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Used to be short for Qayamat Se Qayamat Take , the 1988 Amir Khan film. Mysteriously co-opted by the SENSEX following Indian business community who now use the the acronym to stand for 'Quarter se Quarter tak' which means surviving from quarter to quarter. Could also stand for the short-term focus and the drive to maximize shareholder value at the cost of long-term strategic planning. So basically its QSQT when Kapitalism's invisible kai goes up the skirt of mother India and makes her myopic.


"Even as investors pummeled the stock back to its $14 listing price, Kalra in an interview stoically takes refuge in Bollywood-speak. “Life is QSQT … quarter se quarter take,” he says, using the popular acronym for the iconic romance film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (From Resurrection to Resurrection)."
Added 2013-04-27 by Dishoom Dishoom




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