Vijay Mallya Not Guilty?

I am quite sick of hearing that Vijay Mallya is just a failed businessman and not a criminal. Yes, there are people who feel sorry for him. They think he who did the country a national service by starting an airline and creating jobs for thousands. Personally, I am celebrating that he will be extradited…

Are you the type to get scammed?

Scams are a dime a dozen. People who get conned are often educated and  “smart.” The truth is that being educated is not a guarantee that you will be safe from scamsters. Your vulnerability is dependent on your personality, attitude, values and behaviour. An extensive survey was carried out by AARP about the difference between…

Beware of fake gold jewellery

Buying genuine gold has never been harder. And now, Diwali is nearing and you want to buy gold with your hard-earned money. Take a breath. Last week in Pune, a man was duped by a jeweller. He was sold an 18-carat ring, under the guise of it being 22-carat. And as the owner of the…

Rich people and crime – the connection

Rich people may not commit more crimes than poor people, but they certainly do it on a larger scale. Sadly, rich people steal from those who are poorer than them, often the middle class. Perhaps they do this because they have lost the ability to see how the other half live. Studies have also consistently…

Students beware of fraud and deportation

Applying to blacklisted colleges, or being conned by the very agencies which purport to help them, is a trap students can fall into. Agencies at times misguide them about the process, or encourage them to fake their information. This India Today article can help you spot a dubious student agent. Hopefully, a new government web…

Shame on Indian banks

When it comes to banks, there are two main issues. NPA’s, scams and frauds can be clubbed together as one issue. Second is harassment of genuine customers. We Indians are very patient and tolerate inefficiency, bureaucracy and arrogance. Very few banks understand the meaning of service. Or even basic politeness. All of us have suffered…