05 Places to visit in Diwali Vacations in the Northeast India
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by Sqn Ldr Vidula Abhyankar (Retd)
1y ago
Come Diwali and you all must be wondering what to do once you finish all the cleaning, cooking and calling related to the pooja. Here’s a great suggestion related to 05 Places to visit in Diwali Vacations in the Northeast India and try to understand how tribes in India celebrate and welcome the change in seasons. Instead of being exhaustive and elaborate, this list would be just the beginning to lure the traveler in you to explore further in each of these states of the Northeast. I have just tried to cover some practices that are tourist friendly and some that would be totally unique for most ..read more
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GROUP PLANNING EXERCISE AT SSB
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by Sqn Ldr Vidula Abhyankar (Retd)
1y ago
“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. ” Sun Tzu Many times, in real life the uniformed personnel are made fun of as being incapable of living without planning every single moment of their life. It is said that the men and women in uniform can thrive even in chaos because a uniformed combatant knows how to find an opportunity within chaos and reap dividends out of it. A lot of planning and deliberation goes on in the military briefing rooms prior to taking any action, be it a Convocation Parade or a strike operation in the enemy’s territories. And the better the plann ..read more
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How to perform at Group Discussion at SSB
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by Sqn Ldr Vidula Abhyankar (Retd)
1y ago
What is Group Discussion and why is it included in the Assessment process at SSB? “The art of conversation consists as much in listening politely a in talking agreeably. ” Atwell A group discussion is an informal exercise to exchange ideas, feelings or experiences on a common matter of interest. Due to its informal nature, usually, in a group discussion there is no one leader or a moderator, as in a debate, who channelizes the nature of the discussion. Due to this friendly, informal nature of a Group discussion, it becomes one of the more appropriate tool for testing a large number of candida ..read more
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Group Discussions at SSB
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by Sqn Ldr Vidula Abhyankar (Retd)
1y ago
Those who are ignorant about the ways of life in a military camp feel, it is a uniformed kind of dictatorship where the voice of the troops matters not at all. However, this is not so. A military leader’s decisions are based on long hours spent on observation, experimentation and discussions. The methods of gathering information supporting the decision may be different for different leaders based on their personal experiences and situations surrounding them. One thing is clear that discussions or interaction with masses is an important part of the military leadership and decision-making proce ..read more
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Group Testing at SSB
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by Sqn Ldr Vidula Abhyankar (Retd)
1y ago
Have you noticed how the players improve their own performance when the whole stadium is shouting their name in the field! Have you noticed how you wait eagerly for everyone to comment on your new Profile pic in your groups on social media? Some of your friends appreciate you in the group while some others DM you on your personal wall! Have you noticed how you are many times tempted to break the signal on the road when there is no Traffic policeman watching you! All of us love to get an applause from others. At the same time all of us love to be ourselves. All of us love the attention and appr ..read more
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Right Body Language at Personal Interview at SSB
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by Sqn Ldr Vidula Abhyankar (Retd)
1y ago
“Although our body language governs the way other people perceive us, our body language also governs how we perceive ourselves and how those perceptions become reinforced through our own behavior, our interactions, and even our physiology.” Amy Cuddy In a Personal Interview at SSB, the Interviewing Officer makes his opinion about the candidate in the first 90 seconds, although the Interview will go on for 45-5- minutes or so. What happens in the first 90 seconds decides whether the Interviewing Officer makes the right opinion about you and gives you further opportunities through his questions ..read more
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Personal Interview for NCC cadets at SSB
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by Sqn Ldr Vidula Abhyankar (Retd)
1y ago
” Pain is the best teacher in this world as it corrects, educates and disciplines the soul. It helps a person to develop will power, endurance and patience.” Swami Vivekananda Although, a Personal Interview has been termed as highly subjective method of assessing human performance and behaviour, Services Selection Board still considers this method as a necessary evil to assess the personality of a SSB aspirant. An interview, unlike the Psychological tests and the Outdoor tasks performed in the presence of GTO, provides a wide scope to the interviewing Officer to have a close look at the candi ..read more
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10 FAQs for NCC Entry at SSB Interview
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by Sqn Ldr Vidula Abhyankar (Retd)
1y ago
National Cadet Corps with its motto of “unity and Discipline” is a popular organisation engaged in channelising the Youth Power of the country. In order to motivate more and more youth to select the disciplined life of uniformed personnel, the Ministry of Defence, Government of India has started a special yearly entry for all the NCC cadets who clear “C” certificate examination. Irrespective of the gender of the cadets, this entry is open to all. This entry gives a special advantage to the NCC cadets all over the country, as they do not have to appear for the written examination, like the NDA ..read more
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10 FAQs about SSB Interview
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by Sqn Ldr Vidula Abhyankar (Retd)
1y ago
Services Selection Board selects eligible young and energetic Indian men and women aspiring to join the Indian Armed Forces. There are many questions every SSB aspirant has before going through the selection process at SSB centers. In this blog I have tried to answer 10 FAQs about SSB Interview: 01: Does the assessment of a candidate’s Personality start from the minute one enters the Guard Room at SSB centre? ANSWER: No. An SSB center is not like the sets of BIG BOSS. The assessments of a candidate’s personality are done only through various valid, reliable and scientific tests and observing c ..read more
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The Minister’s Speech
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by Sqn Ldr Vidula Abhyankar (Retd)
2y ago
Cricket and Elections are two favourite topics of Indian citizens. So now that Indian Cricket’s recent poster boy Virat Kohlii has settled and Indian Cricket team has been adequately surprised by the South Indians, it was time to turn to some local politics for respite. Similar to the other states in the North-east India, Manipur becomes a lively place once the Assembly elections are announced. From door-to-door canvasing to offering traditional Feasts to the usual offerings of rice, fish and blankets, intending candidates woo their ward voters through various methods. And like any other Indi ..read more
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