Introspection is the key to good investing

The economic objective of investment is to ensure that future contingencies such as marriage, children’s education, recession and medical expenses do not lead to a shock to our consumption and we are able to maintain, if not improve, our current lifestyle. Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom Aristotle Very little importance is given […]

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Vijay Mallya offers to curtail ‘lavish’ lifestyle

Embattled liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya is willing to curtail his “lavish” lifestyle to satisfy numerous Indian banks trying to recoup some of the nearly 1.145 billion pounds owed to them, a UK court was told. The 63-year-old had been sanctioned an “ordinary living expenses allowance” of a maximum of 18,325.31 pounds a week, which he […]

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The education system, as it stands today, doesn’t make the grade

Our current school curriculum is purely academic in nature and assumes that all those who complete the compulsory stage of elementary education will continue on to secondary and then to higher education.(Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times) India’s Right to Education (RTE) Act guarantees free and compulsory education for children between the ages of six and 14. […]

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Artificial Intelligence To Drive Business Of OTT Players

Over-the-top aka OTT players have seen a glut in the last few years with 2018 being the inflection point where subscribers reached a meaningful mass thanks to higher speed connectivity and falling data prices in India. In fact, a recent study showed that India is the cheapest country for mobile data in the world and […]

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Tata’s investment in GMR signals business of airports is taking off

With air passenger growth rising year after year in India, the airports business should have attracted investors by the hordes. But on the contrary, investors have been fleeing. Shares of GMR Infrastructure Ltd and GVK Power and Infrastructure Ltd, who hold large stakes in Indian airports, have fallen 57% and 65%, respectively, in the past 10 years, compared […]

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Choking investment will give teeth to fight against tobacco

It’s time for #ustoo movement in investments In October 2018, a major development in Australia escaped the attention of Indian news media and tobacco activists alike. An epoch-making moment, it signifies a big shift in the fight against tobacco. The Australia-based not-for-profit, Tobacco-Free Portfolios, launched the world’s first ‘Verified Tobacco-Free’ certification stamp. It will be […]

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IIFL fund leads $130 mn investment in Northern Arc Capital

Non-banking financial company Northern Arc Capital Ltd said on Tuesday that it has secured a fresh investment of Rs 910 crore (around $130 million) from a clutch of institutional investors. IIFL Special Opportunities Fund and Standard Chartered Private Equity (SCPE) — both existing investors — along with Affirma Capital contributed to the round, Northern Arc […]

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India-funded educational campus inaugurated in Nepal

Educational campus constructed with Government of India’s  financial grant of 35.5 million Nepalese rupees was inaugurated. An educational campus constructed with Government of India’s financial grant of 35.5 million Nepalese rupees was inaugurated in Nepal yesterday. The newly constructed three storey building of Siddheshwar Education Public Campus in Ramechhap district comprises of 12 classrooms, faculty […]

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