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Radhika Gupta, MD and CEO of Edelweiss AMC. (MINT_PRINT)
Radhika Gupta, MD and CEO of Edelweiss AMC. (MINT_PRINT)

‘Like life, the long-term journey of markets feels incredible’

With Sensex touching the psychological mark of 50k for the first time, Mint Money’s 'Sensex Diary' lets finance professionals, investors document their lives alongside the Sensex in all its ups and downs. In the second instalment, Radhika Gupta, MD and CEO of Edelweiss Asset Management, narrates her journey.

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Photo: Mint

Shadow effect

Our big shadow banks do need close supervision and not just for the asset-liability mismatches that tend to bedevil them. RBI should also be wary of the chief flaw of a size-based regulatory structure

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Indian players celebrate at the end of the fourth cricket Test match between Australia and India at The Gabba in Brisbane (Photo: AFP)
Indian players celebrate at the end of the fourth cricket Test match between Australia and India at The Gabba in Brisbane (Photo: AFP)

Two sacred theories of cricket that have long endured

The value of slow plodders and the influence of captaincy on outcomes are both overrated

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Photo: Reuters (REUTERS)

Apologies to Milton Friedman but we’re all WhatsAppers now

Privacy is not a concern strong enough to overpower WhatsApp’s advantage of its network effect

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Photo: AFP
Photo: AFP

India’s millennial heroes could do with history lessons

Their daring exploits have us cheering but they also ought to know the story of how we got here

To the surprise of few, Jeff Bezos’s AWS won in court against Parler (Photo: Bloomberg)
To the surprise of few, Jeff Bezos’s AWS won in court against Parler (Photo: Bloomberg)

Amazon has enormous power over Parler and everyone else

The bottom line: Contract law reflects realities of economic power

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Photo: Reuters

Has covid sent countries of the West down the road to serfdom?

Perhaps they’ll learn the hard way that governments which acquire an outsized role in people’s lives are loath to give it up

So noon is really that moment in the day when the Sun is at its highest in the sky. When it is exactly halfway in its path across the sky between sunrise and sunset.
So noon is really that moment in the day when the Sun is at its highest in the sky. When it is exactly halfway in its path across the sky between sunrise and sunset.

Opinion | What is it about noon, anyway?

  • If the Earth only rotated and did not orbit the Sun, each day would be exactly this long. Noon would come at the same clock time every day.

Photo: Reuters
Photo: Reuters

Dizzying heights

On Thursday, the BSE Sensex blazed past the 50,000 mark, before ending just a shade lower and has gone up by a crisis-defying 90%-plus since its March low

Photo: Reuters
Photo: Reuters

The options we have to finance our economic revival

  • Measures like output-linked incentives and a lighter burden of corporate tax are helping the Indian economy, but private investment needs revival. Where will the money come from?
  • India’s savings rate is not high enough. Foreign capital can fill in the gaps, but a scale-back of government borrowings would help by freeing up more money for banks to lend businesses.

Social media firms that have long claimed they’re neutral platforms without editorial control have shown that they do indeed intervene, most spectacularly in the case of Donald Trump (AFP)
Social media firms that have long claimed they’re neutral platforms without editorial control have shown that they do indeed intervene, most spectacularly in the case of Donald Trump (AFP)

Donald Trump’s exile and the power of social media platforms

  • Tech companies can mete out a punishment that many might consider almost as severe as death
  • Expulsion from platforms that keep people in touch with their friends, family, culture, etc, is the equivalent of exile, which has historically been seen as a fate akin to capital punishment

Farmer protests have forced the government to suspend a policy of lifting restrictions to let private investment and market mechanisms play a major role in our farm sector
Farmer protests have forced the government to suspend a policy of lifting restrictions to let private investment and market mechanisms play a major role in our farm sector

Reforms in this social media era of post-truth

India’s shift from a mixed to a market economy was an idea whose time came 30 years ago, but the falsehoods that fill echo chambers online have got in the way of progress. Let’s fix this

Last week, Eureka Forbes launched a new product, Dr. Aquaguard with Ayurfresh technology.
Last week, Eureka Forbes launched a new product, Dr. Aquaguard with Ayurfresh technology.

Force-fitting health benefits may harm brands

The pandemic has given rise to initiatives by some brands to try and exploit health concerns

FILE - In this May 15, 2019, file photo, founder of Alibaba group Jack Ma arrives for the Tech for Good summit in Paris. Ma hasn't been seen in public since he angered regulators with an October 2020 speech. That is prompting speculation about what might happen to the billionaire founder of the world's biggest e-commerce company. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File) (AP)
FILE - In this May 15, 2019, file photo, founder of Alibaba group Jack Ma arrives for the Tech for Good summit in Paris. Ma hasn't been seen in public since he angered regulators with an October 2020 speech. That is prompting speculation about what might happen to the billionaire founder of the world's biggest e-commerce company. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File) (AP)

Jack Ma is back

Observers say that Jack Ma's mass popularity is seen as a threat by Beijing and his Silicon Valley-style outspokenness has done little to calm that anxiety. The campaign against Ma, crafted by an insecure regime to show him who’s boss and serve as an example, deserves to fail

Photo: AFP
Photo: AFP

The value of institutions that only kowtow to principles

Other countries have much to learn from America’s admirable institutional framework

National Guard patrol a road block leading to the Supreme Court ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (AP)
National Guard patrol a road block leading to the Supreme Court ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (AP)

Scenes from America that were only seen in fallow democracies

The riven country that Trump leaves behind reminds us of eternal vigilance being the price of liberty

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US Capitol (Photo: AFP)
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