I did my Chartered Accountant articleship at Hamam Street in Mumbai, the lane be hind Jeejeebhoy Towers, three decades back. I could hear the noise from the trading ring many a times in my office. Naturally, the noise and possibility to make quick money attracted me to the stock market.
It was a Wild West with vocabulary like company circle buying, vandho (dispute), payment crisis, galo (gap/difference), patavat (settlement) being part of official lexicon. Might was right.
Bulls and Bears were making money, while retail was slaughtered.
Inevitably, I rode a roller.....