3D Printed House Drinks Water After a Workout

Regular readers know my fascination with 3D printing, so you can guess how amazed and fascinated I was when I read that a Chinese company has actually 3D printed a house! It is quite incredible, and my first reaction was skepticism, however they really have printed a house, well, almost. The house needed assembly, but […]

Systems versus Goals: There’s an app for that

April 6, 2014

I had reviewed  “How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life” written by Dilbert creator Scott Adams a few months ago, and one of the key ideas in that book was working towards a system and not a goal. Here’s a small snippet from my review to […]

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Worried zebra wonders why we are alive?

April 5, 2014

If I know my readers well, and I think I do, then I’m glad to report I have chanced upon the answer to the question you were wondering about all these years. Yes, you will now know why zebras have stripes (or learn a theory about it anyway). Obviously no discussion on zebras should go […]

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Thoughts on Economic Policies Present in the AAP Lok Sabha Manifesto

April 4, 2014

I read the AAP Lok Sabha Manifesto today, and was rather disappointed with it. I think it is only fair that I mention my bias before I get to my opinion on the AAP Manifesto. I started out as a supporter of AAP, and considered them the best bad option we had, but I have […]

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2014 Lok Sabha Congress Manifesto: Trillion Dollars on Infrastructure

March 30, 2014

Writing a post on the Congress Manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections seems like an utter waste of time because it’s quite unlikely that they come to power, and even if they did, past record shows that they aren’t likely to implement any of what they say anyway. Much of what I read seemed to […]

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Weekend Links March 28 2014

March 29, 2014

Quick weekend post because I’m running short of time, here are the 7 best posts I read during the week: Economist on the rise of the robots WSJ has an interesting story on how Facebook is trying to beam the internet to remote places.  Very interesting story about an incredibly successful venture capital firm.  Baseline […]

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Should NRIs bother to invest in India?

March 25, 2014

Chauhan left the following comment on the Suggest a Topic page recently. Chauhan March 17, 2014 at 1:26 pm [edit] I’m keen that we somehow start a theme that compares keeping your money abroad (in say USD, GBP or SGD etc) vs sending it to India for investment purposes. Which is to say, how do foreign currency […]

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Is silver the new gold?

March 23, 2014

Radhika left the following message a few days ago, and I thought this was an interesting topic for a post. Radhika March 18, 2014 at 5:06 pm [edit] Hey, Can you please explain the reason for the increasing importance of silver and why people are advising you to buy more silver now as it will be an […]

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Weekend links March 21st 2014

March 21, 2014

I’ve read plenty of ridiculous articles about the missing Malaysian plane, and I call them ridiculous because of their sensationalist nature, and how easy it is to see that a lot of publications are writing what they think the readers want to hear, not what the readers need to hear. In that context, I really […]

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How to invest in Goldman Sachs CPSE ETF – Online & Offline?

March 20, 2014

This post is written by Shiv Kukreja, who is a Certified Financial Planner and runs a financial planning firm, Ojas Capital in Delhi/NCR. He can be reached at skukreja@investitude.co.in Goldman Sachs is out with its new fund offer (NFO), Goldman Sachs CPSE ETF. The purpose is to facilitate the government’s initiative to reduce its shareholding […]

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Goldman Sachs CPSE ETF NFO – Tax Saving u/s. 80CCG, 5% Discount, Bonus Unit, 3.5% Dividend Yield, 10.5X PE & Much More

March 19, 2014

This post is written by Shiv Kukreja, who is a Certified Financial Planner and runs a financial planning firm, Ojas Capital in Delhi/NCR. He can be reached at skukreja@investitude.co.in We are at the fag end of the current financial year and as always, the government is doing everything it can do to meet its revised […]

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