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1) Do grades matter?

2) Pedigree - IIT, IIM, AIIMS ...

3) NOW is the right time

4) What is Love?

1) Do grades matter?

My Life … My Career … My Decision

In 1994, I was in Class X in City Montessori School, Lucknow Station Road branch. Every time my father saw me he had just one thing to say: “It is your Board year, your scores will be with you for the rest of your life - work hard and score at least 90%.” And it was not just my father, my mother, my uncles, my aunts, my grandfather … the whole universe seemed to be concerned with my high school marks. Till date I continue to love and respect each one of them, but as a young boy this love and respect was much higher. I believed them and I did work very hard.

I started waking up at 3 AM so that I could study in peace. Getting high marks in Class X was my only mission in life and I gave all I had, to this goal. The board exams eventually happened and despite of all my efforts I ended up with a mere 79%. My parents covered up their sadness by claiming that my marks were the highest anyone had ever scored in my extended family but, I knew that they were unhappy. My unhappiness with myself was reinforced when my school decided that I was unworthy of being allowed to study (Physics, Chemistry, Maths) in Class XI. This literally meant the end of all meaning in my life. Cracking the IIT entrance exam is all I had ever dreamed of. I actually thought of ending my meaningless life as I had messed it up completely.

A friend of mine who also got kicked out of the merit list, pointed out that our School had another branch where the cut offs were lower and, if I was accepted there I could still have a reason to live. I applied to our Gomtinagar branch and got through. On my first day in the new branch I met Suresh (name changed) who scored 96% in Class X and Mahesh (again name changed) who scored 82%, both of them were really kind and we became friends. Friendship actually meant nothing in Class XI except Hello on seeing each other since we all were focused on one mission – the IIT entrance examination. In the words of my father “God has allowed you the last opportunity of your life - if you waste this one then your life will be worthless.” I believed this too and suddenly the only thing I really cared about was mission IIT. In the middle of all this I managed to convince my father that cycling 32 kms everyday to my last school might have led to my poor performance and he should overstretch himself to buy me a Hero Puch so that I can focus on my preparation.

Class XII finished with Suresh scoring 94% and landing up in IIT, Delhi. Mahesh scoring 85% and dropping a year for IIT preparation and myself with 76% and a decision to not even appear in the IIT entrance (how this happened is a story in itself and I will cover it later). We all went our separate paths and never stayed in touch. At 28 years of age, I was promoted to a Vice President in Citibank, London and out of curiosity I searched LinkedIn for Suresh and Mahesh. Suresh went ahead to do MBA from IIM Bangalore while Mahesh ended up with B Sc from Delhi University followed by MBA from Symbiosis Pune. Suresh was an Assistant Vice President in a Bank in Chennai and Mahesh was a Manager in a Private Company in Delhi. I looked out of the window next to my desk on the 14th floor of my office in Canary Wharf and asked the question “Do grades matter?”

It is now 2017, exactly 23 years since my Class X board exams. Now, when I look back I do not remember a single time when I was ever asked about my Class X board exams. Maybe in form or two, they asked me if I had the cut-off of 60% but that is it. I am pretty sure at this moment of my life, that I would be doing exactly what I am doing irrespective of 98%, 55% or my hard earned 79%. I wonder if this is any different for any of contemporaries. On this topic I have two pieces of advice. To the parents – “Before pressuring your kids for high grades, please ask yourself how many times in your own life have you been asked for your grades.” To the students – “Do work hard for your grades but do not take them to heart, your grades will have zero correlation to your success in life. The only thing which will matter is how clear you are with whatever you wish to do for the rest of your life.”

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2) Pedigree - IIT, IIM, AIIMS ...

My Life … My Career … My Decision

Pedigree is like a college caste system. IIT best, REC second best …

Just like Farhan in 3 Idiots, I was born an Engineer. And not just an Engineer, I was born an IIT Engineer because what worth is an Engineer if he or she is not from IIT. I grew up in a world where Engineering meant IIT, Medicine meant AIIMS, Management meant IIM and extraordinary brilliance meant IAS. I remember my daily routine since I was in Class III, everyday my Dad used to take me jogging to a boundary wall and then point his finger at the building inside saying “I want to see you there”. The building was Institute of Engineering and Technology, Lucknow and I am not quite sure if my father knew that IET was different from IIT. Nevertheless, unlike my father who was the son of a farmer, who studied in a Hindi medium government school; I was the son of a Sub Inspector in Police, who studied in an English medium private school. I was pretty sure right from Class IV that I definitely had to become an Engineer, that too from IIT and not from IET.

I still remember my friend in Class VI Bhushan (name changed) who suddenly stopped playing football with us. Bhushan got to know that the elder brother of his classmate got selected to IIT and he had been preparing since Class V. Bhushan felt he was already too late. We were three friends in our neighborhood, united in our passion to become IIT Engineers. And we always looked forward to hours long power cuts, so that we had a genuine reason not to study and have long discussions over our walk. Bhushan vanished from the football field and also from these walks. We could see a candle in his room but his parents would say that he is not at home so that we did not disturb his preparations. Sometimes I felt I was losing out to Bhushan but then I reminded myself that I am super smart, I will study hard starting Class IX and I will crack the IIT entrance exam in the first attempt. My over confidence was never shaken by the fact that I never actually got good marks in my class in either Science or in Maths. In retrospect I was an overconfident fool who would just refuse to trust the school marking system.

In Class IX, we relocated to another neighborhood not extremely far from my old one. I would often see my other friend but I never ever met Bhushan again. Unfortunately not till date. With the new address I also got a new School. My old school City Montessori School, Aliganj Branch was only till VIII and I never thought of changing my school as CMS is considered the best school for serious students in Lucknow. I was fortunate to be admitted to our Station Road branch which was 16 kms from Jankipuram (my new neighborhood). Using public transport was both expensive and time consuming. For an IIT aspirant in Class IX, every second counts. I ended up cycling 32 kms everyday to school. Unfortunately, this led to me sleeping throughout my classes. But that did not matter, I assumed I was doing well in PCM and I did not care about Social Studies, Literature or for anything else. I had a simple rule, in Class IX I started studying PCM of Class X, the plan was to study PCM of 1st year Engineering in Class XII so if I can understand one year ahead of my peers, cracking the IIT entrance exam will be easy.

In Class XII I realized that I did not even want to be an Engineer (how this happened is a story in itself and I will cover it later). I made a simple rule for myself: I will only study subjects which will help me with a career in Finance. This did work for me and I had relative success in my corporate career. I lived in Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, London, Barcelona, New York, Ann Arbor, Dublin, Munich and finally settled down in Dehradun. In 2016 I had Dengue, my first serious sickness ever. I rushed to a Doctor recommended by my friends and followed him blindly, after three weeks I was completely cured. As I observed the sunset in my balcony, I questioned my stupidity, I did not even enquire if the Doctor I was consulting was from AIIMS, actually I did not even bother to find out if he had an MBBS degree. I was so sick that if he was a Baba who was healing people with his powers I would not even have thought twice to go to him.

What about you? When you fall sick do you make sure that the doctor is from AIIMS or do you just follow the recommendations of your friends? The best doctor in Dehradun is not for AIIMS, the best Civil Engineer is not from IIT, the CEO of the largest company here is not from IIM, the longest serving DM of Dehradun was a veterinary Doctor. Where is the pedigree in real life? I do not see it anywhere. My friend, life is very simple. I give you a salary of 20,000 that means I expect work of 40,000 if you give me work worth 50,000 you get promoted and if you give me work worth 39,000 you get replaced. That is it. If you work for me and I give you an analysis to do, after some time, you come to me and say “Sorry I could not do the analysis but I am from IIT, IIM”. How do you think I would react? How will you react?

Education is a means to an end; it is not an end in itself. The idea of joining a college is to develop one’s ability to deliver. And, the ability to deliver is the only thing which matters in real life. I fail to understand why in India we are so crazy for pedigree. If you take 100 successful people and see how many of them are from pedigree colleges you will realize that not even 20% are from the so called top colleges. In fact, people who made a really big difference to the world like Bill Gates, Mark Zukerberg, Steve Jobs, Dhirubhai Ambani … were all college dropouts.

I have lived and worked in over 6 countries, this is how people work towards their goal outside India. Let’s assume I am in School in UK and at some point of time in my life I decide I want to be a Civil Engineer. I will try to get into Oxford or Cambridge. If I cannot I will try for Imperial or City College. If I cannot I will try for Leeds or Lancaster. The college I actually get into will depend on my capacity and competition that year. But even If I get into the lowest ranked college, I will work hard during college so that I come out as a jolly good Civil Engineer. Simply because I know that the only thing which will matter in real life is the ability to deliver.

Here is how we do it in India. Parents sell their lands to put their kids into IIT coaching and students study 16 hours a day from Class V to prepare for the IIT entrance examination. 70 of the 100 who make it to IIT realize on the very first day that they do not want to become Engineers, they are more interested in Management, Bureaucracy … Why on Earth they did not realize this earlier? Not only have they taken up a seat and prevented someone who really wanted to become an Engineer to actually become one. These people have messed up their own career as I am pretty sure that 4 years of mechanical engineering will be of no use in a Banking career. They sacrificed sports, friends, and social life for the past 10 years or so for something which they did not even want. The most disheartening bit is that only 2% make it to IIT so the remaining 98% are depressed for the rest of their life because they could not reach IIT only to realize that they do not want to be Engineers. All this only because we do not care about the ability to deliver all we care about is Pedigree.

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3) NOW is the right time

My Life … My Career … My Decision

Since Class IV, I was quite clear that I had to become an IIT Engineer. I used to straight fail in every other subject except Science and Maths. Deeply influenced by films where scientists made accidental discoveries, I set up a small lab in our attic, convinced my mother to finance beakers, test tubes and pipes. I used to randomly wander in the neighborhood collecting weird plants and boiling them in my equipment, hoping for some miraculous discovery which will either save the world or give me super powers. None of those happened; all I ended up doing was making my only beaker explode.

Chemistry was expensive and it did not feel right, engineers do not work with beakers and test tubes – gradually I moved on to electronics. Unfortunately electronics was even more expensive, the generosity of a cousin brother kept my passion alive. Numerous experiments and countless electrical shocks over the next couple of years, led to my best science project in Class VII – the AC to DC converter and speed controller. It was a transformer connected to a couple of resistors and capacitors lighting up a torch bulb and running a small fan. My School sent me to a State level science modeling competition which had participation from students up to Class XII. I bagged the fourth prize; the judges were impressed that a student in Class VII understood concepts which are taught in Class XI. That victory sent joys across my extended family and everyone including myself was quite convinced that not only was I born to be an engineer but also that I was on track to IIT.

In Class VIII, I was introduced to Computers for the first time. We were taught coding in GWBASIC. It was love at first sight. Within months I reached a stage where I could write programs faster than the teacher could finish dictating what to do. It was no feat, they were standard easy ones, print first 10 even numbers etc … Now I did not love Electronics any more, my destiny transformed to an IIT software engineer. I was so confident of my applied passion that my relatively average marks in Science and Maths never deterred my resolve.

My School City Montessori School, Lucknow was widely considered the costliest and best private school in town. The school had unrelenting focus on academics; more than 20% of its student every year would leave school with more than 90% marks and admission into a top Engineering or Medical college. At least when I was there they did not even have humanities or commerce streams in the school. The school also had the reputation of organizing big national and international level school competitions. The funny part was that our teams rarely won, as on the one hand the competition was being organized in the school compound on the other hand principal, teachers and students considered the competition a distraction from academics. Somehow I started getting interested in debating and representing the school team was a piece of cake because only a few idiots would want to take their eyes off IIT or AIIMS and invest time in competitions.

QUANTA 95 an international level competition organized by my school changed my life forever. I was in class XI and was part of the school debating team. We competed during the day and in the evening we had bonfires and cultural programs. I distinctly remember sitting in my group with a couple of non Indians, a team from Kochi and a few folks from Delhi. I started the conversation with “How is your preparation going?” This was the only thing we used to talk amongst ourselves and I thought it was logical to ask this as IIT entrance exam is what everyone in Class XI is focused on. I got the weirdest looks of my lifetime, my fellow event participants responded “What preparation, I want to be a Fashion Designer, a Channel Marketer, a Sportsman … ” Being a debater the feeling of being super smart and super intelligent came naturally to me. But, I was shocked at my ignorance, I said to myself: “Maybe Engineering is the best career option for me, but it will be best if I at least knew what else existed, forget about knowing or understanding, I had not even heard of any other career option.”

I panicked, and I suddenly felt that I knew nothing about where I was heading. There was hardly any good source of information, no internet, no counselors, the only thing I had was Education Times supplement which used to come with the Times of India on every Monday. I started reading every single word of that supplement. Within a month I realized that Computer Engineering is all about sitting at a desk with hardly any interactions with the real world, it gave me goose bumps, despite of my love for programming there was no way on Earth I was going to spend the rest of my life behind a desk. In my mind, my long cherished dream of becoming an IIT software engineer was worthless now and I panicked even more because I had never dreamt of anything else except IIT so if not Engineering then what?

During the break after Class XI my parents felt I was grown up enough to make a solo trip to Dehradun (my home town). My village happens to be right behind the Indian Millitary Academy. I got fascinated at the view of traffic stopping for two Gentlemen cadets passing from one IMA gate to another. Respect, adventure, honesty and quality of life. Army had everything which I wanted from my life. I came back to Lucknow all pumped up and instead of studying 12 hours every day I started jogging 12 kms every day followed by free hand exercises. Around the same time Param Vir Chakra movie was released, I saw it several times and had its song ‘My first love my nation, nation, nation …’ recorded on both sides of an audio cassette. The song used to play in the background at full volume while I sweated out. This song playing stopped only when my mother could not take it anymore and one fine day she confronted me at 5:15 in the morning saying “Now I will also get into the Army and so would the neighboring Aunty and everyone else in the neighborhood as everyone has been listening to this song over and over again. Stop this song right now and let everyone around sleep in peace.” 6 months into this deeply passionate training, I filled out the NDA form only to realize that I was medically unfit for the Army as I had knock knees.

I had only 4 more months before I left school and I had no idea of what I wanted to do after School. No Engineering, no Army, now what? I started getting nightmares where I was standing in the middle of the road and just could not move. Back to my collection of Education Times, I read each of those newspapers again, word by word. I used to seek information from everyone; my favorite questions were: What do you do? What do you like about what you do? What do you dislike about your job? It could be anyone, my co passenger in the train, my neighbor, my friend’s dad, absolutely anyone. I became so possessed with my research that I became shameless. We used to live in a Lower Income Group house and very close to our neighborhood we had big bungalows in huge plots. I remember knocking at the gate of a Chartered Accountant to understand CA. He came out a little surprised but was a nice man; he invited me in, gave me a glass of water and sweets and spent an hour explaining what CA was. Not every adventure was pleasing though, but I did not care. I had just one thought in my mind, this is my life and I need to figure out what to do with it.

Time passed and over the next couple of years several things changed but the continuous process of thinking, introspecting and taking my own decisions continues till date. My confusion and earnest attempt at taking a smart career decision paid off as I ended up having IITians work for me (a throughout average student) while some of my friends were still finishing Engineering. But not everyone is as lucky, I was fortunate that I had that evening which changed my life and set me thinking about my career. I hope something happens in your life which does set you thinking. Maybe this text becomes your turning point but chances also are that for many of you that turning point may never arrive at all. Your eco system will keep telling you, focus on Class X then think about your career, then focus on Class XII then think about your career, then get into Engineering then think about your career, then get into MBA then think about your career, then get married then think about your career, then have kids then think about your career. And, finally you may never end up thinking about your career and you will most likely end up giving exactly the same sequence of advice to your own children.

The choice is yours, you can listen to your eco system or you can declare to yourself “My Life … My Career … My Decision”. Whatever you choose one thing is for sure that everything, I repeat everything, in your life will depend on that one single decision. If you set out to be an Engineer, life is one way. If you set out to join the Army, it is another way. If you set out to make a career in Management, it is again completely different. Where you live, what you wear, who your friends are, who you marry, which school your kids go to … everything will depend on just one thing: your career decision. Interestingly, even after you leave this body you will still be known by the career you pursue. This is how important this decision is. And the right time to start thinking about your career is NOW. It is not 1 minute later, it is NOW. Whether you are a school kid, or a college student, or a doctoral fellow or a professional who is not happy with his job: the right time for you to think about your career is NOW. You maybe super smart and super intelligent but if you catch a train to Mumbai when you actually wanted to go to Delhi you will never reach Delhi until you change course. And living amongst you might be some really average people who have just one thing working for them; they catch a train for Delhi when they wanted to go to Delhi.

Chances are you do not even know that you need to take a career decision, for 90% of my student life I was pretty clear that I wanted to be an Engineer. If you want to test whether or not you have taken a smart career decision. Just pick a piece of paper and write a 10 line essay about Engineering, Medicine or whatever else you wish to pursue. Do not write illogical lines (as was the case with me) like I am interested in Engineering, I want to be an Engineer over and over again. Write (What Is, Education, Skills, Positives, Challenges and How a day goes) in the profession you have chosen. The depth of this essay will reveal to you whether or not your career decision is smart. If you are unsatisfied with your level of knowledge about whatever you wish to do for the rest of your life, then I suggest you drop everything and become paranoid starting right NOW.

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4) What is Love?

My Life … My Career … My Decision

As far as I can remember the only consistent distraction to mission IIT was the natural attraction for girls. I was first attracted to a girl in Class VII, I still remember cycling near my neighborhood and hiding behind a tree to see a senior girl dance in the rain on her terrace. School was only till VIII so she left a couple of months later.

I officially had my first girl friend in Class VIII. My classmate who was also my mouth spoken sister told me that her neighbor who was a year junior to us wanted to speak to me. We met in Nehru Bal Vatika, I asked her “Is what my sister saying true?”She said “Yes”. And bingo she was my girlfriend. I attended a birthday party with her and she gave me her picture. I was proud of my accomplishment and ensured that my mom accidentally saw the picture so that I could feel embarrassed and also subtly declare that I have moved up in life. Sheetal (name changed) tried several times to meet me, talk to me, and come close to me. In School, I was made in charge of ensuring that all kids go down during lunch break and she would find some reason or other to stay back. And, that scared me like anything. What if there was a power cut and we had a kid? My father will not think twice before shooting me. I am not joking, I actually thought that. Because until Class VIII that was all the exposure I had, in movies hero and heroine meet, there is darkness and suddenly there is a kid. The first time I got to understand the baby making process was in Class IX. I finished Class VIII, moved to another branch and never heard or saw Sheetal again; those were the times without Facebook. Now when I tell my old school friends about Sheetal they do not believe that she was my girl friend. To be honest neither do I.

My new school was 16 kms away and I used to spend an hour and a half one way to reach school in public transport. In Class X, one day a senior girl crossed me in the corridors of the school and it was love at first sight. First step was to research about her. I learnt that she was a bright student and scored 85% in Class X. After a couple of days she delivered a speech in the school assembly on “Sex Education in India”, all I could do was to giggle while she spoke with poise and confidence. She was the daughter of an army officer and from a very well to do family, changing cars every second day, sometimes she used to come on a scooty. Next, it was time to impress her, so I started cycling to school, 32 kms every single day so that I could cycle close to her for two traffic lights near Hazratganj. But she was on scooty and I on a cycle - the best I ever got to see was her back.

Films are our biggest influencers so I started thinking “look at the divide between her and me”. She was a bright student, I struggled to pass. She was a confident public speaker and I have never even been on a stage. She was from a well to do family and lived in a huge mansion while I was the son of an honest sub inspector living in a Low Income Group house. She was the most attractive girl in town and I almost looked like a cancer patient with grey hair and 10 inch biceps. There was absolutely no match and there was no point in proposing until I did something in life.

I resolved to work hard for her. First academics, I started waking up at 3 AM to study hard for boards. While I did transition from the possibility of scoring below 60% to actually getting 79% in Class X, this was not good enough to earn me a PCM seat in Class XI so I had to shift to Gomtinagar branch. I saw the girl for a total of 3 times in my life but I got so possessed that I was not going to stop at anything. I purchased “Encyclopedia of Modern Body Building by Arnold Schwarzenegger” and started text book workouts. Within two months I transformed into pretty much the shape which I continue to maintain till today. I started debating, first with my friends in our neighborhood and then on stage. The only thing beyond my control was prosperity but I told myself once I got into IIT that will be sorted. Fortune had it otherwise my knack for debating eventually led me to dropping the idea of IIT and to start preparing for a career in finance. No matter what I did my continuous motivation was the aim of raising myself to a level where I could propose to her. I had no friends, possibility of getting attracted to or of having feelings for any other girl did not exist - in my mind she destined to be my life partner. When I felt low I would put this song from the movie Taal “mere saath hai tu mere paas hai tu” and stared at a 3 inch by 2 inch picture of her from a school magazine reminding myself that all this was for true love and I got back to my hard work. From Class X to graduation, almost 6 years of my life the girl was my single biggest motivation.

I always had a knack for programming and even though I was not preparing to become an Engineer I was still learning computers. Gradually as internet made the world smaller, in the third year of graduation, I learnt how to send email. I used to send almost 250 emails every single day to different combinations of her name hoping that one of those emails will reach her and she would get to know of my existence. It did not work out. I then somehow figured out her postal address and got a neighborhood Bhabi to pen friend her; unfortunately the return letter landed up with my Bhaiya and he instantly disapproved of the approach. One thing led to another and I was selected to JNU, in those days of limited internet access that was a big deal. No one in my network had gone to JNU and I felt as if I had arrived in life. I searched my long lost friends from Class X and enquired about her. Only to learn that the girl was smart but not academic oriented. She was looking for a career in modeling and not Engineering or Commerce. Plus there was a rumor that she might actually have a couple of good friends who were boys. I was devastated, that was the only time I felt depressed in life. I remember not eating for 3 days and shaving off my head, obviously to unprecedented wrath of my mom. I felt like a fool, I devoted 7 years of my life working hard for something which did not even exist.

One fine day in JNU, I opened the newspaper to see a familiar looking picture on the front page. It was the same girl, and as luck would have it she had moved much more ahead. The gap with which we started in Class X had become much larger - while I was struggling to get my first job she had become Miss India. Also, I figured out why my emails never reached her, I spelled her name with S while actually it started with a C. Obviously I was no longer motivated to think of her as my dream girl but the gap pinched me. And it continued to widen, she got married before me had kids before me … I still look forward to a day in my life when I will reach some status to compare myself with her. That day, I will invite her for dinner and tell her how much influence she had on me and also thank her that if it was not her I would most likely end up as a third grade techie.

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Indian Forest Service is concerned with overall administrative, economic, legal, and social aspects, as well as scientific and technical aspects, such as silviculture, protection, and forest regulation. This includes management for aesthetics, fish, recreation, urban values, water, wilderness, wildlife, wood products, forest genetic resources, and other forest resource values.

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Career in SME Banking

By: DGM in Bank of Baroda

SME Banking services provides financing solutions to small and medium enterprises (SME) to grow their businesses in India and abroad.

Others > Wellness >

Career in Teaching Yoga

By: H O D Yoga Dept. in Uttaranchal Ayurvedic Hospital

A Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation.

Science > Information Technology >

Career in Mobile App Development

By: Senior Mobile Software Engineer in Oracle

Mobile application development is the act or process by which a mobile app is developed for mobile devices, such as personal digital assistants, enterprise digital assistants or mobile phones. These applications can be pre-installed on phones during manufacturing platforms, or delivered as web applications using server-side or client-side processing (e.g., JavaScript) to provide an "application-like" experience within a Web browser. Application software developers also must consider a long array of screen sizes, hardware specifications, and configurations because of intense competition in mobile software and changes within each of the platforms.

Science > Technology Management >

Career in Network Administration

By: Network Administrator in Tech Mahindra, Noida

A network administrator maintains computer infrastructures with emphasis on networking. Responsibilities may vary between organizations, but on-site servers, software-network interactions as well as network integrity/resilience are the key areas of focus.

Arts > Education Management >

Career in School Administration

By: Principal in The Doon Girls School

School Administration is running of the schools effectively and continuous development of place as well people.

Science > Medicine - Generalist >

Career in Medical Counselling

By: Regional Doctor in VLCC

Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and dependable environment. Its also to change the lifestyle of people.

Arts > Fashion Designing >

Career in Textile Designing

By: Founder & Textile Designer in Kurma

Textile design is essentially the process of creating designs for woven, knitted or printed fabrics or surface ornamented fabrics. Textile designers are involved with the production of these designs, which are used, sometimes repetitively, in clothing and interior decor items.

Arts > Game Designing >

Career in Game Art Creation

By: Art Lead in Dhruva Interactives

Game Art Creation is creating visual 2d/3d world/environment and characters for video games.

Commerce > Human Resources >

Career in Recruitment

By: HR Manager in MNC

Recruitment is a core function of human resource management. It refers to the overall process of attracting, selecting and appointing suitable candidates for jobs within an organization.

Others > Music >

Career in Drumming

By: Drummer in Womania Band, Dehradun

Drums are the musical instruments which give beats to a song. The playing of these drums is known as drumming.

Others > Filmmaking >

Career in Technical Management

By: CTO in HNN 24*7

Technical management involves the duties a news channel must perform for the technical operations. This involves management related to crew management with related tasks, logistics related or equipment related to operations as well as operations, service and maintenance.

Science > Medicine - Dentistry >

Career in Pediatric Dentistry

By: Pediatric Dentist in Tooth Fairy, Dehradun

Paediatric dentists are dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teen years. They have the experience and qualifications to care for a child's teeth, gums, and mouth throughout the various stages of childhood.

Others > Sports >

Career in Wrestling

By: Indian Freestyle Wrestler in Indian Wrestling Team

Freestyle wrestling is a style of amateur wrestling that is practiced throughout the world. Along with Greco-Roman, it is one of the two styles of wrestling contested in the Olympic games.

Arts > Special Education >

Career in Teaching Differently

By: Coordinator in Dehradun Coaching Academy

Teaching differently is the way of teaching children the way they understand and not the way we have been taught. A teacher must understand that teacher is a facilitator of learning and knowledge but not only a teacher who teaches the concepts and covers the syllabus.

Arts > Fashion Designing >

Career in Fashion Designing

By: Director in Amyra Designs

Fashion design is the art of application of design and aesthetics or natural beauty to clothing and accessories. Fashion design is influenced by cultural and social attitudes, and has varied over time and place. Fashion designers work in a number of ways in designing clothing and accessories such as bracelets and necklaces. Because of the time required to bring a garment onto the market, designers must at times anticipate changes to consumer tastes.

Others > Entertainment >

Career in Stand-up Comedy

By: Stand-Up Comedian in Various Stage Shows

Stand up Comedians are those who write, direct and perform comedy material to an audience.

Science > Botany >

Career in Floriculture

By: Principal Floriculturist in Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry

Floriculture or flower farming is a discipline of horticulture concerned with the cultivation of flowering and ornamental plants for gardens and for floristry, comprising the floral industry. The development, via plant breeding, of new varieties is a major occupation of floriculturists.

Commerce > Startup >

Career in Start-up Business Development

By: Business Development Manager in Vana Retreat and Woof

Business development entails tasks and processes to develop and implement growth opportunities within and between organizations. It is a subset of the fields of business, commerce and organizational theory.

Others > Music >

Career in Acpad Playing

By: Acpad Player in Various Creative Assignments

An Acpad player is a person who can program different beats on acpad and play those while performing on guitar.

Science > Merchant Navy >

Career in Navigation

By: Second Officer in Maersk Tankers Singapore

Navigation is taking a ship safely and economically from one place to the other.

Others > Sports >

Career in Professional Running

By: Professional Runner in Various Marathons

Professional running is when you run for a prize or recognition and participate in various sport events such as the Olympics, Asian Games or any State organized Marathons etc.

Others > Photography >

Career in Travel Photography

By: Travel Photographer in Various Assignments

Travel photography is a genre of photography that may involve the documentation of an area's landscape, people, cultures, customs and history.

Science > Engineering - Civil >

Career in Project Management

By: Director in Engineering Creations

Project Management Consultancy is the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to meet the project requirements and to complete the project timely and smoothly.

Others > Beauty >

Career in Hair Styling

By: Hair Dresser in Geetanjali

A hairstyle, hairdo, or haircut refers to the styling of hair, usually on the human scalp. The fashioning of hair can be considered an aspect of personal grooming, fashion, and cosmetics, although practical, cultural, and popular considerations also influence some hairstyles.

Commerce > Hospitality Entrepreneurship >

Career in Entrepreneurship

By: Co-Founder in Cafe Marigold, Dehradun

Entrepreneurship is the starting of a new business or coming up with a new idea, implementing it and making it grow.

Science > Botany >

Career in Horticulture

By: Associate Director in Regional Horticultural Research & Training Station

Horticulture is the science and art of growing plants, fruits, vegetables, flowers, and any other cultivar. It also includes plant conservation, landscape restoration, soil management, landscape and garden design, construction, and maintenance, and arboriculture.

Arts > Graphic Designing >

Career in Media Graphics

By: Graphic Head in HNN 24*7, Dehradun

Media Graphic is creating and combining symbols, images and text to form visual representations of ideas and messages. It is the process of visual communication and problem-solving using one or more of typography, photography and illustration.

Arts > Social Work >

Career in Narcotics Control

By: Anti Narcotics Specialist in Indian Police Services

Narcotics are drug which are derived from certain biological plants or otherwise chemically.

Others > Filmmaking >

Career in Scriptwriting

By: Scriptwriter in Various Storywriting Assignments

Scriptwriting is an art and craft of writing scripts for mass media such as feature films, television productions or video games. It is frequently a freelance profession.

Arts > Aviation >

Career in Cabin Crew Flying

By: Cabin Crew in Gulf Air

Cabin Crew are members of an aircraft employed by airlines primarily to ensure safety and comfort of passengers abroad commercial flights, on select business jet aircraft, and on some military aircraft.

Arts > Social Work >

Career in Social Work

By: Chairperson in Maya Gopal Foundation, Dehradun

Social work is a professional approach that seeks to facilitate the welfare of communities, individuals, families and groups that are downtrodden and in need. It may promote social change, development, cohesion and empowerment. It helps to getting those people in need come to the level of society.

Others > Acting >

Career in Acting

By: Actor in Bollywood, Mumbai

Acting is an activity in which a story is told by means of its enactment by an actor or actress who adopts a character - in theatre, television, film, radio, or any other medium that makes use of the mimetic mode.

Arts > Event Management >

Career in Event Management

By: Event Planner in Tayna Events

Event management is the application of project management to the creation and development of large scale events such as festivals, conferences, ceremonies, formal parties, concerts, or conventions.

Science > Statistics >

Career in Data Analysis

By: Senior Associate in Evaldesign

Data analysis, also known as analysis of data or data analytics, is a process of inspecting, cleansing, transforming, and modeling data with the goal of discovering useful information, suggesting conclusions, and supporting decision-making.

Arts > Hospitality >

Career in Culinary Arts

By: Chef in The Good Times Company

Culinary arts, in which culinary means "related to cooking", is the art of the preparation, cooking and presentation of food, usually in the form of meals. People working in this field– especially in establishments such as restaurants– are commonly called "Chefs" or "Cooks", although, at its most general, the terms "Culinary Artist" and "Culinarian" are also used. Culinarians are required to have knowledge of food science, nutrition and diet and are responsible for preparing meals that are as pleasing to the eye as well as to the palate.

Arts > Journalism >

Career in Journalism

By: Journalist in Various Assignments

Journalism is the production and distribution of reports on the interaction of events, facts, ideas, and people that are the "news of the day" and that impacts society to at least some degree. The word applies to the occupation (professional or not), the methods of gathering information, and the organizing literary styles. Journalistic media include: print, television, radio, Internet, and, in the past, newsreels.

Science > Information Technology >

Career in Computer Engineering

By: Computer Engineer in Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Tecnologia, UNT

Computer engineering has an integral vision of the computer, from the layers related to the user, the apps, to the layers related to the computer, the hardware and even the ones related to the intercommunication between the computers, the internet. So computer engineering is just a career in engineering that achieves an integration of all the knowledge that is in computers so they are able to have a very widespread application. Including all the achievements that have been seen lately as cell phones, all machines applied to medicine and artificial intelligence. All of them are areas of application of computer engineering.

Others > Agriculture >

Career in Hemp Farming

By: Director in Everest Eco Hemp

Hemp Farming is not growing Marijuana. Hemp and Marijuana come from the same plant called Cannabis but are 2 very different things. Hemp is the sister plant of Marijuana which has a lot of uses but no drug content.

Arts > Fine Arts >

Career in Multimedia Art

By: Self Employed in Various Creative Assignments

Multimedia art is an art married with technology and that is why multimedia suppose to be mix media which is other popular terminology. So multimedia art is an art which has a technological aspects to it. It is a mix of human skill plus the work you do with technology.

Others > Acting >

Career in Teaching Drama

By: Teacher in Doon School, Dehradun

Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance. It represents various stages and realities of life. It represents art and philosophy of life in various cultures like in Greek, Indian or Chinese culture. It requires creative energy and urge to perform. One has to understand people, their behaviour and various parts of society and human psycology. The enactment of drama in theatre, performed by actors on a stage before an audience, presupposes collaborative modes of production and a collective form of reception. It is spontaneous and a social activity also at the same time as per the theory of the Drama.

Commerce > Hospitality Entrepreneurship >

Career in Hotelier

By: Hotelier in Hotel Inderlok Dehradun

Commerce > Marketing >

Career in Business Development

By: Executive Director in UCM Foundation of India

Business Development means expanding business in terms of revenue and profits.

Commerce > Finance >

Career in Asset Sales

By: Sales Manager in ICICI Bank, Goa

Assets are related to loans and in asset sales, an individual is required to sell loans. The Loan Portfolio includes home loans, car loans, personal loans, credit cards, loans against property and gold loans. An asset manager needs to understand the customers asset requirements before offering them a particular loan.

Others > Youtubing >

Career in Youtubing

By: Youtuber in Desigirltraveller

YouTube is a free video-hosting website that allows members to store and serve video content. Videos that have been uploaded to YouTube may appear on the YouTube website and can also be posted on other websites, though the files are hosted on the YouTube server. YouTube members and website visitors can share YouTube videos on a variety of web platforms by using a link or by embedding HTML code.

Commerce > Accountancy >

Career in Chartered Accountancy

By: Deputy Finance Officer in DIT University

A Chartered Accountant is one who is specialised in accounting, auditing and taxation. He also serves as a management and corporate caretaker. Some are engaged in public practice work, others work in the private sector and some are employed by government bodies.

Science > Medicine - Homeopathy >

Career in Homeopathy

By: Homeopathy Physician in Self Employed

Homeopathy is a method of curing and treating disease and disorders. It’s a system to medicine without side effects. Its also an effective and holistic approach for restoration of health.

Others > Speaking >

Career in Public Speaking

By: Public Speaker in Shaping Speakers

Public speaking (also called oratory or oration) is the process or act of performing a speech to a live audience. This type of speech is deliberately structured with three general purposes to inform, to persuade and to entertain.

Arts > Advertising >

Career in Advertising

By: Creative Strategist in Various Creative Assignments

Advertising is how you communicate value of a product to the end user.

Arts > Game Designing >

Career in Game Environment Art

By: Game Environment Creator in Dhruva Interactive

An environment artist is someone who works in the video game industry as a 3D modeler, specializing in outdoor or indoor locations for a game's setting. ... Environment artistry has become an increasingly desired field of work since the rise of console gaming.

Others > Skill Based >

Career in Tarot Card Reading

By: Tarot Card Reader in Dehradun

Tarot cards are one of many forms of divination. They are commonly used to measure potential outcomes and evaluate influences surrounding a person, an event, or both.

Arts > Sociology >

Career in Sociology

By: H O D, Sociology Dept. in M K P, PG College

Sociology is the study of society. Its the the study of the development, structure, and functioning of human society.

Science > Information Technology >

Career in Machine Learning

By: Consultant in Calliope Data

Data Engineering is the gathering, collecting and storing of data, conducting batch processing or real-time processing on it, and evaluating data solutions within organisations.

Others > Filmmaking >

Career in Cinematography

By: Cinematographer in Kannada Film Industry

Basically Cinematography is the art of photography and camerawork in film-making or art of motion-picture photography by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either electronically by means of an image sensor, or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as film stock.

Others > Skill Based >

Career in Life Insurance Sales

By: Branch Manger in ING

Insurance sales agents commonly sell one or more types of insurance, such as property and casualty, life, health, and long-term care. We insure alot of our belongings whether it is a house or a car or other things. But the most important things that one has to be careful is about insuring life.

Science > Engineering - Civil >

Career in Civil Engineering

By: Civil Engineer in Revamp Terrace

Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, airports, sewerage systems, pipelines and railways.

Commerce > Marketing >

Career in Sales & Marketing

By: Senior Sales Manager in Ramada, Dehradun

Sales & Marketing are two different aspects. Sales being the way, one markets a particular product, at the right price to the right person. However, marketing is how one markets that product and makes the audience aware of the same whether through strategies or otherwise.

Commerce > Indian Air Force >

Career in IAF Accounting Services

By: Director Finance in Indian Air Force

In Accounting Services, one is responsible for efficient financial management of funds. He also acts as internal auditor to ensure a zero-defect audit from outside agencies.

Others > Agriculture >

Career in Organic Farming

By: Farmer in The Organic Tree

Organic farming is an alternative agricultural system which originated early in the 20th century in reaction to rapidly changing farming practices. Organic farming continues to be developed by various organic agriculture organizations today.

Arts > Graphic Designing >

Career in Graphic Designing

By: Graphic Designer in Joyn

Graphic design is the process of visual communication and problem solving using one or more of typography, photography and illustration.

Others > Acting >

Career in Acting

By: Television Actor in Various Assignments

An actor is a person who acts, or has a role (a part) in a movie, television show, play, or radio show. Sometimes actors only sing or dance, or sometimes they only work on radio.

Commerce > Management >

Career in Security Management

By: Chief Security Officer in Ramada, Dehradun

Security management is a broad field that encompasses everything from the supervision of security guards at malls and museums to the installation of high-tech security management systems designed to protect an organization's data.

Arts > Interior Designing >

Career in Interior Designing

By: Interior Designer in Aditi Sharma Design Studios

The art or process of designing the interior decoration of a room or building."

Commerce > Accountancy >

Career in Chartered Accountancy

By: Partner in Batra Agrawal Associates

Chartered Accountants were the first accountants to form a professional accounting body, initially established in Scotland in 1854

Science > Medicine - Dentistry >

Career in Dentistry

By: Dentist in R V Dental Clinic, Ghaziabad

Dentistry is a branch of medicine that is involved in the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral cavity, commonly in the dentition but also the oral mucosa, and of adjacent and related structures and tissues, particularly in the maxillofacial area.

Arts > Mass Communication >

Career in Teaching Mass Communication

By: Teacher in Doon University

Teaching Mass Communication is the imparting or exchanging of information on a large scale to a wide range of people.

Others > Fitness >

Career in Kalaripayattu

By: Kalaripayattu Trainer in Freelance

Kalaripayattu (pronounced as Kalarippayatt) is a martial art, which originated as a style in Kerala, southern India (North Malabar). The word kalari first appears in the Tamil Sangam literature to describe both a battlefield and combat arena. The word kalari tatt denoted a martial feat, while kalari kozhai meant a coward in war.

Commerce > Entrepreneurship >

Career in Entrepreneurship

By: Founder in Tayna Events

The capacity and willingness to develop, organize and manage a business venture along with any of its risks in order to make a profit. The most obvious example of entrepreneurship is the starting of new businesses. In economics, entrepreneurship combined with land, labor, natural resources and capital can produce profit

Commerce > Company Secretaryship >

Career in Company Secretary

By: Group Company Secretary in Genpact, India

The company secretary is responsible for the efficient administration of a company, particularly with regard to ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and for ensuring that decisions of the board of directors are implemented. The company secretary ensures that an organisation complies with relevant legislation and regulation, and keeps board members informed of their legal responsibilities.

Arts > Journalism >

Career in News Anchoring

By: News Anchor in HNN 24*7

A news anchor also known as a newsreader, newscaster, anchorman or anchorwoman, news anchor or simply an anchor, is a person who presents news during a news program on television, on the radio or on the Internet.

Commerce > Business >

Career in Petroleum Dealership

By: Managing Director in Premier Motors

Petroleum Dealership is the activity of setting up an establishment that buys petroleum products from a producer or distributor for wholesale and/or retail reselling.

Arts > Fashion Designing >

Career in Fashion Designing

By: Owner in Lakhina Couture

Fashion designing is the art of application of design and aesthetics or natural beauty to clothing and accessories. Fashion design is influenced by cultural and social attitudes, and has varied over time and place.

Science > Public Administration >

Career in Forest & Wildlife Management

By: Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest in Uttarakhand Forest Department

Forest management is a branch of forestry concerned with overall administrative, economic, legal, and social aspects, as well as scientific and technical aspects, such as silviculture, protection, and forest regulation. This includes management for aesthetics, fish, recreation, urban values, water, wilderness, wildlife, wood products, forest genetic resources, and other forest resource values.

Arts > Fine Arts >

Career in Painting

By: Painter in Various Creative Assignments

Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a solid surface (support base). The medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush, but other implements, such as knives, sponges, and airbrushes, can be used.

Arts > Event Management >

Career in Event Decoration

By: Owner in The Event Yarn

As an event stylist, you work hard to bring a memorable atmosphere to an event. Creativity is the key to your success.

Arts > Writing >

Career in Writing

By: Writer in Various Literary Assignments

Writing is when you are engaged in writing books, articles, stories, etc especially as an occupation or profession; an author or journalist.

Science > Architecture >

Career in Architecture

By: Project Manager in AK Associates

Architecture is a general term to describe buildings and other physical structures, its the art and science of designing buildings and some nonbuilding structures. It's the style of design and method of construction of buildings and other physical structures.

Science > Statistics >

Career in Planning & Statistics

By: Chief Coordination Officer in Department Of Planning

Statistics is a branch of mathematics dealing with the collection, analysis, interpretation, presentation, and organization of data. Statistics in indispensable into planning in the modern age which is termed as the age of planning. Almost all over the world the govt. are re-storing to planning for economic development.

Arts > Language >

Career in Teaching English

By: Head, Dept of English in Government of Madhya Pradesh

Education is something that teaches you how to live a better life. Therefore, teaching is a very important function, in fact we all are born teachers, like mothers, they are the first teachers a child has. Teaching is the sharing of knowledge which comes naturally to a person and it is an unending process that benefits both the teacher and the learner.

Arts > Hospitality >

Career in Commercial Cooking

By: Chef in Beacon Cove, Melbourne

Commercial Cooking is different from Culinary Arts. It is cooking to earn money. It should not just be about earning money but also to satisfy the needs of people.

Others > Baking >

Career in Baking

By: Bakery Chef in Chhaya Cafe

Baking is a method of cooking food that uses prolonged dry heat, normally in an oven, but also in hot ashes, or on hot stones.

Commerce > Entrepreneurship >

Career in Entrepreneurship

By: CEO in Energias Market Research

Entrepreneurship is the process by which an individual (or team) identifies a business opportunity and acquires and deploys the necessary resources required for its exploitation. Entrepreneurship is the process of designing, launching and running a new business, which is more often than not, initially a small business, offering a product, process or service for sale or hire.