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R N Bhaskar

  • Policy Watch: Privileged corrosion

    A good judiciary reassures investors and protects a country’s reputation

    Monday, 15 December 2014 - 10:07am
  • JNPT to see Rs 21,000 crore investments by 2020

    Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) will attract investments of over Rs 21,000 crore by 2020, making it one of the biggest investment destinations in the country. A Rs 3,000-crore plan to convert the existing four-lane, 45-km road connecting JNPT and the hinterland of Maharashtra into a 10-lane road...

    Monday, 15 December 2014 - 7:25am
  • Reservation of land only worked against tribals

    It made tribal land to be worth less than 150th the price of non-tribal land. Now, they will realise better money for land

    Friday, 12 December 2014 - 7:17am
  • A recipe for decongesting Mumbai and Delhi

    Multi-storey parking lots can address the needs of investors, municipal and private vehicles, hawkers, kiosks and eateries

    Monday, 8 December 2014 - 8:56am
  • The RBI is right, but for reasons the markets don't talk about

    The Reserve Bank of India has – once again – refused to lower interest rates. Marketmen are a bit miffed. They had hoped that such a move could have spurred the stock markets to even greater heights. It might upset the finance minister who hoped that an interest reduction could nudge more...

    Tuesday, 2 December 2014 - 1:15pm
  • Policy watch: Planning for smart cities

    A ‘smart city’ goes beyond the use of IT, and is more than just building affordable homes. It is about making homes and cites more liveable

    Monday, 1 December 2014 - 8:57am
  • Indianising India - Narendra Modi's challenges and long-term strategy

    Six months have passed since Narendra Modi became the prime minister of India. Many see a Modi wave as being the chief cause for BJP becoming the first party to gain absolute majority at the Centre in over two decades. They also use the ‘wave’ theory to justify the BJP winning most other elections...

    Thursday, 27 November 2014 - 7:50pm
  • What Chinese dam on Brahmaputra means to India

    Two days ago, on Sunday, China operationalised its first major dam on the middle reaches of the Brahmaputra. The first section of the 510 MW project began generating power. China's official Xinhua news agency said the first section of the $1.5 billion dam went into operation on Sunday afternoon....

    Thursday, 27 November 2014 - 7:15am
  • Policy Watch: Can Indian industry grow at 15% year-on-year for the next eight years ?

    Can Indian industry grow at 15% year-on-year for the next eight years? Can industry, in money terms, leap from Rs8.6 trillion currently to Rs25.6 trillion by 2022. Incredulous? Too ambitious?  But that is what is forecast (see chart) in the CII’s report on “Make in India: Turning Vision into...

    Monday, 24 November 2014 - 7:00am
  • Policy Watch: Food & water crisis ahead

    India’s rising affluence and water profligacy could trigger a food crisis very soon

    Monday, 17 November 2014 - 10:14am