Amika Shail of ‘Hai Taubba 3’ talks about playing a bisexual character

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Mumbai, Sep 17 | Singer and actress Amika Shail is seen in the series ‘Hai Taubba 3’. The actress, who has been part of shows like ‘Mirzapur 2’ and shared screen space with Akshay Kumar in ‘Laxmii’, plays a bisexual character in the series.

This is the first time Amika is playing a bisexual character on screen. The actress recently opened up about playing a bisexual character and also revealed which Indian female celebrity she would like to romance in real.

“It is a lovely character. I did my own homework because it was such a strong character. Although the character is bisexual, her sexuality is not what defines her. So, I wanted to ensure that she has more elements to her characteristics as well. I spoke to many people and sat with my writers and directors to understand the psyche of the character,” Amika opened up about playing the character.

Amika has been a part of several singing reality shows like ‘Indian Idol’ and ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’. When asked if Indian reality shows are open to accepting people from alternate sexuality, Amika opined: “I think Indian reality shows will definitely accept. I don’t think sexuality and gender really matter on a reality show. Their only priority is talent. This is as per my opinion. Maybe they won’t openly talk about it, but I don’t think they’ll have any objection.”

Lastly, the actress revealed that if she did swing both ways in real life, which one Indian female celebrity she would like to romance. The actress quickly quipped: “Priyanka Chopra Jonas!” She added: “If I was bisexual in real and had to pick a female celeb as my partner, then I would definitely have picked Priyanka Chopra Jonas. I would love to romance her. She is one Indian celebrity who has made all of us proud. Her career graph is so amazing, and I absolutely aspire to be like her.”

‘Hai Taubba Chapter 3’ focuses on women and empowers them by lauding their decisions unapologetically.

‘Hai Taubba 3’ is currently streaming on ALTBalaji.

Source: IANS

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Does MBA really help in getting a better job offer ?

Does MBA really help in getting a better job offer ?

Most students pursuing an MBA come with the sole objective of having a decent job offer or a promotion in the existing job soon after completion of the MBA. And most of them take loans to pursue this career dream. According to a recent survey by education portal Campusutra.com  74% MBA 2022-24 aspirants said they would opt for education loans.

There are exceptional cases like those seeking master’s degree or may have a family business to take care of or an entrepreneurial venture in mind. But the exception cases are barely 1%. For the rest 99%, a management degree is a ticket to a dream job through campus placements or leap towards career enhancements. Stakes are high as many of them quit their jobs which essentially means loss of 2 years of income, apprehension and uncertainty of the job market. On top of that, the pressure to pay back the education loans. Hence the returns have to be high. There is more than just the management degree. Colleges need to ensure that they offer quality management education which enables them to be prepared for not just the demands of recruiters and for a decent job but also to sustain and achieve, all along their career path.

  • So, what exactly are the B Schools doing to prepare their students for the job market and make them industry ready ?
  •  Are B schools ready to deliver and prepare the future business leaders to cope up with the disrupted market ?  

These are the two key questions every MBA aspirant needs to ask, check and validate before filling the MBA application forms of management institutes. And worth mentioning that these application forms do not come cheap. An MBA aspirant who may have shortlisted 5 B Schools to apply for, may end up spending Rs 10,000.00 to Rs 15,000.00 just buying MBA / PGDM application forms.

While internship and placements data of some management institutes clearly indicates that recruiters today have specific demands. The skill sets looked for are job centric and industry oriented. MBA schools which have adopted new models of delivery and technology, redesigned their courses, built an effective evaluation process and prepared the students to cope with the dynamic business scenario, have done great with campus placements despite the economic slow down.

However, the skill set being looked for by a consulting company like Deloitte or KPMG may be quite different from FMCG or a manufacturing sector. Institutes need to acknowledge this fact and act accordingly.

  • Management institutes should ensure that students are intellectually engaged, self motivated and adapt to changes fast. In one word ‘VUCA ready’.
  • B Schools should encourage students to participate in national and international competitive events, simulations of business scenarios.
  • Institutes should have the right mix of faculty members with industry exposure and pure academics.

The placement records of 2021 across top management institutes indicated the fact that recruitment is happening, skilled talent is in demand and certain management institutions continued to attract recruiters even in the middle of an ongoing crisis.

It is time, all management institutes rise to the occasion, understand market realities and identify areas of improvement at both ends – students and faculty.

After all, the stakes are high at both ends. B Schools taking corrective measures will stay while those which are lagging will end up shutting down.

Author Name : Nirmalya Pal

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