Articles by RN Bhaskar
Feb 27, 2019
Adani Group wins bid to operate six airports: Why Gautam Adani will continue to consolidate hold on logistics sectorFor Adani anything that has to do with logistics is of immense interest. Airports represent not merely passengers. They represent cargo as well.
Feb 26, 2019
Splurging money on mega welfare schemes sans planning not wise, govt should find a way to make them productiveThis is where the government’s planners have evidently lost their sense of proportion, their perspective of right and wrong, and also of what is good for India.
Jan 20, 2019
SC allows dance bars in Maharashtra: Govt's attempts to shut down dance bars show its specious morality, distorted prioritiesThe Supreme Court has struck down the attempts of the state government of Maharashtra to shut down dance bars.
Jan 15, 2019
Budget 2019: Benefits, quota skewed towards minorities, 'majority' middle class ignored; will Jaitley remedy this?What is worse is that the middle class which can invest in education finds that the quality of education in schools is so poor that the educated cannot find jobs very easily.
Jan 07, 2019
Meghalaya coal mine tragedy exposes state's apathy for miners as greedy politicians sidestep human rightsIn Meghalaya, much of illegal mining involves making small pit-holes commonly known as rathole mines.
Dec 26, 2018
Creation of jobs, improving judicial adjudication, and bringing in foreign investment to remain concerns in 2019Leather and beef industries were major employers in the country, and even while new jobs could not be created, existing jobs were being jeopardized.
Dec 20, 2018
Gujarat power bill waiver beginning of downward spiral towards bankruptcy; India needs to curb frenzy of freebiesGujarat's move to announce a power bill waiver of Rs 650 crore shows that it doesn't matter if it's the taxpayers who will suffer the burden. The actual tax-paying public is too small to matter when the general elections are around the corner.
Dec 03, 2018
Onion farmers' distress: Verghese Kurien's formula of giving farmers 50% of market price of harvest can helpThe government’s formula of subsidies and grants is akin to treating a farmer like a beggar who holds out his bowl for charity and alms.
Nov 22, 2018
Maharashtra farmers' agitation: State worst performer in irrigation; policymakers deserve to be put on trialThe agitation leaders have made more demands of the type that will harm farmers, and less of the type that will protect farmers in the years to come
Nov 15, 2018
Falling price of food isn't always good news; it signals deep trouble for India's rural economyIt is quite possible that non-food WPI and manufacturing will also fall in coming months for two reasons