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'The nature of jobs is changing'

'We want to connect unique skills that students have with the unique jobs being created.'Illustration: Dominic Xavier/ Errol D'Souza -- the new director of the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad -- faces challenges such as hiring quality faculty and boosting research to meeting the board's expectations. Professor D'Souza shares the road map for the B-school, especially under the new IIM Act, with Vinay Umarji.   As the new director, what is the road map you have laid out ..., 1 week ago

Advertising: Another turn of the wheel due?

The world awaits a creative breakthrough for mobile phone ads, says Ajit Balakrishnan. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/ Advertising in its many forms has long had an uneasy relationship with society. On the one hand it provides the revenue that keeps alive all forms of media, be it newspapers and TV in an earlier era or Websites and mobile apps in our times. On the other, society has always cast a sceptical eye on the way advertising is done, whether promoting fairness as a key ...
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Live chat: Budget 2018, saving tax and filing IT returns

Join Mahesh Padmanabhan for an online chat February 2, Friday between 4 pm and 5 pm Illustration: Dominic Xavier/ Now that the Union Budget 2018-19 is out of the way and there being nothing much for the salaried taxpayer in it – except the Rs 40,000 standard deduction – you must have already started your 'where-to-invest-to-save-tax' and 'how-quickly-and-efficiently-to-file-tax' scramble. Financial year 2017-18 will be drawing to a close on March 31, 2018. And with every ...
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Why Nirav Modi reminds me of Nick Leeson

Decades apart, but the drama linked to the two appears similar, says Nivedita Mookerji.Illustration: Dominic Xavier Nick Leeson, the rogue trader who captured our imagination way back in 1995, has come alive in various conversations ever since the Punjab National Bank-Nirav Modi scam broke. The two are not quite the same, but the drama linked to any scandal is often similar, if we were to look at how events unfolded and how the authorities reacted. In the case of PNB, everyone seems to be ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

PNB appoints forensic auditor for NiMo-Choksi fraud case

PNB issued a formal appointment letter to Belgium-based consultancy firm BDO Illustration: Dominic Xavier/ Punjab National Bank (PNB) has appointed Belgium-based consultancy firm BDO as forensic auditor for five of Nirav Modi Group companies that lead to the biggest ever banking fraud of $2 billion in the country.   Besides, more than two dozen banks have decided to seek a forensic audit to establish if Mehul Choksi-led Gitanjali Gems has also indulged in fraud. PNB issued ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

4 ways the Budget cheers senior citizens

Thanks to Budget 2018, seniors can invest more and also save more.Tinesh Bhasin reports.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/ For those in the lower tax brackets (5 and 20 per cent) who don't like the volatility that comes with equities, fixed-income instruments like fixed deposits (FDs) and Senior Citizens Savings Scheme (SCSS) have turned more attractive than debt mutual funds.   "Other than fixed-income debt instruments becoming attractive, seniors can now invest in Pradhan Mantri ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Can this Indian team kill the Blue Whale Challenge?

The project aims to use the same technology that was killing lives to save lives.  Illustration: Dominic Xavier/ A research project is in the offing that flags potential curators and victims of the Blue Whale Challenge, thus preventing kids and adults alike from falling prey to the 'deadly' game. The project, started in September last year, is being prepared by the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology. Faculty in-charge, Professor Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, said the ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

PSU banks lost Rs 227 bn to frauds in 5 years

Over 25,600 cases of banking fraud reported up to December 21, 2017, says Minister RS Prasad.  Illustration: Dominic Xavier/ Public sector banks lost a total of Rs 227.43 billion due to banking fraud between 2012 and 2016, notes an IIM-Bangalore study.  Electronics and Information-Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad recently told Parliament, quoting Reserve Bank of India data, there had been over 25,600 cases of banking fraud worth Rs 1.79 billion reported up to ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Football Briefs: Ronaldo hits hat-trick; Bayern extend dominance

News of all that's transpired on and off the football field IMAGE: Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring. Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters Cristiano Ronaldo bagged a hat-trick as Real Madrid thrashed Real Sociedad 5-2 in La Liga on Saturday to warm up for their Champions League clash with Paris St Germain in style.   Real's big victory over Sociedad took them third above Valencia but they trail Barcelona by 16 points as they turn their attention to the defence of their ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Harish Kapadia: India's Greatest Mountaineer

Harish Kapadia is the only Indian to win mountaineering's most prestigious award, reports Sadiya Upade.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/ Early in November Harish Kapadia was conferred the Piolets d'Or Asia Lifetime Achievement Award from the Union of Asian Alpine Associations, which hands out the 'Oscars of climbing'. How did he celebrate? By climbing another mountain, of course. This time, he and his group headed out to explore Incheon in South Korea. "It was just a day-long trek," ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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