Indian Budget 2015: An Insight

Today our Hon’able Finance Minister, Mr. Arun Jaitley announced the budget for the Financial Year 2015-16. In this post I will highlight the major announcements made by him in respect of Economy as well as changes in Direct Tax regime which would impact Individual Tax Payers. Overall the budget did not see any major makeshift but the announcements suggested that the Government is looking to make India an investment friendly destination. The budget did focus on Growth and bringing down…

Samsung Galaxy S4: Looks Impressive With New Price

Samsung recently slashed the price for their 2013 flagship device. It is now available on e-retail stores at Rs 17,999/- ($ 290) approx. The phone does look as an interesting buy at this price. But as far as Samsung’s marketing strategy is concerned it seems pretty weird in my opinion. On one hand they are slashing down the prices of some their premium predecessor devices while launching new devices powered by low specs but with premium price tag. If one…

Samsung Galaxy A3 (Metallic Body): My Views

Samsung launched their Galaxy A Series Smartphones few weeks back which in my opinion boasts of mediocre specifications but comes with premium price tag. These phones have metallic unibody design which is a welcome change from the stables of Samsung. The Galaxy A3 phone has been launched with a price tag of around Rs 20,000/- ($ 320) approx.The phone does look as a major improvement over the previous generation of Samsung phones in terms of build and design but apart…

Inflation Turns Negative in January: WPI Inflation at (-)0.39%

Wholesale Price Index (WPI) for the month of January, 2015 has turned negative as compared to 0.11% in the previous month. The last time WPI had touched such low level was in June, 2009 when it stood at (-)0.4%. The forecast was for inflation to be around 0.40% for the month of January, 2015. The WPI for the month of November has also been revised to (-)0.17% from 0%.The food inflation however  rose to 8% in the month of January.…

Xiaomi Mi4: The Much Hyped Flagship Device

Xiaomi has finally decided to launch their new Flagship device in India, i.e Mi4. The device will be up for Flashsale on 10thFeb,2015 and registration is already open exclusively on Flipkart Portal. Xiaomi Mi4 has been priced at Rs 19,999/- ($ 330 approx) for the 16Gb variant which looks reasonable for the specs on offer.The device was launched in China few months back and does seem to be a great value for money device as the performance thus far has…

Budget 4G Smartphones Comparison

We have seen few Smartphone manufacturers have launched their budget Android 4G devices in the market in the last few months. These phones are backed by impressive hardware specs and very affordable prices. Although you won’t find much difference between them in terms of specs and prices but still there are some points of differentiation. In this post I will speak about the pros and cons of each of these devices in my opinion which will help you to make…

Samsung S3 Neo: Old Device But New Price

Samsung recently slashed the price of Galaxy S3 Neo. The specifications on this phone really make it an attractive buy at this new price. I won’t do a full review of this device as it is a pretty old device by Smartphone Industry standards. It was launched early last year but with a very high price tag of around Rs 25,000/- ($ 400 approx) at that point of time. I strongly feel the present price of Rs12,499 ($ 200 approx)…

Retirement Planning

Retirement Planning is a financial allocation of your investments and savings to meet your future needs and obligations when an Individual is no longer in Job or Business as the case may be. It provides financial independence and you don’t need to depend on anybody for your living. Retirement Planning merely does not mean availing any of the retirement plans available in the market rather it requires more strategic thinking and planning. Many factors are required to be considered before…

Battery Calibration and Optimization

One of the biggest concerns for Smartphone users these days is the battery life they get on their device. Most of the Smartphones struggle to last through the day on a single charge. Even the most battery efficient phone struggles to provide more than 4 hours of Screen time with 2G network enabled. It is a well known fact that Android, IOS and Windows devices tend to drain the battery pretty fast. This is due the various applications and games…

Micromax Yu Yureka (Cyanogen): Impressive Budget Phone

The Phone is available through Flashsale on Amazon.in. Do register to grab this device.Micromax has recently launched Yureka (Yu) device which runs the on Cyanogen Mod Rom. Micromax has entered into an agreement with Cyanogen Mod Rom developers and from now on they are the only official providers of Cyanogen Rom in India. One Plus One had made the Cyanogen Rom very popular but they have now decided to develop their own ROM.  This is a budget Android device and…