It is difficult to answer this question in yes or no. Here's Dwaipayan Bose's thorough analyses Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com You may have often heard capital market experts and financial planners saying, equity is the best performing asset class in the long term. They cite examples of Sensex or Nifty return versus gold and fixed income returns over the last 3 or 5 years. But has Sensex beaten all other asset classes across all long term time-scales? Firstly, let us discuss how long is ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'For me, he was a bridge to lifelong friendships in a land where I had none.''He helped break barriers of language and suspicion.'Maharaj Damodardas salutes the one and only Rajinikanth!Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com An Indian has the privilege of being part of a range of festivities. Diwali and Holi, for example, bring in a different atmosphere as people break away from the rigmarole of daily life and get together to celebrate. As the devout break their fast for Ramzan, folks flock to ...Rediff.com, 2 months 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, 1 day ago
Most people have made plans to travel over the long Independence Day weekend.What about you?Planned something exciting for the I-Day weekend?No? Fret not! Rediff.com's Anita Aikara is here! Meaningful things you can do over the long weekend without burning a hole in your pocket. 1. Catch up on sleep IMAGE: Sleep like there is no tomorrow. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Because no holiday can be complete without sleep. Miss those summer vacations we enjoyed as children when we could sleep ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Frankly, there is no reason not to open a PPF account and start investing in it, says Larissa Fernand Every portfolio needs a balance between various asset classes and types of instruments. While we have often written on the importance of equity in a portfolio to beat inflation and create wealth, we have never stated that it must be the only asset class in your portfolio. The public provident fund, or PPF, is the perfect example of an investment every individual must consider. Under the safety ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'Every parent knows his or her child's potential.''The problem is that they are not ready to accept it.''They think they can push the child beyond his capacity.' The increase in the number of students who have committed suicide due to stress has become a matter of grave concern in India. Sanjay Sinha, a Patna journalist, believes society, teachers and parents are at fault and need to rethink their expectations from children. Sinha, who has just published Suicide? There Is Always A ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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