You  are standing in a crowd your friend comes and throws his car keys towards you and says “will you drop my parents to Egmore..I have to rush to the hospital for an emergency, I am taking my wife’s car”. You immediately say “I don’t know how to drive” but will drop them in an […]

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Should you deal family deals with property? Especially complicated deals over long periods of time? I know of a man who had retired without much cash, but had a nice flat in a good location in Mumbai. In 1993/4 that house was worth Rs. 80L and he wanted some partial liquidity for the same. He […]

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There is a difference between a physician and a surgeon. A physician gets more time to think about a problem, seek counsel, do tests, and then arrive at a conclusion. However for a surgeon once the conclusion is arrived at, he has to implement the process. Both are very difficult jobs. However, the surgeon has […]

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At one of the doctor conferences I met a well informed doctor who asked me “Subra I am planning to put Rs. 1.5 crores in xyz large cap fund, and Rs. 1.5 crores in a LIC annuity” will this be sufficient for my retirement.if I retire today (age 55) or say at age 65 years? […]

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I was sitting with a friend in a Mumbai house and he got an American visitor. We exchanged pleasantries and did some US bashing. He was happy to do DT bashing – he started it. He then went on to do some USA bashing – not very rare these days. He was talking about how […]

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Meeting many doctors helps. More than the class it is the post lecture lunch where more truth is spoken. Like they say more truth is spoken at the hotel bar than ever at the court bar! So here is a summary of what I have heard over the years….funnily some are contradictory – showing that […]

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I am asked the following questions while on air or in the blog…or in a class room…and I seriously have only one answer… What are the questions? I have 30k to invest where should I invest? I have sip in …..xyz fund, abc fund, def fund,….is this good? I need Rs. 100 L for my […]

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