The mutual fund structure is relatively safe. The actual assets (shares, etc) are held by different legal entity and managed by different entity. The new regulations means brokers can't hold it on your behalf with the fund house. It has to be held in your name.
To be more safe you can have the mutual fund units in your demat account so you are more sure.
Unless the company is publicly traded or will be publicly traded within 24 months, OR unless you are offered enough equity to demand a seat on the board...
...the shares have a value of 0.
You have a market value. Demand it in cash.
No; it's not prudent resolution.
Don't put all your eggs in one basket
You should not put all your efforts and resources into a single stream of income; you should diversify so as to reduce the risk of potentially losing everything.
Well this is not financial advice.
I can provide you my prespective, the FD on indian banks is used to loan out to other people, but due to current NPA problem people are slowling loosing confidence on banking system, your question also came after facing the same fact.
You should move your savings to liquid funds as they are very liquid which means the ...
Thanks to @SSpring in comments adr.com, which is owned by Morgan Stanley so relatively reputable, states that the multiplier is 5:
Ratio (DR/underlying)1 : 5
this means the ratio of the DR (depositary receipt) to the underlying (the Indian Tata Motors shares) is 1:5. This fits with your analysis since 5 * $2.5 is approximately $12. The "approximately" is ...