Avtar Singh..Opportunity beckons at RIO..for him and for Indian Judo.The story of India’s lone judoka representative at RIO is so similar to many other Indian athletes who may or may not be Rio bound.Fighting against odds from a very tender age, Avtar has overcome obstacles...

Can Sajan Prakash swim against the high tide at Rio?Some 8 summers ago two athletes just as talented as Vijender Singh and Sushil Kumar had their first taste of an Olympic pool at Beijing as raw teenagers.Virdhawal Khade and Sandeep Sejwal set the pool on...

Dattu Bhokanal: A hydrophobic on whose shoulders rest India’s rowing hopes. Poor family, no water to drink and bathe, premature death of father due to bone cancer, hydrophobia, termination of studies to support family. These are some of the significant events of the first 2...

EPF Taxation - 11 Points Government's Clarification The Finance Ministry issued an 11-point clarification on the changes made in the Budget 2016-17 on tax treatment for provident fund and NPS (National Pension Scheme). "There seems to be some amount of lack of understanding about the changes...

1. Expense ratios are the most important costs of investing in mutual funds since they are deducted every year and are unavoidable 2. Investors can easily reduce their expense ratio and increase returns by buying direct plans of mutual funds through providers such as ORO The different...

SIP calculator - Calculate your savings with Direct Mutual Funds SIP investing has become very popular and most SIPs are held for relatively long periods of time like 15-20 years Over these long horizons, the choice between Regular and Direct Plans can really make a massive difference. With...

Beware of Mis- Selling in Tax Saving It is that time of the year again when investors start thinking about taxes and tax-saving investments. ELSS mutual funds which provide exposure to equity markets while allowing investors to get tax benefits have become increasingly popular especially among...