Career Planning and its relevance among Contemporary Youth

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“Career planning is important because you don’t want to go with the wind; you want to follow your dreams and ‘now’ is a better time than ‘later’.  Twelfth standard is a crucial time of your life as most of the competitive exams are held after the plus two boards.” – Suman Das, B.Com Hons     As new job advertorials are popping up […]

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Chameleon Lights: From Journalist to Poet

While most of us pursue higher education and then move to jobs, following the monotonous everyday routine, here is a journalist who in spite of having a compact schedule found time to pen down verses in his debut book, Chameleon Lights. He is Ayushman Jamwal, Senior News Editor at CNN-News18. Oxford Bookstore Kolkata, witnessed the launch of the book Chameleon […]

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#100FireFlies: Friends, Sky lanterns & Diwali.

  “Let’s use one hash-tag to share all our experiences over social media. What should it be?” “#100FireFlies”, said the very enthusiastic Madhura. The creative soul that she is, I couldn’t object. The sky lanterns had by then dotted the sky like the little fireflies. And somewhere below, thirteen smiling faces looked up in excitement. An evening well spent. If you […]

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Why “Analytics specialisation” in your MBA programme?

Have you ever wondered? How the world would have been if we could predict any natural disaster like Nepal’s earthquake or for that matter even the after-shocks. How good it would have been if we could predict the box office collection of Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Could we have prevented the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attack in 2008 How about an intelligent, auto-balancing […]

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International Yoga Day celebrations in Kolkata

  Did you know? Yoga is one form of exercise which constitutes of full body workout and helps you master your breathing. It also improves flexibility, calms your mind and helps develop immunity. And these are just a few of the many benefits of doing Yoga regularly. Having originated in India, Yoga incorporates philosophy, religion and practices. In the light […]

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Wi-Fi and Kolkata, the city of the future.

The Chief Minister of West Bengal – Mamata Banerjee today launched the Wi-Fi in the Park Street area. She had earlier announced, in the course of the next two months, the entire city under the Kolkata Municipal Corporation and the area of Salt Lake shall get access to “free” Wi-Fi, provided by Reliance Jio and aided by the Government of West […]

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Kolkata – a Love story .

You flow effortlessly into the remainder of my nostalgia; a life of stamps on postcards, of sophisticated salons and bittersweet before-dinner drinks; of operas and foreign languages and relics from faraway lands. Yes, it is a certain kind of world, one that few see, but indeed, it was mine.   Or it could have been my world, if only I […]

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In revelry and dissent, my Calcutta

This city of Calcutta, the city of an ever changing skyline.. the city that never stops, radiating from every corner – the exuberance of its colours, its enthusiasm, its spirit. “Tilottoma” Kolkata, the ever beautiful city as it is referred to, refers to its spirit and the sense of grace. For cynics, Calcutta offers satire and sarcasm in its lanes. […]

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Basic Photography workshop at Loreto College, Kolkata

I was invited to conduct a “Two days Basic Photography and Social Media workshop” in Loreto College, Kolkata. On the first day (22nd March 2014) I spoke about basic framing of a photograph, importance of framing giving relevant examples. In the social media side – I spoke about my own story and how my blog helped me transform myself and […]

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Seminar at Loreto College, Kolkata.

I was invited to Loreto College to have 2 sessions on basic photography and social media. That came to me as a surprise, specially because I knew no one from the college. The chief coordinator (President of the club) knew me from my blog. Kolkata is supposed to be very reluctant about social media awareness and we do not see […]

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