At close, the Sensex was down 182.75 points or 0.35% at 52,386.19, and the Nifty was down 38.10 points or 0.24% at 15,689.80. Tata Steel was the top gainer, followed by Bajaj Auto, Bharti Airtel, and NTPC. On the other hand, Bajaj Auto was the top loser followed by TCS, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, and Reliance Industries. About 1693 shares have advanced, 1252 shares declined, and 107 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Private Bank index was the biggest drag, down 0.6 percent. On the upside, the Nifty Realty index zoomed 2.4 percent and metal 2 percent. BSE midcap and smallcap indices rose 0.4-0.6 percent. India VIX slipped 4%.