Category Archives: Wealth Management, Real Estate

Have RERA, Will Prosper…

This article of mine first appeared in Financial Express, Aug 2018 Close watchers of the Real Estate Industry in India have been prophesying for some time that the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA) implemented in May 2017 will … Continue reading

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Re-building Indian Realty…step-by-step

This article of mine first appeared in Mint, Nov 2017 The Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs, Mr Hardeep Singh Puri tore into the real estate sector this week citing that the “biggest fall-outs affecting the long-term growth … Continue reading

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Making sense of recent trends in Indian Real Estate

This article of mine first appeared in Moneycontrol Nov 2017 This is a factual article, with no forecasts or outlook of the market, but helping in understanding more the actual trends in Indian Real Estate sector in the past two … Continue reading

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Online home buying in India – where have we reached ?

This article of mine first appeared in MoneyControl Sep 2017 The commercial Internet has been around for more than 20 years in India now, and the smartphone for about 10 years. This potent combination has resulted in this century being … Continue reading

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Things you must check before buying a house

 This article of mine first appeared in MoneyControl in Aug 2017 Since there are multiple check-lists floating around the Internet on buying an apartment in India, this piece will cover some of the essential points out of those, and dwell … Continue reading

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Status of Wealth (and the Wealthy) in the world

Let me dazzle you a bit with some stats on the Rich and Famous (largely) across the world. The below comes largely from Cap Gemini’s World Wealth Report of 2012, with stats as of end 2011. High net worth individuals … Continue reading

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How fast should your wealth grow ?…and why ?

Wealth is accumulated regular savings plus returns on these savings if invested well. Regular Savings in turn comes from excess of your monthly income over expenses. Income could be your salary or profit from your business. When you start your … Continue reading

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Financial Awareness – miles to go…

So, there’s a survey that Visa International did recently across 28 countries, gauging the level of financial awareness amongst people in each country. They seem to have interviewed almost 1000 families in each country, a good sample size, and hence … Continue reading

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Wealth in India : a quick slice-n-dice

This article gives a perspective of the wealth of Indian individuals – this excludes by definition, institutional wealth (investments by banks, Govt etc). First of all, what is this animal – “wealth” that we all have been talking about recently … Continue reading

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Financial Planning & prudent Wealth Management (FP/WM) – your duty to your family

Accumulated savings, invested well, result in Wealth. There is Rs 86 lakh crore of wealth with individuals in India (source: Karvy Private Wealth’s India Wealth Report). Because Indian economy has started galloping at a quicker pace only in recent years, … Continue reading

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