Saturday, 17 June 2017

Book Review: Middle class to Money class by Sairam and Srividhya


Book Review: Middle class to Money class by Sairam and Srividhya

*Publisher: Notionpress *ISBN: 978-1-946869-06-7 *Genre: Non-fiction (Finance) *Cover: Paperback *No of pages: 93 *Price: 199 *Rating: 4/5

My View:

I am connected to share market for long time, but never read any book like this Middle class to Money class (to be precise I have read books on financial market), it’s first one where many eye opening stories are mentioned, if any investor follow this simple rule mentioned in the book then he/she can be rich and wealthy, and also I am happy that I have read this book.

You have come across many such people who argue on share market and blame it, why they blame; because they buy any share on someone’s recommendation and make loss without knowing anything about company and his fundamental. So if you explain to that person about company and what work they are doing then they say I don’t know such things, so this book is for those who want to know basic of about share market. Here in this book both author has explained financial market in very simple way, where many factors being covered like mutual fund, ultra short term debt funds, equity etc.

Middle class to money class is written in such a way that any novice can understand about share market. Here sources and links are provided to find EPS, P/E ratio, Book Value of the company, dividend history etc; also how to calculate and compare with Piers Company is taught in simple way.

What I liked from the book is a Quote from Warren buffet and Peter Lynch which is good source of motivation for investors. I really appreciate the guideline provided in the book by author, when to enter the market and when to exit i.e. purchase and sale of any script. 

I highly recommend this book to middle class people and amateur investor in share market, to be rich and wealthy. Also one suggestion to the author, we need further in-depth explanation, links and good source from your next book.  

Some of the interesting lines from the book:
  • 1.      What Warren Buffett thinks about the yellow metal? “Gold gets dug out of the ground in Africa, or someplace. Then we melt it down, dig another hole, bury it again and pay people to stand around guarding it. It has no utility. Anyone watching from Mars would be scratching their head”
  • 2.      Other guys read Playboy. I read annual reports. – Warren Buffett
  • 3.      Be greedy when others are fearful and fearful when others are greedy. – Warren Buffett.

Blurb:

Do you have most of you money in Fixed Deposits?
Does the thought of investing in stocks scare you?
Do you believe that common investors making money in stock is a myth?
Do you want to learn more about stock picking strategies that can work for you?
Do you crave for financial freedom?

Look no further, this is the right book for you. Unleash the investor in you. Discover how to make money in stocks and the pitfalls you should avoid. Make the stock market work for you.


Friday, 9 June 2017

Book Review: The tree with a thousand apples by Sanchit Gupta


*Publisher: Niyogi books *ISBN: 978-93-85285-51-6 *Genre: Fiction *Cover: Hardback *No of Pages: 279 *Price: 350 Rating: 5/5

My View:

We have got our own Khaled Hosseini as Sanchit gupta, hats of to this excellent work. I am really happy that I have read this wonderful book, if you have not read this book about Kashmir than you have missed a good literature.

Kashmir is a sensitive issue right from independence of 1947; whenever Kashmir is said the first thing that came to our mind is mountains, valleys, beautiful landscapes, heaven of India and terrorist. Recently I have read an article on how Lord Mountbatten with her wife Edwina Mountbatten changed the decision and life of Kashmir’s by forcing Nehru to decide the fate under UN Security Council.

Now about his book, this is a story of three close friends Deewan Bhat, Bilal and Safeena, how their life changes after 1990 riots in Kashmir. The journey from childhood to the adolescent of three friends and how Kashmir conflicts affect their life is portrayed by the author, I don’t want to reveal the plot, the blurb itself says much.

The writing style of author is too lucrative; he has conveyed the message in very simple way, also the life and culture of Kashmiri Muslims and Pundits is perfectly articulated by the author. In the book author has highlighted many such events where it show that army is misusing their power, which is a message to the government. The book has everything in it love, redemption, pain, revenge, loyalty of friends, etc.   

Nice sentence from the back cover of the book “If a criminal was once a saint and a saint was once a criminal, then who is the criminal and who is the saint?” I liked the entire episode when Ravi was gambling with his friend and got three aces but losses his life against terrorist in a bomb blast.

Poetry, character buildup and the entire plot is the best ingredients and it’s a plus point for this book, the book has lots of interesting twists and turns which makes un-put-down-able.
This is one of the best book I have read in 2017, I highly recommend this excellent novel to those who wants to know about Kashmir, life of Kashmiri’s youth and true situation over their.

**I received a copy from Writersmelon in exchange for an honest and unbiased review**

Blurb:

Inspired by true events, this riveting narrative traces the lives of Safeena Malik, Deewan Bhat and Bilal Ahanagar, three childhood friends who grow up in an atmosphere of peace and amity in Srinagar, Kashmir, until the night of 20 January 1990 changes it all.

While Deewan is forced to flee from his home, Safeena’s mother becomes ‘collateral damage’ and Bilal has to embrace a wretched life of poverty and fear. The place they called paradise becomes a battleground and their friendship struggles when fate forces them to chose sides against their will.

Twenty years later destiny brings them to a corssroads again, when they no longer know what is right and what is wrong. While both compassion and injustice have the power to transform lives, will the three friends now choose to become sinful criminals or pacifist saints?

The Tree with a Thousand Apples is a universal story of cultures, belongingness, revenge and atonement. The stylized layered format, fast-paced narration and suspenseful storytelling makes for a powerful, gripping read.