Advise on debt fund investments

What strategies investors here are adopting to invest in Debt funds?
Equities are boiling hot. FDs return are taxable. So, debt funds seems to be an option.
But, recent Franklin issues and DHFL sort of crisis are bit scary.

Is something like HDFC Corporate Bond Fund - Direct Plan - Growth ( safe and recommended?

Can we or should we time the Debt funds like we do for equities ?

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Not easy to understand much, Need much more practical suggestions.
For ex:
How do I buy some Debt funds that are safe and what is the retun we can expect?

You can refer to this module on Varsity to learn more about Debt funds: