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Why business houses put their faith in a trust

Given the continuously evolving tax and regulatory environment in India, and the attendant uncer... »

All the world loves an efficient taxman

It’s the beginning of the new year, a time when governments and businesses once again attempt to... »

Do-gooders need a tax break

The new company law deems CSR to be not charity or mere donations, but a way of conducting business that visibly contributes to social good. The concept of corporate citizenship is not new in India. In recent years, corporate social resp... »

Responsibility reporting gathers steam

The quality of corporate responsibility reports in India is relatively lower than its global peers. The need for business transparency and accountability has never been as strongly felt as it is n... »

Passing sustainability test

A pharma company can use CSR to promote telemedicine — G. R. N. Somashekhar. A lot has already been said about the new regulations on corporate social responsibility under t... »

Taxation & Accountancy

IT returns: Clarity on pending question

Taxpayers are empowered to approach the Authority for Advance Ruling (AAR) for clarifications re... »

Taxation & Accountancy

Who is a fraudster? S. Siva Saravanan

Those many faces of fraud

Fraud has many faces. It does not differentiate between companies, industries or even locations.... »

Taxation & Accountancy

A man types on a computer keyboard in Warsaw in this February 28, 2013 illustration file picture. Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a Chinese hacking ring that they said broke into the servers of dozens of online videogaming companies and stole valuable source code over a four-year period. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Files (POLAND - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY CRIME LAW BUSINESS)

When everything gets connected

The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) released the International Integrated Repo... »

C P Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh

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MACROSCAN

How “buoyant” are Central Government taxes?

Is the Finance Minister being realistic in projecting substantial increases in tax revenues despite many tax giveaways in the Budget? His optimism is misplaced
One of the features of several Union Budgets over the past decade and more has been the tendency... »

Portfolio

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Return of the ULIP

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, ULIPs are all fired up after the recent market rally. But do check the long-term track record too before rushing to buy them
After a barrage of bad news over the years, investors in Unit-Linked Insurance Plans (UL... »

Mentor

Mr K. Shyamsundar, Consultant, Risk Practice, TCS

Common issues in risk practice

We have accepted for quite some time that change is the only constant, and now ‘uncertainty’ als... »

New Manager

Why B-schools need to go social

Social media has pervaded our lives. It’s time it is recognised as a formidable tool for student engagement
The Indian School of Business (ISB), at the time of writing this article, boasts 50,835 ‘like... »

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