Monday, October 13, 2008

Unemployment, Youth and English- Who's Responsible

I am working with a Consultancy firm, who provided consultancy in Export/Imports, Central Excise matters, Customs, SEZ, STPI and EOU Units in India. I am working with this firm since almost 2 years and it indeed is a good reputed firm and has a good hold on clients and market. I am working as a Senior Executive and also looking after HR, IT and several other departments.

Today I want to share some of my experiences as an HR person. I recruit persons for my organisation for various departments and during interviews I come across lots of people mainly youngsters who have desires, aims and several hurdles to cross and finally want to glitter in their fields with many success tags on their chest. All of them wants to become big overnight and are full of attitude. I have never seen any down to earth youth who could be promising and could honestly answer to the questions asked to them.

Few days back I was busy with my routine work and got a flash on my cell, the number which was flashing was unknown to me, anyway I took the call and their was a guy on the other side with a hopeful voice. During my conversation with him I came to know that he is looking for a change from his present company and wants to work with us because of our name and fame in the market. I had a opening and was looking for a person specially experienced one so I readily agreed to call him for the interview in my office on the following Saturday.

On the decided day, that chap namely “Arun” appeared for the interview and I took him to the meeting room for the interview, after formal exchanges I asked him about his present company and work profile and he started it in a very unprofessional manner and his communication skills were proving that he is not at all comfortable with any of the languages which are widely spoken and accepted in India. Then and there I decided to drop him for the position I was interviewing him and gave a quick decision to him because continuing further that interview was a mere wastage of time knowingly. When I gave him a “NO”, he started pleading for the job which really irritated me; he started begging for the job despite his deficiencies and said that he is very hardworking. A special thing which I left about him is that in a span of two year he has changed 5 jobs as an Asst. manager and that only proved that he is not at all capable of facing challenges and arriving new horizons of professionalism.

Now I must share his qualifications also, he showed me a file which was overflowing with the certificates and degrees which he had acquired from several prestigious institutes and Universities in his 26 years of student life, all were satisfying but the moment he started speaking it was feeling like slapping him for not doing his homework on time. After he left I came back to my seat and again became busy in my work, but somewhere in my mind I was thinking about this guy only that why he have such a huge gap in his communication skills and despite of having several degrees why he is incompetent in the market. I kept thinking and had no answers, so I just left thinking about this.

After my dinner same evening I went to my bed for a nap but this guy was hidden somewhere in my mind and was forcing me to think about him only. I started thinking about his personality, speaking skills and writing skills which I usually check for in a candidate and I found that although he had every possible degree in his hands but a huge weakness was lying somewhere in his communication and I got my answer then and there.

In India, we talk about poverty, illiteracy, unemployment but have never thought of the reasons behind these things although we are very proud to say that several companies of this world are ready to invest and are setting up their business in India but still plenty of people are jobless and these companies are hiring people from world over for their key positions but are not even giving a chance to Indians.

This is all because although we Indians do our regular degrees and accumulate lots of knowledge regarding the current affairs, IT, Medicines, Aerospace, Automobiles but ignore the very basics of communication. We all lack communication skills in foreign languages majorly English and that is one of the reasons behind Unemployment.

I am thinking why not to device some innovative and revolutionary idea to take care of this monster “ENGLISH” which can definitely help in curbing unemployment to some extent…………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Anyways friends now we all have to devise some ideas which could help our youths who are already having all the possible degrees under their belts but could not speak well and due to this weakness of theirs they could not win the races and are struggling at the basement of their careers. If anyone of you have some fresh ideas in helping curb unemployment then please revert to me on my e-mail

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Amit Kadian- Super Model 2010

Amit Kadian born on 14th December 1983,
Height 5’11”
Weight 70 Kgs
Waist 31”

From the above stats it is proven that this guy has a wonderful body and killing looks. Amit Kadian a new name in the modelling and glamour world, this guy is working round-o-clock to achieve what he dreamt for…………… On one side he has a government job in his hand and on the other half he is a full grown slightly immature model who is struggling his way out to enter the world of glamour and good faces. Amit Kadian has done lots of shoots for several companies and their brands till date and still doing lots of project………………..basically he is a Ramp model and also interested in lots of Still shoots…his face have the freshness of a super model and his slim fitted body with good muscle tone and toned body stands him apart from all his counterparts.
Whatever projects Amit has done till date is his sole hard work and dedication towards his profession. He is very professional and full of ethics, he have set his own rules for life….he is not easy going guy but a tough guy who knows what and when to do. He have achieved several goals and still doing his best in life to achieve the unfulfilled ones. His sheer dedication towards his work and helpful nature is the best assets which I guess he possesses. He can be very rude at times so that the other person or friend would not do anything wrong and at times he is so caring and loving that friends feels like his small baby. He takes care of everyone around him…………….

Professional Career
Amit Kadian- has done lots of remarkable work in the arena….. He has worked with leading photographers’ of this Industry of Glam and to name a few--- Mr.Supriyo Nath…………………………………………………………………...

Ramp Modelling for the Brands like-------------------------------------------------------

Peter England
Sahara Newspaper
More and Trends

Still Photography:-
Apart from all these, he is a regular face in several popular magazines like-More and Trends, Yellow Guides, Shoppers Paradise, fashion Parade……………………………….

Amit is currently serving Central Government with his stunning performance at Delhi Cantt and is a Graduate from Delhi University and a MAT qualifier. He is currently pursuing his MBA from a well reputed institute of Delhi.

From all the above stats you would judge that what a hard working and tough guy he is… He has the ability to turn stones into gold through his hard work and honest nature……..

Lets wish him all the very best for his upcoming career in the Glam World if anyone interested to take him in his/her shoots or for ramp modelling could contact him at his e-mail ID:-

Thursday, May 8, 2008


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Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act 1992
Foreign Trade (Regulations) Rules 1993
Foreign Trade Policy 2004-2009
Foreign Exchange Management Act 1999
Customs Act 1962
Customs Tariff Act 1975
Central Excise Act 1944
Central Excise Tariff Act 1985
Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Activities Act 1974
Marine Insurance Act 1963
Carriage of goods by Sea Act 1925
Carriage by Air Act 1972and many other acts and regulations.

Although these Acts are made by different Ministries of Govt. of India, they have empowered Custom Department to ensure compliance of rules by Importers/ Exporters because only Custom Department is present at the Borders/ Frontiers. Therefore the Custom Department perform a very major role in a Foreign Trade Transaction. Customs Department grants license to a a person to act as a "Custom House Agent" to guide the Importers & Exporters about the Various regulations under Customs Act and other Allied Acts mentioned above. Therefore it can be said that a Licensed Custom House Agent also perform a major role in a Foreign Trade Transaction. In fact, the Custom House Agent acts as a bridge between Customs Department & Importers/Exporters.

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Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi.
Fore School of Mangement & Studies, New Delhi.
PHD Chamber of Commerce, New Delhi.
Federation of Export Promotion Council of India, New Delhi.
Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan, New Delhi.
State Bank Staff College, Gurgaon.
Small Indutries Services Institute, New Delhi.
HRD Centre, New Delhi.
Indian Institute of Materials Management, New Delhi.
Institute of Management Studies, New Delhi.

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Sardar Bhagat Singh

Sardar Bhagat Singh (1907 - 1931)

Family of Patriots

Bhagat Singh was born in a Sikh family of farmers in the village of Banga of Layalpur district of Punjab (now in Pakistan) on September 27th of 1907. His family stood for patriotism, reform, and freedom of the country. His grandfather Arjun Singh was drawn to Arya Samaj, a reformist movement of Hinduism, and took keen interest in proceedings of the Indian National Congress. Bhagat Singh's father Kishen Singh and uncle Ajit Singh were members of Ghadr Party founded in the U.S. in early years of this century to route British rule in India. Both were jailed for alleged anti-British activities. Ajit Singh had 22 cases against him and was forced to flee to Iran. Thereafter he went to Turkey, Austria, Germany and finally to Brazil to escape Black Water (Kalapani) punishment for his revolutionary activities in India.

The Jalianwala Bagh Massacre

Young Bhagat Singh was brought up in a politically charged state of Punjab which was left with a seething memory of the Jalianwala massacre of more than 400 innocent lives and thousands injured (1919). As a lad of fourteen he went to this spot to collect soil from the park of Jalianwala (bagh) in his lunch box, sanctified by the blood of the innocent and kept it as a memento for life.

Bhagat Singh was studying at the National College founded by Lala Lajpatrai, a great revolutionary leader and reformist. To avoid early marriage, he ran away from home and, became a member of the youth organization Noujawan Bharat Sabha which had memberships of all sects and religions. He met Chandrashekhar Azad, B.K. Dutt and other revolutionaries. They used to print handouts and newspapers in secret and spread political awareness in India through Urdu, Punjabi and English. These were all banned activities in India at the time, punishable with imprisonment.

The Simon Commission, Murder of Lala Lajpatrai and the Revenge

Anti-British feelings were spreading; Indians wanted some proper representation in running the administration of their country to which British reciprocated only on paper. Noticing restlessness was spreading, the British Government appointed a commission under the leadership of Sir John Simon in 1928, to report on political happenings. There was no single Indian member in this commission, and all the political parties decided to boycott the commission when it planned to visit major cities of India.

In Lahore, Lala Lajpatrai (picture) and Pandit Madan Mohan Malavia decided to protest to the commission in open about their displeasure. It was a silent protest march, yet the police chief Scott had banned meetings or processions. Thousands joined, without giving room for any untoward incident. Even then, Scott beat Lala Lajpatrai severely with a lathi (bamboo stick) on the head several times. Finally the leader succumbed to the injuries.

Bhagat Singh who was an eye witness to the morbid scene vowed to take revenge and with the help of Azad, Rajguru and Sukhadev plotted to kill Scott. Unfortunately he killed Mr. Sanders, a junior officer, in a case of mistaken identity. He had to flee from Lahore to escape death punishment.

Bomb in the Assembly

Instead of finding the root cause for discontent of Indians, the British government took to more repressive measures. Under the Defense of India Act, it gave more power to the police to arrest persons to stop processions with suspicious movements and actions. The act brought in the council was defeated by one vote. Even then it was to be passed in the form of an ordinance in the "interest of the public." No doubt the British were keen to arrest all leaders who opposed its arbitrary actions, and Bhagat Singh who was in hiding all this while, volunteered to throw a bomb in the central assembly where the meeting to pass the ordinance was being held. It was a carefully laid out plot, not to cause death or injury but to draw the attention of the government, that the modes of its suppression could no more be tolerated. It was agreed that Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt would court arrest after throwing the bomb.

It was a forgone conclusion in 1929 April 8th at Delhi Central Assembly. Singh and Dutt threw handouts, and bombed in the corridor not to cause injury and courted arrest after shouting slogans Inquilab Zindabad (Long Live, Revolution!)

Meanwhile the killers of Sanders were identified by the treachery of Bhagat Singh's friends who became "Approvers." Bhagat Singh thought the court would be a proper venue to get publicity for the cause of freedom, and did not want to disown the crime. But he gave a fiery statement giving reasons for killing which was symbolic of freedom struggle. He wanted to be shot like a soldier, and not die at the gallows. But, his plea was rejected, and he was hanged on the 23rd of March 1931. He was 24.

Bhagat Singh became a legendary hero for the masses. Innumerable songs were composed about him, and the youth throughout the country made him their ideal. He became a symbol of bravery and a goal to free India.

Mahatma Gandhi on the Martyrdom of Bhagat Singh

Freedom fighter Sardar Bhagat Singh was hanged by the British on accusations of anti-government activities on March 23, 1931. Here, Gandhi pays tribute to the patriotism of the young martyr while disagreeing with his revolutionary methods. Excerpted from Gandhi's article in Young India.

Bhagat Singh and his two associates have been hanged. The Congress made many attempts to save their lives and the Government entertained many hopes of it, but all has been in a vain.
Bhagat Singh did not wish to live. He refused to apologize, or even file an appeal. Bhagat Singh was not a devotee of non-violence, but he did not subscribe to the religion of violence. He took to violence due to helplessness and to defend his homeland. In his last letter, Bhagat Singh wrote --" I have been arrested while waging a war. For me there can be no gallows. Put me into the mouth of a cannon and blow me off." These heroes had conquered the fear of death. Let us bow to them a thousand times for their heroism.
But we should not imitate their act. In our land of millions of destitute and crippled people, if we take to the practice of seeking justice through murder, there will be a terrifying situation. Our poor people will become victims of our atrocities. By making a dharma of violence, we shall be reaping the fruit of our own actions.

Hence, though we praise the courage of these brave men, we should never countenance their activities. Our dharma is to swallow our anger, abide by the discipline of non-violence and carry out our duty.

March 29, 1931

Happy Republic Day

I wish you all a very Happy Republic Day. Let's pledge on this Republic Day that we all will work harder and safer towards the growth of our motherland. Let's take the oath to pay our Taxes on time and will keep our country clean and Green.