• 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.

  • Retail MF Investors not shying away despite volatility; SIPs act as knight in shining armour Mar 08, 2019

    The market has been witnessing uncertainty and volatility. Its effect could be seen in the February mutual funds data which hints that the industry is in a state of dilemma.

  • Indexation Benefit for Debt Funds: Not Just in FMPs Mar 05, 2019

    In March every year, there is a case for investment in debt funds, to avail of indexation benefit for computation of long term capital gains tax, over a holding period of more than three years.

  • Exchange Traded Funds – Investing beyond Sensex and Nifty Mar 05, 2019

    Exchange Traded Funds commonly known as ETFs are low cost funds which replicate indexes developed by exchanges. ETFs were developed by Jack Bogle of Vanguard Group in USA and is a major investment option for retail American investors due to their low cost advantage.

  • Unlike a Brand Custodian Mar 04, 2019

    Mukund Rajan’s book, Brand Custodian: My Years With The Tatas, is a one step forward two step backward mashup of memoir, aided with loads of self-help and philosophy.

  • Marigold for all seasons Feb 24, 2019

    Chadha’s latest book, Marigold Years, hit the markets around the time when the London-based Independent newspaper profiled Oriana Fallaci, the most extraordinary journalist Italy has ever produced.

  • ICJ Ruling On Kulbhushan Jadhav Awaited Feb 20, 2019

    It is time to sober expectations and not let emotions run high. There is a need to open backchannel moves to secure release of an Indian unfairly under a death sentence.

  • New Twist In The Tale Of Singh Brothers Feb 20, 2019

    Blood brothers Malvinder Singh and Shivinder Singh, who have been at each other’s throats for long, are now singing a different tune. Malvinder Singh, one of the brothers, is saying bulk of their missing cash - estimated at Rs 5481 crore - was loaned to their mentor, and a former CEO of the group, and the brother of the CEO.

  • Time to See through Vested Interests that Operate under the Garb of Whistleblowing Feb 19, 2019

    For the first time, the Companies Act, 2013 recognized the whistle-blower concept by providing protection to individuals who expose wrongdoings by companies, particularly those involving frauds, corruption, etc. It is a salutary provision and aims to curb malpractices being indulged into by unscrupulous managements.

  • How Many Lies Need to be Peddled to Sustain a Sinking Dynasty? Feb 12, 2019

    Truth is both precious and sacrosanct. In mature democracies, those who deliberately rely on falsehood are banished from public life. There is no doubt that with the changing socio-economic profile of India this will inevitably happen in India.