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The veracity of jumping professions

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The other day I was reading the story about doctors and engineers opting for the civil services for ‘a greater canvas to work for the people’. I couldn’t but laugh on such a statement coming out from a doctor whose job is considered as the most sacred job for the humankind and at times compared to that of the God. Can someone compare this with the routine jobs being carried out by the babus? In our country at present, the only thing that attracts the youth keeping government service in mind is the civil services because of the money and the power associated with the posts. Not a single aspirant has any intention for serving the nation. These may be termed as filmy dialogues written to either mislead people or please the interview board. The civil services exam is all about the hard work for an year or so and subsequently harvesting its benefits for the rest of the life for self, for family members and for all those who come under the circle of concern of the officer sitting on the seat of power. Continue reading

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Online shopping fiasco

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This is to share the experience I had after shopping at HomeShop18 for the first time. I had ordered a Roti maker for my old parents residing in Orai, UP, in India. Since I stay away with my wife and kid in Bangalore, India, I found HomeShop18, the best alternative for fulfilling the needs of my parents as it has the reach to almost every nook and corner of the country. Continue reading

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The rich and the powerful – 1

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I was reading the news of someone becoming the richest person in the world, someone becoming the most powerful person in the world. I wondered what exactly that mean? I was not even convinced on the parameters by which they were considered rich or the powerful. We treat God, the Almighty, not because He keeps acquiring the wealth or the power. It is because He has the power to give, the power to protect, the power to make things happen. Continue reading