Posted in Betrayals, lessons, unfair

Times Group are unethical!!

I have had the worst experience with the Times Group – the ToI and every entity associated with them. They can do ANYTHING for money – look at all the so-called awards that they have hanging at virtually every shop in every domain – calling themselves “Awarded Best so and so in City by Times of India” etc etc. It’s all money making schemes. They are very aggressive in their approach and make money by awarding organizations titles.

Business Ethics: 0/5

Shrewd: 5/5

I just can’t express how irritated I am – I browsed Times Jobs YESTERDAY and guess what? Within 24 hours, they shared my contact details with this recruitment agency called Recruitment Crew – should be Crooks actually.. now these folks, have called me 5 times in the last 2 hours. And one of them DID confess that they got my details from TimesJobs. 

Each time, I have said no, I am NOT interested in your services. But EACH time, apparently, my number is passed to the next vehla customer care executive who calls and says the same thing. 

WHO will take accountability of the data we share? THIS is unethical and the only way to end this is to boycott Timesjobs. Simple. When I bought their Step Ahead Resume Zapper service 4 years ago, trust me, I did not get even a single call from a consultant on my job search. 

That shows.

Now, my problem was not with sharing of data, but sharing it without permission (I won’t be surprised if there is fine print somewhere to protect them, but no sir, what’s not sought explicitly is not in existence for me). And, these companies like Recruitment Crew, hounding you relentlessly, without putting checks in place (Has this lead been contacted? Interested / Not interested?) Shouldn’t one crew member be dealing with one lead only??? Why should a user receive FIVE unsolicited calls from the same company over and over again?

First, I did not give my details to you directly. 

Second, I did not even know that my details were shared with you

Third, if you want me to take your services, then display professional ethics – don’t behave like those zombies that fall upon their prey in hoardes. 

Enough said, rant over.

Help pass on this information to everyone. Just stick to LinkedIn and/or Naukri.

Posted in A Success Story, Digital Marketing, lessons, Social Media, Trends

Want to be a Titan? A Digital Titan?

Well, rarely do I come across quality in capitals – yes, QUALITY. I discovered this video blog by Krishna Chaitanya, a senior digital marketer (an ex-Googler). The video is all about latest news from the Digital industry – and it’s great!

What a way to stay updated and some of his updates are about upcoming releases, stuff you wouldn’t come to know about, unless you are subscribed to umpteen digital news magazines and stay on top of them regularly.

Check out his videos (Digital Marketing Daily Digest) and don’t forget to subscribe if you want to be in the game and on top of the latest happenings in the digital domain.

Here’s today’s update:

 

Posted in A Success Story, Betrayals, Challenges, Inspiration, Just Like That from the Justice Lady, lessons, Philosophy, Trends

Yepp, I am hooked!

To what?

Netflix!

Lawyers!

US Law!

The way subpoenas happen!

I am enjoying the series “SUITS” so much, the way law works in the US, assuming what they show on TV / Netflix is close to real, just amazes me to no end.

Before this, I watched “Drop Dead Diva” and fell in love with Jane Bingham. Absolutely thrilling series with an unputdownable quality to it.

For 5 years, my television served the purpose of a decorative piece on the wall. Suddenly now, there’s Netflix and a whole world of entertainment, awareness and learning has opened up.

Posted in A Success Story, hindi, Inspiration, Spirituality, Trends, Uncategorized, wisdom

Meet Aastha and Sanskar: I am excited!!

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Image credits: Business Today (BTOnline)

Well, no, Aastha and Sanskar are NOT the names of the lead couple of my new story. Neither are they names of my friends or characters. 🙂

Aastha is the brand name of women’s clothing brought to you by Patanjali, YES, our very own Baba Ramdev ji!! And Sanskar is for men and kids.

I am having an insomniac’s night out and just happened to stumble upon this “Ghanti Bajao” on ABP News – Baba Ramdev ji’s offering for this Dhanteras and Diwali – a new desi clothing line!!

Wowieee… !! I am all for trying this stuff..

I was so so excited. I love clothes – and this is my blog post just in anticipation of what is coming up from Baba Ramdev ji’s potli. 😛 Yes, pun definitely intended.

I wouldn’t call myself a fan of Babaji, but I most definitely respect this man – he has brought our culture of Ayurveda onto the world map like no one else.. and of course, onto India map too, while it was fading away into the dark valleys of ‘history’.

On the 5th of November, Babaji inaugurated his first apparel store ‘Patanjali Paridhan’ in Delhi, with his brands Livefit, Aastha and Sanskar.

I know, I know – many smirks and quirky smiles from many of you. But hey, I give it to this ‘Go(o)d’ Man – he definitely knows how to ‘make’ India ‘made in India’. And I love the statement he made two years ago, when he announced his entry into the apparel business, “Just because I am a baba does not mean we cannot marry modernity with spirituality, we can make, let’s say desi jeans.” Whatever that means, but at least, he is not one of those who blindly reject western culture and hide their heads in the sand, not willing to accept that western culture has very much seeped into our DNA and has now become one with our culture.

Baba ji is one Baba I’d love to meet one day!!
I am witness to his medicines having cured my pet dogs too – and although there hasn’t been any research on the effectiveness of his medicines on animals, I know – for sure – because they HAVE cured my pet dogs. Yes, Tulsi Ghanvati, we give it with confidence. After all, it’s natural!!

@Baba ji, if you ever wish to get inputs, you know who to approach – these meds really work even on pets.

Okay, let me not digress and come back to the main subject – clothes!!

Like any other woman, I love clothes, and I am waiting for the Patanjali Paridhan to come to my city!!!

My next blog will review the clothes (I don’t know when, but will) whenever I get to try them. Apparently, the clothes have been enhanced with the scents of ‘kasturi’, chandan, etc.

PS:

As I was trying to research on Patanjali, I stumbled upon their online store

patanjaliayurved.net – pretty cool, they have COD as well!!

patanjaliayurved.org  is the other website that has a wealth of information on the science of Ayurveda, Yoga, etc.

Also check out his absolutely unbelievable Swadeshi Samriddhi Card, something akin to a cashback card with lot of benefits.

PPS:

If the post seems like I am promoting Patanjali, I think yes, I surprised myself too. But hey, it’s okay.. worth it.

PPPS:

Do come back and comment if you happen to be from Delhi and/or have a chance to try Patanjali Paridhan.

Here’s the video I saw:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in #EndViolence, And she was left only with shattered dreams, Betrayals, Challenges, Flame of Peace, Human Rights, I see eyes that are cold, unfair

Abuses will soon become facts

Disclaimer: Please read with an open mind. Healthy debate is acceptable, feud and disrespect is not.

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Day After day, we keep hearing new stories about men abusing, raping, torturing and killing women in India. The extent of frustration is so high that anything, any damn thing with a vagina works for them. Sensationalizing news has now become routine. That which once was considered shameful, obnoxious and inhuman is today so commonplace that we don’t blink an eyelid anymore.

Every rape gets its share of primetime in news channels and print media and these days, online news sites, for a couple of days and vanishes into the throes of dark oblivion.

Every single scream curdles my blood. How do i hear it? Can’t you?

Can’t you hear the screams emerging from the depths of these news stories? How can you not hear them?

A goat? A g.o.a.t?

How in God’s name can the beast hurt a goat like that?

There has to be a line drawn somewhere. Somewhere, by somebody. Law died a shameful death the day Vishakha died. Government never did have a conscience anyways… Neither this one, nor the erstwhile one.

My concern is not that a goat lost her life too. My concern is that it doesn’t matter who it is, Vishakha, Asifa, the numerous infants put to brutal deaths after being “had”, it just doesn’t matter who it is.

IT DOESN’T MATTER TO THEM.

They will push stuff for pleasure into anything and everything. One day will come when the MCs and BCs will no more be called abuses.

The way we are headed, it’s only gloom for the female community in India. As long as lawyers defend perpetrators, we are headed for the gallows.

As long as juveniles get away with adult-like crimes citing their age, we are headed for the gallows.

As long as we don’t legalize prostitution, men will keep forcing themselves on women and robbing them of their modesty.

Prostitution was illegalized by prejudiced minds that couldn’t see dignity in consensual sex. By minds who had no idea that this would unleash horny savage beasts on the roads, in buses, in temples and animal shelters, with uncontrollably raging hormones that will destroy everything to bits, and kill their prey so that there is no voice against them.

Recently, Sonu Nigam came out in the open and put forth his PoV that prostitution should be legalized and there should be compulsory sex education in schools. I finally found a reason to respect him!!

I seriously believe that is part answer to this problem. India has mostly been a conservative country and people are still living in old age days, where women are forced to cover their faces, where honor killing still exists and women are looked upon as submissive creatures in a patriarchic society.

Looking down upon prostitution is sadly a very orthodox way of deeming it an undignified profession. Why? Why can’t we change our mindsets and see it as a profession which involves a great deal of hard work and give it the dignity it deserves? Trafficking is crime – prostitution is just another job.

I am aware of the sensitivity of this subject – however, someone needs to raise a voice. Someone needs to start talking somewhere.

How will these rapes end?