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Find yourself

Week after week Lucy Kellaway writes on work and life for the Financial Times and she does it with a rare insight and humour. In her latest column Lucy writes about a friend who’s held a succession of powerful media jobs On the cusp of 50, she decided to become a receptionist. Yes, a receptionist. And she is happy. Writes ...

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Biotechnology

Big in Bio Everyone’s trying to get a piece of what seems to be the biggest cash cookie of the 21st century – Biotechnology. But what exactly does this thirteen letter term mean, and how exactly do you get invited to the party? Arjun ‘I-Took-Eco’ Ravi explains. Bio-what? Speaking scientifically, ‘Biotechnology’ refers to the techniques that allow scientists to modify ...

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Mystery Shopping

Wanna know the true meaning of work and play, jump into the world of mystery shopping. Hate the security guy at the nearby mall? Noticed cockroaches hovering around in a restaurant? Unhappy with the sales staff behavior? Well, have I got a job cut out for you! Be a mystery shopper – just pay attention to the minutest of details, ...

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Quizzing anyone

Curiosity killed the cat, but it made the quizzer rich! From beer bottles and live ducks to jeans and shoes to laptops and foreign holidays, quizzes offer tons of expensive swag up for grabs. In today’s knowledge-driven world, quizzing is no longer just another intellectual pursuit – it’s a realistic and, sometimes, even lucrative career option. Quizzing is a full-fledged ...

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Open Schooling

SAY NO to school? Cdr. T.R.A. Narayanan did the unthinkable. He pulled his two sons out of school and enrolled them in ‘Open schooling’ instead. Reason: they were not getting the time to pursue their passions. No, we’re not kidding about this! Shivaram, the younger one is an Origami genius while Shrinivas, is pursuing wildlife photography. Now that’s what we ...

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Learn French

C’EST MOI… LE FRANÇAIS… Vasudha Arya on the joys and benefits of learning French. Why learn French? ‘Bonjour! Comment allez-vous? Je vais bien, merci. Et vous? Pas mal.’ If this sounds better to you than a fake phirang accent, then you are reading the right page. Learning French is a good idea if: l you want to travel to a ...

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Career Chut-spa

This year 11 IIM A grads and one from IIM Calcutta have opted out of placement to start their own companies. This is now a yearly phenomenon. In the spirit of the season then, Rashmi Bansal has the dope on a company started by Bschool grads of 2004 vintage. No, it’s not a dotcom, tech or consulting start up but ...

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Psychology

Hopeful candidate: I am thinking of doing psychology Incredulous pal: Psychology?????? As in PSYCHOlogy? You will be working with loonies, but then you are crazy yourself, so u’ll feel right at home…haha! Er…are you serious? Yup, psychology is a much maligned profession and the average Joe (Jane) considers psychology to be a murky profession involving the scum of the Earth ...

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Optometry

Eye 2 Eye Optometry Doing medicine ain’t no cakewalk and it’s not just the slog that psyches out students but the dreaded time factor. MBBS followed by an MD means at least a decade of slogging. And by the time you are qualified to practice (with a decent standing in society) you are WAY past your prime. For those who ...

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