Watch your family favourites online

Remember the days when you used to sit as a family together and solve crimes along with ACP Pradhyuman. Or when you would laugh till your tummy hurt at the antiques of Jethalal and Daya. These were not just shows but occasions for the whole family to gather around the TV and collectively get entertained. This brings back fond memories. Today, everyone is so busy in their own lives. Parents busy with their gruelling jobs, kids busy with their school work. No one has the time anymore to sit and watch a half an hour to one hour episode.

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Are one of these people who miss watching Pradhyuman’s face twitch everything he thinks ‘dal mein kuch kala hai’ or Daya Gada’s random outbreaks of ‘garba’, but just do not have the time. You do not need to fret anymore. You can now watch all your favourite Hindi serials online on Sony Liv. Since our favourite shows ‘CID’ and ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ulta Chashma’ would air on Sony channels, you can now watch them anytime anywhere, from Sony Liv, the online TV viewing portal.

Crime Investigation Bureau or popularly known as CID is a crime thriller series aired its first episode on the 21st of January 1998. Since then, the show has produced more than 1400 episodes to this day. The show has created some legendary and memorable characters, the foremost being ACP Pradhuman, followed by his colleagues Abhijeet and Daya. The show resonated with so many Indians and is yet till this day one such show that you could binge watch. The show revolves around the crime department that hunts down culprits. It is one of the foremost crime detective shows on Indian Television.

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Another popular show among family audiences is Taarak Mehta ka Ulta Chashma. The intent of the show is to portray the common man and his daily problems. Although the show could be characterised as a family comedy, a lot of its episodes surround socially relevant issues. It released on the 28th of April, and in the span of 9 years has become a family favourite. The show completed 1800 episodes in 2015. The show promotes unity and love amongst your families and your neighbours. A little trivia for the show’s fans- Eternal Bachelor Popat Lal is actually married in real life and has two children.

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These unforgettable shows are not going anywhere. If you do not have the time to catch your favourite Hindi series on TV, then you can watch them online. This way you can keep yourself entertained during your daily commute and discuss the episode with your family when you’re home.

One such family favourite that you can watch soon on Sony Liv in the month of August is Kaun Banega Crorepati. So get ready to challenge those grey cells next month!

3 best apps for stock market updates

Whether you are a fresh investor new on the market, or an experienced player well acquainted with the market trends, you need to keep abreast with the constantly shifting share market. It is a complex and volatile space that is never stagnant. There is an endless need to update oneself with stock market news to successfully invest and realize returns. Thankfully, there are a number of extremely helpful apps online that give you stock market live updates and help you trade efficiently on the go.

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We have made a list of the best 3 apps that you should use:

  1. Moneycontrol Markets on Mobile: This is the most inclusive and useful app that is basically a solution for all your informational needs. It provides latest news and updates about your preferred stocks and Indices, tracks your investment portfolio, and even gives you financial advice from other investors on the forum. It is easily available and works across all platforms and devices.
  2. The Stock Watch: This app is what you need if you want to keep a close watch on your favourite stocks. It gives you real-time quotes on Indian stocks, provides intra-day charts from BSE/NSE, gives latest updates about financial news, NSE futures, equities and so on. It is also the highest rated app for android users to follow the economy.
  3. Investar: Through this app, you can view NSE stock charts and make informed decisions about which stocks to buy/sell. There are various technical indicators available for users, along with real-time quotes. You can add your favourite stocks to your watchlist that keep updating its stock charts every 5 minutes. The free app provides a limited number of watchlists, but you can get unlimited access if you make in-app purchases. With their new feature of The Watchlist Synchronization, you can back up your previous watchlists and sync the app to a desktop software of the same app. Investors work on all platforms and devices.

All you need to know about ELSS Funds

Breads are of different types, but whole wheat bread is the best for health. Similarly, mutual funds are of various types but Equity Linked Saving Scheme or ELSS funds help you save on tax. Basically, ELSS is a type of mutual fund with tax benefits, where you can save income tax up to 1.5 lakhs under Section 80C. These funds have a lock-in period of 3 years and a majority of their portfolio lies in investing in stock markets.

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Read on as we tell you the basic know-hows of Equity Linked Saving Scheme.

How to invest in ELSS?

You can invest in ELSS funds by going to your preferred company’s website. The investments can either be in lump sum or in instalments. However, point to be noted is that each instalment is considered to be a fresh investment, and the lock-in period for each instalment would be 3 years, separately.

What tax benefits can be availed from an ELSS?

An investor of ELSS can attain tax benefits of up to Rs 1.5 lakhs in a year. The returns generated on the investments are also tax-free on completion of three years. In case of instalments

Top stock investing mistakes to avoid as a beginner

If you are a newbie in the world of investment, there are chances that you will make mistakes as you move ahead on the path of financial success. While some of the mistakes will prove to be a lesson, some can jeopardise your dream of stock market success.

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Irrespective of stocks you choose to invest in, there are a few tips and tricks without which you can make a profitable investment. We have enumerated a list of mistakes to avoid as a beginner in stock market.

  1. Investing without a plan:

Invest in Indusind bank, the stock is bound to rise. You went ahead with the investment without analysing indusind bank share price and trends and ended up in loss. Not having an investment plan is like travelling to an unknown land without a map. You will end up in loss. A good investment plan includes your own goals, finances, risk appetite, and benchmarks to measure your success. It will keep you focussed and enable you to make informed investment decisions.

  1. Investing in Bulk:

Investing all your hard earned money in one go is yet another mistake that leads to failure in the stock market. It increases the risk of loss to a great extent. Also, it paralyses your financial portfolio. Start investing small, and gradually increase the amount of investment as you understand the working of the markets. This will again help you make profitable investment decisions.

  1. Putting all eggs in one basket:

Another mistake that beginners make is putting 100% funds in a single type of asset. The best way to minimise stock market risk is to diversify money. If you are making one risky investment then it is important to balance it with a stable one. A good financial portfolio consists of equities, bonds, FDs, insurance etc.

  1. Having no investment plan

Venturing into investing without having a plan is like starting a voyage without a compass. You will end up as a loser. Before you start investing, you must have a personal investment plan or policy that include your goals and objectives, the risks that are relevant to your chosen investment style, the benchmarks for measuring your success, and your plans to diversify your investment. Having a plan will keep you focused and disciplined, and will help you adhere to a healthy long-term policy even when market conditions are unfavourable.

  1. Investing cash reserves

Yes, you have a burning zeal to bump into the investing world and start making huge fortunes later. That’s good, and that’s just the same motive every investor has. But most of the time, you will have this strong urge to pump all the money you have into your investment. Never give in to this urge, as it would make you regret bitterly in the long run.

Having an investment doesn’t mean you should have no liquid assets left. You should always set aside a good amount of cash for emergencies and opportunities that may never come again. Granted, saving your cash brings no returns, but investing everything is very risky as well.

Four Mosques To Visit In Hyderabad To Rejuvenate Your Spirit

When you travel from one place to another, it can be for work or leisure. You make sure to get your work done and try and explore the city’s sights, scenes, and cuisines.

During the holidays, many flights fly from Dubai to Hyderabad. After all, many Hyderabadis call the UAE their home. When they reach Hyderabad, they explore the city’s architectural wonders, food, and warm people.

However, there’s another aspect of the city that’s worth exploring. It’s the mosques.

These places of worship have been a part of Hyderabad’s culture and skyline for a long time. Drawing their influences from the Mughals, Nizams, and even the world, they are the best places to take a break, thank the all-mighty for blessings, and rejuvenate. Here are some of the city’s best mosques to visit.

1.Jama Masjid

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One of Hyderabad’s oldest mosques, it is also one of the grandest. Built by Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah in 1597, the Jama Masjid is one of the most famous sights of this city.

Flocked by devout Muslims as well as tourists, the Jama Masjid is the ideal blend of architecture and grace. It’s earlier avatars include a school as well as a monastery. A unique aspect about the mosque is the presence of an ancient Turkish bath. Old and yet bold, the Jama Masjid remains one of the principal places of worship in Hyderabad.

2.Mecca Masjid

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A listed heritage building, the Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad is one of India’s largest masjids. It was Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, the fifth ruler of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, who had bricks made from the soil brought from Mecca, the holiest place in Islam for the construction of the mosque’s central arch thus giving the mosque its name.

The mosque attracts many tourists for its stunning hall which is said to accommodate 10,000 people. The other attraction is a room in the courtyard which stores holy relics and one of the relics is the hair of Prophet Muhammad.

3.Begumpet Mosque

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A popular attraction, the Begumpet Mosque also goes by other names such as Spanish Mosque, Masjid Iqbal Ud Daula, and Mosque of the Moors.

It is famous for its Moorish-style architecture which is said to be one-of-kind in India. One of the most distinctive features of this mosque is the presence of spires instead of minarets or domes which are characteristic of mosques.

4.Shahi Masjid

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Located inside public gardens which were built in 1846 during the Nizam rule, the Shahi Masjid is a soothing place to visit. It’s said that the last Nizam and his family used to visit the mosque to offer prayers and hence the name. (Shahi = Royal)

The mosque has a graceful appearance and showcases the best of Nizam’s dynasty. From the domes and minarets to the columns and arches; the mosque is simply gorgeous. The mosque can accommodate 102 people at a time. The best time to visit the Shahi Masjid is during Friday prayers.

There is no better way to rejuvenate yourself than to pay a visit to these magnificent mosques in Hyderabad.

Seven Types of Lehengas to Flare Your Bridal Look

Be it a saree or a lehenga, the beauty of the Indian traditional garment lies in its versatility. Well, amongst all the ethnic wears, lehengas are considered as one of the lavish ensembles and thus, it’s an age-old tradition to wear lehengas on wedding. We simply call it a 3-piece attire, which includes a choli, contrasting or matching dupatta and a long skirt or ghagra. Considered as the most exquisite and expensive outfit, it is specially opted by bridals to look stunning, gorgeous and radiant on their big day. An epitome of both class and finesse, no other fashion attire can match the noble charm and elegance of Bridal lehengas. Embroidered with the most pristine gems and threads, bridal lehengas are specially designed for a girl awaiting her wedding day. Moreover, bright color, neck design, graceful dupatta and highly intricate pattern add beauty to the lehengas. Also, for an amazing look, you can accessorize it with colorful bangles, pretty earrings, and shoes. Fashion industry is booming in its unique and big way, therefore, a lot of new designs and styles are popping up. Depending on the taste and occasion, one can chose a unique artistic or a heavy bridal lehenga. Be it your wedding or sister’s D-day, get a complete chic look with the types of lehengas mentioned below:

1. Mermaid or fish tail lehengas:

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It easily fits around any body shape or size. Thus, it goes down beautifully to the knee and gracefully flares at the bottom. These lehengas are wore during special occasions like weddings and functions.

2. A-Line lehengas:

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It is tighter at the hem and flares out at the bottom. Thus, gives a beautiful look to the tall body structure and peer shaped body. It is a versatile type of lehenga when used with sleevless blouse and cholis gives a perfectly unique look.

3. Circular lehengas:

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Make your wedding unique and special with these full flared lehengas, which are suitable for all body types. With several parallel folds and multiple pleats around the waist, this is a best choice for all brides.

4. Panelled lehengas:

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It has many horizontal panel of fabrics, which altogether makes the flare of lehengas. It is best suited for pear shape and petite body type.

5. Layered lehengas:

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When one or several layers overlaid on the base skirt in contrasting or same colors, then these are known as layered type lehengas. It provides maximum fullness thus, apt for vertical rectangular body shape.

6. Sharara lehengas:

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This type of lehengas have two big pants or palazzos. It is well suited for straight shape, peer shape, apple shape and tall body structure.

7. Straight-cut lehengas:

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Without any space for pleats, these lehengas have straight outline. Suitable for occasions and are apt for rectangular body shape.

Choose from a wide variety of lehengas in myriad style to grab the limelight at the traditional parties or to ooze charm as a newlywed. Hence, make your life hassle-free with a stunning range of lehengas available online at myntra.com, an online fashion portal.

Everything You Wanted to Know about India’s Two Biggest Stock Exchanges

India is one of the top emerging economies of the world. India’s robust economy withstood the effects of the 2008 financial crisis, thanks to its strong financial roots.

A major indicator of India’s economic prowess is its share markets a.k.a. stock markets. They have helped commuters and companies alike. Companies list themselves to raise funds and people invest to make money, the stock markets have changed many a life.

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Most of India’s trading is done at two stock exchanges, the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and the National Stock Exchange (NSE). Although both are located in Mumbai, India, they are often confused by many to be similar or the same. They are not. The BSE and NSE are quite different. Read on to know them.

Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) National Stock Exchange (NSE)
Established in 1882, it’s Asia’s oldest stock exchange and 11th largest in the world in terms of market capitalization. Established in 1992, it’s India’s largest stock exchange in terms of number of trades and daily turnover.  It’s the world’s 12th largest stock exchange.
More than 5,500 companies are publicly listed on the BSE. More than 1500 companies are publicly listed on the NSE
BSE’s market capitalization (total market value) is $1.43 trillion. NSE’s market capitalization is $ 1.41 trillion.
BSE’s flagship index is known as Sensex which shows the 30 top trading companies. NSE’s flagship index is known as NIFTY and shows the 50 most traded companies.
The BSE On-Line Trading (BOLT) was first introduced in 1995 a few years after NSE introduced modernized trading system. NSE was the first share market to introduce modernized trading system in 1992.
BSE’s reach is limited to certain areas and isn’t known by all. NSE’s reach is national and is known by all across the country.
Companies such as Reliance Industries, TCS, and HDFC Bank trade on BSE. (These are top companies based on market capitalization) Companies such as ONGC, ITC, and SBI trade on NSE.

(These are top companies based on market capitalization)

The two bourses are a good indication of the progression of India’s financial sector. Many people have invested in these markets and have earned good profits. However, a lot of people invest and trade without proper knowledge and suffer heavy losses.

If you are interested in trading at these two share markets, you will need a good broker.  Brokers are members of these markets and are licenced to trade at these markets. They trade on your behalf and charge a fee for it. A good broker to start with would be Sharekhan, they have a lot of franchisees with excellent research data and superb brokers who help you make the right trade.

5 Ways to keep your Heart Smiling

In the frenzied lifestyle that most of us lead today, it is absolutely essential to take care of the one organ that keeps us going. Our heart that runs along with us just as we do should not be taken good care of. Some of the activities such as eating junk food, long work hours, drinking, smoking, makes the heart prone to various diseases. Did you know that the human heart beats about 2.5 billion times during an average time span of 66 years? Such functioning certainly requires enough nourishment. Here are a few easy ways to keep your heart, strong and healthy.

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Stress

Each time that we take stress, it leads to induced heart rate and an increase in blood pressure. This results in additional demand for oxygen which can lead to chest pain. Therefore, it is important not to take stress and learn how to manage it.

Weight

Keep your weight under check as extra weight can increase cholesterol level, risk of artery disease, diabetes, and blood pressure. Therefore, keep your Body Mass Index to the optimal levels.

Healthy Diet

The best way to keep your heart healthy is to be aware of what is on your plate. Consume fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables, and whole grains. Do not eat anything that is fried or oily in nature. Eat around 30gms of raw garlic every day.

Exercise

It is absolutely essential to exercise every single day to keep your heart healthy. Ensure that you engage in some form of physical activity for 30 minutes-45 minutes. It helps lower blood pressure and keeps arteries flexible.

No alcohol, no smoke

There is nothing better than keeping smoking and alcohol consumption at bay when it comes to one’s health. They only disrupt the smooth functioning of the heart and can trigger blood pressure levels, lead to irregular heart beat and strokes.

There are a number of doctors in India who are known for their expertise in cardiology. For further advice on heart related condition and wellness, you can now consult Dr S K Gupta, famous cardiologist in Delhi at Apollo Hospitals. Stay healthy, stay happy!

 

Nine Golden Rules To Win at Intraday Trading

Intraday trading or day trading refers to the trading system where traders square-off the trade on the same day. Squaring off the trade means to sell and buy or buy and sell shares before the market closes on the same day.Intraday traders or day traders are most prone to risk and market fluctuations. One can lose all investments or become a millionaire within a few hours.Many traders use high-end technical data from brokers as well as their own calculations to decide their intraday trading strategy, best stocks for intraday, and their spending limit. It requires patience and dedication to make decent profits. If intraday trading is something which attracts you, here are some rules to remember before taking the plunge.

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Choose particularly liquid shares:

Traders need to square off before the market closes. Always choose shares which are very liquid and traded in large volumes. It ensures that despite market fluctuations, you will have some buyers for your shares at the end of the day. If you trade in small-cap shares, you might stand to lose a lot of money.

Limited Scrips:

Scrips or shares are traded every minute, intra-day traders may have a lot of scrips in their portfolio, but it’s practical to trade in two or three as they have to be monitored continuously for the entire day during day trading.

Stop Loss:

Stop Loss refers to an order placed with a broker to sell or buy shares if it reaches a certain price. This is done to avoid losses.

Example – A trader has bought 20 Reliance shares worth INR 100 each and sets a stop loss of INR 80. If the price of the share falls to INR 80, the shares are sold. This ensures that if the price falls even further, the traders safe from loss.

Book profits:

A trader’s mentality changes whenever he/she makes a trade. It’s vital for a trader to book a profit whenever it’s made. If a trader has 20 Reliance shares worth INR 100 each and a stop loss of INR 70, however, the trader feels bullish that the share price could increase to INR 120, the stop price should be increased from INR 70 to INR 90 to reserve some profits.

Research:

Intraday trading involves traders doing obsessive research and analysing data provided by broking houses. Traders need to know all upcoming business events (IPOs, mergers, bonuses, bankruptcies). Any event which can change the market trend should be known to a day trader.

Respect The Market:

There’s a saying at casinos ‘The House Always Wins’. The same rule is applied in trading. A trader can feel that he/she can overcome market trends and each time a trader feels this, he/she bites the dust. Work hard, trade hard, and always respect the market.

Greed:

Every intraday trader wishes to earn a lot of money. If a trader’s having a great run, it’s good, but the trader shouldn’t fall in for greed and put in more money to trade without careful thought. There’s a good chance that whatever profits made earlier could be wiped out. Always book your profits, simple profits accumulated over time is better than blind and greedy risks.

Choosing a Broker:

A trader needs to have an excellent broker. Brokers should provide services which are quick and efficient when it comes to intraday trading. A great example would Angel Broking, they offer well-researched data, market updates during the night, efficient money management and their brokers come with a wealth of experience. Always go for such brokers.

Invest money you can afford to lose:

The last and most important point. Do not pledge valuables, go in debt, or borrow from others for intraday trading. A trader should always invest money which he/she can afford to lose and which belongs to him/her.

Intraday trading can seem lucrative with easy money, but it’s far from that. It takes a lot of years of experience and hard work to earn money. If you are up for it, tread with little steps keeping the above rules in mind.