All stories by Anjuli Bhargava
Many reasons why Jet Air may miss the flight path, once againRediff.com23 hours ago
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?
Air India's LWP scheme stinks of nepotismRediff.com7 Aug 2020
If the idea of LWP scheme is to only weed out around 600 employees and subsequently save the carrier Rs 10 crore a month, the management could have easily laid off the retired employees, who had an advantage over others by dint of having 'connections' internally and in the corridors of the ministry of civil aviation, say Air India staff.
How Covid-19 weakened Air Asia India beyond recoveryRediff.com31 Jul 2020
In India, many players are in the throes of chaos and pain but at least one partnership -- Air Asia India -- that was fraying even before the pandemic now finds itself at breaking point, says Anjuli Bhargava.
How this young artist changed the lives of hapless migrantsRediff.com18 Jul 2020
In the midst of all the self-flagellation at our collective inability to assist the country's migrants through their misery, at least one person (or a group of people) decided to do more than just chest beating. Anjuli Bhargava traces the tale of how a relief effort in Goa is transforming into a movement to drive long-term change.
'Is it worth paying $52,000 for an online course?'Rediff.com16 Jul 2020
'It is no longer practical to expect parents to pay anywhere between $40,000 and $55,000 for the year or even half for the term if there is no clarity.'
Pilots, crew are opting for leave without pay for nowRediff.com26 Jun 2020
Sources at both IndiGo and Vistara say that some senior pilots and crew who have elderly parents at home had said that they would like to stay off the roster for now.
How one man is changing young lives in IndiaRediff.com4 Jun 2020
An initiative to fund the education of bright Indian youngsters undertaken by two Indian-Americans has now acquired a momentum of its own, discovers 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.