Living on the edge
Usha Albuquerque
Army recruiting centers were clogged and the Emergency Commission oversubscribed on just one call by the PM in the wake of Chinese invasion of India in 1962. The country needs its youth now more than ever before. Go on, join the paramilitary forces and defend the honour of the motherland

New boss, new challenges
A change in leadership may be discomforting in the beginning but can open several new avenues. Tips on forging a rapport with the new head honcho
YOU have developed an excellent rapport and amicable working relationship with your present boss. You know him every inch. One morning, you learn that he has moved and you have a brand new manager. Suddenly, your comfort zone is insecure. You are on the defensive. You feel unsettled, apprehensive that he will shatter your safe position and schedule.

Sandeep Joshi

This is not what “going up the ladder professionally” means!

Career Hotline
It’s the right course
Q. I have done B.Sc (PCM) and want to do M.A. in math and after that Ph.D. Is it right? Please tell me about job choices in this field?
— Parul Nanda
A. You don’t realise how lucky you are! For most numerically-challenged, math-phobic mortals like us, number-crunching math wizards like you seem to belong to a different galaxy altogether.

MP3 player, blog in kids’ dictionary
THE monarch along with the empire is on its way out, taking the bishop, the chapel and carol along. A children’s dictionary has replaced these words with ‘in’ expressions like blog, broadband, MP3 player, voicemail, chatroom and attachment! Oxford University Press (OUP), publishers of the 10,000-word “Junior Dictionary”, says the changes have been made to reflect the fact that Britain is a modern, multicultural, multifaith society, the Telegraph reported. “When you look back at older versions of dictionaries, there were lots of examples of flowers for instance.

No child’s play this!
Animation films may make you laugh but loads of hard work goes on behind the scenes. If you are ready for grueling work, an animation career can be creatively & financially satisfying. Team Jobs & Careers explores options

ENGINEERS at the University of Utah say that they have created a wireless car key that can prevent teen drivers from using their cell phones while driving. The researchers have named their innovation ‘Key2SafeDriving technology’.

Food for Thought
Obesity may depend on neighbourhood!

AN affluent neighbourhood may play a protective role against obesity for older men and women, says a new study, which found that being fat later in life may depend upon the characteristics of a person’s neighbourhood.

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