Bhupesh Bhandari

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Lessons from the Idea-Vodafone merger

Lessons from the Idea-Vodafone merger

Rediff.com31 Mar 2017

This merger, Bhupesh Bhandari believes, will be watched keenly by management gurus the world over.

Gripping tale of an iconic businessman

Gripping tale of an iconic businessman

Rediff.com19 Aug 2016

Over the years, Mr Singh has got in and out of innumerable businesses, cutting across sectors. He is one businessman who I have always found to be in a start-up mode, says Bhupesh Bhandari.

Advice from an ace investor

Advice from an ace investor

Rediff.com4 Jul 2016

Be a fox by temperament and a hedgehog by conviction, Gaurav Dalmia tells Bhupesh Bhandari. Then, he explains why.

Why India Inc still fears MNCs

Why India Inc still fears MNCs

Rediff.com13 May 2016

Business reacted with caution to the reforms of 1991, and demanded protection from multinationals and imports. Twenty-five years later, traces of that demand can still be found, reports Bhupesh Bhandari.

When Indian dreams turned sour

When Indian dreams turned sour

Rediff.com8 Apr 2016

Only a handful of overseas acquisitions by Indian firms have survived the bloodbath, says Bhupesh Bhandari.

How safe are cheap medicines made in India?

How safe are cheap medicines made in India?

Rediff.com11 Mar 2016

An International Policy Network report in 2010 found that seven per cent of drugs bought from wholesale traders were substandard, and 3.6 per cent of the drugs from traders contained no active ingredient whatsoever.

Baba Ramdev: An entrepreneur extraordinaire

Baba Ramdev: An entrepreneur extraordinaire

Rediff.com1 Jan 2016

He alone gets the credit for reviving consumer interest in Ayurveda, says Bhupesh Bhandari.

Can mobile handsets biz better Modi's 'Make in India' plan?

Can mobile handsets biz better Modi's 'Make in India' plan?

Rediff.com18 Dec 2015

LCD displays could be produced in India in the near future.

Internet for all? Critical to fix these issues first

Internet for all? Critical to fix these issues first

Rediff.com20 Nov 2015

The Indian market is highly competitive, and tariffs here are amongst the lowest in the world.

Will penalty end the problem of call drops?

Will penalty end the problem of call drops?

Rediff.com23 Oct 2015

A daily ceiling of Rs 3 translates into maximum annual penalty of Rs 1,095 for every subscriber.

Telcos to be blamed for call drops? Not really, the issue is far deeper

Telcos to be blamed for call drops? Not really, the issue is far deeper

Rediff.com28 Aug 2015

A bigger problem is that there is no clear definition of "call drops".

Will Nexa showrooms boost premium car sales for Maruti?

Will Nexa showrooms boost premium car sales for Maruti?

Rediff.com14 Aug 2015

Maruti Suzuki has given Nexa franchises to only existing dealers.

So what if the situation is tough, realty will bounce back soon

So what if the situation is tough, realty will bounce back soon

Rediff.com31 Jul 2015

According to Knight Frank, in the second half of 2015, launches will be down 52 per cent (from 37,643 in the second half of 2014) to 18,000, while absorption will improve 24 per cent.

Emergency and the Maruti story: Start of a small wonder

Emergency and the Maruti story: Start of a small wonder

Rediff.com10 Jul 2015

The whole project smacks of cronyism and corruption

Why Rahul Gandhi needs to be careful

Why Rahul Gandhi needs to be careful

Rediff.com8 May 2015

The leader should be cautious while accusing the Modi government of cronyism.

India needs net neutrality? Pros and Cons

India needs net neutrality? Pros and Cons

Rediff.com24 Apr 2015

The debate on net neutrality has turned into another fight between ordinary folks and a large corporation.

Dilip Shanghvi's X factor shows up in different ways

Dilip Shanghvi's X factor shows up in different ways

Rediff.com13 Mar 2015

Dilip Shanghvi has never tried to be everything to everybody.

The amazing success story of Sunil Mittal

The amazing success story of Sunil Mittal

Rediff.com18 Feb 2015

Mittal would travel in trucks with his consignments.

Kamalnayan Bajaj: A 'Gandhian' rebel

Kamalnayan Bajaj: A 'Gandhian' rebel

Rediff.com23 Jan 2015

He was a plain talker and never hesitated to put forth his point of view

Can Nikhil Nanda turn around Escorts?

Can Nikhil Nanda turn around Escorts?

Rediff.com22 Jan 2015

His plan revolves around new products, a renewed thrust on exports and some serious cost savings

Is Modi govt's economic agenda ready?

Is Modi govt's economic agenda ready?

Rediff.com10 Jan 2015

Modi government has to come up with a robust economic agenda to impress the masses.

Spectrum scam: What is the actual loss?

Spectrum scam: What is the actual loss?

Rediff.com19 Dec 2014

Though Indians were no strangers to scams, spectrum loss was beyond their wildest imagination.

Real estate: An industry built on black money

Real estate: An industry built on black money

Rediff.com5 Dec 2014

As real estate is about a tenth of the Indian economy, the extent of black money floating around in the sector is huge.

The extraordinary story of an unsung billionaire

The extraordinary story of an unsung billionaire

Rediff.com21 Nov 2014

Qimat Rai Gupta's roots were truly modest. Early in life, he had even sold oil on a cycle in the villages of Punjab.

Why sugar is turning sour for Uttar Pradesh

Why sugar is turning sour for Uttar Pradesh

Rediff.com7 Nov 2014

This has spelt trouble for the mills. Most of them are unable to pay the farmers.

Anil Agarwal's big plans go wrong in India

Anil Agarwal's big plans go wrong in India

Rediff.com24 Oct 2014

All this is happening at a time when aluminium prices in the world market are firming up.

40 years ago and now: How Ranbaxy moved out of family control

40 years ago and now: How Ranbaxy moved out of family control

Rediff.com22 Oct 2014

Ranbaxy did its maiden public issue in 1973.

Bullet trains in India: Fast track to nowhere?

Bullet trains in India: Fast track to nowhere?

Rediff.com12 Sep 2014

Some would argue that it bullet trains are too expensive for the cash-starved Indian Railways, and its cost far outweighs the benefits.

Build toilets in the mind first

Build toilets in the mind first

Rediff.com29 Aug 2014

According to the 2011 census, 67 per cent of rural households and 13 per cent of urban households defecate in the open.

How crony capitalism is killing the Indian economy

How crony capitalism is killing the Indian economy

Rediff.com15 Aug 2014

Mr Modi, it came across, did not want to be seen as favouring any one business group.