Though Anvita says she wanted to give the derogatory word ‘chudail’ a new meaning through the film, she explains why she chose its traditional identifiers from Indian folklore – the feet turned backwards, loose open hair, a hint of promiscuity: “You have to show people what is familiar before you can change its meaning. There is an existing idea. You have to first make people remember that idea, that myth, before subverting it.” … [Read more...] about ‘I wanted to tell a fantastical tale about real pain’: ‘Bulbbul’ director Anvita Dutt
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While the researchers learned that small talk lifts employees’ emotions, they also found that chit-chat disrupted some employees’ ability to stay on task with their work. However, employees who possessed a higher level of self-monitoring could effectively disengage from small talk to mitigate the distraction. Overall, however, Methot said the effects of small talk in the workplace are mostly positive. … [Read more...] about 2 science-backed benefits of making small talk with coworkers
At the 43rd Annual General Meeting held virtually on July 15, RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani said the deal with Saudi Aramco had not progressed as per the earlier timeline. This was due to unforeseen circumstances and the COVID-19 pandemic, he added. … [Read more...] about We’re still working on deal to invest in Reliance Industries, says Aramco CEO
These measures cap the upside risks to slippages for financials. Slippages, however, could still remain high for the sector. A similar kind of restructuring was also made available for MSME borrowers facing stress on account of the economic fallout of the pandemic. … [Read more...] about Nahi nahi abhi nahi..abhi karo intezaar! Another rate cut likely if inflation is controlled
Reflecting more on this statement, it is clear now. Value investing has lost out to growth investing over the last decade. Investors preferred growth opportunities and embellished their portfolios with stocks that were able to deliver high growth, continuously. Dividends weren't a priority like earlier times; capital appreciation appeared to be the only measure, a feeling which would not be appreciated by many. Any lapse in the quarterly performance was not taken too kindly and the impact expressed immediately on the market price, as witnessed recently in stocks which were more than priced to perfection, even bordering on super valuations (E.g. Nestle, Bajaj Finance, Asian Paints). Can companies continue to deliver superlative financial performance, quarter-after-quarter, forever? Definitely not possible and the streak is bound to meet a speed bump sometime in the future. … [Read more...] about Value investing: Warren Buffett course-corrects his investment style, should you?