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Mani Shankar Aiyar is down, but not out

'I am in mortal danger not personally, but politically,' Mani Shankar Aiyar tells Anjali Puri.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Mani Shankar Aiyar walks into the House of Ming at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Delhi, not in his usual kurta pyjama but in Delhi Gymkhana Club chic -- moss green tweed jacket daringly mismatched with a purple striped tie and a mauve shirt, and a blue pocket square. The veteran Congressman, who hit the headlines last month for all the wrong reasons, looks jaunty -- ... Rediff.com, 1 month 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 ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

Are we Indians technology-averse?

Some examples that show we may be call for introspection, says Ajit Balakrishnan.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Just the other day, a very senior banker I was in conversation with said to me, "I just don't understand technology" in the same nonchalant way I could probably say, 'I don't understand tantra' -- I mean, accepting its existence but not being bothered enough to dig deep enough to understand it. In a similar vein, the founder and head of a multimillion-dollar venture capital ...
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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.com3 weeks 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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8 golden money lessons to keep your finances healthy through the year

Managing your money in January will set the trend for rest of the year, says Adhil Shetty. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com The financial decisions you take at the start of the year can decide how you are placed financially for rest of the year. So in January 2018, take prompt and effective decisions to keep your finances sorted through the year.   We tell you some simple rules that will ensure you stay financially healthy in 2018. Plan your tax The New Year is here, but the ...
 Rediff.com1 month 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 ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

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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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," ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago
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