Fleeting Thoughts

Shantanu Jain
Sharing my musings about the businesses I follow, books I read, people I love, new concepts I come across and my vision for a new and better tomorrow.
Created 22 Mar 2021
  • The Other Side of Inflation
    20 Jun 2021 • 2 min read • 5 0
    There’s ample material available explaining the economic consequences of inflation. It’s easy to comprehend too, once you get the hang of it. But, what goes missing behind cold statistics is the harsh...
  • The Ultimate Problem to be Solved
    13 Jun 2021 • 5 min read • 5 0
    Death is the ultimate problem to be solved. For long, humans have seen “death” as the natural culmination of our being. And at its core is the process of ageing - we grow, reach the epitome of our phy...
  • Right, Left, or Centre?
    06 Jun 2021 • 1 min read • 3 0
    Media has a coercive force. Today, our country has divided itself into two - left and right. Esp. those on online platforms. While both elements are important in the country, we forget how the father ...
  • A Helping Hand
    27 Apr 2021 • 1 min read
    In these difficult times, I want to tell all our readers that team ReadOn stands with you. We do not have the resources to deploy and create an impact at a scale that would satisfy me – but what each ...
  • The Last Letter
    17 Apr 2021 • 1 min read • 7 2
    In his last letter as the CEO of Amazon, Bezos voiced some major worldly concerns like climate change, an organisation’s need to add value to its ecosystem and what-not. But there was this one thing t...
  • Archegos Scam: Explained
    03 Apr 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    On March 24, 2021, some larger US stocks (blue chips) crashed like crazy. Panic and fear flooded the markets, and all players, big and small, lost money. What caused this? The pure greed of a few in t...
  • Perpetual Bonds: Death Eaters of the Financial World
    27 Mar 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    I was happily sipping coffee and pondering on the pointlessness of life when I read this headline: AT-1 bonds to be valued assuming a maturity of 100 years. I was delighted. For the retail investor, t...
  • Run out of Felix Felicis?
    26 Mar 2021 • 1 min read • 2 0
    The headlines today took me back to a topic I read in Class 9 - Suez Canal. Those were the good old days when a day was declared successful if you had asked a teacher some super difficult question the...
  • Mischief, Managed.
    22 Mar 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 0
    Hey there, a passionately curious polymath this side! A chartered accountant gone rogue, I love reading, writing and am a social entrepreneur. From time to time, I don the hat of a business consultant...
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