Thoughts on the Land Acquisition Act Bill

The unfortunate incident of a farmer committing suicide in the AAP rally has polarized the debate on the Land Acquisition Act even more, and it has become virtually impossible to get to know the factual details of the act, and the amendment, and learn for yourself whether it is good or bad. I spent a few […]

Punjab National Bank (PNB) Branches to Open a Sukanya Samriddhi Account (SSA) & PNB’s Centralised Contact Number

April 26, 2015

This post is written by Shiv Kukreja, who is a Certified Financial Planner and runs a financial planning firm, Ojas Capital in Delhi/NCR. He can be reached at skukreja@investitude.co.in The Government of India notified the rules for Sukanya Samriddhi Account (SSA) on December 2, 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched this scheme on January 22 […]

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Chinese strippers deliver mammoth to the trunk of your car

April 24, 2015

Let’s start this week with a very interesting article about Chinese scientists editing the genomes of human embryos. There has been a lot of debate about whether this should be tried out or not, and it was inevitable that someone did try it out. The current experiment has failed, but it is only a matter of time […]

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Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana Calculator, Toll-Free Number & List of Post Offices in Mumbai to Open an Account

April 24, 2015

This post is written by Shiv Kukreja, who is a Certified Financial Planner and runs a financial planning firm, Ojas Capital in Delhi/NCR. He can be reached at skukreja@investitude.co.in Mumbai’s Postal Department has recently launched a new website www.sukanyaaccountmumbai.in for the investors in the Mumbai region to guide and help them open accounts under its […]

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Will the Make In India campaign succeed?

April 21, 2015

The Make in India Concept I don’t think there are many Indians today who haven’t heard of the Make in India campaign that was launched last September by the Modi government. The idea behind it is rather simple – increase the share of manufacturing in the GDP, and the reason for that is rather simple as well. […]

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Net Neutrality in India

April 18, 2015

Ever since Airtel launched the ‘Airtel Zero‘ program, there has been a lot of anger against this program by netizens, and the anger is not going unnoticed either. In fact, Flipkart which was one of the partners of the Airtel Zero program not only pulled out of it day before yesterday but said that they will take […]

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Early weekend links – April 9 2015

April 9, 2015

I read a lot of different interesting things this week so even though I’m traveling tonight, I thought a weekend links post is in order. First up, a very interesting article and 12 minute video about a certain invasive python species in Florida. Invasive species are a species of animals not native to a particular […]

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Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) Offer for Sale (OFS) – April 2015 Issue

April 8, 2015

This post is written by Shiv Kukreja, who is a Certified Financial Planner and runs a financial planning firm, Ojas Capital in Delhi/NCR. He can be reached at skukreja@investitude.co.in Indian Governments have been known for acting as late as possible in taking important economic decisions. But, contrary to their reputation, this time they are acting […]

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Mutual Funds Tax Reckoner for Financial Year 2015-16 – Individuals, HUFs, NRIs & Domestic Companies

April 7, 2015

This post is written by Shiv Kukreja, who is a Certified Financial Planner and runs a financial planning firm, Ojas Capital in Delhi/NCR. He can be reached at skukreja@investitude.co.in With stock markets rising by 35-40% and bond markets giving 15-20% returns in the last one year or so, mutual fund investments are gaining popularity. More […]

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Post Office Small Saving Schemes – FY 2015-16 Interest Rates – PPF @ 8.70% & Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana @ 9.20%

April 4, 2015

This post is written by Shiv Kukreja, who is a Certified Financial Planner and runs a financial planning firm, Ojas Capital in Delhi/NCR. He can be reached at skukreja@investitude.co.in The Finance Ministry on March 31st announced the applicable interest rates for all the Post Office Small Savings Schemes, including PPF, Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana and Senior Citizens […]

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Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana – Calculating Maturity Values @ 9.2% – Interest Rate Applicable for FY 2015-16

April 3, 2015

This post is written by Shiv Kukreja, who is a Certified Financial Planner and runs a financial planning firm, Ojas Capital in Delhi/NCR. He can be reached at skukreja@investitude.co.in The Finance Ministry on March 31st announced the applicable interest rates for all the Post Office Small Savings Schemes, including PPF, Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana (SSY) and […]

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