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FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
NITISH HAS THE KEYS
HOW NITISH HAS GAINED THE UPPER HAND IN BIHAR
THE DECCAN CHARGE
EPS SEIZES THE DAY
A NEW AIADMK
END OF A DREAM RUN?
INDIAN STOCK MARKET GROWTH IN 2025 • A stock exchange represents the performance of the companies listed on the stock exchange cumulatively, thus giving the investo, an idea of the financial growth of the region. Microeconomie and macroeconomie factors, the business environment, the legal structure, and tax policies applicable to each economy affect stock market movements.
NEW COVID VARIANT: SHOULD WE WORRY?
ALL FOR A SAFE HOUSE
THE NEW CHALLENGER
Pride & Politics
A HOLSTERED ACCOUNT
STILL THE WARRIOR
UPHOLDER OF THE GOOD BOOK
Dilli Ki Yogshala
THE SOUTH SWAG • HOW SOUTH INDIAN FILMS AND ACTORS STORMED THE CITADEL OF HINDI CINEMA AND ENTHRALLED THE NATION
TOP GUNS IN THE SOUTH • SOUTHERN ACTORS TO WATCH OUT FOR ON A SCREEN NEAR YOU
LEADING LADIES • FEMALE ACTORS WHOSE FAN FOLLOWING RIVALS THE MEN’S
SRI LANKA ON THE BRINK • AMIDST UNPRECEDENTED PUBLIC ANGER AT THE DIRE STATE OF ITS ECONOMY AND DAILY HARDSHIP, SRI LANKA LURCHES TOWARDS ANARCHY. WITH GOTABAYA RAJAPAKSA GONE, THE COUNTRY NOW NEEDS POLITICAL STABILITY AND PRUDENT ECONOMIC STEWARDSHIP
A LAW FOR FRAGILE FEELING • SECTION 295A OF THE IPC IS THE CLOSEST THING INDIA HAS TO AN ANTI-BLASPHEMY LAW. ALONG WITH OTHER PROVISIONS, IT IS BEING USED TO BROWBEAT DISSENT, CURTAIL FREEDOM OF SPEECH
BLASPHEMY LAWS IN INDIA • There is no specific law against blasphemy in India. Chapter 15 of the Indian Penal Code—from Section 295 to 298—deals with “offences relating to religion”. Section 295A is the closest to the provisions of an anti-blasphemy law. Section 153, 153A and B deals with hate crimes
THE LOST JAWANS • The Agnipath scheme has left hundreds of thousands of possible army recruits, who were on the verge of enrolment, out in the cold
‘Written test never happened’
‘No future in Agniveer’
THE AGE OF DRONES • A LIBERALISED GOVERNMENT POLICY HAS HELPED THE DRONE ECOSYSTEM TAKE OFF IN INDIA. HOW WILL IT CHANGE OUR LIVES?
THE FLYPAST • Drones come in various shapes and sizes now, marked for a myriad uses
UDDHAV’S LONELY FIGHT • THE SHIV SENA CHIEF IS FIGHTING THE TOUGHEST BATTLE OF HIS POLITICAL LIFE TO SAVE THE PARTY HE INHERITED FROM HIS LATE FATHER
A SOLUTION TO THE INVESTING PROBLEM • Mutual funds offer a simple and convenient approach to investing that can help you turn uncertainties into opportunities to reach your financial goals
ADVANTAGE OF SIPs
THE SIX SIP VARIANTS • The purpose of SIPs is to make you invest regularly. There are many variants of the plan that enhance this disciplined way to invest in mutual funds
10 SIP MYTH BUSTERS • The popularity of SIPs has also fuelled plenty of misconceptions about them. Do not make these mistakes when it comes to SIPs
THE END OF BUNDLED MUTUAL FUNDS...