Rupee Rani

Finance for Women

Can you have a ‘secret bank account’ in India?

How can women have more control over their finances without revealing their savings to their husbands, families?

The cost of speaking out: Workplace harassment is also a financial burden for women

Lowered incomes, bad work appraisals, legal expenses and therapy costs are just a few financial burdens faced by women who face workplace harassment.

Don’t get duped: How to not fall for banking fraud

The vast majority of frauds in India and across the world happen over the phone.

Kerala Floods: Is your donation eligible for tax relief?

It is not possible for you to get a deduction if the NGO itself hasn’t complied with the conditions required by the Income Tax Department.

Matters of life and death: What women need to know about wills and legal heirs

Women who may have been providing for, or are dependent on the deceased, are especially vulnerable, so they need to know their rights and the procedures.

Filing tax from overseas to understanding Form 16: Rupee Rani answers your questions


You can and should file your income tax return, even if you don’t have Form 16.

Five important things you need to know about income tax refunds

A refund is merely the excess tax that we have paid the government, which is being returned to us, but it isn’t applicable to anyone who has some TDS in their name.

Why you must not delay filing your Income Tax returns this year

Rules are tougher this year, and the hole in your pocket will be bigger if you choose to ignore them.

Family first and risk averse: What I’ve learned about women and money in the past year

One year since Rupee Rani was started on The News Minute, here is a summary of how I think women handle their money.

What is inflation and why you need to know how it works

It is important to know how inflation works because it has an impact not just on our everyday lives, but also our future.