Parikshit Balochi: A Small-town Boy from India is Now UAE’s Funniest Breakfast Show Host

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    From facing the worlds largest chocolate fountain, enjoying a birds eye view of one of the worlds bluest lakes, Blausee in Switzerland, and standing in the middle of several kilometres of salt flats in Bolivia to revelling in the awesomeness of Chinas rural dwellers, when Parikshit Balochi is not thrilling hundreds of thousands of listeners on regular mornings in the United Arab Emirates, youll find him wanderlusting somewhere in Europe, the Americas, the Caribbean or even Asia.

    Parikshit Balochi

    But it didnt always begin this way for Parikshit. In fact, just over a decade ago, this now renowned radio presenter and travel blogger didnt even own a passport. Today, hes an established travel blogger with footprints in at least 80 countries around the world. And if you ever find yourself in the UAE or connect with his show online, youll hear his voice reverberating on City 101.6s Breakfast Show between 6 am to 10 am. Who better to host and present the breakfast show on Bollywoods Music Station if not the charismatic, lively, and knowledgeable Parikshit

    Born in the small town of Jodhpur, India, where he had his elementary education until XIIth standard, Parikshits first attempt at radio was more or less accidental. He had only accompanied his friends to audition for Jodhpurs first private radio station and ended up being the only selected male out of about 8,000 people. All he ever knew before then was working with his hands to put food on the table. At the tender age of 13, and like most other small town Indian boys, he already knew what it meant to carry an entire family on his shoulders.

    At the time, college wasnt even in the picture. He would simply find copies of newspapers and flip over to the ad pages. That was where he found his passion – a passion he never knew he had. He never even thought about becoming a radio jockey. He still recounts how he was the only male in his first ever on air team – the poor, little teenage boy from Jodhpur.

    Parikshit has an air of excitement around him; the type that gets you pumped up for the rest of the day. His voice and strong positive energy comes across as inspiring, motivating and energising, the kind anyone wants to listen to first thing in the morning. But beside this fun and exciting part that loves to thrill with games and music lies a serious journalistic side to him. He still remembers his live broadcast from the 26/11 attacks where he was on air giving live and important updates during a trying period. Parikshit was also on ground doing a live coverage during the Navratri stampede; still regarded as one of Jodhpurs biggest tragedy.

    After doing radio in India for half a decade, he moved to Dubai in 2010 where he now hosts a popular breakfast show on UAE’s No.1 Bollywood Music Station. Hes a complete Indian abroad – on and off air – exploring as many places and people as he possibly can. His show is one of the most popular in Dubai and even beyond, not just among the Indian community, but also among non-Indians. No wonder hes been widely recognised by reputable organisations over the years. One noteworthy achievement was getting on the Limca Book of World Records for hosting the longest live radio ever – a whopping 195 hours.

    Parikshit is also the proud recipient of the prestigious IRF Award for his amazing contributions to the De Taali campaign in Delhi, a movement against eve teasing. Since moving to Dubai, he has been nominated thrice as Best Radio Presenter in the UAE, a feat he doesnt take likely. What makes his show standout is his ability to create a comfortable atmosphere of informality with his guests who are mostly Bollywood celebrities. He connects on a very intimate level, helping them to ease into the show and interact as though theyre having a chat with friends and family.

    From spot on interviews with stars like Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan to exclusives with other top celebrities from the Indian and global movie and music scene, Parikshit has been able to build the biggest breakfast show in the UAE using wits, talent, creativity and consistency. It is this fame, eclectic and eccentric personality that has drawn individuals and brands to him. He has had several collaborations with brands such as Policy Bazaar, Midea, Al Ansari Exchange, Western Union, Novo Nordisk, RAKBANK, Landmark Group, Emaar and Carpisa.

    Others include Singapore Tourism, Air India, Goa Tourism, Malta Tourism, Bolivia Tourism, Majid Al Futtaim, and Century Financial. These brands have benefitted immensely from his large radio and social media following and influence to build their own brands and positioning. He has also gracefully hosted several red carpet shows, concerts and events such as the IIFA Green carpet and TOIFA red carpet, sharing the stage with big names like AR Rahman, every time he has performed in the UAE, Mika Singh, Neha Kakkar, Sonu Nigam, Salman Khan, Arijit Singh, Daler Mehndi, Vishal Shekhar, Badhshah, and Honey Singh. But of all these moments, the most beautiful was proposing to his sweetheart and partner at one of Indian music composer, production, sing-songwriter Vishal Shekhar’s concert – a moment hell cherish forever.

    Riding on his successes as a radio jockey and celebrity host, Parikshit has had the opportunity to travel to several destinations, including the Maldives, Switzerland, the Chinese hinterlands, South America, and others. With this, he has documented his many thrilling encounters with mind-blowing sights, places, people, and foods, culminating in an Instagram travel blog that has garnered hundreds of thousands of following, millions of engagements and reputable recognition. So Hola at him on Instagram – @parikshitbalochi

    Awarded as the Middle Easts travel blogger of the year in 2019 and Filmfare Middle Easts Travel blogger of the year in 2020, it seems theres no stopping him now. Firing on with vigour and focus, Parikshit is building a remarkable profile and expanding his brand for even more outstanding exploits.

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    Inspiring Journey of Rajasthan’s Deependra Singh Shekhawat From Monthly Salaries to Founder of Fifteen Crore Turnovers Company

    Inspiring Journey of Rajasthan’s Deependra Singh Shekhawat From Monthly Salaries to Founder of Fifteen Crore Turnovers Company

    Guy Kawasaki has rightly said that pursuing your passions makes you more interesting, and interesting people are enchanting. Passion is an underrated term as people believe more in hard work and dedication. We often forget that passion is what guides us to success. Deependra Singh Shekhawat is one of the few who proved that hurdles are hidden opportunities, and when utilized appropriately, they will lead you to victory.

    Deependra Singh Shekhawat, being the son of a farmer, has the background of a middle-class family. He belongs to a small village of Udaipurwati, district Jhunjhunu of Rajasthan. However, his status never deterred him from dreaming. Dreams full of his passion gave him the strength to fight the battles in his life. After graduation, he initially started from a regular job. However, he was not content with his occupation. He sensed stagnancy in his career. Soon, he started thinking and strategizing about business. This thought process led him to join a renewable energy company, Adani Renewable Energy, to learn about business as the next step in his professional journey. From then on, there was no stopping him; he was on a roll. In 2015, he established Vertex Solution Company and became one of the top vendors of Adani Solar Energy. He went the extra mile by working with India’s well-known renewable energy organizations as Avada Sola, Tata Solar, O2 Power, and many more.

    Deependra says that his passion for renewable energy spawns from the fact that renewable energy is one of the significant contributors to boosting the country’s economy and generating jobs. He further adds that adopting renewable sources of energy is a healthier option. He claims it is high time we start living peacefully with nature for the sanity of itself and humankind. Additionally, he has provided with job opportunities for the youth of his village Sarai and has become the Youth icon of Rajasthan. Despite belonging to a middle-class family, he left no stones unturned to achieve success and rose from the bottom of the pit to flying like an eagle. From having big dreams to making others’ dreams come true, he has come a long way.

    His journey is inspiring hundreds and thousands of youngsters of middle-class families throughout the country. People are burning with passion after witnessing the change in his life. His life journey is constantly changing the lives of many for the best. He is igniting the fire of eagerness for victory in them.

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    Recruitment Mantra to introduce its new job portal MyhireIndia for a seamless recruitment process

    Recruitment Mantra to introduce its new job portal MyhireIndia for a seamless recruitment process

    India witnessed massive downfall in the employment rate in the year 2020. Not only have the youth been denied equal job opportunities, but some of the upcoming job trends have also failed the modern age individuals.

    Today, job sites are the most widely used portals used by individuals across the globe to find the right job that meets the qualification requirements. Every job is one search away. These portals have transformed the recruitment process to provide seamless and unified  experience to individuals.

    Crediting the same, Recruitment Mantra is going to introduce their own job portal named myhireindia.com to enable recruiters and individuals find the best job as per their requirement. The portal will enable employers to post unlimited jobs in this portal and hire the right talented candidates as per their requirements at free of cost. Jobseekers can register and upload their CV in this portal free of cost and can also search and apply for unlimited job openings through this portal.

    Emerging as one of the best job sites in India that acts as a bridge between recruiters and job seekers, the platform has uniquely been curated to serve as a comprehensive for both students and young professionals looking for employment opportunities in their preferred location.

    As one of the best job portals in India, MyhireIndia allows its users to search for either internship or job opportunities within a few clicks. The company review section enables the users to go through the reviews from the companies registered on the platform to get a glimpse of the work-life at the firm behind the curtain.

    • Keyword search: The keyword search function available on job search sites allows users to look for his/her preferred jobs in a single-click just by typing in the job keyword like retail jobs, media, pharmacy job, etc. on the keyword search bar.
    • User-friendly interface: The job site is developed for the key purpose of making job searches easier for its users. A user-friendly interface allows users to browse through job opportunities in his/her preferred areas of life without losing his/her focus in doing the same.
    • Options to filter preferences: The filters available on the job site allow users to filter out their job preferences exactly according to their needs and requirements. You can filter out your job search with your location, salary, job type, and other preferences.
    • Easy application process: If a job site has a complicated application option for jobs, it will automatically receive backlash for its services. The platform serves an easy application option to users, allowing them to apply for jobs within minutes.