At this pre-school almost 25 per cent of the children are overweight Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com A friend who runs a pre-nursery school for 2-3-year-olds in Delhi was narrating this incident to me the other day. She mentioned how one child -- 42 kg at the age of two -- fell on her arm and broke it with her own weight while coming down a slide. The parents were angry with the school and complained that they should have been more vigilant. Well, while accidents like this will happen, ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Investors and EOW waded through a maze of legal obstacles to get their hands on the 'kingpin'. Image: R Subramanian. Photograph: Sreeram Selvaraj What is common between the secret police of Nazi Germany, a Chinese organised crime ring, and the US military headquarters? All of these inspired the names of companies floated by Chennai-based businessman R Subramanian. Gestapo Investments, Triad Trading Services, and Pentagon Trading Services are now among 49 entities the economic ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Proceeds would be used for business expansion, repayment of loans and working capital requirements Looking to tap upbeat investor sentiments, five companies including Sadbhav Infrastructure Projects and Navkar Corp will hit the capital markets this month to raise an estimated over Rs 1,500 crore (Rs15 billion) through IPOs. The bidding for shares in initial public offer (IPO) of Navkar will open tomorrow and close on August 26. The public offers of Pennar Engineered Building Systems and Shree ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Avoid common mistakes, figure out how to file returns if you invest in stocks and other concerns The last date for filing income tax returns is on August 31, 2015. While the government has simplified tax returns forms after facing flak, there are still a number of things you need to watch out for if you haven't filed your returns yet. Here is a list of things to keep in mind, cross-check before the crucial date: Mistakes to avoid when filing I-T returns When filing tax returns individuals ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Managing your own money is empowering. And if you haven't started yet, now is the perfect time! My colleague at work proudly showed me his brand new iPhone 6 and went on to explain its features. This is the same guy whom I had to convince to come up with a plan for monthly savings. Another friend called me over the weekend to tell me about her promotion as a VP in a multinational company. She says her husband looks after the investments because she doesn’t understand finance! Do you ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
A dummy's guide to all you must know about before availing an education loan As the educational expenses are soaring, education loans have become very common means of financing higher education. Most students expect to earn high salaries at the end of their professional training and are likely to be in a position to repay these loans over a period of time. Both public sector and private sector banks offer education loans. State Bank of India is the pioneer in the education loan segment. It ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
After the company has decided to disown you, it is natural to vent out your frustration and feel angry. But the key is to hold your horses, stay calm and use the notice period to your advantage, say experts. Getting fired is possibly one of the most gut-wrenching feelings an individual can go through. And like any incident that is difficult or life-changing, the first instinct most people have is to reject it, almost to the point of non-acceptance. The reasons for getting fired might be a ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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