Author: Vijayalakshmi K

Scam 1992 is a web series on SONY LIV based on the Harshad Mehta Scam of 1992 from the book “The Scam “ written by Sucheta Dalal and Debashis Basu, the two journalists who first brought out the scam to the public eye. PLOT SUMMARY The series starts with an employee disclosing a scandal of 500 crores in the State Bank of India in 1992. It then transcends to the 1980s when Harshad first entered into the world of Stock Market as a ‘jobber’.  The series is successful in giving a good character background to Mehta, putting forward his passion in cricket, his equations with…

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Death Note is a 37-series anime inspired by the manga series of the same name and premiered from 2006-2007 in Japan.This series opened up anime viewership in western and other asian countries and popularised the “infamous” death notebooks that China had to ban the series as it was casting a bad impression on children. Yet, the series gained record breaking viewership and continues to be one of the most popular anime series of all times.   The series starts with Light Yagami, the protagonist finding the death note – a note where anyone whose name is written dies within 40 seconds of a heart attack. This may sound very superficial specially…

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The term VUCA stands for “Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity”. VUCA world describes the situation of constant, unpredictable change that is now the norm in certain industries and areas of the business world.   Volatility:  Things change continuously. What is true today isn’t true tomorrow. Even the nature and dynamics of change.  Uncertainty: More than ever, we live with a lack of predictability and a prospect for surprise. It is impossible to predict how markets will evolve. Complexity: Simple cause-and-effect chains have been replaced by complex interconnected forces and events. Interconnectedness makes all things increasingly complex. Ambiguous: The haziness of reality, the potential for misreads, and…

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Women, undoubtedly are ruling the tech savvy world in the current generation. But dismally, women face a lot of challenges to get the respect they deserve. Even with many women achievers in this field, we live in a society that stereotypes engineering and technology as a “man’s” niche. Where we buy cars and computers for boys, we give dolls and teddys to girls. This narrow mindset that has rooted out in all our minds from childhood has resulted in today’s scenario where women are fighting against “pay disparity” in the market.  A recent study in the US states that the pay differential between men and women exceeds $15,000. Pay parity not means equality in money, it gives…

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Blended learning – A term that has grown popular due to the ongoing pandemic, is a type of learning that integrates both virtual and real classes to provide a conducive and wholesome environment for students to continue their learning in such circumstances as well. Is blended learning required in the present scenario? Online classes have not allowed social distancing a cause to distance ourselves from education. The COVID –19 pandemic has created a state of panic and distress in the world. But people have been courageous and have bounced back with an ingenious idea of online classes. Students, confined to their houses, have still been able to cope up with their studies through an…

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The movie is an adaptation of one of the best-selling novels of Aravind Adiga The White Tiger. It has an ensemble cast of Priyanka Chopra, Adarsh Gaurav and Rajkumar Rao. It is an excellent portrayal of rich and poor disparity and the master-slave mentality that prevails in our minds.  The movie starts in a bizarre yet thrilling way. It then moves on to introducing Balram, who sees the news of the Chinese President visiting India to learn about entrepreneurship in India. Yearning to talk to him, he writes an email sharing his journey of becoming a successful entrepreneur in Bangalore. STORY OUTLINE He reminisces his childhood with the one incident in…

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A SWOT analysis is a tool to compile the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. It can be for a product, place, person or a business strategy. The primary objective of a SWOT analysis is to help organizations develop a full awareness of all the factors involved in making a business decision. It is used to discover strategies, with a focus on leveraging strengths and opportunities to overcome weaknesses and threats. Also, it helps one analyze his/her own self – the strengths and weakness in their personality and the opportunities and threats they face in the current world. This is useful to understand what are the opportunities that can be…

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A coming-of-age web series that portrays the life of IIT aspirants in Kota. Is that all what it conveys? Definitely not! Perhaps the first web series screened entirely in “black and white”, it depicts the striking capitalist approach of coaching centres in Kota and the trauma faced by students in coping with the harsh world. The series starts with Vaibhav , a small town boy coming to Kota with big dreams of cracking the JEE exam. He tries to seek admission in one of the most prestigious institution in Kota but is denied admission.   Hence he joins another institution where he meets the renowned “Jeetu Bhaiya” who is the soul of the series. The star teacher is called “Agony aunt” by the students…

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Personality refers to individual differences in characteristic patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving. Your personality is a direct reflection of your mindset, what is your approach towards life and how you tackle them. Understanding one’s personality is a difficult task yet important as knowing your own personality can help you choose the right career for yourself. The Myers-Briggs Personality theory is one of the most famous theories that categories all personalities into 8 types.  Introvert Vs Extrovert Sensing Vs Intuitive Thinker Vs Feeler Judging Vs Perceiving  Introvert Vs Extrovert Introverts are people who prefer recharging alone. They focus on themselves, their inner self and like…

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It is an undeniable fact that the period of Youth is the best period of one’s life. This phase taps our fullest potential and what we do in this period determines our entire course of life. It is a fleeting phenomenon and the best stage of life. Each generation of youth evolves within itself and brings out a better generation of youth in the future. Today’s youth are thus the most evolved and best version of youth our history has ever witnessed.  WHAT MAKES TODAY’S YOUTH SPECIAL ?? The world has become a tough place to live and grow with the…

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