On April 1, four years ago, piqued by the incessant jokes in the village at his expense, Bandu Barve decided he’d had enough. It was time for him to turn ‘smart’. His dead granny’s voice rang in his ears — “Read the papers, Bandya, they tell you all.”

So, off went Bandu to the stash of newspapers on his father’s desk. As luck would have it, the first paper Bandu got his hands on was The Hindu BusinessLine. The stock recos, in particular, had him in thrall. Soon Bandu metamorphosed into an ace investor and trader.

These days, Bandu picks five stocks each Sunday, which he believes will be blockbusters over the next week. Here’s your chance to match step with Bandu.

Guess the stock that will give the best return by next Friday (BSE prices). By this Wednesday noon , mail us your pick and its expected price rise to bandublockbuster@gmail.com with your name, mobile number and address. One lucky winner will get a prize of ₹2,000.

BANDU’S PICKS

Aegis Logistics

Laxmi Organic Industries

Shriram Transport Finance

Angel One

Bharat Forge

Last week's winning stock: Blue Star

Last week's winner: Rajathi N

Closing price (Ju1 15): ₹993.15

Closing price (Jul 22): ₹1,000

Return: 0.69 per cent

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