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  • Anuh Pharma: Good Product Portfolio Jun 30, 2014
    With a great product portfolio, and a global push for reduced costs, Anuh Pharma could be the ace in the small pharma pack.
  • MCA clarifies on residency requirement of resident director Jun 30, 2014
    With the implementation of the pre-requisite to have at least one resident director, foreign companies doing business in India will now have a tough time ensuring the residency requirement
  • Food for Thought Jun 30, 2014
    Obesity is a serious health issue, but for the majority of Indians it is the lack of nutrition and food, enough to even survive, that is a pressing concern.
  • Building a Better India – Part13: Police reforms Jun 30, 2014
    The single biggest reform required in the Indian police system is to insulate it from the control of politicians and the ruling government
  • Pallavi Purkayastha murder: Security guard found guilty Jun 30, 2014
    Security guard found guilty of killing 25-year old lawyer Pallavi Purkayastha in August 2012
  • Can Modi really adopt, afford the Chinese model of development? Jun 30, 2014
    Narendra Modi has a strong mandate, so there is hope that he might get a few things done. But one thing is sure, following China’s example is neither possible nor desirable
  • Red Cross: How we spent Sandy money is a ‘trade secret’ Jun 30, 2014
    The charity is fighting ProPublica\'s public records request for information on how it raised and spent money after the super storm
  • Effects of Black Money Generated from Education Sector Jun 27, 2014
    A lack of vigilance towards how our education system is developing is going to end up causing long term harm to a wide swathe of Indian society.
  • Building a Better India – Defence and Internal Security Jun 27, 2014
    India faces formidable security challenges and the only way to address them is to re-work the framework under which our services operate
  • Is the Market Overvalued? Jun 27, 2014
    Mutual fund investors have suddenly returned to invest. Will they be lucky this time? Do investors think that the market is overvalued? A survey
  • Economic consequences of higher regulatory capital for banks Jun 27, 2014
    Higher regulatory capital or leverage ratio would mean involuntary monetary tightening as it were!
  • For God’s Sake: Book Review Jun 27, 2014
    A look at how gods and goddesses play a pivotal role in deciding trends in the Indian marketplace
  • Education sector\'s link to black money Jun 26, 2014
    Speculations are that a big part of this money goes to politicians and bureaucracy as a large number of institutes are owned, controlled and managed by politicians and business houses
  • Summons to Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, to appear in National Herald case Jun 26, 2014
    This was in connection with a compalint filed by Dr. Subramanian Swamy accusing Sonia and Rahul of illegally acquiring the assets of the National Herald newspaper.
  • How to get refund from Indian Railways? Jun 26, 2014
    You can easily get refund of a train ticket bought through the Railways passenger reservation system or PRS, either online or through a ticket window. There may be some delay in refund for tickets bought from private re-sellers
  • The Indian Flag flies alongside Japan’s at Okayama conference. PMC officials say junket was \'private’. Jun 26, 2014
    Never mind the recent furore over official foreign tours by MLAs from Karnataka and Goa, An RTI reveals that Pune’s councillors and officials went on a Japan trip, flouting FCRA norms and model code of conduct. Unfazed, they are contemplating a trip to Indonesia as well
  • Why is it naïve to expect Switzerland to co-operate on black money? Jun 26, 2014
    Switzerland is very clear on the secrecy of bank accounts and the best example of this is the Foreign Account Tax Compliant Act (FATCA) agreement signed by the US with Switzerland
  • Mediclaim: Bajaj Allianz Health Care Supreme Jun 26, 2014
    If a high premium and added loading for adverse health conditions mentioned as per the plan aren\'t a worry for you, then this is a good product to buy
  • Home Insurance: Bajaj Allianz My Home Insurance All Risk Policy Jun 26, 2014
    This plan can give you wide ranging cover for risks with the cherry of providing the cover on an agreed value basis
  • Insider trading in Prime Focus? Jun 26, 2014
    Somebody with knowledge of the merger between Prime Focus\\\' unit and Double Negative boosted the company\\\'s share price. Even the number of shares traded in Prime Focus jumped ten fold since last Friday. Will SEBI wake up?
  • Regulations: Allahabad HC Raps IRDA & SBI Life but what about a senior citizen buying life insurance? Jun 25, 2014
    While no benefit of doubt can be given to both IRDA and SBI Life, can the customer be absolved of all responsibility in this case of \'mis-selling\'
  • The Hoax of Dynamic Plans Jun 25, 2014
    Investors would have been better off investing through SIPs, than using the services of fund managers managing the so called Dynamic Plans
  • AstraZenca\'s \'game of delisting\' and Elliott Group finally under SEBI lens! Jun 25, 2014
    The de-listing process of pharma major AstraZeneca and the role of Elliott group has come under market regulator SEBI’s lens for violation of its regulations on fraudulent and unfair trade practices
  • Building a Better India – Part 11: Land acquisition Jun 25, 2014
    The present system of land acquisition is grossly unjustified and not acceptable to any one, and as a result, a big mass of useful industrial land is lying idle or is under litigation
  • Medicare billing outliers often have disciplinary problems, too Jun 25, 2014
    As news organizations analyze data on Medicare payments, doctors with disciplinary records keep popping up
  • Onion prices moving up again Jun 25, 2014
    The huge variation in the wholesale market and end-user price of onions is due to hoarding and involvement of multiple intermediaries who make a fast buck in each transaction. The poor farmer gets next to nothing for his toil
  • Compulsory Demat Could Further Alienate Investors Jun 24, 2014
    Will SEBI’s move on compulsory demat again create problems for investors instead of being a convenience?
  • Frivolous Litigation and Its Cost to the Nation Jun 24, 2014
    India’s legal system has become a source of anxiety, persecution and uncertainty. Legal avenues need to be insulated from being used as tools of intimidation and unnecessary delays
  • US House adopts amendment to bar NSA from meddling with encryption standards Jun 24, 2014
    The measure was inserted into a defense appropriations bill and approved on a voice vote
  • The real silent killer-your own mind Jun 24, 2014
    We all know how to keep our body clean but many of us do not know how to keep our minds clean and devoid of all the negative and dangerous thoughts
  • Some suggestions for the Railway Budget Jun 24, 2014
    In response to Railway Ministry\'s advertisement in the press, here are some proposals for the rail budget
  • MONEYLIFE IMPACT: Pune RPO to soon become a model Passport Office Jun 24, 2014
    Atul Gotsurve, the new Regional Passport Officer of Pune Division, who has been following our campaign since March 2013, speaks on the vibrant changes that match the recommendations Moneylife had made to improve the passport office
  • Swiss banks’ response shows that the new Indian govt is serious about black money! Jun 24, 2014
    The Swiss government has started preparing a list of Indians with suspected black money. This shows that the Indian government is really serious about seeking information on black money
  • Food Corp -FCI needs to be made answerable and accountable Jun 24, 2014
    FCI acts independently, is answerable to no one in particular and has become a mammoth organisation that now needs to be restructured and reorganised to meet the changing needs of the country
  • Fortnightly Market View: Herd Instinct Jun 24, 2014
    A bull market is never a straight run to the top. If every rally awakens the contrarian in you, it may not be the best course right now. Sometimes, the herd is right
  • Rooting for Right Regulation Jun 24, 2014
    Dr Raghuram Rajan fittingly took aim at the FSLRC’s ideas on unified regulation. Bank customers hope his rhetoric translates into a push by the RBI to do much more for them
  • Moneylife Foundation, Samir Zaveri Railway Helpline and CSRT urge PM Modi to rollback hike in season ticket fares Jun 24, 2014
    PM Narendra Modi should urgently consider a significant roll back in rail fare hike, especially the over 150% hike in monthly season ticket or pass, says the letter sent by Moneylife Foundation, Samir Zaveri Railway Helpline and Coalition for Safe Rail Travel
  • Football World Cup and the absense of China and India Jun 24, 2014
    Perhaps the real reason why China, and India have so far not produced top ranked, or any ranked football teams is because of their size. Football is not necessarily part of the cultural mainstream in both countries and at present they both have the luxury to insulate themselves from the world’s culture
  • Building a Better India – Part 10: Restructuring banking system Jun 24, 2014
    Small borrowers immediately have their collaterals confiscated on default, but big industrial borrowers don\'t seem to suffer the same fate
  • Why can\'t Railways attempt to generate its own solar power? Jun 24, 2014
    Typically, a roof top 1 kV system or solar power panel would cost Rs1 lakh and the government provides certain subsidy for its citizens and industries. Railways would come under essential services and it possibly can get a better deal from the government
  • Facebook outage creates panic among users Jun 19, 2014
    Facebook suffered an unusual crash on Thursday leading to users taking to other social networking sites like Twitter to poke fun and despair at the state of their 20 minutes breakdown
  • Guru Pandyar, Srinivas Sista of Prithvi Info Solutions file for bankruptcy Jun 19, 2014
    Guru Pandyar, his wife Arundathi as well as Srinivas Sista and his wife Lalita filed applications for personal bankruptcy at Western District of Washington after being involved in multimillion dollar business fraud
  • Building a Better India – Part 9: Boosting hospitality and tourism Jun 19, 2014
    We urgently need to curtail and reduce all formalities, consents and permissions by repealing or changing existing relevant laws on hotels, restaurants, bars and pubs, mostly framed by state governments
  • We need a second airport in all metro cities! Jun 19, 2014
    Keeping in mind a second airport for Bengaluru, reviving the old HAL airport needs government attention
  • All the things Hillary Clinton’s book doesn’t say about Iraq Jun 19, 2014
    In “Hard Choices,” the former secretary of state ignores or glosses over key aspects of her record on Iraq—including State Department responsibility for the country’s security assistance.
  • Celerios is Worth a Look Jun 19, 2014
    Maruti Suzuki\'s latest offering is high on features and low on gimmicks. The six -month long waiting lists mean they\'ve got it right with this car.
  • Building a Better India – Part 8: Boosting coal production Jun 18, 2014
    Over the past five years, Coal India\'s profit jumped 735% to Rs17,356 crore by just raising coal prices while employee expenses grew almost double. However, between the same period, its coal production increased by just 5%
  • Will the Malaise of Bounced Cheques now end? Jun 18, 2014
    The Supreme Court sets out guidelines to bring uniformity and quick disposal of matters involving bounced cheques.
  • Will MSRDC ever make IRB accountable for the Pune-Mumbai Expressway? Jun 18, 2014
    Accidents, poor maintenance and now, robbery. Will Ideal Road Builders be made accountable for Pune-Mumbai Expressway as per the responsibilities levied on it?
  • Aranmula, the first private airport in India, is in trouble! Jun 18, 2014
    Will the Civil Aviation Ministry help by clarifying the issues on two and three tier towns, and where they would like to open the door for building private airports?
  • Fees refund: Should students sue education institutes and can they do so? Yes! Jun 18, 2014
    Law is on the side of students who want to leave an institute or course mid-way and are seeking refund of fees. This also means, education institutes should not be charging upfront fees for the entire course and refuse refund, in case the student wants it
  • It’s complicated: Facebook’s history of tracking you Jun 18, 2014
    Facebook is launching an aggressive technique to track people across the Web
  • FSLRC recommendations \'faddish and impressionistic\': Rajan Jun 17, 2014
    The RBI governor, Dr Raghuram Rajan, on Tuesday attacked the recommendations of FSLRC by asking are we trying to solve a problem that does not exist?
  • Building a Better India – Part 7: How to control the deficit Jun 17, 2014
    External commercial borrowings or foreign investments in Indian debts and equities, or remittances by NRIs can only suppress the symptoms without treating the disease
  • Celebrating Father\'s day without comparing him with a mother Jun 17, 2014
    Gender bias in Indian society makes it difficult for fathers to get any sympathy or fair treatment. Some NGOs like Vaastav Foundation and Children\'s Rights Initiative for Shared Parenting or CRISP are taking a lead in making life a little easier for such \'troubled\' fathers
  • Themes: High-return Stock Ideas Jun 17, 2014
    For those looking at above market gains and have the risk-appetite, here is how to play the short-term momentum of certain ‘themes’
  • Do the Railways care for elderly passengers? Jun 17, 2014
    The couple alleged that during May 2014, they were not allowed to use the esclator facility at Coimbatore station under the pretext of \'out of service\', but found it being used to ferry family members of some railway employees
  • Progress in Sugar industry - OMC\'s must use more ethanol Jun 17, 2014
    What the new government can do is to make ethanol blended fuel to be mandatorily used by all state transport vehicles in all the states in India
  • Building a Better India – Part 6: Fast track clearances Jun 16, 2014
    While the environment is a priority for the nation, it cannot be used as a ruse to stall projects that become politically inconvenient
  • Science can answer how but no why Jun 16, 2014
    A reductionist western science is incapable of answering the ‘why’, science can only seem to answer the \'how\'. Does science need to borrow from spirituality and vice-a-versa?
  • Dividend rules tweaked: MCA makes setting-off of past losses mandatory Jun 16, 2014
    The tendency of pushing through substantive changes in the law through the Rules, completely bypassing the parliamentary process, continues unabated and is an extremely undesirable practice adopted by the MCA
  • Need to create a suitable environment for elders, says report Jun 16, 2014
    For accessibility to be meaningful for older adults from both rural and urban areas, the elderly must be given priority in everyday activities at all publicly and privately owned utilities, says a report
  • Why should government fund PSU banks all the time? Jun 16, 2014
    At least some of the PSU banks cannot claim to be cash-strapped, especially looking at their cash reserves. By capitalising their reserves instead of seeking fund from the government, they would be rewarding their share holders as well
  • Copper, iron ore hoarding by \'creative\' Chinese borrowers Jun 16, 2014
    Clothes-makers, food manufacturers, and other businesses who were never involved in the copper or iron ore trade were buying large amounts in China. They did not want it to make anything. They needed it to raise cash
  • Looking good, Man Jun 16, 2014
    What is common between Charles Dickens, King George, Alfred Hitchcock and Cary Grant? Could it be a barber?
  • Investing in India: Book Review Jun 13, 2014
    India is not the easiest place to get your head around. This book gives a value investor’s guide to investing in India
  • Get Higher Returns than Your Bank Deposits Jun 13, 2014
    Liquid and Ultra-Short-Term mutual fund schemes may deliver better returns than savings bank accounts and bank FDs for tenures longer than a year, thanks to the tax benefits that come with investments in these instruments.
  • Chardham Yatra and the breach of privacy in mandatory biometrics registration Jun 13, 2014
    The mandatory biometrics registration in Chardham Yatra scheme of Uttarakhand shows how the ability of citizens and residents to partake of public service as consumers also becomes dependent upon implied waiver of their privacy rights otherwise guaranteed by the law
  • Why revised version of Inflation Index Bond may fail again? Jun 13, 2014
    One of the key flaws in the design is that these bonds do not enjoy tax benefits the way some of the other debt investment products enjoy, or as tax free bonds life PPF do
  • Why online tracking is getting creepier Jun 13, 2014
    The merger of online and offline data is bringing more intrusive tracking
  • Building a Better India – Part 5: Bringing tax reforms Jun 12, 2014
    All minor taxes and levies whether at central or state level or of municipal bodies must be abolished because these authorities may be spending more money on collection or recovery than the revenues All minor taxes and levies whether at central or state level or of municipal bodies must be abolished because these authorities may be spending more money on collection or recovery than the revenues
  • Mumbai gets flooded before Monsoon hits! Jun 12, 2014
    Even before the Monsoons arrive in Mumbai, the flooded coastal roads are a warning shot for the municipal corporation-BMC
  • Is India ready for Narendra Modi \'style\' reforms? Jun 12, 2014
    According to Rabobank, the newly elected Modi government is most likely to push ahead with large numbers of stalled public sector projects, invite FDI in sectors like railways and bring major administrative reforms
  • How to select right sunscreen suitable for your skin? Jun 12, 2014
    Sunscreens are marketed as a healthy choice, but some ingredients are controversial. Therefore, consumers need to do their own research before purchasing a sunscreen
  • Unquoted: Lifeline Drugs Jun 12, 2014
    Stories of Price Manipulation in Lifeline Drugs & Pharma Ltd. stock
  • National Peroxide: Growth Ahead Jun 12, 2014
    Expansion without dilution makes this market leader in Hydrogen Peroxide production an attraactive buy.
  • Life Insurance: PNB MetLife Met Family Income Protector Plus Jun 12, 2014
    Expensive term plan
  • Regulation: Customer Bank Account Needed To Buy Insurance Jun 12, 2014
    Will it impact LIC’s business?
  • Infosys appoints Vishal Sikka as CEO and MD, Murthy to step down Jun 12, 2014
    With Sikka, the former SAP executive, set to take over the reins, Infosys founder Narayana Murthy is going back to his \'vanaprasthashram\'. Kamath would become non-executive chairman, while Pravin Rao, who was one of the contenders for the top post, would become new COO of Infosys
  • Coal industry outlook: Increasing production must be the priority now Jun 11, 2014
    Let\'s develop our own resources that are lying to be discovered and mined. We have wasted enough time in getting fuel supply agreements -FSAs signed without backing up and increasing domestic coal production
  • The Indian equities rush and \'missing\' retail investors Jun 11, 2014
    Do not invest because someone tells you that markets will rally and you will mint money. See equities as a long term wealth building opportunity rather than a short term cash cow
  • Building a Better India – Part 4: Identifying tax issues Jun 11, 2014
    One of Prime Minister Modi\\\'s poll promises was to end this \\\'tax terrorism\\\' and give relief to not just individual taxpayers from the middle classes, but also to business and small entrepreneurs all across the country
  • As Expected, MIPs Fail Again Jun 11, 2014
    Mutual funds launch many irrelevant products. MIP is one of them, as we have pointed out repeatedly
  • Violence and mental health Jun 11, 2014
    A Q&A with an expert who studies the relationship between mental illness and violence
  • Students’ death: How parents can take authorities to task Jun 11, 2014
    Could clear loudspeaker warnings, prominent caution signs or vigilance about the tour itinerary have averted the tragic death of 24 students in the Beas River? Here is an RTI guideline for parents to procure more info into the incident
  • The Black Money Trail Jun 10, 2014
    After the special investigation team (SIT) was set up following Supreme Court orders, there are hopes of a decisive action to unearth black money stashed abroad
  • Tax Tyranny Jun 10, 2014
    Corporates and taxpayers alike have been harassed by the \'tax terror\'. It is time to put an end to the income tax department\'s misadventure
  • The Din over DINs Jun 10, 2014
    Multiple director identification numbers (DINs) held by politicians, like Priyanka Vadra, Karti Chidambaram, Sachin Pilot and Piyush Goyal should be dealt with sternly and permanently before it becomes a hot issue
  • Why not to rush into gold or precious metal investments Jun 10, 2014
    TV, radio, and Internet ads do not give objective investment advice. They are trying to sell you something. Step back, be objective, and evaluate your own needs and investing priorities
  • Investors on regional stock exchanges may face a flood of vanishing companies Jun 10, 2014
    With investor participation already at abysmally low levels, the SEBI in its hurry and disregard for implications of it actions, may bring another nail down on the retail investor coffin
  • Monsoon and its perils: How to rescue farmers Jun 10, 2014
    As the situation stands today, 60% to 70% of India may experience below normal monsoon. The government agencies, for the time being, need to prepare themselves to come to the rescue of farmers, should the monsoon fail
  • Building a Better India – PART 3: Bringing systemic changes in constitutional bodies Jun 9, 2014
    Our constitutional bodies can be leveraged to drive systemic change for the future and here are a few ideas in that direction
  • Why good corporate governance is important for investment decisions Jun 9, 2014
    Corporate governance in PSUs is negligible, while the prime motive of family run business is to maintain control and not produce profits for shareholders. So for increased returns on your investment, pick companies with the most corporate oversight and the best governance
  • Death of students: The familiarity of water tragedies in India Jun 9, 2014
    The tragedy of 24 students from an engineering college, who were washed away by the Beas River in Himachal Pradesh, calls for a deep introspection on why such tragedies keep happening
  • AirAsia launch on 12th June, despite FIA protests! Jun 9, 2014
    As a low cost, no frills airline, AirAsia will be a completely new experience for air travellers in India. Travellers who have been used to \'free\' bonanzas like extra baggage allowance, hand bags, service on board and other amenities, will now have to forego these luxuries!
  • Fortnightly Market View: ‘Structural’ Bull Market? Jun 9, 2014
    There is no valid definition of this term. But, yes, stocks will go up a lot from here
  • Advertisements that Buy the Media Jun 9, 2014
    Angry about ads that promote government achievements and the leaders? Make yourself heard
  • MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar asks FM to make regulatory bodies accountable Jun 9, 2014
    According to the independent MP, we have a situation in India where regulators have failed deliberately or because of incompetence, but are still not held accountable
  • Equity mutual funds record highest net inflows in past three years Jun 6, 2014
    During May 2014, equity mutual fund net inflows crossed the Rs2,000 crore mark for the first time in 39 months. Equity schemes reported the highest sales of Rs10,224 crore since March 2008
  • ASCI banned 68 ads including Cadbury, HUL, Wipro, Heinz, Zydus and CNBC TV18 Jun 6, 2014
    Education, Health and personal care category continue to lead with the highest number of complaints received by ASCI during March 2014
  • RTI Judgement Series: RBI asked to share info on United Mercantile Coop Bank Jun 6, 2014
    The CIC asked RBI to share action taken against scams and economic inconsistencies of United Mercantile Cooperative Bank and the daily progress reports. This is the 202nd in a series of important RTI judgements given by former Central Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi
  • Building a Better India-Part2: Transforming political landscape Jun 6, 2014
    Elections always show us the best and the worst of Indian political life. Coming fresh out of a historic election, we can take a look at re-inforcing the best in our political system
  • GSK pays $105 million in settlement for alleged improper marketing of drugs Jun 6, 2014
    GSK reached a $105 million settlement agreement (its fifth so far) with 44 states and the District of Columbia for its promotion of anti-depressants Paxil and Wellbutrin and its asthma drug, Advair
  • For a respected prosecutor, an unpardonable failure Jun 6, 2014
    Evidence of a convicted murderer’s possible innocence sat buried in a case file for more than two decades. Now, a prosecutor in Brooklyn will have to answer for the mistake
  •, another MLM promising big money just for watching ads! Jun 5, 2014
    ADooye is selling its \'packages\' with a promise to pay for watching online advertisements and adding more members to the network. The whole things sounds more like a MLM or \'double your money\' scheme
  • Is deceptive drug marketing killing us? Jun 5, 2014
    In addition to promoting the widespread use of opioids, the companies are alleged to have used their monetary might to influence at least 11 organizations in the promotion of opioid drug use for chronic pain
  • I-T dept moves to block NDTV\'s capital reduction plan Jun 5, 2014
    Income Tax department has alleged that NDTV concealed material facts from the High Court, including its move to reduce its capital, merger between two subsidiaries and mortgaging property worth Rs50 crore without the I-T dept\'s knowledge
  • US defense department plans broad ban on high-cost loans Jun 5, 2014
    Acknowledging that a previous law did not go far enough, the Defense Department said it needs to expand rules to protect service members from high-cost lenders
  • Building a Better India-Part1: How to create a slimmer and smarter government Jun 5, 2014
    An essential step in delivering on the government\'s promise of maximum governance and minimum government is the re-organisation of existing power structures. Here are some ideas for the Modi government. This is first part of a series
  • NHAI starts uploading PPP project details on its portal Jun 5, 2014
    In what could be termed as new hope for complete transparency in Public-Private-Partnership projects, the National Highway Authority started uploading on its website contents defined by the task force under Section 4 of RTI Act
  • ASCI cracks the whip on ads for fairness products Jun 5, 2014
    The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) has reacted to the widespread outrage over the advertising message of fairness products, and proposed a tough new set of guidelines for advertisers
  • Investing in stocks and bonds successfully Jun 5, 2014
    At a Moneylife event, Debashis Basu, explained in detail all the things that a saver needs to know about how and when to invest in stocks and bonds, given the current market environment
  • Financial services can deliver significant returns Jun 5, 2014
    As economic growth picks up, India’s currently under-penetrated financial services sector could deliver significant and out-sized returns, says Morgan Stanley
  • Not Spared Jun 5, 2014
    Are the taxes in your repair and service bill going to the government?
  • Can the Indian Railways pull the \'growth engine\' soon? Jun 4, 2014
    Should the government seriously consider making Railways into a corporate body, as this would enable them to go in for joint ventures, modernise, disinvest and even raise capital for their need?
  • Debit card annual fees: Why most customers shouldn\'t be charged. Jun 4, 2014
    While many appreciate the progress from ATM cards to debit cards, there are many bank customers out there who do not see any real reason for shelling out a hundred rupees every year as annual fees
  • Shocking: Judge gave political advice to top prosecutor! Jun 4, 2014
    A New York City Department of Investigation report documents a shocking coziness between the two top law enforcement officials in Brooklyn
  • What went wrong with Innoventive Industries? Jun 3, 2014
    A well-sold story during IPO generated lots of interest in Innoventive among institutional investors. One fine day, the profitable company\'s liabilities surged and its net loss widened. What went wrong?
  • As the market hits all-time highs, where are the IPOs ? Jun 3, 2014
    Bullishness in the secondary market has failed to spill over to the IPO market. From January to May 2014, there was only one IPO
  • M&A regulations: Competition Commission irons out rough edges Jun 3, 2014
    Recent amendments in merger regulations will help bring clarity in M&A deals, especially big ticket international mergers, which will need Competition Commission\'s approval as the parties concerned have businesses in India
  • Do you know what Big Data knows about you? Jun 3, 2014
    Data brokers use the staggering amount of information in a variety of ways, including helping clients target consumers with ads and offers based on their perceived interests
  • Stocks under the Modi Regime Jun 3, 2014
    If Narendra Modi is serious about governance, PSUs could be the major beneficiaries
  • Passport and travel agents are illegal, says MEA Jun 3, 2014
    In a notification issued on 30 May 2014, the Ministry of External Affairs-MEA cautions citizens not to fall for fraudulent agents as Passport Offices are the only recognised channels to apply for passport
  • Huge tasks await for Dharmendra Pradhan, the new oil minister Jun 3, 2014
    No doubt, Dharmendra Pradhan would do all that it takes to ensure work goes on smoothly, and clears approaching hurdles.
  • Legislation is not the only tool to tackle all issues: Dr Debroy Jun 2, 2014
    Normal reaction of any MP or MLA to a problem, even if economic, is generally that it would be resolved through a legislation. However, whether the legislation can be enforced or not is never analysed, says Dr Bibek Debroy
  • Want to Invest wisely? Then shut off your Idiot Box! Jun 2, 2014
    Followed by Modi wave, Indian stock markets surged up in last few weeks, as usual the business channels has spread the \'noise\' by bombarding \'free expert advices.\' Know the truth behind the noise, says Ajit Dayal of Quantum!
  • A World without Medicines Jun 2, 2014
    The world without (reductionist) medicines will be a boon to mankind. Take a look at the example of cholesterol-reducing drugs
  • How to chose the right ETF? Jun 2, 2014
    ETFs do provide safety, diversification and an enviable track record. However, besides cost and diversification, investors have to be careful as to exactly what asset classes and strategies the ETF represents
  • Should a mental illness mean you lose your kid? Jun 2, 2014
    Mindi has never harmed her daughter and is capably raising a son, but authorities took her daughter under a concept sometimes called “predictive neglect”
  • Who is \'Ajit Doval\', India\'s new NSA? Jun 2, 2014
    Ajit Doval, the National Security Advisor of India, is not a run-of-the-mill officer. He comes packed with abilities to conceptualise strategies and plans that shall realise Prime Minister Modi’s dreams and national goals

  • -- Sucheta Dalal


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