Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com depicts the stories related to the life of the god of power and wisdom. The chubby, gentle, intelligent, elephant-headed Ganesha or Ganapati is one of the most popular Hindu gods. He is the remover of obstacles and the one whom worshippers first acknowledge when they visit a temple or embark on a new venture. With his broken tusk, Ganesha wrote part of the epic Mahabharata. The elephant god has always fascinated sculptors, painters and writers alike. Seen in the ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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One should not time the market before investing, says Ajit Narasimhan Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com There is surge in investment in the market by domestic as well as retail investors. Not surprisingly, the market has gone quite a bit up in the last few months and was almost close to its 17-month high this week. The Indian economy looks promising and the stock market is bound to give satisfying returns in the months to come. However, the stock market is also a volatile ecosystem. It goes ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
On Teacher's Day, Rediff.com's Uttam Ghosh takes us back in time. A teacher is strict, loving and caring and puts the best interest of students above everything else. Having said that, teachers can also sometimes be mean, rude and witty depending on how good or bad the students are. Whether we like or loathe them, these mentors and academic coaches play an incredible part in a student's life. September 5 is celebrated as Teachers Day. In tribute to all those teachers who have left a ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Avoid these financial traps, warns K Ramalingam.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Indians are a savings-friendly people. We want to save more out of our disposable income (total income minus total expenses every month). Despite these savings habits, we can go overboard with our expenses too: Festivals and marriages We love our festivals. And many of us will go to great lengths to celebrate festivals in style. Even if it means spending a lot and ending in debt. Marriages are another drain on ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Somebody should ask Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump their views on tipping, says Kishore Singh.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com When they aren't debating gender or religious discrimination, or discussing global geopolitics and climate change, somebody should ask presidential contenders Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump their views on gratuity. How excessive is still too little, for instance? Why should something for which you're paying require a sizeable commission too? Even if it irks ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
After Brexit, ethnic minorities in Britain worry about their future, notes Sunil Sethi.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Online video clips of post-Brexit racist abuse may be blurry, but the message is graphic. People are seen hurling abuse at strangers in streets. As police escort the faithful into a mosque, protesters hold aloft English St George's Cross flags and shout anti-immigrant slogans. One man, with a slightly foreign accent, is heard shouting back, 'This is my country, ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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The new ePOS devices launched to curb corruption are proving to be more of a hassle than a boon. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com. Four months ago, fair price shopkeeper Om Prakash complained about the lack of network connectivity affecting the functioning of his new electronic point of sale (ePOS) device that identifies beneficiaries through biometrics. His complaint was attended to, but since his shop is close to the airport, network connectivity was an ...Rediff.com, 5 days ago
There are phrases Indians love to use.And we don't care if we are using them right, says Anita Aikara.Illustrations: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com 1. Ate lunch Photograph: A scene from The Lunchbox, Step into any office post lunch, and you'll find people asking colleagues: "Ate lunch?" It's a very Indian translation of khanna khaya kya? or its equivalent in other Indian languages. Hey! It is grammatically wrong. It's about time we stopped eating up words and said the sentence right. Instead, ask: ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The railways is expecting a revenue of Rs 1,84,820 crore during the current financial year (FY17). IMAGE: Indian Railways sees big changes. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu was supportive of the proposal of the finance ministry and NITI Aayog to discard the 92-year-old practice of presenting a separate Railway Budget. The move itself may save a gross amount of Rs 10,000 crore (Rs 100 billion) for the railways in dividend payment. As the ...Rediff.com, 4 days ago
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