All stories by Anjuli Bhargava
Will Air India be sold? That's the Rs 15,000-crore questionRediff.com24 Apr 2021
Two issues dog the sale of the national carrier. One is the $2 billion bank guarantee the winning bidder will need to furnish. The other is the nearly 5000 lawsuits filed against Air India, many of them overseas. Anjuli Bhargava reports.
GoAir's IPO plan flies in the face of logicRediff.com5 Apr 2021
The market buzz is that the GoAir promoters are hoping for a valuation that is at least a little more than double its closest rival SpiceJet.
'Across industries, there is a shortage of digital skills'Rediff.com2 Mar 2021
'The kind of jobs the advent of artificial intelligence, data science and so on are creating simply didn't exist before'
'The faster one vaccinates, the lower the infections'Rediff.com1 Mar 2021
'We are not yet out of the woods.' 'If India sees the South African or Brazilian type of mutations, our numbers will rapidly rise.'
How GoAir can become a thriving airlineRediff.com24 Feb 2021
Many argue that the airline could achieve its full potential if Nusli Wadia were to run it the way he does Britannia.
COVID/USA: 'We haven't seen the worst yet'Rediff.com8 Jan 2021
'The question is really can we prevent half a million deaths.' 'We are fast approaching that number.'
Covid-19: Good, bad and ugly of Indian aviation sectorRediff.com8 Jan 2021
The year gone by has also forced all airlines to turn the lens sharply on their own costs, workings and internal dynamics, opening their eyes to their vulnerabilities. Fewer, leaner, nimbler players will emerge from the carnage.
Can Murari Lal Jalan revive Jet Airways?Rediff.com8 Dec 2020
For Jet's revival, Mr Jalan should be on the scene long enough for everyone to get to know him, appreciate his skills, and not vanish into thin air within a matter of months or even weeks, observes Anjuli Bhargava.
6 years after a revival, SpiceJet is back where it startedRediff.com19 Nov 2020
Despite the gains from Jet's closure, in 2018 and 2019, the airline continued to make losses in many quarters for a variety of reasons, including some mistakes like taking on Jet's aircraft, which were not in great shape and had business class configuration, a gamble that did not work for SpiceJet.
Learn a language, get a cushy jobRediff.com9 Nov 2020
Of the 200 to 250 students who enroll in a graduate language course at Doon University annually, nearly all are assured placement in a range of companies like Amazon (France), AXA Insurance, Oracle and Capgemini.
Why are India's pilots angry and anxious?Rediff.com9 Nov 2020
'The pay cuts have been very tough on those with entire families to support.'
The missing pieces in Jet Air's revival planRediff.com7 Nov 2020
After 18 months of closure, what really could be salvaged? And the answer sadly is, precious little, Patience, perseverance and plenty of moolah is the way forward even assuming intent is in place, says Anjuli Bhargava.
Duolingo: The global teacherRediff.com31 Oct 2020
In 2020, Indian users went up by 400 per cent, making it the fastest growing market in the world for Duolingo, with China coming in second.
Many reasons why Jet Air may miss the flight path, once againRediff.com28 Oct 2020
If the Murari Lal Jalan-Kalrock Capital combine can script a turnaround, it will have pulled off a bigger coup than Ajay Singh did with SpiceJet in 2014.
Despite airpockets, airlines will stay airborneRediff.com12 Oct 2020
The initial speculation over who is likely to down shutters seems to have given way to a resigned acceptance that all the players are determined to stay in the game.
Why is Vistara making such huge losses?Rediff.com25 Sep 2020
Market estimates suggest the airline has already totted up Rs 1,800 crore of losses in FY20, and FY21 is expected to see losses in the region of Rs 2,500 crore to Rs 3,000 crore Many in the sector say that Vistara lacks the light-footedness of the airlines with which it competes, reports Anjuli Bhargava.
Why Tata's buyout of Air India makes senseRediff.com10 Sep 2020
The industry is hoping the Tatas deepen their dive and offer two stable airlines -- a Vistara merged into Air India servicing the international routes, and an AirAsia India merged with Air India Express that competes with the low fare airlines in India and offers destinations within five hours, says Anjuli Bhargava.
How Anant Agrawal built edX into a global giantRediff.com4 Sep 2020
'Many who have experimented with online education will adopt a blended model once things return to normal,' edX CEO and founder Anant Agrawal tells Anjuli Bhargava.
What CBI probe means for Mumbai, Navi Mumbai airportsRediff.com25 Aug 2020
Strangely, a few days after filing the charges, the CBI teams arrived in Hyderabad and Mumbai to raid GVK's offices and found incriminating evidence, a reversal of the normal course of events.
Covid-19 impact: How India's beleaguered airlines plan to keep flying highRediff.com18 Aug 2020
As the world reverts to normal, will there be a new normal where countries including India become more and more protective of their own territories, markets, bilaterals, traffic and cargo?