I am an active investor in public markets, and an occasional investor in private markets. Surprisingly, I was not interested in investing while I was at IIM Lucknow. By a quirk of fate I landed up in SRF Finance Limited lending money to companies. Eventually that lead me to understand the process of analyzing a company from an investing perspective. At the same time I read the books by Peter Lynch, and formed a philosophy of investing in which an individual can have a competitive advantage against professional fund managers due to his/her circle of competence and an ability to stay with an investment for a very long time.
You can read more of my writing about investing on my blog. I love to connect with people to discuss the various aspects of long-term investing and theoretical aspects of diversification, allocation, and passive investing. I am not interested in get-rich-quick schemes and tips. Please do write to me with appropriate expectations.