Author Archives: Loknath Das

Having too many funds, and some of them laggards

In April-May 2017, Mint had surveyed 19 financial advisers to know some of the biggest mistakes investors make (read them at and Over the next few weeks, we will talk to more advisers about these mistakes (read about them at: Vinod Jain, principal adviser, Jain Investment Planner Pvt. Ltd, a Mumbai-based distributor of financial products, talks about his experiences. Mutual funds by the ... Read More »

Key money lessons for Rahul Dravid

Former Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid. Photo: Reuters LATEST NEWS » Why there’s a need to revive Tamil Nadu’s federalism advocacy Exfinity Venture Partners invests $2 million in US-based AgShift France’s Nicolas Sarkozy told he is suspected of taking Gaddafi election money Railways nod for Rs493 crore project to ease traffic mess in Bengaluru AAP govt’s sops for using environment-friendly fuel ... Read More »

IRDAI bows before the Delhi High Court

After being chided by the Delhi High Court for turning a blind eye to how insurance companies are misusing the exclusion clause of genetic disorders in health insurance policies, the Insurance Regulatory and Developing Authority of India (Irdai) has asked insurance companies to remove genetic disorders from the list of exclusions in health insurance contracts. In a 19 March 2018 ... Read More »

New moms, take note. Breastfeeding can ward off childhood obesity

Turns out, warding off childhood obesity is as easy as feeding babies breast milk. According to a recent study from the Ewha Womans University College of Medicine in Seoul, breastfeeding may protect high birth weight infants from being overweight or obese as children. “High birth weight is associated with overweight or obesity during early childhood. Among high birth weight infants, ... Read More »

Sleep-deprived men are at greater risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Here’s why

There’s a link between insufficient sleep and the development of insulin resistance, one of the factors that cause Type 2 diabetes. A team of US researchers has discovered a biological reason for this relationship, at least in men: an imbalance between their testosterone and cortisol hormones. “Our highly controlled sleep study showed that even one night of restricted sleep can cause ... Read More »

One medicine, two benefits: This new diabetes drug can help you lose weight

A compound that mimics a naturally occurring hormone that regulates appetite may help obese people shed those extra kilos, according to a recent study. The compound, semaglutide, has a chemical structure that is very similar to the hormone glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1), which regulates both insulin secretion and appetite. In December, the US Food and Drug Administration approved the semaglutide ... Read More »

The drip of beauty: Should you opt for vitamins through IV?

Since the last few years, several celebrities have opted for hydration therapy also known as the IV drip vitamin therapy. Some of its hardcore patrons include singers Rihanna, Adele, model Chrissy Teigen and reality star Khloé Kardashian. This is a therapy in which multiple vitamins and antioxidants are administered intravenously and it is touted as a quick fix for multiple ... Read More »

Smile, travel, be helpful: The secret to happiness is not outside, but within you

To truly mark occasion of International Day of Happiness, it is important to realise and introspect that achieving happiness is the essence of everyday lives. Happiness is not the enigma as it has been led to assume. Whether it’s the joy in little things or the prosperity at achieving certain aspects in your life, it is difficult to put a ... Read More »

World Down Syndrome Day: 10 things to know about the disease

In 2012, the United Nations first observed World Down Syndrome Day, to raise awareness about the disease. Down Syndrome (DS), is also called as Trisomy 21, and is a common genetic birth disorder where extra genetic material causes delays in the child’s mental and physical development. While each cell in the human body contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, individuals with ... Read More »

Sony Xperia XZ2, Xperia XZ2 Compact Pre-Orders Come With Free PlayStation 4 or PlayStation VR

Sony Mobile’s flagship smartphones for 2018 – Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact – were announcedat the company’s keynote during Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona. The company opened up pre-orders of the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact across Europe last week. Interestingly, as part of the pre-order promotions, Sony is giving away goodies along with its two new smartphones, including the PlayStation gaming console, PlayStation VR pack, ... Read More »