Dear Prime Minister, I wanted to write this open letter to you yesterday but couldn’t allow myself to logically put down in words the emotional, mental and physical hurt of the events of February 14th. As I got ready this morning, I silently cursed myself for not responsibly expressing my feelings. Just then, I heard […]Read More A Letter to my Prime Minister
I would rate the budget presented by FM Piyush Goyal, a solid 4 out of 5. The budget managed to do the difficult dance between fiscal prudence and a sustainable, stable but progressive tax policy. More importantly, it provided security to two of the weakest links in India’s growth story i.e. the unorganised work force […]Read More My Angle on the Union Budget 2019
Investment advisors have been selling the potential of 100 crore Indian consumers to investors across the globe for the past 20 years with excellent success – for the advisor. But, investing in that potential has always led to investor gloom and doom. The potential was always there but somehow India always found a way to […]Read More Gir’s Sons have India Roaring, on the Cricket Pitch… and Off it Too!
It has only been a week since I wrote a post on the need to change the investment narrative in India and just 3 days after that, I received a slew of notices from the income tax department asking for ludicrous details on the investments made by Artha India Ventures. Furthermore, a couple of our […]Read More The Taxman cannot solve Angel Tax
Justice Indu Malhotra, who was a part of the 5-judge bench that took the decision on article 377, aptly said it in her verdict: “History owes an apology to the members of this community and their families, for the delay in providing redressal for the ignominy and ostracism that they have suffered through the centuries. […]Read More The Sun has Risen but it Proves that Sunset is Required for Archaic Laws
Child rape is a heinous crime and shockingly our society has been unable to curb it. In light of the Asifa case, the issue has been politicized so much that we have lost sight of the core issue and failed to take any action against the perpetrators. In the midst of this blame game, I […]Read More I support Trisha Shetty in demanding action from our elected leaders
We are 6 to 15 months away from getting our forefinger inked for having voted for a new Member of Parliament, which will then decide the India’s next Prime Minister. Therefore, there is no better time than now to initiate the debate of what our issues are, the issues of the Lok Sabha and what […]Read More Lets start this debate
As Finance Minister enters the parliament to present his 5th budget… These are the changes that I wish to see! Personal Taxes Reduction in number of slabs IT exemption limit increased to Rs 3,60,000 Top tax slab reduced to 25% Exemption for equity investment increased to Rs. 2,00,000 Penalty on Income Tax evaders increased Announce […]Read More My Pre-Budget Wish List
Angel investors are coming out of nooks and crevicesRead More You are NOT an Angel Investor!
I have wanted to write this post for a very long time but kept putting it off for some good reason best known to the subconscious. However, the attack on e-commerce by the tax-man was the spark that ignited this story. As it is normally the case, some law that was written in goodness-knows-which-generation is […]Read More Screw Amendments… Rewrite the Law !