Multiple Career Choices (Author Devajit Bhuyan, Publisher- Pustak Mahal)
Review by Dr. Aqeel Ahmed
Iam Dr.Aqeel Ahmad,joint Secretary Anjuman Faroghe Science Delhi(Society for promotion of Science Education), this mail is for informing you that on 26th August, we organized a prize distribution ceremony for the meritorious walled city(Delhi) urdu knowing students. We wished to present a career guide to students. After market survey your book (Multiple Career Choices) found very very relevant and useful. It was added in the prize. Our guests, Dr Aslam Pervaiz(Principal Zakr Husain College) and Dr S. I. Farooqui(Scientist) both appreciated the book. While reading, it is clearly felt that the writer has the strong wish to help the students. I personally appreciate your efforts.
Science is fun
The Big Bang to Bill Gates by Devajit Bhuyan is modelled on Letters from a Father to His Daughter by Jawaharlal Nehru. It is a set of letters written by a loving father to his daughter in a boarding school. The letters clearly explain the progress of modern science from the origin of the universe to the advent of computers. And, in the process, offer some moral advice. The book explores different versions of theories pertaining to the origin of the universe. There are references to the Mahabharata and the Ramayana. Scientific pioneers like Albert Einstein, Max Planck, Newton, Darwin and Stephen Hawking flit through the pages. The real worth of education in real life is discussed through stories and colourful illustrations.
The book ? a Spectrum Publications and priced at Rs 190 ? is informal in style. Difficult concepts such as the gradual development of computers are introduced lucidly. Worth a dekko!
Infatuated with, yes, Shobha De
by R.P. Chaddah
The Making of a Goddess — Poems by Devajit Bhuyan. Spectrum Publications, New Delhi. Rs 60.
"The Making of a Goddess" is a collection of 50 poems on the completion of 50 years of age of the famous model-editor-columnist-novelist Shobha De. According to the blurb, the idea seems to have emanated in the corridors of a hospital where the poet might have been convalescing after a bout of illness or attending on a sick relative, who knows? It seems that in order to overcome his loneliness, he has written poems addressed to Shobha De, and his fascination for her makes him reject Marilyn Monroe and Sophia Loren (the celluloid goddesses of the 60s) and our very own Madhuri Dixit.
"Yes, Madhuri can be painted/Not Shobha the eternal/Feel it in the soul/Enjoy it with the third eye."
Further on, in another poem he says: "Life is like Shobha De/Brain beauty and values/Good forever."
De is also the harbinger of change, not only in the mind and soul of the poet but also in the course of history.Wow!
The poet even pleads with the Lord and says that if he wishes to make another world sans everything — sun, moon, butterflies, rainbows: "But don’t make another world/Without a feminine called Shobha De."
In "The singularity" he makes Mother Teresa, Madhuri Dixit and Madonna the epitome of love, beauty and sex but he sees in De the making of a goddess (the collection gets its title from this poem) to "extinguish the thirst of mankind." The poet is so smitten with the persona of Shobha De that all his dreams and fantasies have only that end in view. I don’t think that the poet has ever met De in person and from afar he is able to see the eternal light in her eyes and smile, and feels that "her beauty and brain alone can quench the thirst/and extinguish the fire for ever/of a 21st century gentleman."
First he is against "cloning" because "it will be like a copycat/ We want more Shobha De’s/As natural as she is. "But the scientist in him informs him that science can clone her, but can’t explain life, emotions and a "femininity like you." In his heightened hyperbole he thinks, "Shobha De is born only once/And not everyday like sunrise."
An enjoyable anthology which everyone must read to know the gravity of infatuation with one’s subject.
Review by Samit Basu
I’ve been meaning to post quotes from my favourite book of poetry for a while now. I suspect this book is out of print – I have asked for it at most of the major bookstores in Delhi at least, but they dont seem to have it, which is a slap in the face of all that is right and good in this world. I just found the book today when rearranging the bookshelves – I thought I’d lost it, which was terrible, because it’s been one of my favourite books since I found it languishing in the Outlook office many moons ago.
The book is called (fanfare) Daughters of the Soil: Fifty-one poems on Indian women, by Devajit Bhuyan, published by Spectrum publishers in Guwahati and Delhi. Mr. Bhuyan’s earlier works include The Making of a Goddess – Fifty Poems on Shobha De and 21st century rhymes – about which Maneka Gandhi says, on the blurb, ‘I enjoyed going through your book 21st Century Rhymes’
Multiple Career Choices
Publisher: Pustak Mahal, Delhi
Author: Devjit Bhuiyan
An activity undertaken with a missionary spirit, backed by thorough research, by a person who is eminently qualified for the task, and executed with professional competence, cannot fail to achieve its objectives. Devajit Bhuyan has authored a book, which is better described as a digest, in which he has meticulously explored and mapped the cavernous paths of the world of careers, which exist today. The book is outstanding in that though the title is an innocuous - "Multiple Career Choices," and like many others of its kind, could be a matter-of-fact statement of uninspiring facts and figures, the author has offered a fascinating guided tour of the complex world which every young person must undertake, if he or she wishes to enter a profession or career, best suited to the aptitude, circumstances, aspirations, and capabilities which are unique to every individual.
"While choosing a career one must give due importance to personal values and opt for a profession that is more in sync with these. An overemphasis on money can only lead to short-term gains but long-term unhappiness with the extra money being spent on visiting doctors and psychiatrists. Therefore think wisely before opting for a career." Devajit Bhuyan is imbued with the sense of concern exhibited by a parent, whose offspring is about to embark on the most important aspect of life - the choice of a career, which will enable the youngster to live a happy, healthy, profitable, and rewarding life, usefully employing the talents nature has gifted, and the education that has been provided. He stresses the importance of having a mission, an aim, and a goal. A career should be by choice, not by chance, with awareness of one's SWOT Analysis - Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats.
The author details nine career drivers - Material Rewards, Power and Influence, Search for Meaning, Expertise, Creativity, Affiliation, Autonomy, Security, and Status.
He emphasizes the value of * Benchmarking - finding and implementing the best practices, instead of reinventing the wheel and setting one's own standards.
The book details the best jobs of the 21st century, the changes in career preferences over the decades, the top 20 challenging jobs, and the factors to be kept in mind while choosing a career, e.g., Intelligence, Personality, Interest, Aptitudes, Physique, Gender, and Age.
It lists hundreds of career options available, the courses of education needed for them, the Colleges, Universities, Deemed Universities, and other institutions with details including the websites, Specialised Courses, Diploma Courses, Degree and Post Degree courses, and various branches of Engineering, Examinations and Tests.
It clarifies through a Question and Answer section, many needed facts about professions.
Professions gaining in importance, Optical Physics, Robotics, Micro Technology, Ocean Engineering, Nanotechnology, Safety Engineering, Financial Engineering, etc. are among those described.
Educational Consultants and Recruiting Agents, the criteria on how to choose a Computer Institute, and Registering for Admission Tests, are among the wealth of chapters in the book.
If your children or wards are entering the upper stage of secondary education, it is time for you to acquire the knowledge offered in this book. If they are already at the stage of having to choose a career, it is still not too late to "look before they leap."
It is better to spend time and efforts studying the vocational landscape, admirably portrayed in "Multiple Career Choices," than having our youngsters undergo a lifetime of regret and frustration.
Multiple Career Choices
Writer: Devjit Bhuiyan
An exercise undertaken with a missionary spirit, backed by thorough study, by a individual who is eminently qualified for the undertaking, and executed with specialist competence, are not able to fall short to realize its goals.
Devajit Bhuyan has authored a guide, which is superior described as a digest, in which he has meticulously explored and mapped the cavernous paths of the globe of careers, which exist right now.
The guide is remarkable in that while the title is an innocuous - "Many Career Choices," and like a lot of others of its kind, could be a subject-of-simple fact statement of uninspiring specifics and figures, the writer has supplied a exciting guided tour of the complex earth which just about every young particular person will need to undertake, if he or she wishes to enter a profession or career, finest suited to the aptitude, situations, aspirations, and capabilities which are exceptional to each personal.
If your little ones or wards are coming into the upper stage of secondary education, it is time for you to obtain the understanding offered in this book. If they are currently at the stage of obtaining to opt for a career, it is even now not as well late to "look just before they leap."
It is much better to commit time and efforts learning the vocational landscape, admirably portrayed in "Many Career Decisions," than obtaining our children undergo a lifetime of regret and annoyance.
Various Career Selections
Writer: Devjit Bhuiyan
An activity undertaken with a missionary spirit, backed by thorough study, by a man or woman who is eminently trained for the job, and executed with qualified competence, cannot fall short to achieve its aims.
Devajit Bhuyan has authored a guide, which is greater explained as a digest, in which he has meticulously explored and mapped the cavernous paths of the earth of careers, which exist now.
The guide is outstanding in that while the title is an innocuous - "A number of Career Choices," and like many other people of its sort, could be a subject-of-point statement of uninspiring facts and figures, the author has presented a interesting guided tour of the complex world which just about every youthful individual need to undertake, if he or she wishes to enter a profession or career, ideal suited to the aptitude, situations, aspirations, and abilities which are one of a kind to just about every particular person.
"Even though deciding upon a career one ought to give because of relevance to particular values and choose for a occupation that is more in sync with these. An overemphasis on income can only lead to brief-term gains but very long-phrase unhappiness with the extra revenue currently being invested on visiting medical practitioners and psychiatrists. Thus assume wisely ahead of opting for a career."
Devajit Bhuyan is imbued with the sense of concern exhibited by a mother or father, whose offspring is about to embark on the most important element of life - the selection of a career, which will permit the youngster to live a delighted, healthy and balanced, rewarding, and rewarding living, usefully employing the talents nature has gifted, and the education that has been supplied.
He stresses the significance of obtaining a mission, an purpose, and a intention. A career ought to be by option, not by probability, with awareness of one's SWOT Evaluation - Strengths, Weaknesses, Possibilities and Threats.
The author facts nine career drivers - Material Rewards, Strength and Affect, Research for Meaning, Expertise, Creativity, Affiliation, Autonomy, Security, and Status.
He emphasizes the appeal of * Benchmarking - acquiring and employing the finest practices, alternatively of reinventing the wheel and setting one's individual expectations.
The book details the most effective jobs of the 21st century, the adjustments in career preferences through the decades, the top rated 20 difficult jobs, and the things to be stored in mind when selecting a career, e.g., Intelligence, Persona, Interest, Aptitudes, Physique, Gender, and Age.
It lists hundreds of career options out there, the programs of education essential for them, the Schools, Universities, Deemed Universities, and other institutions with specifics including the internet websites, Specialised Programs, Diploma Courses, Degree and Post Diploma courses, and numerous branches of Engineering, Examinations and Assessments.