Manu Rishi Guptha

10 Commandments for promoters of Listed Companies

If You are a promoter of a listed company and your basic idea is to loot the gullible public by privatising profits and socialising losses as recently done by Uber and tried hard by we-work this piece is a waste of time for you. If not read on….. Google.v top wealth destroyers in last 2 years and You will deduce that the behavioral pattern of all companies and their promoters… Read More »10 Commandments for promoters of Listed Companies

5 Life Lessons to learn from Rana Kapoor of Yes Bank

There isn’t an investor I know who hasn’t got scathed in the Yes Bank carnage. From a high price of 400 in Aug 2018 it touched 28 in less than 12 months. For easy math – its was down 94% from its peak in a year and it will have to go up by 1300% just to regain the same top – if it ever does. Much has been said… Read More »5 Life Lessons to learn from Rana Kapoor of Yes Bank

Electric Vehicles – Awesome Potential & Dream ‘BUT’ Very Distant Reality

I wonder how many readers of this blog have ever used Indian Railways but when I first saw the water mug (used by Indians to clean their derrière) tied to chain using a miniature lock – the contraption far heavier than the mug itself, I wondered, A country where a petty mug needs protection – what’s the future of our future and who will protect it with which harness or… Read More »Electric Vehicles – Awesome Potential & Dream ‘BUT’ Very Distant Reality

Why a NDA loss might actually be good for the Stock Markets, Investors and India

Markets seem to have a mind of their own and have historically demonstrated that they discount the future far ahead in their present values. Perhaps that explains why Foreign Institutional Investors have pumped in close to 10 Billion USD in 2019 alone whereas they withdrew almost the same in 2018 from Indian markets and barely invested a net total of 2.6 Billion USD in 3 years (2015 2016 and 2017).… Read More »Why a NDA loss might actually be good for the Stock Markets, Investors and India

In Defense of Vijay Mallaya – The King Of Good Times

Disclaimer : I only know of Vijay Mallaya thru information available in public domain. I feel sorry for the few of his employees (who had to take their lives in distress) and their families. I have come across more than a few people who used to tell me with an accent, pseudo enough, that they only flew kingfisher and took pride in it. The parties that Mallaya threw and the host… Read More »In Defense of Vijay Mallaya – The King Of Good Times

‘Skin in the Game’ Reform: A Game Changer in the MF and Wealth Management World to Save the Retail Investor

Indian benchmark indices are at a lifetime high and hundreds of stocks that have been the market darlings are at their yearly and some 2-yearly lows. This fall has been precipitated in a matter of last -mere 5 months. Obviously most of the fund managers (mutual funds, private wealth, PMS schemes) are finding corners to hide where they can find respite and concoct some solid theories and reasons for wealth… Read More »‘Skin in the Game’ Reform: A Game Changer in the MF and Wealth Management World to Save the Retail Investor

Financial Harakiri Made Easy

My first stock market investment was in year 1992 when my dad gave me some 100 shares of indo gulf fertilizers and I remember it was a bad trade as I traded all my life savings of Rs 17000 in a savings account to the then market price of those 100 shares that was Rs 7600. But laissez-faire prevailed and I got a share certificate with a green transfer form… Read More »Financial Harakiri Made Easy

The Invaluable role of “Chief Business Obstructers” in the modern corporate world

Darwins theory of evolution in its simplistic form says ‘The fittest survive and they fight to compete, survive and procreate’ Societies have evolved over generations where economic progression, education and character have all moved in a synchronous manner. Some of the most developed economies like the US, UK and France have had their fair share of tribulations such as wars, diseases etc but have demonstrated that they maintained their financial,… Read More »The Invaluable role of “Chief Business Obstructers” in the modern corporate world

Hopelessness in ‘God’s Own Country’

Being attacked by a arms wielding mob of 150 and running for cover just to stay alive, isn’t something one imagines in ones wildest dreams, least of all see in reality. But the events of 23rdNov 17, have shaken me and my belief on the future of this nation. The company that I work for is known to build and operate some of the finest wellness retreats in the country.… Read More »Hopelessness in ‘God’s Own Country’

Recipe of being a First World Country! Fix these, Fix India!

1. In the silicon valley of the east – Bangalore, I have been to Manipal Hospital atleast 5 times in September to visit my close friends or their family members suffering from dengue. It is surprising and rather interesting that everyone I know between Delhi and Bangalore, knows atleast 2 other people down with dengue. I didn’t know whether to feel amused or sorry when parents of my cousin, suffering from… Read More »Recipe of being a First World Country! Fix these, Fix India!