“In India, companies may fall sick, but promoters rarely do!”
Saw ‘Queen’ last evening at Inox Nariman Point…enjoyed the Movie
…the Multiplex wore a deserted look on a late Friday evening…A Family Movie outing here for a few hours is worth a Full Petrol Tank which lasts a Week at least !…and don’t be lured by the ‘Refuel’ guys always thrusting all Veg Menus onto you….if you do,just stop at ordering what you really want and don’t be lured by the extra that they will ask you,like which sauce etc…they are extra and cost extra…..and always ask for the Bill and check it and the change ….or else you’re encouraging them to pocket the Monies…and do ask them,if they have not already, to give you the nice imported handy blue packets of ‘Tempo’ ~the hygenic hand tissues…they’re free !
However,this is not about ‘Tempo’ and the Expensive Food & Drinks at the Inox Screens…This is a quick review of ‘Queen’
Kangana Ranaut has excelled in the Lead Role as ‘Rani Mehra’ aka ‘Queen’...moving seamlessly from being Rani from Rajouri to introducing herself as ‘Myself Queen” in Europe
It’s a Bold Movie...wonder how it’s screened with a UA rather than A Certification…..or am I out of cue with this Generation…!? shows the darker,sleazy,spicy side of the Lives that Young Women lead to fend for themselves and their Family…drink,being paid for sex,drugs,smoking and partying at night clubs are all a routine part of their lives….but no judgments or moral sermons in the movie …and that’s the best part
From a Planned Existence to a Liberated One…… Rani Mehra is jilted by Vijay Dhingra ~ a stereotype possessive ,status conscious,arrogant and selfish Delhi ‘Mom & Dad’s Boy’ played convincingly by Rajkummar Rao, just before their wedding…..he’s an Engineer in London and follows her to Paris and Amsterdam after she sends him a mobile pic from Paris of her in a stunning dress….he wants her back….that’s a test of her liberated self….she even hugs him not once but twice in the end for jilting her and which opened out a whole new liberated world for her……she decides to go off for the planned ‘Honeymoon’ on her own to Paris and Amsterdam…she has always dreamed of Foreign Lands….here she transforms into ‘Queen’ discovering the Existence and Life that Everyday People Live and Let Live and have Fun too….Strangers become Friends who she accepts and they accept her in return for who they all really are….No Judgements….she discovers her liberated self and that Life is to be lived …influenced by, and I liked the wanton and liberated character that Lisa Haydon plays as, ‘Vijaylakshmi’…lives Life on her Terms…and is basically a good Human Being…The Character of Olexander too leaves a mark
Jeremy Grantham of GMO say the next Bust will be Nothing Like You Have Seen Before ! ….but before that the Markets will make a New High of another 25% from current Levels
This he asserted in his latest Interview a few days ago in Fortune ..A Few Weeks back in the New York Times he called the US Fed Chief Janet Yellen “Ignorant”
Some interesting quotes from his Fortune Interview :
Plan A : NDA Plan B : Hedge if Not !
Sensex & Nifty are at Record Highs past 22000 & near 6600 respectively in this Pre-Election Rally
Market Veterans are sensing some Overheating
So as India goes to Vote next Month and May should you also Vote to Protect the Current Value of your Your Medium to Long Term Equity Portfolio by Hedging it and also Taking Trading Profits off the Table ?
Just Posted this on the SCRIP STANDPOINT Module on www.jsalphaa.com
Elections : Equity Portfolio Protection Hedging Strategy ~ 24-Mar-2014
Dont’ know you personally Mr Chakrabarty but you are absolutely right for the genesis of the Banking NPA rot is the Discretionary Powers used by the Bank’s Board and Top Management and we must strictly adopt a rules based system rather than one based on principles and discretion
But Mr Chakrabarty, I am curious to know :
“It’s easy to express loudly the ills of the banking sector with the benefit of hindsight and when seeking ,after serving 30 years in the Banking Sector ,to demit office after banking hours on April 25,2014 just a few months before you were actually to retire on June 30,2014 for personal reasons as you claim.RBI says you are known to speak out your mind.Why then have you not used your discretion and powers and raised your voice earlier to stop the loans and advances rot that was taking place !?…or was this also for personal reasons !?
Ironic really, the RBI Governor Mr Raghuram Rajan said he will be speaking to the Finance Minister Mr P Chidambaram on Mr Chakrabarty seeking early retirement…because Mr Chidambaram himself is not seeking to be re-elected in the General Elections and with his son Karthi being given a ticket to stand and who claims his father is not shying away or running scared but just needs and is taking a break from polls !
😀 Would that roll out over the years to India too ! giving full meaning to their JV Partners and listed Tata Global Beverages !?
🙄 Mixed Feelings if this really happens !…as I currently sit right above Starbucks’ first outlet in India in South Mumbai near the BSE and this would probably lead to on increase in the frequency of Clients visiting ! and our Entertainment Costs increasing too ! 😉
Starbucks Cafe & Pub ~”A Glass of Beer,Please” ~”.that will be Rs 750 Sir”~”I don’t want the 👿 Bottle” ~ Sir,the Bottle will be Rs 2500 🙂 ~”Oh!” 😳
😛 Anyone for Tea or Coffee ….or Beer or Wine ? ….or Tata Global Beverages for the Long Term @ Rs 141 ?