How Women At India’s College Hostels Are Winning Freedom

Mumbai: The most visible sign of discrimination on campus was the “curtains” requirement: The windows of rooms occupied by women had to have curtains; there was no such requirement for men at the Regional Institute of Education (RIE). RIE offers a four-year undergraduate degree across five campuses, in Ajmer, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Mysore […]

Why Marketing Promotions Are Losing Steam

Promotions have traditionally been a default move for marketers under pressure to deliver immediate revenue. The challenge is executing a promotion without corrupting and cannibalizing media campaigns that build the brand and create enduring value. An ROI Genome Report released by Analytic Partners reveals that the ROI delivered by marketing promotions is […]

Mortgage rates are low. Here’s how to figure out the best plan for your budget

The recent drop in mortgage rates may have you dreaming of buying a new home or refinancing your current house. You’re not alone. Housing sentiment has surged thanks to those low rates, according to government-sponsored mortgage giant Fannie Mae. Its monthly survey, released Monday, shows that positive sentiment in March jumped to […]

Homebuilders are not getting a bump from lower mortgage rates

David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images A contractor uses a hammer while working on townhouse under construction at the PulteGroup Metro housing development in Milpitas, California, Oct. 25, 2018. Mortgage applications to purchase a newly built home dropped 11 percent in November, compared with a year ago, according […]

SBI’s Multi-Option Deposit Scheme: Here Are 10 Things To Know

SBI or State Bank of India offers a type of fixed deposit or term deposit scheme called the Multi Option Deposit Scheme (MODS). A fixed deposit is a secure financial instrument offered by banks, which fetch guaranteed returns. Unlike normal term deposits which are fully liquidated anytime you need funds; […]

‘Ensure Classes Are Held Regularly’, Partha Chatterjee Tells Teachers’ Body

West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee (file) Kolkata: West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee on Sunday asked the members of Trinamool Congress-controlled primary teachers’ association to ensure regular classes in schools. “I have urged the members of our association to see to it that teachers regularly take classes and students also […]