Prakash Bhandari

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When the Mughals turned to demonetisation

When the Mughals turned to demonetisation

Rediff.com8 Apr 2017

It's five months after 8/11. But this is not the first time that India's currency of the time faced the axe. The Mughals, after invading a territory, would effect the demonetisation of the local currency with the aim to cripple the economy of the land.

Why Bangladesh cast a keen eye on Assam, West Bengal poll results

Why Bangladesh cast a keen eye on Assam, West Bengal poll results

Rediff.com3 Jun 2016

The elections in two eastern Indian states were keenly observed in Bangladesh for two major contentious issues, writes Prakash Bhandari from Dhaka.

Rabindranath Tagore's Bangladesh legacy lives on

Rabindranath Tagore's Bangladesh legacy lives on

Rediff.com18 May 2016

Rabindranath Tagore's ancestral home in Shahzadpur holds not only historical value but the potential to provide for the region's educational needs.

Meet India's centenarian WWII hero

Meet India's centenarian WWII hero

Rediff.com17 Mar 2016

During the World War, Singh fought alongside the Allied Forces in North West Frontier province, Eritrea, Abyssinia (now Ethiopia), Libya, Egypt and Italy.

Ayub Khan, the war hero who became an MP

Ayub Khan, the war hero who became an MP

Rediff.com28 Sep 2015

Decorated with a Vir Chakra for leading an attack that destroyed four tanks, Risaldar Ayub Khan shared a name with the Pakistani president who ordered the invasion of India in 1965. India's Ayub came from a family of soldiers and made his country proud.

How unexploded bombs are making it to scrap markets in Pokhran

How unexploded bombs are making it to scrap markets in Pokhran

Rediff.com24 Jul 2015

While the Army says it follows proper procedure to maintain a record of ammunition, it admits that due to the vastness of the firing ranges some fired ammunition may get buried in the ground and remain there without getting detected, reports Prakash Bhandari.

Has Vasundhara Raje overcome the political storm?

Has Vasundhara Raje overcome the political storm?

Rediff.com2 Jul 2015

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, who has been facing the opposition's pressure to quit in connection with the 'Lalitgate' may have survived the first salvo, but it remains to be seen how dexterously she manages the show in the coming days, says Prakash Bhandari.

The changing fortunes of Lalit Modi

The changing fortunes of Lalit Modi

Rediff.com23 Jun 2015

Prakash Bhandari chalks the journey of Lalit Modi from his troubled adolescent days to his mid-life crisis, from his grand success at the India Premier League to his dramatic exit from it

Lalit Modi, friend's haveli plans done in by fallout with Vasundhara

Lalit Modi, friend's haveli plans done in by fallout with Vasundhara

Rediff.com19 Jun 2015

Two ancient havelis bought by former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi and his wife Minal's company at Amer, the old capital of Jaipur's Kacchawa rulers, are now in possession of the state government with signages of the archaeology department stating that the property belongs to the state government.

Why Vasundhara Raje finds herself in a mess today

Why Vasundhara Raje finds herself in a mess today

Rediff.com18 Jun 2015

Lalit Modi's interview with television news channel explaining how Vasundhara Raje took his wife to Portugal for cancer treatment shows that he is seeking revenge against the Rajasthan chief minister.

Modiji, not just Teesta, talk of transit, transhipment, please!

Modiji, not just Teesta, talk of transit, transhipment, please!

Rediff.com4 Jun 2015

Not many people in Bangladesh are talking about the Teesta issue.

Deal on enclaves marks a new beginning for India-Bangladesh ties

Deal on enclaves marks a new beginning for India-Bangladesh ties

Rediff.com28 May 2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done the seemingly impossible by finalising the long-pending Land Boundary Agreement ahead of his Bangladesh visit, writes Prakash Bhandari.

The 'nowhere people' of Myanmar

The 'nowhere people' of Myanmar

Rediff.com27 May 2015

As Myanmar refuses to accept that the boat-loads of refugees abandoned at mid-sea are its people, claiming instead that they are from Bangladesh, the plight of the Rohingyas has worsened, reports Prakash Bhandari from Dhaka.

Why Modi will get a hero's welcome in Bangladesh

Why Modi will get a hero's welcome in Bangladesh

Rediff.com22 May 2015

The parliamentary clearance to the Land Boundary Agreement Bill has ensured that Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets the same tumultuous welcome which late Indira Gandhi received when she first visited Bangladesh after the liberation war in 1972

Bangladesh sets up university to commemorate Tagore's contribution

Bangladesh sets up university to commemorate Tagore's contribution

Rediff.com15 May 2015

Each year Rabindra Jayanti is celebrated with fervour and festivity across Bangladesh.

Afghan power-sharing keeps everyone on tenterhooks

Afghan power-sharing keeps everyone on tenterhooks

Rediff.com23 Sep 2014

As Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah form a joint government after contesting the presidential election against each other, Prakash Bhandari reports from Kabul on the problems facing the new, US-brokered arrangement.