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Moneychitrathazhu!

The demonetisation drive, which the government has undertaken to abolish black money by the common sense logic of abolishing money, has brought a lot of focus on mobile wallets.


In these times of currency crunch, mobile wallets are a godsend as they offer the harried citizens a viable choice to blame somebody else other than just the government. The point is without having to go to your bank or stand in an ATM queue, using mobile wallets you can still access your money and proceed to use it before the government gets any more new ideas to get it.  

The 5 demonetisation WhatsApp fwds you cannot do without

* Urjit Patel and Mukesh Ambani are twins

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Chennai, Nov 23: Regular mainstream media outlets and WhatsApp forwards are great sources of news that are totally unreliable. But WhatsApp forwards are -- in ways that mainstream media ... Read More >>

Tipping point

Today we will talk about the one area that probably has been hit the hardest by demonetisation: Tipping.

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On the money trail

Pages from the diary of 'Crank's News' reporter

Chennai, Nov 16:

* The night of Nov 8 *

On the TV Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding forth. Wife and I sit watching the whole thing with nary an emotion. We are speechless at what we hear. That is because we don't under... Read More >>

Money Matters

This week, the Central government proved what the philosophers have been saying for ages: Change is the only constant.

The announcement that the existing Rs.500 and Rs.1000 notes will no longer be valid tender has created a huge confusion among the general public, especially among the ... Read More >>

Hacked e-mails reveal Hillary funded Trump campaign

* "He is the only person who can help me win the presidential election"

Washington, Nov 2: Just as things were getting to the point where it cannot get any worse in the sleaziest American presidential campaign ever (unless otherwise it was revealed during the Halloween that Donald Trump ... Read More >>

'It was a surprise to even Ratan Tata till he took the decision'

How business channels covered the Cyrus Mistry ouster

Mumbai, Oct 26: The sacking of Cyrus Mistry as the Chairman of Tata Group has been understandably bold-face headline news for the business papers and channels, and they rose up to the occasion manfully and wetted their collective pant... Read More >>

Have a sweet blast!

Deepavali is nigh, which naturally means plenty of sweets and crackers and, even more naturally, a visit to the doctor due to overeating or burn-related injuries for some of you.

 

But this column firmly believes it is always better to be safe than try to be spectacular and look... Read More >>

Shall we sell the President?

This week, the original plan of mine was to write about the all-important local body elections in Chennai. But it has been put on hold by the Madras High Court. No worries, I still have the option to focus on another election that looks actually thara local: The one between Donald Trump and Hill... Read More >>

Stalk Home Syndrome

The Tamil film Remo, starring Sivakarthikeyan — who has emerged to be an unlikely star in his own right in the last two-three years, has run into a couple of controversies, which have hit the movie very badly and he is now urgently forced to look for an alternative career.

 

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