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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.

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!!!

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!!!!