Margaret Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale sequel is a giddy thrillride

Nan A. Talese/Doubleday and Anchor Books The Testaments is enormous fun to read. But it’s not great the way The Handmaid’s Tale is. The line everyone remembers from The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian nightmare of a novel, is “Don’t let the bastards grind you down.” In The Handmaid’s Tale, that line is heartbreakingly ironic. Our protagonist, Offred, does get ground down by the bastards who control her life. She is reduced, hemmed in,…

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Home, auto loans to get cheaper from 1 October

Rates on loans to retail, small borrowers to be linked to external benchmark.Lowering the cost of funds for consumers and businesses is crucial for supporting economic growth Get the latest news and analysis on business, finance, politics from Livemint, the website of the Mint newspaper, one of India’s leading business and financial dailies Powered by WPeMatico

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Rewire your money habits to become your own guru

This Teacher’s Day, find out how you can teach yourself the right financial lessons.Take a holistic view of your financial life and habits, then eliminate the ones that are holding you back Get the latest news and analysis on business, finance, politics from Livemint, the website of the Mint newspaper, one of India’s leading business and financial dailies Powered by WPeMatico

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We are getting two climate town halls after all. Here are 10 questions to ask candidates.

Another one of these? | Gustavo Cabellero/NBC News/MSNBC/Telemundo Moderators should focus on what matters: power and policy. This post was first published in July. Since then, the Democratic National Committee has officially decided not to hold a climate debate. However, CNN and MSNBC will both hold town halls on the subject, and the advice below, on questions to ask, applies to them as well. I have to admit, I have had strenuously mixed feelings about…

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Don’t use ELSS for goal-oriented saving

All tax-saving options come under Section 80C of the I-T Act which covers other products such as life insurance premium, home loan repayment, PF, NPS and others.For long-term portfolio, you can consider a mix of large-cap funds such as Mirae Asset Large cap fund and diversified funds such as Kotak Standard Multicap fund Get the latest news and analysis on business, finance, politics from Livemint, the website of the Mint newspaper, one of India’s leading…

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Bank fixed deposit (FD) rates compared: HDFC Bank vs ICICI Bank vs Yes Bank

Over-exposure to FDs is not good, and you need to assess your asset allocation and goals to decide how much money you should park in them.Here is a list of banks that offer the highest FD rates for deposits up to 1 crore over various tenures Get the latest news and analysis on business, finance, politics from Livemint, the website of the Mint newspaper, one of India’s leading business and financial dailies Powered by WPeMatico

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