Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Get booked for life
large turnout of politicians and celebrities at the recent launch of Vikram Sethís new book ĎTwo Livesí, is an indication of the increasing popularity of publishing. Every week you read about a book launch or book reading. Vikram Seth, Arundhati Roy, and Amitav Ghosh are today mobbed by fans as much as any film star. New books and Indian authors are the flavour of the day, as India takes its place in the international publishing world. In fact, India has rapidly turned into the prime source of academic literature on South Asia. India today exports books, periodicals and journals worth crores.

Sandeep Joshi

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Office stereotyping can be stifling
Amy Joyce
A few weeks ago, Neil French, a well-known advertising executive, told 300 people that women "donít make it to the top because they donít deserve to." He elaborated, saying that women are apt to "wimp out and go suckle something." Just about the same time, a new survey announced that gender stereotypes still exist in the workplace.

Conquer your career fears
Arvind Sharma

there something in your career that you really want, but you are afraid to go after it? We all experience fear at certain points in our career. Maybe, it is the new job we wanted to apply for, but were afraid we would not be chosen. Maybe, it is the new idea we wanted to propose, but were afraid it would be rejected.

Telephone interviews can be tricky
Amy Joyce

Oh, to be among the wanted. Thatís what many workers out there say when they hear friends or colleagues moaning that they donít know what to do when a recruiter ó or headhunter ó calls them at work to tell them about an exciting new job.

Keys for the boardroom!
Roopa Hegde

unspoken rules apply in the boardroom. Here are some of them to help you master the game. When it comes to the corporate workplace, thereís no place quite like the boardroom.

Career Hotline
Control air traffic
Pervin Malhotra

Q I have been working for a private airline for two-and-a-half years. I want to become an air traffic controller. How do I go about it? What courses can I do? Please help.