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The man who's driving Uber in India

The man who's driving Uber in India

Amit Jain tells Shyamal Majumdar about his dream to make Uber the 'safest place in the city.'Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/ It's a familiar script for all super-achievers and Amit Jain has followed it to perfection. The 38-year-old president of Uber India was a class topper at Sherwood; he graduated in computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi; did his master's in business administration from Stanford University; worked in senior positions at -- where else but ..., 2 weeks ago

Uttam's Take: 10 cheers for rail travellers!

Uttam Ghosh/ on how rail passengers will benefit from Suresh Prabhu's second Budget.   Wi-Fi will be introduced at 100 stations this year and at 400 more stations in the next two years in association with Google.   The Railways has introduced Sarathi Seva to help old and disabled passengers requiring assistance at stations. Porters will now be called Sahayaks, not coolies.   Local cuisine of choice to be made available on trains. IRCTC will offer e-catering services ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

How liquid is your portfolio?

Besides return and risk, investors also need to weigh the liquidity of the instrument they are putting money in When choosing an investment instrument, most investors look only at the returns that the product could potentially offer. Some investors go a step further and examine the risk that the instrument carries. One criterion that most investors, except the seasoned ones, ignore is liquidity. Such oversight can have serious consequences at times. To evaluate whether an asset is liquid, you ...
 Rediff.com6 days ago

Withdraw provident fund only for medical emergency

While govt has decided to maintain status quo, don't use the money for house, marriage or education With the government completely rolling back the recent guidelines on the withdrawal of provident fund, employees saving through this instrument would be a relieved lot. Though the option to dig into your retirement savings has been restored, individuals should only withdraw the provident fund (PF) in case of emergencies, according to financial planners. “We would suggest only touching ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

ED probing 43 cases relating to HSBC list, ICIJ expose: FM

The government, Jaitley said, is committed to detecting and preventing generation of black money Enforcement Directorate (ED) has launched investigation in 43 cases of offshore accounts, including those from the HSBC list and from an earlier ICIJ expose, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Monday. The comments came on a day when Jaitley announced a multi-agency probe into a new expose by ICIJ (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists) about offshore tax haven holdings of Indians ...
 Rediff.com4 weeks ago

What my year of no-shopping taught me

It was not just about saving time. Or money. There were many more lessons to be learnt, discovers Neha Saigal.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/   'Abstinence is as easy to me, as temperance would be difficult.' - Samuel Johnson Generally, the abstinence versus moderation debate comes up in the context of diet or drinking -- habits where temptation is great. Shopping has never held that irresistible pull for me. So in my case, going one year without shopping seemed easy enough. I had ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Investing in NPS is more attractive now

Rationalisation in taxation on the retirement scheme puts significant money in the hands of investors. Image: NPS will become an attractive avenue for retirement savings than it was earlier. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/     Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has withdrawn the proposed tax on the employees’ provident fund (EPF). He, however, said the changes proposed for the National Pension Scheme (NPS) would be tabled in Parliament as they are. If his proposals are ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Why Making Aadhaar a Money Bill is unnecessary

  The government has finally decided to give statutory backing to Aadhaar, the electronic system of recording and authenticating identities using biometric details, thus paving the way for making it obligatory for a person to possess such identification in order to receive various forms of state subsidy and assistance. Such an enactment has become necessary as the Supreme Court has stayed making possession of the Aadhaar ID compulsory till it disposes of the matter. Privacy concerns have ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Uttam's take: 10 ways the Budget will impact you

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s Budget will hit the middle class and the salaried class.    Image: It's time to quit smoking. Illustrations: Uttam Ghosh/   While there is some relief for small taxpayers, household expenses will be hit as several services will come under the services tax ambit. A new cess called the Krishi Kalyan Cess (KKC) has been introduced on all taxable services at 0.5 per cent, which will increase the service tax rate to 15 per cent.
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Mutual fund industry's hopelist for Jaitley

MFs continue to find it difficult to attract and retain long-term money from investors In the last two years, the mutual fund industry has been helped in general by an improved economic situation in India, with a direct outcome - the improvement in equity market sentiments. However, the fortunes of the mutual fund industry in India have swung with the equity markets. During bad times, investors pull out money, and when the markets peak, they come back in droves. Somehow, mutual funds continue ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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