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January 13, 2013

A Young Mom supervising the Haircut of her Toddler Son ! ~ Hilarious ! ~ I am facing a similar challenge with my 23 year old son!

A Young Mom supervising her Toddler Son’s Haircut ! ~ Hilarious !  ~ I thought this should always be a Dad’s Fun Experience with a toddler Son ~ maybe Dad was yet sleeping on a Sunday ! ~ or maybe Mom has to take care of everything !

Today at Sunday Noon I had a Barber’s Appointment for a Hair Cut at the Club ~ Rs 60 + Tips + a free 2 min Head Massage thrown in ~ mind you this is not a fashionable up market celebrity Hair Stylist  Saloon ! ~ a few years ago when I did go to one just for the experience, I was shown different hairstyles  and a discussion was initiated as to what will suit me ! ~ an array of expensive shampoos were presented to me to choose from and was asked even to consider a suggestion to dye my hair ~ the expensive foreign brand thrust in my hands was intimidating  ! ~ Easier to select a Wine ! ~ they were disappointed when I said I just wanted a Trim with a slope behind and no hair around my ears and no shampoo please ! ~ Instantly they stopped treating me like a Bollywood Celebrity who throws round his weight and wallet too !

Reached dot at noon and found a young lady occupying the Chair next to her Toddler Son who had just started on his hair cut and was simply not wanting to! ~ she quickly vacated for me ~ I hope she tipped the barber well for his great patience ~ This Toddler must have wriggled in the Barbers Chair 360 degrees at least three times in ten minutes and I was worried the barber may just cut his scalp while cutting his hair ~ He kept yelling and crying without tears to stop the haircut ! ~ The Mom was trying all her tricks ~ promising chocolates ~ counting to 25 slowly that had the barber furiously trying to keep pace to !  ~ warning her son that  “old Budda” will come if he misbehaves ! ~ that was the time I had walked in ! and the son looked at me worriedly !

The Drama threatened to start all over again when the Mom kept urging her son to Shampoo and the Toddler had to change his Chair for it ~ Thankfully the son simply threw a fit and both Mom and Son made a quick exit !

My Son, who is 23, says he never hassled me while having his Hair Cut as a Toddler ~ Maybe, but the bigger problem is that he has not cut his Hair since ! ~ pardon the exaggeration but do get the point ! ~ he even sportingly allows us to ruffle his hair and band it or even ponytail it ! ~ funny thing is that many feel this is part of his aura and personality ! ~ told him this is not ‘Main Hoon Na!”  where Zayed Khan  refuses to cut his Hair until  an elder brother Shah Rukh Khan from another mother (finds this out later) comes to live with his mom and him and on his birthday he surprises his Mom by cutting his hair ! ~ told my son not to expect such a filmi situation and there is no brother from another mother that he shall find ! read more

Inferring from Seven BSE Indices ~ Sensex 30 ~ BSE 100 ~ BSE 200 ~ BSE 500 ~ Midcap ~ Smallcap ~ BSE IPO

Inferring from Seven BSE Indices ~ Sensex 30 ~ BSE 100 ~ BSE 200 ~ BSE 500 ~ Midcap ~ Smallcap ~ BSE IPO

Scrip Standpoint ~ Inferring from the BSE Indices

Observations and Comments are given below but for a detailed historical data table of seven BSE Indices over the years including our beloved Sensex,please do visit

Scrip Standpoint ~ Inferring from the Indices on at Inferring from the BSE Indices ~ 11-Jan-2013

  1. Sensex 30 & BSE 100 have given similar CAGR of @ 14.4 % in 22 years
  2. Wider Index BSE 200 has given lower CAGR of 12% over 21 years
  3. More Comprehensive BSE 500 has given lower CAGR of 11.8% in 13 Years
  4. Small Cap and Midcap Indices have given similar 13% CAGR over 9 years
  5. IPO Index has been a poor performer at CAGR of 7% in 8 Years

Four Major Inferences one can draw from the above Performance of the Indices are

  • From 1 above we realise that Sensex Investing has given us higher returns over time than from Safe Fixed Returns Avenues like Bank Deposits
  • From 1 to 3 above we can infer that Concentrated Large Cap Investments have performed better than Diversified Investments
  • From 4 above we can assume that it made little difference whether one invested in small cap or mid cap
  • 5 above points to either IPO Overpricing or Poor Quality of IPOs that underperformed on bourses or both ~ Companies taking advantage of Bull Markets & Gullible Public
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