into the Railways
hasn’t travelled on a train in India without feeling a sense of awe at
the enormity of a system that connects places and people with an
efficiency not normally associated with things Indian. If one were to be
further informed that this is the second largest system in the world
under one management, and that it carries 13 million passengers and 2
million tonnes of freight every day through over 63,000 route kilometres
and more than 7,000 stations, it would reinforce this feeling. Indian
Railways is the artery of India’s growth and existence. People from
Dimapur in Nagaland in the Far East can travel to Amritsar in the
North-West, while pilgrims from Kanyakumari at the southern most tip of
India can pray at the Amarnath shrine in the Himalayas.
Sir, he says he is ready to join our Antarctica branch without any special allowance.
job titles are a sign of the times
something or other. Senior
blah blah blah. Director for the whatever region. Vice-president of lots
of stuff. It used to be much more
common that titles meant the same thing across industries. You knew
where a vice-president stood. Or a director. But now we've got titles
for everything, and some things that don't really exist. Just spend a
few more years on the job and watch that title grow.
education an evergreen choice
prospect of an overseas
education has always fascinated Indian students and the incentives that
are being offered by all major universities across the world have given
the Indian youth a wide range of options in terms of courses,
universities as well as the choice of countries. At a time when studying
as well as getting a good job in India is becoming more and more
difficult because of the quota system and immense competition, the
number of students migrating to countries like the USA, UK, Australia,
Canada and New Zealand is increasing every year.
UK lawyers set to share work experiences
the first signal of Indian law firms getting ready for global
competition, lawyers from India will sign a pact with their British
counterparts to share experiences, exchange information and impart
thinking aids right career choices
Hill’s book ‘Think And
Grow Rich’ makes a lot of practical sense. Thinking
is one of the hardest things in the world to do. In many cases, disorder
is the only order that prevails in the mind. Disorder
leads to inefficiency and wrong judgement in choice of career, sour
equations in office and verbal blunders in interviews.
sector to be short of 45,000 docs by 2012
healthcare industry of India will face a shortage of 45,000 doctors by
2012 and 3,50,000 nurses for primary and secondary care by 2015, with
quality of services offered by the sector expected to deteriorate
further, industry body Ficci has said.
IT professionals get bored easily, want quick jumps
information technology professionals are restless, get easily bored and
want to go up the ladder quickly without becoming experts, says a senior
official of Infosys and human resources management specialist.
Bits & bytes
to transfer 2,900 BPO employees
UK-based insurance giant
Aviva plans to transfer 2,900 employees from its third party BPO
partners, EXL and WNS, to its own offshore division - Aviva Global
Services (AGS), in the current calendar year, a company executive
said in Bangalore recently.
Q I am currently in Class
XII (PCB). I wish to pursue my career in ayurvedic medicine. Can you
please tell me which institutions offer a course in BAMS?