Recently we’ve seen boom for non-traditional courses. Degrees/certificate courses other than stereotypical- BA, BCom, BSc or mainstream professional courses like law (LLB), CA, medical science (MBBS), engineering (BE, BTech) etc.
Times Career, a weekly supplement of Maharashtra Times -leading Marathi newspaper has published booklet (or series of e-books?) for job-oriented courses. These are non-traditional courses which have gained lot of popularity and has generated job opportunities. Or I can it was other way around. First there was demand for such courses, later it’s been fulfilled. Career oriented courses have not only given choice to 12th pass, 10th pass students but also provided head-start when they graduate and enter in job market.
There’re few miscellaneous documents covering soft skills and general tips to ace in career you can get it if you download entire collection (mentioned in Part-I)
Note that I do not reserve rights to these e-books. The links for these soft copies only made available for the benefit of reader with no commercial or vested interest. They are written by Times group’s education division in collaboration with few institutes related to these programmes.
Flipkart.com has been one of the most successful Indian dot coms. The co-founders of flipkart- ex-employees of Amazon launched the website before Amazon saw market potential in India. Amazon now entered in Indian market with Junglee.com but flipkart is leaps ahead and surely going to keep no.1 position for years to come. Still, I’ve never used flipkart, which might look strange for person like me, who’s very active on the internet. It’s not that I prefer some other e-commerce site over flipkart. But honestly, I’ve not purchased anything online lately (except few apps from itunes). So I spent some time on flipkart.com and also added GMAT book purchase window for my Indian visitors, who now have option to buy GMAT books from flipkart.com (ckeck out the side bar on right!).
Now, when I thought, it’s time I should fulfil my “wishlists” I checked flipkart rather than amazon.com. And to my surprise, most of the books are cheaper of or at same prize than amazon. Look at the Harry Potter Book set banner for example: 20+% off on complete series book. And then I noticed Harry Potter’s Signature Edition Collection Box, a set of all HP books at less than 2,000 Rupees! 40+% off- that’s a steal! Get the Signature Edition at 1,979 Rs (less than $35!)
Recently while browsing best-of-the-best youtube videos I stumble upon video below:
Battle at kruger has more than 6 crores views (67 million+ views) on youtube alone. The video is about buffalo vs lion vs crocodile at Kruger National Park located in Africa. Everything you watch and hear in this video clip is incredible, including the comments of tourists shooting the clip. I was stun and speechless for 5 minutes after watching the entire film. And it deserved something more than sharing it on facebook or twitter. Yes it definitely deserves a special post in blog.
Although on the surface the film is about wildlife hunting in African jungle, there’re takeaways and it taught me a lot in 8/9 mins. It’s more than a film, it’s an inspiration to live, lessons for life and struggle for existence- the ultimate natural instings of all living beings.
The film is about winning, fighting back, fighting for life and existence, fighting against odds, fighting for hope. Reminded me of that cartoon we ‘share’ & ‘like’ on facebook and used to forward in emails. It recharges you to make a fresh start. In my case, yes I want to come back and start blogging (or start creating /publishing content on the web again. So as I mentioned in Part-I about the new venture it’s about to take off.