Will the Cyber Rakesh Jhunjhunwala Please Stand Up?

Track India’s most outspoken investor online. Not!

Published: Feb 20, 2010 08:07:12 AM IST
Updated: Feb 24, 2010 07:42:16 PM IST
Will the Cyber Rakesh Jhunjhunwala Please Stand Up?
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Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, legendary investor

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, legendary investor, has a blog. And a Twitter ID. Or does he?

A blog that rejoices under the name ‘The Secret Journal of Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’ (at rakeshjhunjhunwala.in ), has been around awhile. Brash, loud, opinionated, some say it’s way too over the top to be true.

Others point to the tagline (“I always knew I was going to be rich. I never doubted it for a minute.”) and the profile caption (“The Market is my Altar - I am It’s God - Anyone want to form an alliance?”) and conclude that neither are exactly out of character.

And then there’s this Twitter ID, @jhunjhunwala (go to twitter.com/jhunjhunwala to read, if you’re not a Tweeter), very popular in the statusphere, which explicitly flags itself as being fake.

Now, according to some people we know who have spent time with the man, that ID has said things that only the real RJ could say, revealed knowledge of things only the real RJ could know. We’re reserving our judgement until we get some hot stock tips from that Twitter feed.

But we have no hesitation in recommending that you follow this online persona for some outrageously fun reading.


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  • Dennis George

    His blog is super funny and hilarious and his tweets are ridiculously absurd but also funny as hell!

    on Feb 20, 2010
  • Firoz Khan

    thtz the fake-original, original-fake @jhunjhunwala >>@firozkhanks

    on Feb 20, 2010
  • shivender singh

    honestly! i dont know who this guy is! The twitter top guys from India are @Leplan @cheth @Manikarthik @v_shakthi i would like to know about them in your next posts.

    on Feb 20, 2010
  • Pankaj Sampat

    FEB 20, 2010 I agree... I happened to come across the tweets couple of weeks ago while surfing... the way it is written does not seem to be his style.... the only way to know for sure is to ask him.... will you ???

    on Feb 20, 2010
  • HOBOnickname

    Whoever he is, he is different And different stands out.

    on Feb 20, 2010
  • Harish Krishnan

    We have taken his interview and he has shared his picture with us. You gotta check it out @ http://blog.blogadda.com/2009/12/24/rakesh-jhunjhunwala-interview-part-2 The picture will give you a fair idea :)

    on Feb 20, 2010
  • aikotan

    would you give me a tips for equity share which would be doubled for short term to medium term ? I have lost my money in 2008 and even in rcent market. shall I expect from you,Sir?

    on Feb 22, 2010
  • afroz ahmad

    pls give equity tips for short terms. i have lost money in 2008

    on Feb 23, 2010
  • pradipkumarroy

    Sir, you are my idol. I want a long term like 5yrs to invest in penny stock, regularly 1000 a month. please advice me.

    on Feb 23, 2010
  • Rakesh Choudhary

    i invest in Garware Wall Ropes for short term it is good company????????

    on Feb 25, 2010
  • Bhupan

    Hi, This blog was also nominated for IndiBlog awards and check carefully you will find it as fakejhunjhunwala(dot)blogspot(dot)com ..real or fake .. i love this blog for it\'s saracasm and brashness.. Jai Ho Dr. Jhunjhunwala

    on Feb 25, 2010