This is how I analyzed. He took around 20 trades in a month, so no over trading or under trading. He applied proper risk management and adhered to the stop losses. That is perfectly fine and right way to trade. Only thing missing was the big profit. Okay, that is fine too because we can always work on that.
Now apart from these, the one thing that stood out was the cost involved in trading. He made the profit of around 30 points at the end of the month but after deducting different taxes per trade the net result was loss. Then I added another column of taxes involved in option trading and to the pleasant surprise the ultimate result was net profit, imagining he traded the same way Index Options too. I excluded brokerage cost because I felt it is negligible nowadays.
So this is how the day trading Index Options makes the difference in overall profitability. Now multiply it with number of lots that you wish to trade. I trade 10 lots of Index Options and if the same kind of profit I multiply with 10 lots, this little profit of 30 points can turn into Rs. 18K. In India, it is a big amount as most of young college grads strive for it as a monthly income.
Think about it if you are still trading Futures. Switching to Option trading might make you profitable if you trade it correct way.