However, the bit about the affidavit was apparently true. In 2007, Ranvinder Sandhu of Guru Nanak Dev University conducted a study on a sample of 600 drug addicts. Dhirendra Kumar writes.
Allowing 26% foreign direct investment (FDI) in pensions is a cosmetic announcement that won't contribute to solving India's looming retirement benefits problem, Dhirendra Kumar writes.
Last week, there was a spate of articles commenting on a paper on Warren Buffett published by three researchers working at a US hedge fund.
Do you read and understand all the terms and conditions, particularly the exclusion clauses, before buying an insurance policy? Well, don't even attempt to answer—I know it already and I don't blame you for not reading them! (even though you should in your best interest). Pushpa Girimaji writes.
The government has made a small start in handling the economy, but even this much is enough cause for optimism. Dhirendra Kumar writes.
When I saw a headline that said that Apple's iPhone5 did not have the "Wow!" factor, I was surprised. What more did they expect? N Madhavan
Here are three different bits of news that are deeply connected. One, the Sahara group has to refund about Rs. 24,000 crore to depositors. Dhirendra Kumar writes.
The Shome panel distills the best ideas about GAAR from around the world and adds a dose of pragmatic Indian concerns. Will these be implemented?
SEBI’s move to evolve an official fund labelling system will help investors make the right choices. Dhirendra Kumar writes.
As the capital markets regulator, SEBI rules that direct investors should not be asked to compensate distributors, we look at how the average Indian investor can fully leverage mutual funds.
Last week, when students from Assam and Manipur fled Bangalore and Pune for their home states after threats received by text messages, social media sites like Twitter sensed the panic early.
Rather early, but if talks around Elections 2014 have begun, here’s a simple slogan that all our political parties, without exception, must embrace: Mera Bharat, Ameer Bharat (my India, wealthy India).
SEBI’s new rules for funds and IPOs may have paved the way, but animal spirits will return to equity investing in their own good time. Dhirendra Kumar writes.
A new relationship based on trade, investment and mutual interest is slowly replacing the nostalgia and neglect that had defined ties so far. Pramit Pal Chaudhuri writes.
High growth rates and a nearly $2-trillion economy hasn’t translated into economic freedom. We rank a lowly 123 out of 179 nations on this count. Gaurav Choudhury writes.