Friday, December 9

Interesting news...

Got to know that that per capita income of India has rose to over Rs. 54000/- in 2010 - 2011 against Rs. 18450/- in 2001-2002. This is an annual average of 12.8% per annum during this period.

Sunday, November 27

Kolaveri Di...

Ok guys.. so the whole India is dancing on "Kolaveri Di" . So let me at easeworks also share the lyrics for all of you, and make your monday happening..
Here is the video

yo boys i am singing song
soup song
flop song
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri dirhythm correct
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri dimaintain this
why this kolaveri..di

distance la moon-u moon-u
moon-u color-u white-u
white background night-u nigth-u
night-u color-u black-u

why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di

white skin-u girl-u girl-u
girl-u heart-u black-u
eyes-u eyes-u meet-u meet-u
my future dark

why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di

maama notes eduthuko
apdiye kaila sax eduthukopa pa paan pa pa paan pa pa paa pa pa paansariya vaasi
super maama ready
ready 1 2 3 4
whaa wat a change over maama
ok maama now tune change-u

kaila glass
only english..
hand la glass
glass la scotch
eyes-u full-aa tear-u
empty life-u
girl-u come-u
life reverse gear-u

lovvu lovvu oh my lovvu
you showed me bouv-u
cow-u cow-u holi cow-u
i want u hear now-u
god i m dying now-u
she is happy how-u
this song for soup boys-u
we dont have choice-u

why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di

Friday, October 14

Hyundai launched EON

Hyundai has launched EON, the latest in small car segment. With a strating price of 2.7 Lakh, its a direct competition with Alto of Maruti Suzuki. Lets see, if the car market gets hot with the latest entrant.

Tuesday, September 27

Business Awareness 2

As per 2011 census, what is India's population?121 Crore
As per Planning Commission, what is the per capita consumption limit to be considered poor in India.Rs. 32 in Urban India and Rs. 26 in Rural India

Business Awareness

Name the Chief Executive of UBS Ag Bank who resigned in the wake of an unauthorised trading scandal that surfaced in September 2011Oswald Grubel
Who has launched "Brio" - a low price compact car in September 2011Honda

Friday, September 9

Reverse Brain Drain

Saw this advertisement in today's Mint. This talks about a job fair in US for Indian jobs.. This is called changing times.

Thursday, September 8

Are we really so busy to be aware about happenings of our environment

I was talking to my friend, who is AVP in one of the leading KPOs, and I just told him about google buying out Motorola's phone division. I was surprised that he didn't know about it. He told me that he is too busy to check on news....

I faced this problem with students of MBA students, who were so much ignorant about current happenings, but i realised that same goes with experienced professionals as well, who are so ignorant about various happenings in our environment. Hence i decided to update the news updates on my blogs...

Hope, my blog readers get the value addition through these news updates.


Kyunki har ek friend zaroori hota hai

We have seen it, hymn it, we have exchanged different texts based on this advertisement. We all, OK.. almost all have identified with this ad.. and now there is some more details about how this campaign was created.

Today, Indian advertising is getting creative again, there are so many new advertisements being launched and all are very interesting. As of now, here is the link to a news article about two campaigns, Airtel, " har ek friend zaroori hota hai" and " Hum mein hain Hero" of Hero Moto Corp.

Click here to read the complete article about these two campaigns.

Saturday, May 21

Life is here... NOW...

“For just one second, look at your life and see how perfect it is. Stop looking for the next secret door that is going to lead you to your real life. Stop waiting. This is it: there’s nothing else. It’s here, and you’d better decide to enjoy it or you’re going to be miserable wherever you go, for the rest of your life, forever.”

— David Foster Wallace

Thursday, May 19

Dont stuck with Perseverance... Also Let Go...

A very nice article in today's Times of India, speaking tree section, written by Mr. P.V.Vaidyanathan. If you want, you can write him to his mail ID,

He talks about two major qualities of any human being "perseverance" and "letting go". A lot of times, because we are so attached to the subject, that its difficult for us to let go. We do not understand the importance of letting go. Also a lot of times, we do not understand the meaning of letting go. In this article, he has tried to make us realised that perseverance and letting go are not two different sides of the coin, but they both are required to succeed in life.

This article says that we need to follow perseverance for sure, but finally we don't need to stuck to that idea, if its not working. And this happens lots of time , life is a hit and trial. Unfortunately, GPS was not discovered before life... :) Hence we need to do our best, and after that just leave it to that higher one, universal power, who is there to steer our life. Though we can push the car of our life to our best, still once it starts, our driver ( that universal power) knows where it has to go.


Perseverance and letting go are both positive qualities that we all possess. However, despite their being life-enhancing qualities, these are often complementary and even antagonistic to each other, and need to be employed in sequence, and at the right time, rather than in isolation for us to achieve success, peace and harmony.

‘Try, try till you succeed’ is something we’ve all been taught in school. Success is 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration, we’re told, to highlight the importance of hard work. And work we must, for that is the very nature of life. Karma Yoga, as outlined in the Bhagavad Gita by Krishna speaks highly of work as a form of worship. Swami Vivekananda persuaded his followers to work ceaselessly till the goal is reached.

Success is determined by a combination of factors. Hard work is only one of them. Besides hard work, we also need talent, inspiration, creativity, luck and destiny. While most of us work hard, true success and joy come only to some, while most others have to remain content with whatever they get.

This brings us to the relationship between perseverance and letting go. Perseverance is the quality of sticking to one’s job and to one’s goals, come what may. Letting go, on the other hand, is exactly the opposite. It consists of putting one’s faith and trust in a higher power, whether we call it God or destiny, waiting patiently for results. While these two qualities may seem to be opposites they are, in fact, not so; they are complementary to each other.

Every venture, dream and project needs divine grace for its successful completion. Those who decline to believe in the power of the unknown are likely to continue struggling and will have to depend solely on their own efforts. They could meet with limited success, often hitting roadblocks which seem insurmountable or which drain away tremendous amounts of time, energy and money. The human mind and the ego are such that giving credit does not come easily. This is not only true where other people are concerned, but our mind and ego often do not even want to acknowledge the Power that runs the universe, day in and day out, without exception. Not wanting to give credit to God, destiny or fate, and wanting to corner all the praise is one reason why people find it difficult to let go and trust.

Hard work and perseverance are absolutely necessary, doubtless. But somewhere along the course, after having exhausted all human possibilities, one must learn to sit back, be detached from the outcome of our efforts, and hand over our endeavours to a higher power. How and when to do this is purely an intuitive or instinctive phenomenon. When we sincerely let go, not out of laziness, complacency and lethargy but after having done our very best, it is then that the process of life shifts to another plane, with the unseen hand coming into play. And the power or destiny works in myriad ways. A chance meeting, something overheard or read in the newspapers, the stirring of a memory, a different thought process, sudden release of funds that had dried up – something is likely to happen, which would put our work and project back on track.

When success becomes palpable, it is important to remember and acknowledge and give thanks to existence, without proudly proclaiming that everything was achieved only by our own perseverance.

source: timesofindia, dated, 19th May 2011

Wednesday, May 18

Jumping Juhi is insecure from her own assistant

Have you forgotten Juhi..

How can you?

She is the one and only HR DON.. Yes, HR don, because she feels that its only her.. and her that all should look upon when need arises. Though she doesn't know much about HR, but she got promoted to this position only because of her tenure and contacts within the organisation. GOD SAVE THE ORGANISATION.. & GOD SAVE JAGAN...

Jagan - Juhi's assistant.. From some time, Juhi is feeling that Jagan is getting more prominence in the organisation. And why not, its only Jagan who empathize with employees, its him who provide employee friendly solutions. He doesn't keep things lingering. He closes all issues on time. And thats why, most of the employees feel more comfortable with him. Anyways, Jagan is only an assistant manager - HR, and Juhi is Head HR.. Still she is getting insecure. Now thats really absurd. Isn't it.

But believe me, this is reality of many organisations, where people feel insecure of their subordinates and create blockages so the subordinate doesn't grow within the organisation. Unfortunately, they forget that one can hide a rose, but can not hide fragrance of a rose.

Jumping Juhi is an imaginary character. All her similarities to people around us is coincidental. Jumping Juhi is a light hearted series to portray work related scenarios in a fiction mode. The intention is not to malign anyone's image or to make fun of anybody.

Tuesday, May 17

Log on to Facebook or Twitter... Next HR interventions would be online

Yes... its increasing. What else we would have expected. I believe every month, we get one or the other news report stating the future of recruitment in the industry. Trend of hiring through social networking is increasing.

Facebook and Twitter are going to become next naukri or monster ? Its too early to say, but not impossible.

But is the industry ready for it? I am not sure. How many corporates have their pages on Facebook? How many HR fraternity members are really active on Twitter? We should be ready for the next wave of hiring. We should understand, that it takes time to build one's credibility on social networking sites as well. You just can not create your account on day one , and expect hoards of people flocking to your account by next day. It works differently. And HR fraternity needs to understand this and be prepared for the change.

How many companies provide access to social networking sites like facebook and twitter? Very few. Because of company policies, we can not afford to miss the bus. We, HR people need to make our management understand the importance of social networking sites. Its simple marketing. If my target audience is online, then why i should not be. I as a HR person, is selling my company's brand.. and i should do it where my target market is.

Ok.. If you say that you are a HR professional who is not into recruitments, and hencec these online trends doesn't bother you. Think twice... Online employee engagement may not be a well heard term as of now, but pretty soon it would be. In today's time, we talk about work life balance. We know that if a person is not leading a happy personal life, he would not be able to contribute to professional life. We also talk about engaging not just employees but also families.

All these and other initiatives can be supported with facebook or twitter. For any HR intervention to be successful, there needs to be buy in of the employees. Fortunately facebook and twitter are tools, which already have buyin of employees.. We just need to go online, and start engaging these guys.. Share latest happenings of your company.. Share birthday wishes.. Celebrate family occassions online.. I am sure, it would not only make your employee feel proud when on his facebook wall, he has birthday wishes from his company. But it would also help company creating better brand. Its improving your EVP(employee value proposition). Its creating your employer brand.

Ok ... so here is a mean tip... for all those mean HR guys.. Its also easy to keep a tab on the happenings of employees' life outside office... (dont take it too seriously..if your employees get to know of your mean intentions... your initiatives would back fire).

You can also read the article published in Economic Times today which talks about the hiring trends through facebook and twitter.

Monday, May 9

Life Skills.. Whats It?

Skills means, ability to do something well; an expertise...

Life Skills means, ability to live well... That's what we need to learn in today's world. In today's competitive world, its not just the classroom teaching which would help us in achieving our dreams and goals. Its something extra, and that extra is provided by the life skills training.

Life skills, can be a very subjective topic. It can be pretty vague, with everyone defining it as per his or her own convenience. To avoid such ambiguity, we can refer to skills defined by UNICEF as life skills.

Relevance of life skills training is for all sections of society and for all age groups. Special emphasize is being given on life skills training of students, starting from school till the higher or professional education level.

Life Skills are also been seen as "Employability Skills". And the education sector as well as industry has realized the importance of life skills or employability skills for their employees.

I believe, in coming recent years, life skills or employability skills is one sector, which is of great importance to all of us, and thats why I am trying to contribute in this field.... lets explore life skills together... lets learn to live well...

Monday, April 11

Career mistakes to avoid

One wrong step at the workplace can put a brake on your ambitions. Here’s how to avert professional disasters. Whether you've snagged your first job or shifted to a new one recently, you need to follow work etiquette. For, a wrong word or a shoddy presentation may be akin to committing a career hara-kiri. Here are the habits and attitudes that are a strict no-no.

1 I don’t need to be punctual: Timing is essential. You're a professional now and a 'sorry, my brother spilt milk over my homework' excuse isn't going to work. Your assignment should be finished before the deadline, with enough time to spare, so that you can polish it. Unlike college, a 'C' grade-even once-does matter. If you disappoint your seniors, getting another chance is tough. If your office doesn't run on a 9-to-5 schedule, ensure that you have a fixed time for coming in and leaving, so you can be available during those hours.

2 I want everything, now: Instant gratification may be your buzzword, but it's not going to work at office. You cannot accumulate five years worth of experience in one year, nor can you get the hefty salaries your senior colleagues do. You will only get what your employers believe you're worth. "In the initial stages, don't mix career and money. Your priority should be the job profile based on your capabilities, which will help you hone your skills and grow. Once you're established, the money will come," says Nidhi Gaur, head, HR, Wiley India. Just putting in your best may not be enough. Your efforts will also have to be fruitful. "If you expect more compensation, the worth of the individual should increase along with the cost," says Sunil Goel, CEO, GlobalHunt, an HR firm.

3 This is all I’m going to do: If you stick rigidly to your job description, you may miss out on opportunities to be noticed. Take up tasks beyond the routine ones, especially those that can demonstrate your untapped talents. This also proves that you're willing to take initiative. If you are new, you may get saddled with jobs that others don't want or hours nobody else is willing to put in. If you grumble at being given extra work, it may put off your superiors.

4 I’m the only one who made it a success: No man is an island, especially not in crowded cubicles. In an office, you need to work as a team. If you do well, give credit where it's due, especially to your juniors. Even if you don't get along with someone, be polite. There's no place for anger or tantrums at the workplace. Remember, your electronic mails are being sent through your employer's server, so badmouthing someone on mail or chats in the office could lead to an embarrassing fiasco.

5 What’s a network? Even a genius could hit a roadblock. This is when your network of peers will come to your rescue as you can take their advice. It also helps you stay abreast of the latest issues in your field. Keep in touch with college mates, mingle during conferences and functions, and join a professional networking site.

6 I know everything there is to know: No job is secure forever. The business landscape is changing constantly and if you don't want to be a dinosaur, you'll have to upgrade your skills regularly. You need to stay on a par with colleagues and others vying for your job. Don't expect past accomplishments to suffice. Learn constantly, especially from your mistakes. If a senior corrects you, don't sulk or complain. You'll not only exasperate your boss, but end up repeating your mistake.

7 I’m irreplaceable, I deserve that promotion: If you believe you are the only one who can do the job right, back your conviction with accomplishments. Before you jump at the chance to be promoted, ask yourself: am I prepared for it? A promotion not only means more professional responsibilities, but also changes in personal life. Make sure you are ready to shoulder these. If you aren't, the step may backfire and destroy chances of future promotions. Don't promise to get something done without ensuring that it is achievable.

News Article in Times of India, on 11th April 2011 by Namrata Dadwal

Thursday, March 3

Lets be "Me"....

When I was a kid, my mother always used to tell me to become like my cousin, who is more intelligent then me. When I started my school, my sports teacher wants me to be like Sachin and excel in cricket. When I joined college, I was always given examples of my other school friends who have joined better institutes. Even now, I am always been told about the success stories of my family members who are outside India.

But I am a Success… in my own eyes. And I know I am living my life… ok.. Trying to live my life. But I am sure not just spending time on earth and wasting the wonderful years. I am learning from each moment and growing my horizons.

The below article in today’s Times of India encourage individualism, being Unique. That’s what I have been celebrating since long.. being unique, being ME…… and believe me it’s great feeling to be “ME”.

If you pause for a moment to consider that there never has been nor will there ever be anyone else exactly like you, you will know why being yourself is more important than anything else; and you will be able to sidestep the very commonly prevalent fear or pressure that traps us into blind conformity.

The opposite of courage in our society, psychologist Rollo May said, is not cowardice; it is conformity.

Being inspired by someone and learning from their example is wonderful; but if we were supposed to be exactly like that someone, we would have been created with all of her personal qualities, also circumstances, potential, limitations too. Instead, each of us is born into a specific time and place, with a unique combination of a certain set of talents, and the potential to add or enhance all that, in order to fulfil our individual mission in life.

We have all been taught to measure ourselves against the example of other, greater, more successful beings. We are inspired by them and want to follow their example…but we can become so obsessed with the need to live like someone else, look, teach, grow successful and become rich like someone else, that before we know it, we cease to be ourselves.

In the film The Legend of Bagger Vance, Bagger Vance volunteers to be caddy for the has-been, written-off golfer Junuh in an important tournament. At a pivotal point in the movie, he tells the indifferent player, "Inside each and every one of us is our one true authentic swing. Something we were born with. Something that's ours and ours alone. Something that can't be learned. Something that's got to be remembered." It suggests finding our authentic self, our special place in the world, our special way of doing things, our special things to do, that absolutely no one else can.

Once, an old Hassidic story goes, the great teacher Zusia came to his followers, his eyes were red with tears, and his face was pale with fear.

"Zusia, what's the matter? You look frightened!" "The other day, i had a vision. In it, i learned of the question that the angels will ask me when i stand at the Gates of Heaven."

The followers were puzzled. "Zusia, you are pious. You are scholarly and humble. You have helped so many of us. What question about your life could be so terrifying that you would be frightened to answer it?" Zusia turned his gaze to heaven. "I have learned that the angels will not ask me, 'Why weren't you a Moses, leading your people out of slavery?'" His followers persisted. "So, what will they ask you?" "And i have learned," Zusia sighed, "that the angels will not ask me, 'Why weren't you a Joshua, leading your people into the Promised Land?'" His worried followers demanded, "But what will they ask you?" "They will say to me, 'Zusia, there was only one thing that no power of heaven or earth could have prevented you from becoming.' They will say, 'Zusia, why weren't you Zusia?'"

Of course you should be inspired by the examples of others and let their lives motivate you to reach your fullest potential; but ultimately you must become the best [place your own name here] possible. Or, as Oscar Wilde quipped: Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
Source: Times Of India , Dated 3rd March 2011

Monday, February 7

Know Yourself - Workshop

“Know Yourself” workshop was conducted at Rai Business School by Jeevan Deep Sehgal. The workshop was attended by more than 75 MBA students. The workshop started by asking all participants to sing a song from movie Rangeela, which helped not only in involving all participants but also helped in creating the impression that the concept like self awareness is not something very difficult or alien to day to day life. Importance of self awareness has been discussed so many times, at various occasions, even in the movie songs.

“ME THE STAR”, activity encouraged participants to think about their strengths and the reasons why they feel it as strengths. It also asked participants to reflect on various positive situations of their life and the various achievements. This helped all participants in affirming their individual positive image. Importance of Self esteem and positive thinking was also discussed in the workshop.

Various ways to build self awareness was discussed. “Challenge Rancho” was another activity to help participants in goal formation. Various statements and questions helped participants in understanding the present life state and where they would like to see themselves in ten years.

Different types of personality were discussed to provide better clarity on differences in various individuals. The session end with question answer round where students clarified their doubts.

Wednesday, February 2

employees get showered with Money @ LG

I was definitely amused by this news article in today's ET "LG Electronics gives 200% and 700% of basic salaries to employees"

LG knows how to motivate its employees, and it motivates big time.With the announcement of the bonus which can be upto 700% of the basic salary of employees, LG has also informed the market about its own performance. I must appreciate COO, YV Verma for the employee friendly policies of LG.

This bonus includes the following

  • Two half-yearly performance incentives,
  • Diwali bonus,
  • Post-Diwali bonus,
  • LG Birthday Bonus and
  • Retention Bonus
Believing in the motto, "life's good", LG paid bonus even during recession when other companies did not pay. I am sure, this small act of paying bonus irrespective of the market growth won loyalty of employees, which is not so easy to earn. I would definitely say, Happy employees make happy companies. And LG cares about happiness of its employees.

In india, the monetary rewards still score much more than non monetary rewards. Any day, employees would love to get hard cash instead of a fully paid trip to Malaysia or Thailand. Traditional indian values of saving money, is still not forgotten by all. And even employees who love to spend, gets satisfaction by spending money themselves, rather than just getting something for free.

One more good thing about LG is not only appreciating the results but also the risk taking abilities of the employees, and taking up challenging initiatives.


Tuesday, January 11

Indian teacher introduces kabaddi to US classroom

Houston: An Indian school teacher has brought his country’s culture into the classrooms of American students by introducing kabaddi.

Ajaykumar Nair, who teaches English language and literature, has come to Johnsburg, a town with a population of 2,450 in the mountains of the Adirondacks, on a six-month-long Fullbright Teacher Exchange grant programme.

In his class, the students, a mix of sophomores, juniors and seniors at Johnsburg Central School, remove their shoes, watch their instructor and try to grab the rules of kabaddi, a popular team sport in India.

Students were advised to play barefoot to gain better traction on the gym floor.

Since September, the students have also taken an elective on Indian culture, which has introduced them to literature, music, dance, food and games of the country.

This is Nair’s first visit to the US. He has been introduced to Italian food, football and snow.

While Nair said his experience in Johnsburg has been positive, the hardest adjustment has been to the weather.

“I was lucky that I came here. This community at Johnsburg has been very good.
They are my family now. When I leave, I will miss them,” said Nair.

Nair will be here till January 28, after which will return to India.

“It’s been great getting to know him as a person,” Kevin Connor, a senior taking the course in Indian culture, said of Nair.

“Getting to learn the Indian culture and food has been amazing,” he added. PTI

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