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Opinion | Align personal values and financial decisions to live life on your terms

Are your money values in line with your personal values? Money values are important as financial decisions are based on them. They are driven by one’s experience in managing money and outlook on money. Often, I find that money values are not in line with personal values and this is the cause for being perennially worried about finances. The way ... Read More »

Opinion | The rise of finance and the globalization of madness

There is an emerging consensus that globalization is reversing. Trade protectionism is on the rise and labour flows across borders are being resisted. But globalization is still going strong in one area. Madness in financial markets is global, and it shows no sign of stopping. There are six examples. Bonds trading at negative yields have recently crossed $13 trillion. Greek ... Read More »

Opinion | The role of finance commissions in sustainable development

Irrespective of controversies around the remit of 15th Finance Commission (FC), it is evident from its terms of reference that the government wants it to play a key role in fostering sustainable development in India. Indeed, constitutional status and the ability to suggest far-reaching reforms on financing, allocation and use of funds by three tiers of governance makes the central ... Read More »

Billionaires gaining too much influence on public education | Opinion

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have used their wealth to promote their own agenda about education in the United States. When President Trump nominated Betsy DeVos, a woman with no degree or experience in education, as U.S. Secretary of Education, defenders of public education organized an unprecedented effort to fight her confirmation. Unfortunately, her stunning display ... Read More »

Weekly poll results: Apple AirPods deflated by fan opinion

Wow, tough crowd – our readers just don’t care for Apple’s AirPods very much. Only around 10% of people voted in favor of the wireless headphones and things get only slightly better for the Apple-branded headphones if you include the wired EarPods. It seems that the vast majority of our readers buy non-Apple. And it wasn’t a purely anti-wireless attitude ... Read More »

BITS-Pilani degree row: HRD seeks legal opinion on validating off-campus degrees

BITS-Pilani degree row: HRD seeks legal opinion on validating off-campus degrees Last year on November 9, the UGC sent a notice to BITS-Pilani directing to shut down their off-campus centres as they were established without the permission and also violated the Deemed University regulations Rajasthan government has also put attestation of degrees of BITS-Pilani’s off campus centres’ on hold RELATED ... Read More »