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"Sensex will touch 10 lakh points in my lifetime."

New Delhi, July 24 -- On 3 July, the BSE Sensex, India's most famous stock market index, crossed 80,000 points for the first time during the course of a day's trading. On 4 July, the Sensex closed abo... Read More


Mint Primer | Seven points to note from the Union budget

New Delhi, July 23 -- On 23 July, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Narendra Modi government's first budget after the Lok Sabha election. Her budget speech was 14,703 words long-slight... Read More


Mint Primer | Eight points to note from the Union budget

New Delhi, July 23 -- On 23 July, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Narendra Modi government's first budget after the Lok Sabha election. Her budget speech was 14,703 words long-slight... Read More


Mutual fund launches: Let's not be condemned to repeat history

New Delhi, July 21 -- I started my first job in journalism on 1 October 2005. My beat was personal finance. This was a time when new equity mutual fund (MF) schemes were being launched left, right and... Read More


India's stock market rally looks like a self-sustaining Ponzi scheme

New Delhi, July 16 -- The Indian retail investor has come to the stock market party like never before. Data from the National Stock Exchange's (NSE) ownership tracker shows that as of March 2024, indi... Read More


Why Ponzi schemes and investment frauds continue to be rampant

New Delhi, July 15 -- Over the years I have started reading the inside pages of newspapers more carefully, given that the news that's published on a front page is typically available on digital media ... Read More


A stormy night and a taxing conversation on the budget

Mumbai, July 14 -- The sound of loud thunder and heavy rain woke up Vivaan. It was 2 am in the city that supposedly never sleeps. And nothing drove fear into him like thunder did. Now that he was up,... Read More


Delayed Live: India won the T20 World Cup because of Mahendra Singh Dhoni

New Delhi, July 10 -- In the city I grew up in, TV was first broadcast on 2 October 1984. We got our first TV set two months later, on 25 December. It was a black-and-white Uptron. And I have been wat... Read More


Jio, Airtel and VI: Telecom tariff hikes rang a bell on three lessons

New Delhi, July 9 -- In mid-May, Gopal Vittal, managing director of Bharti Airtel, said that mobile phone charges in India were at absurdly low levels in comparison to other parts of the world and tha... Read More


Easynomics: Of Exam Paper Leaks, Byju's, Kota Factory, and Dunki

New Delhi, July 3 -- Let's start this one with a story. The summer of 1995 was hot like all Indian summers tend to be. And given how it is now, even then, exams happened bang in the middle of summer.... Read More