

Policy-watch: The spectre of corruption rises, grows larger and is fed by Indian politics

In January 2020, alarm bells were already ringing. India had s slipped from #78 in ranking on corruption last year to #80. The ranking wa...Read More

Approach towards market regulation is headmaster-student in India

Approach towards market regulation is headmaster-student in India

Recently, the stockbrokers’ body, Association of National Exchange Members of India (ANMI), raised concern over the proposal to lower the...Read More

The double vision of the guys at RBI

The double vision of the guys at RBI

If keeping eyes closed is also considered, the RBI has three visions

Policy Watch: Diamonds may not be safe for investors any more

Policy Watch: Diamonds may not be safe for investors any more

The last couple of months have witnessed a barrage of advertisements seeking to lure jewellery buyers to diamonds. They talk about how na...Read More

Clearwater Analytics will continue to invest in Indian market

Clearwater Analytics will continue to invest in Indian market

A baby that’s just a year old to the Indian market but is in its teens in the US market, that’s Clearwater Analytics, and it seems quite ...Read More

Policy Watch: Banking sector should be flashing red; ditto for economy

Policy Watch: Banking sector should be flashing red; ditto for economy

On November 10, 2020, the finance minister announced three decisions that should have made bankers and economy-watchers squirm. That they...Read More

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