New-age entrepreneur: young, dynamic and successful
would you do if you were all of 28 years, a high-flying marketing
manager in a multinational and single? Would you be putting in that
extra bit to reach the top of the corporate ladder? If the answer is
yes, you are a conventional corporate animal. According to the new
management jargon, your next step would be to become a dynamic
entrepreneur. Today, the concept of success has altered so
dramatically that attaining the numero uno spot in
an office is not necessarily the done thing among young
B-school grads. They are changing track and venturing
where few have gone before. Take the case of Marya Gaurav,
the chairman of Franchise India Holding Limited.
The 29-year-old electronics engineering student of D.Y.
Patil Engineering College, Pune, first set up Career
Consultants, the first of its kind registered firm that
guided students to seek admissions in various engineering
from a Bengali rasoi
Bengali food is not
just about a thali of rice or bowl of fish. Food is an
important part of Bengali culture and a leisurely meal of many
items, which requires long hours of labour and ingenuity in the
kitchen tells an interesting tale of the lifestyle of the
Bengalis. Fish, of course, is the main course and a meal without
it is just unthinkable.
nemesis: Jhum and mines
limestone quarrying and coal mining are ruining the ecology of
Meghalaya hills. The majestic mountains are in a shambles and
the forest canopy lies in tatters. One
of the primary threats to the forests is jhum (shifting
cultivation), the practice of clearing land and cultivating it
for a short period of time, until the soil is depleted, and then
abandoning it and clearing more land for cultivation.
without royal trappings
Trilochan Singh Trewn
privileged for having had a direct dialogue with the
bicycle-riding monarch of Sweden I am tempted to repeat it,
before writing about Stockholm. It
was late in afternoon when I contacted the librarian Ms Ivanson
of the Bibliotek library close to the royal palace.
Down memory lane
Learning a lesson called life in a poet’s school
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high.
seems that Rabindranath Tagore had the vision of Santiniketan in his
mind when he composed these lines. For he created in Santiniketan and
Visva Bharati University a sanctuary of freedom and promised its
students freedom from fear and fanaticism, from the ugliness of heart
A face in the crowd
years ago, Divya Dutta took the train from Ludhiana for a
three-month acting course in Mumbai and landed a role in Train
to Pakistan. Playing a 16-year-old crooner-dancer who
entertains older men, she bagged a nomination for the best
supporting actress in the national awards.