Monday, August 4, 2008

Fear factor

When I booked my train ticket from Chennai to Ahmedabad on 3AC, I had 9 available seats last week and I got one for me. Interestingly, when I travelled in the train, I saw far more than 8 empty seats in 3AC. So it means only one thing - Many of the people have cancelled their tickets. The Reason - Ahmedabad is unsafe after the bomb blasts. Well, I dont think so. You are as safe or unsafe in any other city in India as you are in Ahmedabad barring certain parts of Jammu and Kashmir and naxalite prone areas where the risk level is usually at higher levels. On the day (friday) of the Bangalore blasts, I am sure I would be one of those very few people who had a thought crossing the mind that they had wished that they were in Bangalore on that weekend so that they could catch a movie in theater on that saturday or sunday. Oh! come on. Stop cursing me now.

Who dares wins

So why is the stock market one of the riskiest places to invest? There are quite some risks that stretch beyond the risk of losing money. They include psychological risks - the risk of losing one's ego and self esteem, risk of losing your peace of mind and your sleep. This in turn will risk everything else in your life. If you are incapable or uncomfortable taking this psychological risk head on, don't get into the stock markets!!!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

The road more travelled

BHAVNAGAR <--> AHMEDABAD Here are a few things you will see (if ever you do) when you travel on this highway..... Flamingos Some white birdie When was the last time you saw a horizon? Salt mountain Islands? Light through clouds Salt refinery People moving from one place to another