Titan

Titan was established in 1984 as a JV between Tata Group and Tamilnadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO). It started with watches, then in 1996, it moved on to jewelry, and in 2007 it entered the eyewear segment. It has a strong connection with its consumers through its multi-brand portfolio. Titan is India’s most successful consumer…

Jubilant Foodworks

Jubilant Foodworks Limited (JFL) holds the master franchise for Domino’s Pizza and Dunkin Donuts brands in India. It has exclusive rights to develop and operate Domino’s Pizza brand in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Nepal. Click here to read the rest.

DMart

DMart is an emerging national supermarket chain, with a strong focus on value retailing. Its mission is to provide the best value for its customers so that every rupee they spend on shopping gives them more value for money than they would get anywhere else. It opened its first store in 2002. Click here to…

Thoughts on NPA

Tamal Bandyopadhyay is a prolific writer, has a knack for explaining difficult banking concepts using simple words. If you’re interested in learning about HDFC Bank, then I highly recommend his book A Bank for the Buck. Recently, I read his book From Lehman to Demonetization, which gives the lay of the land of what happened…

On Scuttlebutt

I am continuing with my endeavor of listening to Berkshire AGM while commuting and before falling asleep. I wrapped up with 1998 today. The topics discussed in the AGM are multidisciplinary ranging from business, investing, learning, and life. I am enjoying it like a kid in the candy store. Last time I came across a…

HDFC

Let us time travel to 1970. You’re sitting on the shores of Marina Beach. You are 35 years old, self-employed, having a family with two kids. You are working hard and saving up money to construct a home. It might take a decade or two to realize your dream to own a home. Click here…

What to look for while reading the annual report?

I have been developing a new habit for the last ten days. What’s that habit? I have been listening to Berkshire’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) starting from 1994. How long will I take to complete it all? There are 25 AGMs, and each one would be 5 hours long. If I spend 1.5 hours on average…