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Buying insurance? Know your rights first
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Buying insurance? Know your rights first

Naval Goel of PolicyX answers some important questions before buying insurance policies Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Although buying insurance of all kinds has become mandatory these days, there are still unanswered questions for the average consumer when understanding the intricacies of the policy rules and coverage. Many insurance companies are trying their best to simplify the policy documentation by bringing more transparency to the products they offer and their pros and ... Rediff.com, 3 days ago
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Professional manager, businessman...

Ajit Balakrishnan on mapping the Business Serengeti.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com The other day, when I was introduced at a conference as 'a businessman', I found myself squirming. I almost stood up to correct my introducer, but a basic sense of diplomacy made me hesitate. Since that moment I have been introspecting why the term 'businessman' seemed so much of a pejorative one to me. I realised that if I had been introduced as an 'entrepreneur' I would have been okay.   Was ...
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So much for tax compliance under GST

Deadline ends, after two extensions and only 70% file detailed return for July Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com About 70 per cent of the assessees under the goods and services tax (GST) had filed detailed sales returns for July as on Tuesday, the official deadline. Low compliance, said officials.   No further extension was given; the deadline had been extended twice earlier. About 4.59 million entities of the eligible 6.5 mn filed the GSTR-1 return, for the first month of GST. "We ...
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Do you know how dangerous your smartphone is?

Are you an innocent smartphone user in a perilous online world, asks Geetanjali Krishna. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com It’s a jungle out there and we’ve no weapons! I often get the feeling that, as a society, we’re moving so fast that not only our cultural norms but also our laws are unable to keep up. Take cyber safety, for instance. Today, several schools offer cyber security workshops, ensuring that teenagers at least know about the dangers of sharing information ...
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The lesson India must learn from Indore

The city is waging a war against garbage, says Anjuli Bhargava.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com On the face of it, Indore looks like just another unremarkable Indian town in central India. Unlike its less commercial cousin, Bhopal, Indore has little to offer in terms of visual beauty and charm. The fact that it is the commercial hub of Madhya Pradesh also isn’t evident to an outside observer. But don’t judge a book by its cover.   At this point in time, there is nothing ...
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5 tips to help you buy the best health insurance plan

Harjot Singh Narula lists five checkpoints to help you find the best health insurance plan Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com If you are planning to buy a health insurance plan, it is important not to buy it blind folded. With various comparison portals in place, it is effortless for a layperson to understand and compare multiple health insurance plans to buy the best fit.   These are five most important aspects you must look out for before buying health insurance plans 1. Room rent ...
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By end 2017, Google to have its India Cloud Region in Mumbai

It will compete with rivals Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com After delayed entry into India’s fast-growing cloud services market, information technology giant Google is banking on its machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) prowess to win customers and compete with rivals Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.   The internet major has vast swathes of user data, thanks to popular services such as Android, Google Search, Gmail ...
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Jumpstarting India's start-up dream

A minor fix in tax laws can make start-ups bloom, says Ajit Balakrishnan. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com. Last weekend a group of serious-faced men came to see me. When they called me, they’d said they needed some tips to make their venture to assist Indian start-ups successful, and I was only too happy to meet them. As soon as they came in, they eyed my dining table and, once there, spread out a large sheet of paper on which was a perspective drawing of a three-storeyed ...
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Infosys gets a month to fix GSTN glitches

Group of ministers to review progress every fortnight.Raghu Krishnan reports.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com The group of ministers constituted to look into technical glitches in the goods and services tax network has identified a set of common issues after talking to corporate entities such as Unilever, various state tax department officials and tax consultants. At its first review meeting in Bengaluru, the GoM asked vendor Infosys to fix these glitches by October-end.   Led by ...
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Yes, there is a real Phunsukh Wangdu!

Anshul meets Sonam Wangchuk, the man who inspired Aamir Khan's role in 3 Idiots.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Do the names Phunsukh Wangdu or Rancchoddas Shyamaldas Chanchad aka Rancho ring a bell? They are the various names of the protagonist in Raju Hirani's movie, 3 Idiots, played by Aamir Khan. The character they belonged to wasn't a figment of a fertile imagination, but drew inspiration from the real life story of an engineer-cum-scientist called Sonam Wangchuk.   This ...
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