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Want to wear a dhoti?
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Want to wear a dhoti?

Wearing a dhoti isn't something you can learn with some sleight of hand, says Kishore Singh.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Women say that draping a saree is easy, so wearing a dhoti should be a breeze, right? A few years ago, having received some trendy lungis from an artist in Colombo, I had thought to wear them to parties in the unisex fashion that young fashionistas carry off so effortlessly. Unfortunately, it didn't go down well. First, of course, was the trouble with the tying of ... Rediff.com, 6 days ago
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How Modi's anti-corruption drive has helped

Rapid rise in disposal of corruption cases against govt employees has helped Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com It is the anti-corruption fight that has helped India join a select group of nations whose gross domestic product (GDP) growth rates have gone up in tandem with their ranking on competitiveness.   The World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index shows India has principally moved ahead in targeting corruption, more than any other indicator. And within the ...
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Indian democracy is in the fight of its life

'And if you think this is alarmist nonsense, you are helping it happen,' says Mitali Saran.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Tuesday, September 5, was a terrible, difficult night, when news broke that outspoken Kannadiga journalist Gauri Lankesh had been murdered in Bengaluru. Lankesh was not in a conflict zone, or a riot, or a hostage crisis, or in any of the other dangerous situations that journalists often encounter. She was doing what working people do -- coming home in the evening, ...
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A Maharashtra village's cashless dream goes bust

The government started promoting cashless transactions but forgot that it needs infrastructure. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Dhasai, Maharashtra’s first and only cashless village, no longer lives up to its name. Residents of Dhasai don’t pull out their cards to swipe it on electronic data capture (EDC) machine anymore. Most transactions are now in cash. The convenience of using cash is partly the reason why people have given up on electronic payments. The lack of requisite ...
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Harassed homebuyers stop paying EMIs

Experts say the move will make matters worse for buyers, reports Karan Choudhury.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Gautam Chatterjee, a buyer in JaypeeWishTown’s Kosmos project, has stopped paying his equated monthly instalment to ICICI Bank for an apartment he was supposed to start living in three years ago.  He is not alone. According to the various homebuyers’ support groups for those who have invested in Jaypee Infratech and the Amrapali Group, more than 1,500 buyers ...
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The bad news is real! India's economy has indeed slowed down

Need of the hour is to spend to grow more, the study said. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Noting that the economy has been on a downslide since September 2016, SBI Research on Tuesday said the slowdown is real and not technical and called for more public spending to arrest the slide. "We certainly believe that we are in a slowdown mode since September 2016 and a slowdown that has been prolonged to Q1 of this fiscal year is technically not short-term in nature or even transient," SBI ...
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Govt wants rate cuts to revive growth

Lower interest rates needed to boost manufacturing, officials say.Arup Roychoudhury reports.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com "There is scope for monetary easing because of inflation projections. Inflation last month picked up, but our analysis has taken that into consideration. We had based it on a mid-term inflation of 4 per cent," said a senior official when asked what the Centre thought of another rate cut. The next meeting of the MPC is on October 3-4. The MPC has cut rates only once ...
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Tips for diabetics who plan to fast during Navratri

Follow these tips if you want to control your diabetes during Navratri. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com  Navratri is here and people celebrate this festival with joy. It is observed for different reasons and celebrated differently in various parts of India. Fasting during Navratri is considered very sacred and it is done to propitiate Goddess Durga and seek her blessings. Apart from the religious aspect of it, even scientifically it helps purify the body through flushing ...
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GST Council will now meet on Oct 6

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan's wish to levy indirect tax on petrol unlikely to be taken up Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council might not take up the issue of including petroleum under the new indirect tax system at its next meeting, which was advanced by a couple of weeks to October 6. The meeting is likely to take up the issue of problems affecting the GST Network (GSTN) and exporters’ concerns.   Just three months since the roll ...
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Stocks: How to navigate the next big fall

The longer a bear market lasts, the more the eventual returns are, says Devangshu Datta.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com It is an axiom that stocks are never fairly priced. The theory of reflexivity states that when a big downtrend or uptrend starts, it is guaranteed to overshoot the fair price mark. Most of the time, therefore, valuations are higher or lower than justified by fundamentals. It is relatively easy for a long-term investor to handle a situation when stocks are undervalued: ...
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