Thursday, May 21, 2009

Fools, I say, darn fools!!!

Why do the retail investors put in their money when the markets are at the peak? And not when they are in the bottom? These people will get slaughtered again and then blame the FIIs for pulling out the money. Some people never learn. They are too scared when they shouldn't be and get greedy only when they see others making money. Another round of slaughter awaiting these 'pigs'.

Rental costs of professional stock screens

Rental costs of hi speed professional links of stock terminals(live info) on PC:

Newswire from CNBC-TV18 = Rs.25,000/month

Bloomberg: Rs.2,00,000/month

Thomson Reuters: Rs. 80,000/month

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A big difficulty

One of the most missed things being in India compared to Manila when with friends is the absence of a language with which we can speak anything without caring about who hears what we are talking about. We miss talking freely in hindi in Manila with friends - giving the harshest remarks, choosiest of gaalis, scheming or talking bad about someone right at his face while the other fellow smiles without understanding a word of what we are saying.
Ok, jokes aside. We dont always do what I said above, but yes occasionally. The freedom to criticise about a prof., student, politician, politics, sensitive national things like coruption in army, police, nasty jokes could be said freely as the only other people who would understand us is the other Indian students, not at all worried about the general public reacting in any way or offending anyone. That is the real freedom to speech.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Save the planet!

From the following link, I found this:
"Seeing as we’ve been given to meat-eating discussions of late, it seems appropriate to mention today’s Green Lantern post, which answers the question of which meat products do the most environmental harm. The Lantern cites both Michael Pollan’s recent work and a 2006 United Nations study, which found that the cattle industry “uses more land than any other human activity; it’s also one of the largest contributors to water pollution and a bigger source of greenhouse-gas emissions than all the world’s trains, planes, and automobiles combined.” From the post: A recent report for Defra, the British government’s environmental authority, compared common animal products across seven categories: use of energy, pesticides, land, and nonrenewable resources; and impacts on global warming, acidification, and eutrophication (a kind of water pollution in which excess nutrients lead to fish-killing algae blooms). Beef and lamb got the poorest marks of all meats in terms of energy usage, global warming, and eutrophication. Beef also used the most land, had the highest acidification impacts, and came close to the bottom in the remaining categories. According to the Lantern, the red meat is the most serious offender (beef being worst among the group, which also includes lamb and goat meat). Pork, which is sometimes classified as red meat and sometimes not, isn’t quite as bad as beef. Chicken and turkey are less bad than pork. But all the industries have pretty substantial environmental impacts. I’m only one week into my pledge to go without red meat (a decision motivated in part by our own water footprint research) and this information makes me feel decent about the decision. Full disclosure: I had ground turkey on Saturday night, but other than that, I’ve briefly transitioned to a more holistically vegetarian diet, albeit with the occasional fish, and plan to maintain that. While I don’t think I’ve had my last bite of meat ever—it’s tough to imagine a cheeseburger ever ceasing to water my mouth—I am excited by the ease of my switch, the prospect of many more meatless weeks to come, and the idea of cultivating a more engaged relationship with the food I consume. "

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Good to great to superb

It felt good to be back in Bangalore, it felt great to be back in Mumbai, but I think I would feel superb to be back in Manila.


"The game of speculation is the most uniformly fascinating game in the world. But it is not a game for the stupid, the mentally lazy, the person of inferior emotional balance, or the get-rich-quick adventurer. They will die poor."