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Chasing the CAT with a mouse

After using the pen-and-paper format for the last 33 years, the IIMs have finally decided to computerise the examination process. What does this mean for the 2.5 lakh students who will attempt the examination? Will the ‘online CAT’ be a tougher nut to crack? JAM finds out what the mood is, what the worries are, and how best to prepare ...

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Copywriting

The Truth About Copy and Dogs\\r\\nAll that they never told you about copywriting but you should know nevertheless\\r\\n\\r\\nOkay, if you have come this far, then I would find it safe to assume that something about the headline interested you enough to make you want to read further. And I really hope, that \\\”something\\\” is \\\”copywriting\\\”.\\r\\n\\r\\nNow, before I get down to ...

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Fitness hai toh hit hai

Fitness is a Rs 3,000 crore industry in India and growing in leaps and bounds. Fitness guru Leena Mogre tells you how to make your mark in this industry. Why fitness is a viable career option now? Right now it is a Rs 3,000 crore industry. Though it is still not a very organised industry, big players are coming in. ...

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VJ ke peeche kya hai…

Have you ever seen the credits roll by at the end of your favorite show on [V] or MTV and wondered what it’d be like to work there? Well, first of all, tell me, do you think Music Television is all about: * Fast money * Faster chicks/guys? * Loads of partying? * Sex, Drugs and Rock-n-Roll? Well, if you ...

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Quota Nation

Sometimes I think I should not just read the newspapers. Too many negative vibes early in the morning. I was amazed at the rate at which the 90:10 SSC reservation rule became an order. Wonder where this efficiency goes when handful of young men come from baju ka des and use the city as their shooting\r\nrange or when we have ...

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To Join or not to join

The dreaded R-word has come back to haunt us once again. Graduates of the 2009 batch must be cursing their luck. We couldn’t have had a worse time to graduate. The current situation is such that more than half of the batch is sitting at home waiting for the ever elusive date-of-joining letter from the companies. The companies on the ...

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Bansal classes toppled from IIT JEE top spot

Like the Deccan Chargers winning the IPL there has been a minor upset at the IIT JEE this year. After producing the All India topper in 2007 and 2008, Bansal classes was pipped to the post this year by Nitin Jain from Delhi, a student of FIIT JEE. Bansal student Shubham Tulsiani came in at AIR 2 (All India Rank ...

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Get what you want

Yes, we all know that success comes to those who persevere to achieve it. But sometimes we just wait for a push in the right direction. This first hand account of a MBA aspirant reaffirms the fact that nothing is impossible if you try hard enough. There are many roads to ‘success’ in life but one thing is for sure, ...

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TOP Careers 09

The inimitable Rashmi Bansal gives us an in-depth look at what careers will be hot in the near future. Career choices in India can be summed up in one sentence: Engineering, Medicine, MBA. Of course students and parents alike accept that there are many promising careers out there. But most would rather see kisi aur ke bachche take a chance ...

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Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving is one cool adventure sport. But did you know that you can actually make a career out of it? Suhani Singh tells you exactly how you can venture into the waters as a diver – for not just love but money. LACADIVES: In India, the island of Lakshwadeep is the scuba diving hotspot. This is where Prahlad Kakkar, ...

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