Monday, September 16, 2013

Less pains more gains; Invest in mutual funds

Mutual Fund is popularly understood as investment tool which provides tax benefits. Whereas some people find it the right way to invest because of affordability, liquidity, professional management and most importantly for getting maximum returns by effectively utilizing hard earned money.
A Mutual Fund is a body corporate registered with Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) that pools up the money from individual/corporate investor and invests the same on behalf of the investor/unit holders, in equity shares, government securities, Bonds etc.  and distribute the profit. In other words, a mutual fund allows an investor to indirectly take a position on the basket of assets (investment securities).
One should not mistake Mutual Funds to be risk free investments. In fact, investing in MF contains the same risk as investing in Market, the only different being that due to Professional management of funds the controllable risks are substantially reduced.

Ms. Meenakshi Dewan

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Education and Sports

Sports and education have always been wanted to go hand in hand, but it seldom happens. The Indian parent are fond of the saying " पड़ोगे लिखोगे तोह बनोगे नवाब खेलोगे कूदोगे होगे ख़राब "(if you study only then you will be considered a noble man, else if you only play you will be spoil and will not progress). They try to put this thing across the mind of the child that sports need to be for enjoyment and health, but to make a successful man you need to shelve your sporting instincts and curb your desire to be even remotely associated with sports (an occasional game of badminton, cricket, soccer, chess doesn't make you inclined to sports thoroughly nor does watching all these from the couch does). 
Also there is a dearth of administration being non-compulsive and even at the highest level talent goes unnoticed for the want of fulfilment of need of the faces which matter. That further strengthens the belief of not pushing the child in this direction as it is generally thought that there isn't any light at the end of the tunnel, there is only a fake train coming your way. 

Ms. Neha Khindria

Thursday, September 5, 2013


WOW…. We are in second decade of 21st century and we have to change our way of thinking as per time. We are in the age of Entrepreneurs who plays a very important role in the development of an economy. Gone are the days when society had a trend that Engineer’s son/daughter will become engineer and Doctor’s son/daughter will become doctor. Today’s youth is thinking much beyond the typical societal trends. They want to do something new, achieve new heights and lead the world. They don’t want to work for others. In fact they want people to work for them. They have different dreams in their eyes as now they understand their own qualities and capabilities. They wish to be on the top of the organization and prove their talent.
To all such people, I would say move on, u have that X-Factor in you. Don’t dare to look back because you know what you have done yesterday. Just don’t repeat the work which was not satisfactory for you in the past. Always look ahead and use your potential. Do something creative and innovative, accept challenges, be disciplined and have enough confidence in yourself. Become successful ENTREPRENEURS and mark your presence on the world map of business.
Always remember the following two quotes.
1. To attain success in life “Don’t stop, no need to run, just keep walking”.
2. “Success comes after experience and experience comes after bad experiences”.

Shishupal Singh

The Palace of Illusions

Hi friends! Here I am again with another novel and believe me it is as exciting as the last one (if you remember ‘The Colour Purple’). Now this novel ‘The Palace of Illusions’ by Chitra Banerjee Devakaruni is another novel that is from the perspective of a woman. And to our surprise it is a retelling of the mythological, world famous epic- Mahabharata and that too from the point of view of Draupadi. And the interesting part is the title which again can be interpreted in number of ways- like this ‘story like palace’ is an ‘illusion’ because of the fact that it is told from the point of view of a woman or it is something that we can only dream of or something to do with a human mind which is a palace of undying, unending illusions!
The Palace of Illusions takes us back to the time that is half history, half myth and wholly magical. It gives us a new interpretation of this ancient tale. The novel traces Draupadi’s  life starting from her birth from the fire, prophecy at her arrival, her swayamvar and subsequent marriage to five husbands and so on. 
Devakaruni has filled various gaps in her novel like what did Draupadi think about being the ‘girl’ who will change history? What was her relationship with her father, her brother, her mother-in-law, her 5 husbands? And lot many questions. This is a brilliant work of fiction and a worth read.
Ms. Monika

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

व्यंग कविता

हुआ था जन्म जब तेरा, रखा था नाम हिंदी में
सुलाया माँ ने हिंदी में, जगाया माँ ने हिंदी में

देश का नाम में हिंदी, लिखा संविधान हिंदी में
इसके इतिहास में हिंदी, गीता सार हिंदी में
हिंद के हैं निवासी हम, धर्म के नाम हिंदी में
राजभाषा अपनी हिंदी, सरकारी काम हिंदी में

देश का गान हिंदी में, देश का गीत हिंदी में
ये दोहे सूर-तुलसी के, सौरठा छंद हिंदी में
सुरों के साज में हिंदी, विरह के राग हिंदी में
गद्य की लाज हिंदी में, कविता पाठ हिंदी में

अगर दुश्मन बने कोई, तो समझा देंगे हिंदी में
अगर कोई फिरंगी हो, बना दो मुर्ख हिंदी में

न होते काज हिंदी में, चल रहा राज अंग्रेजी
लेजी बन गए क्रेजी , बने जब स्कूल अंग्रेजी
सजा मिल जायेगी तुमको, अगर बोलोगे हिंदी में

मदर को मोम कहते हम, पिता को डैड कर डाला
सीख ली फ्रेंच और जर्मन, हो गए फ़ैल हिंदी में
हमारे मुहं पे अंग्रेजी, दिल में शब्द हिंदी में
नहीं अपमान इंग्लिश का, करो सम्मान हिंदी में

भाषा कोई भी चाहे, कभी वो गलत नहीं होती
हमारे मुंह से निकली बात हमेशा सही नहीं होती
पहले सोचो तभी बोलो, यही मैं बात कहता हूँ
हमेशा याद रखना तुम, हम पहलवान हिंदी में
हमारी ताकत हिंदी में, हमारी जान हिंदी में........

 शिशुपाल सिंह 

Self control is the key to success!

We have often heard that hard work is the key to success. But in today’s competitive world, our lives have become so hectic that we often lose our patience, temper and self control. We try to run against the time to accomplish the never- ending tasks at hand. As a result, the quality of life that we lead suffers. Our mind is pre-occupied either with the past or the future. We forget to live in the present, enjoy the precious moments, worrying over petty issues. We can easily overcome this tendency by restraining ourselves and exercising self control. It is easier said than done, but if we make it a daily practice then surely it will reap positive results and we will find our lives changing for the better. The best way to exercise self control is- meditation. Meditation can bring about a balance between the different states of mind. We can find happiness, joy, enthusiasm, efficiency and effectiveness in whatever we do and be successful.

Ms. Priyanka Sikri

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Treat your parents with loving and care

Yesterday i received a message which  touched my heart. I would like to share it with everybody , so that you also experience the same feeling which i did.
A long time ago, there was a huge apple tree. A little boy loved to come and play around it every day. He used to climb to the treetop , eat apples and take nap under the shadow. He loved the tree and the tree loved to play with him.

Time went by, the little boy had grown up and he no longer played around the tree every day.
One day, the boy came back to the tree and he looked sad.
“Come and play with me”, the tree asked the boy.
Boy: “I am no longer a kid, I do not play around trees anymore” the boy replied. “I want toys. I need money to buy them.”
Tree: “Sorry, but I do not have money, but you can pick all my apples and sell them. So, you will have money.”
The boy was so excited. He grabbed all the apples on the tree and left happily. The boy didnt come back after he picked the apples. The tree was sad again. 

One day, the boy who now turned into a man returned and the tree was excited to see him again.
“Come and play with me” the tree said.
“I do not have time to play. I have to work for my family. We need a house for shelter. Can you help me?”
“Sorry,  I do not have any house. But you can chop off my branches to build your house.” So the man cut all the branches of the tree and left happily.
The tree was glad to see him happy. the  man didnt come  back aftr that. The tree was again lonely and sad.

One hot summer day, the man returned and the tree was delighted.
“Come and play with me!” the tree said.
“I am getting old. I want to go sailing to relax myself. Can you give me a boat?” said the man.
“Use my trunk to build your boat. You can sail far away and be happy.”
So the man cut the tree trunk to make a boat. He went sailing and didnt  return for a long time.

Finally, the man returned after many years.
“Sorry, my boy. But I do not have anything for you anymore. No more apples for you”, the tree said.
“No problem, I do not have any teeth to bite” the man replied.
Tree : “No more trunk for you to climb on.”
“I am too old for that now” the man said.
“I really cannot give you anything, the only thing left is my dying roots,” the tree said with tears.
“I dont need much now, just a place to rest. I am tired after all these years,” the man replied.
“Good! Old tree roots are the best place to lean on and rest, come sit down with me and rest.” The man sat down and the tree was glad and smiled with tears.

 This is a story of everyone. The tree is like our parents. When we were young, we loved to play with our mom and dad.
When we grow up, we leave them; only come to them when we need something or when we are in trouble.
No matter what, parents will always be there and give everything they could just to make you happy.
We take them for granted; we don’t appreciate all they do for us, until it’s too late.

~ Moral ~ 
Treat your parents with loving care…. For you will know their value, when you see their empty chair…

Ms. Varuna