Site Review:Gaurav Blog

As part of my site review series (see here and here), today I take a look at Gaurav blog.

Gaurav Parikh is a veteran of the markets and is a financial adviser.He also teaches at BSE and is invited to speak on investing all over India.

This blog is a personal blog and he writes about various issues under the sun.

The writing style is informal, personal and candid.

Sometimes he posts about his investing ideas which can be profitable to readers of the blog.I am reminded of Ben Graham’s lectures wherein his students used to buy stocks which Ben referenced in his lectures !

Another useful aspect of the blog is the market gossip/talk that Gaurav sometimes posts.Gives a good idea about what other market participants are thinking.

Check it out for yourself !!


Weekend Mega Linkfest:Oct 27, 2012

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

Swat the Taliban (OutlookIndia)

Modi’s still there, innit? (IndrajitHazra)

Soaring gold prices taking a toll on Kanchipuram Saris (ForbesIndia)

All instant noodles brands are fooling you on health,nutrition (Moneylife)

The lives of Aarushi Talwar’s family and friends (Open)

For India Inc, the law is an ass (JerryRao)

I don’t want to be a toll bridge, I want to be its meaning (FundooProf)

Photos of Mitt Romney High School Pranks (VanityFair)

Ballmer is driving Microsoft off the cliff ! (Forbes)

Goldman Sachs bails on BRIC funds (SmartMoney)

China’s new kleptocracy (NewYorker)

Why is lynching so common in Nigeria? (Atlantic)

Indians saying crazy things about rape (Slate)

A Halloween massacre at the White House (Smithsonian)

Why Israel should trade its nukes (ForeignAffairs)

The lessons we can learn from Baniyas (Mint)

The island where people forget to die (NYTimes)

The kindness of beasts (Aeon)

Spoof:Rajat Gupta appeals for case to be transferred to Indian courts (UnrealTimes)

Bike Review:Ducati Diavel-forged in hell (TeamBHP)

Travelogue: Hyderabad-Nawabi Nagari (Ghumakkar)

Celebrating Durga Puja abroad means pining for the real thing (ArnabRay)

Food Review: Starbucks (MumbaiBoss)


Spanish unemployment surges to 25%

We in India should consider ourselves lucky


Linkfest:Oct 26, 2012

Some stuff I am reading today morning:

Sharad Pawar owns shares in IRB group (ET)

Over 3L Crore of loans may turn NPA in 6 months (MoneyControl)

Jindal plays clips to show Zee blackmail (BS)

How Gadkari and Vadra thrive (FirstPost)

Goldman Sachs India Equity Fund NFO (OneMint)

Billions in hidden riches for family of Wen Jiaboa (NYTimes)

Taking a man at his word (Fistful of euros)

The day the Dow dropped 3116 points (JeffMatthews)

Mike Corbat has two choices for Citigroup employees (Dealbreaker)

Hilarious- The rise and fall and rise of Vijay Mallya (UnrealTimes)


Would Rajat Gupta have been punished in India?

The short answer is No.

Raj Ratnam said this in an interview

“In Sri Lanka I would have given the judge 50,000 rupees and he’d be sitting having dinner at my house. ”


If you look at the letters of support given to Rajat Gupta by the likes of Pramod Bhasin,Adi Godrej, Mukesh Ambani etc , it is clear that India Inc thinks Rajat did no wrong and deserves no punishment.

It is fairly scary for a retail Indian investor to know that our corporate captains and even the Indian media thinks insider trading is a victimless crime.

I think the average Indian investor feels that the Indian markets are rigged and they are better off investing their hard earned savings in FDs, gold and realty.

Do you blame them?