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Amit Bhandari

Bhandari is a media, research and finance professional. He holds a B-Tech from IIT-BHU and an MBA from IIM-Ahmedabad.

Latest Articles By Amit Bhandari

Clean Energy Is Not Spotless

Amit Bhandari

The wind and solar energy industry face a few dark spots that need immediate attention. Renewable energy now accounts for over 5 per cent of the electricity generated in India, and growing

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Don’t Report It: How Bihar Fights Crime

Amit Bhandari

Bihar’s murder rate—or murders per 100,000 people—is higher than either MP, Rajasthan, Gujarat or Kerala. One possible explanation is that Bihar is generally low on crime but, for some reason, is more prone to murder

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Brothers In High Tension Debt Bailout Bonhomie

Amit Bhandari

The sale of the power project to JSW Energy will bring down JSPL's debt by about 10%, which may not be enough to move the company back to profitability

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The Long Hangover

Amit Bhandari

The party ended in 2008. But the Tatas, the Mittals, the Ruias and several other large Indian corporates that went global, fuelled with debt, during the 2003-07 bull run, are still paying for it

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TCS And Union Carbide: A Tale Of Double Standards

Amit Bhandari

While the US continues to speak out against the Indian law on nuclear liability, it continues to slap firms with multibillion dollar fines

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Saying No To A Bad Deal: Westinghouse

Amit Bhandari

Apart from the high upfront costs, the US reactors also come with implicit cost – the liability issue – which will be borne by Indian taxpayers

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Build Versus Buy: ONGC Opts For The Latter

Amit Bhandari

India's state-owned oil exploration company is doing better by buying oil fields elsewhere than by investing in producing from its own.

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Cheaper Renewable Energy Soars Past Nuclear Power In India

Amit Bhandari

Renewable energy in India has overtaken nuclear power as the country seeks carbon-free sources of energy to balance its reliance on coal.

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Column: Crisis Too Big To Ignore

Amit Bhandari

The problems of the power sector have been created over the last several decades and can obviously not be resolved in a hurry. Renewable energy will have to be part of the solution. It would be good to see the government think creatively about this.

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How India Will Protect Nuclear Liabilities Of US Firms

Amit Bhandari

India wants to build more nuclear power plants in an attempt to reduce the share of coal in electricity generation. Increasing the use of nuclear power is also a part of the country’s strategy to tackle climate change

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