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Internet Trouble

'Is the tech wonder of our times headed for trouble?' asks Ajit Balakrishnan.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com 'Merkel and Macron warn against perils of digital imperialism'. I rubbed my eyes in disbelief when I read this in the respected and normally balanced British newspaper, The Telegraph, reporting from the World Economic Forum at Davos a few weeks ago: Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany, and Emmanuel Macron, president of France, warning the rest of the countries of Europe 'to ... Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
Are we Indians technology-averse? Rediff.com, 2 months 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/Rediff.com 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 ...
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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/Rediff.com 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 ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

The Sari Satyagraha

A short story by award-winning writer Madhulika Liddle. Illustrations: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com The washerwoman, her sari clinging to her wet ankles as she drew water from the well, was the first to inform Sulakshana of the news. Sulakshana had been sitting on the charpai under the neem tree that grew in a corner of the courtyard. It was her favourite place, the place she always retired to after she had done the little bit of supervision that was required to keep the household moving in its ...
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Sheena Bora Trial: The secretary speaks. The plot thickens

Indrani called her personal assistant Kajal Sharma from the UK, May 3, 2012, and told her she had to sign Sheena's resignation letter as if she was Sheena signing it.But she had to first practice the signature and send Indrani proof of her proficiency in signing Sheena's name before sending the letter off.Sharma said she was reluctant and told the court that she told Indrani as much, but Indrani demanded it of her.Vaihayasi P Daniel reports from the Sheena Bora murder trial.Illustration: ...
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How quitting Facebook can help reduce stress

According to a study, abstaining from Facebook activity makes your stress hormone drop.  Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com A group of researchers at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, has found out that quitting Facebook makes the user de-stressed. The finding comes days after the Cambridge Analytica scandal has come out in the open. Data of millions of Facebook users was used to influence the choice of voters during the ...
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How to buy the best health insurance

Health insurance expert Anil Rego in an online chat with readers answers health insurance queries. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Prashant Soni: Can I buy 2-3 policies and pay the final hospital bill by dividing the amount among these 2-3 policies? If YES, Is there any specific process do I need to follow? Anil Rego: We cannot divide the amount among all the policies. The way it works is, use one policy fully and take the next policy and use it fully and move to the last one.   ...
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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/Rediff.com 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," ...
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Firms irked by RBI's order to store payments data in India

While most banks in India store all this data on Indian servers in their core banking systems, the current directive addresses new-age payment and fintech companies operating in the space Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Indian financial technology companies don’t seem to catch a breath. Even as firms operating in the financial space were coming to terms with know-your-customer norms, the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) directive to store all financial data in India ...
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Note ban boosted fake notes, suspicious transactions, reveals FIU report

‘The number of suspicious transaction reports received in 2016-17 is 4,73,006 which is more than four times as compared to 2015-16 and this increase is attributed to demonetisaton exercise,’ the Financial Intelligence Unit’s report has said.  The country’s banks received an all-time high amount of fake currency and also detected an over 480 per cent jump in suspicious transactions post demonetisation, a first-ever report on dubious deposits made in the wake of the ...
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