Being a student of commerce, I have heard, read and mugged Corporate Social Responsibility so many times. For the first time, I am personally being a part of Corporate Social Responsibility.Untitled

I am writing this post as a part of an initiative by Franklin Templeton Investments, named “The Idea Caravan “. Franklin Templeton Investments partnered the TEDxGateway Mumbai in December 2012. In this event few speakers came forward to share their innovative story which is solely in betterment of India. I believe, participation and support of Franklin Templeton Investments was a contribution towards the society, by whatever name you call it.

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I was checking my Facebook and I found that my father liked a post of his friend. I seen a long writing there and jumped into with curiosity, after all what My father has liked ! I read the whole status update. It is written by a Father addressing her daughter who is leaving home for further studies. It contains few most important life lessons which one should look after and each and every youth should think about it. Read it with an open mind, It’s not a lecture of preaching. It’s a perfect concentrated juice by a father to his daughter to digest at early stage of life. Please have a read..

Note : This is written by my father’s friend Chetan Naik to his daughter.

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We’re now just days from college bound. My daughter, my only girl, is preparing to leave the nest and entering a new chapter in her life. I’ve been thinking about so many things that I want my daughter to know before she leaves for college and beyond. It’s not as if I haven’t prepared her these past years and now I’m going to lay it all out for her to grasp during the remaining moments that we have together.Continue reading

postcard-roadMany times my friends ask me, “Mihir, I want to do something on Internet and want to earn from it ! Please give me some idea !”

Some ask, “Can you please setup a website or blog which give me regular small cashflow of 7-8k !”

I clearly tell them, If I would be having such idea, why should I give it to you..! This is an utter common sense, which a 5 year kid know…!

Then, I gently explain them and the same is doing here. See, Do not fantasize about being entrepreneur or being a business person, building a company from scratch and then small team of employees and then  selling your company to someone for billion dollar and get featured in some newspaper and tv channels. If this is your idea then better you try modelling or acting.Continue reading

I have been an avid learner of Value Investing from a year..! I am reading so many books, blogs, letters, annual reports and some other stuff about Value Investing. In the pursuit of my Learning I have learned some wonderful lesson about human behavior as well as our approach to our life.

I was reading something about buffet online and came across a wonderful concept,”Method of Inversion“. I have written full article about it but once again, I feel like writing something on it about my personal life.

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Change the mentalityYesterday, I was eating out on roadside food stall and I was hearing the conversation between 3 guys they were also having some food there.

First one said, (to other 2), “You know what ? My boss is a builder and he has built not less then 15 building in last 5 years. According to my estimate he has earned on an average 10 Cr. Rs from each building he made. But then also he is using “Third Class Zen Estilo”.. Ha.. Ha.. Ha..” followed by a laughter which clearly depicted the builder completely foolish and stupid.Continue reading

2013-03-17 14.54.58What’s the Story Behind Matheran Trip ?

It was Sat, 16 March, 2013. I completed my work in Office and I was still at my desk in office, little tired with full week work and looking around some places to roam around. One of my Friend, Chintant Naik, who is a Software Engineer and working in Baroda in a Software Company.

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best-places-to-travel-aloneI believe, Ramayana and Mahabharata are 2 epics,  teach us some important things about life.

Like, how worst the situation can be ? how to handle that ? the expertise one can get in a particular field ? how a focus should be ? and much much more..!

I don’t know about other things but One thing of which I am sure of is, Traveling. I am fond of traveling and every now and then I have been advocating for traveling, mostly road trips. Continue reading

dream-300x200I came across a very interesting story about someone and thought it would great to share it with you guys.

The story is of a young man who wanted to study filmmaking. When he revealed his dream to his dad, he immediately objected. “You will never succeed” his dad said.

The young man was very determined however and decided to study in film school. He strained his relationship with his dad and they hardly spoke with each other after that.Continue reading