S.S. Thaman strikes right notes on ‘Bheemla Nayak’ and ‘Akhanda’

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Hyderabad, Nov 24 | Tollywood musician composer S.S. Thaman has opened up about his upcoming big releases – ‘Bheemla Nayak’ and ‘Akhanda’.

Thaman has scored multiple hit albums in the past couple of years with recognition for his chartbuster hit ‘Ala Vaikunthapuram Loo’.

Thaman explains what goes in to create music, which is one of the most important aspects of cinema. He mentions that he had to work for months together for a song for his project ‘Akhanda’.

The makers of ‘Akhanda’ released a devotional song, which features Nandamuri Balakrishna’s intense avatar as an ‘Aghora’ in the movie. The song ‘Akhanda’ is billed to be the title song of Balakrishna’s commercial thriller. Crooned by Shankar Mahadevan, Siddharth Mahadevan and Shivam Mahadevan together.

Thaman explains that it took more than a month for him to create the music for the ‘Akhanda’ title song. While singer Sri Krishna was in charge of the vocal supervision, Ananta Sriram penned the lyrics for the mass, devotional song.

The ‘Vakeel Saab’ music director also revealed that he and his team did extensive research on Aghoras and their way of life so as to get a grip on the composition for ‘Akhanda’. Thaman also spilled the beans as he reveals that Balakrishna would be seen in the ‘Ugra Roopa’, which is Lord Shiva’s fiercest form as per the Puranas.

‘Akhanda’ is directed by Boyapati Srinu, also starring Srikanth, Jagapathi Babu, Pragya Jaiswal and Poorna in lead roles and it is slated for release on December 2.

On being quizzed about his upcoming venture ‘Bheemla Nayak’, Thaman expresses that he is overwhelmed with the kind of response he has received for the songs from the movie. Thaman also hints at surprises for Pawan’s fans, which have been kept under the wraps for the promotions.

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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