Now STPs or variable SIPs can earn better returns than vanilla SIPs, experts tell Priya Nair.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Financial planners always advise you to invest in stock markets through systematic investment plans (SIPs) because it helps deal with volatility -- a common feature in stock or mutual fund investing. And the typical argument is that when markets go down, leading to falling net asset value (NAV) of schemes, the SIP will help garner more units. These additional units ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
During a war, there are just four possibilities a soldier faces.One: Victorious and safe.Two: Wounded.Three: Killed in action.Four: Prisoner of War.It was my fate to face the fourth, says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd) on the year spent as a prisoner of war in Pakistan during the 1971 War.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com December 5, 1971. Six Gorkha soldiers and I were on a reconnaissance patrol on the western border in Punjab, along the Ravi river, when the Pakistani army launched a ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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