While the Western European countries are themselves still reeling under the pressure of the 2008 financial crisis that shook not just their economic but societal and even security foundations and brought them to the verge of bankruptcies; where would all these FDI investment monies come from? Recently the Indian CabinetRead More →

Mumbai: The Maharashtra government today announced a ban on sale of tobacco at merchant establishments selling FMCG items to ensure children don’t consume tobacco. Fast-moving consumer goods include packaged food and other consumables, toiletries etc. “Children tend to get influenced a lot by the presence of tobacco and other items whileRead More →

As consumers, we are all paying GST on various goods and services in our daily lives. By becoming aware about key aspects of GST, we can better appreciate the role of GST in nation-building; can educate our friends and relatives; can raise voice confidently against any malpractices; can be aRead More →

The weather outside is frightful. The so called Big Freeze now grips the United States for the second week, and the United Kingdom too is experiencing its own blast of Arctic weather. All this chilly weather reminded me of an article written in The Telegraph last month about ice-houses, which were the go-to method ofRead More →

As a mode of transportation to a hospital when a patients’ illness, injury or affliction precludes them from driving, ambulances are a blunt method that is far from perfect. Patients sometimes find themselves hit with substantial bills or end up at out-of-network hospitals that raise the price of care. RecentRead More →