At 18, you’d naturally expect Samarth Swarup’s latest indulgence to be a fancy smartphone. Instead, it’s a Yamaha APX700 acoustic guitar. At ₹40,000, a tidy sum for this Class XII student at the Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan Vidyashram in Jaipur, the Yamaha is one in a line of six guitars and three keyboards Swarup accumulated over the past few years. These, and an amplifier, set him back by a cool ₹1.25 lakh. “Most of it was my own money,” he says, of the savings he made from tutoring others on the guitar.
Music to their ears
The western musical instruments industry is poised to enter its most exciting phase
Summer wine and salad
Kishore Singh - January 19, 2015
The million-dollar question: Is investing a game of luck or skill?
Shankar Sharma - May 04, 2021
Every crisis is an opportunity, if you are on the right side of equities
Samir Arora - May 04, 2021
Viraj Mehta trusts the toughness and bounce of a company that has seen many trials
Viraj Mehta - May 04, 2021
Safir Anand spots a mid-sized company with the right chemistry and catalytic circumstances
Safir Anand - May 07, 2021