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'If you're going to tell me what a lame fossil I am, save it,' says Mitali Saran.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com My generation regularly left home to go to shops to buy things even after the advent of the Internet and smartphones -- which, for a long time, we did not even have. We lived for decades in these horrific conditions, like primitive amoebae scrabbling about in the mud. But let us not dwell on sad things.   The good thing is that, as the generation that went from booking ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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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 ...
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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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Sheena Bora Murder trial: Indrani declares war on Peter

'I have strong reasons to believe that Accused number 4 (A4) Pratim Mukerjea with the assistance of other persons, including Accused no 3 (A3) turned approver Shyamwar Pinturam Rai may have conspired and abducted my daughter Sheena in 2012 and made her untraceable and subsequently destroyed evidence.'Vaihayasi Pande Daniel reports from the Sheena Bora murder trial.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com It was quite an ordinary thumb. Brown. Slender. The thumb didn't seem to be either muscular ...
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Insurance portability can be tricky for you

Most customers don't understand this concept and are unable to benefit from it, says Mahavir Chopra.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India introduced health insurance portability guidelines in 2011 to enable customers to shift seamlessly between insurance companies. Though it is more than more than five years since the guidelines were introduced, most customers still do not understand this concept and hence are unable to benefit from ...
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Aadhaar is based on unscientific thinking, fallible biometric data

Biometric authentication is based on the unscientific and questionable assumption that there are parts of human body that do not age, wither and decay with the passage of time, says Gopal Krishna. The sixth in a seven-part series. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Having read the opinion of Justice R F Nariman and Justice Y V Chandrachud, Justice J Chelameswar wrote his 44-page-long order as part of the verdict of the nine-judge Constitution Bench on Right to Privacy. He wrote, ...
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Why do fire extinguishers attract 28% GST?!

'In a nation where safety standards are the lowest in the world, why make compliance expensive?' asks Aakar Patel.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Once again, indirect taxes were lowered on some items. This usually happens because of three reasons. First, that certain things are politically sensitive, like khakra in Gujarat, which can attract negative headlines. Second, because the government feels that having become more expensive, these items will decline in sales and affect the ...
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Can you solve the 3 Prisoners Problem?

'These problems teach us to think and assess information in a rational way.''That's all important at a time when a minister for education crudely humiliates a schoolteacher for giving the right answers,' says Devangshu Datta.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Game show host Monty Hall (1921 to 2017) died on September 30. Recreational mathematicians will mourn his passage for he devised a most intriguing problem in his 1960s show, Let's Make a Deal. Here's how it went.   A contestant ...
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More bad news: Household savings fall to 2 decade low

The decline is attributed to lower salary growth and a rise in households' financial liabilities, discovers Krishna Kant.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   The household savings rate continues to decline and has touched a two-decade low in 2016-17.   Household savings as a proportion of the gross domestic product at current prices declined to 18.5 per cent in 2016-2017, the lowest rate since 1997-1998. The figure was 19.2 per cent in 2015-2016, and 25.2 per cent at its peak in ...
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DeMo@1: I-T to probe 80K people for cash deposit of over Rs 10 lakh each

This is the new addition to the tax data, which had identified over 600,000 people for scrutiny over huge inconsistencies in the cash deposits. Ilustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com A year since demonetisation of high-value currency notes, the income-tax (I-T) department has identified 80,000 “actionable cases” (people) who deposited cash of over Rs 10 lakh each in bank accounts but have no tax profile.   This is the new addition to the tax data, which had identified over ...
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