One should not time the market before investing, says Ajit Narasimhan Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com There is surge in investment in the market by domestic as well as retail investors. Not surprisingly, the market has gone quite a bit up in the last few months and was almost close to its 17-month high this week. The Indian economy looks promising and the stock market is bound to give satisfying returns in the months to come. However, the stock market is also a volatile ecosystem. It goes ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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Avoid these financial traps, warns K Ramalingam.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Indians are a savings-friendly people. We want to save more out of our disposable income (total income minus total expenses every month). Despite these savings habits, we can go overboard with our expenses too: Festivals and marriages We love our festivals. And many of us will go to great lengths to celebrate festivals in style. Even if it means spending a lot and ending in debt. Marriages are another drain on ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago 6 reasons you must buy insurance Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com depicts the stories related to the life of the god of power and wisdom. The chubby, gentle, intelligent, elephant-headed Ganesha or Ganapati is one of the most popular Hindu gods. He is the remover of obstacles and the one whom worshippers first acknowledge when they visit a temple or embark on a new venture. With his broken tusk, Ganesha wrote part of the epic Mahabharata. The elephant god has always fascinated sculptors, painters and writers alike. Seen in the ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
On Teacher's Day, Rediff.com's Uttam Ghosh takes us back in time. A teacher is strict, loving and caring and puts the best interest of students above everything else. Having said that, teachers can also sometimes be mean, rude and witty depending on how good or bad the students are. Whether we like or loathe them, these mentors and academic coaches play an incredible part in a student's life. September 5 is celebrated as Teachers Day. In tribute to all those teachers who have left a ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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
Chronic fatigue syndrome may have its origin in your gut, says Nikita Puri.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com For a long time, the origins and causes of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome have been shrouded in uncertainties, and a cursory search on the web for CFS promptly suggests that the condition may be psychological. With no known triggers and a lengthy process of diagnosis, the condition which causes debilitating fatigue was until now rather mystified. But researchers at Cornell University have ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Somebody should ask Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump their views on tipping, says Kishore Singh.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com When they aren't debating gender or religious discrimination, or discussing global geopolitics and climate change, somebody should ask presidential contenders Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump their views on gratuity. How excessive is still too little, for instance? Why should something for which you're paying require a sizeable commission too? Even if it irks ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
After Brexit, ethnic minorities in Britain worry about their future, notes Sunil Sethi.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Online video clips of post-Brexit racist abuse may be blurry, but the message is graphic. People are seen hurling abuse at strangers in streets. As police escort the faithful into a mosque, protesters hold aloft English St George's Cross flags and shout anti-immigrant slogans. One man, with a slightly foreign accent, is heard shouting back, 'This is my country, ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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There are phrases Indians love to use.And we don't care if we are using them right, says Anita Aikara.Illustrations: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com 1. Ate lunch Photograph: A scene from The Lunchbox, Step into any office post lunch, and you'll find people asking colleagues: "Ate lunch?" It's a very Indian translation of khanna khaya kya? or its equivalent in other Indian languages. Hey! It is grammatically wrong. It's about time we stopped eating up words and said the sentence right. Instead, ask: ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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