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Millenials on an offbeat track?

How millennials Apoorva, Sujai and Dhananjai moved from the known, conventional path to embrace the risks and challenges of the unknown and the offbeat.

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How emergence of PBSAs can make India a major destination for education

The rise of new-age managed marketplaces is aligned with the government’s ambitious plans of attracting international students and boosting the global rankings of Indian universities.

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Tracing the history of ‘Chai’, and Indian and Chinese claims on the culture of drinking tea 

Not to be outdone, Indians believe that tea originated in India and the leaves were carried to China by Bodhidharma in 6th c. BCE, an Indian Buddhist monk who founded Zen Buddhism.

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Govt proposes 9-hour working day, geographical classification in draft rules for fixing minimum wage

The criteria for determining minimum wage are broadly similar to the scenario which existed before the passage of the Code on Wages, 2019.

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What prevents people from buying health insurance?

As per market experts, exclusions and complexity of a certain health insurance product play an important role in difficulty in adoption of new products.

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Book review | You Beneath Your Skin unearths the misogyny, corruption and injustice

Damyanti Biswas, who volunteers with NGOs ‘Stop Acid Attacks’ and ‘Project Why’ and is strong advocate of women empowerment, was inspired to give voice to the stories of women who have been the victims through this b

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Pre-owned biz profit tool for luxury car makers too

These brands looking at second-hand car sales as additional revenue source.

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Dust Under Her feet | Love and separation in the time of war

A plot with much promise marred by flat prose.

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Assam: The Accord, The Discord | A balanced view of conflicting thoughts behind NRC

The author’s research goes back as far as 1967 when the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) was formed as a movement against illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.

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Fitness wearables: How fit is this tech?

Even as the wearables market continues to grow, studies and experts have questioned the effectiveness of the devices in actual weight loss or fitness.

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Booze tales: Drink menus are getting fatter with innovative quotients

At present, cocktail culture has evolved from just a splash of the spirit and mixer in the glass to rather fancy names based on their origin, region or even ingredients.

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Govt’s $5 trillion economy aim needs commitment to ease of setting-up business, support in early years

Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs: The exact impact assessment of such business reforms in knowing if such reforms have essentially inculcated a healthy and easy business environment remains debatable.

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Millennials guide to buy life insurance

If millennials want to invest for a longer duration and are willing to take some amount of risks, they should look at investing in unit-linked insurance plans (ULIPs).

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Black money: ‘Elephant bonds’ can help India recover $500 billion stashed abroad, says govt panel

A high-level trade panel estimates that India could recover up to $500 billion of black money stashed overseas if it implements its proposal to issue a type of long-term government bond to those with undisclosed wealth.

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4 unique ways to fund your higher education abroad

Studying aboard to get an international degree is a significant step in your career. Fortunately, you now have innovative ways to fund your higher education abroad.

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Don’t just save, do more with your money

Lifespan is increasing and we may well need to plan for 30-40 years after retirement.

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Electric cars: A blueprint to optimising battery life

How to ensure a long life for your electric vehicle.

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PSU Banks talking to RBI to allow staggered reversal of deferred tax assets

The recognition of DTA in FY20 has been necessitated by a cut in the corporate tax rate earlier this year.

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L&T Finance rating: Retain ‘buy’ with revised target price of Rs 130

Asset quality remains largely stable: Reported Gross Stage 3 (GS3) assets increased marginally at 6.0% vs 5.7% in Q1FY20 and provision coverage ratio stood at 54% vs 58% in Q1.

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Where are agro-derivatives headed?

The derivative market is on the cusp of transformation where synergies could be well brought through a combination of infrastructure and technology.

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What govt needs to do to clear FCI mess

Govt needs to implement the recommendations of Shanta Kumar committee to reorient the role of FCI.

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Protests in South America’s Chile: It is time for action!

After 30 years of left-wings and right-wings governments that have extended the neoliberal model, a large segment of the population faces the day to day with precarious access to public services.

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How does air pollution affect kids? 5 proven ways of raising healthier kids

Air pollution is a key issue and for parents, the effects of air pollution raise concerns. As India has progressed in terms of industrialization in the pursuit of economic development, it has also unboxed the serious problem

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ITR Filing Alert! Got income tax notice under Section 143(1)? Here is what you need to do

An intimation under Section 143(1) seeks to correct any mistakes that are apparent from records without the need for the taxpayer to submit additional data.

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Employment falls first time in 6 years; about 90 lakh less jobs since 2011

The “total employment during 2011-12 and 2017-18 declined by 9 million”. Also, close to 2.6 million jobs were lost every year between 2011-12 and 2017-18.

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Stock corner: Maintain ‘buy’ on Bharti with target price of Rs 424

As of end Q1, Bharti’s net debt-to-annualised Ebitda was 3.56x which we estimate has remained largely unchanged in Q2

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Will be mindful of bond borrowing we do and to whom we issue bonds: Gagan Banga, V-C, Indiabulls Housing Finance | Interview

The last 12-13 months have allowed the management to reflect on the weaknesses in the entire chain, says Gagan Banga

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