Fashion forward | India Today Insight

In Hamlet, William Shakespeare wrote “the apparel oft proclaims the man”. Fashion is not only a state of mind but also an extension of one’s self. It is also a big business. The coronavirus pandemic has thrown the global economy into a tailspin and every aspect of supply chains has been severely impacted. Parinda Joshi, author of three books and currently working with a fashion start-up in Silicon Valley, says, “The number of people involved in the buying, selling and production of clothes is much higher than any other business…

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Coronavirus break could add one or two years to my career, says England pacer James Anderson

England pacer James Anderson feels the break due to the Covid-19 pandemic could help him extend his career by two more years. Anderson has not played since suffering a rib injury in January after the cricket season was halted in March due to the coronavirus outbreak. “The break could just add on a year or two at the end of my career,” 37-year-old Anderson was quoted as saying on the Tailenders podcast. “I’ve really enjoyed being back; and as odd as it is just bowling into a net with not…

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How To Change Careers Without Losing Your Mind Or Yourself

Change is terrifying and career change—well, let’s face it—it can make you feel like your head is going to explode. And now that we’re in the middle of a pandemic, the employment landscape is changing by the day. That being said, it is possible to make a pivot (even in today’s environment) without losing your mind or yourself. Here are some essential dos and don’ts if you are finally ready for that career makeover: Don’t make assumptions One easy mistake is to assume the timing is wrong to change careers.…

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Green Practices And New Fashion Apps Will Tackle Coronavirus Waste

Months of lockdown had a huge impact on fashion, with tons of clothes unsold, which is now forcing the industry to convert itself into a more sustainable and techy one. Global Fashion Agenda updated its sustainability plan in order to guide fashion leaders through the current crisis. In particular, the new CEO Agenda 2020 – COVID-19 Edition aims at raising expectations around the hot topic of sustainability both in the short and the long term. “This crisis presents a unique opportunity to reevaluate the lexicon of fashion and to evolve…

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Top 5 job skills to future proof your career post-Covid

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a curveball that has brought entire countries to their knees. With lockdowns and forced social distancing, we’ve seen industries come to a standstill as people are forced to stay indoors. As society at large tries to grapple with the extent of the impact, technology has in many ways, emerged as the saviour. Among other things, it has allowed people to work from home, people to shop from the comfort of their homes. It has enabled governments to monitor and take targeted action to curb the…

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Virat Kohli reveals career-shaping advice from father, ICC shares quote

NEW DELHI: India skipper Virat Kohli revealed how a priceless advice from his father helped in shaping up his career during an online video chat session hosted by India football captain Sunil Chhetri on popular social media platform Instagram on Sunday. The social media handle of International Cricket Council (ICC) also took note of Kohli’s interaction with Chhetri and they shared his father’s advice for the world to see. “My father was very clear that you have to study along with playing. Only when you can say ‘I am 200…

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Coronavirus Will Force Fashion To A Sustainable Future

Fashion is an industry that runs on change with new trends, styles, and whole new ranges offered up every season. In order to meet those demands, it must keep the supply chain working at full steam to stitch up and ship out new fashions at breakneck speed. With its focus on the front end to deliver a continuously changing collection of fashion, it has, by necessity, been slower to change the many moving parts of the industry’s back end. So, it has been moving at a measured pace to meet…

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Things to keep in mind while doing business during crisis situations: Neha Goenka, Co-Founder, CAxpert

One month into the lockdown and a barrel of oil is cheaper than a packet of toilet paper rolls today. The global lingo is now awash with new or hitherto esoteric acronyms- WFH, PPE, HCQ, SARS-COV-2; the list is endless. If these are indications of the impact this pandemic has had, then many facets of our life, including the way we conduct business, are likely to change forever. The silver lining has been that technology has delivered on its promise of being a significant disruptor by playing a vital role…

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Career Guidance Portal Now Live For J&K Students

The portal was e-launched by Principal Secretary School Education, Dr. Asgar Samoon SRINAGAR- Department of School Education launched Career Guidance Portal for the students of Jammu & Kashmir on Saturday. The portal was e-launched by Principal Secretary School Education, Dr. Asgar Samoon, during a Joint Review meeting here at Directorate of School Education Kashmir. It is a structured and well programmed portal developed to help students in choosing a right career after completing their secondary or higher secondary education. Dr. Samoon, after  the e-launch, revealed that  the initiative is first…

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Shoaib Akhtar’s career would have ended early if Jagmohan Dalmiya had not helped: former PCB chief

A former chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has revealed that had it not been for the help extended by the late ICC chief Jagmohan Dalmiya, fast bowler Shoiab Akhtar’s career would have ended in 2000-01. In 1999, the International Cricket Council had told the PCB that speed merchant Akhtar’s bowling action was under scrutiny. Former BCCI chief Damiya, one of India’s biggest cricket administrators, served as the ICC’s president from 1997 to 2000. “Jagmohan, who had been president of the ICC and was an influential voice, supported us…

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