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Education in UK ( International )

In old days it was a big surprise if a person says her son /daughter is in UK for education. But nowadays it is a common thing. After the basic education lot of students fly to UK for higher education as if it is not a big deal. There are different reasons for this. Some people give a big value for the higher education in UK and exposure that they are going get from here. But some are here for the job opportunity and to migrate for a good future here with a stay back. But there is another group, just for a fun they come here stay for 1 year and go back. They just want to enjoy the life style of UK and plan to go back after the expiry of visa. Also there is a bunch of people who need only the certificate from UK. It is for their job hike in their current working organization or offer from new organizations. They will get these offers only on the basis of certificate. This doesn’t mean that they need to know the basis things in their study stream.

UK government has given the golden opportunity for the international students to build their future in UK. They have introduced 2 years stay back in the name of Post Study Work Visa (PSW). This will help students after finishing their studies to grab a job from here itself. The main aim of PSW was to hold the graduates in UK itself so that the students who graduated from here can give and take the benefits to UK government.

But people misapplied the whole system. Some people are still here in student visa for 6- 8 years and continually working. They used to change the course and college to get the visa. If we’re examine their progress of education, most of them are not in a progressive stage but just changing course and college to get the visa and they can work here for a long time. But with these types of students there are good students too. They have progress in their education, and they continue in student visa with completing the course and then with the higher level.

Do you believe if I say that we will get certificates of different universities in UK which cost £1500- £6000? Yes!!! That is a truth. Thus it came to a situation which gives less importance to the valuable knowledge which we develop from education but the matter of only certificate.

I believe that these are the reasons which forced  UKBA to rethink about international students and their visa status.

Peace Of Mind

There are some ways to achieve the mind in a calm position. This is the peace of mind state.

Here I discuss some ways to keep the mind in a peace stage.

  • Don’t interfere in others matter unless they asked to do so

We create our problem because we interfere in others problem very much. This is why because we need to convince them that we are the right way, our thoughts are the most appreciable one, and our logics are the best one. This will happened to neglect the individuality in each person and this creates come problem which cause a big head ache to each.

  • Do not lust for recognition

People who are very selfish will praise you a lot if they need any help from you and once it has happened they will not consider you. They will find a bunch of faults in you. They all are time depended people who are concerned about others once they need the help from them. So it is better to do your duties in a well and ethical manner. Don’t go for the recognition of others let yourselves into agony.

  • Forget and forgive

This is the most powerful aid to peace of mind. We often develop ill feelings inside our heart for the person who insults us or harms us. We nurture grievances. This in turn results in loss of sleep, development of stomach ulcers, and high blood pressure. This insult or injury was done once, but nourishing of grievance goes on forever by constantly remembering it. Get over this bad habit. Life is too short to waste in such trifles. Forgive, Forget, and march on. Love flourishes in giving and forgiving.

  • Change yourselves according to the environment

If you try to change the environment, sure u will fail in that since the environment consists not only you but a lot of people with verities of character and thinking. SO it is better to change yourselves according to the environment.

  • Do not be jealous

We all have experienced how jealousy can disturb our peace of mind. You know that you work harder than your colleagues in the office, but sometimes they get promotions; you do not. You started a business several years ago, but you are not as successful as your neighbor whose business is only one year old. There are several examples like these in everyday life. Should you be jealous? No. Remember everybody’s life is shaped by his /her destiny, which has now become his/her, reality. If you are destined to be rich, nothing in the world can stop you. If you are not so destined, no one can help you either. Nothing will be gained by blaming others for your misfortune. Jealousy will not get you anywhere; it will only take away your peace of mind.

  • Endure what cannot be cured

This is the best way to turn a disadvantage into an advantage. Every day we face numerous inconveniences, ailments, irritations, and accidents that are beyond our control… If we cannot control them or change them, we must learn to put up with these things. We must learn to endure them cheerfully. Believe in yourself and you will gain in terms of patience, inner strength and will power.

  • Do not take in more than you can eat

We try to take more responsibilities which we can’t manage perfectly. This is to satisfy our ego mainly. We should know our capabilities and limitations. There is nothing like an ego problem once we are not able to do something or say NO to others. It is proud to say No once it is so rather than saying yes and struck in the middle while explaining the same. So it would be better to take the responsibility of what we can rather than take the whole.

  • Meditate regularly

Meditation calms the mind and gets rid of disturbing thoughts. This is the highest state of peace of mind. Try and experience it yourself. If you meditate earnestly for half an hour every day, your mind will tend to become peaceful during the remaining twenty-three and half-hours. Your mind will not be easily disturbed as it was before. You would benefit by gradually increasing the period of daily meditation. You may think that this will interfere with your daily work.

  • Do not keep the mind idle.

An idle mind is the work place of devil. Keep yourselves busy all the time by doing some worthwhile or interesting. Never leave yourself without doing anything. This will make you think and the thoughts will go beyond the limits. The past, present and future will go come into the screen. This might cause many illnesses to mind as it’s a desperate stage to think about all these rubbish things. So intentionally engage in some efficient activity which gives mental satisfaction and a fulfillment.

  • Do not post pond and never regret.

Do not waste time in waste activities and thoughts like “Should I or not?” Days Months and years will go like this. You will not be able to do anything as you anticipate the near future in a prejudice manner. “Time and tide waits for no man”. Please remind this proverb and value the time, do things on time. It doesn’t matter whether you fail the first time. You can learn from your mistakes and it is the best lessons in the life and a best practice too. DO NOT REGRET. Whatever happens is destine need to happen only that way.

IndianSpices4u.com – A dream business project

Today is a golden day in my life. The hard work of last 4 months come true and now we are on the fire of excitement.

We a group of 4 MBA students from London School Of  Management and Science launched a site to rectify the main problem of  Indians to collect Indian food items from distant places.

Normally in foreign countries Indians depend on distant shops for  Indian groceries which has Indian taste.They need to travel a lot for collecting the items as the shops are not frequent in all the areas.

In UK Indian food items are concentrated mainly  in East Ham, Croydon and Wembley. So people from the outer area  of London need to travel a lot to collect the Indian items from these places.  Its actually a big time constraint job and the travel expense is also very high.

Our site www.indianspices4u.com is a site for all the Indian food items which will be available in a single store .Here we have enclosed all Indian food items from the famous Brands like Double Horse, Melam, Pavizham, Periyar, Grandmas, Nirapara, Kerala Taste, and Eastern. We have introduced some new brands which are not available in UK at all which are ANNS, Brahmins, and PrimeRose. We have enclosed the main items of curry powders, rice, rice powders, masalas, dried items , ready to eat items, pickle and instant items.

We are JoePaul, John, Justin and Myself are colleges in MBA . We got this chance to work in this live business project through our director Mr.Augustin Chandy. The site was developed by an experienced Web Developer Mr.Albert Quintema who is a specialist in SEO works. It was really an unexplainable moments to work in this project. We had to meet the main food dealers give the orders, manage the importing of the food, and frankly speaking  the from the scratch operations have been done by us only.

We will be giving free delivery for all the orders more than 20 pounds of purchase. The delivery time will be messaged to the customers followed by a select service  ( IVR- Interactive Voice Response, an advanced technique which most of the shopping cart site  do not having this facility)that they will be  free to choose the delivery date once they are not available in the scheduled date.

The site contains a shopping cart facility through which the online business can be done. It is  very much user friendly and the customers will be free to use the site without any problems.They can pay the money through a bank pay or a credit card pay. Also there is an option to save the shopping cart once they are not willing to shop the items now but if they want it in some other time. There is another option to send e-mails to the site management team regarding any queries or for any clarification of the processes.

So all of you just go through www.indianspices4u.com the site, and promote us for the further development in a broad manner!!!

A Real Boxing Experience

Boxing day

You know what is boxing day???? Any wild guess???

Boxing day is a public holiday in most of the countries like UK, Australia, Canada, Ghana, Greenland, Germany, Hong Kong, New Zealand . People  celebrates it on 26th of December , just after the Christmas. In dictionary meaning Boxing Day is the first weekday after Christmas. Traditionally, 26 December was the day to open the Christmas Box to share the contents with the poor. Its a day when family members get together for a party and they enjoy with games and watching movies or games.

The reason that the December 26th was known as ‘Boxing Day’ was the fact that many centuries ago, the Lord and Lady of the manor/castle/estate gathered together at the manor house, the workers including those from the outlying fields, forests and streams, the day after Christmas Day and organized the distribution of the annual necessities, done according to the status of the worker and the size of the family.

Nowadays Boxing day is known as the “shopping day”. It is the time when shops have the sales and the lowest price selling strategies. The price decrees will be a dramatic surprise  as compared to the normal prices. This day will be  the largest revenue day in the year. In UK the revenue collected on boxing day of 2009 was 20% higher than the year 2008.

It is really a Boxing Day. Many retailers open the shop very early by 3.00AM. People used to sleep in front of the shops on 25th itself so that they can enter into the shop as soon as it opens. There will be a drastic rush to enter in the shop. Once inside the shop people rush to grab the items which they want. There also we can see the real POWER of “Boxing”.

The online version of Boxing Day is known as Cyber Boxing Day, which has the busiest online business.

It is really an amazing day regardless the BOXING experience, people hopefully get a value added service. But I don’t know the reality behind the sales.

YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW

Here I am with a moral story . I got this from my uncle as a mail in my mailbox. I hope everyone of you will like this.

“Good morning”  said a woman as she walked up to the man sitting on ground.

The man slowly looked up.

This was a woman clearly accustomed to the finer things of life. Her coat was new. She looked like she had never missed a meal in her life.

His first thought was that she wanted to make fun of him, like so many others had done before.  “Leave me alone,” he growled….

To his amazement, the woman continued standing.

She was smiling — her even white teeth displayed in dazzling rows. “Are you hungry?” she asked.

“No,” he answered sarcastically. “I’ve just come from dining with the president. Now go away.”

The woman’s smile became even broader..

Suddenly the man felt a gentle hand under his arm.

“What are you doing, lady?” the man asked angrily. “I said to leave me alone.

Just then a policeman came up. “Is there any problem, ma’am?” he asked..

“No problem here, officer,” the woman answered. “I’m just trying to get this man to his feet.. Will you help me?”

The officer scratched his head.  “That’s old Jack. He’s been a fixture around here for a couple of years. What do you want with him?”

“See that cafeteria over there?” she asked. “I’m going to get him something to eat and get him out of the cold for awhile.”

“Are you crazy, lady?” the homeless man resisted. “I don’t want to go in there!”  Then he felt strong hands grab his other arm and lift him up.  “Let me go, officer. I didn’t do anything..”

“This is a good deal for you, Jack,” the officer answered. “Don’t blow it.”

Finally, and with some difficulty, the woman and the police officer got Jack into the cafeteria and sat him at a table in a remote corner.  It was the middle of the morning, so most of the breakfast crowd had already left and the lunch bunch had not yet arrived…

The manager strode across the cafeteria and stood by his table.  “What’s going on here, officer?” he asked.  “What is all this, is this man in trouble?”

“This lady brought this man in here to be fed,” the policeman answered.

“Not in here!” the manager replied angrily. “Having a person like that here is bad for business.”

Old Jack smiled a toothless grin.  “See, lady. I told you so. Now if you’ll let me go.. I didn’t want to come here in the first place.”

The woman turned to the cafeteria manager and smiled. “Sir, are you familiar with Eddy and Associates, the banking firm down the street?”

“Of course I am,” the manager answered impatiently. “They hold their weekly meetings in one of my banquet rooms.”

“And do you make a goodly amount of money providing food at these weekly meetings?”

“What business is that of yours?”

I, sir, am Penelope Eddy, president and CEO of the company.”

“Oh.”

The woman smiled again. “I thought that might make a difference.”  She glanced at the cop who was busy stifling a giggle. “Would you like to join us in a cup of coffee and a meal, officer?”

“No thanks, ma’am,” the officer replied. “I’m on duty.”

“Then, perhaps, a cup of coffee to go?”

“Yes, ma’am. That would be very nice.”

The cafeteria manager turned on his heel, “I’ll get your coffee for you right away, officer.”

The officer watched him walk away. “You certainly put him in his place,” he said.

“That was not my intent. Believe it or not, I have a reason for all this.”

She sat down at the table across from her amazed dinner guest. She stared at him intently.  “Jack, do you remember me?”

Old Jack searched her face with his old, rheumy eyes..  “I think so — I mean you do look familiar..”

“I’m a little older perhaps,” she said.. “Maybe I’ve even filled out more than in my younger days when you worked here, and I came through that very door, cold and hungry.”

“Ma’am?” the officer said questioningly.  He couldn’t believe that such a magnificently turned out woman could ever have been hungry.

“I was just out of college,” the woman began. “I had come to the city looking for a job, but I couldn’t find anything.  Finally I was down to my last few cents and had been kicked out of my apartment. I walked the streets for days.  It was February and I was cold and nearly starving. I saw this place and walked in on the off chance that I could get something to eat.”

Jack lit up with a smile.  “Now I remember,” he said.  “I was behind the serving counter.  You came up and asked me if you could work for something to eat. I said that it was against company policy.”

“I know,” the woman continued. “Then you made me the biggest roast beef sandwich that I had ever seen, gave me a cup of coffee, and told me to go over to a corner table and enjoy it.  I was afraid that you would get into trouble… Then, when I looked over and saw you put the price of my food in the cash register, I knew then that everything would be all right.”

“So you started your own business?” Old Jack said.

“I got a job that very afternoon. I worked my way up.  Eventually I started my own business that, with the help of God, prospered.” She opened her purse and pulled out a business card. “When you are finished here, I want you to pay a visit to a Mr. Lyons…He’s the personnel director of my company. I’ll go talk to him now and I’m certain he’ll find something for you to do around the office.”  She smiled.  “I think he might even find the funds to give you a little advance so that you can buy some clothes and get a place to live until you get on your feet.. If you ever need anything, my door is always opened to you.”

There were tears in the old man’s eyes. “How can I ever thank you?” he said.

“Don’t thank me,” the woman answered. “To God goes the glory. Thank Him… He led me to you.”

Outside the cafeteria, the officer and the woman paused at the entrance before going their separate ways…

“Thank you for all your help, officer,” she said.

“On the contrary, Ms. Eddy,” he answered. “Thank you. I saw a miracle today, something that I will never forget. And..And thank you for the coffee.”

If you have missed knowing me, you have missed nothing.

If you have missed some of my emails, you might have missed a laugh.

But, if you have missed knowing God our CREATOR, you have missed everything in the world.

Have a Wonderful Day. May God Bless You Always and don’t forget that when you “cast your bread upon the waters,” you never know how it will be returned to you..

When God leads you to the edge of the cliff, trust Him fully and let go.
Only 1 of 2 things will happen, either He’ll catch you when you fall, or He’ll teach you how to fly!

The  power of one sentence!

God is going to shift things around for you today and  let things work in your favor..

God closes doors no man can open & God opens doors no man can close..

Have a blessed day and remember to be a blessing…

Dangers in Business

Top five things people are most afraid of business


  1. VAT returns

    VAT is not a difficult thing to afraid. The only thing which need a special care is to keep proper record. You should have a clear idea about the VAT you have charged on your goods & services and the amount you have been charged on the goods and services you have bought in.  Its only the simple calculations and the common sense. You will have to register for VAT only if your turnover is more than 67000 pounds. But don’t say it as an excuse not to develop your business. :-)

  2. Spreadsheet

    Its very important to learn the spread sheet ideas inorder to comply  with the current developments since its a valuable skill.. So learn the spreadsheet with the help of a tutor or website for that. We will get lots of books which explain the theory of the spread sheet. www.spreadsheet123.com is a very useful site for the study of spreadsheets

  3. Pay roll

    We are responsible for the employee salary, tax and national insurance payments. Once we keep a clear cut system for everything payroll is a simple and loving thing.The thing indeed is the systematic control.

  4. Incorporation

    Incorporating business to a limited company involves a bit more paper work and good knowledge skill.But its not a big deal since we get a help line at Companies House that can talk to you in each and every step.

  5. Failure

    Fear of failure  may be the reason for most of the people not starting a business.People don’t want to make their family into a risk by starting a business.this is because of the rumors regarding the failure of 50% start up business in the middle of the second year.But this count is based on the closure of business bank accounts and not the closure of business.Anyway be affirmative and no matter what happens to your business , you will success in acquiring your skills and knowledge and that will increase your earning power.If you don’t give it to go you wont fail but once you don’t accept the possibility of failure , you will never get success.

The Deee Day – December 13th

Actually the exact meaning of “ de day” is not appropriate in this occasion.  I have just put the name  to get a punch in the heading.

I wanna discuss about St .Lucy day which would be celebrated on December 13th mainly by the Scandinavians.  This is  a traditional form of festival in Scandinavia.   It is also celebrated in Sweden Denmark Latvia Estonia Norway Finland Malta Italy Bosnia Iceland Bavaria and Croatia..

140px-SantaLuccia Saint Lucy

Its the fest of St. Lucy.  In traditional celebrations, Saint Lucy comes as a young woman with lights and sweets.  There will be a ceremony on December 13th and a girl will be selected to portray Lucy.  She will be wearing a white long gown and a red ribbon.  She will be having long hairs and she will be the beautiful girl like our miss world or so.  She will be having a crown of seven candles on her head.  She walks at the head of a procession of women, each holding a candle.  The candles symbolize the fire that refused to take St. Lucia’s life when she was sentenced to be burned.  The girl sings a song and after her the procession sing more songs about Lucy.

images The girl who will be selected to portray St.Lucy

December 13th is a public holiday in this modern era.  Nowadays they have public processions in cities.  On the day of 13th Schools elect a Lucia and her maids among the students and a national Lucia is elected on national television from regional winners. The regional Lucias’ will visit shopping malls, old people’s homes and churches, singing and handing out ginger biscuits. Lucia Buns are very famous which is a kind of pastry.

180px-Saffron_bun_20051213_001 Lucia Buns

On December 13th in London people mainly the Scandinavians and the Swedish gather in St.Paul’s cathedral. The ceremony will start by 5.30pm .The lights will be off and the girl who will be selected to portray Lucy walk in  to the darkness with the candles in head.

It will be a nice experience to the new comers of London!!!!

BECAUSE’S for not making a MILLION

1.    Oh my god I don’t have enough time

Normally we can hear this sentence from almost all people. ’I don’t have time.’. Once we will be able to schedule ourselves we have enough time to start or do effective things. People used to spend lots of time in front of TV. That is also ‘TIME’. If you are not able to find any time in your day to day life , keep a small diary at least for one week scribbling note on every work in hourly base. I am sure you can find out time to do fruitful things. Just think either the happiness just at a wink by the TV or the life long happiness through making MILLION  is important.

2.    No money in my hand

Most of the people say money is a big problem to start a business. But once we take the history of most of the entrepreneurs they have invested a small amount for their first venture. We have lots of business which need a small capital amount i.e. less than 1000 pound. The only thing we need is the thrust and the desire. If we have the urge to achieve something through a beneficial mode, start up cost can be reduced through hard work and commonsense.

3.    Its difficult to afford the drop in the salary

We are afraid of the salary and the job security every time. So people are not willing to leave the job and start a business. But if we have the confidence to win then why are you afraid of dizzy things like salary and savings. It all hinges upon the optimistic character and the confidence. We should be able to face the situations ahead with a cocksure mind and affirmative thoughts.

4.    I wanna build a good career rather than throwing away the same

People want to make a good career and they think that working in a multinational company is the way of making good career. They don’t want to risk themselves by taking a challenge. Its because of the lack of confidence. I do say that business is also a career and it may become a sparkling career than the job in an MNC. Take diversion to start business will give your career a sizable boost.

5.    No support from my partner.

Its very important to have support of the closest people to start a business. The partner regardless boy or girl, they will be doubtful about the future .Your duty is to convince them and figure out their doubts. You will be responsible to shed light on all the queries. Eventhough they are not ready to believe you have to be determined to make understand them that they are wrong. After all trials to make them understand if they are not ready to accept it “Dump Her/ Him”.

6.    No experience background

Most entrepreneurs  achieved a good business set up through small businesses and some of them were flop. If we want to establish we need to start it first. We are not fully experienced in things when we born. So saying don’t have  an experience is not an excuse for anything. You may have theoretical knowledge. But when you enter into the reality only you will get experience. So take the first step today itself.

7.    Not enough qualification

We cant start a business after getting the complete knowledge of it. We can acquire it through experience. If we have the common sense we can run a business. Even a small guy can start a business once he has common sense. The rules and regulations will be getting from the concerned government. There is no special qualification for starting a business. So I don’t think that qualification will be a barrier to start a business.