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The role of Incentives and what it means for your Retirement

There is this famous skin Doctor in Bangalore whose clinic is thronged by patients all-round the year. Being famous generally also means that one gets expensive but it ain’t so here, the Doctor Consultation fees is lower than what any other specialist anywhere shall charge. But there is a catch – you need to buy […]

Time for Change

An Experiment in de-addiction – Deactivating from Twitter

Addiction is what we all suffer from, some from addiction to narcotics, some to alcohol, some to couch surfing. These days, many of us are addicted to social media as it exploded in usage. Facebook is able to get a 500 Billion Dollar Valuation not because it sells something exotic but because it has been […]


Investing for Long Term is not possible without building Conviction

When it comes to financial advise, everyone knows what is best for others even though one may not be qualified to handle their own money let alone other people’s money. From Fund Managers to your corner uncle who sells Mutual Funds, everyone believes that investing in real estate is a waste. Gold bugs believe that […]

Free Market

Thoughts on Free Market Capitalism and Minimal Government

In 1997, JTM which was later acquired by Bharti Airtel launched Mobile services in Bangalore. While fixed line call cost was One Rupee at that point of time, JTM launched its service with Outgoing calls costing Rs.32 per minute and Incoming calls costing Rs.16 per minute. Twenty years later, we have come to a stage […]


Seminars – A Shortcut to Trading Success?

Cutting Onions isn’t tough but one that leaves one teary eyed. Try cutting a few at a time and your eyes will hurt like hell. But, while that doesn’t stop one from using onions, one always wishes for a simpler way to cut onions without the attending irritation of the eyes. In Exhibitions, one of […]


Being Different Isn’t A Bad Thing

In the world of me too’s, the only way to stand out is to be different and it’s no different in the world of investment management where your only standing is why you are different from others and hence are attractive as a place to park your capital. Motilal Oswal whose motto is, Buy Right […]

Read Apply

Practice and Application in the arena of Investing

Before the invention of the Printing Press, Education was privy of a select few for the cost of getting educated was an expensive affair and with much of the knowledge passed on through Oral or Scrolls made of papyrus and ones which required to be handled carefully and hence available to a select few. The […]