An investment made in gold at that time would have yielded three fold returns. If it was not for that investment consultant I would have been richer by a few grands today by investing in gold, but no point is cursing her. I am sure she was couldn’t have foreseen this. These are the same investment consultant who couldn’t see the stock market collapse and these are the same people who committed suicide over money lost.
Akshaya Tritiya is the festival when we buy gold. Just like Diwali is a festival of firecrackers, Holi is the festival of colour and water balloons. Anyone who wants to know the real significance of this festival can read on.
Today is Earth Day 2012 and the Earth Day Network has quite a few plans for the earth, not just for today but for the our long term future. This reminds me of a stand up act by George Carlin which is a must watch and as he said, may be one day the earth will shake us humans as a bad case of fleas.
In an earlier post I have mentioned that I’d go for Corona if the price was not so much more than a Carlsberg or Budweiser. Let me put price in another context. The taxes and duties imposed on alcohol make their price vary with each state. In Noida the price of a beer bottle is about 10 bucks more than Delhi. So if you live in Noida, one way to save yourself a quick buck is buy a case of beer on your next visit to Delhi.
I bet you didn’t know that a lot of big corporations insure Hollywood movies. For a producer or a studio, the best way to ensure that they don’t lose money on their movie is to find a way of earning money that doesn’t directly depend on how many tickets you sold. One way to do it is by placing brands in your movie. Corona beer was shown extensively in the Fast and Furious franchise and they must have paid a hefty fee for the privilege. People like Steven Spielberg are the masters of this trade; I can’t even count the number of brands he placed in Minority Report.
I still have a few shots of Lamy left with me but I will stop with this one. After this I am thinking of posting some shots of Corona Beer. I also make some sketchnotes and for making some of those I have used this pen as well. You can check out my online Sketchnotes Moleskine.
We all see ourselves as rational buyers but we are hardly that. What we manage to do at best is try to be rational “most of the time”. This means that there can be a few things we like to buy but we don’t because we have programmed our mind to see that they are not worth the price we have to pay. So while we are able to resist such things most of the times, there are moments of weakness when we drop our guard that small opportunity is what those things need to strike.
I thought it would be interesting to have the same background as the pen itself and that has turned out to be interesting indeed. Because of the same colour the far end of the pen is merging with the background completely.