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Life lessons: Vivek Saini's death is a cautionary tale for foreign students in America

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The recent news of the horrific death of Vivek Saini, a 25-year-old Indian student sent shockwaves across the tightly connected Indian student community in America. The incident captured on the store’s CCTV camera shows him being bludgeoned by a homeless man at a convenience store in US's Georgia where Vivek was working part-time.  This incident raises question of safety of Indian students who travel half-way across the globe in pursuit of their American dream. It also raises question about the legality of their actions in taking up work outside their universities .  The American Dream The United States has long been a magnet for international students seeking world-class education and diverse cultural experiences. While many foreign students adhere to the rules and regulations governing their stay, a concerning trend has emerged – some students are engaging in illegal employment. This practice, though providing financial relief for students facing economic pressures, raises comple

Staying safe while studying abroad

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The pursuit of higher education beyond one's home country offers a myriad of opportunities for personal and academic growth. By some accounts, over 500,000 Indian Students study in Universities across America. Amidst the excitement of studying abroad, it is essential for students to prioritize their safety and well-being. "Staying safe while studying abroad" is a critical aspect of the international student experience that requires proactive measures, cultural awareness, and a commitment to personal security. Mohan Krishnamoorthy , a Tech Executive who has lived and worked in a dozen countries across three continents and has done an MBA in the US shares his opinion on the recent incidents of death of Indian student abroad  Know your surroundings and neighborhood – talk to locals for tips  Share your tips and experiences with fellow students   Do not be desperate for that extra dollar  If you really must work outside campus, take safety precautions  Mental health is a

School kids perform synchronized Yoga - Sri Sri Awards Ceremony 2024

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Vijay Mohan and team perform Yoga for Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar - Sri Sri Award Ceremony 2024 -  Vijay Mohan and team perform Yoga in front Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar - Sri Sri Awards Ceremony 2024 | SSRVM | Art of Living Event on 27 Jan 2024 at Art of Living center in Kanakapura, Bengaluru

Challenges of being a manager in the corporate world

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 A recent survey on "Employee Engagement" by  Gallup  measures employee engagement  "Employee engagement is the involvement and enthusiasm of employees in both their work and workplace. Highly engaged teams outperform the rest in business outcomes critical to the success of your organization." The survey highlights that o nly 1 in 3 American workers say they are engaged with their job. Less than half say they know what is expected of them at work. Let's look at the challenges of being in middle management in the corporate world. In the recent Youtube post, Tech executive Mohan Krishnamoorthy shares his views on Middle Management  Being a middle manager comes with its own set of challenges. Here are some common challenges that individuals in middle management positions often face: Balancing Act: Middle managers are caught in the middle of the organizational hierarchy, responsible for implementing higher-level decisions from top management while also addressing t

Man accused of groping woman in Bangalore metro claims he did not intend to touch her, but accidentally did so while attempting to pickpocket

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Bengaluru | December 9: A techie claims she was groped by a man on the Namma Metro Train while she was alighting at the Metro on  Thursday . She immediately raised an alarm and the security managed to nab the accused.  On  Thursday  morning, a 22-year-old techie took a Metro from Rajajinagar station to reach her office. While she was stepping out of the metro to switch lines at Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Metro Station, a man touched her inappropriately from behind. She got down and screamed.  The accused hopped onto an escalator to flee the spot but the alert security managed to apprehend him.  They subsequently handed him over to the police. Preliminary investigations indicated that the man had a history of offences, primarily in theft cases.  The accused has been identified as 30-year-old Lokesh who works in the catering industry.   He had been previously arrested by officers from the same police station for a theft-related  incident.  The man claimed that he did not intend to touch the w

Book Review Title: Diary of a Successful Loser: Embracing Failure on the Path to Success

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  Title: Diary of a Successful Loser: Embracing Failure on the Path to Success Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5) Book Review: "Diary of a Successful Loser" is a refreshing and inspiring book that challenges our conventional notions of success and failure. Written with a candid and vulnerable voice, it takes readers on a transformative journey through the ups and downs of the author's life, providing valuable insights and lessons along the way. The book is structured as a personal diary, allowing readers to delve into the author's thoughts, experiences, and emotions in a raw and unfiltered manner. This format creates an intimate connection between the author and the reader, making it easy to empathize with the struggles and triumphs depicted. One of the key strengths of this book is its emphasis on reframing failure as an essential part of the success process. The author skillfully conveys that setbacks and disappointments are not indicators of personal inadequacy but rather steppi

Diary of a Successful Loser: A Journey of Growth and Resilience

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  Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5) Diary of a Successful Loser is an inspiring and thought-provoking book that takes readers on a transformative journey filled with valuable life lessons. Authored by an individual who refers to themselves as a "successful loser," this unique memoir challenges conventional notions of success and failure, encouraging readers to embrace setbacks as opportunities for growth. What sets this book apart is its refreshing honesty and relatability. The author shares their personal experiences, struggles, and triumphs with genuine vulnerability. They delve into their own failures and the lessons learned from each setback, emphasizing the importance of resilience and perseverance. This transparency creates an instant connection with readers, allowing them to see themselves in the author's story and find comfort in the realization that failure is not an end but a stepping stone to success. The diary format adds an intimate touch to the narrative, making it feel