Tag Archives: India

15Aug/13

Great Personalities

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Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.

-Rabindranath Tagore
15Jul/13

Bhag Milkha Bhag (meaning Run Milkha Run) – Movie Review

Bhag Milkha Bhag

It is a movie inspired by the life of Milkha Singh . Milkha Singh is a veteran Indian athelete. Milkha Singh has won several medals for India in events such as Asian games, Olympics etc. He was given the title of ‘Flying Sikh’ by Pakistan’s then president Ayub Khan after winning an athletic event held there.

It is a movie of racing ones dreams and fulfilling them with determination. Milkha Singh’s life was full of hardships and struggle. Inspite of all this he struggled to fulfil his dreams and reached to the top.

Cast:

Farhan Akhtar (Milkha Singh), Sonam Kapoor, Prakash Raj, Rebecca Breeds, Meesha Shafi, Divya Dutta.

Produced and Directed By:

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.


Learnings:

• Inspires one to chase ones dreams
• Inspires one to move ahead inspite of all the challenges posed by life
• Journey to the top is lonely and is full of sacrifices

Violence: Few violence scenes are there
Can watch with family: Yes
Intimacy scenes: Yes
Objectionable scenes: Adult intimacy is there
Suitable for age groups: All age groups
Family Values: *****
Language: Hindi, Punjabi(occasionally),English(occasionally)
Ratings on motivational part: *****

Ratings :
***** Excellent
**** Good
*** Average
** Ok-Ok

28Apr/13

Tips for preparation for CET exam

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1. Make a proper plan before you actually start the preparation. You should be mentally clear about how you are going to do the preparation.

2. Theory type questions and proofs don’t come for CET exam but, revise the theory and chapters and theorems to be thorough with the concepts.

3. After revising the concepts thoroughly , make a list of formulas for each section and topic .After this try to solve MCQs and previous years question papers keeping time into consideration so that you have a check on your speed.

4. Maintain your calm as losing your calm may have an adverse affect on your preparation .

5. Be focussed and determined.

6. First solve topicwise questions and then go for solving mixed questions .

7. Take mock self tests. These will give you a feel of the real exam and when you take the real exam you won’t feel you are doing something new or different.

8. While solving maths questions make use of stop watch.Start the stop watch as soon as you start solving the question and stop as soon as finish the question.Use it for every question you do.This way you will come to know how much time you are spending on each question and slowly start increasing the speed.

9. Don’t leave the portions as all topics have a weightage.

10. Take out some time for physical exercise as this will help release tension.

18Apr/13

Learning a foreign language- Career Enhancement

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Some students learn a foreign language for the love of the language, some learn for fun and frolic and some learn for career purpose.

Learning a foreign language can take you places careerwise. Today everything, every field is getting globalised and the world is shrinking.

Lot of multinational companies, have their clients everywhere in the world, while dealing with such clients it gives a competitive edge to the company and finally to the employees if local language of the client with whom they are dealing with is known. For example, if your company has clients in Japan it is very helpful if you know Japanese language because if you go to Japan and you don’t know Japanese it becomes very difficult to communicate with people over there. Similarly, if you are going to Singapore knowledge of Chinese along with English helps.

Moreover, you can look forward to work as teachers , interpreters ,translators or work in diplomatic services or in public relations area . Learning foreign language can also help you find jobs in tourism, airlines and hospitality sectors.

Spanish, French and German have always been high on learning demand. But, now the institutes are teaching several other languages such as Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, Finnish , Russian and many more.

While learning a foreign language right coaching and training along with individual calibre matters.

General view is that it is better to opt for a long term courses rather than vacation courses as you can learn more in longer duration courses.

Some of the Institutes teaching foreign languages:

• University of Mumbai and Delhi
• Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan , Jawaharlal Nehru Academy of Languages, New Delhi
• Indo – Italian Chamber of Commerce, Mumbai
• Japanese Information and Cultural Centre, New Delhi
• Indo-Japan Chamber Of Commerce and Industry, Chennai
• Alliance Francaise ,located in several cities of India
• Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi and Chennai
• Cultural Centre of Russia, Mumbai
• Acdemia Espanol, Mumbai
• Instituto Hispania, Mumbai
• Study Centre of Foreign Languages, Mumbai
• Pune University,Pune
• Rama Krishna Mission, Kolkata
• Institute of Foreign Language and Culture ,Basavangudi ,Bangalore
• Japanese Language School , Benson Town, Bangalore
• Bangalore University Foreign Languages Department
• School of Foreign Languages (SOFL),IGNOU.
• School of Languages, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
• Rajasthan University ,Jaipur
• Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad
• Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Most of the Universities provide courses in foreign languages checkout.