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Aircraft Maintenance

Love at first flight Aircraft maintenance Engineering Does the roar of an airplane soaring in the blue skies get u all excited? Remember the last time you sat in an airplane? Did you wonder as to who the hell could dream of having a machine flying, while you just sit there in your seat, munching on free sweets, & watching ...

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Air Hostess

Be an Air Hostess 2pm Delhi, 6pm Mumbai, 10pm Calcutta… If this is what you’d fancy your jet-setting travel schedule to be, plus you’d like to get paid for it, then the airlines may be just the kind of job that ur looking for. You must be A 12th standard pass, but a Bachelors degree is preferable,between 19-27 years with ...

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The truth about earning in dollars!

Here are two ways to look at a foreign salary — the Catholic and the Protestant. The first is characterised by a missionary zeal to convert using the rupees-multiplied-by-43.8-times formula ingrained in every self-respecting Indian head. Which is how $110,000 achieves the headline-grabbing status of ‘Rs 50 lakh!’ But, protests the economist, how far does that Rs 50 lakh go ...

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If you aint a cat, dont worry!

There are two kinds of career paths in India — the ‘safe’ ones that bring in crisp, kadak salary slips by age 23 and the ‘risky’ ones which pay off in the longer run, given a mix of time, talent and unwavering personal faith. Which basket does middle class India put its eggs in? Doesn’t take a genius to figure ...

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The truth about IT cats & dogs

There are two kinds of engineering students in India — the cats whom all companies run after, and the underdogs, who are running after the companies. The cats usually bag the cool jobs which pay you well, send you abroad and keep you far far away from sweaty industrial shopfloors. 55,000 such cats found employment with the likes of Infosys, ...

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Of Indian brains and medicine

There are two kinds of people: those who see reality and those who flee reality. If professional waters are choppy, the realist takes note and adjusts the sails. Or chooses on an alternate way to reach his destination. The escapist believes that knowing there is bad weather is of no use since it can’t be changed. Members of this tribe ...

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Can you afford an education loan?

While the oil mafia tried to entice him with bribes to turn a blind eye on fuel adulteration, murdered IOC sales manager S Manjunath refused to waver in the line of duty, despite his own financial constraints.’ A poignant story printed in The Indian Express reveals that, of his modest monthly salary of Rs 25,000, Manjunath was paying Rs 10,100 ...

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The truth about Indian schools

Today is my soon-to-be six-year old daughter’s first day at school. Or is it her last day of childhood? My heart is heavier than her new, big-girl schoolbag as I see her off at the bus stop. Playschool, nursery, kindergarten — those are mere preparation for separation. Class One is the rough, rigorous, Real Thing. Twenty-odd workbooks, textbooks, notebooks. As ...

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JAM guide to Engineering admissions

Engineering admissions are always a headache for students. To make things a bit easier, JAM answers some of the most common queries plaguing every prospective engineering student’s mind. College Vs Branch Lots of students find it difficult to decide whether to give top priority to the branch or to the college. If you have the scores to get into higher ...

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