In times of uncertainty, institutions and practices that are central to the cultural identities can become really important touchstones material markers of certainty, comfort, and mechanisms to persist, said Aimee Huff, marketing professor at Oregon State University, specializing in consumer culture. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus lockdown: Are pastry, wine, golf, guns essential items?
Kamaal R Khan's antics never cease. From controversial statements to picking on actors on Twitter, this actor-producer-director has had a spat with many in the industry including Karan Johar and Ajay Devgn. The latest example was when he called 'Baahubali' star Rana Daggubati 'brainless' after the actor blocked him on Twitter. … [Read more...] about Richa Chadha’s ‘Shakeela’ co-star, Rajeev Pillai, postpones wedding to help locals in flood-hit Kerala
Each player has the opportunity to add and progress the narrative along and that is what leaving a legacy is all about. In the midst of historical records, statistics and win-loss records, when you go out to bat, you are connected to all those who have played for India in the past and you are also connected to those who will one day in the future wear the India cap. … [Read more...] about ‘Indian cricket’s colourful story is still being written’
The importance of building a corpus large enough to support us sufficiently after retirement should not be belittled, especially in a country like India. The relative lack of penetration of retirement benefits in India and weak social security infrastructure make retirement planning all the more crucial. The ever increasing medical costs and life expectancy figures also cannot be ignored. Procrastination can be costly too – a delay of 10 years in investing for your retirement corpus can reduce your total retirement corpus by more than 50%, even though the total amount invested is the same overtime. Therefore, the earlier we start, the more our money works for us. … [Read more...] about HDFC Retirement Savings Fund
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