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The write-up on alternatives to iPhone was a revelation

The write-up on alternatives to iPhone was a revelation

There's been a lot of ballyhoo about the iPhone but as the story revealed there are less-hyped substitutes in the market that are geared to give it some competition.

The cover story (Your Financial Diet, 13 December) was a novel way of looking at asset allocation. Food and finance are the two most essential ingredients of life. Maintaining the right balance in both is essential for healthy living. But you should have looked at the trend of early retirement as well and given advice on how to make it a success.

— Hemant Singhal, Bhopal

The comparison with food was meant to make the subject of financial planning more interesting. We are glad you liked the presentation. Early retirement is certainly in fashion, at least the thought of it. For more, keep an eye on our forthcoming issues.

 

I have been a subscriber of MONEY TODAY for a year. I find the contents very informative. I was an NRI for the past 26 years. In September this year, I returned to India for good. While abroad, I had bought some shares. I wish to trade them and have some specific queries in this regard. How can I get the required information? Also, it will be of great help if you do a story on investment options for NRIs.

— Siba Ram Sahu, e-mail

Thank you for writing to us. We have forwarded your questions to a chartered accountant and will e-mail you the answers soon.

 

The new one- and two-rupee coins introduced in the market are very dull and not easily distinguished. I think it would be better to mint only one-, five- and ten-rupee coins to avoid confusion.

— Madhu Agrawal, Delhi

There has been much talk about the new coins designed by the National Institute of Design. Many people haven’t liked it. But it’s not something we can comment on.

 

I liked your story on domestic pilgrimage (House in God’s Country, 13 December). But these days holidaying abroad can be cheaper than some hot destinations in our own country. You should do a story comparing the costs of travelling abroad and in India.

— Akhilesh Kumar Sah, Faizabad

Till a few years ago, travelling to a few domestic tourist spots in India had become more expensive than a holiday trip abroad. But thanks to budget airlines, things have changed since. We will consider your idea of doing a story comparing the cost of both options.

 

I particularly like the technology section of your magazine. The write-up on alternatives to iPhone ( Do you need an iClone? 13 December) was a revelation. I have been waiting to buy the iPhone since its much-hyped launch. Now with other companies launching phones that not only match its features but offer more, it will be a treat for us gizmo lovers and give us more options.

John Mendes, Chennai

In our section on technology we analyse gizmos and latest technology trends keeping in mind their value for money. There’s been a lot of ballyhoo about the iPhone but as the story revealed there are less-hyped substitutes in the market that are geared to give it some competition.