Friday morning, 31 May 2019, was ripe with promise for stock markets. Eight thousand steaming people had witnessed the new government being sworn in. People had braved traffic and human jams at the entry gate, multiple security checks and then the worst summer day that Delhi regularly throws at its people. A 40-degree humid evening turned the water bottles kept on every seat into a hot beverage. Friday morning messages and rumours pegged Amit Shah as the next finance minister (FM) taking the markets up sharply—the markets seemed to like the fact that Shah understood the stock market and owned just short of 250 stocks himself. But as names of different ministers were announced, the market threw a small temper tantrum when its expectations were not met. But we know that markets are manic depressive in the short term and soon enough rethink the tantrum as news gets digested. By Monday morning the markets were back to feeling happy with the world and India’s first full-time woman finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Indira Gandhi’s brief additional charge as FM in 1970-71 leading a $62 billion GDP does not compare with the challenge Sitharaman faces to take the almost $3 trillion economy to $5 trillion over her tenure.