Markaz-43 years young!

Kuwait Financial Center or "Markaz" was established this same day 43 years ago. I am not aware of many financial institutions in the GCC that traveled this long and yet remained young at heart. Imagine the number of market cycles, episodes, financial crisis, booms, and bust this institution would have dealt with in this journey. In my 11 years of working here, I found that the key to success for this organization is the nimbleness and being receptive to new ideas, regardless of where it originates. In many matters (like corporate governance and compliance) Markaz was always ahead of times and was not waiting for regulatory nudge to set things up. The "human" side of Markaz is even more lauda

Holiday with Thomas Cook (India)-Fasten your Seatbelt!

Before I narrate my harrowing experience, here is the takeaway (if you don’t have time to read through). 1. Don’t book a holiday online with Thomas Cook (TC). It is better to walk to their local office and put a face to the name that you are dealing with. 2. Don’t get fooled by the “personalized” tag of the holiday by TC. They will give only what they have and nothing more. Now hear the story: We are a family of 4 that was planning for a north eastern holiday. For some reason, TC name came to my mind and I browsed their website and sent in my inquiry through their online form. So far so good. Here is a summary of how this evolved till we boarded our flight to Guwahati. So, what is

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