opinion
  • How you should actually measure your investment returns Apr 16, 2019

    When you have the right piece of information, you can outperform your peers, the market, and take the right decisions, that eventually result in success.

  • April 15th: A Day of reckoning for Goan mining dependents Apr 09, 2019

    What is also required is that the Government of Goa and Central Government take proactive and positive stand in the matter which shall enable the resumption of mining activities in Goa enabling them to provide for their families once again.

  • The Running Yield Apr 08, 2019

    We take a look at past periods on RBI rate action and system liquidity, and impact on rate transmission into the real economy.

  • BJP Manifesto Focuses On Infra, woos Farmers; Silent On Jobs, Black Money Apr 08, 2019

    The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) unveiled its poll manifesto committing itself to reaching out to the farmers and outlining its commitment to rapid infrastructure creation over the next five years.

  • Hindutva: India’s new state of mind Mar 31, 2019

    Ashutosh in his latest book 'Hindu Rashtra' fears that the Hindutva brand of new nationalism supports Golwalkar’s idea of Muslims as the internal enemy and belief that those who support them are anti-nationals.

  • A paradigm shift in India’s fight against poverty Mar 28, 2019

    As India gears up for the world’s largest electoral process, the authors discuss the difference between the last two governments and their approach towards public policy.

  • Jet Airways: Ruled skies in the 1990s, now shown the rule book Mar 26, 2019

    As Chairman Naresh Goyal stepped down, the story of nearly 25 years of Jet Airways is worth recounting. In the early years, the company had the promise to be India’s global airline but there were several missteps that made it run out of fuel.

  • What Ails Balanced Funds? Mar 25, 2019

    The basic positioning of Balanced Funds, now known as Aggressive Hybrid Funds after the new categorization norms, remains same as earlier: 65% or more is invested in equity, taxation is that of equity funds and shuffling of portfolio allocation is tax efficient i.e. mutual funds per se are tax-free entities.

  • Future of 'Mahagathbandhan' and emerging trajectories of 2019 polls Mar 24, 2019

    After Indira Gandhi's sudden death, Rajiv Gandhi received a massive victory and from 1989 Indian politics entered, perhaps, its most dynamic phase. A coalition dharma continued until Narendra Modi's electoral victory in 2014.

  • Policy Puts Strengthen: A Macro Update Mar 22, 2019

    We had observed in February as to how global policy seemed to be shifting, responding to the synchronized slowdown narrative on global growth. With the European Central Bank (ECB) and US Federal Reserve (Fed) policy meetings since then, these initial ‘put’ options have now been significantly strengthened.

  • Silent Advani, Sunset Club Mar 22, 2019

    As the BJP's first list of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections was released, it saw eight-time MP and veteran leader LK Advani removed from his Lok Sabha seat Gandhinagar. Advani, who played an important part in the party's journey so far, fell silent.

  • Are You Diversified Or Over Diversified? Mar 20, 2019

    Diversification is a risk-management technique that mixes a wide variety of investments within a portfolio in order to minimize the impact of any one security that can have on the overall performance of the portfolio.

  • Mindtree’s people power scoring over L&T’s business logic? Mar 20, 2019

    As L&T makes aggressive moves to acquire a controlling stake in Mindtree, its actions are speaking louder than words. The company must have done the mathematics and there is good reason why, in its eyes, Mindtree must be looking good as a target.

  • The Boy From Parra Leaves Behind A Void In Goa Mar 17, 2019

    Goa Chief Minister Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar, 63, has passed away after battling cancer for nearly a year. The low profile Hindutva warrior had a distinguished achievement of making his ideology acceptable in a state where Christian minorities have a sizeable role in deciding the electoral fate of candidates.

  • The politicization of jobs! Mar 14, 2019

    It is election season and this time around we have witnessed an unprecedented increase in the amount of fake-news that is being spread - especially on WhatsApp.