Monthly Archives: June 2014

Unleashing entrepreneurship in India 2.0: Part I

Publications: The Economic Times, e27 Date of publication: June 25th, 2014 Links: Link to The Economic Times article, Link to e27 article (This is the first of a two part series on entrepreneurship in India and the challenges & opportunities … Continue reading

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The case for legal reforms to stop animal cruelty in India

Publication: The Indian Republic Date of publication: June 15th, 2014 Link: Link to The Indian Republic article   “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Mahatma Gandhi … Continue reading

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Do You Need to be Worried about the Hindu-ization of India’?

This article of mine was published on The Indian Republic, India’s largest not for profit news portal on 10th June, 2014 over here. Image credit – The Indian Republic.   During the run up to the 2014 General Elections, India witnessed … Continue reading

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Startups Lessons Learnt from Investopresto : Should have focused on marketing and spent less time on development

This article of mine was published on Pluggd.in, one of India’s top startup news sources on July 12th, 2013 over here. [Editorial notes: Investopresto shutdown recently and while that has resulted in deep analysis ofpersonal finance space in India, founder, Ashwini Anand … Continue reading

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A liberal’s take on Hindutva

This article of mine was published on The Indian Republic on 22nd November, 2013 over here. Who is a liberal? A quick Wikipedia search will show you that the idea of liberalism is based on two concepts – liberty (the right … Continue reading

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Why I was wrong about Malala Yousafzai

This article of mine was published on The Indian Republic, India’s largest not-for-profit news portal on 30th October, 2013 over here. When I heard that Malala Yousafzai, the teenage Pakistani activist, was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, I was surprised. … Continue reading

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Whose Sardar is he anyway?

This article of mine was published on The Indian Republic, India’s largest not-for-profit news portal on 31st October, 2013 over here. Much has been said about Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, with both the Congress and the BJP seeking to stake claim … Continue reading

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The bitter truth about Indian mutual funds

This article of mine was originally published on Sify.com , one of India’s most visited sites  on 31st January, 2013, over here. Investopedia defines a mutual fund as a “pool of money managed by investment professionals to meet certain investment objectives.” Most experts would agree that investing … Continue reading

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Budget 2013-14 : Dull Budget that was a Virtual Non-Event [Analysis]

This article of mine was originally published on Trak.in , India’s premier Business and Startup site on 2nd March, 2013, over here. In an email we sent to our users on Investopresto before the budget, I had said that the budget was “unlikely … Continue reading

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Is Gold a Smart Investment Option for Middle Class Indians?

This article of mine was originally published on Trak.in , India’s premier Business and Startup site on 26th November, 2012, over here. This is 2nd post of 3 part series post written by Ashwini Anand, CFA who is the CEO of Investopresto. The 3 part series will help … Continue reading

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