The Public Provident Fund is one of the safest and convenient modes of investment for Indians. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The Public Provident Fund, or PPF, is a government backed small-saving scheme. Though initially started with the objective of providing social security during retirement to workers in the unorganised sector and for self-employed individuals, it has become a very popular tax-saving instrument. Here are some important points to keep in mind before investing in PPF. Rediff.com, 6 days ago
Shuma Raha finds out how writers are using social media to produce bestsellers.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com 'Each day is your own page and you have the power to write the words on those pages.' 'Don't run away from yourself, your dreams or the life which you deserve.' Words from some cheesy motivation manual? Wrong. These and other inspirational nuggets are strewn across 23-year-old Savi Sharma's debut novel, Everyone Has A Story. The book, which Sharma self-published and which was ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
The Pune techie didn't escape strangulation. But she was a brave woman. She fought back. She said NO. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The awful murder of Pune Infosys IT professional, Rasila Raju by the office security guard, for unwanted attention ie eve-teasing, is another tragedy in a long list of similar calamities. The victim was brave enough to stand up for herself before she was strangled. Indeed she inspires the women of our country to fight back and say NO! Could the Pune ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'The number of first-time investors into MFs can grow four times more than the current rate if we are able to accept the bank KYCs.'Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Nimesh Shah, managing director and chief executive officer, ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund, is optimistic about the equity markets for 2017, though he sees continued volatility, he tells Sheetal Agarwal. What is your equity and debt market outlook for 2017?What is your advice to retail investors? There is a clear case to invest ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
We shut down the week with some good, bad and ugly looks from your fave celeb circus. The GOOD IMAGE: Prachi Desai looked quite the diva in this breezy pink shirt-dress, champagne gold heels and red nails. *druels*Photograph: Kind courtesy Sonaakshi Raaj/Instagram IMAGE: Looking almost edible in this black ruffled top paired with a white skirt, Malaika Arora Khan made sure that all eyes were on her as she attended the launch of Chef Rakhee Vaswani's Palate Culinary Academy in Mumbai.Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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