About Recession in the Industry (Mostly, Ahmedabad related)

About Recession in the Industry (Mostly, Ahmedabad related)

I was informed by a learned colleague that at the present moment (as I write, it is on December 21st, 2013), there are approximately 7500 Chartered Accountants in this city of Ahmedabad. Way back on 25th August, 2012, the issue of unemployed Chartered Accountants in our city was taken up by Ahmedabad Mirror (Click on picture to view) titled “No takers for CAs”.

This article is not to blame anyone for what has occurred to the 320 meritorious students who had passed the attempt of the final examinations held by ICAI, and nor am I holding the government responsible. The point that I want the readers of this article to understand is this: Are we, the public, not also responsible for the tremendous outflux of talented people from our beloved city of Ahmedabad to other countries and other cities (like, Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi, for example)?

Agreed that the government does play a role in creating new jobs for Information Technology and its related avenues, and also agreed that with the new technological advances taking place in the governmental sectors like Income-Tax, Ministry of Company Affairs and the Banking Sectors, most of the work that we CA’s do is also dependent on that particular sector. But are we, the common people, who live in this city, also not aware of the immense talent-bank that our state (of Gujarat) and more specifically, Ahmedabad generates each and every year?

At this point of time, you can see from the photograph on the left, even I am depicted as sitting with my chin resting on my hand. That wistful smile on my face should reveal that I am aware that I am capable of doing far more than what I actually find myself doing in the whole day. Even if there is not much that I can do about it, I hope the powers that be are understanding and realising that the talent that this state and more specifically, our city of Ahmedabad possesses, is a real eye-opener, and I am really hoping that one of them manages to find my wordpress site and read this article and actually do something about it.

Thank you for a patient reading. (I am so relieved after getting that lot off my chest !! 🙂 )

When Not to be Proud of Your Professional Accomplishments

Have always believed that I am capable of doing much more hard work than I actually do. 🙂 – Which is not to say that I am actually happy about this situation. many times one lands up in a situation where one thinks to oneself “Hey, how nice if I could be as busy as my friend XYZ or ABC!”, but these things are not in one’s own hands, at least not always.

Résumé the Story

There are plenty of instances in which you should be proud of your professional accomplishments. And why not, you worked hard for them? You came in early, stayed late, and after months, or even years, of hard work, you finally achieved something important within the context of your insignificant job, and that’s certainly something to hoorah about. But then there are those little moments, those moments of true, unadulterated insignificance, in which there really is no reason to celebrate, or pat yourself on the back, or even reward yourself in any way whatsoever because it was simply your job, and doing your job is not an accomplishment.

If you’ve been working in your position for years without a single promotion or added amount of responsibility, and have been doing the same things for all those years on end, then you’ve accomplished nothing. You can’t substitute the sadness of the monotony…

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Modern School, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi-110067

Modern School, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi-110067

This is a photograph of my old school, Modern School Vasant Vihar, New Delhi-110067, from where I did my +2 (11th & 12th Standards of CBSE Board). Many fond memories are attached to this school and all of my friends from whom I have been totally out of communication with since the last 33 years. But not anymore, because we just recently got connected to each other (some 18-20 of us have, actually) and we are hoping to connect fo some more friends. The links on this page with lead back to the FB Group that has been created by me as the Group Administrator. All those friends who are also members of Facebook, can click the link, log onto their FB accounts and view the contents of the group. If you know anyone from the 1980 batch (only some of you would, I know), then do let them know, or alternatively, put a message on that page so that I can do the needful. THANKS!!