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Bhupesh Bhandari: Women in command?

The large female contingent at the Republic Day parade was meant to showcase woman power in the country’s armed forces. Though they are still not allowed into combat roles, it represents progress and evolution in worldview. Watching them march smartly ...

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Bhupesh Bhandari: Uttar Pradesh versus the banks

Uttar Pradesh’s sugar crisis now also has the banks firmly in its grip. The state government has asked the Union finance ministry to rein in the state-owned banks that, it alleges, are trying to interfere in the state’s internal policy ...

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Bhupesh Bhandari: The struggles of Anil Agarwal

A few days back, there was a newspaper advertisement from the Anil Agarwal Foundation seeking to appoint its vice-chairman and chief executive officer. The advertisement called the foundation a “high-impact philanthropic initiative from the founding family of Vedanta (Resources)”. On ...

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Bhupesh Bhandari: Bullet points

The Japanese want to sell their bullet-train systems to India, and so do the Chinese. If some Indian Railways officers are to be believed, even the French are interested, except they don’t have the money that will help India make ...

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Bhupesh Bhandari: Build toilets in the mind first

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s exhortation to end open defecation has resulted in two large donations for the cause: Rs 100 crore each from the Bharti Foundation, the charitable arm of the Mittal family, and Tata Consultancy Services. The money may ...

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Bhupesh Bhandari: Cronies under fire

In his 2012 book, Breakout Nations, Ruchir Sharma said that any country that produces too many billionaires, relative to its size, is in all likelihood off balance. “If the average billionaire of a country has amassed too much wealth, not ...

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Bhupesh Bhandari: Revisiting the Satyam scam

Five-and-a-half years after B Ramalinga Raju confessed the fraud he had committed at Satyam Computer Services, the Securities and Exchange Board of India, or Sebi, has found him and four others (former managing director B Rama Raju, chief financial officer ...

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Bhupesh Bhandari: Too much investigation

Cardiologists of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, or AIIMS, have launched an initiative called the Society for Less Investigative Medicine to reduce unnecessary medical tests, The Times of India has reported. This is acknowledgment from within the community ...

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