Super Mom! The Indian Working Woman.

Tags

, , , ,

In most urban families in India these days, it is fairly common to have multiple wage earners. There was a time, long ago, when the man of the house was considered the bread-winner and ladies generally stayed at home and looked after their families. Today, in India, 24 % of the work force is made up of women, 117 million of them. Most of them have children to look after even as they pursue their careers. They are truly Super Moms as they rush from place to place, balancing the demands of work and family as only they can.

Continue reading

Innovative Advertising

Tags

, , ,

I have been fascinated by the world of advertising for long. I admire the many innovations that advertisers come up with to share their message with their target audience.  After all the objective of advertising is to get the guy to buy the product.I remember reading with great interest “Ogilvy on Advertising” by David Ogilvy who was the long time guru of advertising.  Continue reading

Toughest Job Interview Questions

Tags

, , , , ,

Our country is in a paradoxical position. On the one hand, we have a huge reservoir of youth, perhaps more than anywhere else in the world. They say 65 % of India’s population is below the age of 35 and almost 50 % below 25 years. They have aspirations like never before mainly because of greater exposure thanks to TV and the media. Continue reading

How To Be Successful

Tags

, , ,

Interesting reading this. The principles look easy enough to follow but most things in life are easier said then done! This article speaks of the work done by journalist Napoleon Hill over the years researching what made people rich and successful, among them, most famously Andrew Carnegie, then the richest man in the world. Continue reading

“Like, I Like Your Like!”

Tags

,

Isn’t it interesting that some words seem to become fashionable in a manner of speaking and they are used till they are overused? The word “like” springs to mind. When I was a kid at school, we didn’t know the meaning of “love” or perhaps didn’t quite express our friendship with the other sex as being one involving love. The word that was commonly used was, ” like.”!  One often heard, “He likes her but she doesn’t like him back!!” Every culture has its own nuanced language. In our lingo of those faraway times, if the love (or like if you will) was reciprocated, it was said that “He got a ‘Yeah.” If, on the contrary, his overtures were spurned, he was said to have got “the chop!”

Continue reading

India Get Thrashed in Test Series versus England

Tags

, , , ,

The series of cricket Tests is over. India got thrashed by England once again bringing to the fore the many problems our much-vaunted super stars seem to have when playing cricket abroad. “Lions at home, lambs abroad” has been a phrase used for decades now to highlight how our batsmen who score heaps of runs in India flounder when they play in England, Australia or South Africa. Continue reading

Of Rekha, Sachin and the Rajya Sabha

Tags

, ,

The Rajya Sabha, India’s Upper House of Parliament is made up of 250 members. Most of these are elected by the political parties and are supposed to represent the various States of the country. It doesn’t matter even if you don’t live in a State, you can be their representative in the Rajya Sabha. Our former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh represented Assam for several terms in this manner. Continue reading

Tips for Career Success

Tags

,

I came across these articles which I thought I would share today as they include some important tips to help you achieve success in your career. In the first one, the phenomenon of “procrastination” is discussed. I have written about this myself here in this blog. We tend to put off things we don’t like doing. If I were to be invited to receive a prize for being the Best Blogger On Earth I would be there in seconds, but if you ask me to list all the bloggers who participated and analyse their writing styles, I might think of a million reasons why I shouldn’t do it, now, if at all. Continue reading

Where Does The State’s Responsibility End?

Tags

, ,

I am as relieved as anybody else that young Srikant Balaji is safe and sound, though perhaps a bit under the weather after his recent experience. In case you don’t know who he is, he was with a team from the Chennai Trekkers Club and got lost some 48 hours ago in the Western Ghats near Sakleshpur in Karnataka. The story made the headlines in many newspapers, which is how I came to know about it in the first place. There was the usual scrambling about amongst utter confusion at the start. People feared the missing boy may have fallen prey to wild animals, been captured by Naxalites or worse. His parents said the organisers of the trek had been less than transparent about details (perhaps because they didn’t know too much themselves) and as always there was pressure on the Government to mount a search for the missing young man. The Forest dept, the Police, and even the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) all got involved. The public waited as another human interest story played out in front of them. Continue reading

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,799 other followers