“Yogi Adityanath’s 6 Years in Office: A Journey of Transforming Uttar Pradesh”

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has completed six years in office today, marking a significant milestone in his political career. Since taking office in 2017, Yogi Adityanath has implemented a number of ambitious policies and initiatives aimed at improving the state’s economy, infrastructure, education, and law and order.

During his tenure, Yogi Adityanath has taken several steps to promote the development of Uttar Pradesh, including the launch of the One District One Product (ODOP) scheme, which aims to promote traditional industries and create employment opportunities in rural areas. He has also implemented the ‘Namami Gange’ project to clean and rejuvenate the Ganga river and has focused on improving healthcare services in the state.

Yogi Adityanath’s administration has also taken a tough stance on crime and has made significant efforts to improve law and order in the state. Under his leadership, the state police have undertaken several successful operations against criminal gangs and have implemented strict measures to ensure the safety of citizens.

As Yogi Adityanath completes six years in office, he remains committed to working towards the development of Uttar Pradesh and improving the lives of its citizens. We wish him all the best for his continued efforts in this regard.

Charting Your Path: The Importance of Career Counseling in Achieving Professional Goals”

Career counseling is a process that helps individuals to make informed career choices and develop a plan to achieve their professional goals. It involves working with a qualified counselor who can provide guidance, support, and resources to help individuals explore their interests, skills, and values and make informed decisions about their future.

Here are some benefits of career counseling:

Self-awareness: Career counseling helps individuals to gain a better understanding of their strengths, weaknesses, and interests. This self-awareness can help individuals to make informed decisions about their career and choose a path that aligns with their values and goals.

Career exploration: Career counselors can provide information about different career paths, industries, and job opportunities. They can help individuals to explore different options and understand the skills and qualifications required for each path.

Goal-setting: Career counseling can help individuals to set realistic and achievable career goals. Counselors can help individuals to develop a plan to achieve their goals and provide support and resources to help them stay on track.

Job search strategies: Career counselors can provide guidance on job search strategies, including networking, resume writing, and interviewing skills. They can also help individuals to develop a professional network and connect with potential employers.

Professional development: Career counseling can help individuals to develop the skills and knowledge required to succeed in their chosen career path. Counselors can provide resources for professional development, including training programs, workshops, and certifications.

Overall, career counseling is a valuable process that can help individuals to make informed decisions about their future and achieve their professional goals. By working with a qualified counselor, individuals can gain self-awareness, explore different career paths, set achievable goals, and develop the skills and knowledge required to succeed in their chosen career.

Navratri: Celebrating the Divine Feminine and the Triumph of Good over Evil

Navratri is a nine-day festival that is celebrated with great enthusiasm and devotion in India. The word Navratri is derived from two words, ‘Nav’ which means ‘nine’, and ‘Ratri’ which means ‘night’. It is observed twice a year, once in the spring (Chaitra Navratri) and then in the autumn (Sharad Navratri). This festival is dedicated to the worship of the divine feminine, the goddess Durga, and her various incarnations.

During Navratri, people across India fast, pray and perform various rituals to honor the goddess. The festival begins with the worship of Maa Shailputri, the first form of Durga, and is followed by the worship of Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kalratri, Mahagauri, and finally, Siddhidatri.

Each day of Navratri has its own significance and rituals. People clean their houses, decorate them with flowers and lights, and wear new clothes. In many regions of India, people also perform Garba and Dandiya Raas, which are traditional folk dances that are performed in circles. The dancers move in a circular motion, clapping their hands and hitting sticks in time with the music.

One of the most important aspects of Navratri is fasting. People abstain from food and some even from water during the day, and then break their fast in the evening with a special meal. The fast is observed to purify the body and mind and show devotion to the goddess.

Another important part of Navratri is the puja, or prayer ceremony. During the puja, devotees offer flowers, fruits, and other items to the goddess and seek her blessings. Special mantras and hymns are recited during the ceremony to honor the goddess.

Navratri is a time to celebrate the triumph of good over evil and to seek the blessings of the divine feminine. It is a festival that unites people of all ages and backgrounds and brings them together to celebrate the power and grace of the goddess. May the blessings of the divine mother be with you always. Jai Mata Di!

Unlocking the Power of Communication: 5 Essential Skills for Success

Effective communication is an essential skill that can help you to build strong relationships, succeed in your career, and improve your overall quality of life. Here are 5 tips for better communication skills:

Listen actively: Active listening is a crucial component of effective communication. When you are engaged in a conversation, make sure to listen attentively, ask questions, and provide feedback to show that you understand and respect the other person’s perspective.

Be clear and concise: When you are communicating, it’s essential to be clear and concise. Avoid using jargon or complicated language, and try to express your thoughts and ideas in a simple and straightforward manner.

Use body language: Body language is an important aspect of communication. Pay attention to your posture, facial expressions, and gestures to convey confidence and assertiveness.

Show empathy: Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of others. When you are communicating with someone, try to put yourself in their shoes and show empathy to build rapport and trust.

Practice active communication: Communication is a skill that can be improved through practice. Make an effort to engage in conversations with different people, ask for feedback, and be open to learning and adapting your communication style to suit different situations.

Author : Gaurav Virendra Agrawal is founder and chief executive at NewsNowNation.com and Panacea People Network.

He can be reached at gaurav@panaceapeople.com

Mental Health: Why It’s Important and How to Take Care of It

Mental health is an integral part of our overall well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and behave in our daily lives. Good mental health enables us to cope with the stressors of life, form healthy relationships, and lead fulfilling lives. On the other hand, poor mental health can lead to a range of problems, including anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.

Despite its importance, mental health is often overlooked, stigmatized, or ignored. Many people feel ashamed or embarrassed to seek help when they’re struggling with mental health issues. This is a significant problem, as untreated mental health problems can worsen over time and have serious consequences.

So, what can we do to take care of our mental health? Here are some tips:

1. Prioritize self-care: Self-care is essential for good mental health. This means taking time for yourself to do things you enjoy, like reading, exercising, or spending time with friends and family. It also means taking care of your physical health by eating well, getting enough sleep, and avoiding harmful substances.

2. Seek support: It’s okay to ask for help when you’re struggling with mental health issues. You can talk to friends, family members, or a mental health professional. There are also many online resources available, like support groups and hotlines.

3. Practice mindfulness: Mindfulness is a practice that involves being present in the moment and paying attention to your thoughts and feelings without judgment. It can help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression.

4. Reduce stress: Stress is a common trigger for mental health problems. To reduce stress, try relaxation techniques like deep breathing, meditation, or yoga. You can also try to simplify your life by saying no to commitments that don’t serve you and delegating tasks when possible.

5. Stay connected: Social support is crucial for good mental health. Stay connected with friends and family members, even if it’s just through a phone call or text message.

Remember, mental health is just as important as physical health. Taking care of your mental health is not a sign of weakness; it’s a sign of strength. By prioritizing self-care, seeking support, practicing mindfulness, reducing stress, and staying connected, you can improve your mental health and lead a happier, healthier life.

Budget 2023 Highlights: From new income tax slabs to capex boost for jobs, everything you need to know!

Union Budget 2023 Key Highlights: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget 2023-24 on February 1 which had a greater emphasis on the rural sector, social sector schemes, infrastructure creation, and the middle class.

The Budget for 2023-24 kept its focus on expanding Capex showing that the Modi government’s priorities are building roads, highways, and railway lines. The middle class has been given some relief in terms of tweaks in the new income tax regime clearly pointing out that the government wants a shift towards the new regime from the older one. The FM stuck to the fiscal deficit roadmap in the Budget with a target of 5.9% in FY 24 and adhering to the target for the current year. This is a positive considering a bloated deficit will have caused worries about finding the gap.


-Fiscal Consolidation Not Put On The Back Burner -Budget Balances Govt Capex, Push To Private Sector -Plan To Augment Strategic Petroleum Reserves -Allocated Rs 30,000 Crore For OMC Capex In FY24 -FY24 Tax Target Assumption Conservative


– Finance MinisterNirmala Sitharamanon Wednesday announced hiking the capital expenditure by 33 per cent to Rs 10 lakh crore for infrastructure development for 2023-24 and will be at 3.3 percent of the GDP

– Presenting the Budget, she said the newly established infrastructure finance secretariat will assist in attracting more private investment.

– With an aim to further improve regional air connectivity, she said the government will revive 50 additional airports, helipads, water aero drones and advanced landing grounds

– The Budget also allocated Rs 3,113.36 crore to the union civil aviation ministry

Budget announcements on digital initiatives focuses on artificial intelligence in the education sector

– Three centres of excellence for artificial intelligence will be established in top educational institutions – 100 laboratories in engineering institutions will be developing applications using 5G services – A national digital library will be set up for children and adolescents for facilitating the availability of quality books across geographies, languages and genres – Centre to recruit 38,800 teachers and support staff for 749 Eklavya Model Residential Schools that will service 3.5 lakh tribal students

Budget 2023: Big bonanza for senior citizens

-Budget 2023 has increased the maximum permissible investment in the senior citizen savings scheme, a popular investment among the elderly. The post office monthly income scheme, too, has been made more attractive.

-Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman doubled the maximum limit under the Senior Citizen Savings Scheme (SCSS) to Rs 30 lakh from Rs 15 lakh. The scheme offers assured interest of Rs 8 percent per annum. The interest is paid quarterly.

-Additionally, the investment limit under the popular Post Office Monthly Income Scheme (POMIS) has been raised to Rs 9 lakh from Rs 4.5 lakh. In case of joint accounts held in POMIS, the investment limit has been hiked to Rs 15 lakh from Rs 9 lakh. The scheme pays monthly interest at the rate of 7.1 percent per annum.

Elon Musk explains why his daughter can’t marry a poor man!

Wealth is first of all a state of mind.

A few years ago there was a conference in the United States on investment and finance. One of the speakers was Elon Musk and during the question and answer session, he was asked a question that had everyone laughing.

If he, the richest man in the world, could accept that his daughter marry a poor or modest man.

His answer can change something in everyone.

Elon Musk – First of all, understand that
Wealth does not mean having a fat bank account. Wealth is primarily the ability to create wealth.
Example: Someone who wins the lottery or gambling. Even if he wins 100 millions is not a rich man: He is a poor man with a lot of money. That’s the reason why 90% of the lottery millionaires become poor again after 5 years.

You also have rich people who have no money.
Example: Most entrepreneurs.
THEY are already on the road to wealth even though they have no money, because they are developing their financial intelligence and that is wealth.

How are the rich and the poor different?

To put it simply: The rich may die to become rich, while the poor may kill to become rich.

If you see a young person who decides to train, to learn new things, who tries to improve himself constantly, know that he is a rich man.

If you see a young person who thinks that the problem is the state, and who thinks that the rich are all thieves and who criticizes constantly, know that he is a poor man.

The rich are convinced that they just need information and training to take off, the poor think that others must give them money to take off.

In conclusion, when I say that my daughter will not marry a poor man, I am not talking about money. I’m talking about the ability to create wealth in that man.

Excuse me for saying this, but most criminals are poor people. When they are in front of money, they lose their mind, that’s why they rob, steal etc… For them it is a grace because they don’t know how they could earn money by themselves.

One day, the guard of a bank found a bag full of money, he took the bag and went to give it to the bank manager.

People called this man an idiot, but in reality this man was just a rich man who had no money.

One year later, the bank offered him a job as a receptionist, 3 years later he was a customer manager and 10 years later he manages the regional management of this bank, he manages hundreds of employees and his annual bonus exceeds the amount he could have stolen.

Wealth is first of all a state of mind.

So … are u rich or poor?🙂

कृष्ण कौन हैं?

पहली गाली पर सर काटने की शक्ति होने बाद भी यदि 99 और गाली सुनने का ‘सामर्थ्य’ है, तो वो कृष्ण हैं।

‘सुदर्शन’ जैसा शस्त्र होने के बाद भी यदि हाथ में हमेशा ‘मुरली’ है, तो वो कृष्ण हैं।

‘द्वारिका’ का वैभव होने के बाद भी यदि ‘सुदामा’ मित्र है, तो वो कृष्ण हैं।

‘मृत्यु’ के फन पर मौजूद होने पर भी यदि ‘नृत्य’ है, तो वो कृष्ण हैं।

‘सर्वसामर्थ्य’ होने पर भी यदि सारथी’ बने हैं, तो वो कृष्ण हैं।

जन्माष्टमी की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं

5 reasons why Career Counselling is important!

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.”

Students are under a lot of pressure – pressure to perform academically, pressure to be popular, pressure to ultimately, make a good life. The one thread that touches upon all these is the choice of one’s career. It is a decision that is often taken under parental or societal duress. However, one must seek proper career counseling and guidance to make the right decision. Career counseling is really beneficial for students, and there are many reasons it is imperative:

  1. Spot an Aptitude: Career counseling helps a student realize true aptitude. While at a junior level, most students perform evenly across subjects. Aptitude tests, conducted by counselors, bring out clearly the strong intellectual areas of a particular student. This empowers the student to make an informed decision when choosing future studies and making career choices.
  2. An Objective Guide: Many times, students grow up with preconceived notions – “I must become a doctor, since my father is one”. Good counseling can quell these notions, and help the student view himself for the individual that he really is. After all, the doctor’s son can actually be more suited to, and more interested in, being a musician!
  3. Evade Confusion: Often, students haven’t developed a clear idea of what they’d want to study by the time they’re due to make those choices. This isn’t necessarily due to any lack of interest; one is simply too young. Seeking career counseling leads to clarity of thought in a student, helps to identify interests, pick the appropriate subjects, and finally, make the choice of the right career.
  4. Career Relation to Education: It is also likely that a student has decided on a particular career, but is not sure of how to qualify for it academically. Seeking counseling helps to put things in proper perspective – the student chooses the right higher education for the chosen career, and likewise, is able to land safely on the career track, due the interest, motivational factors and the chosen stream of education.
  5. What’s Out There: Perhaps the most important facet of career counseling is to simply know what career options abound today. Say, a student has great flair for writing. It is important that the student or individual is well informed about the prospects of taking writing as a career. Lack of information on the will let the individual or student abandon his talent and intellect.

Sadly, career counseling is often overlooked by students, institutions and parents alike. It is a mistake that can prove costly, for it is sound counseling that leads to well-informed, correct career decisions!

For Free Counselling Call 7376794037 | gaurav@panaceapeople.com

Inspiring Leadership for Generations to come! Classic example on how Shri Aditya Vikram Birla inspired the inside and outside world of Birla Empire.

When Aditya Birla was incharge of Hindalco, one of his senior executives made a blunder that cost the company over Rs.10 Crores.

Several top executives thought Aditya Birla would come down heavily on this guy and probably fire him from job. But he didn’t.

Before he called the man in, he sat down, took a notepad and wrote across the top of it:
‘Points in favor of this man’.

Then he listed the man’s strengths, including how he’d once helped the company make the right decision and earn them millions of dollars.

One of the senior executives who witnessed this AB’s philosophy, later said, ‘Whenever I am tempted to rip into someone, I force myself to sit down and compile a list of the good qualities they have. By the time I have finished, I have the right perspective.

And best of all, my anger is under control.

I can’t tell you how many times this habit has prevented me from committing one of life’s costliest mistakes-losing my temper.

I recommend it to anyone who deals with people regularly.

So before you jump to conclusions about someone, stop, sit down & make a list of person’s best qualities.

If you do..you may come to a different conclusion. One thing is for sure, you’ll approach the person with the right attitude.. and may be won’t say things you’ll later regret !!

Reboot : Panacea Theme for the Year 2022

Live More • Achieve More

Reboot 2022 : Live More • Achieve More

Hi!!

Wishing you all a very happy and safe New Year!

The last two years have taught us that it is our inner strength, our grit, and determination that pushes us to achieve the unimaginable, it is the unity and warmth of company that helps us move past the difficulties and challenges of life.

As we move forward into the new year with newfound hope and strength to face come what may, I welcome you all to join me in the energetic pursuit of a revitalizing new year. As we move into the new year, let us promise to endeavour to live our lives to the fullest and to maximise our contributions in order to maximise our shared achievements.

It is time we metamorphose our insurmountable strength into action. With this background, I am proud to announce the Panacea People theme for 2022- “Reboot: Live more, Achieve More”.

To mark the beginning of a new year, we have made our own small contribution in the form of our collective enterprises. We have contributed significantly by providing career opportunities to people in the Media, HR and Education sectors. We take pleasure in sharing that we are teaching students not just in Prayagraj, Lucknow or Bharwari but around the continent in Dubai and Abu Dhabi as well. We have helped bridge the gap between teachers and students by being a facilitative platform for communication.

It is time for us to cherish this spirit and let it rage further. Let us grow individually and collectively as a team and push our boundaries this year.

It is time that we increase our reach and collaborate for the expansion of our enterprise. Let this year allow you to inculcate new business ideas, foster creativity and build better networking than ever. Let the leader in you arise. Reboot!

Happy New Year!

15 Interview Questions to Ask Hiring Managers

During an employment interview, the opportunity for the job candidate to ask questions is a goldmine that should not be squandered. When the interviewer asks, “Do you have any questions for me?” The worst response you can give is “No.” Smart interview questions not only allow job seekers to glean meaningful insights and company intelligence that can give them an edge over their peers, but they also offer the final opportunity to win over the employer and demonstrate that they are the best job candidate.

Thoroughly research the company so that you do not ask questions that you can easily find the answers to, this does not present you in a good light. It makes you appear lazy, and not sufficiently interested in the company. Weave your company research findings into your interview questions. Here are 15 interview questions that will show prospective employers that you are enthusiastic about their company. Because of time constraints, you will not be able to ask all the questions, so choose a few that are most meaningful to you from the list, and customize them for your situation.

  1. How would you characterize the organization? What are its principal values? What are its greatest challenges?
  2. What is the organization’s plan for the next five years, and how does this department or division fit in?
  3. What do you expect me to accomplish in the first six to 12 months on the job? What is the one thing I cannot fail at in the first year?”
  4. What particular achievements would equate to success at this job? What would success look like?
  5. What are three key things that really drive results for the company?
  6. How does this position contribute to the company’s goals, productivity, or profits?
  7. What is the most pressing business issue or problem for the company or department?
  8. Can you give me some examples of the types of projects I may be working on?
  9. What do you think are the most difficult aspects of the job I’m interviewing for?
  10. Based on the interview, do you have any concerns about my ability to perform the job that would prevent you from selecting me?
  11. Work-life balance is an issue of retention as well as productivity. Can you talk about your own view of how to navigate the tensions between getting work done and encouraging healthy lives outside the office?
  12. How does the company support and promote personal and professional growth?
  13. Corporate culture is very important, but it’s usually hard to define until one violates it. What is one thing an employee might do here that would be perceived as a violation of the company’s culture?
  14. In the recent past, how has the company acknowledged and rewarded outstanding performance?
  15. What is the next step in the process? When do you think you will be making a decision?

This is by no means an exhaustive list of possible interview questions for job candidates to ask hiring managers, but they are questions that demonstrate to the employer that the job seeker is confident, prepared, and interested in the organization.

The hybrid work model: welcome to the new way of working

6 best practices for successful remote working

A hybrid work model offers the best of both worlds – a mix of on-site and remote working. For instance, an employee could work from home three days a week and spend two days in the office. Or there may be specific days where leaders expect staff members to attend in-person meetings. This kind of arrangement allows employees to retain the flexibility they’ve enjoyed when working from home yet still have those vital face-to-face connections with colleagues that are so important for collaboration and wellbeing.

Hybrid work is slightly different from a hybrid team, where some of the group work on-site together some or all of the time while others are fully remote.

Let’s take a look at the different types of the hybrid work model:

Remote first

This is where anyone who has the tools to work remotely is allowed to do so most of the time. Most organizations adopted the remote-first model at the start of the pandemic when it was considered unsafe to travel on public transport and mix with people outside your household. And some of them, including Shopify and Upwork, have said they’ll stick with the remote-first model even after the pandemic begins to recede.

Office occasional

Businesses continue to work remotely and seek to take advantage of in-person meetings and employee team-building that a workplace environment can nurture. In this model, employees come into the office for one or two days a week, allowing them to chat with co-workers and attend important team meetings face to face.

Office first

where organizations prefer that most people work from the office, although they still offer a remote policy. Some employees have the freedom to work from home as and when they need to, but it’s not actively encouraged.

Why Hybrid work?

For a while now, hybrid work has been growing in popularity thanks to faster internet, cloud collaboration tools, and a greater emphasis on promoting a healthy work-life balance. But it only really came into its own during the pandemic in the urgency for businesses everywhere to sever the ties of traditional working.

Although not every organization can adopt a hybrid model, it’s becoming the dominant way of working in some sectors like finance and tech. Major brands like Facebook, Microsoft, PwC and KPMG are among the companies now embracing hybrid work.

Jon Holt, chief executive at KPMG UK, says: “We trust our people. Our new way of working will empower them and enable them to design their own working week. The pandemic has proven it’s not about where you work, but how you work.”

Working from home has many benefits that employees don’t want to lose. So much so that it’s becoming increasingly important for organizations to offer hybrid working to attract and retain talent. In fact, 30% of employees say they would consider switching jobs if their organization returned to entirely on-site work after the pandemic.

We’ve yet to see how the hybrid work model will play out in the long term. Policies, practices and collaboration technology will evolve as organizations find their feet with it. But it’s a fair assumption that going into the workplace just for the sake of it will no longer be a necessary part of working life.

What are the advantages of hybrid work?

A well-thought-out hybrid work model can be great for collaboration, productivity and employee satisfaction. Reasons for adopting a hybrid model include:

• Public health
Covid restrictions, including social distancing, are still in place in many countries, and there is still a lot of anxiety about returning to offices. Hybrid work makes it possible to have some office presence while helping people feel safe.

This is particularly critical for people with compromised immune systems or those caring for them. A hybrid workplace can also reduce the spread of illness as employees can choose to work from home if they don’t feel well.

• Improved work-life balance
By offering hybrid working, you’re giving staff the chance to achieve a better work-life balance, with reduced stress, less commuting and more time for activities other than work.

More than 50% of employees say they’d like to work remotely at least some of the time,2 with many preferring a hybrid working pattern because it gives them the freedom to choose where they feel most comfortable working.

• Wider talent pool
If your organization offers a combination of in-person and remote working, you’ll be able to cast your talent net wider and attract people who otherwise would not have applied for a job with you.

It means you’ll no longer be confined to hiring employees in the local area. Someone who lives further afield may want to work for you if they only have to be physically in the office, say, one day a week or just for meetings.

• Greater productivity
Even before the pandemic hit, evidence suggested that remote working could boost productivity because of fewer distractions at home. Employers can see the benefits too. After adopting remote working practices during the pandemic, many business leaders saw that their organizations were at least as productive as before.

• Employee satisfaction
Hybrid working is popular with employees because of the flexibility to work outside the office at least some of the time. Some people prefer the buzz of being in the office, whereas others like the solitude of being at home. Hybrid work can provide the right employee experience for both groups. It also brings opportunities for collaborative working, which can boost morale and a feeling of togetherness.

• Savings on office costs
Remote working reduces the need for office space, saving organizations a lot of money, both in terms of office size and the cost of maintaining the building. Savings on utilities like heating and air-conditioning, as well as printing and stationery, can be substantial.

• A huge opportunity to change culture
If there is a silver lining to the past couple of years, it’s that the pandemic has brought about a positive shift in the mindset towards a work-from-anywhere culture. It’s shown that business leaders can trust most people to work on their own initiative and, in many cases, has cultivated more caring relationships between managers and their teams.

A hybrid workplace can also help build a resilient culture by preparing you for future disruptions. With many employees already working from home, you can easily go back to a fully remote operation if necessary.

What are the challenges of hybrid work?

While the hybrid workplace model seems to strike the right balance, it’s not without its flaws. Challenges of adopting a hybrid model include:

• Mismatch in expectations of hybrid work
Broadly speaking, employers are keener for staff to return to work in person than employees. That disconnect is made clear in a recent report by McKinsey[SC5] . More than three-quarters of senior executives surveyed say they expect the typical ‘core’ employee to be back in the office at least three days a week.

But nearly three-quarters of employees say they would like to work from home for two or more days a week, and 52% want at least three days of remote working.

• Difficulties in maintaining relationships
Being in a hybrid team is a bit like being in a long-distance relationship. It requires trust, regular contact and a lot of determination to make it work.

When people are working together all the time, it’s relatively easy to collaborate, give feedback, get help, participate in meetings and build solid foundations within teams. And when everyone is working remotely, people become familiar with virtual collaboration and know to stay in touch with regular check-ins and virtual chats. But when teams are split, a disconnect can develop between those in the office and those at home.

• Lack of spontaneous interaction
Many people enjoy the random chats that happen in the workplace. Remote employees can feel they miss out on office culture, spontaneous communication and team activities. Being there in person makes it easier to interact with each other, have instant catch-ups and socialize after work. Many of the challenges hybrid teams face come down to ease of connection.

• Having to engage hybrid teams in new ways
Keeping remote workers engaged can be hard work and time-consuming – which is why some leaders perhaps don’t give it as much attention as they should. Previously, you could walk around the office, notice body language and problem-solve when needed. Now, it’s much harder to pick up on people’s emotions if you can’t see them in person. There’s a risk that disillusionment will fester unless you find ways to recreate the office culture at home..

• Imbalance in the way off-site and on-site workers are treate
Rightly or wrongly, people sometimes feel that on-site workers get preferential treatment to remote workers. Leaders may view employees ‘seen’ in the office as more dedicated and give them more support. Remote workers may feel overlooked for training and promotion opportunities because they’re less visible than those in the office.

• Harder for new recruits to learn from more experienced staff
This is one of the biggest challenges of hybrid working. New hires can find it very difficult to learn the ropes if they only spend limited time with colleagues in the office. Not only that, forming bonds with co-workers is much harder if they don’t have any in-person interaction. This can lead to feelings of isolation and frustration.

• Impact on culture
The sense of belonging in an organization may not be as strong as when people are there all the time. Remote workers can feel less connected, out of the loop and like they can’t contribute as much, ultimately feeling like they don’t really fit in. All team members need to feel invested in the success of each other and the business.

The hybrid work environment

When you’re managing a hybrid work environment, there are a few things to think about that you might not have had to consider before. One of the major ones is the physical space. If, for example, you have 150 employees in total, you won’t need a building that can accommodate all of them at the same time.

Some employees might only work in the office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, while others may come in for a weekend shift, so you can use a hot desking system instead. It’s essential to get an accurate understanding of when people will be in the building so you find the right space for your needs. Facebook offices in some countries, for example, are open at 10% but accepts requests for people to be in-office via an online form with a 1-2 week turnaround time for approval

Many organizations are now completely reimagining their physical work environment to function better with hybrid work. Modern offices are becoming more of a flexible space for collaboration and team building rather than a formal full-time workplace with rows of desks.

Your set-up could include having more social spaces so people can make the most of collaborating when they’re on-site. Another idea is to have hubs where people can meet clients and meeting rooms fully equipped for physical and virtual meetings. Some companies are also investing in new touchless technology to replace surfaces like buttons and handles to address Covid health concerns.

How to do hybrid work

Simply telling people they can split their time between home and the office and hoping it will all be fine won’t cut it. You’ll need to develop a solid hybrid workplace strategy. Here are some things to think about to help you get it right.

Transparency in hybrid work policies

Put policies in place that clearly outline what’s expected of your workforce. If some staff are allowed to work remotely but others aren’t, people need to know the rationale behind this decision to avoid conflict and resentment. Questions to answer include:

• how many days should people be on-site?

• what work is done better in person than virtually?

• should certain members of staff be in the office at the same time for meetings and collaboration?

It’s important to get feedback on new policies and make tweaks as you move forward until you’ve found a hybrid model that works best for you.

Hybrid work schedule

Just like many businesses have rotas for different shift patterns, consider the same for your hybrid workers. This can avoid employees always being on-site with the same people or being in the office on their own when everyone else is working from home.

As well as showing where employees are working, rotas can help you see what people are working, so everyone is in the loop. Alternatively, you could use shared calendars, so they know when people plan on being in the office.

Task allocation

Team leaders can optimize schedules based on what type of work is better suited to the office or home environment.

Asynchronous tasks are the ones you can complete without input from others, like data entry or putting together a solo presentation. These are ideal for doing at home, where people can schedule large blocks of uninterrupted time. Synchronous tasks, on the other hand, are better suited to an office environment. These are jobs that require group collaboration, brainstorming, chat or creativity.

Trust

Trust is the bedrock of any hybrid workplace. Even after the success of home working during the pandemic, some managers still think that remote workers take advantage of their freedom and regularly slack off. Managers need to trust those working remotely to get their work done without micromanaging.

Gartner research shows that employees who feel trusted are 76% more engaged than those in workplaces with low levels of trust. Learning to let go can create an altogether calmer working environment, especially for remote workers who often feel they have to put in more hours to prove they’re working hard. That said, you do still need to check in with them regularly to make sure they’re happy.

Communication

Communicating with remote workers is different from those on-site and may need more thought. You might need more frequent check-ins to see how people are coping with working from home and if they need any extra support, whether that’s more IT, a better chair or mindfulness guidance.

It might be helpful to carry out regular pulse surveys and ‘ask-me-anything’ sessions that give you instant feedback on employee engagement and morale in a hybrid working environment. Show that you welcome honesty and expressions of vulnerability and that everyone has a voice.

Inclusion

Give some careful thought to inclusivity and how teams can work together seamlessly in a hybrid set-up. It’s vital not to add to existing inequalities by sidelining those who mainly work remotely, for example, carers, working mothers and people with disabilities. There is often an unconscious bias against home workers, so make sure they’re given the same opportunities and feel as valued as those who return to the office.

Managers should also pay particular attention to onboarding new recruits so they don’t feel left out and unable to forge relationships with their co-workers. Initially, it might be a good idea for them to spend most of their time on-site sitting next to colleagues who can mentor them and answer any questions they might have, making sure they feel included in your new, hybrid workplace.

6 best practices for successful remote working

Virtual workers can overcome the challenges of not being together in the same workplace. Follow these six key tips for successful remote working.

• Create boundaries between work and life
Working from home can blur the lines between your work and personal life. It’s essential to separate these two worlds and switch off after your working day ends otherwise you risk burnout. Ideally, create a workspace that you can physically walk out of when you’re done for the day so you can distance yourself from your laptop and other work devices.

Get more advice on balancing working from home with your personal life.

• Keep track of your time
One of the golden rules of remote working is managing your time effectively. As a homeworker, you’re likely to work longer hours and take fewer breaks.

Estimate how long each task is going to take and set yourself realistic targets. You could also use a time tracker app or alarm to help you stay on track.

• Be present when you’re in work mode
Unlike in a traditional office, nobody is watching you, and colleagues won’t always know what you’re working on. Stay visible by replying quickly to messages and comments and regularly checking in with your co-workers.

• Be accountable
When remote workers know they’ll be accountable for their work, they’re more focused on doing tasks well. One idea is for each team member to share what they’ve achieved over the previous week and what their plans are for the week ahead. That way, you can see what others are working on and what they’re responsible for.

• Connect with your colleagues
When employees aren’t sharing a physical workspace, it takes extra effort to make sure they feel connected and still have those ‘water-cooler moments.’

Getting to know your colleagues beyond just work helps you build a stronger bond. Connect with your social communities and take time out for virtual coffee breaks and fun activities where you can have a laugh together.

• Evaluate your productivity
No one expects you to be at full speed all day, every day. That said, you probably shouldn’t be going AWOL for half the day when you have things to achieve. Being a happy and successful remote worker means figuring out what works best for you.

For example, are there times of the day when you’re more focused and can tackle some of your harder tasks? Or would a different break time mean less chance of flagging in the afternoon? Work it out and work accordingly.

5 best practices for managing teams remotely

5 best practices for managing teams remotely

As a manager, you need to strike the right balance between being visible to your employees and not micro-managing them. Follow these remote management best practices to create a happy and productive workforce.

Get to know your organization’s remote work policy

Your organization’s remote work policy should outline when and how employees can work from locations other than the office and go into detail about all aspects of remote work.

This includes things like flexible working, legal rights and security requirements. Knowing your way around the policy will support your decision-making and help you answer questions from your team.

Communicate

How you communicate is a big factor in successfully managing a remote team. Reach out regularly, not just when things go wrong.

A daily check-in can be as simple as asking how everyone is, then following up with what deadlines you have coming up or what everyone is working on for the day. For weekly catch-ups, it’s a good idea to have video chats to keep the personal connection going.

Get good software

Make sure people have the tools they need to perform at their peak no matter where they work. Choose software that everyone on your team feels comfortable with and helps people share resources, make comments and work on documents together in one single location.

The 2021 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends Report shows that business leaders see introducing a digital collaboration platform as the most important factor in making remote working sustainable for organizations.

Offer training opportunities

But it’s not all about software. It’s your people, too. Remote staff still need training, just as they would in an office environment so don’t let development opportunities slide just because they need to happen online.

Invest in virtual learning resources for remote employees to access from anywhere. This can include a digital library, access to online learning platforms, regular webinars and lunch and learn sessions.

Recognize success

Working remotely can make people feel unnoticed and undervalued, so it’s important to create a positive workplace culture where team members feel appreciated. An effective recognition program motivates people and makes them feel part of a community even though they may be working alone.

Recognition doesn’t need to be monetary – it could be public acknowledgment, development opportunities or low-cost perks

SnehShakti – Law Prep & Round Table India comes together with unique #HarGharDIwali campaign

This is not just the time of festivities, celebration of the victory of good over evil, some family time but it is also the start of the winter season.
As all of us are aware as to how bad the winters can get here in Allahabad, the Team Law Prep Tutorial & Round Table India has joined forces for the 4th season of our “Sneh Shakti” Program.
“Sneh Shakti” is a joint initiative of Law Prep Tutorial which is India’s oldest coaching institute for Law Entrance Examination and has been providing best results year by year in various law entranceexaminations and this year as well the Law Prep Prayagraj Centre produced the best resuts with Sanvi as AIR 1 in Symbiosis Law Admission Test 2021 and many other students securing All India Ranks in Common Law Admission Test 2021 and ensuring their places in various Naional Law Universities and Round Table India is an organization of non-political and non-sectarian young men between the age group of 18 and 40. The aim of the young men is to promote service, fellowship and goodwill in national and international affairs. Round Table India, the association, was formed in 1962 with just a membership of 100. It has, over the last 4 decades, grown to become a 4600 member strong association, individuals who can rise above personal concerns to seek and serve the larger needs of the community. Round Table Trust is a Trust floated by its parent body. and News Now Nation as the Media Partner of the initiative, to reach out to the underprivileged here in Allahabad and help them get through the winter season providing them blankets, bed sheets, woolen clothes & other old clothes which they can use.

Apart from LawPrepTutorial and Round Table India, other NGOs and Govt. Bodies have also joined this initiative.
The organisers also aim to help these people by connecting and collaborating with NGOs and other private and Govt bodies.
The initiative was started on the eve of Choti Diwali after the Pooja and shall go on this entire month after which the collected clothes shall be donated at the end of this month. This event was attended by Dr. Vive Khatri, Chairman, Round Table India 192, Mr Gaurav Agarwal, Director, Law Prep Tutorial Prayagraj, Diksha Mehrotra, Coordinator, Law Prep Tutorial, Akash Chauhan, Law Prep Tutorial, Apoorva Pandey, Advocate, Allahabad High Court amongst others.
LPT Prayagraj’s Director Mr. Gaurav Agarwal said that the covid period has been extremely difficult for all of us so now when we have this opportunity to celebrate the festivities with our loved ones then why not share some of our happiness with those who are not as fortunate as us and therefore we came up with the idea of Sneh Shakti with the motto of har ghar diwali.
Anyone can be a part of this noble initiative, all you have to do is make a bundle of all the clothes you no longer need and deliver it at the Law Prep Tutorial Prayagraj’s office between 11 am to 5 pm. The clothes should be washed, clean and not torn as they are going to be used by someone else.
In order to connect with this campaign you can also give a missed call at 888-1320-121 and the organizers shall reach out to you.

What are the 8 laws of karma?

“Simply, everything you do creates either a positive or negative consequence,”

Everything is energy, including your thoughts and emotions, which are energy in motion. So, in essence, everything you do creates a corresponding energy that comes back to you in some form.

Using karma as a set of powerful guidelines for your life can incentivize you to be more mindful of your thoughts, actions, and deeds before you make decisions. 

With that in mind, think of the laws of karma as guidelines to follow as you go through daily life. The 12 laws of karma can help you understand how karma really works and how to create good karma in your life. Let’s look at each of these laws in more detail.

1. The great law or the law of cause and effect

When most people talk about karma, they’re likely referring to the great law of cause and effect. According to this law, whatever thoughts or energy you put out, you get back — good or bad. In order to get what you want, you have to embody and be worthy of those things. It’s the concept of what you reap, you sow. “For example, if you want love in your life, be loving to yourself,”

2. The law of creation

The law of creation underscores the importance that life doesn’t just happen to us. To make things happen in your life, you need to take action, instead of waiting for something to magically come your way. “You are the co-creator of making what you want, based on your intentions,” Also consider how you can use your skills, talents, and strengths to create something that not only benefits you but others, too

3. The law of humility

Creator of The Daily Meditation, the law of humility is based on the principle that you must be humble enough to accept that your current reality is the result of your past actions. For example, if you’re blaming your colleagues for your poor performance at work, Harrison says you must accept that you created this reality by not performing as well as you could have.

4. The law of growth

Growth starts within us. To positively shape the world, you need to start with yourself. That’s because real change or personal growth begins with what you have control over, which is yourself, not others. The law of growth also looks at the things you can’t control and how you deal with accepting this fate. Ultimately, your focus should be on you, not trying to control the people or things around you.

5. The law of responsibility

Alex Tran, a yoga instructor based in Seattle, Washington, says the law of responsibility is her favorite law to teach in class. “It’s a reminder that you own what happens to you in life. It’s a great reminder that what happens to you is because of you. This eliminates the opportunity for you to look outward to find the cause of your problems,” Tran explains. She likes to use this to describe the karma law of responsibility: “You are the product of the choices you make.”

6. The law of focus

Focusing on too many things at once can slow you down and lead to frustration and negativity. That’s why the law of focus encourages you to concentrate on one thing at a time. “If you focus on higher values like love and peace, then you’re less likely to be distracted by heavy feelings of resentment, greed, or anger,” Patel says.

7. The law of here and now

To experience peace of mind, you have to embrace the present. This can only happen when you let go of negative thoughts or behaviors from your past. If you get too focused on past events, you’ll keep reliving them. One exercise Patel recommends to get in touch with the here and now is to get rooted into your senses. “Look around the room you are in, focus your eyes on something, blink, and say ‘I am here,’” she says.

8. law of change

According to this principle, history will continue to repeat itself until you learn from the experience and take steps to do something differently to stop the cycle. Change gives you a new path so that you can create a new future and a better version of yourself, free from the patterns of the past.

A Powerful Story on “Karma”

गलती कहां हो रही है ?

  1. बीमारी को पहचानने में देरी।
  2. बीमारी को स्वीकार करने में देरी।
    3.इलाज शुरू करने में देरी।
  3. कोरोना (RTPCR) टेस्ट कराने में देरी।
  4. लक्षण होने के बावजूद टेस्ट रिपोर्ट का इंतजार करना और तुरंत इलाज शुरू नही करना।
  5. बीमारी की गंभीरता को समझने में देरी।
  6. दवाइयों से डर के कारण सारी दवाइयां खाने के बजाय आधी अधूरी दवाइयां खाना।
  7. पांचवे या छठे दिन तबियत ज्यादा खराब होने पर भी CT और ब्लड टेस्ट नहीं कराना।
  8. दूसरे स्टेज का ट्रीटमेंट (स्टीरॉयड) छठे दिन से शुरू नही करना और इसमें देरी करना।
  9. Steroid की अपर्याप्त डोज लेना।
  10. साथ में anticoagulent (खून पतला करने और खून में थक्का बनाने से रोकने की दवा) न लेना।
  11. ऑक्सीजन लेवल नापने में लापरवाही के कारण ऑक्सीजन लेवल गिरने (Hypoxia) को समय से पकड़ न पाना।
  12. ऑक्सीजन गिरने पर अस्पताल पहुंचने में देरी।
  13. छठे दिन HRCT टेस्ट में 15/25 या उससे ऊपर का स्कोर आने पर भी घर में इलाज और तुरंत अस्पताल में भर्ती हों कर intravenous (इंजेक्शन से) ट्रीटमेंट न लेना।

ध्यान रखें, पहला हफ्ता आपके हाथ में।
दूसरा हफ्ता आपके डॉक्टर के हाथ में
और तीसरा हफ्ता ऊपर वाले के हाथ में।

आप निर्णय लें कि आप अपनी जिंदगी की बागडोर किसके हाथ में देना चाहते है!

माना कि अंधेरा घना है, फिर भी दिया जलाना कहां मना है!

Song Dedicated to the Health Workers!

रिकवरी रेट बढ़ रहा हैं,
कोराना पॉज़िटिवीटी रेट घट रहा हैं,
अस्पतालों में लगातार बिस्तर भी बढ़ रहे हैं,
ऑक़्सिजन भी बढ़ रही है,
इंजेक्शन का बड़ा उत्पादन शुरू हो गया है।

मदद के लिए रेल एक्सप्रेस दौड़ रही है,
वायु यान उड़ रहे है,
आयुर्वेद और योग हमें शक्ति दे रहा हैं,
धेर्य रखें हम जीत रहें हैं।

आत्मविश्वास बनाए रखना है और सकारात्मक समाचारों को अधिक से अधिक लोगों तक पहुंचाए,ताकि समाज में एक अच्छा मैसेज जाए।

माना कि अंधेरा घना है ,
फिर भी दिया जलाना कहां मना है!

आज महफूज़ रहे तो कल मिल के खिलखिलाएँगे!

आज महफूज़ रहे तो कल मिल के खिलखिलाएँगे, गले भी मिलेगे और हाथ भी मिलाएंगे।।

आज सलामत रहे तो कल की सहर देखेंगे
आज पहरे मे रहे तो कल का पहर देखेंगें ।
सासों के चलने के लिए कदमों का रुकना ज़रूरी है
घरों मेँ बंद रहना दोस्तों हालात की मजबूरी है ।
अब भी न संभले तो बहुत पछताएंगे
सूखे पत्तों की तरह हालात की आंधी मे बिखर जाएंगे ।
यह जंग मेरी या तेरी नहीं हम सब की है
इस की जीत या हार भी हम सब की है ।
अपने लिए नहीं अपनों के लिए जीना है
यह जुदाई का ज़हर दोस्तो घूंट घूंट पीना है ।
आज महफूज़ रहे तो कल मिल के खिलखिलाएँगे
गले भी मिलेगे और हाथ भी मिलाएंगे।।।

I want to remember your Face so that when I meet you in Heaven, I will be able to recognize you and Thank you once again!

In a telephonic interview, the Radio Announcer asked his guest, a millionaire, “What made you happiest in life?”
The millionaire said:
I have gone through Four stages of Happiness in Life and Finally I understood the meaning of True Happiness.
The First Stage was to Accumulate Wealth and Means.But at this Stage I did not get the Happiness I wanted.
Then came the Second Stage of Collecting Valuables and Items.
But I realized that the effect of this thing is also temporary and the lustre of Valuable Things does not last long.
Then came the Third Stage of Getting Big Projects. Like Buying a football team, Buying a tourist resort, etc.
But even here I did not get the Happiness I had imagined.
The Fourth time a Friend of mine asked me to buy some Wheelchairs for some disabled children.
At the Friend’s request, I immediately bought the Wheelchairs.
But My Friend insisted that I go with him and hand over the Wheelchairs to the Children myself. I got ready and went with him.
There I gave the Wheel Chairs to these Children with my own hands. I saw the Great Glow of Happiness on the Faces of these Children.
I saw them all sitting on the Chairs, moving around and having fun.
It was as if they had arrived at a Picnic.
But I felt Real Joy when I started to leave and one of the Kids grabbed my leg. I gently tried to free my leg – but the Child stared at my face and held my leg tightly.
I bent down and asked the Child : “Do you need anything else?”


The answer that this Child gave me not only made me Happy but also Changed my Life forever.
The Child said : “I want to remember your Face so that when I meet you in Heaven, I will be able to recognize you and Thank you once again.”

“THE JOY OF GIVING”.

5 Sure Shot Ways to Keep A Positive Attitude

Positive thinking is very beneficial for our mental health primarily because it eliminates any form of paranoia and negative thoughts that can cause depression and stress. The process is actually a domino effect in terms of our overall health. Those who think positively feel happier and more contented with their lives.

1. Start Every Morning Strong

It’s easier to maintain a positive attitude all day if you implement it right when you open your eyes. That dreaded moment when the alarm goes off can often lead to irritation, which sets you on the path to have a negative attitude all day.

Instead, think about some ways to make your morning the best part of your day — especially if you’re not a morning person. Consider waking up a half hour or an hour earlier than usual. This means getting into bed earlier, too! Give yourself time to do the things you love but may not always have time for; go for a run, relish in a hot shower, have a cup of coffee, and actually make a breakfast (And, no, granola bars and frozen waffles don’t count.). Put on your favorite music or show, or even whip out a book, and start your morning doing something you love while enjoying your delicious, home-cooked meal.

When your morning is more productive and less rushed, you’ll be sure to head to work in higher spirits. That morning glow will spread throughout your day, and then the cycle can repeat.

2. Practise Meditation

Practicing meditation can do a lot to decrease stress and anxiety, as well as improve mental and spiritual health. A research study compared the brains of those who practiced mindfulness meditation — a style of meditation — and those who didn’t. The results showed that those who practiced the meditation showed changes in brain activity in areas focused on optimism and positive thinking.

Another study showed that meditation was able to decrease anxiety in health care professionals. This means that proper meditation may help decrease workplace anxiety for those in other high-pressure work environments, such as in customer support or service.

Even five minutes a day is a great start to a meditation routine. Practice deep breathing and clearing your mind. Simple methods like this are effortless and will help you find balance in your life, as well as let go of the negativity and stress that you may experience on a daily basis.

3. Maintain the attitude of gratitude

There’s so much for which to be grateful in life, so why not remind yourself of that on a daily basis?

A gratitude journal is a wonderful way to stay positive every day with little to no effort. Once a day, you can jot down at least three aspects of your day for which you feel thankful. They can be as small as seeing a cute dog on your way to work or as large as getting an offer from your dream job. In addition, they can be something that happened to you on that specific day — such as getting yourself a large latte — or something that exists in your life always — such as having a family who loves you.

Whatever you want to write is up to you. All that matters is that you’re remembering to feel grateful every day. By retraining your mind to think about all the good things in your life, you can develop a more positive outlook.

4. Have something to look forward to after work.

You may be tired after a long day of work, but having something planned after 5 p.m. can make the day look a little brighter. Whether it be with your coworkers, family, or friends, a night of fun can make the day go by a lot faster.

Your plans don’t always have to involve going out for drinks or dinner. Even planning a wine night with friends or a Netflix marathon can put a silver lining on your workday. The point is to craft your days to be more than just “work.” By penciling in some fun time several days a week, you can find a healthy way to balance your personal and professional life.

5. Treat yourself to some self-care every day.

It’s always important to take care of both your physical and mental health. It can feel overwhelming when you’re working a full-time job that requires you to constantly interact with people — whether they be customers, prospects, co-workers, or managers — in often high-pressure situations.

In order to keep moving forward with a positive attitude, it’s essential that you take a step back sometimes and treat yourself to something special. Self-care is all the rage these days — for good reason. And, it doesn’t always have to involve a nighttime soak in the bath with candles and a glass of wine — although that sounds lovely, too.

Consider the ways you can unwind, de-stress, and have some “you” time. Some examples are doing a face mask, watching a movie, baking, calling a friend, getting takeout, or even just saying “no” to plans and, instead, staying in. No matter what it is, you should get into the habit of practicing something every day. By allowing yourself these moments of pure bliss and rest, you can ensure a more positive attitude when you’re on the work grind.