Sports now a serious career option: Farooq Shah

Sports now a serious career option: Farooq Shah

Underscoring the need to develop sports infrastructure in the Kashmir, National Conference leader Farooq Ahmad Shah Monday said that modern sports infrastructure would help in exploring the immense potential of the local youth. He said the time has come when youth are seriously thinking of taking sports as ‘carrier option’. While inaugurating a cricket tournament at Ogmana, Tangmareg, Shah said that the youth possessed a huge sporting talent which needed to be channelized in a proper way. He said that more recently, many youth including Parveez Rasool and Manzor Pandav…

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When fashion has a form

When fashion has a form

Mona If we want to rewrite the world history that’s equal, women supporting women is the new-age mantra. A beautiful example of it was witnessed as Shibani Dandekar and Gabriella Demetriades took the centre stage in City Beautiful! “Shibani was my first celeb client,” South African model-turned-actor-turned-designer Gabriella shares merrily recalling how at a pop-up, Shibani picked up almost the entire rack. “It’s been one partnership that I have enjoyed to the T,” smiles Shibani, who insists the last two seasons of IPL that she hosted were a breeze for…

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So, You Want A Career in Marketing?

So, You Want A Career in Marketing?

Almost every week, without fail, I get this question. It is ever present in my Instagram DMs, my LinkedIn messages, my Twitter feed, and at almost every keynote I present. Shama Hyder, CEO of Zen Media, getting ready to speak to students on a career in marketing. DANNY CAMPBELL “How do I get started with a career in marketing?” You might think this question comes from college students or recent graduates, but more often than not, it comes from seasoned professionals who are looking to change career tracks. And, the…

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How To Change Careers, According To 50 People Who Made A Pivot

How To Change Careers, According To 50 People Who Made A Pivot

The most unsettling periods of my own life have been when I made a major career change, whether that involved quitting medical school to pursue a career in business, relocating from San Francisco to London, or leaving the corporate world to start my own career consultancy. Make no mistake, career pivots involve more friction, disruption, and risk than simply staying on a more linear, traditional career path. Having experienced the emotional ups and downs of navigating career changes myself during the past two decades of my professional life, I’m now…

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Health insurers can’t refuse to renew plan because you are a senior citizen

Health insurers can’t refuse to renew plan because you are a senior citizen

I am 62 and have retired from a public sector company. I have a family floater policy from my organisation for ₹2.5 lakh. At present, I am healthy. Do I need to top up my cover? If yes, then by how much? —Parol Ramani A sum assured of ₹2.5 lakh will be inadequate for most advanced surgeries, at prevailing medical prices. At current costs and your age, a ₹10 lakh cover is the minimum you should have. This should be enhanced based on your lifestyle and family medical history. Further, at 62, you…

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6,000 to get a second chance at education starting Monday

6,000 to get a second chance at education starting Monday

Asif, Nitish and Manish at the Special Training Centre at Shaheed Hemu Kalani Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya in Lajpat Nagar, on Friday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo) Sitting in a classroom at a government training centre in south Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar on a sunny Friday morning, 13-year-old Mohammad Asif is busy scribbling in his notebook. He wants to be careful and not make mistakes. “Mai somvar se school jana shuru karunga. Mai bhi apne padaus ke bachhon ki tarah dost banaunga. Mai kadi mehnat karunga aur apne mata pita ka ke sapno ko pura…

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5 Secret Keys for a Successful Fulltime Writing & Speaking Career

5 Secret Keys for a Successful Fulltime Writing & Speaking Career

Dreams are good but they don’t pay bills. This bubble needs to be busted before you think of taking writing or speaking as a fulltime profession. In order to earn your life and lifestyle, you’ve got work in the direction where you are not just living your dreams but also living your dream lifestyle. Sounds really fancy (and inspiring maybe) but it’s not that easy. In this post, you will discover 5 secret keys for a full-time writing and speaking career. Use these keys and you never know, you might…

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No, Americans will not need a visa to travel to Europe

No, Americans will not need a visa to travel to Europe

Although not quite as powerful as some European passports, an American passport is pretty convenient to travel on. US citizens can enter a large number of countries visa-free, which makes crossing borders both easier and cheaper. But news circulating yesterday (March 8) warned Americans the good times might be about to end, as US citizens would need a visa to visit the 26 European countries that compose the Schengen Area, starting in 2021. They currently can travel through them for 90 days with just their passport. But though major new outlets…

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How To Amplify And Build A Powerful Brand For Your Business

How To Amplify And Build A Powerful Brand For Your Business

Meet Dillon Kivo, an American entrepreneur who set aside his reservations and took a chance on himself.NATE RADOWSKI Entrepreneurship has become the new American dream. Even though many people dream of location independence, financial freedom, and being their own boss, the fear of jumping off the corporate ship and into self-employment has kept many from making this a reality. Running a business is no easy task, and there are many insecurities looming over one’s head while considering the decision: what if I fail? What if I lose my savings? What if…

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Suzy Welch: Making this common mistake can be a ‘career killer’

Suzy Welch: Making this common mistake can be a ‘career killer’

Many professionals will probably recognize this situation: You go to a meeting or an event and, assuming that everyone there already knows you, or that you’re playing a minor role, you introduce yourself with your first name — or not at all. No big deal, right? Wrong. “I see it happen all the time, and it’s terrible,” bestselling management author and CNBC contributor Suzy Welch tells CNBC Make It. “Your identity is an important piece of information for context in any business situation.” Welch, a career coach, says it drives her…

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