Always give back to Society as much you can, which has given so much. Supports his village school.
Quest for success never ends, but some time you meet people who change course of your life. Here are some people who helped me to rediscover myself.
Amateur photographer who publishes his calendar every year and wild life lover.
European Union’s European Regional Development Fund 2007-13 & Digital Greenwich of University of Greenwich conducted a Digital Accelerator Program for entrepreneurs of UK – “Doing Digital Business in India” on 4th Dec 2014 at Greenwich University Campus.
One Day Program had following highlights:
1) Digital in India: Current state of digital market in India and where it is heading. Insights on who your audience is, where you can find them and how to engage with them.
On 7th & 8th November 2014, I tried calling customer service helpline number of MakeMyTrip to check on a Hotel booking. Both time after waiting for almost 20-25 in Q, I hanged up the call. On 8th I wrote an email to them specifying my query. Within second I got AutoResponse. But Customer Care Executive response came after 42 hours seeking some more details about my payments etc.
In response to above MakeMyTrip email, I wrote two emails today to www.MakeMyTrip.com Hotel Customer Service. Both emails were bounced for the reason “The recipient’s mailbox is full and can’t accept messages now. Please try resending this message later, or contact the recipient directly.” Now as a customer I have following to choice to conclude about the Customer Service of MakeyMyTrip:
Indian Space Research Organisation known as ISRO, Mars Mission Mangalyaan – India created history on Wednesday, becoming the first country to successfully get a spacecraft into the Martian orbit on its maiden attempt. I feel very proud today because of all the unsung HEROs – our Scientists of ISRO, who’s relentless efforts put India on forefront of Space Technologies, as Mangalyaan solo flight enters in Mars Orbit and India become #FIRST country in the World to succeed in its first effort. My heartiest congratulations to ISRO Team and their leader.
India joins United States, European Space Agency and the former Soviet Union in the elite club of Martian explorers with the Mars Orbiter Mission, affectionately called MOM. India’s Mangalyaan flight is significant because of the fact that more than half the world’s previous attempts – 23 out of 41 Mars missions – have failed
“Knowing yourself is the hardest thing in the world because nobody lies to you about you more than you do. So if you want to do well, know yourself better”.
I posted the above status on my Social Media profiles today morning and than kept on wondering that this is not complete and need more explanation. Hence came back to make the above statement more meaningful for readers. And may be help readers with step by step solution of knowing yourself better.
In my experience knowing ownself is the biggest challenge people face and usually most of us are in denial mode about ourselves. People gauge themselves wrongly and mostly feel that they are more capable of than what actually they are. They blame other factors for their failures without realising that they failed due to own short comings. Or at times people underestimate themselves and think that they can’t do certain jobs, where in they possess skills to do the same job. This at times happens due to our own fears.
Many a time we find ourselves in a situation and we have no other choice but than overcoming the situation and we fight hard only to realise some of our hidden skills but till that time those skills remain deeply hidden within us. That means opportunity/ situation unearths our hidden skills to emerge as winner.
We all go to BIG branded retailer’s like Hypercity and we shop with trust and we hope that they will be fair to us. However, my wife with her continual experiences of over charging by such retailers always advises and insist on checking the prices which are charged by retailer and printed on the products. She every now and than encounter this and she always tells me her experiences and time she waste to get corrected the prices on invoice and fighting for the same. Today again she recalled about yesterday shopping at HyperCity and asked me to check the price on the product and invoice.
To my shocking surprise L’Oreal Paris Hair Colour, which she every time picks up more than one, is being overcharged by Rs. 60. This time she picked up two of them. Here are evidence of unfair price charged by HyperCity yesterday to us.
My wife says this is not the only case of HyperCity where in she has found retailer overcharging her but she undergo similar experiences every now and than with Big Bazar and Star Bazaar too.
When you see 5 Full Page advertisements of one advertiser in one day in costliest newspaper of the country, what do you call it? I call it “Stupid Media Planning or Advertiser’s Ego.” In today’s Times of India Mumbai edition there are 5 Full Page advertisements of Indya Estates, a real estate developer launching new project at Bangalore targeting housing for middle income group. Their advertising agency is Six Inches.
On last Sunday within few hours I noticed that on my Facebook Wall a particular post was shared by my three different FB friends and I got glued to the caption of it which said: “THE COMMERCIAL THAT’s GOING TO WIN ALL THE AWARDS.” It struck me on face, as it came across as “Dishonest Advertising” to me. I curiously clicked the link which took me to a blog “The Ad Woman.” The 6 lines blog post talks about a 4 minute+ Video/ TV commercial created for Fortune Oil (an Adani Wilmer product) by Piyush Pandey.
With the aggressive web promotion of the video Advani Wilmer is able to create more than 8.6 lac views within 7 days of release of this video on YouTube. However, the blog title “The Commercial That’s going to Win All the Awards” raising few questions in my mind:
I guess India will top the list of Risking Life in reckless hands, no wonder India has most number of road accidental deaths in the world. Everyone blames the Government, poor infrastructure and road safety but no one talks about traffic rules violation, ineffective traffic management and corrupt policing.
The day I recruit my driver my one instruction is very clear to him: “Your job is to pick me from home in morning and safely drop me back at my home in the evening. No matter how much I say to drive fast or that I am getting late and drive fast you will ignore my instruction and drive cautiously and safely.”
My belief is that if I have to risk my life than I would take risk and drive. I can’t risk my life in hand of a person who is not sufficiently qualified and is less intelligent than me. Certainly I can’t trust my driver when it comes to risk my life.
When we Indian drive on road we feel that we own the road and it is the place to show might and power of self. We drive recklessly and honk – two things which we hardly see in western countries. We see our politician never wear seat belts but no one has guts to ask them.
I am shocked that no news channel is talking about the traffic signal which was jumped by the Gopinath Munde’s driver and that he was speeding. No channel is reporting that it was Indica Driver who called the police and reported the accident. I am not aware that these reports are true or not but if yes it is really sad that because of reckless driving popular leader like Munde lost his life.
Today a newly joined sales guy in our team came to me with his introduction email which he intend to send to his clients as initial sales pitch. And I ended up advising him below on “how to prepare an effective sales pitch” on a peice of paper. On completing conversation I realised that this information can be very useful for young sales person so thought of putting on this blog too.