India’s travel service providers are waking up to the plight of the differently-abled as they become more user-friendly and offer better facilities. To cash in on the popularity of serviced apartments, hotels have come up with their own version woo business travellers, writes Sushmita Choudhury.
Whether you want to record memories or star in your own whacky movie, a camcorder is your best option. Here are the features you should consider before buying one.
In the first in a new series on financial concepts, we explain one of the most important profitability ratios — return on equity — its usefulness and constraints. Ambareesh Baliga, Vice-President, Karvy Stock Broking, talks about how investors should not be swayed by market movements and have clear objectives. Being well-versed in elementary phrases and values is essential for facilitating an entry in options trading. Here are some key concepts. Make sure that you are not overpaying for your purchases.
In case of uncertainty in the job market, falling incomes and volatile asset prices, one should have a thicker buffer of 9-12 months’ living expenses to help tide over any financial emergency.
A car provided by an employer to an employee is a taxable perk if the latter’s salary is more than Rs 50,000 a month.
TV may be ready to discard the ‘idiot’ tag as it turns intelligent, offering ticket booking and pizza delivery besides the regular serials. In the first of a new series, we review some of the latest products and services to help you sort the best buys from the worst.
In a revamped format, Portfolio Doctor will examine more patients in every issue.We start with three who like to play safe — even though they shouldn’t.
The buzz on the street is not caused by market experts alone talking about signs of revival in the economy. It’s also created by all of us—consumers, investors, employees and employers.
Asset allocation in interest-earning instruments, coupled with smart annuity options, can help you live comfortably through your sunset years.
In a new series on mutual funds, we look at Reliance Growth, the largest and one of the oldest diversified equity funds. Debt funds, popular during the downturn, might begin to lose their sheen. Please guide me as to which funds I should retain and the ones that I should exit.
...such as the advantage of keeping insurance and investment separate, and that term plans are the cheapest form of life insurance. I look forward to more informative stories.
While many of our regular features still find a place in the fresh format, others have been revamped and new ones introduced. The idea is to give you articles with greater depth and insight.
Common area refers to spaces in apartments that are set apart for use by all the residents.
Shankar Sharma, Director, First Global, is known for his bearish view of the markets, but is uncharacteristically optimistic about the economy. The first in a series that looks at the flip side of promising trends — or the silver lining when the skies are grey.
Will the abolition of entry load deprive a large number of people from investing in mutual funds? Investing is as much a passion and hobby as it is a career or profession. The afficionados eat, live, sleep and breathe investing mantras. Minister of State for Corporate Affairs Salman Khurshid speaks about the new Companies Bill and other investor-related issues.
Justice Ashok Bhan, President, National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, talks about facilitating proceedings for the consumers. When D.K. Gandhi took his advocate to court, he raised an important issue—can lawyers be proceeded against under the Consumer Protection Act?
In a bid to curb tax evasion, the government has proposed to tax certain gifts other than cash. Here’s how the changes will affect you.
Making the NPS mandatory and more attractive should be a high priority for the government. The challenge is to design products for the payout phase so that people don't run out of income before they die. The most common errors while planning for retirement include neglect, omission or panic.
By reducing the impact of past financial mistakes, you can improve your credit worthiness. However, there are no quick fixes. Arun Thukral, Managing Director, Credit Information Bureau (India) Limited, talks about the importance and limitations of credit information reports.