Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) Offer for Sale (OFS) – August 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 has just announced its decision to sell its 10% stake in Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) through Offer for Sale (OFS) route. OFS will take […]

Tax-Free Bonds Notification – FY 2015-16

July 18, 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 After a gap of one year, tax free bonds would be making a comeback this year. Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on July 6 issued […]

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Weekend Links: 17th July 2015

July 17, 2015

Images of Pluto’s surface were all the rage this week, and I must have gone through several links, and still wanted to see more. Perhaps, what was more surprising about this was the cost of the expedition, at less than the cost of an American football stadium, this project costs much less than what I would have […]

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Eight reasons why July could be an extraordinary month for Bajaj Auto

July 14, 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 Last quarter of FY 2015 was a nightmarish quarter for Bajaj Auto. It faced all kind of problems related to its product sales in India as […]

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Book Review – A Bed of Red Flowers: In Search of My Afghanistan

July 12, 2015

I recently finished reading A Bed of Red Flowers : In Search of My Afghanistan, and I was deeply moved by this book. This book is written by Nelofer Pazira who lived for ten years under the Soviet occupation in Afghanistan, escaped to Pakistan and emigrated to Canada from there. The book is her story about growing up […]

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Weekend Links: July 10 2015

July 10, 2015

One of the most interesting things I came across this week was Google’s Deep Dream program. Basically, this is Google’s Image recognition program which they have flipped on its head to now create images. The results are a little freaky right now, but people have already found incredible uses with it and none more incredible than what Turkish […]

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How to apply for a Police Clearance Certificate for a Passport or Visa?

July 5, 2015

I had to apply for a PCC (Police Clearance Certificate) recently, and I was surprised at the lack of information about this online even though this is a very important thing without which you can’t get a passport, and some countries don’t issue you a visa. In this post, I’m going to recount my experience […]

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Weekend Links: July 3 2015

July 3, 2015

First up, a very very interesting quiz in the NY Times that you should all try out. Don’t worry about hating numbers or anything else like that. Spend some time on it, very well worth it. Next up, an article on what Greece may be able to do next. Semi related, how 16th century Spain dealt with a […]

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Greek Referendum – What a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ vote on July 5 would mean?

July 2, 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 Greece debt crisis is deepening. Neither the Greece government nor its creditors are ready to budge this time around. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has been […]

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Need of the hour – Super Top-up Policy

June 24, 2015

This is a guest post by Priyanka Khandelwal who is heading eBusiness vertical  at MediManage, a specialist health insurance advisory service for Individuals, Families and Corporates. Know more about Medimanage’s free advisory services here Life is full of risk and unpredictable most of the time. A sudden situation might arise and end up making you physically, emotionally […]

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Site restored to normal

June 24, 2015

A quick note to let you know that as far as we can tell, the site has been restored to normal and you won’t see any more spammy posts. What happened was a person, script or machine had somehow gotten access to one of the passwords that is associated to an account here that has […]

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