If Only We Could Stay Back

March 23, 2010

Our Kolkata Director, Priyadarshini Bishnu, advises young students to spread their wings and fly!

Kolkata, the city of joy, is definitely the best place to be in the whole wide world. I have been born and brought up in this city and even though I have visited other countries I have never had the inclination to settle abroad or even to settle in some other parts of this country.

I simply love the laid back attitude, the ‘phuchkas’, the ‘misti’ and the warm smell of the summer sun. I would in all probability never be able to settle anywhere else. Here lies the problem! Though the city is absolutely amazing there are so many things that have not quite worked out, like for instance job opportunities are scarce, infrastructure is limited and the professional rat race, that though psychologically challenging at times is extremely essential if one wants to do something more with his or her life.

I would, therefore, ask my fellow citizens to move base if required. Do not feel scared to take up a job elsewhere. I have travelled extensively across India and cities like Mumbai and Bangalore are so much better in terms of securing a job. So don’t be shy or scared to step out.

Today, almost all the big and medium sized MNCs have their headquarters in Mumbai, Bangalore or Delhi so even if not now, tomorrow you will have to re-locate in order to work at a senior managerial level, so why not now?

Open your eyes- opt for courses that will enable you to get a nice cushy job and don’t think twice before re-locating, after all your home will always remain your home and you can always come back to it once everything is done and you have made pots full of gold, rubies and diamonds

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