The Real Fiction

All that we experience, our perceptions – sights & insights – seem like a surreal mix of fact and fantasy. There are no lines dividing anything anywhere & existence rides upon interpretations. This blog will surf, fly, jog, dive, swim, jump & at times even hobble through planes of experiences that will include poetry, protests, design, tales, photo-tales and whatever else is discovered & needs to be shared.
Finance
Banking for the unbanked

Banking for the unbanked

You’d be right if you think we in India have enough banks… but you’d be wrong if you think that every Indian has a bank account. You’ll be correct if you think that most banks in India now give the option of an online interaction… but you’d be wrong if you say that every Indian...
Five Questions and the Financial World

Five Questions and the Financial World

Organizations and individuals have similarities despite all the differences that may be more apparent at times. Initiative and judgment form an integral part of organizational success. The same initiative and judgment, when organized in the right perspective, can propel individuals deeper and higher into the world of success. However, both initiative and judgment are abstractions...
Exciting New Age Careers in Finance

Exciting New Age Careers in Finance

‘Finance managers do nothing but crunch numbers all day’ is nothing more than a cliché today. Number crunching is done by the beauties that think in bits and bytes. Obviously then, finance managers now spend their time assessing reports generated by computers. There is a lot of demanding discipline in these new age careers that...
Re-spell CAREER as Financial Planning!

Re-spell CAREER as Financial Planning!

Future is what everyone looks forward to. Future career is what every student looks forward to. Financial planners get known as financial planner, financial advisor and personal financial consultant, but rarely what it typically is: financial products sales. The primary task of financial planners is to help people sort through and decide on investments, insurance...
Does MBA make you market-ready?

Does MBA make you market-ready?

An interview with Mr Siddharth Bagri, Director, BIFM (BLB Institute of Financial Markets) (Interviewed by Arvind Passey) Why is a solid understanding about money and financial education necessary today? Most of us simply want to live life on our terms — have a lifestyle we can enjoy and do what makes us happy. Financial education...
Passion, dreams and hot careers in the financial world!

Passion, dreams and hot careers in the financial world!

Passion and dreams are the stuff that life is made up of. They form the building-blocks of attitude or the way you look at the world. They also edit how you view your environment and your future. Your passion and dreams to make it big in the financial world are the focus we at BIFM...
Why is financial planning essential for all?

Why is financial planning essential for all?

If we time-travel and go back to the seventies… we will find financial planners working as stockbrokers or insurance agents. The career-path was defined according to the need at that point of time and aspirations were simpler! Much has altered since then. Now the range of career opportunities has increased manifold and students are expected...
Be with the leader and get a future!

Be with the leader and get a future!

Passion and dreams are the stuff that life is made up of. They form the building-blocks of attitude or the way you look at the world. They also edit how you view your environment and your future. Your passion and dreams to make it big in the financial world are the focus we at BIFM...
Are you a stock market fuddy-duddy?

Are you a stock market fuddy-duddy?

Should I define fuddy-duddy right now or wait until you’ve read this article? Hmmm… let me give you the meaning right away because I know that if you still do not go through the entire article you have a pretty high probability of being somewhat like a fuddy-duddy yourself. Simple, isn’t it? Well, the guy...
The 6-secrets of wealth creation!

The 6-secrets of wealth creation!

Creation is a convergence of the concepts of art, science, and discipline. It may be a few lines that will be read, remembered, quoted, and appreciated. It could be lines that make an advertisement or a graphic that transcends the normal and the mundane. All this is ‘wealth’ that will ultimately make us humans richer...