Archive for December, 2010

FMCG preferred by B-School students

Posted by admin On December - 28 - 2010

FMCG preferred by B-School studentsAccording to a latest study by the Nielsen Company, more than half of fresh MBAs graduating in 2011 from the leading management schools of India would like to work in the FMCG sector.

The Nielsen Campus Track B School Survey also suggested that Google become the employer with the strongest image among the students ahead of Tata Administrative Services, Hindustan Unilever, P&G, and McKinsey.

From in.finance.yahoo.com:

The fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector is the choice for 54 per cent of 860 students graduating in 2011 from 30 of India’s leading management institutes, including the various IIMs, the report said.

According to the survey the other areas that the students preferred after FMCG are management consulting, investment banks, oil and energy and foreign banks.

Oil and energy, diversified conglomerates and the automobile sector have entered the top ten, edging out financial institutions, entertainment and media and Indian banks which were previously on the top 10 list, it said.

The survey gauges students’ perceptions of companies and their considerations as they evaluate prospective employers.

“A diversification of sectoral preference, coupled with a resurgence of sectors like management consulting and investment banking companies is symptomatic of greater optimism within the prospective talent pool,” The Nielsen Company, Executive Director, Surekha Poddar said.

The B school students are also expecting better salaries up to an average of Rs 16 lakh annually, which is higher by Rs one lakh from last year, as per the survey.

Twitter and Facebook help people gather in forums

Posted by admin On December - 22 - 2010

Twitter and Facebook help people gather in forumsIndividuals from Asia, Europe, and Latin America have joined hands through Twitter and Facebook to introduce ”Jana Sanskriti”, a forum of people’s theatre, to give voice to the economically oppressed.

Last week 138 of them converged to attend a theatre festival of the ”Jana Sanskriti” where performances staged centered on themes ranging from sexual harassment to domestic violence to communal harmony and environmental perils.

From in.news.yahoo.com:

Two participants, Heman and Shela from Germany, told PTI that they had participated in a five-day workshop at Badu village for the ”Good vs evil” puppet show at the festival, drawn from Indian mythology.

“Despite not understanding the lyrics, the beat and rhythm of the show are so beautiful that we had no difficulty in matching steps with our rural artiste friends,” the two said.

They said that the colourful puppet show, which symbolised the vanquishing of demon ”Mahisasura”, had been derived from puppet motiffs from an anti-Nazi rally organised in Frankfurt recently.

They said the large puppets were brought from Germany and their costumes hand-crafted here. “It proves people’s art has no barriers.”

A patron of the movement, celebrated percussionist Tanmoy Bose said he believed there should be positive vibes between the artistes and the audience in performing arts in the people’s domain.

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Youth development quotations for one and all

Posted by admin On December - 18 - 2010

Youth development quotations for one and allIf you have been searching for youth development quotes, you have arrived at the right place. These inspiring quotes will help you make a big difference in the world of youth development and prosperity in no time.

The elective system offered a bewildering freedom of choice, leaving some graduates with the impression that they had nibbled at dozens of canapés of knowledge and never had their fill.  – Ted Morgan

Standardization is the fertilizer of college education.  A little may be useful, but flowers do not grow in pure manure.  – Martin H. Fischer

A university is a college with a stadium seating over 40,000.  – Leonard L. Levinson

Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon.  A happiness weapon.  A beauty bomb.  And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one.  It would explode high in the air – explode softly – and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air.  Floating down to earth – boxes of Crayolas.  And we wouldn’t go cheap, either – not little boxes of eight.  Boxes of sixty-four, with the sharpener built right in.  With silver and gold and copper, magenta and peach and lime, amber and umber and all the rest.  And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination.  – Robert Fulghum

To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature.  Most persons do not see the sun.  At least they have a very superficial seeing.  The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and heart of the child.  The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other; who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood.  – Ralph Waldo Emerson

The quality of a university is measured more by the kind of student it turns out than the kind it takes in.  – Robert J. Kibbee

How motivation can bring out the best in you

Posted by admin On December - 17 - 2010

How motivation can bring out the best in youWhen it comes to handling tough times, inspiration can make all the difference. It is for this very reason that we have compiled some of the best success quotes for business managers and executives.

Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile. – Gary Ryan Blair

To think that the new economy is over is like somebody in London in 1830 saying the entire industrial revolution is over because some textile manufacturers in Manchester went broke. – Alvin Toffler

We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects. – Alexis de Tocqueville

What we actually learn, from any given set of circumstances, determines whether we become increasingly powerless or more powerful. – Blaine Lee

Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body – the producers and consumers themselves. – Herbert Hoover

For a lot of people, the weekly paycheck is “take-home pay” because home is the only place they can afford to go with it. – Charles A. Jaffe

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible. – T. E. Lawrence

Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living. – Anais Nin

There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else. – Sam Walton

Indian Army trained by Microsoft to bag corporate jobs

Posted by admin On December - 11 - 2010

Indian Army trained by Microsoft to bag corporate jobsThe Indian Army has launched a vocational training program in association with global software maker Microsoft Corporation in one of the largest exercises to reskill employees in the country.

This step by the Indian Army will equip over a million jawans with viable skills for a second career when they retire from service.

From Economictimes.indiatimes.com:

The initiatives are clubbed under the umbrella Project ‘Samarth’, meaning capable, which has a number of subsidiary projects under it. One such initiative is Project Kshamta designed by Microsoft which offers basic IT training skills through an initial network of 1000 master trainers.

“The training module created by Microsoft is backed by certification from reputed institutions such as Educomp and arrangements are also being made to help individuals secure a job post retirement”, said Chandan Lal, Director Projects, Army Headquarters.

The reskilling is part of an overall initiative to improve employability of junior army personnel who have limited options post retirement and largely end up with jobs in areas such as security services, as they lack soft skills, English language ability and have little knowledge of information technology.

The majority of Indian jawans retire below age 40, leaving them with at least twenty more years of gainful employment.

It is worthwhile to note that a majority of Indian jawans retire below age 40, leaving them with at least twenty more years of gainful employment.

Pakistani Cyber Army hacks CBI Website

Posted by admin On December - 9 - 2010

Pakistani Cyber Army hacks CBI WebsiteA group identifying itself as the ‘Pakistani Cyber Army’ has hacked the website of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and also claims to have hacked the server of the National Informatics Centre (NIC) website.

CBI confirmed that its website was hacked and that they had no idea who was behind this cyber attack.

From Beta.in.news.yahoo.com:

A CBI official told IANS Saturday: ‘Our website was hacked last (Friday) night by unidentified hackers. They had posted a message which read ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ there. Although, our website is not hacked often but now that it has happened, a meeting is being held in a couple of hours and we will decide the due course of action. As of now, we have no idea who is behind this.’

While the banner and index of the website, which was hacked Friday night, is intact, the group has posted a message, mocking India’s premier investigating agency. The website was down Saturday morning as well.

The message read: ‘This attempt is in response to the Pakistani websites hacked by ‘Indian Cyber Army’. We told u before too…we are sleeping but not dead.’

Pakistani Cyber Army also said that they had hacked into the root server of the National Informatics Centre (NIC), which maintains most of the government websites.

See brighter side of life with inspiration

Posted by admin On December - 2 - 2010

See brighter side of life with inspirationWhen it comes to experiencing the brighter side of life, there is not anything better than inspiration. This is the only reason why we have come up with the idea of collecting world’s best motivational quotes for your interests.

I am often accused of being childish.  I prefer to interpret that as child-like.  I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things.  I tend to exaggerate and fantasize and embellish.  I still listen to instinctual urges.  I play with leaves.  I skip down the street and run against the wind.  I never water my garden without soaking myself.  It has been after such times of joy that I have achieved my greatest creativity and produced my best work. – Leo F. Buscaglia, Bus 9 to Paradise

The elective system offered a bewildering freedom of choice, leaving some graduates with the impression that they had nibbled at dozens of canapés of knowledge and never had their fill.  – Ted Morgan

Standardization is the fertilizer of college education.  A little may be useful, but flowers do not grow in pure manure.  – Martin H. Fischer

A university is a college with a stadium seating over 40,000. - Leonard L. Levinson

The quality of a university is measured more by the kind of student it turns out than the kind it takes in.  – Robert J. Kibbee

Happy is he who still loves something he loved in the nursery:  He has not been broken in two by time; he is not two men, but one, and he has saved not only his soul but his life. - G.K. Chesterton

There are children playing in the streets who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago. - J. Robert Oppenheimer

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