When my 23 days old 'Maruti-800' car was stolen.
I had a big craze to purchase my first four-wheeler. Yet again today I shall relate a very interesting story that happened to me in 2003. Just as everyone wants a vehicle-I too had a great desire to purchase my first four-wheeler. In those days there was a big craze for "Maruti-800", especially for the people fitting into a lower-middle-class stature. I had a two-wheeler-"LML-Piaggio" and I had already driven Scooter for over two decades by then. It happened so that some of my colleagues in Delhi already had Maruti-800 and whenever there used to be any meeting or gathering of the Delhi team-I used to get very much fascinated at the sight of seeing my colleagues coming to the meetings in a car. Those days, having a car was perhaps a craze and fashion, especially in Delhi. I realized people found a special satisfaction after really showing off to their colleagues-with the stuff like intimate scents, mainly four-wheelers or even the motorcycles of the type like Royal-Enfield or Yazdi-which was also very popular those days.Read full story
Sales is superior but a hard career to pursue.
Most people think that salesperson selling means talking. But they don’t know that listening is the most important part of their job now. When Reps take the role of a curious student rather than the role of an informed expert, then they are much more inclined to engage their buyers. As sales associates, it is our job to ensure that our customers always remember us and never forget us. It is not the customer’s job to remember you. Sales are superior also because it is not about selling alone, but it is much more especially in building trust and educating our customers.Read full story
A drastic change of times from 1988 till May’2022.
My thought goes way back to 1988 when I was awarded the Gold Medal:. When I was just 27 years old and had appeared in my Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing and Sales Management (PGDMSM) by attending the evening management college in Ludhiana, covering this under Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan-which was then a renowned institute offering such a course. Those days, the MBA was not being conferred in most of the management colleges, as is happening still with some of the prestigious management institutes, having the lead role nowadays. The joyful news was that I had secured 70.50% marks cumulative in all the subjects and was adjudged topper. I remember those days around 32 years back; it was considered a very great achievement, and I was awarded the Gold Medal by the then Vice Chancellor-Prof. G S Randhawa of the Guru Nanak Dev University of Amritsar.Read full story
Rs. 70K fraudulently siphoned out from me online in less than 7 minutes.
Cyber fraud is very common nowadays. Beware of all those who try to cheat you or play as fraudsters. I also have been a victim of the same and am still bearing the brunt. In a very summarised form, the whole thing which happened to me has been jotted down here. It would absorb to read and help you understand what their actual Modus operandi remains?Read full story
"Joint Family" seems like an obsolete term amongst the present urban population.
Living in a joint family has certain advantages which the nuclear family does not provide. Most of the people in urban areas are living in a nuclear family setup, with certain exceptions. As per the data available, almost 16.1% of the urban population lives in a joint-family setup. This article mainly deals with the present-day scenario where the joint family concept is disappearing fast.Read full story
My school time friend-who cleared administrative services after becoming a Medicine Specialist.
Sometimes certain things get engraved deep into your mind. One such thing is the disturbing demise of my dearest friend, Deepak Mathu. I have already written about this earlier. Today, once again, I am scribbling down certain lines in his memory and wanted them to be shared by you all.Read full story
A Mindset Change-In Present Day Money Spending & Saving.
Balancing the money spending and saving.creativefinancialhelp. Gone are the earlier days when the person after getting his monthly salary would think of saving a few leftover amounts for the rainy days. Times have changed drastically and the spending of money has overtaken the process of saving the same. It is not only the expenditure that has been happening fast and immediately but it is also the mindset change that we have to spend it and not care for the saving at all. Somehow a western style of living has gone into each one of us to a greater extent. There may be people who for example from the 1960s onwards like the ones in my category-who might still have the conservative thinking of saving a few bucks here and there. But, by and large, the people have changed enormously especially the youth-in their spending behavior.Read full story
The Beauty Of Kashmir In My College Days Well Before The Mass Exodus.
The following is a detailed account of the sweet memories which I always carry with me and cherish whenever I am reminded of them from time to time. Read it and enjoy every moment. This is all about the nature’s beauty of Kashmir Valley before the Mass-Exodus of Kashmiri-Pandits.Read full story
Rest of Life to be the Best of Life in my Post-Retired Phase.
It is almost one complete year after retirement that I am scribbling down this brief. I had always this apprehension in my mind as to how it would be after retirement and What I would be facing after retirement? Now that some water has already flown through the bridge depicting the retirement milestone-I feel somewhat reassured and cool about the same word.Read full story
The unpredictable scenario of the World at present.
Science proved that the Universe is chaotic and unpredictable: - It is a confirmed thing that we live in a universe that is fully chaotic and unpredictable. This was scientifically proven in the mid-twentieth century. It further said that hidden deep within that chaos there are some set surprising patterns. If we are ever able to fully understand them, might lead to some deeper revelations. Below is the picture of this chaotic theory given by the scientists: -Read full story
“The Kashmir Files” is-a hard-hitting movie that has evoked hot debates and mass-response.
Kashmiri Pandits did not pick up the guns to protect themselves against the genocide but mass migrated from the valley (Their Motherland). It seemed that their agonies and torture would not be known to the people and would be carpeted very silently by the then authorities. But the pen was still mightier than the sword. Call it jingoistic if you may, but doesn’t the freedom of speech resides in the fact that all narratives must be heard? After thirty-two years of Exodus-an opportunity for the world to see the actual happenings and look it came in the form of such a brutally honest movie- “The Kashmir Files”.Read full story
Cryptocurrency-Basic Information For A Layman.
All of us listen so much about the cryptocurrency and its usage being done for the various transactions but we still don’t know the basics of this currency and how it is transacted and under which regulatory board or Exchange their indices are maintained. I thought let us discuss the simple basics of the same and try to understand what exactly it is and how it impacts the transactional market internationally. I shall be taking it up in two parts. In today’s part, we shall try to understand the basics and their functioning whereas in part two we shall be discussing the various cryptocurrencies being transacted internationally as per their cumulative market capital captured.Read full story