Dia Mirza, Vaibhav Rekhi announce premature birth of son Avyaan Azaad Rekhi

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Mumbai, July 14 | Dia Mirza and Vaibhav Rekhi on Wednesday announced the birth of their son Avyaan Azaad Rekhi.

Dia shared the news with fans on Instagram with a long, emotional note. The actress posted a picture holding her son’s hand. She informed her son was a premature baby born on May 14, due to complications in her pregnancy. The baby is in Neonatal ICU since birth.

With the Instagram image she posted, Dia wrote: “To paraphrase Elizabeth Stone, ‘To have a child is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body’. These words perfectly exemplify Vaibhav and my feelings right now. Our heartbeat, our son Avyaan Azaad Rekhi was born on May 14th. Having arrived early, our little miracle has since then been cared for by tireless nurses and doctors in the Neonatal ICU,” she wrote on Instagram.

She informed due to a severe bacterial infection, she had to do an early delivery via an emergency C-section. She thanked the doctors and nurses who have been taking care of the baby.

“A sudden appendectomy during my pregnancy and a subsequent and very severe bacterial infection could have led to sepsis and proven to be life threatening. Thankfully, the timely care and intervention by our doctor ensured the safe birth of our baby via an emergency C-section,” wrote Dia.

She said the family was waiting for the baby to come home, especially Samaira, who is Vaibhav’s daughter from his first marriage with Sunaina Rekhi, a yoga artist.

“As we watch this tiny being, this Zen master in awe and wonder, we learn from him, in all humility, the true meaning of trusting the universe and of parenthood. And to not be afraid, and so we humbly take the lead from his resilience and courage. We do not have enough words to thank all those who continue to help us live this story of hope and faith and create a safe, healing, nurturing space for Avyaan and I. He will be home soon and his elder sister Samaira and grand parents are waiting to hold him in their arms,” posted Dia.

She thanked fans and said that wasn’t possible to share the news of a premature baby with all.

“To our well-wishers and fans, I just want to say – your concern has always meant a lot to me and if it was possible to share this news before, we would have. Thank you all for all the love, light, faith and prayers. We extend them back to everyone who is struggling to hold on to hope right now or is praying for a loved one. We see you, we hear you and together, we will get past this time. Dia and Vaibhav,” the actress concluded.

Minutes after the news was announced, her Instagram was flooded with congratulatory messages from Bollywood celebrities.

Kareena Kapoor wrote: “God Bless you my darling and the little one. Stay safe and well.”

Anushka Sharma wrote: “Congratulations to you guys and the little one.”

Industry colleagues and friends who dropped congratulatory messages included Karisma Kapoor, Malaika Arora Khan, Gauahar Khan, Sophie Choudry, Aditi Rao Hydari, Richa Chadha, Sayani Gupta. Esha Gupta, Preity Zinta, Shreya Ghoshal, Sonali Bendre, Sagarika Ghatge, Zoya Akhtar, Bipasa Basu, Bhumi Pednekar among others.

Dia and Vaibhav had tied the knot in February 2021 in an intimate wedding ceremony. The actress announced her pregnancy in April.

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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