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When to exit expensive insurance policies
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When to exit expensive insurance policies

You can exit Ulips after five years, says Priya Nair.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com In the tax filing season, many people go ahead and buy insurance policies just to save some tax. And it is only after a couple of years that they realise that the policy is too expensive to maintain. Worse still, there are situations when you realise that a market-linked product is giving extremely low returns vis-a-vis your equity fund, simply because of the high costs. Many financial planners would ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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How scammers cheat online shoppers

Be cautious when purchasing from little-known Web sites, advises Tinesh Bhasin. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com With shoppers perpetually on the hunt for bargains online, scammers have begun to lure them with attractive offers and discounts. It's only after an individual receives a counterfeit product or doesn't get a delivery at all that he realises he has been cheated. Abhyuday Agarwal, a 29-year-old entrepreneur, came across an advertisement on a social network site that offered ...
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Firing your buddy? Remember company first, friendship later

It is important to establish a professional boundary with your friend at work, says Sanjana Ray. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com While we are encouraged to harbour a dazzling team spirit and maintain good relationships with everyone we work with, it's time we understand the difference between being 'friends' and being 'professional friends'. When it comes to the former, the friendship expands to the world outside the office space and we take a personal interest in the concerned person ...
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'80-90% of real estate developers will shut down'

'And the top 10 per cent will grow because they have to serve the market.'Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Piramal Enterprises' market capitalisation has grown 120 per cent in the past year to Rs 45,029 crores (Rs 450.29 billion), largely on robust growth from its non-bank finance corporation business. Ajay Piramal, chairman of the Piramal Group and the Shriram Group, spoke to Abhineet Kumar on his plans. Do you expect revenue from your financial services business to overtake revenue ...
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Delhi's unaccountable Raja Kejriwal

'The Aam Aadmi's prophet is out of touch with both the city and his own flock,' says Sunil Sethi.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com After more than 40 years of living in the same house in a south Delhi neighbourhood, I recently moved to a temporary flat a few blocks away. Close by the old house stands a magnificent 16th century Lodi dynasty mosque, badly neglected by the Archaeological Survey; next to it a large municipal school. Both are plagued by a humongous garbage dump that also ...
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What the fiddich! Why are books so fat?

Just as scotch bottles have become bigger, novels have also become fatter. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com. A few days ago, a friend said he doesn’t read fiction. This reminded me of an incident 40 years ago when, largely in order to prevent an earnest friend from forcing Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Virginia Woolf, etc on me, I told her I never read story books and that my tastes in fiction ran very much lower. Eventually, she turned her attention to someone else and I was ...
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How to reduce health insurance premiums

Anil Rego shares six tips to help you bring down your cost of owning an insurance policy Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Having enough health insurance protection is non-negotiable. However, health insurance premiums can be high when one ends up taking protection for one's family as well as parents. Are there some ways in which one can invest in a smart manner such that the health insurance premiums can be reduced? Read on to know more. 1. Starting early This is the basic tenet for any ...
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He knew what made India 'India'

Martand Singh, the master of weaves, took India to the world, notes Ritika Kochhar.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Design curator and writer Mayank Mansingh Kaul says Martand Singh 'Mapu' was foundational to his work. "For my generation, his work was the benchmark that brought the rigour of thorough research and expert execution together, with great imaginative and creative leaps," he says. It's hard to think of national icons outside politics, movies and sports, but in the passing of ...
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Single dad is a sex symbol. Single mother is an unfortunate woman.

Kanika Datta calls out our parenting stereotypes and how both men and women play into them. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Pay disparities and the high drop-out rate of professionally qualified women from the white-collar workforce have been topics of fiercely contested debates about gender equality in the workplace. Innate male prejudice is responsible for these problems, the activists say. Managements (mostly malem, but the occasional female too) insist that the gap is illusory and ...
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Why the 2 videos from Kashmir show our Army is the best

Indian soldiers in Kashmir are not on a joy ride scouting for people to kill, says Vivek Gumaste.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Two conflicting videos that emerged from troubled Kashmir last week have sparked a high voltage national debate, set off a spat of acerbic Twitter exchanges and unleashed a bitter war of words between ideological adversaries. These two visuals ostensibly project contrasting images of the Indian Army -- one showcases the exemplary restraint of a soldier while ...
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