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What's the best family health insurance?
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What's the best family health insurance?

Sanjay Kumar Singh draws up a mediclaim policy checklist.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Recently, when New India Insurance decided to raise the premium on its mediclaim policy by up to 20 per cent, a key reason it offered was that its health insurance claim ratio is high. In its case, the hike may have been justified by the fact that it was coming after five years. But are you aware that certain ratios, available in the public domain, can help you tell which insurers are more likely to ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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Touchwood, backside... 10 phrases we love to use

How often do you use these phrases, asks Anita Aikara. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com 1. Intimate How often have you come across an e-mail that ends with this line: Please intimate me at the earliest? Creepy, isn't it? At least, going by the dictionary meaning, intimate means involving a very close connection. Wonder what the person is trying to convey by using the word in an e-mail. We suggest you use: 'Please revert at the earliest.' 2. Touch wood Almost every sentence in India ends ...
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Old ideas have a very long life in India

No new ideas, please, we are Indian. Seventeen years into the 21st century, we are still fixated by the ideas of the 20th century, says T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com.   The late Paul Samuelson, when I called on him 27 years ago, very insightfully said at one point, “In your country human capital depreciates very slowly.” He was referring to how we Indians show deference to older people even while differing with them. But if you think ...
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Is The Economist right about Modi and the Economy?

'If it is true that we are in a moment in time when the few economic advantages we hold are being lost, our focus must be on that rather than on finger-pointing,' says Aakar Patel.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com In the week that Narendra Modi is travelling to the US, The Economist has carried a negative cover story which will not please India's prime minister. The weekly magazine's view is important because it is a conservative, business-friendly publication seen by world leaders as being ...
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'Should I send my son abroad to study?'

Education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on entrance examinations, admission procedures at international universities. Illustration by Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com In an online chat with readers every Friday, overseas education consultant NNS Chandra shares crucial advice on how to pick the right course and university. For those who missed the chat on June 23, here's the unedited transcript: Basant Kandpal: Sir my daughter has completed Botany (Hons.) from Delhi University. What are her ...
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From Prime Minister to Pradhan Sevak

'To identify with the common man, Modi had to look like one.' 'The disastrous suit with his name written on it never made its reappearance.' 'Frequent dress changes during the day, which led Arvind Kejriwal to calculate that Modi spent crores on his attire ever year, too stopped.' 'Instead, a newer Modi emerged: Humble and eager to serve.' Narendra Modi has cleverly repositioned himself as a man of the masses in the past three years, says Aditi Phadnis.Illustrations: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com ...
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Holy cows, global and local

'Many scholars have suggested that the importance of the cow and her association with the pantheon grew with the growing influence of the cult of Krishna,' says Arundhuti Dasgupta.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Going by the violence that has erupted over the cow, it would seem as if we are the only people who consider her sacred. Far from it. Cows have sat on a holy pedestal across ancient civilisations. Be it the Greek, Nordic or Egyptian, the cow has been goddess, protector, mother and ...
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Hidma Madvi, the Maoist behind the CRPF attacks

"I can't share his recent photographs with you," says a CRPF officer grimly, as we discuss Hidma Madvi. "He will find out the person who leaked his photographs to us through the location, his dress, the people around him in these photographs. He will then hunt down the informer and eliminate him ruthlessly," he says explaining his refusal to share Hidma's photographs with the media.Rediff.com's Prasanna D Zore and Uttam Ghosh spoke with CRPF officers who are hot on the chase to arrest the ...
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How to survive on a fake SC card

'This is just a harmless card that helps me beat the system occasionally... being labelled a Scheduled Caste is another cup of tea altogether,' a man who has survived in Delhi for many years with an SC card tells a baffled Geetanjali Krishna.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com I've always had an instinctive mistrust of India's caste-based reservation policies. While they were undoubtedly created with good intentions, I can't help but think that in the modern context, they tend to make people ...
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India Inc told to disclose details of junked notes

Besides, auditors are required to mention in their reports whether the companies have made adequate disclosures about dealings in junked notes during demonetisation The government has asked companies to disclose details about transactions involving scrapped notes post demonetisation till December 30. Besides, auditors are required to mention in their reports whether the companies have made adequate disclosures about dealings in junked notes during the specified period. In its efforts to fight ...
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