Well-fed bulls have once again taken charge as frontline benchmark indices Sensex and Nifty touched fresh all-time highs of 58,194.79 and 17,340.10 on September 3, 2021. Both indices rallied by 4.67 per cent and 5.07 per cent, respectively, during the fortnight. The Mid-Cap and Small-Cap indices bucked the trend from the previous two fortnights, outperforming the benchmarks by a decent margin, gaining 8.52 per cent and 7.74 per cent, respectively. The central government’s health ministry recently announced that more than half of India’s adult population has received at least one dose of the vaccine and 16 per cent have received both.
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Post Office Savings: Are They Worth It?
When it comes to making investments, most people are attracted by the flashiness of the equity markets and mutual funds. What India Post has to offer is usually ignored. The article takes a deeper look at the various postal savings schemes and compares the risk-adjusted returns to conclude if they are good enough for investors.
The Importance Of An Emergency Fund
Prabin Agarwal Founder & CEO, Prabin Agarwal - Empowering Investments
Economic Normalization Kicks In
BSE Realty index skyrocketed by a whopping 22.44 per cent during the fortnight to hit 11-year high of 4,121.22.
Chinese Growth Curve Takes A Downward Turn
China factory activity has shrunk for the first time in September since the initial corona virus outbreak in February 2020
Steady Stocks Are For All Seasons
When market volatility is on the rise, it is the low volatility stocks that come into high demand. But the question that investors need an answer to is whether the low volatility stocks outperform in the long run on a consistent basis. Shreya Chaware throws some light on the subject that matters most to long-term investors i.e. consistency in low volatility stocks
Stay Focused on Your Goals
Hemant Rustagi Chief Executive Officer, Wiseinvest Pvt Ltd.
VARUN BEVERAGES: BEING IN A COOL SPOT
Soft drink consumption in India is observed to be on a steady growth trajectory. Rising young population, low per capita consumption, improving retail penetration across semi-urban and rural markets, better agro-economics and rising trend of at-home consumption contributes to make it an attractive growth market. This is what gives Varun Beverages its healthy growth outlook
Volatile Swings Of Fortunes
Which stock index is the most volatile one? In the following article, Armaan Madhani takes into account the nature and effect of volatility and points out why volatility is an investor’s friend
Rural Demand To Push Commodities Market
One of the triggers for rural demand is that the agriculture ministry has projected a good crop in the first advance estimates for the Kharif season at over 150 million tonnes
Will Automotive Stocks Change From Slow Lane To Fast Lane?
Automotive stocks have had a special emotional value for those investors who have been investing in the markets for more than two decades. The likes of Bajaj Auto, Ashok Leyland, Hero Motors, Eicher Motors and Tata Motors have created humongous wealth for its shareholders. However, the industry has gone through a rough patch over the past few years. The silver lining is that there is the likelihood of electric vehicles changing the fortunes of the industry. Yogesh Supekar explains why a fresh and open-minded view on automotive stocks is required at this point of time
Beyond Traditional and Modern
JYOTI BHATT is a celebrated and awarded artist, best known for his work in painting and printmaking, as well as his photographic accounts of rural Indian culture and folk art. He and his colleagues founded the “Baroda School” of Indian art. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2019, and has been honoured with five Lifetime Achievement Awards. In August 2021 he had a conversation with ANANYA PATEL, musing about his life and his art. Excerpts from that conversation are presented in this 2-part series, along with some of his work.
THE GAME CHANGER
INSIDE DHD’S RECORD-SETTING DURAMAX
Building Community Through Education
KIRAN BIR SETHI is changing the experience of childhood in Indian cities through her education curriculum and initiatives to build healthy relationships between students and their communities. Here she is interviewed by KASHISH KALWANI.
Granny Chic Galore!
A homeowner’s holiday décor is an homage to Christmas at her grandma’s house.
INDIANA NOTIFYING 750K AFTER COVID-19 TRACING DATA ACCESSED
Indiana health officials said they are notifying nearly 750,000 state residents that a cybersecurity company “improperly accessed” their personal data from the state’s online COVID-19 contact tracing survey — a description the company disputed as a “falsehood.”
What is My Stereo's Gender?
Readers will recall, distressingly, that I have tried their patience on just about every topic that marginally relates to audio. LP grooves, CD bumps, flat response, boomy bass, warm recordings, cold binary bits—I have waxed philosophically on all of them. Which bring us to today’s audio topic: gender.
One of my closest friends in my hometown had a love marriage, which many considered to be a rebellious act against our small society.
Contentment - THE ART OF REMOVING AND CREATING HABITS
DAAJI continues his series on refining habits, in the light of Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga and current scientific and yogic principles and practices. Last month, he explored the first Niyama of purity, shaucha. This month he shares his insights on that pivotal human quality – contentment, which is known in Yoga as santosh.
Carlyle's Goyal Brings India Lessons to Infrastructure, Energy Investing
POOJA GOYAL, 41, brings a unique personal insight to Carlyle Group Inc., where she leads the renewable and sustainable energy team and co-heads the infrastructure group.
Building a Work of Art
To celebrate the release of the 2022 Indian Chief the legend-ary motorcycle company got together two of the world’s most sought after builders, Paul Cox and Keino Sasaki, to customize a bike for celebrated tattoo artist Nikko Hurtado.