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The Fate of Estate

Estate planning is a broad category that includes wills, healthcare powers of attorney, living trusts, financial powers of attorney, nominations etc. Estate disputes are not uncommon. Most of the time the conflict arises from disgruntled family members who may have been given less than what they deemed their fair share or even left out of […]

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DOUBLE TROUBLE- The property tax scam!

Ahmedabad Mirror reported a property tax scam in early 2022. To our surprise, the AMC (Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation) had not reported it until 3 months after. Property taxes are credited to other people’s accounts in this scheme. The situation surfaced when the money paid for advance property tax was credited to other people’s accounts and […]

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K-SHAPED ECONOMIC RECOVERY

“India to see K-shaped recovery as inequalities grow”: ex RBI governor “Pointers that India is witnessing a K-shaped recovery”: The Hindu “The politics and economics of India’s K-shaped recovery”- India News “Is India experiencing a K-shaped recovery?”: The India Forum We all have come across such headlines post covid-19 pandemic, but did we even know […]

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ANALYSIS OF NERO’s GUESTS

In 2009, P Sainath, a former Rural Affairs Editor of The Hindu, documented the plight of farmer suicides rampant in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra. The 1-hour long documentary, dubbed “Nero’s Guests” draws a parallel between the Indian citizens, Indian government, and the mainstream media of the country with the Roman Emperor Nero and his […]

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The Fall of Stock Markets

Stock markets have long been a popular method to invest money. However, it is not as simple as it appears. For some people, the prospect of investing in the stock market may be frightening; nonetheless, the more you are ready to risk, the greater the return is expected. Investing is a game of gambling where […]

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Disconnect to reconnect

In today’s world, especially after the pandemic, we are all driven by our desires to live a different life. A different life for many of us is not necessarily a life where we bring change. It’s where we start living the lives of different people. Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+hotstar, and Sony Liv among many others […]

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Sri Lankan debt crisis

Ever wondered what it’s like to have your exams cancelled because there aren’t enough papers to print your question papers? Or to see your family’s monthly expenses shoot up 3 times? These are the situations faced by the citizens of our neighbouring country Sri Lanka. Sri Lankans are facing high inflation, huge dip in tourism […]

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RBI Monetary Policy – April 2022

The RBI Committee on the 7th of April presented the Monetary Policy and showcased where the projections are taking the Indian economy. Given the evolving risks and uncertainties, the MPC has decided to keep the policy repo rate unchanged at 4 percent. The MPC also decided to remain accommodative while focusing on ‘withdrawal of accommodation’ […]

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Startups and Entrepreneurship- What it Means for the Future

THE WORLD IS EVOLVING every second as we breathe. Be it technology, culture, infrastructure, or relationships- we are constantly changing, and with change comes opportunity. For young people, entrepreneurship is a powerful form of engagement and activism. The role of young people is widely marginalised or entirely excluded by political systems that exist in today’s […]

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Human- A treasure box of invaluables

‘There is no greater journey than the one that you must take to discover all the mysteries that lie within you.’ Everyone is a human. Someone with dreams, values, experiences, emotions! We are all a box full of unique treasures waiting to be discovered. It is said that the greatest treasure that one can find […]

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Evolution of accounting

Accounting has been estimated to be in existence for about 7000 years, to put that time frame into perspective it is as old as when Aristotle put the theory of Earth being spherical in shape. Single Entry Accounting was considered to be one of the earliest adoptions of accounting methodology. It was a simple, easy-to-maintain […]

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Formula 1: Cash, Cars & Crashes

Formula 1 continues to be the passion of a vast majority of people. Over the years, it has evolved to be more than a sport- and an expensive one at that! Formula 1 has morphed into a huge industry and as religious monitors of this sport; we are accustomed to the infinite zeroes that turn […]

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My Worst Fear: Athazagoraphobia

Everyone in life fears something. Even the strongest beings alive fear something. There is no one in this world who fears nothing. Arachnophobia, acrophobia, trypanophobia, social phobia, aquaphobia, and thanatophobia are a few common fears. But the one thing people fear subconsciously is the fear of being forgotten. Athazagoraphobia or the fear of being forgotten is […]

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The Russia-Ukraine crisis explained

On 24th February 2022, Russian military forces launched a devastating attack on Ukraine by air, land, and sea. For months, President Vladimir Putin had denied the possibility of Russia invading its neighbour, but then he tore up a peace deal, sending forces across borders in Ukraine’s north, east, and south. As the number of dead […]

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Monetary Policy Feb. 2022

Mr. Shaktikanta Das, on February 10th, presented the monetary policy in the meeting held by Monetary Policy Committee (MPC). Monetary policy religiously starts by presenting its repo rates and reverse repo rates. This year was no different with repo rates remaining unchanged for the 10th time in a row at 4% under the Liquidity Adjustment […]

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Financial Fraud in Indonesia

Abstract: The following blog aims to cover the aspects of misappropriation caused by the Indonesian Insurance Company Pt. Asuransi Jiwasraya which has been in the business for more than a century but due to the unethical management it has resulted in a loss of more than 13 Trillion Rupiah which translates to 6000 crores of […]

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Budget Impact on Common Man

Pro-growth Budget with emphasis on capital expenditure and investments to power the country’s GDP. Key Highlights: No change in tax slabs. However, one can now file updated tax returns 2 years from the end of the A.Y. to correct the errors Relief to differently-abled persons wherein the payment of annuity/lump sum will also be available […]

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The Greek Debt Crisis

The Greek Debt Crisis refers to the sovereign debt owed by Greece to the European Union between 2008 and 2018. Greece’s announcement in 2010 stating that it might default on the debt caused The European Union to loan Greece sufficient funds to continue making payments- resulting in the biggest financial rescue of a bankrupt country […]

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Monetary Policy Dec – 21

Every monetary policy begins with the projection of Repo Rates. Repo rate is the rate at which the central bank lends money to the commercial banks in hypothecation of the securities. Reverse Repo rate is the rate offered by RBI to commercial banks for depositing the money. Now, there are certain times when commercial banks […]

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Poland- Belarus migrant crisis

The European Union (EU), a group of twenty-seven European countries is one of the most influential and powerful unions in the world. Founded in 1993, the union ensures that no more bloody wars break out in the continent and ensures peace and cooperation among its member nations. It comprises some of the most developed economies […]

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Inside IPL: Cricket and Business

Cricket’s fanbase across the world is estimated to be around 1 billion people, and guess what? People of the Indian subcontinent account for almost 90% of that population. So, that’s the amount of love for cricket amongst the people in India! And this is something that the Board Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has […]

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AI and Humans- Stronger Together

Objective of AI- The essential goal of AI (additionally called heuristic programming, machine insight, or the re-enactment of intellectual conduct) is to empower PCs to perform such savvy assignments as dynamic, critical thinking, discernment, understanding human correspondence (in any language, and decipher among them), and so forth. Confirmation of this goal is the visually impaired […]

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FedEx outbound from Bankruptcy

During the times of 1970’s, an entrepreneur named Fredrick Smith, having a graduate degree from Yale University and having a budding experience from Marine Corp. started a package delivery system based on the business model that he had presented for his paper in University.  FedEx (Federal Express) Corporation, placing itself among the top companies we […]

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Future of electric automobiles

Our country is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Industrial segments like the automobile sector, textile sector, and agriculture have grown since the nation’s independence. The support and conviction after independence  received from government and welfare schemes had given a boost to these segments for steady and progressive growth. Among these, the […]

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INSIDE THE MIND OF SERIAL KILLERS

INTRODUCTION In the fictional world of books and movies, some of us may be fascinated by serial killers. The mystery keeps us hooked. Ironically when we talk about this happening in reality, it scares us to death. Serial killers and their crimes sometimes seem far-fetched, but they are all too close to reality. The origin […]

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The True Meaning of Independence

Indians were deprived of their basic rights during the reign of the British and remained as their slaves for many centuries! Finally, 1947 marked a new beginning where a democratic India surfaced. India: An emerging superpower. A rich country, having sustained all the powerful invasions for its precious nature and resources and termed as a […]

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The tale of Indian Women

Things take on different meanings depending on who is looking, where they are looking, and in what context they are subjecting the situation to. Humans, according to Russian philosopher Mikhail Bakhtin, are both “the witness and the judge,” meaning that we see and judge. And it is because of this witnessing and judgement that different people have various perceptions depending on their diverse experiences. As I look back at my childhood, I recall a very disturbing incident where a friend of mine was killed by her father just because he feared she would be killed or raped or kidnapped on their way to the border […]

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Luminaries that freed a Nation

India has come a long way since Independence, leaving behind a series of landmarks that define its journey from the agony of Partition to a strong, powerful, and developing nation. Despite the popular opinion, the key to this tryst with freedom has been entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs and businessmen alike are frequently thought of as national assets to […]

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Scars of Partition

India will be celebrating its 75th year of independence on 15th of August, 2021. While we all are filled with a sense of pride and patriotism for our motherland, let us take a moment to analyse the impact that the Britishers had on India. Back in the 17th century, little did our countrymen know that […]

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Indian Economy over the years

‘In a gentle way you can shake the world’ said Mahatma Gandhi. The man did manage to shake the world with India’s Independence. Seventy five years ago around this time, our country officials were planning major social, cultural and economic changes for a free and a better India. Have you ever wondered what the economy […]

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Words of Revolution

Words, as I have been told, have the ability to resolve conflict and at the same time engrave wounds so deep that a person may never heal. The intricate arrangement of these letters which eventually form words and later, a sentence has always fascinated me. The power of these sentences which end up conveying things […]

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Garbage patches

While humans and nature have been tied into a constant battle for decades, human activities have been showing signs of triumph as nature nears its defeat. This is evident from numerous garbage patches that are located in the oceanic bodies of the world. As of now, there are a total of 5 garbage patches, one […]

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Power, Greed and the Arctic

The Arctic ocean is gaining prominence in current geopolitics. While many of you would assume it’s because of climate change, you are not wrong!  But what you might be unaware of is that this region is steadily becoming an important turf for the world superpowers. The effects of global warming are increasingly evident in this […]

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Is FREEDOM A MYTH?

According to the Oxford dictionary, the word freedom means ‘The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants.’ The articles 19, 20, 21A and 22 of the constitution of India contain the provisions of the right to freedom. As per article 19, the following six freedoms are guaranteed to every person in […]

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Happiness paradigm

Happiness is an abstract notion that nobody has come close to define in its literal form. Some say happiness is a fleeting moment of glee, where you help a dog out of a wired trap and set it free, free from agony. While some say happiness is a prolonged state of contentment when you have […]

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The Bizarre Truth About Mindsets

Your life is as good as your mindset and the way you adapt your mindset profoundly affects the way you lead your life. It is a vital factor which influences your success, or your eminence in life. The truth is that mindset has everything to do with perspective. Our foundational beliefs, attitudes and biases naturally […]

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Economic Superpowers : The Next Era

Over the past few centuries, the world has seen many revolutions. Those which totally changed the way people used to live; those which gave might and grandeur to some countries, and at the same time took that away from others. The Emergence of new economic superpowers is linked to such revolutions. Back in the 1700s, […]

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Victoria’s Secret is Out in the Open

Content Warning:  The following article discusses instances of body shaming, sexual harrasment, pornography, objectification of people along with racism and transphobia.  Fashion is the facet of life that adjures high scrutiny because, for many people, their self-esteem and confidence have a lot to do with how they seem to materialize. Fashion is an aesthetic expression […]

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What’s Next in Indian Diplomacy

This is an interesting time in world politics – the USA wants to hold onto its position as a superpower while on the flipside  China, a country whose meteoric rise in the 21st century makes it a worthy contender for the position of superpower. Both countries are gathering allies to become a dominant force in […]

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Pride for sale!

In this age of social media influencers and the subtlety of stealth marketing, it can become difficult to check the legitimacy of a company signaling its support towards any movement. Who knows whether they are really embracing the campaign or just trying to keep a tight stranglehold on their market-leading position? Consumers in the 21st […]

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Crypto Chaos

Breaking News! Bitcoin plunged to $30,000 levels! Crypto investors lost a whopping $830 billion in the blowout few weeks ago! Almost every one of us has heard media calling out these headlines and crying out loud on the recent crypto crash looming all over the world, but did you know that this wasn’t the first […]

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