Moscow 1980 Olympics

“Moscow 1980 Olympics: India v/s Spain finals: The second half of the last game begins. The players on the both sides are all on their toes prepared to make a slip. But you can’t help running a risk if you want to win. And they made it, winning by a …

Coincidences and Choices

I was very tired, that day.  I was just a girl standing at the bus stop, on a rainy day, waiting for my Uber Pool.  Every day I took the bus home from school, the same routine, the same bus driver who smiled at me, the same conductor who woke …

Can mutual funds be marketed like ‘Fast Moving Consumer Goods’?

At a recent mutual fund seminar, there was the usual lament about how, despite strenuous efforts on the part of the Fund industry, mutual funds are failing to gain enough traction among ‘small investors. While several causes were cited, they mostly boiled down to mutual funds failing to resonate or …

The Depreciating Rupee: Aberration or New Normal?

Introduction India has been operating on a managed floating exchange rate regime from March 1993, marking the start of an era of a market-determined exchange rate regime of the rupee with provision for timely intervention by the central bank. This means that generally, free market forces determine the exchange rate …

Homecoming

Amidst the crimson red that painted the world with a bloody hue, reminding one of the several battles that were fought on these holy banks, he woke up to the clarion calls of the variegated assortment of birds that frequented the mighty Ganges. A son of the earth himself, he …

Automation and AI in Human Resource Management

“I know you are good people, I know you mean well.  But, you just didn’t think it through. There is only one path to peace…..your extinction,” explained Ultron in the calm voice of James Spader in the 2015 movie about the Avengers’ battle with a sentient artificial intelligence.  We may …

Student Politics – Genesis and Relevance in today’s world

Politics is an integral aspect of everyone’s life-one may be unaware of this fact. It is like the air that we breathe; these days the air is also politically influenced. Does not politics affect things which impact the quality of air? Even intertwined in every aspect of life, politics conspicuously …

Personal Finance Landscape.. The times they are changing

There is a saying (perhaps apocryphal), “Every technology seems magical…until it transforms into a consumer appliance”. In other words, what elicits cries of astonishment when introduced (Say, the light bulb, elevator, telephone, television…and lately, the internet) ultimately blends into quotidian activities, when adopted by the masses.   What transpired with …