The Bollywood factor in India’s election

“India will not fear terror,” we hear the flag-waving strongman say, as he leads followers and soldiers in the snowy terrain of Kashmir before they come under a hail of bullets from militants. “Terror will fear India.” The man portrayed is Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the scene is the most memorable of a two-and-a-half minute film trailer that has caused a political storm in the country ahead of the forthcoming election. The slick biopic, titled PM Narendra Modi, is due for release on 5 April, days before India’s weeks-long…

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From a maths teacher to India’s leading option seller: The inspiring journey of PR Sundar

From a person who managed to lay hands on his first pair of slippers w Edited excerpts from his interview with Moneycontrol, where he speaks about his journey and what it takes to be an option seller. Q: How did a math teacher end up trading options? A: After my post-graduation in mathematics from Chennai, I bagged a job as a maths teacher in a school in Gujarat as there were few jobs in south India then. Among the many good things that Gujarat has to offer, one is the interest…

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