Now STPs or variable SIPs can earn better returns than vanilla SIPs, experts tell Priya Nair.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Financial planners always advise you to invest in stock markets through systematic investment plans (SIPs) because it helps deal with volatility -- a common feature in stock or mutual fund investing. And the typical argument is that when markets go down, leading to falling net asset value (NAV) of schemes, the SIP will help garner more units. These additional units ... Rediff.com, 1 day ago
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Dreamchasers, written by Rediff.com's senior journalist Shobha Warrier chronicling the stories of entrepreneurs from the South of Vindhyas, was launched today afternoon at Thiruvananthapuram's Press Club at the hands of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Photograph alongside shows Shobha handing over a copy of her book to the chief minister; watching on is Ajit Balakrishnan, the founder and CEO of Rediff.com. Shobha, an acclaimed short story writer in Malayalam had won ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago Journalism with a conscience The Hindu, 5 days ago
Rediff.com’s A Ganesh Nadar captures the mood and scenes from outside the hall in Vaanagaram where Sasikala was appointed as the new party chief. IMAGE: Posters of Jayalalithaa dotted the roads leading to the marriage hall where the AIADMK members were to meet. Photograph: A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com Politics moved from Chennai to the outskirts of the city, Vaanagaram, on Thursday when the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam passed a resolution appointing VK Sasikala, close aide of ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Vanita Kohli-Khandekar reports on the ongoing battle for the top spot between publishers S Chand and Navneet. IMAGE: Both S Chand and Navneet don’t rule out more acquisitions. And both reckon that potential acquisitions should be a minimum Rs 100 crore in size for them to be worth the effort. Photograph: Parth Sanyal/Reuters. In the first week of December, the Rs 540-crore Delhi-based S Chand & Company acquired a majority stake (74 per cent) in Kolkata-based Chhaya Prakashani.Rediff.com, 8 hours ago
When Hitesh Harisinghani (Text, Videos) went for the launch of Karan Johar’s book, An Unsuitable Boy, this was not what he had expected. It was like a Karan Johar film. There was a beautiful set with a massive chandelier, much like that single stunning piece of statement jewellery, which keeps demanding your attention. There were handsome men – Shah Rukh Khan, Siddharth Malhotra and Manish and Punit Malhotra – and beautiful women – Alia Bhatt, Gauri Khan and Shweta ...Rediff.com, 8 hours ago I feel the need of becoming a parent: Karan Johar Rediff.com, 1 day ago Karan Johar becomes An Unsuitable Boy! Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
... He points out, for instance, that the fiction of Junot Daz and Jhumpa Lahiri speaks "to a very particular contemporary immigration experience,' but at the same time tell stories about "longing for this better place but also feeling displaced" -- a theme central to much of American literature, and not unlike books by Philip Roth and Saul Bellow that are "steeped with this sense of being an outsider, longing to get in, not sure what you're giving up."Barack Obama on books and how they ...Rediff.com, 8 hours ago
Dattatreya Hosabale and Manmohan Vaidya have been invited as speakers at the literary event starting tomorrow.Radhika Ramaseshan reports. When Dattatreya Hosabale and Manmohan Vaidya were asked to speak at the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival, beginning Wednesday, January 18, the invites sparked a buzz in literary and political circles. The idea of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh seniors occupying the dais at an event largely seen as one dominated by Left-liberal opinion-moulders seemed anathema to ...Rediff.com, 9 hours ago
All you have to do is answer a simple question! Based on a chapter from Robert Damon Schneck's book The President's Vampire, The Bye Bye Man is a story of three friends who move into an house near their college campus and how that changes their life. The film releases on January 20 in India and you can win free couple tickets! All you have to do is answer this simple question: What genre does The Bye Bye Man belong to? ...Rediff.com, 11 hours ago
Dynasts and turncoats in Uttarakhand and Hindutva champions in Uttar Pradesh -- BJP names 64 candidates for Uttarakhand and 149 for UP.Archis Mohan reports: The Bharatiya Janata Party will lean on dynasts and turncoats in Uttarakhand, and on its Hindutva champions, legislators who had been booked for their alleged role in Muzaffarnagar communal riots of 2013, in Uttar Pradesh. The BJP on Monday announced 64 candidates for the 70-member Uttarakhand assembly, and 149 for the seats going ...Rediff.com, 11 hours ago
Bibek Debroy highlights the importance of the Assam Rail Link Project. IMAGE: On the Bengal and Assam railway in Bogopani in 1945. After a rapid reconnaissance in 1947, it was decided to link up the metre gauge systems of the Oudh and Tirhut Railway and isolated parts of the Assam Railway. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images. Let me quote from Economic Weekly (April 18, 1953) to illustrate how important the Assam Rail Link Project (ARLP) was. I could have given it in my words, too. But a quote ...Rediff.com, 11 hours ago
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