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June 22 2015
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Aviva India posts net profit for the second year; at Rs 74 crores

Date: 10-May-2012

•    Among the top 10 private players with an increased market share of 3.2%, up from 2.3%

•    Registered growth of 15% (WPI basis) over last year

•    Healthy conservation ratio at 73%

•    Enhanced the in-forced sum assured of the company to Rs 74,673 crore 

•    Among the industry leaders in the online channel

Mumbai, May 10, 2012: Private sector player, Aviva Life Insurance has reported a net

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June 16 2015
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What does your son's education cost look like 10 years from now

“I want to become a doctor and help villagers who to do have access to hospitals..”
“My dream is to create the  8th wonder of the world….”
“I want to be the next best cricketer ever, breaking all the world  records….”
“I want to lead a music band and travel around the world performing innumerable concerts……”

If we sit around and start talking about our kids and their careers, we will invariably be exchanging all the aforesaid dream statements of our kids.

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June 16 2015
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Ten offbeat lucrative career paths for your big dreamer

When I grew up, there were two primary career options after high school - one was to become a doctor and the other an engineer. Even commerce and accounting stood a distant third.  The school curriculum was also structured to push you into one of these categories. One of the perils of this was that an individual with a special skill like painting was forced to relegate that to a hobby and follow the crowd. 
However, now the attitude of both parents and schools have changed and the

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June 16 2015
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What it takes to become a World No.1 like Saina Nehwal

History was created in March 2015 when Saina Nehwal became the first ever Indian woman to reach the coveted No.1 spot in the World Badminton Rankings after her win at the Indian Open Super Series, creating a formidable legacy in her chosen sport of badminton and inspiring countless young kids who aspire to tread on her footprints.  
Gone are the days when playing sports was considered just a pastime, as strong performers are now being identified early on to train specifically in their

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June 16 2015
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A record breaking summer – how my kid learnt an important life lesson

Summer holidays are every mother’s nightmare. Either the kids are always outside courting a heatstroke and dehydration or they just are endlessly couch-surfing on Gameboy or television. 
So it was a joking (and partially sarcastic) remark that set off the chain of events that followed. One day, after silently seething through yet another marathon session of television watching, I remarked that maybe he should attempt a world record at continuous television watching; he’d surely win.

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