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Behind festivities, some hard truths

THE SUNDAY STORY The festival season is a time when all sections of Indians hope to boost their consumption. But the cash buffer that »

The battle continues

After facing harassment and extortion at the hands of corrupt police and civic body officers over the years, the Capital’s rickshaw pullers »

Informed, rational consumers?

The former chairman of the CII AP chapter, Y. Harish Chandra Prasad, says the shift in people’s psychology from socialist “prop mass’’ (m...»

Light jewellery is the favourite

THE SUNDAY STORY With the festival and bonus season offering the perfect foil to splurge, the yellow metal continues to be a top choi »

Retail customer is king

THE SUNDAY STORY Reduced interest rates hugely improve sentiment and reduce some cost, but the decision to buy a house depends largel »

Inflation, job fears may spoil the party

THE SUNDAY STORY This season, shopping will most likely be based on necessity rather than a display of exuberant festivity. The beari »

Gold bars glitter

THE SUNDAY STORY Gold buying usually peaks during the festive season currently underway, and buying gold is viewed as auspicious. But »

The Hindu presents the all-new Young World

In the 16th Lok Sabha Election 2014, West Bengal has witnessed some interesting trends. Apart from the debacle of the Left and the ascendance of the Trinamool Congress (AITC), the other somewhat s... »


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