Issues in India

Micro Irrigation in India – A Macro View

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I was speaking to a fellow value investor when he mentioned how frustrating it is to look at the shrinking universe of value stocks with which I couldn’t agree more. Most of the good small & mid caps have doubled and trebled over last 3-4 months. Its a great thing to see your portfolio go up in value everyday but the issue starts when you don’t find new value stocks, or good entry point for own portfolio stocks, for deploying your incremental funds. As I look at the stocks in our portfolio and coverage universe, there are a very few which haven’t moved in past 6 months. One such stock is EPC Irrigation, a micro-irrigation company owned by Mahindra’s. Its into similar business like Jain Irrigation. The following link will take …

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How to fix india’s flawed education system

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Before I come to the point, let me tell you where this post is coming from: In my MBA program at least half of the subjects were same as I studied in my graduation, in fact for some the recommended books were of the same authors. It was during this phase I could compare the quality of teachers, the teaching methodologies and what dramatic effect these two can have on the learning. Later I enrolled myself in one of the toughest finance courses in the world- Chartered Financial Analyst, USA. This is a self-study program where only the content is provided to the candidates and they have to appear for exams. During my three years journey, I never felt any need for classroom coaching. Why? It is because of the …

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