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DHFL’s “Bandra Book” – How To Make 11,000 cr. Appear and Disappear

There’s a good reason why you cannot trust the financials based on their numbers. A forensic audit of the beleaguered DHFL seems to indicate the books ...
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That Massive Promoter Selling: GMM Pfaudler Edition

GMM Pfaulder has an offer for sale that came right out of the blue, and here’s the thing that scared the bejeezus out of investors: The ...
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Podcast #20: Surviving a bear attack – how Dhirubhai did it

“The bear cartel was successful in bringing the share price down but Dhirubhai was smart. He realized that if this bear cartel was allowed to go on, they ...
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Podcast #19: Investing in NPS? The good, the bad, and the annuity

“You can beat the NPS and it’s associated tax benefits, if you are able to generate just 1% above NPS returns consistently till retirement, but ...
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Podcast: The PMC Bank Debacle (Episode-10)

  Host Shray Chandra (Director) and Deepak Shenoy (CEO) discuss in detail about the troubles at the Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank, the ...
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The Troubles at PMC Bank, And Your Options as a Depositor

A co-operative bank by the name of Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank (PmcBank) is now in trouble. Here’s a simple look at the problem. PMC Bank ...
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How Shady Corporate Governance Has Given India Inc. a Bad Name

Never, ever, think about something else when you should be thinking about the power of incentives.”— Charlie Munger It has been twenty-eight years since ...
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Mantri Developers Allegedly Defaults on “Assured” Returns To Customers On Webcity Project

Sometimes, things are too good to be true. In 2015, we said “Be Sceptical: Mantri Developers offers 100% Assured Returns in 3 Years“. And then in ...
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When the Buyback is the Only Buyer in Town, OCCL Edition

Oriental Carbon and Chemicals recently announced a buyback – a very tiny one, at Rs. 35 crore, at a maximum of Rs. 1150 per share. The buyback was  ...
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Jubilant Backtracks From Paying Promoters For Brand They Don’t Really Use

Jubilant Foodworks and Jubilant Life Sciences are companies owned by the Bhartias, who’ve run them well so far. Yesterday they did something strange – ...
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