Hugging ‘Azaan’ – True Life Incident

I am going to relate a true life incident. This happened while I was a counselor in Arena Animation Academy in Kankurgachi. There was one faculty, Uday Da. Very favorite and much sought after among his students. Well, as colleagues we share a lot many things like personal likes, dislikes, involvements etc. So he was one rebel during his youth and had even gone to the extent of getting personally involved in the ‘Ram Janma-bhoomi and babri mazid ‘ episode that took place in India couple of years ago. He…

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Probably I wasn’t a good enough teacher!

Probably I wasn’t a good enough teacher! I am relating an incident while I was a Soft Skills Trainer at Arena Animation Academy, Barasat. My job was to encourage the students to improve their spoken English skills and teach them some Personality Development tips and tricks. Because there was no examination for these classes and it was just a value addition class, maximum students used to bunk my classes. Whenever I caught the ones who used to absent – they had some clichéd excuse for not attending the classes! I…

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King Customer can be so dumb sometimes!

King Customer can be so dumb sometimes! Hi Readers, This is a real life incident. I was working in Positive Electronics Ltd. that assembled Salora Television. This was way back in 1994. The era of black and white TV was still on….it still is in India at least. So I was PRO (Public Relation Officer) and my job responsibility was to take down complaints and send the TV mechanics to set it right. I had to fill a form were the name, address, model no. of the TV, whether colored…

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Employee Retention – Tips and tricks.

Employee Retention – Tips and tricks. The major setback that most companies face in today’s world is that they are unable to retain employees. After spending a whole lot of time behind an employee – on things like induction & training etc., the HR gets a bombshell dropped in his cabin – in the form of Resignation letter! Why do employees resign? Before answering the ‘why’, let us look into ‘Which or what kind of employees resign’ that comes to the HR as a devastating news!? The crème category of…

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Why do (some) managers scream and use abusive language?

Why do (some) managers scream and use abusive language? Hi folks, We all know that humans are not born with a screaming nature nor do they make an entry on planet Earth after learning abusive language from wherever they were before birth! So now the question is – why do people – especially those who are in the managerial positions – scream and shout in order to get work done? The reason is not very complex! Rather simple. Anyone who is having to repeat the same thing again and again…

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Why efficient Project Managers are mandatory in any organization.

Why efficient Project Managers are mandatory in any organization. Hi readers, As usual I am going to relate a real life incident to all of you..as we know ‘Fact is and has always been stranger than fiction’ – this incident may be an eye opener to many! After having completed my Professional Diploma in Web Engineering from Arena Multimedia & Animation Academy, I did get an opportunity to work as a part time Project Manager for couple of projects. Since I was not much of an expert – just had…

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How dumb colleagues can devastate all your efforts!

How dumb colleagues can devastate all your efforts! I am citing my personal experience here. I was working as a Career advisor in a Multimedia cum Animation Institute. As a Career Advisor I had to counsel candidates regarding the softwares taught and the career options that open up for them after completion of the course.   The course was designed Semester wise and in such a manner so that completion of each semester would open up career avenues for the candidate. Like after the completion of Semester I – which…

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Advertising Mind Block – Negligibly dressed female will make the sale!

Advertising Mind Block – Negligibly dressed female will make the sale! I am writing about a  personal experience. I was a career Advisor in Arena Multimedia. The management decided to make a short Advt. film to be shown on local cables and Metro stations –to increase the awareness regarding career opportunities of the Multimedia sector , IT Industry. So a small time advertising company was hired to shoot a film – showing the Institute, the students and other available facilities. The guys came in with cameras and tri-pods and mikes…

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Arena Animation, Kankurgachi

I had taken liberties as well while at Arena Animation Kankurgachi: Folks – here I must confess that I have taken liberties of Boss’s good nature. It so happened that everyone who looked at me – made the same comment – Gosh ! Aparna you are looking like a baby elephant – what are you doing to yourself – you are looking so fat etc….and it did perturb me – so I decided to join Rachna’s – near Kankurgachi (in Phoolbagan – a branch off VLCC basically – the same…

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Arena Kankurgachi – III

My Project Work : Lets find out the Common Man!   In yet another of my endeavors, I came up with a Project idea –Lets find out the Common Man!   Well, I used to tell students on how to go about the Project and the students started showing their enthusiasm as well. Suddenly I saw things fizzle out ! Later I found out that certain faculties were ridiculing the Project idea and were discouraging the students from doing it. I had asked for Boss’s approval. He had read it…

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