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Air Tabela

With Dhakkan Airwyas reducing its fares, the post 9/11 fear of flying has been replaced by a ‘have-piggy-bank-will-fly’ attitude. Recently Dayanand Gupta, a former chanawalla, made history when he launched his new budget carrier Rambharosey Airlines. JAM’s supersleuth snoop dog Ramchandra Mutt, tracked down the elusive Mr. Gupta to question him on his new flight of fancy: RM: So Dayanandji, ...

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The Fortnightly Dope from the BPO world.

Love ‘Calls’! The lure of a great pay package, no dress code, and the ‘freedom’ that comes with money has been the reason for junta joining the BPO bandwagon. What’s more, many see call centres as the ideal place to not just make moolah – but make out. It seems hard for Cupid to strike during odd working hours, but ...

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Dope on the latest happenings in the call centre world.

Vaibhav Wankhede gives you the Dope on the latest happenings in the call centre world. Easy jobs, where art thou? BPO companies announcing “we are hiring 5000 more employees” is an old story. The new buzz is BPO companies retrenching staff because they are losing business – or in call centre parlance “processes”. Wipro Spectramind recently lost its Dell process, ...

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MBA Mountaineer

Malli Mastan Babu is one ambitious bloke. His dream is to be the first Indian to climb 7 summits (highest peaks in each continent) in record time – 165 days! He has already climbed two of the highest peaks in the world – Mt. Kilimanjaro (Africa) and Mt Aconcagua (South America). Malli’s story is all the more interesting because he ...

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Collin chala Cannes

Xavier’s BMM Student Wins A Dream Trip At first glance Collin D’Cunha, an advertising student from St Xaviers college, will strike you as any 20-year-old. But once the conversation gets going, you know that he’s got more up his sleeves than is evident. Collin is going to be the Indian student member at the Cannes Lions Festival – the world’s ...

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The CAT of Journalism

Asian College of Journalism, Chennai is the most sought after institute for every wannabe journalism student in India today. There are three streams to choose from – print, broadcast and new media. However, there is an entrance exam that you have to survive. On 28th May, when 75 odd students from Mumbai gathered at Sydenham College, they knew the 5 ...

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India Yesterday’s Top 10

JAM News Network What does it take to be one of the top colleges in Mumbai? Not much, according to the latest issue of India Today. It’s that time of the year again when the magazine brings out it’s ‘Top 10 Colleges’ issue, and the biggest surprise this year is that despite compiling these rankings year after year, IT still ...

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Wilson goes

No tigers were sighted, but the college trip to the North-East was an amazing experience Allow me to raise the already boiling temperature a few notches by turning on your envy. Here are the facts – Wilson College has a society formed by students of the 7 north-east states, called RAINBOW, which organizes social programmes. It aims to integrate students ...

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Do student helplines really help?

JAM finds that students in distress are likely to be put on hold. Every year, close to board exam reults being announced, there are sad stories of students ending their lives, anticipating failure. Unable to confide her darkest fears to family or friends, 15 year old Anshita Tiwari became one such recent statistic. In response, social workers and well-meaning organisations ...

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Yucky

She’s the new discovery of the ex-boyfriend of an ex-Miss World. He wanted a clone. He found a clown. This is her story. “Hello, I’m Yucky. They say I look like Ash, but I’m just trash. I’m only a school girl, but Balman Uncle love me more than the world.” More…

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