KYC-II: What my Broker taught me

The phone rang last week. It was my stock-broker’s excited voice. “Do you know that the share price of Klingon Technologies Ltd. breached Rs.750 today?” Now, I am a hoarder, I don’t churn my portfolio. I subscribe to Investment-Guru Warren Buffet’s philosophy that one ought to invest for the long-term. (Warren and I share  the…

Demonetisation: Drama & Melodrama

This is not the first demonetisation, and I daresay not the last.  Governor Pitt executed one in 1735 in colonial Madras (read the lovely piece by  historian Sriram); and there were 2 others in 1946 and 1978.  I wasn’t even born during the first 2 and still naive during the third one. Yet I presume…

Dirty Limericks: a Pristine Art!

Statutory Warning PG (Parental Guidance required):This post contains vivid descriptions of reproductive systems, purely for instructional purposes. This might be unsuitable for viewing by people who may not have reached emotional puberty. If you are one, proceed no further.  If YOU are the Parent of the house, but are in doubt: ask your Teenager! The…

Insurance: Cover Vs. Cover-up

Doesn’t this sound familiar—- an aggressive guy hurls this abuse at you at the end of every Insurance commercial: “Insuranceisasubjectmatterofsolicitation”? And your gut reaction was: “Same to you, one-born-of-a-canine-mother”? I don’t blame you; I nearly commented on his father’s reproductive preferences! What is solicitation? One day, I replayed this abuse in my brain (at ultra-slow…