All stories by Bhupesh Bhandari
Lessons from the Idea-Vodafone mergerRediff.com31 Mar 2017
This merger, Bhupesh Bhandari believes, will be watched keenly by management gurus the world over.
Gripping tale of an iconic businessmanRediff.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 investorRediff.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 MNCsRediff.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 sourRediff.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?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 extraordinaireRediff.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?Rediff.com18 Dec 2015
LCD displays could be produced in India in the near future.
Internet for all? Critical to fix these issues firstRediff.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?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 deeperRediff.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?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 soonRediff.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 wonderRediff.com10 Jul 2015
The whole project smacks of cronyism and corruption
Why Rahul Gandhi needs to be carefulRediff.com8 May 2015
The leader should be cautious while accusing the Modi government of cronyism.
India needs net neutrality? Pros and ConsRediff.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 waysRediff.com13 Mar 2015
Dilip Shanghvi has never tried to be everything to everybody.
The amazing success story of Sunil MittalRediff.com18 Feb 2015
Mittal would travel in trucks with his consignments.
Kamalnayan Bajaj: A 'Gandhian' rebelRediff.com23 Jan 2015
He was a plain talker and never hesitated to put forth his point of view
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?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?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 moneyRediff.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 billionaireRediff.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 PradeshRediff.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 IndiaRediff.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 controlRediff.com22 Oct 2014
Ranbaxy did its maiden public issue in 1973.
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 firstRediff.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 economyRediff.com15 Aug 2014
Mr Modi, it came across, did not want to be seen as favouring any one business group.