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02 Dec
  • I am reminded of the movie “Shall We Dance”: “Why is it that people get married? Because we need a witness to our lives. There’s a billion people on the planet. What does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you’re promising to care about everything… The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things. All of it…all the time, every day. You’re saying: ‘Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. Your life will not go unwitnessed, because I will be your witness.’”
    Deep down, we all long for this. Someone with whom we can communicate all sorts of things — the good, the bad, the terrible, the mundane — and that person will care. They will care simply because we care.
    The road to intimacy is paved with communication.
  • "It seems that the systems were not tested for the scale at which they were deployed. Yes, our students did face issues. The issues faced were exams were rescheduled, test environments were far from conducive, questions took long to load, biometrics did not load and tests got cancelled and delayed. We have been counselling students to stay calm in such situations. Getting over anxious is only detrimental," said Anand Bhatia, general manager, Career Launcher India Ltd.
    The whole CAT fiasco has turned out to be a matter of shame—not just for Prometric but for the IIMs too.
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