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  • Crusadors, Conspirators...and a churn for a better tomorrow
    by R. Venkataraman May 06, 2014 11:43 IST

    When I was in school, bureaucracy, or getting a job in the government especially the IAS was the 'Dream Job'.

  • Investor, mind the rupee
    by R. Venkataraman February 17, 2014 12:06 IST

    Indian market returns have the highest correlation to FII equity flows, compared to other emerging markets since March 2005.

  • Sachin, kaun hai yeh Sachin?
    by R. Venkataraman November 13, 2013 12:51 IST

    A gentleman of the game, he has given us hours and hours of joy when he is on the field and maintained his poise on and off the field with his politeness, dignity and decency.

  • A tale of two indices
    by R. Venkataraman October 29, 2013 19:19 IST

    Taking the same base of 2008, if you plot it, then the foreign index is at 41,000 whereas the domestic index is still at 16,000-17,000. In other words, after 5 years we are still below the previous peak.

  • Of ration cards and lessons in patience
    by R. Venkataraman October 14, 2013 10:34 IST

    The young generation, especially in metros, can hardly identify what a ration card is. When we were growing up in Ranchi, it was the most valuable piece of document.

  • The Loo Side Story
    by R. Venkataraman October 09, 2013 14:12 IST

    This reminds me of the recent spar of words between Jayaram Ramesh and Narendra Modi on the holy subject of loos.

  • Fed up! But Bernanke raises interest on respect
    by R. Venkataraman October 04, 2013 11:49 IST

    Recently, I received an email from a batch mate at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. The mail talks about Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's graduation speech at Princeton

  • RBI commentary: Pehla ball aur ye lagaa sixer
    by R. Venkataraman September 10, 2013 17:33 IST

    Raghuram Rajan’s CEO kind of approach, with set target of achieving things is a welcome sign. The debate is now whether the system will let him deliver or whether he too will fail the system test. History will judge him by what he does over a three-year period rather than the way our market reacts over a week.

  • Highs and lows! our indices have them all
    by R. Venkataraman July 22, 2013 09:36 IST

    Over the last 10 years, private sector banks have been trading at average premium levels to PSU banks. The next two quarters will see the peak of NPA menace for the PSU banks and there is still time

  • Falling rupee! What's so surprising?
    by R. Venkataraman June 17, 2013 10:56 IST

    If rupee does not depreciate – you can easily make what in trading terms is called arbitrage profits. There may be times when arbitrage is possible but not always. Else the world and his father will borrow dollars at 2% or even lower and invest in Rupees at 8% and make safe returns.

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