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R N Bhaskar

  • Policy Watch: Can BJP revive Maharashtra?

    The state desperately needs resurgence. Now it is up to the BJP to take key policy decisions

    Sunday, 19 October 2014 - 11:42pm
  • All our software related to communications intelligence is done in India: Ranganath N K

    Grundfos is the world's largest pump manufacturer (group turnover of 4 billion euros in 2013), and Ranganath N K is the managing director of its India subsidiary Grundfos Pumps India Pvt Ltd (current turnover of Rs 350 crore). He has been with the Indian company since 1998, right since its...

    Saturday, 18 October 2014 - 6:35am
  • E-commerce ushers in a legal contradiction

    FDI is banned in multi-brand retail outlets. But hundreds of crores from abroad find their way into e-tail, when e-tail is essentially multi-brand retail. Why the double standards, asks RN Bhaskar

    Wednesday, 15 October 2014 - 5:15am
  • Policy Watch: Nuts and bolts of success

    Refocusing India’s vision on manufacturing by tackling the impediments

    Monday, 13 October 2014 - 5:02am
  • Policy Watch: The nation is sick, its policymakers sicker

    The recently published IDFC’s “India Infrastructure Report 2013-14” sums it up quite aptly.  It points out how India’s health services are characterised by low expenditure on health.  It underscores the fact that total health expenditure (both private and public) is less than 4% of its GDP.  What...

    Monday, 6 October 2014 - 5:00am
  • Grundfos aims to help save 739 TWH of energy annually

    Grundfos, the Denmark-headquartered world's largest pump manufacturer, is looking to help the world save at least 739 terawatt of power annually. "Pumps globally account for almost 10% of global electricity consumption. And we hope to help save at least 40% of this – at least in terms of...

    Friday, 3 October 2014 - 5:20am
  • Policy Watch: The language of money

    If governance is reduced to only collecting taxes, it undermines people's faith in the system

    Sunday, 28 September 2014 - 11:41pm
  • Policy Watch: India's huge crush on gold

    It's time the country adopted a fresh outlook on gold to curb smuggling and adulteration

    Monday, 22 September 2014 - 5:00am
  • Lab-grown diamonds make their mark — forever

    The concept of lab-grown diamonds is not new – it goes back almost seven decades.  But it began being produced commercially barely a decade ago. Currently, such diamnds are produced by less than half a dozen companies worldwide.  However, even collectively, they account for barely 2% of the total...

    Monday, 29 September 2014 - 8:30am
  • Could Xi Jinping's visit be a turning point in India-China relations?

    China desperately needs new markets to create jobs within China, and new relationships to counter Japan and the US. And India desperately needs money to set up infrastructure projects that could generate jobs for Indians almost immediately. Thus India and China have mutual inter-dependencies which...

    Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 5:00am