Alisha Sachdev

Alisha Sachdev

Alisha Sachdev maintains the business page on the HT website. Before she discovered business and economy, her one true love was literature.

Articles by Alisha Sachdev
The increase in prices for diesel was sharper, with the fuel selling for Rs 71.15 a litre in Delhi on Monday, 39 paise higher than Sunday’s price of Rs 70.76 per litre on Sunday.(Sanket Wankhade/ HT Photo)
The increase in prices for diesel was sharper, with the fuel selling for Rs 71.15 a litre in Delhi on Monday, 39 paise higher than Sunday’s price of Rs 70.76 per litre on Sunday.(Sanket Wankhade/ HT Photo)

Petrol price goes up 30 paise, diesel rises 40 paise across metros, hit record highs

By Alisha Sachdev | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2018 09:52 AM IST
The renewed spike in fuel prices came alongside the devaluation of the rupee against the US dollar, and rising global crude oil prices.
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On Thursday, the rupee slid further by 15 paise to close at a fresh lifetime low of 70.74 to the dollar due to strong demand for the greenback from oil importers and surging crude oil prices stoking inflation fears.(Reuters File Photo)
On Thursday, the rupee slid further by 15 paise to close at a fresh lifetime low of 70.74 to the dollar due to strong demand for the greenback from oil importers and surging crude oil prices stoking inflation fears.(Reuters File Photo)

Rupee hits 71-mark for the first time, on course for biggest monthly fall in 3 years

By Alisha Sachdev | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2018 09:57 AM IST
At 10.33 am, the rupee was trading 21 paise, or 0.30% lower at 70.95 against the US dollar.
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The Economic Survey for FY16-17 showed that out of the total returns filed under the GST during the period, 99.4% were filed by SMEs, amounting to 45.6% of the total taxes paid.(Photo: AFP)
The Economic Survey for FY16-17 showed that out of the total returns filed under the GST during the period, 99.4% were filed by SMEs, amounting to 45.6% of the total taxes paid.(Photo: AFP)

A year after GST, small businesses report huge drop in sales, struggle with high costs of compliance

By Alisha Sachdev | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2018 04:18 PM IST
Small-scale businesses which were earlier exempt from paying excise, have gone from paying VAT in the range of 5%-12.5% to a GST of 18%, a rate which is highly disproportionate with the revenue they have.
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(Photo: Shutterstock)
(Photo: Shutterstock)

Here are some smart tips to save taxes while filing your income tax returns

By Alisha Sachdev | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2018 02:48 PM IST
Alok Agrwal of Deloitte India details some things to be mindful of from a tax-saving perspective while filing your ITR
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(Photo: Shutterstock)
(Photo: Shutterstock)

ITR e-filing: How to prep for filing your income tax returns online

By Alisha Sachdev | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2018 02:30 PM IST
Here’s a guide to help you step up to the income tax e-filing process, budget time for filing returns, and the documentation you will require.
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Union Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley address a programme before the start of GST Delhi Sambodhan organized by the Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Union Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley address a programme before the start of GST Delhi Sambodhan organized by the Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

One year of GST: A timeline of events which led to the country’s biggest tax reform

By Alisha Sachdev | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2018 11:30 AM IST
The GST regime we see today has evolved over more than a decade of discussion, deliberation and debate. A look through the long journey of GST’s coming into being.
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A motorist rides past a GST Seva Kendra board outside the Central tax building, in Bengaluru on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
A motorist rides past a GST Seva Kendra board outside the Central tax building, in Bengaluru on Thursday.(PTI Photo)

One year on, GST gets a thumbs up from CFOs in India, but remains a key concern

By Alisha Sachdev | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2018 12:17 PM IST
A majority of of CFOs surveyed by financial consultancy firm Deloitte said the new GST regime had been beneficial, even as 66% of them noted a negative impact on working capital, and 55% noted an adverse impact on financing costs.
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Tax department employees help government employees to help file their Income Tax Returns (ITRs).(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Tax department employees help government employees to help file their Income Tax Returns (ITRs).(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

Never filed your income tax return before? Don’t lose time and start now

By Alisha Sachdev | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2018 11:27 AM IST
Failure to file your income tax returns may have serious monetary and legal consequences. No matter one’s past record, it is never too late to start filing income tax returns.
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(Image: Varrocgroup.com)
(Image: Varrocgroup.com)

Varroc Engineering IPO open for subscription at price band of Rs 965 - Rs 967

By Alisha Sachdev | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2018 11:58 AM IST
Automative parts-maker Varroc Engineering’s offer for sale for over 2 crore equity shares will remain open until June 28.
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Taxpayers can calculate their tax liabilities using the income tax department’s tax calculator tool.(Ramesh Pathania/HT Photo)
Taxpayers can calculate their tax liabilities using the income tax department’s tax calculator tool.(Ramesh Pathania/HT Photo)

Want to file your income tax return online? Here’s the first step

By Alisha Sachdev | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2018 09:36 AM IST
For individuals who want to fill out their ITRs themselves, the process can appear somewhat complex at first. Knowing which income tax slab you fall under, and what your tax liabilities are, is a good place to start.
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RITES Ltd is the first public sector enterprise to be listed in fiscal year 2018-19.(Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)
RITES Ltd is the first public sector enterprise to be listed in fiscal year 2018-19.(Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

RITES IPO opens today at price band of Rs180- Rs185

By Alisha Sachdev | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2018 01:32 PM IST
The government plans to sell 12% stake in the wholly-owned Miniratna enterprise, hoping to raise as much as Rs 460 crore from the share sale on the upper end of the price band.
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Interim finance minister, Piyush Goyal(Ramesh Pathania/Mint)
Interim finance minister, Piyush Goyal(Ramesh Pathania/Mint)

PSU bankers to work together to strengthen consortium lending: Piyush Goyal

By Alisha Sachdev | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2018 07:16 PM IST
Piyush Goyal said the government is open to giving more powers to the Reserve Bank of India for effectively regulating public sector banks.
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An RBI release said the decision of the MPC, led by RBI governor Urjit Patel, was consistent with its neutral monetary policy stance.(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
An RBI release said the decision of the MPC, led by RBI governor Urjit Patel, was consistent with its neutral monetary policy stance.(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

RBI hikes repo rate for the first time in four years, loans to cost more

By Alisha Sachdev | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2018 10:22 AM IST
The RBI monetary policy committee (MPC) voted unanimously to raise the central bank’s repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.25% in its second bi-monthly monetary policy review of FY19.
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Indians are more likely to devour a TV series over three days, at a faster pace than the rest of the world.(Gabby Jones/Bloomberg)
Indians are more likely to devour a TV series over three days, at a faster pace than the rest of the world.(Gabby Jones/Bloomberg)

At half a million subscribers, Netflix still a ‘premium’ service in India

By Alisha Sachdev | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2018 10:45 AM IST
Even though Netflix’s popularity stays restricted to the premium-end of the subscriber spectrum in India, it does not seem to have a near-term strategy to salvage market share from Prime Video, which is actively amping up regional content.
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A petrol pump employee serves a customer at a fuel station, as fuel prices reached the highest-ever, in Mumbai on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
A petrol pump employee serves a customer at a fuel station, as fuel prices reached the highest-ever, in Mumbai on Thursday.(PTI Photo)

Petrol price rises for 11th straight day, crosses Rs 85 a litre in Mumbai, Rs 80 in Kolkata

By Alisha Sachdev | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2018 06:24 PM IST
Petrol prices in Mumbai breached Rs 85 on Thursday, with the fuel selling at Rs 85.29 a litre. In Delhi, petrol was being sold at Rs 77.47 per litre.
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Prices are highest in Mumbai, with the fuel being sold at Rs 84.99 per litre, followed by Chennai at Rs 80.11, and Kolkata at Rs 79.83.(REUTERS File Photo)
Prices are highest in Mumbai, with the fuel being sold at Rs 84.99 per litre, followed by Chennai at Rs 80.11, and Kolkata at Rs 79.83.(REUTERS File Photo)

Petrol price crosses Rs 77 a litre in Delhi, close to Rs 85 a litre in Mumbai

By Alisha Sachdev | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2018 12:29 PM IST
Prices in Delhi have increased by Rs 2.54 since May 14 after a 20-day freeze on petrol prices ahead of Karnataka election results. Wednesday is the 10th straight day of fuel price hikes since then.
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The logo of Flipkart is seen on the company's office in Bengaluru, India, May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa
The logo of Flipkart is seen on the company's office in Bengaluru, India, May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa

Many newly minted millionaires: Who gets what in the $16 billion Flipkart-Walmart deal

By Alisha Sachdev | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2018 06:17 PM IST
A round-up on how employees, founders, and investors in Flipkart will be impacted by its deal with Walmart
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Bombay Stock Exchange building in Mumbai(Abhijit Bhatlekar/ Mint)
Bombay Stock Exchange building in Mumbai(Abhijit Bhatlekar/ Mint)

Sensex rallies 250 points, Nifty near 10,700 at close, Axis Bank rises 9%

By Alisha Sachdev | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2018 04:06 PM IST
At close, the BSE Sensex was 256.10 points or 0.74% higher at 34,969.70. The broader NSE Nifty 50 too rose 74.50 points or 0.70% to end at 10,692.30.
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Swedish musician, DJ, remixer and record producer Avicii (Tim Bergling) takes a selfie on Table Mountain, South Africa in this picture obtained from social media.(REUTERS)
Swedish musician, DJ, remixer and record producer Avicii (Tim Bergling) takes a selfie on Table Mountain, South Africa in this picture obtained from social media.(REUTERS)

How Avicii was a generation’s first tryst with EDM

By Alisha Sachdev | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 02:21 PM IST
Avicii death came as a shock to all his fans, especially the ones he introduced to Electronic Dance Music.
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14 July 2016, Sonipat: Amazon India . biggest fulfilment centre at Sonipat. photographed by Ramesh Pathania.
14 July 2016, Sonipat: Amazon India . biggest fulfilment centre at Sonipat. photographed by Ramesh Pathania.

Amazon India’s most visited website, fastest growing marketplace, says Jeff Bezos

By Alisha Sachdev | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 05:23 PM IST
The Amazon.in mobile shopping app was also one of the most downloaded shopping apps in India, according to App Annie, Bezos said.
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The finance ministry on Tuesday also announced that income tax offices and Aaykar Seva Kendras (ASKs) will also remain open from March 29 - March 31.(AFP Photo)
The finance ministry on Tuesday also announced that income tax offices and Aaykar Seva Kendras (ASKs) will also remain open from March 29 - March 31.(AFP Photo)

Banks open on Saturday; don’t listen to social media rumours

By Alisha Sachdev | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2018 03:08 PM IST
Banks will be closed on March 29 and March 30 for Mahavir Jayanti and Good Friday, but they will work on March 31.
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A bronze bull statue stands at the entrance to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, India.(Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)
A bronze bull statue stands at the entrance to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, India.(Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

What you need to know about IPOs this week: Sandhar Technologies, ICICI Securities

By Alisha Sachdev | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2018 05:40 PM IST
With HAL, Bandhan Bank, ICICI Securities and Sandhar Technologies entering the primary markets, IPOs lined up this week are expected to raise over Rs 13,000 crore. Here’s what you need to know:
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Bandhan Bank is the first instance in India of a a micro-finance entity transforming into a universal bank.(REUTERS)
Bandhan Bank is the first instance in India of a a micro-finance entity transforming into a universal bank.(REUTERS)

Bandhan Bank IPO: What you need to know about the big share sales this week

By Alisha Sachdev | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2018 04:23 PM IST
As the initial public offer for Bharat Dynamics closes today, the biggest banking sector IPO, Bandhan Bank starts its public issue today. Here’s what you need to know
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The Sufi singers: Anuraag Dhoundeyal (front) and Priyanka Patel.
The Sufi singers: Anuraag Dhoundeyal (front) and Priyanka Patel.

Sounds of Sufi: The Sufi way of life, told through music and the personal narrative

By Alisha Sachdev | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2016 08:14 AM IST
How three musicians are taking the Sufi way of life to a larger audience.
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Bring Your Own Book Delhi founder Nidhi (in red) with other club members(Photo courtesy: BYOB)
Bring Your Own Book Delhi founder Nidhi (in red) with other club members(Photo courtesy: BYOB)

Books, not booze, is the key to this bring your own ‘B’ club

By Alisha Sachdev | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2016 07:46 PM IST
Delhi’s Bring Your Own Book club members bond over a shared love of reading
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