Author: Megha Elza John

Political attitudes of its citizens are of crucial importance for a democratic country like India. At these trying times, when the rightful life of an individual as promised by the Constitution of India goes neglected, it is essential that the prospective generations have enough awareness about what’s happening in the country and learn to scrutinize and critique the decisions of the government if it does not add to the progress of our community.  India’s 1.3 billion people makes it the second populous country. But with an average of 29 years, it also has one of the youngest populations globally. This…

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Central Universities in India are public universities that are established by an Act of Parliament and are controlled by the Department of Higher Education. These universities are recognized by the University Grants Commision (UGC) and are regulated by their rules. Every year, central universities conduct a common entrance test (CUCET) to select the eligible candidates and admit them to various central universities across India. The competition is high and tough since almost an average of 1.5 lakh applications are processed each year. Central universities, state universities, deemed universities and affiliated colleges are known to be primary sources of higher education…

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There are many ways to decide success in life and every individual has their own unique way of assessing and executing their set of dreams. This is a complex process and it does require each person to be passionate about what they do. But passion’s not enough. There are other elements that you need to achieve success in your career. Passion, along with these factors would only fetch you prosperity and contentment in your professional life. Purposeful career is one of the most important factors of your professional life. You need to make sure that there is a reason for…

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How would you describe your entrepreneurial journey? One word to describe it would be definitely enriching. I am sure all entrepreneurs, whether successful or not, would say that if they were to go back, they will still take that leap primarily because most entrepreneurial journeys really push you out of your comfort zones and that is where growth happens. You really grow as a person and that has been my journey as well. The decisions have been difficult. Difficult, in the sense that these are not paths that have already been charted out. You have to draw your canvas, make…

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From working at Google to being a co-founder of Make A Difference (MAD) and then founding Guardians of Dreams, how and where did it all start from? Looking back in hindsight, you try to connect the dots and make a story, but I think it’s largely serendipity. Going through experiences that leave a mark on you which finally influences your decisions, that is how it happened to me. Most of my high school and middle school was in Saudi Arabia. I was insulated from a lot of social issues until I was in India. The society that I grew up…

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For innumerable graduates who are ready to invade the work world, “follow your passion” would be the most commonly embraced mantra. “Do what you love” has been so frequently used that even colleges and firms started giving the same importance to passion as it did to competence. This ideal phrase is lauded by frontline media, magazines and websites as a key determinant of career success, since it stands out from the pool of already competent job-seeking candidates. We live in a world full of passionate people. Passion is a drive or push towards being accomplished in one’s area of interest,…

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Can you explain what exactly CareerFit360 is, for our audience and how did you startit?CareerFit360 is a women-entrepreneurial venture, which is into career assessment and counselling along with customised training solutions to students and professionals. To make you understand about our company, I’ll have to give a small background about howwe came about this whole idea. I’m basically a software engineer, I started my career inInfosys as a software engineer and went on to become a Project Lead. I had also worked inthe Quality Assurance department, in Infosys and Tata Elxsi. In my role as Quality Advisor,I used to train…

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The act of writing works differently for different people across the world. Some write to vent out their feelings, some use this as a tool for political and institutional criticism, some people create fictional and imaginary worlds out of words. Everyone can write but not everyone is a writer. Becoming a writer needs passion, energy and talent.If you feel confident about your work, and are sure that your creation could fetch you money, you have a whole world for content writing open for you. Content writing is the act of planning, researching, developing, editing and publishing a piece of work…

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The idea of ‘gender’ is considered to be a fundamental concept constructed as a consequence of social customs and practices rather than sexual differences. There is this expected way of behaviour or a way of conducting themselves, from every social animal, based upon their assigned sex during the time of birth. This conventional thought of ‘gender roles,’ arises according to a society’s beliefs about differences between the sexes. A closer look at the term ‘gender roles’ needs a clear understanding of the word ‘gender.’ We often tend to confuse the terms sex and gender without knowing its appropriate meaning. Sex…

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There is a popular notion that sex education is a bad influence of the western culture. How do you respond to that? Knowing your body does not come from Western or Eastern philosophy. You are a human being irrespective of your gender or religion or whatever. So it becomes important that you know about yourself, your body first. I think that is a basic awareness we should start our life with. Sex education is very important and is getting relevant with each passing day. It is important that you make them aware because there is this curiosity attached with it.…

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