We ask this question all the time when were shopping. Whether it is the veggie or fruit vendor or the kirana store, kitne ka hai? (how much does it cost?) is the most heard phrase in a shop. Go to a mall, and barring the super cool, super rich, ... Livemint.com, 3 days ago
When I wrote a piece ( http://goo.gl/SiFxI2 ) about the Nachiket Mor committee report recommending the setting up of payments banks in January this year, I honestly did not think that six months later wed be looking at draft guidelines for such ...Livemint.com, 1 week ago
Even if you are a hard-bitten old journo, some things still have the capacity to shock. The audacity of an industry lobby that keeps pushing for corporate profitability, even if it is at the cost of fairness, transparency and consumer rights, isn't ...Livemint.com, 2 weeks ago The Indian Banks' Association is shockingly anti-consumer [Mint, New Delhi :: ] BusinessWeek, 2 weeks ago
Since this is the pre-budget lobbying season, here is a pitch for an investor-friendly product that also collects money for the government. At the moment, banks and insurance companies are the octopus arms of the government that suck money out of ...Livemint.com, 1 month ago
The way life insurance is manufactured and sold in India is much like a trap, with regulators, companies, sellers and ombudsmen all colluding to defraud households of their money. The trap works like this: you have a bank that youve banked with for ...Livemint.com, 1 month ago
The pre-budget buzz has begun. Page one stories are all about the finance minister meeting the regulators, the banks and the financial sector captains to get inputs on what needs to be done to facilitate the flow of money that business will need as ...Livemint.com, 1 month ago Decoding financial lobby-speak [Mint, New Delhi :: ] BusinessWeek, 1 month ago
Theyre saying that the Sensex will touch 12,000? She said in a hushed whisper. It is 2005 and I am talking to a senior citizen couple who have come as guests to get their financial plan made in my first television show called Show Me the Money with ...Livemint.com, 1 month ago
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