Non, je ne regrette rien

A lovely French song with great lyrics

Non, je ne regrette rien

No, I have no regrets

 

Non, rien de rien
Non, je ne regrette rien
Ni le bien qu’on m’a fait
Ni le mal; tout ça m’est bien égal !

 

No, nothing at all
No, I have no regrets
Neither the good that made me
Nor evil, all that I care!

 

Non, rien de rien
Non, je ne regrette rien
C’est payé, balayé, oublié
Je me fous du passé !

 

No, nothing at all

No, I have no regrets
It is paid, swept away, forgotten
I care about the past!

 

Avec mes souvenirs
J’ai allumé le feu
Mes chagrins, mes plaisirs
Je n’ai plus besoin d’eux !

            With my memories
            I lit the fire

My sorrows, my pleasures
I no longer need them!

 

Balayées les amours
Et tous leurs trémolos
Balayés pour toujours
Je repars à zéro
Swept the loves
And all their tremors
Swept away forever
I start from scratch

 

Non, rien de rien
Non, je ne regrette rien
Ni le bien qu’on m’a fait
Ni le mal; tout ça m’est bien égal !

 

No, nothing at all
No, I have no regrets
Neither the good that made me
Nor evil, all that I care!

 

Non, rien de rien
Non, je ne regrette rien
Car ma vie, car mes joies
Aujourd’hui, ça commence avec toi

 

No, nothing at all
No, I have no regrets
Because my life, because my joys
Today, that begins with you

 

 

 

Book Review:Breakout Nations


This post is in continuation of my book review series (see here).

Breakout Nations is written by Ruchir Sharma who is the Head of Emerging Markets, Equity at Morgan Stanley.

The book covers various emerging and frontier economies including China, Brazil,India,Russia,Korea,Mexico, Turkey etc

What I love about the book is that the author gives a historical context to the situation, explains whats going on currently and tells of the possible outcomes for the future.

The book is full of anecdotes and earthy wisdom.One phrase is “Locals are the first to know” i.e. locals know better than foreigners about the local markets/situations etc.

Considering the contrast in the Indian markets right now-local investors are selling and getting out of equity while foreign money is pouring money into the equity markets; “Locals are the first to know” indicates which side of the market will eventually win !!

I would strongly recommend this book to investors with a macro bent of mind.

Site Review:First Choice IPO Analysis

This post is in continuation of my site review series (see here).

First Choice IPO Analysis is a blog written by K A Prasanna.

As the name suggests, it usually covers IPOs for Indian equities and offers a buy/sell opinion on the same.

Since the Indian IPO pipeline is quite dry, Prasanna has taken to commenting on market events as well.

Some of his posts are fairly interesting-like his analysis of merchant bankers etc

The blog is useful for readers who want an unbiased view on forthcoming IPOs.

Check it out for yourself !!