Author: Tarun Gupta

Investments for an Individual: Need and Procedure

Reading Time: 4 minutesNormally, it is advocated that 5-10% should be allocated into gold, 5-10% in insurance, 30-50% in fixed deposits or government or corporate bonds, and rest in equity, and silver and other inflationary commodities, opines Tarun, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Indians are considered people with the highest tendency to save. The country’s […]

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The Dynamics of Equity Price in Markets: Is it Real?

Reading Time: 4 minutesDelhi-based Tarun takes a hard look at the dynamics of equity price in the markets, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. There are great stories of wealth creation through equity markets. Often, we hear of celebrities like Warren Buffet, who is followed the world over for his stock investment abilities, or even our […]

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Share Market and an Ode to Doctors and Farmers

Reading Time: 4 minutesAccording to a data by Association of Mutual Funds of India, the assets under management of the Mutual Fund industry has grown from 3.26 trillion rupees as on 31st March 2007, to 20.40 trillion rupees as on 30th September 2017, a six-fold increase in over 10 years. Tarun pays homage to farmers, who grow food […]

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Education, Economics and Happiness

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe education in India is too straitjacketed to produce a progressive, happy society. It is not going to produce enough innovative people, or ideas, to really take on the world. Why is it that a Satya Nadella or Sundar Pichai reach the highest position in the USA, but there’s a lack of similar charisma in […]

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125 crore India(n)s: Demographic Asset or Liability

Reading Time: 4 minutesIt has taken 70 years as an independent nation to reach where we are today, from an underfed nation of 40% people to an underfed nation of 20% people. We are moving fast, but the population is also moving. In that way, we have to keep on running, until the development is able to run […]

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How long will India Take to Become an Advanced Economy?

Reading Time: 4 minutesOur GDP is one of the fastest growing, agriculture has made India food safe. Literacy and life expectancy are both up massively. A consumer has massive choices in almost all the product and service areas. So, this is no small achievement. But the basic question remains. Are we a developed economy yet? After 70 years, […]

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Optimism, Pessimism, Realism: The Dynamics of a Loan

Reading Time: 4 minutesDelhi-based Tarun tells us about the loans and its various ramifications, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. “Be positive.” That’s a refrain we often hear in motivational messages. This is what we are taught from childhood, to never lose hope. I remember the world cup final between India and Australia, which India lost […]

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How Much Tax Should a Government Collect?

Reading Time: 4 minutesHigher tax should also translate into a higher development and social security. Are we also doing that, asks Tarun, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. I must credit demonetisation with one thing, it helped me start as a columnist in Different Truths. How? It provided such a rich fodder to my brain, so […]

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Fifty Shades of Black Money

Reading Time: 3 minutesBlack money is something earned legally, but which has escaped the taxes. Illegal money is something, which is a result of illegal activities. No question of taxes arises here. This is an important distinction, opines Tarun, in his weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Black money is the hottest topic in India right now. It […]

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Whose Interest Rate is it! Who does it Interest!

Reading Time: 4 minutesTarun explains the intricacies of interest rates on Fixed Deposits (FDs). Why are lower interest rates hitting the senior citizens hard? Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. A perplexed senior citizen asked, “Why are the interest rates on Fixed Deposits – also known as Term/Time Deposit (TDR) and Special Term Deposit […]

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