|June 18, 2019|
|5 questions to ask yourself before starting a company|
When you are working with a friend or spouse, there's every possibility of your business and personal relationship getting adversely impacted if something goes wrong between two partners, warns Archana Khosla.
|May 13, 2019|
|Why this state's students want NEET|
While the start may have been rocky, with renewed syllabus and coaching, students and teachers are largely in favour of the exam.
|May 03, 2019|
|Work: The 888 vs 996 debate|
In comparison, a full-time employee in Beijing works for an average of 2,096 hours a year, says Shyamal Majumdar.
|April 10, 2019|
|'I want to remove the tezaab from their minds'|
Activist, motivational speaker and acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal talks about her 'not so glamorous life', daily struggles and how she's preparing herself for the future.
|March 30, 2019|
|Why Abhishek Jaiswal likes trainspotting|
He often spends nights camping on the platforms of obscure stations, sometimes without food or water, anticipating the entry of a train -- either on camera or simply as a memory.
|March 05, 2019|
|डी एमसी: धमाकेदार रैपर गर्ल|
हिप-हॉप आर्टिस्ट दीपा उन्नीकृष्णन ने रिडिफ़.कॉम की दिव्या नायर को बताया कि उनके जैसे कलाकारों को सफलता तक पहुंचने के लिये कितनी कड़ी मेहनत और कितना लंबा इंतज़ार करना पड़ता है।
Glass ceiling? What's that, ask these gritty women
These inspiring stories of women shattering the glass ceiling will make you believe in a brighter, gender positive future for India.
|February 12, 2019|
|Why women engineers in India are unemployed, unhappy?|
'When women act assertively, express anger or vocalise their accomplishments -- examples of characteristics that are seen among leaders in most organisations -- they often receive pushback because these behaviours do not align with traditionally feminine attributes.'
|February 08, 2019|
|A Star chef in 3 nations|
'More and more young chefs, instead of inventing new things, are exploring more deeply inside India,' Indian Accent's Manish Mehrotra tells Rahul Jacob.
|January 29, 2019|
|Now job opportunities abroad under govt initiative|
A fresh global skill gap study shows how India can tap opportunities in Germany, New Zealand, Qatar, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE and the UK.
|January 28, 2019|
|Want a career in animation? Read this!|
'I can snap my fingers and get 1,000 people overnight, but I can't guarantee that they will develop because there has been zero change in education in the country in the last nine years.'
|December 13, 2018|
|ISB sees 46% rise in offers|
Marquee recruiters made premium offers, with consulting leading the pack by making 25.04% of the offers, followed by IT/ITeS (18.59%), e-commerce (10.55%) and BFSI (10.13%).
|November 30, 2018|
|Grads, want a job? Do CV yoga!|
Every month you should work on these questions: Who am I? What skill set do I have? What experience do I have?
|November 13, 2018|
|Students! Beware UGC's plagiarism rules!|
The new guidelines can act as a deterrent for students who have for years been unfairly reaping the benefits of the 'Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V' method of research.
|October 16, 2018|
|Can an MBA change your future?|
A good business school will put you through a battery of tests to improve your soft skills, says Dr Tarun Pasricha.
|September 28, 2018|
|Why competition is good at work|
Intense competition in an industry leads to more pro-social behaviour, like sharing, co-operation, and volunteering, a study has revealed.
|August 31, 2018|
|Why Adhyayan is good for your child|
The Adhyayan Quality Standard engages schools in self-review to improve education standards, says Anjuli Bhargava.
Do you gossip at work?
Workplace ethics are about treating others the way one would want to be treated, says Kartik Kompella.
|July 12, 2018|
|Want to work with the government of India?|
The ministry will engage 30 young graduates, postgraduates and PhD-holders in the fields of urban planning, urban design, engineering, information and technology, urban mobility, finance, social sector, and environmental issues.
|May 25, 2018|
|Parents, please read this!|
'One of my teachers gave a student a C in some subject and the father says to me: "I didn't send my son to an expensive school like this for him to get a C!"'
|May 19, 2018|
|The Indian guests at the Royal Wedding|
'It is a great honour and responsibility because I will be a representative of India at the wedding,' Suhani Jalota -- whose Myna Mahila Foundation was selected by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as one of the seven charities to benefit from donations from the Royal Wedding - tells Rediff.com's Archana Masih.
|November 06, 2017|
|An interview students MUST read|
'Adaptability is what is needed right now and students have to continuously learn the new tools to remain relevant in the career they choose.'
|September 01, 2017|
|Revenge trumps SEX on YouTube!|
Taylor Swift's new revenge song shattered YouTube records and beat the Despacito remix, which was about sex.
|August 22, 2017|
|How to fire employees with dignity|
'After all, how you treat people on their way out of the door does not go unnoticed by the rest of your organisation,' says Shyamal Majumdar.
|August 18, 2017|
|'Kangana Ranaut has daring fashion sense'|
GenNext designer Sumiran Sharma, 30, of ANAAM talks about his collection, design inspiration and why he wants to style Kangana Ranaut.
They live their lives as mermaids!
The mythical creature of the sea are now quite real. Women are turning to mermaiding for an emotional lift and for fitness! Reuters photographer Pilar Olivares plunges into the lifestyle.
|August 10, 2017|
|SCARY! India is not producing good students|
'We are not producing good students who are examining issues independently of what they are being fed either by the media or their educators,' says Aakar Patel.
|July 31, 2017|
|Radio jockeys, the new celebrities|
Today, radio is the hyper-local medium that has gone beyond its role of reading the news or playing popular music. Manavi Kapur and Nikita Puri report.
|June 28, 2017|
|'People call me a bombshell'|
Four contestants who competed at the Lakme Fashion Week Plus size model auditions tell us how they deal with body shaming.
'There is talent. We have to nurture it'
Professor Bhaskar Ramamurthi of IIT-Madras discusses the disparity between academic vision and industry needs with Shobha Warrier/Rediff.com.
|May 06, 2017|
|'How good are the IIITs?'|
Education counsellor NNS Chandra offers advice to students planning to take up a course abroad.
|March 31, 2017|
|Is this how we treat our doctors?|
'Does it make any difference to you, that one of our doctors almost lost his vision, while you delayed in immediately getting the right care for your family member, as per his advice?'
|March 11, 2017|
|'Will cost of US education go up?'|
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on entrance examinations, admission procedures at international universities.
|February 27, 2017|
|Beware! These mistakes ruin your office meeting|
Invite only those people to the meeting who are going to be directly affected by the subject discussed.
Married? Why should you let it affect your career?
Faced with a situation where the spouse's transferable job keeps taking the family to different locations, thus jeopardising their own careers, many women simply fall off their career track and resign themselves to relocation every time their husband gets transferred, says Sudha Menon.
|February 24, 2017|
|Job alert: Parliament may soon hire students as interns|
Taking a leaf from the US, Canada and the UK, where students and research scholars get to work with Parliamentary panels, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan is pushing for induction of interns in the Parliamentary standing committees.
|February 18, 2017|
|'Is my son safe in the US?'|
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on how to pick the right international education.
|February 10, 2017|
|Chocolicious! The best job in the world|
The man who tastes chocolates for a living has tasted over 2,200 chocolates from different countries in the last two years, says T E Narasimhan.
The Indian sixth-graders who are taking on Siri
At the GO-JEK hackathon in Bengaluru, there were over 100 people working on their projects. Most were between the ages of 25 and 30. All except the CoderDragons: Mrinal Jain is 11, and Shreyas Katuri is 12. Nikita Puri meets the pre-teens who are building a virtual voice assistant named Erica.
CampusAlert: Slowdown hits new IIMs
IIM-Udaipur is yet to place 20 of its 144 students.
|January 25, 2017|
|The roar of Blank Noise|
Geentanjali Krishna reports on the non-profit public art initiative that is working for freedom from fear and restrictions for women.
|January 18, 2017|
|Do you want a job in the telecom sector?|
Nearly 20 lakh jobs will be up for grabs for those having skill such as IoT, mobility solutions, telecom infrastructure, network architectures, sales among others.
How is DL MBA different from regular MBAs?
In a first, IIMA launches 2-year distance learning course
How to build a fantabulous team
As a function head or a founder, it is your primary role to get good people excited to work for you or your firm, feels T N Hari, head of HR, BigBasket.
|January 04, 2017|
|Meet India's only practising taxidermist|
Mumbai's Santosh Gaikwad is on a mission to preserve India's wildlife for future generations, says Nikita Puri.
No holidays please! We are Indian
Repeated surveys have shown that India is among the world's top vacation-deprived countries. Kanika Datta reflects on our work-life balance - the lack thereof that is.
|December 26, 2016|
|Welcome to Smart India Hackathon 2017!|
Whether you are a mobile App designer, a systems designer or a person with strong data analytical skills, there is a problem you can take on and solve and take India Forward.
|December 22, 2016|
|How this Kerala hacker tricked Apple|
Engineering student Hemanth Joseph, who bypassed Apple's activation lock, is now the poster boy for a young community of ethical hackers.
|December 13, 2016|
|'The Navy transforms you as a person'|
Captain Krishna Swaminathan, Commanding Officer of the INS Vikramaditya, India's majestic aircraft carrier, and naval pilot Lieutenant Commander Lalit Yadav tell Rediff.com's Prasanna D Zore why the Indian Navy is a "very, very good" career option.
Read: 5 career rules that make no sense
Is it a bad idea to quit your job to study?
|September 24, 2016|
|'Should I go for CAT or GMAT?'|
International education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on how to pick the right international education.
|September 20, 2016|
|'Men cannot multitask as women do'|
Uzma Irfan, daughter of Irfan Razak, chairman and managing director of the Prestige Group tells how she balances family and work.
|July 28, 2016|
|How to get a Central government job|
In an online chat with readers, Amit Chaudhary from Sarkari Jobs answered queries on how to crack the SSC Combined Graduate Level exam.
Start-up tips: How to build a winning culture
If you don't design a winning culture, a culture will get created by default. And, most often than not, it's not pretty, says well-known Indian American venture capitalist, Desh Deshpande.
|May 14, 2016|
|'How to get a better pay raise?'|
In a recent chat with readers, Utkarsh Rai, author of Faster, Smarter, Higher, addressed queries on how employees can deal with their bosses.
|April 28, 2016|
|Is job hopping a good idea?|
Anushka Saboo explores the possibilities of whether the grass is really greener on the other side.
|April 20, 2016|
|Origami in high heels|
Designer Runa Ray, whose edgy line inspired by an ancient discipline made it to the February New York Fashion Week, discussed the showing with Tista Sengupta/Rediff.com
Are you ready to start your own business?
As an entrepreneur the most important quality you have to have is that all consuming passion to become an entrepreneur.
|April 11, 2016|
|'Indian girls should be brave'|
Meet model Smita Lasrado, the Mumbai girl who is turning on the heat at international runways for labels like Chanel, Vivienne Westwood, Etam etc.
How to bag a summer internship
Be prepared. Know where to look.
'I survived. So can you'
Hailing from a village having no electricity, Ankur Mishra now runs two start-ups, educates his community, gives TED Talks and is on his third novel.
|March 25, 2016|
|Meet delivery 'boy' Sreekumari S|
She is one of the first women to ride into the male-dominated world of e-commerce delivery agents -- or 'delivery associates' as they are called at Amazon.
|March 23, 2016|
|'I never wanted to get a job'|
Meet 20-yr-old Aditya Vikram, a self-learned app developer who chose starting a business over a formal education.
|December 22, 2015|
|The blind CEO who built a 50 crore company|
Visually impaired Srikanth Bolla is the CEO of Hyderabad-based Bollant Industries, an organisation that employs uneducated disabled employees to manufacture eco-friendly, disposable consumer packaging solutions.
|December 10, 2015|
|'Only the journey matters'|
Darjeeling born Ekom Mamik found her true calling in life in Kenya, when she least expected it.
|December 04, 2015|
|'They called us prostitutes who should be stoned'|
In a no-holds-barred interview, 20-year-old Nikita Azad discusses the backlash she has faced after #HappytoBleed, the campaign she launched to protest a derogatory statement made by the chief of the Sabarimala Devasom Board.
|October 22, 2015|
|'The people in the North East are very fashion-forward'|
In the fourth part of this series on North East Indian fashion designers and their struggles to attain success and visibility, Atsu Sekhose says he defines his success mantra as "repeat customers + good sales."
|October 19, 2015|
|The Silk Route to Success|
Tista Sengupta catches up with five emerging designers from North East India -- Daniel Syiem, Atsu Sekhose, Meghna Rai Medhi, Dhiraj Deka and Sanjukta Dutta -- who, in their own way, are fighting to keep their traditional art of weaving alive.
How to have a Happy Monday at work
Instead of sulking and being lazy, it is important that you brave up and beat the blues
|October 16, 2015|
|Does your start-up need a lawyer?|
The nature of the entity you choose for your business, how you structure its legal form, how conducive you make it to receive funding, compliance with statutes from the outset, are all vital parameters that a good lawyer can lend you his experience with.
|October 09, 2015|
The inspiring story of B Udhaya Krishna and his friends is the story of today's aspirational India, the India that encourages entrepreneurial spirit. Hurdles like poverty, discouragement and insults are just temporary hindrances in front of them to work hard to achieve their dreams.
|September 29, 2015|
|How not to be a mountain monkey!|
'Use your emotion well. My own Vedanta guru would say, "Anger should be like a handkerchief. Take it out of your pocket, use it, and then return it to your pocket".'
|September 22, 2015|
|Odisha girl wins top award at Google Science Fair |
Her project aims to clean waste water by flowing through different layers of corn cobs which is a cost-effective and simple technique of cleaning water.
10 rules of discipline for start-up founders
Yes, startups neither have a rigid structure, nor do they have to be uptight about things, but basic discipline is a must, and it is in the hands of startup founders to inculcate some rules within the team.
|September 18, 2015|
|How a farm labourer became a millionare|
From earning Rs 5 a day as a farm labourer to starting an IT services company that is worth Rs 15 million, Jyoti Reddy's story of success is nothing short of an inspiring movie plot.
|September 02, 2015|
|'A model's life is not easy'|
London-based Indian model Bhavna Suri tells us why models deserve equal respect as any other profession.
|August 18, 2015|
|'Bootstrapping has made me the person I am today'|
Thank you for giving YourStory a chance to live, to be with you, to be a part of you. It's found a life and blossomed because of the love you have given unconditionally, says Shradha Sharma, founder and chief editor, Yourstory, that recently raised undisclosed amount from Ratan Tata, the chairman emeritus of Tata Sons.
How to write a perfect CV
Your resume should be comprehensive but also concise, because its fate is decided in just ten seconds
|August 14, 2015|
|My dream for India is...|
Changemakers from across the country share their wishlist -- how to build a better India.
|August 13, 2015|
|6 reasons why start-ups succeed|
A start-up that just focuses on discounting for growth without a balancing effort towards product will soon find itself riding a tiger that's impossible to get off from.
|August 05, 2015|
|Internship offers up by 50% at IIT-Kharagpur|
Top global brands such as Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Microsoft, Facebook and Texas Instruments visited the campus.
12 habits of highly confident people
There is a difference between being confident and being arrogant, says Virender Kapoor.
The rapper who is taking on Unilever
Sofia Ashraf's video 'Kodaikanal Won't,' slamming Hindustan Unilever for alleged 'mercury poisoning,' has gone viral with over 25,000 online petitioners demanding that the multinational clean up the mess as well as compensate those who worked at its thermometer factory in Kodaikanal.
|August 03, 2015|
|How to quit gracefully|
Make it a priority to continue to work hard, attend meetings, and finish projects during your final days at your current company.
Would you work at a restaurant as Smriti once did?
Do you think you would lose your self-respect if you cleaned tables at a restaurant or worked in a mall, as you worked your way upwards in your career?
|July 31, 2015|
|How not to write an e-mail|
When it comes to writing e-mails, less is more. Presenting a list of mistakes you must avoid while drafting your next e-mail...
|July 22, 2015|
|All you want to know about the National Career Service portal|
A lowdown on how this career portal launched by the Government of India will change your search for jobs forever
Why Einstein matters
Scientist, humanist, icon, Albert Einstein offered a lot more to the world than E=MC2, which is probably just one of the reasons why he remains one of the most enduring figures in human history. So what lessons can we learn from a life less ordinary? Virender Kapoor tells us just that.
4 ways to increase your productivity at work
I reduced my time on social media, e-commerce websites, and unfocused reading, says Pardeep Goyal.
|July 20, 2015|
|How not to kill your start-up|
You must be open to change, be ready to tweak or make a strategic shift, if the market demands that you do it.
How good are these new universities?
In India, the shortage is of high quality higher education institutions.
'My father, a bhel seller, believed his son could become a CA'
Mahesh Londhe, son of a Pune bhel vendor cleared CA in first attempt. Londhe, who was sponsored by Thermax CEO MS Unnikrishnan, now wants to take up a corporate job in a manufacturing firm
8 life lessons Game of Thrones teaches you
Each of its characters have an important lesson to offer in terms of how to build and lead a team, work on your shortcomings and look at the bigger picture.
|July 16, 2015|
|DU takes strict steps to curb ragging|
Adopting a zero-tolerance approach towards ragging, Delhi University has put a strict mechanism in place to make breaking the ice with seniors a smooth affair for the freshers.
Are you ready to start your own business?
Entrepreneurship is about confronting brutal realities of life where you have to take the risk on a daily basis.
88% Indian parents want to send kids abroad for post graduation
According to the annual HSBC 'Value of Education Learning for Life' report, India has the world's highest proportion of parents (88 per cent) who are willing to send their children abroad for higher studies, ahead of Turkey (83 per cent), Malaysia and China (82 per cent each).
|July 06, 2015|
|The Weekend Agriculturist|
Tired of weekend parties, discotheques and pubs? Have aimless visits to the mall and the latest movies lost their charm? Are you looking for something more meaningful? Something fun and challenging as well? Then this weekend, join Harish Srinivasan and his friends for a weekend at a farm near Chennai.
|July 03, 2015|
|Will this Indian CERN scientist get help from our government?|
Son of a Madurai farmer, Dr Vijayaragavan Vishwanathan has built a unique device for agriculture that can save water as well as electricity. Ironically, Vijay got support for his project from different international bodies but is still looking to get support from Indian government organisations when the product was specifically made for India.
|June 27, 2015|
|Want to study journalism in the US?|
In an online chat with Get Ahead reader, overseas education consultant NNS Chandra addressed queries related to international admissions.
|June 21, 2015|
|Saving an entrepreneur's marriage|
Loving your entrepreneur spouse from the bottom of your heart would not only help her (or him) earn respect, but will also help you keep going. Simple things, if followed, would not only save your marriage, but make your life happy.
|June 18, 2015|
|'Never imagined my son would come this far'|
Son of a daily wage labourer, roadside vendor, taxi driver, private tutor, landless farmer to magazine vendor crack IIT-JEE this year thanks to Bihar's Super 30
Kunal Kapoor is the complete man
Raymond India recently unveiled its brand new line jacketing fabric collection. We bring you snapshots from the fashion show held in Chandigarh.
'Demand inheritance, not dowry'
The first woman chief justice of a state in India Leila Seth talks about her career and how she went on to fight male bias and discrimination.
|June 16, 2015|
|99 per cent cut-off for English at St Stephen's College|
Delhi University's prestigious St Stephen's College today announced its first cut-off list for admissions to the 2015-16 academic session with the highest requirement being for English honours at 99 per cent.
How Nixon fought diabetes by cycling
India has been described as the diabetes capital of the world, so it's inspiring to hear about a man who fought the dreaded disease by doing what he loved to do.
|June 13, 2015|
|How to fund your US education|
In an online chat with readers overseas education consultant NNS Chandra addressed queries related to US admissions.
|May 27, 2015|
|Girl who lost both limbs scores 63 per cent in HSC exam|
A student of commerce from SNDT girls college, Ghatkopar, Monika had lost both her limbs in a tragic train accident last year.
Maharashtra HSC results: 91.26% pass in the state
This year too, a higher number of girls cleared the Maharashtra State Board Class 12 examination.
A smartphone app that can predict your grades
The SmartGPA app automatically predicts college students' grade point average based on their cellphone data that tracks their study, party and other habits.
6 managament lessons from Mumbai Indians' IPL win
What separates the men from the boys? What is it that winners have but losers lack? Sonil Dedhia/Rediff.com lists lessons you can learn from Mumbai Indians' win against Chennai Super Kings at Eden Gardens on May 24.
'I am unhappy with my job, but I have no choice'
'If Mr Modi believes in empowering the youth, he should definitely start a career cell in every college that will organise job fairs and guide youngsters on how to grow in their respective careers.'
How to master the art of confidence
Perfect your posture, speak slowly and clearly, pausing at the right intervals.
When they didn't get jobs, they created jobs for others
This is the story of two youngsters from Bengaluru, who converted adversity to their advantage.
Maharashtra Board HSC exam Result 2015 on Rediff.com!
Results for the Class 12 Maharashtra state board examinations 2015 will be declared on May 27 at 1 pm. Get your result by visiting www.rediff.com/exams.
|May 20, 2015|
|St Stephen's UG admissions to commence May 28|
The last date for submitting college applications is June 15, 2015.
Working as domestic help, girl scores 85% in Class 12
Shalini, 17, who helps her mother as a maid servant in five houses, while juggling studies, scored 84.8 per cent in science stream.
#JobSearch: 'It's been two years and I am struggling'
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes a year in office, young job-seekers share stories of their struggles.
Top 8 biographies every entrepreneur should read
Presenting tips and case studies about innovation, management, leadership, growth, technology and investment.
|May 18, 2015|
|Dear young jobseeker, have <em>achche din</em> arrived?|
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes a year in office this month we are asking you, our young jobseekers, to share stories of your struggles.
58 per cent Indian employers facing talent crunch: Survey
According to a global Talent Shortage Survey, Indian employers are finding it difficult to fill in positions in IT, accounting and administrative assistance.
ICSE, ISC results declared; girls outshine boys
In the results that were declared today, girls did marginally better in class X examination with a pass percentage of 98.95 per cent as opposed to 98.12 per cent in case of boys.
3 things successful people do in their lunch break
Do you use the lunch hour to eat food at your desk in front of your computer or do you use it do to more meaningful things?
The young entrepreneur who wants to help 1000 families in Nepal
Rajat Dhariwal, founder, MadRat Games travelled to Nepal and provided rehabilitation to the quake victims. This is his story.
|May 06, 2015|
|The 22-yr-old behind 'Save the Internet' campaign|
Karthik Balakrishnan, an engineering student from Bangalore spearheaded the campaign that will inspire and educate millions from across the country.
Are you a great leader?
Virender Kapoor is the former director of Symbiosis Institute of Management and knows a thing or two the making of a great leader. Here's what he has to tell you, our dear readers.
|April 19, 2015|
|Meet Dia Mirza, the entrepreneur|
When feeling overwhelmed by emotions and the world that she exists in, Dia Mirza goes back to that one moment that taught her the very importance of perspective.
|April 17, 2015|
|How my father delayed my big dream|
The question took me back several years down memory lane when I received my first slap from my father for my misadventures on the entrepreneurial path.
'I let my products do the talking for me'
"Start small, chill out, work through your ideas. And then make them happen," is 22-year-old entrepreneur Zeba Abdur Rehman's success mantra. Zeba, whose desire for a little extra pocket money led her to start her own handcrafting company, Paper to BagI, tells Rediff.com how it all started and the two years of growing, learning and maturing as a businesswoman.
Study abroad tips: Stop thinking you're an average student
Being a student means a lot of things, not only grades, says overseas consultant NNS Chandra, in his advice to readers.
|April 14, 2015|
|Lessons from Dr Ambedkar's life|
On Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar's 124th birth anniversary we take a look at his inspiring life journey.
A job site for CAs by CAs
Anurag Singal, founder of cajobportal, a job site that caters exclusively to CAs and commerce graduates tells us how he aims to skill and enable satisfactory employment to aspiring professionals.
|April 01, 2015|
|Meet the 'Mauka, Mauka' star|
'Mauka, Mauka' he begged and boy! did he get one. Meet Vishal Malhotra, the actor behind the popular ad.
|March 26, 2015|
|'You can be from a village but if your idea is good, it will take off'|
Start-ups in the information technology domain are quite common these days. But three young entrepreneurs have ventured into a comparatively lesser known area of food: snacks. Arul Murugan, co-founder, Chloroplast Foods, tells Shobha Warrier/Rediff.com, how he is bootstrapping his start-up.
Writing tips from succesful authors
Writer's block, rejection from publishers and negative criticism are just some of the problems first-time authors face.
|March 13, 2015|
|How to quit your job|
I would not recommend picking up your briefcase and walking out of your cubicle at the first sign of trouble.
'Which university should I opt for?'
In an online chat with readers overseas education consultant NNS Chandra addressed queries related to international admissions.
|February 23, 2015|
|How to choose your first job|
Don't be tempted to take up what is on offer simply because it has come to you on a platter and looks promising on the surface.
|February 17, 2015|
|How two girls are making young India think|
Siblings Aditi Prasad and Deepti Rao Suchindran of Robotix Learning Solutions, are on a mission to inspire the innovators of tomorrow through robotics.
|February 16, 2015|
|Meet India's first Playboy photographer|
'When I see an unclothed woman, I do not see nudity; I see the beauty of nature, I see God in every female form.' That's L Ramachandran from Kumbakonam, India's first Playboy photographer, in conversation with S Saraswathi
These siblings are on a mission to cure oral cancer
Dr Preeti Adil Chandrakar and her engineer brother Praveen Adil travel in a mobile dentist lab to reach unusual patients.
|January 23, 2015|
|10 things Generation Y should know|
Parag Saigaonkar, author of The Perfect Storm in an interview lists out ten things India's Gen Y should know.
Three life lessons I learned from my travels
Travel is all about venturing into unchartered territory, and experiencing new cultures and people. Starting up is very similar.
Layoffs: 10 tips for mid-level managers
Tell yourself clearly that if you have to be in the IT industry, you will have to do coding and testing; else you will be out of the industry. It will take some time, but you can adjust. It is a mind game. You have to play with your mind.
|January 19, 2015|
|Silencing the whispers|
The inspiring story of Birubala Rabha who will go to any lengths to protect the 'witches'!
Layoff Lessons: Keep your chin up; prepare for small course corrections
'Do not panic; have a good rapport with the HR and negotiate if they can map you to some other requirement with lesser compensation. Take sometime off -- 10 to 15 days; relax; be with your parents or friends then come back and prepare a good resume and learn new skills.' A chemical engineer and IT professional share their layoff lessons.
'Learning is a lifelong process'
Aditya Bhushan Dwivedi profiles Amitava Ghosh the chief technology officer at TaxiForSure.
|January 13, 2015|
|Layoff Lessons: 'They don't scare me anymore'|
Two professionals -- from aviation and jewellery industry -- share their stories and lessons they learned from the pink slips they got.
Running for life
Business consultant by profession and an endurance runner by passion, Sumedha Mahajan, author of just-released book Miles to Run Before I Sleep, created history when she ran as the only woman in a team of five from Delhi to Mumbai in 2012. In a conversation with Rediff.com, Sumedha truns the spotlight on the big takeaway from the event that changed her life.
|January 05, 2015|
|Where do your old gadgets go?|
This is the story of a Bangalore-based startup that has been recycling e-waste. And why you should think twice before you throw away any of your electronic gadgets.
|December 12, 2014|
|Swiss schools want more Indian students|
For the first time in India, Swiss Learning, an educational body managed by the Heads of Swiss Educational Institutes, has brought representatives from various schools from the country to meet stakeholders, Indian schools and parents of potential students.
Why 18-year-old Tabbu is an inspiration
'Now when I walk down the street people point me out to their daughters and say, "That's Tabbu. You should be like her",' says Tabbu Afroz, 18, when she received the Breakthrough Changemaker Inspiration Award in New York.
Top 10 best places to work
The list is based on what the employees of these companies experienced over the past twelve months.
|November 13, 2014|
|Pedalling for hope|
'It is a fact that we are all wired internally to give and share. What holds us back is the glue of inertia,' says Jasmeet Gandhi as he sets out on a 1,000 kilometre cycling journey to raise money for children afflicted with eye cancer.
Why this start-up hired 100 IITians!
"Our company is a lot bigger than the 100+ IIT people we have on board. We know that talent lies in the person and not in their college degree, and we're looking on and off-campus to hire talented people from around the world," says Advitiya Sharma, an IIT-Bombay graduate, and co-founder & marketing head of Housing.com.
Children's Day Quiz: Can you identify these prodigies?
|November 08, 2014|
|Want to study abroad? Here's why you must start early|
A student should begin the ground work in classes 9 and 10 in order to gain a clear understanding of what the college application process entails and to be prepared to deal with the pressures that will follow.
|November 04, 2014|
|The girl who ran|
Shibani Gharat loves to run. So this September the 29-year-old decided to test her limits and ran 72 kilometres along the world's highest motorable path. This is her story.
This start-up is making true love stories happen
A unique start-up in India is helping the differently abled find their match.
|October 31, 2014|
|How to ace the CAT 2014|
With just two weeks left for the CAT 2014, Manek Daruvala, founder, director of Triumphant Institute of Management Education, advises intelligent planning and effective execution of those plans as the twin pillars for charting your success.
How Math changed this wannabe cricketer's life!
P Rajendran finds out how Himanshu Asnani, a winner of the Marconi Society's Paul Baran Young Scholars Award, swiftly moved from wanting to become a neurosurgeon or cricketer into engineering
|October 30, 2014|
|'There won't be any dearth of jobs for 10 years'|
'Today, in the Middle East, they insist on having Indians in all fields. Everybody believes Indians are capable, hard working and trustworthy,' Ravi Pillai, one of the most influential businessmen in the Middle East, tells Shobha Warrier/Rediff.com
This start-up is changing the way kids learn
Aparna Athreya is enriching the lives of kids, parents and individuals through the start-up Kid and Parent Foundation.
|October 29, 2014|
|She rules the Indian blogosphere|
Writing on parties and gossip as "Miss Malini", former dancer and radio jockey Malini Agarwal soon became an authority on matters of style.
From networking to farming, this Kerala boy has come a long way
"The mountains I climbed, the butterflies I counted, the streams I swam, the jungles I walked along, all called me back. The urge to go back to nature was very strong," says Tibin Parakal from Trissur who quit a lucrative engineering job in Delhi to start a restaurant but then ultimately became a farmer.
|October 14, 2014|
|How to be a star at office parties!|
Diwali party, Xmas party or New Year party. These workplace etiquettes, while enjoying social gatherings at workplace, can not only create an impression for you but also save you some very awkward moments.
|October 05, 2014|
|This engineer wants every child to play|
Vikas Plakkot, founder of Just For Kicks (JFK) is using using the game of football to develop life skills for students in low-income schools in India.
|September 17, 2014|
|How to crack the GATE: Tips from a topper|
Saurabh Sarda who holds the All India Rank 3 for GATE 2014 in Computer Science Engineering shares his study secrets.
Malvika Iyer's amazing story of grit!
In 2002, at 13 she lost both her hands and severely damaged her legs in a freak accident. Today she is a dedicated social worker, a motivational speaker and model for accessible clothing in India.
|September 08, 2014|
|She quit a lucrative US job to help India's underprivileged girls|
Saima Hasan, founder and chief executive officer of Roshni Academy that works to empower girls from government schools in New Delhi and surrounding areas to achieve their full potential in college, jobs and life in general, tells P Rajendran what drew her to help poor girls.
Are you ready for your first job?
How does one make a smooth transition from college to corporate life? Should you take up a job or start something of your own? Is there a way you can find out?
He is a CEO at 17. And here's what you should know!
Computer whiz Jefferson Prince, who has built a 70-employee gaming company from scratch, tells S Saraswathi about motivations and challenges of entrepreneurship.
Thank God it's Monday!
We have eight reasons to celebrate Monday mornings at work. Here goes...
|September 06, 2014|
|The doctor who reclaims stolen lives|
Anup Patel tells Chaya Babu that he is bound by a sense of duty to help the country of his birth fight the menace of human trafficking
What is new in GATE 2015?
Abhijit Chaudhari, Director, GATEFORUM tells you what to expect in the entrance exam this year and how you can prepare for it.
|September 04, 2014|
|'Math research is not considered a reasonable career option'|
Manjul Bhargava, who was recently awarded Fields Medal, Math's biggest global honour, tells P Rajendran that society's attitude towards the subject is changing slowly
You can crack CAT while you're working!
Sohini Deb who cracked CAT 2013 with 98.11 percentile and secured admission at IIM Kozhikode shares her study secrets.
How to use social media to find your next job
With polished skills, focused approach, and planned social media strategies, you can actually make a smooth landing to your next potential career.
He shoots hoops for hope
In the second of a special series on second generation Indian Americans giving back to India, Shaun Jayachandran tells Arthur J Pais how he is using basketball to get the young in India to build their educational skills and career goals.
|September 03, 2014|
|Why an MBA became a wedding photographer|
After spending seven years a corporate slave, with all his spare time spent on this hobby -- Anshum Mandore finally did what so many brave have done before him. He quit and started a brand new career from scratch.
Bringing relief to India, one vaccine at a time
In a first of a special series on second generation Indian Americans giving back to India, we begin with Meghana Sreevatsava's story.
|September 01, 2014|
|Top 6 engineering entrance exams|
Besides the Joint Entrance Exam that we all know of, here are some more that are equally competitive.
How to live your dream life
If your thoughts about your day aren't exciting, passionate and enthusiastic then in all likelihood the day isn't going to be either!
|August 30, 2014|
|Want to be a Business Analytics professional?|
A business analyst is one who identifies, suggests and rectifies problems in an organisation, which explains why the role of such a professional is crucial for the company's success. Find out what you need to make it big in analytics.
|September 10, 2013|
|CHAT: The former sports champ who's taken on Madras University|
Preethi Srinivasan is a former state level cricket player who has been denied admission into the University of Madras for a distance education course after an unfortunate accident left her quadriplegic for life. Join us for a chat with her on Wednesday, September 11, between 1 and 2 pm IST.
|September 09, 2013|
|Do you REALLY want to do an MBA?|
A lot of kids who want to be writers, photographers, or even start something of their own end up in a b-school. Which brings us to the essential question: Do you really know why you signed up for the programme?
CHAT with fashion designer Neeta Lulla
Join us for a chat with the National Award winning designer on Tuesday, September 10, 2013.
|September 05, 2013|
|Chat@3: Facing issues at work?|
Join us for a chat with Sabitha Rao, Director, Cerebrus Consultants on September 6, between 3 and 4 pm IST.
|August 29, 2013|
|Chat@4: How to deal with workplace issues|
HR expert Varda Pendse, director, Cerebrus Consultants will take questions on how to deal with workplace issues on Friday, August 30, between 4 and 5 pm IST
|August 13, 2013|
|UPTET 2013 results to be declared soon|
Uttar Pradesh Basic Education board students can access the Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test results on http://upbasiceduboard.gov.in
|August 08, 2013|
|IIM-A tweaks admission criteria, non-engineers, freshers HAPPY|
As per the new criteria of selection effective for the 2014-16 academic session, work-experience of prospective candidates will assume lesser weightage and preference will be given to the most recent academic score; marks obtained in the class 10 and 12 examination will be given less importance.
|August 05, 2013|
|How to register for CAT 2013|
The last date to register for the Common Admission Test (CAT 2013) is September 24. Read on for details on how to register for the test...
|July 25, 2013|
|All pending IIT petitions transferred to Supreme Court|
Reacting to a petition filed by the organising chairman of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) (advanced) 2013, IIT-Delhi, the Supreme Court ordered the transfer of all petitions related to the IIT admissions that were pending in the Andhra Pradesh High Court to itself.
IT managers, engineers and accountants hardest to find: Study
An online survey conducted across US, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia and the UK by CareerBuilder has revealed the job profiles that take longer time to fill in. Read on for details
|July 18, 2013|
|SC says NO to common entrance test for medical courses|
Modifying its December 2012 ruling, the Supreme Court today dissolved the Medical Council of India's notification to hold a single entrance test for medical, dental and post graduate medical programmes in the country.
|July 12, 2013|
|Private universities CANNOT run off-campus study centres|
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued a formal notification stating that these universities cannot establish off-campus study centres or offer distance education programmes beyond the territory of the state in which they are located.
|June 06, 2013|
|Maharashtra SSC Result 2013 on Rediff|
Results for the Class 10 Maharashtra SSC examination 2013 will be declared on June 7 at 1 pm. Students can get their results on rediff.com.
|March 20, 2013|
|Ampush wins Facebook PMD Innovation Competition|
The competition was designed to encourage PMDs to develop innovative marketing technology that effectively leverages Facebook's news feed. San Francisco based Ampush, won the competition for its Project YOGA (Your Open Graph Applications).
|February 01, 2013|
|Aadhar card compulsory for Mah students and teachers|
As per an order by the University Grants Commission or the UGC, the Unique Identification (UID) number is now mandatory for students and teachers in Maharashtra who wish to avail of the various state- and centre-funded government schemes and scholarships.
|November 20, 2012|
|What was your childhood dream job?|
the most sough after job Indian men wanted as children was that of an engineer and most Indian women as kids dreamt of becoming teachers reveals a recent survey by professional networking company LinkedIn.
|November 14, 2012|
|Indian wins $500,000 WISE prize|
An Indian scholar has been awarded the USD 500,000 WISE prize for innovation in the field of education, for his relentless work of providing low cost education to children in Mumbai slums.
|October 29, 2012|
|8 things you will NEVER learn at IIMs|
Rohit Salaria, the protagonist of IIM C alumnus Mayank Jain's Stop Me If You Can learnt some rare skills during his two years at the IIM-C. He offers a tongue-in-cheek account of the things he missed learning at the b-school.
|October 26, 2012|
|REVEALED: What salaries Indian employees expect|
In a survey Cerebrus Consultants, a leading HR consulting firm, sought the views of employees through an online survey hosted by Rediff.com. Here are the key findings of this pioneering study.
|October 14, 2012|
|The heart of a genius: 'I somehow impressed her enough!'|
In the last of a four-part series profiling economist Raj Chetty, winner of the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, we bring you the inspiring speech the 'genius' gave on his wedding day, offering an insight into his family life.
|October 13, 2012|
|A biologist wife on her 'genius' husband|
In the third of a four-part series profiling economist Raj Chetty, winner of the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, Arthur J Pais interviews his wife Sundari Chetty about being married to a 'genius'.
|October 12, 2012|
|'I was amazed and disturbed by the poverty around the Taj'|
In the second of a four-part series, Arthur J Pais profiles economist Raj Chetty, winner of the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, nicknamed the 'genius grant'. In this interview, he emphasises how the presence of high value-added teachers in school can go a long way in shaping their pupils' destiny.
|September 20, 2012|
|Indian students of Herguan Univ face uncertain future|
It took almost 24 hours for the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials to rescind the status of 600 students, mostly of Indian origin, who were declared "out of status" creating nightmare for the students of Herguan University who now face an uncertain future, reports Ritu Jha.
|September 10, 2012|
|Chat@3: Office myths and realities|
Join Utkarsh Rai, author of 101 Myths & Realities @ The Office, for a chat on the myths and realities of appraisals at 3pm on Wednesday, September 12.
|August 22, 2012|
|Indian student wins Cambridge competition|
Sruthi Vijaychandran has won the top prize of a scholarship to study for an MBA in London after upstaging eight other contestants in the Best Young Speaker from Asia competition held at the University of Cambridge
|July 09, 2012|
|New UK visa step to detect bogus Indian students|
Britain today announced a targetted interview system for student visa applicants from India and other non-EU countries to prevent abuse and to ensure that they are refused visas if immigration officials have doubts about their genuineness as students.
|June 22, 2012|
|Government must leave the IITs alone|
IITs are ready for and deserving of the autonomy they seek, being the only remaining institutions of excellence in India that are relatively untainted by the general institutional decay we see all around, says Shashi Shekhar
|January 12, 2012|
|CAT 2011 results: 9 candidates score 100 percentile|
The results of the Common Aptitude Test (CAT), conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management, was announced today. In 2011, 1.85 lakh students took the examination. The aspirational 100 percentile was managed by nine students, while 1,800 students crossed the 99 percentile barrier.
|December 27, 2011|
|How to avoid trouble in the UK: Tell us!|
As an Indian student lost his life in an unprovoked murderous attack in England, we are asking you, Dear Readers, to share with us tips on how one can avoid getting attacked in the United Kingdom.
|December 14, 2011|
|Tips to advance your career with distance education|
In on oline chat with Get Ahead readers on December 9 Prof Ramesh Murthy, Director of Sikkim Manipal University answered readers' queries on distance learning courses and career opportunities they offer.
|December 13, 2011|
|No common test for MBBS this year|
The national common entrance test (CET) slated by the Medical Council of India (MCI) on May 13, 2012, for admissions to the MBBS courses across all government and private medical colleges across the country is off, at least for this year, because of the Supreme Court deferring a hearing against it to January.
|November 01, 2011|
|Tips to excel at job interviews|
In an online chat with Get Ahead readers on October 19, Ashish Garg, Director of Recruitment at Convergys Corporation in India, discussed how one can excel at a job interview. Here's the unedited chat transcript.
|September 29, 2011|
|Useful tips to crack SAT 2012|
The Scholastic Assessment Test or SAT is an entrance test that qualifies admission to undergraduate programmes in the US. A counsellor from Edge presents a lowdown on the exam pattern and offers quick tips to aspirants.
|September 07, 2011|
|Tips to crack non-voice BPO interviews|
In an online chat with Get Ahead readers on September 2 Sunder Ramachandran, Senior Manager -- Learning & Development with 24/7 Customer, discussed tips on how to crack non-voice BPO interviews. Here is the unedited excerpt.
|August 11, 2011|
|Meet the two winners of Google Science Fair|
Two Indian girls Shree Bose and Naomi Shah emerged winners at the Google Science Fair held last month for their projects on ovarian cancer and treatment of asthma respectively. Read on to know more about their interesting projects.
|August 01, 2011|
|This Indian American girl will report from Africa|
Saumya Dave, an Indian born student from Atlanta has won a competition which will allow her to visit places in Africa and file a series of blog posts and articles that will be published in The New York Times.
|July 28, 2011|
|Travelling to US? Beware of visa fraud |
While the number of Indian students who have applied for visas to study in the United States has increased by 20% this year, the government has issued clear warnings to students against checking for authenticity of applied colleges and defaults in visa process.
|July 21, 2011|
|New-look GRE braces innovation|
Proposed format to have real-life scenarios that mirror the kind of thinking students need at graduate-level work.
|July 18, 2011|
|All you need to know about GRE and GMAT|
Vinayak Kudva, Product Head at IMS Learning Resources Pvt. Ltd presents a lowdown on the importance of GRE and GMAT and talks about what the new pattern will be like.
|July 08, 2011|
|Do you need career counselling?|
All of us want be very successful in life but sometimes need help deciding which way to go. Whether you are just out of school/ college or a working professional, there are times when you find yourself confused about your next career move. That is where career counselling comes in.
|July 06, 2011|
|100% cut-offs: Why this outrage?|
Let the specialness of India's old institutions wither away as they take in quota-kids and people with unfamiliar surnames -- for if we are honest, that specialness was built on social exclusivity and little else writes Dhananjay Dhurandhar.