After the overwhelming response & a “Full House” to our event – Theatre Night – on 22nd September, to ring in the festive flavor of the season, FIPHK put together another “Double Bill” of the year “MOCK STOCK & SWARANJALI” on 06th October.


Scenarios such as Geo-Politics exacerbated by the twitter-in-chief, disagreements on the existing international trade agreements and natural events, continuously impact commerce, trade and businesses worldwide leading to volatility in global markets and currencies.

All these and more of such scenarios had our members and guests play out a real time simulation of the global stock markets, mirroring real events while investing and managing a virtual portfolio.

The simulation game was prepared and presented by Ambar Taneja. An in-house team led by Chandan Gupta worked with Ambar to bring to our members & guests this unique game.

5 trading days, choice of 16 stocks, Gold and Cash to invest, notional starting capital of US$1 million given to each team…

One initial “Financial State of the World” presented along with initial prices, ability to trade every day for 5 days with 7 trades allowed on Monday to assist in building a portfolio position.

 Working around these guidelines each team built their virtual portfolio, traded and managed it. It tested their gut, acumen and skill. The competition was fierce and everyone enjoyed the game.

         The winning team with the best valued portfolio at the end of the game.

One of the signature events of FIPHK made a comeback his year and what a comeback it was. The singers kept the audience totally mesmerized with their foot tapping music. From Ghazals to R.D Burman songs, the evening was packed with melody.

 A big thank you to our singers Piyali Banerjee, Mahashweta, Aharna Sutradhar, Raju Buxani, Ashis Ganguly and Narayanmurthy for the melodious evening. The top notch music system and the very gifted duo of instrumental artists on the synthesizer & the drums, all put together made it a magical evening. A special mention goes to Neil Chaudhary for his contribution in getting together the singers and the instrumentalists.

The highlight of the evening was the sensational singing from the 13 year old Aharna, who sang beautifully & with maturity, from classical to pop.

As Plato said, “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”

Some glimpses…




Overall, it turned out to be an all-out fun filled evening for everyone. An evening which uplifted the spirits of every attendee with an exciting game, delectable Indian cuisine, Sweets and Indian music while being surrounded by our members, friends and family. More importantly this was yet another opportunity to meet, bond and enjoy our unique identity as Indian Professionals in Hong Kong.