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Shopping 3.0 is here

Turbocharged with technology is becoming the Holy Grail of retail. Indrajit Gupta reports. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com  Last month, Kishore Biyani set the cat among the pigeons by unveiling an audacious blueprint -- Retail 3.0. The Future Group czar's vision is to create 10,000 small stores by 2022 that would be turbocharged with technology -- shopping assistants, ordering apps, in-store sensors, digital coupons, voice-activated ordering, self-check outs options, et al -- to ... Rediff.com, 3 days ago

Jamshedpur's new man of steel

'He was sought after because he delivered.'Ishita Ayan Dutt profiles Tata Steel's new boss.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com T V Narendran, the newly appointed global CEO & MD of Tata Steel, runs at the rate of 8 km an hour, three days a week. Last year and the year before, he ran 10 km in the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K marathon. Running for him is not just a way to stay fit, it's also his thinking time.   As he slips into a global role, he might have to run some extra laps to deal ...
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Active funds vs ETFs: Where should you invest?

ETFs may be an option if you are considering only large-cap funds, experts tell Tinesh Bhasin. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com With the launch of Bharat 22 Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF), the expense ratio of ETFs has touched a new low of 0.0095 per cent. This has revived the debate on active versus passive mutual funds (MFs) and whether it's time for investors to look at such low-cost ETFs.   The money that an investor saves in fees helps him in increasing returns on investments.
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India's quest for skills

Ajit Balakrishnan on how Indian society and the polity need to be carried along.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com. A couple of years ago, in a moment of heroic idealism, I volunteered to teach algebra to Class VIII students in a neighbourhood school, a few yards away from where I live, in Colaba, Mumbai. A sizeable proportion of the children in the class were sons and daughters of fishermen working off the nearby Sasoon Docks.   My lasting memory of this brief episode (alas, ...
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5 tips to help you pick the right equity fund

Follow these and the your chances of earning higher returns will improve... Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com There are different approaches to managing money and creating wealth. So the first filter in selecting a fund is deciding on the type of fund you would like -- value or growth; or even based on the market cap. Once you have arrived at that, it is time to pick the one from the peer set.   The five questions mentioned below should help. However, do note that none of them make ...
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Is your smartphone stealing from you?

Sleep, brain power and all the things that your gadget may be stealing from you. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Adolescents today are increasingly depriving themselves of sleep, and instead spending more time on their smartphones or other devices, say scientists who found that teens sleep fewer hours per night than older generations. Most sleep experts agree that adolescents need nine hours of sleep each night to be engaged and productive students; less than seven hours is considered ...
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The freelancing way of life and business

Employers and employees alike are embracing the gig economy in India. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com  Recent data from job site Indeed suggests that the Indian labour market is experiencing a shift towards a gig economy, with an increasing number of workers seeking contractual or freelancing opportunities. With recruiters too rethinking their remote work programmes, 7.7 per cent of all companies posting on the Indeed platform in India offer flexible work opportunities.
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Much Ado About Ratings

'The history of Moody's India ratings tells its own story,' points out T N Ninan. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com India's sovereign rating upgrade by Moody's Investors Service is a second shot in the arm for the Modi government, still reeling from domestic criticism for economic bungling. The first booster shot was the sharp improvement in the country's position in the World Bank's Doing Business rankings. It will be the icing on the government's cake if the July-September numbers on ...
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4 reasons why agents mis-sell insurance policies

Dilip Kumar Jha explains what the buyers must do to protect their own interest.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com With mis-selling of insurance, especially life insurance, being rampant, the media is full of such occurrences. Whenever there is a discussion on this problem in any forum, the usual tendency is to blame the seller. While this is not entirely wrong, some part of the blame must surely be shared by the rules and regulations that incentivise sellers to behave in the manner they ...
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5 Questions on GST answered!

Does a doctor need to pay GST and other queries... Amit Bhagat answers them.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com I am a doctor running an ENT hospital. As I understand this is exempted from GST. I am also planning to sell hearing aids to patients. Will I get to claim exemption on the hearing aids I sell if my turnover is less than Rs 1 crore?   The GST law has exempted health care services provided by an authorised medical practitioner from payment of GST. Therefore, if you are ...
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