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It is a gift you have to insist on for yourself

By Mary Paulose

A quote that I suspect is misattributed to Pablo Picasso, is nevertheless my favourite thought on the subject: ‘Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life’. Whether I liked it or not and in spite of the youthful, impetuous resistance I put up to it in earlier years and a lazy, casual dismissal in recent ones — art has been an unsteady undercurrent in my life.

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Ever grateful to the person who said, read this one

By Suneeti Ahuja Kohli

Sometimes you feel fortunate to meet certain people, or be a part of conversations that lend different perspectives and allow you to grow. I’ll always remember a conversation with Gautam Chikermane, a former editor, who suggested reading One Up On Wall Street by Peter Lynch. The book was published in 1999 but was relevant even eight years later in 2007, and is largely to the point even now. Before reading it, I was fascinated by the ticker on business channels, but had never invested a penny in stock markets. This book, arguably, launched my adventures into the world of savings and investment and has been guiding my decisions ever since. Continue reading Ever grateful to the person who said, read this one