Wednesday, December 8, 2004

Music, multi-media & moolah
Music is no longer regarded as a soft career option. It is a highly specialised field with myriad openings in recording companies, the film industry, TV channels, song writing and production, marketing and technology, writes Biswajiban Sharma
career in music? Most people will find the notion ludicrous despite the success stories that keep doing the rounds. Is music not something you pursue in school for sheer pleasure for want of a better extra-curricular activity? Is music not a great hobby to dabble in, but too flippant a career choice? Even those who subsist on music have been at some point skeptical about whether they could eke out a living.

Corporate Chat
woman of many parts, Dr Deepti Omchery Bhalla is a singer, dancer and an author. Proficient in both Carnatic and Hindustani classical music, Natya Ratna Dr Bhalla is presently the Associate Professor in Carnatic Music at the Faculty of Music and Fine Arts, University of Delhi.

Fat chance in fitness field
Usha Albuquerque
END..two..three..four! Stretch your arms out wide Ö". Health and fitness exercises on TV are now so commonplace that you donít have to ask for Jane Fonda! Getting into shape at the gym! Doing workouts, sweating it out on the tennis court or the golf course. This is the mantra of the modern generation. And now seeing pictures in business magazines of Anil Ambani jogging down Rajpath, exercising has a high profile too.

Biomedical engineering beckons
Q I am in the pre-final year B.Tech (Bio-med). Could you please tell me the scope of biomedical engineering?
A As a bioengineer or a biomedical engineer, as you may sometimes be called, you will apply mathematical and scientific principles to design, develop and evaluate biological and health systems and products such as instrumentation, diagnostic aids, life-support systems, medical info systems, implants, artificial organs, prosthetics and orthotic devices, health management and healthcare delivery systems and medical information systems.