On the Zomato IPO

The general opinion on Indian businesses has swayed towards the positive side of things ever since Zomato went for a public listing. Reporting on the topic has maintained that the prospect of a start-up business going public on a stock exchange is a big deal. I cannot get myself to agree that the endgame ofContinue reading “On the Zomato IPO”

Social Media & Censorship

My opinion on social media is quite skewed. The reader finding this article must have found through some medium. How else do we live in the world of the internet, if we don’t use it to reduce the encumbrances of physical distance? The point of contention here is not that the services of social mediaContinue reading “Social Media & Censorship”

David, Goliath & Don Quixote

The evolution of language has a strong connection to being able to tell stories. Not so surprisingly, these stories often tend to follow a narrative of conflict or struggle. The listeners are in favour of the party overcoming the agony caused by the struggle and we have our protagonist right there. There is the otherContinue reading “David, Goliath & Don Quixote”

Reminiscences of a Lutherie enthusiast – 1

In retrospect, when talking about music and musical instruments, I’ve come to the sobering conclusion that a society has to be able to afford art. In the court of Louis XVI, the monarch of France in the 18th century, John Adams, who was an ambassador of the then newly formed nation of America, said somethingContinue reading “Reminiscences of a Lutherie enthusiast – 1”

Currency, Money & Markets – 1

Much has been said in praise of the new web-series about Harshad Mehta, aptly titled “Scam 1992”. The title is apt because it doesn’t put the man who is the central figure, Harshad Mehta, at the centre. Though the show is about financial markets, I do not think that many people quite get what aContinue reading “Currency, Money & Markets – 1”

A “Technical” Recession

On the 12th of November 2020, the Reserve Bank of India released a note saying that India has entered into a phase of what they call a technical recession. For anyone who understands the general interpretation of the word ‘technically’, it should be no surprise that this recession is more likely to be one ofContinue reading “A “Technical” Recession”