I guess I have been able to achieve what I wanted to. Thanks to the guidance from the articles on the Value Research website and the advice of Mr Dhirendra Kumar. To switch over from regular schemes to direct growth plans, I chose funds of good standing based on the knowledge I gained from VRO.
Where Value Research is really useful is when it comes to new or lesser known funds that are the emerging stars of tomorrow.
I just love the 'My Investment' section and keep a close eye on my funds' performance through the Value Research website.