Transliterating Indian Economic Data
I am not an Economist; however, I love the subject and also understand its importance in an Advisor’s life as well as in the wealth creation journey of an investor. Growth is often represented by a graph. The fact about growth is, it is always created by using a rear-view mirror, not by looking forward…
Community or Creed?
How would you improve your community? It is a caste-based creed camouflaged as a community. Improving a community is like one trying to walk his way to Australia. Should one set out to change the people around them? ‘Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I…
Laughter a Placebo par Excellence
What makes you laugh? The year was 1992 – 93, Kochi, Kerala. I was introduced to a small close knit group known as Osho’s NeoSen Commune. One of the session was Laughing. At the first instance I burst out laughing. How can one laugh without a reason? The fact is when you start laughing, you…
7 Habits of Successful Investors
7 Habits of Successful Investors according to me are listed here for you. This may or may not suit you as we all live in our own time and space. Some of the points may be outright outrageous. Some are impractical. Some definitely not my cuppa, you may feel all these. What I am penning…
What is one word that describes you? Compassionate, Clever, Characterised, Common sensed, Commoner, Casanova, Camaraderie, Caring and Cash. Home, Happy, Holistic, Herculean, Her’s, Hateable, Hard-hitting, Hours, Happening, Hallelujah, Hip-hop, Holding and Hats. No bullshit, Never illogical, Not taking it for granted.
Antony, Did You Live a Life?
Write a letter to your 100-year-old self. Living too long is a risk too. That is what I have learnt from the field of Insurance. I lived a life less ordinary. Been there done that kind. Have I done enough to live this long. Celebrating 100 years of life is no what I will be…
Karma and Superstition
Are you superstitious? I do not believe in Superstition. It is a religious belief that is construed under the fear of the unknown. Unlike Science, this has no predictable end results. Not easy to prove it’s existence. However, it has proven track record of tinkering with the psychological well-being of humans. I do believe in…
You Are In The Wrong Profession
How has a failure, or apparent failure, set you up for later success? January of 2004. I walked into the medical shop of a 65 years old gentleman for soliciting an endowment policy. He demanded 50 years premium paying period. When I hesitated, he asked me about my education and background. I politely answered everything.…
Detached to Get Attached
You’re writing your autobiography. What’s your opening sentence? That day the umbilical cord was detached from my mother only to get attached to millions of materials around me, I despise that.
Inflation, Taxes and Life – You can only give, never take
If inflation is an additional expense on your necessary items, then what are Taxes? If taxation is an additional expense on your necessary earnings, then what is Life? If life is an additional expense on your necessary happiness, then what Am I? We are puppets in the hands of Institutions, Regulations, Relatives, Friends and the…