Category: Way of Living

Coming Up: Stay Tuned…

A lot more coming up. A couple of Social Impact special features and an Easter special. I also plan a special feature under Jai Jawan Jai Kisan to commemorate one of the greatest statesman of all time, a leader par excellence and a superlative humanitarian Lal Bahadur Shastri, India’s Second Prime Minister.

Article on financial markets will start with a look at duration of a bond and its implication which understanding bond fundamentals with a peek at concepts like convexity and modified duration.

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I have written on this blog incessantly for the last four years including when I was pursuing my masters degree at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in the US. I have shared knowledge through thoughtful articles, research papers and tutorials to the best of my abilities. However, still in-spite of so many readers around the world I have a subscriber base less than 500. Will be delighted if you subscribe to the blog. It will go a long way in boosting my morale and enthusiasm. If you love this blog, please do refer to your family members and friends. Lets keep going.

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Adorable Nish

Blog Update

Its been almost four years and have written here or under the moniker thequintessentialdude.com. I have launched two blogs now and shifted a few categories and articles to my other blog. This blog is getting a face-lift and will be more professional compared to thequintessentialdude.com. Over the years I have published about 430 articles and research papers apart from many comprehensive finance and economics related tutorials here. All spiritual articles are published on my personal blog. Furthermore, I have deleted a couple of categories and a few articles while refined language for a few articles as well. Now I can write more freely and will soon have 28,000 visitors on this blog.

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Way Ahead

Sorry for the delay in the Blended Finance article, I took a small vacation.

First, let’s begin Personal with Nish section again. I had started this section sometime back but plan to relaunch it here again to list a summary of my experiences here. One important message I learnt in life is never to stop indulging in activities just because one is single especially traveling. I got inspired by backpackers from America and Europe on the merits of traveling alone. I usually make sure that I stay in modest hostels so I can meet people from around the world. It can be quite fun. Second, the article on Blended Finance will be more elaborate than a summary of collective investment vehicles. Finally, all spiritual articles including articles on Buddha would be shifted to a new blog. This is so I can write here more freely across topics.

Blended Finance: Ahead

Before the article on collective investment vehicles, its important for the readers to know a bit more about senior and subordinate equity and debt.  The article would include concepts about waterfall (not to be confused with natural waterfalls) and would include terms like look back and clawback options. This is also going to be one of my last major articles. Enjoy the read.

WTI below $50 per barrel

Great news worldwide. WTI crude oil price is $46.64 per barrel which is great news for keeping inflation in check. Lets keep it below $50.  Shale gas revolution helped a lot in increasing supply and its time to make shale gas extraction more inexpensive and efficient.

Paul Allen: Legacy of Eternal Sunshine

Recently, Paul Allen co-founder of Microsoft and founder of philanthropic company Vulcan Inc. passed away. Paul will forever be remembered for this spectacular vision, techno brilliance, and world-beating philanthropic attitude. Known for his affable and colorful personality backed with an invigorating sense of humor, Paul epitomizes American values of exuberance, geekiness and giving. A big fan of Portland Trailblazers, Seattle SeaHawks and Jimmi Hendrix, Paul left an indelible mark in technology, art, sports and philanthropy. Continue reading “Paul Allen: Legacy of Eternal Sunshine”

Quarks

Going ahead with my article on elementary particles, a fact about matter particles i.e. quarks. Individual quarks cannot be observed while only bounded states of quarks and anti quarks known as mesons are  observed.  Quarks have asymptotic freedom i.e. force between quarks is weak over shorter distances while stronger over longer distances. This is a  small correction to my earlier article wherein it could be implied that individual quarks had been observed.