Call from Russia: Fulfill Your Dreams

With an aim to enthuse more and more Indian students to join medical and engineering courses in Russia at a much cheaper price, the 18th edition of Russian Education Fair has been organized at Gorky Sadan, Kolkata by Russian Centre for Science & Culture (Cultural Department of the Embassy of Russian Federation in India). The event was done in association with Rus Education. Not just in Kolkata, like previous years, the fair was simultaneously run in New Delhi, Mumbai, Trivandrum and Chennai.

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The Russian Education Fair ended in the ‘city of joy’ couple of weeks’ back and there were some major takeaways from the event.

  1. The fair has provided with an overview of the education programs in Russia.
  2. Opportunities to interact with the faculty members of the different representing Russian Universities.
  3. Admission counseling and on spot admission facilities.
  4. No separate entrance test for the +2 students securing 50% and above in PCB (Physics, Chemistry, Bio) and at least 16.5 years of age.
  5. Free air ticket to students going to join the course in Russia.
  6. Free MCI coaching (License to practice in India as an MBBS registered medical practitioner) by Rus Education.

The contemporary world presents many challenges and Russian education handles them perfectly. A total of thirteen Russian Government institutions participated in this fair including Volgograd State Medical University, Orenburg State Medical University, Smolensk State Medical University, Tver State Medical University, Kazan State Medical University, Mari State University, Far Eastern Federal University, Northern State Medical University, Moscow Aviation Institute and several other renowned universities participated in this fair and they provided both UG and PG Programs in medicine, engineering, sports management, aviation, aerospace, Nuclear Power Technology,  Power Plant Management and more.

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In Russian Universities, there are no pre-qualifying exams like CET, IELTS, etc., but students must have at least 50% marks in core subjects/ degrees. For SC/ST and OBC students, the minimum percentage is 40%. The academic year which starts from 1st September, 2016 will have two semesters excluding the annual holidays during July and August. For Medical students the average fees is around 9-25 lakhs for a 6 years course. After including the accommodation costs and other expenses, it can go up to 15-30 lakhs. For engineering students it is 1.8 lakhs-8 lakhs.

For the admission process, students can directly contact Rus Education, which is only organization exclusively authorized by Cultural Department of the Embassy of Russian Federation in India. Call on 1-800-83-333-38, SMS <RUS> on 52424 or log on to www.ruseducation.in

 

This woman entrepreneur’s amazing startup story will help you overcome the toughest of challenges in life

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“I am a big believer in taking chances. I always wanted to experience a different region/market especially while doing my MBA.” – Richi Sood, Founder, Richcharms


H
ow it all began?

I think it is part of our generation’s DNA to explore the world. Being born into an entrepreneurial family made it natural for me to seek this path, but it also made me quite aware of how bumpy the road may be at some points. So it definitely helped me adjust my expectations and realize that I have to be resilient.

In every success story, you will find someone who has made a courageous decision. 

The beginning of something special:

Every multinational company was once a start-up. Every redwood tree was once a sapling and every professional was once a beginner. I am young, curious for knowledge and willing to take the risk of starting a trend than to follow one. I always wanted to meet new people in my life with my own visiting card representing a company’s CEO. Richcharms is a fashion website where we retail Indian Jewellery.


The First Signs:

During my travels, I used to pick up stuff from various places, and my friends would ask where I got them from. That’s when I realized people were willing to buy different types of Jewellery, but didn’t know where to buy them from. That’s how I thought of this.


I Started with Rs 5000 –
Richi

Initial investment? There was no such investment I put in but I still boot-strapped my business with my savings of Rs. 5000. After my MBA, I was uncomfortable in my 9-5 bank job. I thought to switch it and looked for better opportunities. I joined my father’s stock broking business, but then I realized I am not made for cubicle job system and the only way for me is to start my own venture and become my own boss. Belonging from a middle class family, and a small town with less resource, it’s a risky deal to startup so early that too being a girl. But to make a mark, we have to start from somewhere.

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What clicked for “Richcharms”?

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is attracting enough customers even when I don’t have a working website. All I’m selling the products are through a super active Instagram Page and Facebook Page. Instagram page has good following and quick response time as well. This online store only keeps apparels, accessories for the young girls. So, the target market is niche, but demanding at the same time.

Managing competition in an unique way:
Competition in this sector is a big risk, as there are thousands of competitors eyeing your customers and profits too.

 Challenges I face:

  – Doing Business Development becomes tough sometimes as the vendors are not easily available and are not accustomed to this business.

– A start-up needs almost 3 years, to sustain the brand and the entrepreneur herself.

– Lot of female competitors, also its difficult for a lady to handle tricky client sometimes, but things get managed by the confidence.

As a Women entrepreneur, I feel liberated, economically independent and at the same time struggling to tackle family pressure and handling a new business. One year has passed and though I have achieved more than I thought, but it’s a long way to go to create a big dent.

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You can follow Richcharms on the web:

Facebook: fb.com/richcharmsstore

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rich.charms/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Richcharms

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Why Physical Intimacy Has An Edge Over Sex?

Written By Sameeksha Aggarwal

Introduction

Human psychology is one of the most intricate psychologies of the world. Every one of us needs companionship of a good soul at some point of time. Generally, strong physical intimacy includes holding hands together for hours, hugging each or sitting close to each other etc. Stability of emotions is cardinal to live a life of elation. It only comes from physical intimacy with our beloved ones. On the other hand, sex is just a physical involvement of two people for fulfillment of their biological needs.

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Why Physical Intimation Is A Broader Concept?               

Physical intimation has a broad spectrum while sex does not have that. Each one of us needs someone with whom we can pour our heart out and be honest with our every single emotion. This person can be anyone in this world but when it comes to sex, it is not the same. Physical intimacy starts from infancy and remains until the last stage of our life. Somehow, it has the power to pull us from the phase of darkness and bring us into the light of enlightenment.

Physical intimacy is the foundation of the sex. Though there are, one night stands but that too occur due to dilemma of emotions. Emotional stability is key component to have a balance life. No one knows that how profound is the effect of hug at time of dejection.  An assurance that everything will be fine is sometimes very important no matter how bad the situation is. Sex is just a moment, while physical intimation is a phase that always stays with us in form of memories.

Conclusion

In a nutshell, physical intimacy is the heart of every relationship and there is nothing, which could replace it. Sex is momentary happiness and is short lived too. Thus, physical intimacy gives us strength at time of need and makes us strong with every hard situation. Emotional fitness comes from knowing someone deeply, honestly, and with continuous exchange of optimistic energies.

Your Thoughts?

Top 5 Mughlai Food Joints From Kolkata You Must Visit

Written By Ujjayini Paul

The historical impact on Kolkata has led to the popularity of Bengali cuisine. India was administered by the British for more than two centuries, and Calcutta was one of the significant check-posts for them. Individuals from various societies and groups rushed in various times, thus building up the affection for food in Bengal. As the Jews conveyed pastry shop to Bengal and sweet making skill was contributed by the Marwaris, so did the ousted groups of Wajid Ali Shah and Tipu Sultan contributed mainly to the aromatic excellence of Mughlai cooking in Bengal, particularly Kolkata.

Below are some of the must visit Mughlai joints of the City of Joy.

Oudh 1590

This eatery, having two distinct branches, specializes in Awadhi cuisine and the ambience is in perfect synchronization with the name. It offers you a feeling as if Khansamas and Awadhi bawarchis are toiling hard to offer you a taste of mouth watering dishes from the royal court of Wajid Ali Shah.

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Jafran

Located at Santosh Roy Road, this is known as the best restaurant to serve Biriyani at present. It is established in 2015 and is very young compared to its experienced competitors. However, within just one year, it has received the highest ratings. The place is best suited for casual dining.

Aaira

Aaira is best known for its Mughlai as well as North Indian cuisines. The menu here ranges from gosht zafrani shorba to papri chat, from whole bhetki tandoor to murg nuraani kebab and so on. The dishes are all prepared traditionally by the top culinary experts. This eatery is both a celebration and an experience.

Shiraz golden Restaurant

This is one of the oldest restaurants in the city to offer great Mughlai dishes. Shiraz golden Restaurant now has near about six outlets and is the hot favorite of majority of the Kolkatans. The oldest of the branches is at Park Street and this is the branch you must visit.

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Royal Indian Hotel

If you are planning to enjoy some delicious Mughlai dish in a legendary restaurant of Kolkata, the royal Indian Hotel is the perfect name. It has been wining hearts, since 1905 and is known to have mesmerized Mahanayak Uttam Kumar. It is successfully holding its glory and charm even today.

The irresistible kebabs and smoked fishes are the specialties of Mughlai dishes. Next time you plan for an outing with family or friends, consider visiting one of these places, to taste the best Mughlai dish ever.

 

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Social Media Won’t Spoil Everything. The New Generation will survive it

Written By Indus Content Team

Social media has been the crowning jewel of the 21st century. The first recognizable social media site Six Degrees was launched in the year 1997. Nowadays, Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter are the officers in command in the world of social media. Social media has been a prominent part of the lives of today’s youth. Social media is no longer just a place for socializing or chatting. Because of social media, two people who used to chat together are now together or better even married and starting their own family. I think we can hardly find a youth of today’s generation who doesn’t have a Facebook or Twitter account.

While many argue that it’s becoming detrimental to the growth of the young minds of the young generation, I personally think that if used properly it would turn out to be only a boon for all the people using it all cross the world.

1. Educational Help – Parents are of the view that if their children use social media it will hamper their studies and they will soon lose their focus and consequently be getting poor grades. But, today’s generation is much smarter than that. WhatsApp or Facebook groups are created to spread various important messages, regarding the class activities. So one doesn’t have to dial up everyone and inform them over the phone one by one. When you are stuck with a problem, just post the question in the group containing your friend’s circle and within minutes you will be getting the solution or at least the views about that particular problem.

According to a report made in recent years, about 59% of the youth of this world use social media for the purpose of studying

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2. Spreading Awareness – Nowadays most of the people get informed about what’s going on around the world through social media. According to a report, about 27.7% of the people in US get information about then happenings in the world through social media. News gets dispersed must faster once it gets into social platforms. The youth of the world no longer has to wait for arrival of the next day’s newspaper to get up to date with the world. Instead, what they do is just see the various Facebook pages and are informed immediately about the recent happenings by someone whom they don’t even know.

3. Social Benefits – About 88% of the people in this world get to keep in touch with their family and other loved ones through social media. Also about 57% of today’s teenagers have made friends through it and 52% of the teens have improved their bond of friendship by using social media. In today’s hectic world, it’s almost next to impossible to get in touch with each and every member of your family through telephone and so social media has only helped them in this cause.

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4. Increasing Job Opportunities – Social media has been successful laying quite a strong platform for the young people who are in search of jobs. Most of the people get informed about the various job prospects that are looming over their heads and the companies to get to advertise their need of more employees through social media.

Thus, it can be said that social media is immensely beneficial for not only the youth of today’s world but for everyone one why wants to stay connected with this world. But even social media has its various cons. But we all know that nothing or no one is perfect in this world. But if we use social media only to our own advantage; it will be a powerful weapon which can be our beacon of progression and success in the near future. And who better to do this than the youth of today’s world.

 

5 Things That Will 100% DESTROY Your LOVE LIFE

Written by Indus Content Team

If you are in a committed relationship, there are various things which you need to keep in mind. Relationships are not just about having each other’s company when you need them, but you also need to care about your partner if you wish your relationship to last. A relationship is a budding tree, no matter how old it is. You need to nurture it, cater it and of course love it.

A relationship provides you the necessary happiness and will make you a better person if you have chosen to stay with the right person. So, there are certain things which you should be avoiding when you are in a committed relationship. Following are the ten things that will definitely be killing your relationship if think that a relationship is a game.

1.Saying ‘No’ – It might be not be a very big or serious thing to ponder over, but, if the all the ‘no’s keep getting added up, soon you will be facing a serious crisis in your relationship, which might after sometime be the cause of your breakup. Relationships are very subtle, even when they are ten years old, just like a piece of glass. If you try to hold it tight, it might break and again if you try to hold it too softly, it might slip out of your hand and break.

2. Long Fights – I don’t believe that fights are bad. I mean that there are no relationships where the couples don’t fight with each other. After each and every fight that relationship only gets stronger and stronger. But long and frequent fights are not at all a good sign. if you wish to be a part of a long term or rather an everlasting relationship. These sticky fights can seriously kill your relationship sooner than you know.

3. Being Alone After A Fight– The brightest day can soon turn out to be the dullest day of your life, if you had a serious fight with your partner and there’s no one to console you. You start feeling lonely and find no happiness around you or even start to judge your partner and the relationship which you are having with him or her. Both of you go separate ways and start to lick your wounds and soon realise that the one who should have been the cause of your happiness has now become the cause of your sorrow and loneliness.

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4. Being Untruthful– Keeping secrets and not trusting your partner is a matter of major concern if you are in a relationship. It will definitely hinder the growth of your relationship and that growing distrust among you will soon be the cause of your breakup.

5. Cheating On Your Partner– This might be the most heinous crime that you can perform if you are in a serious relationship. So, if you are caught kissing or even worse caught making out or fornicating, that will be the end, there and then. Never even think about it. And if you are cheating on your girlfriend or boyfriend right now, tell it to your partner and end it. At least she will know the truth. No point being in the relationship anymore.

17 Varieties Of Puchkas! This Puchkawala in Kolkata has already created History

Written By Indus Content Team

I have had the opportunity of eating three to four kinds of phuchka till this date. How many types of phuchkas have you had? Well, let me ask you more specific question. Have you in your lifetime eaten seventeen types of phuchkas? Forget about eating, have you ever even or heard about seventeen types of phuchkas? Don’t think I am joking over here. I am dead serious.

Pravesh a 20 year old lad, who is quite popular for his incredible phuchkas near the Alipore State Bank area, is efficient and also skilled in making seventeen different types of phuchkas. Therefore Pravesh Pani Puri presents to you –

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  • Ghugni Phuchka– Phuchka stuffed with ghugni ( matar dal)
  • Alu Dum Phuchka– Phuchka stuffed with alu dam( potato curry)
  • Pakori Phuchka The outer crust of the phuchka is a bit different as its fried
  • Batata Phuchka– yet another variety of phuchka with different flavours altogether
  • Chocolate Phuchka– The phuchka with a chocolate flavour. Seems divine.
  • Dhokla Phuchka– A bit of Guajarati touch to your phuchka just brings the necessary amount of uniqueness.
  • Schewan Phuchka– I think everyone is quite familiar with this flavour but, I am sure that none of you have ever tried it on with phuchkas.
  • Bullet Phuchka– You will be experiencing the passing of a bullet through your head after eating this phuchka but, don’t be afraid. You won’t die.
  • Dahi Papri Phuchka—the phuchka will be having the stuffing of a mixture of papri and curd inside it.
  • Chana Masala Phuchka– This time the stuffing is of chana masala.
  • Chur mur Phuchka– You must have had chur mur, as it’s a common street food anywhere in Bengal. Just imagine what it would taste with phuchka. Yummy, right?
  • Shukha Special Phuchka– This is a type of Phuchka without the tamarind water but with certain extra spices and special stuffing.
  • 4 Types of Water Mix Phuchka– Phuchka served with four different types of water mix.
  • Tomato Phuchka– Stuffing made out of phuchka.
  • Ghugni Dahi Phuchka– The stuffing is a mixture of ghugni and curd.
  • Rocket Phuchka– If I give out all the information all your curiosity will be lost. So, just go and try this one out.

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Pravesh might just be twenty years old but, he has had some serious amount of success in this short period of time as a phuchkawala. He had been to Australia for serving his phuchkas at different weddings as a part of the catering squad. Apart from Australia, he has been to Bangkok and several other parts of India. He is into this family business from the year 2007 and he is proud of his creations as a phuchkawala. He will provide you with a napkin after his service and will ask for your feedback. He will also give you a visiting card. He also sells his phuchkas outside Laksmipat Singhania High School and he rewards the topper of that school with free phuchkas for one year.

Hats off to such a person who is trying to make others happy in his own exotic way.

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