All stories by Anjuli Bhargava
The Risk-TakerRediff.com16 Mar 2020
'An entrepreneur should always remain under pressure or he will die,' Vineet Rai tells Anjuli Bhargava.
How AAP is reforming Delhi's public schoolsRediff.com5 Feb 2020
Anjuli Bhargava reports on how the Aam Aadmi Party is making quality education more inclusive and at no cost to parents.
A teacher like no one elseRediff.com5 Feb 2020
Anjuli Bhargava discovers Brand Abha Adams.
These government schools want to SUCCEED but...Rediff.com3 Feb 2020
Many or sometimes all the teachers are pulled into administrative and other non-teaching duties, says Anjuli Bhargava.
Air India's prospects of finding a buyer look bleakRediff.com17 Jan 2020
'With a less than comely bride and no dowry to speak of, the prospects of landing a good match look bleak, a grim, sinister and no-nonsense prospective father-in-law notwithstanding,' says Anjuli Bhargava.
Will Modi find a buyer for Air India?Rediff.com11 Jan 2020
'Industry observers are certain the next attempt will succeed even if they have to browbeat someone into buying as the government has put its might behind it,' predicts Anjuli Bhargava.
The lady behind the Teach For India phenomenonRediff.com4 Dec 2019
"No problem is insurmountable," Shaheen Mistri tells Anjuli Bhargava.
Why we need to pay more for the water we useRediff.com21 Nov 2019
'We have severely under-invested in waste water treatment.' 'We charge for water a minimal amount and we don't charge anything extra for providing sewerage service.' 'As a result, every water entity is cash-strapped.'
Right to Read on a roll in India, Africa, Central AmericaRediff.com21 Oct 2019
The Right to Read programme hopes to cover 100,000 schools, covering 15 million students.
Albert's Hopeless Hall in JaipurRediff.com20 Sep 2019
I'The entire display is a lesson in how to turn a mountain of a collection into a molehill, notes Anjuli Bhargava after a visit to the Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur.
India needs a new army -- Waste Warriors!Rediff.com13 Sep 2019
We need to bring solid waste management into all school curricula in an organised and cohesive manner, suggests Anjuli Bhargava.
IndiGo: A saga of mistrust, broken friendship and a bruised airlineRediff.com25 Jul 2019
Whatever the final outcome of this unhappy episode, one thing is clear: a glass once cracked cannot be fixed. The trust is gone forever and the relationship between two old friends lies in tatters. For now, IndiGo, the airline, will have to learn to soar with two angry and distracted commanders, says Anjuli Bhargava.
Jewar airport needs to chart its own pathRediff.com11 Jul 2019
And learn what not to do from the so far jinxed Navi Mumbai International Airport.
Modi 2.0: FinMin may have bigger say in divestmentRediff.com19 Jun 2019
Failure to sell Air India, IDBI may have prompted a change in strategy.
Ex-airline CMD flagged Praful's favour to rivalsRediff.com19 Jun 2019
The letter was sent as an early warning of what was then widely being perceived as a plunder of national resources.
This man's mission is a universityRediff.com14 Jun 2019
India needs a 1,000 more Ashoka universities, Naukri.com Founder Sanjeev Bikhchandani tells Anjuli Bhargava.
Have you heard about the Buddha Fellowship?Rediff.com12 Jun 2019
Anjuli Bhargava discovers how the Buddha Fellowship is attracting India's brightest minds to solve its problems.
Do you know what impact investing is?Rediff.com10 Jun 2019
'India is the largest stomping ground in the world for impact investing as we have an extraordinary combination of entrepreneurial drive with huge, absolute demand for all kinds of social services,' IDFC First Bank's chief Rajiv Lall tells Anjuli Bhargava.
The Jet Crisis: Please answer these questions!Rediff.com20 Apr 2019
'By August 2018, it was evident that Jet was heading into serious financial trouble.' 'Why didn't the DGCA stop all advance bookings right there and then?' asks Anjuli Bhargava.
How govt can save the ravishing hills of KumaonRediff.com18 Apr 2019
Uttarakhand's Kumaon hills are setting new standards in dirt and poor solid waste management, sys Anjuli Bhargava.
Impossibly remote, incredibly beautiful... Will you go to Shaama?Rediff.com25 Mar 2019
Reaching is one thing, surviving another. The camp has no Wi-Fi, almost no phone signal and no electricity.
The chequered flight path of Jet AirwaysRediff.com20 Mar 2019
An overriding ambition to rule the domestic skies prevented Jet Airways from becoming a strong and formidable player in the international market. The Sahara buy added to the complexity of its operations and a dilution of what the airline stood for, says Anjuli Bhargava.
If women worked, India would be 27 per cent richerRediff.com20 Dec 2018
Several factors force women out of the workforce. But mainly it's lack of good childcare facilities.
Boeing's India ManRediff.com14 Dec 2018
Till high school, his medium of learning was Marathi. Later, he completed his doctorate under Neil Armstrong's guidance. He has travelled to close to 50 countries, sold $350 billion worth of aircraft. Anjuli Bhargava meets Boeing SVP Dinesh Keskar.
Why Jet Airways has hit an air pocketRediff.com24 Nov 2018
Old-timers say Jet boss Naresh Goyal, although still razor sharp, doesn't have the same energy he once did and this reflects in his 'baby'.
How Naresh Goyal's mistakes clipped Jet's wingsRediff.com10 Nov 2018
Unless Naresh Goyal pulls the proverbial rabbit out of his hat or reveals an unexpected ace of spades, the airline he built from scratch - many refer to it as "his baby" - may slip out of his grasp, says Anjuli Bhargava.
This ex-investment banker is changing rural livesRediff.com9 Nov 2018
Gaurav Mehta, one of 100 'Young Global Leaders', is tapping entrepreneurs inside rural Indians.
Has tourism changed Ladakh for good?Rediff.com22 Oct 2018
A decade has seen many welcome changes in this hill district of Jammu and Kashmir, says Anjuli Bhargava.
A school that teaches kids to be good human beingsRediff.com12 Oct 2018
Right from the word go, Bijoya Sawain's focus was on teaching students good manners and behaviour, the difference between right and wrong, the value of cleanliness, integrity, honesty and so on.
Why India's airlines ain't flying higher and higherRediff.com9 Oct 2018
The biggest let down for India's aviation sector has been the failure of the government to privatise Air India, says Anjuli Bhargava.
The heroes who are saving India's schoolsRediff.com17 Sep 2018
They are trying to better the country's education system.
Education can be affordable... This Delhi school proves itRediff.com5 Sep 2018
Sunshine Schools are looking to attract interest from members of the urban 'aspirational' class -- vegetable vendors, security guards, drivers, etc -- who cannot afford the fees charged by budget private schools.
Why Adhyayan is good for your childRediff.com31 Aug 2018
The Adhyayan Quality Standard engages schools in self-review to improve education standards, says Anjuli Bhargava.
Why a stagnant fleet size is a blessing for Jet AirwaysRediff.com15 Aug 2018
Despite adding no new aircraft, Jet Airways saw more departures during the year, it flew more people, and achieved a higher load
Financial woes clip Air India's wingsRediff.com13 Aug 2018
$3.6 billion worth of aircraft - by today's prices - are lying idle or are in hangers due to poor maintenance and management
Why the eminence tag for universities makes no senseRediff.com1 Aug 2018
How can we compare say an upcoming Munjal University to an IIT-Mumbai?
Why it's impossible for Air India to turn aroundRediff.com31 Jul 2018
Air India pilots and crew often play musical chairs, leading to a substantial revenue loss for the airline in an inefficiently managed set-up
The problem with entrance examinations in IndiaRediff.com18 Jul 2018
The reforms proposed for the monster examinations, JEE and NEET, which take several students' lives every year don't go far enough.
He transformed India's healthcareRediff.com12 Jul 2018
Anil Swarup, who conceived the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana -- a scheme the United Nations Development Programme and the International Labour Organisation recognised as among the finest -- speaks to Anjuli Bhargava.
How Air India pilots are fleecing the airlineRediff.com25 Jun 2018
Apparently, the losses to the airline due to this scam are now running into crores of rupees.