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Shardul Pandey Talks To Sujit Thakur, Co-Founder & CEO Of Kijag Infosystem

Sujit Thakur (Co-Founder & CEO) started his Journey as a Technical Writer in Bangalore. With his masters degree in IT and 5 solid years of Job experience, Sujit started to realize that he was born to do more, something on his own, something for the society, and of course make a royal living out of it.

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Shardul Pandey Talks To Jason Shah, Founder of DO.com

Jason Shah is founder & CEO of DO.com that helps netizens run productive meetings. The application provides a private cloud for each meeting – the files, realtime and collaborative notes, private notes, followups, outcomes, and more all live in one ultimate, reliable, secure place.

One can set an agenda to let others know what the meeting is all about. Meetings can be related to one another in order to increase continuity in work. It also allows you to search meetings, have the notes automatically sent out when meetings end.

On mobile, user can quickly email other participants, schedule a followup, or jot down important notes connected to the meeting.

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Shardul Pandey Talks To Dr. Peter Achutha

The first and foremost thing that might interest the most of netizens is your story. So tell our netizens about yourself, your story? Where do I start and what do I say? Do I get into the deep dark wicked ways of mankind and how much lying, cheating, bribery and corruption there is going on in this world and people conniving ways? Or do I make it a diplomatically simple and naive life of a hermit scientist (engineer!). I wish I had a “normal” benign life but that is impossible when Greed is Good and people lust for money and worship billionaires as their gods.

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Shardul Pandey Talks To Brittany Mason

I am from a small farm town in middle America, so I guess you could call me the all American girl with big dreams.  At a young age I became very motivated, I had a difficult upbringing but I always would day dream of the life I wanted to one day have. I started setting goals at a young age and working towards them. At the age of 16 I signed with my first modeling agency and moved to NYC. Later that year I competed in teen pageants and won Miss Teen Indiana. I competed at nationals and won America’s Southern Teen, after winning nationals I represented the USA at Top Model of the World in Germany against 52 countries. I came in 2nd place, at this time I was only 17. My life changed in a big way in a very short time. That is how my career began. Since then I have traveled the world working as a model, to places like London, Paris, Milano, and more. I feel so blessed to be living the life I always dreamed of. I believe in community service and giving back so I started a movement called I AM POSSIBLE. My message with I AM POSSIBLE is that no dream is out of reach, I work with students on character building, and building better communities. I encourage them to use their voice and hope to empower the next generation so they understand that nothing is impossible, the word it’s self says “I’m Possible”

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Shardul Pandey Talks To Olga Devignat

My name Olga deVignat, im 35 years old. Originally from Lithuania but for last 14 years living in Ireland. I am mom of 2 boys, have own business and also part time model. I modelling started few years ago so I modelling for more lime hobby. At present I am Mrs Ireland 2014 and 2nd runner up at Top Model UK 2014. I have busy life but I enjoy every moment of it.

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Shardul Pandey Talks To Stefi Susanna

I welcome you Stefi at SANGKRIT.net, please tell our netizens about yourself.

I used to work at a small local alternative clothes store. That was a great environment to get to see and try out many different kinds of alternative clothing. During my time there I grew to love this type of clothing and after several years of finding my own style I decided I wanted to try out some modelling. I am especially fond of PVC and latex, and those have been central themes in my previous photoshoots (and hopefully in the future too). Quite easily I found several photographers who were interested in working with me, and basically that is where I am now. I had enough photo shoots to found my own social media site (Facebook only so far), and I feel that it has gotten a really good start already too. I’m very much looking forward to whatever new modelling opportunities the internet social networking may bring! It will take some time of course, but I’m actively updating new photos and promoting myself to all the suitable directions. I should mention also that I am participating in an alternative modelling competition here in Helsinki, called Rock Model of the Year 2014. I am in the semifinals, the finals are coming up shortly and I’m really excited about that.

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Shardul Pandey Talks To Désirée Wilfert

My name is Désirée Wilfert, I am 25 years old and I work as a Tattoomodel for the Austrian model agency TattooModels.at since September 2013. Everything has begun when I decided to ask a photographer to make some professional pictures of me for private use, but then I realized that I didn´t only want to do this for fun but also professionally.

Then I discovered TattooModels. This model agency was the perfect choice for me, because they do not only work with professional models, who already did a lot of jobs, but also with people like me, who want to learn how to do modeling professionally, as they often prefer people with character and charisma than “size zero”.

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Shardul Pandey Talks To Prashant Sharma, Founder Of First Personality, Chain Of Franchised Personality Development Centres

PRASHANT SHARMAI welcome you Prashant at SANGKRIT.net, please tell our netizens about yourself.

I used to be a very shy student and hated public speaking. I had great fear of elocution and had stage fright. I was very hesitant when dealing with the opposite sex and had few friends. However, in my second year of college my mother enrolled me in the prestigious Nazareth’s Speakers Academy, Mumbai, where I excelled due to the excellent training and guidance of the trainers and obtained a First Prize Diploma in Public Speaking. I then did my B.com from the Sydenham College, Mumbai. Upon completion of my Masters in Hospitality Management from the University of Massachusetts, USA, I returned to India to be part of the Indian post-liberalization story. Exciting times! My first job with the Taj Group of Hotels as Lobby Manager, which made me realize the disparity between the soft skills of the average Indian vis-a-vis the people in the West. This is because our education system is text book based on rote learning, whereas the education in the USA was so much more practical and presentation based. That’s why we Indians lack soft skills, especially public speaking skills.

I predicted that this lack of communication skills, specifically- speaking skills would be a great hindrance to the employability of our Indian graduates and soon founded a company called The Winners Group in 1996, a personality development training company. This laid the foundation for what today is known as First Personality. I conducted my first training program over seventeen years ago when I was invited by the New Delhi YMCA to lead a course of Public Speaking and Effective Communication. The Times of India too has recognised this achievement.

With over 18 years experience as an edupreneur, facilitator, master of ceremonies and motivator, I have extensive expertise in mentoring leaders, inspiring professionals and helping people realize their true potential.

Recognizing that individuals of all ages in Tier II, III and IV cities around the country have no options to develop their soft skills or access to good training, I am currently setting up a chain of affordable, high quality soft skills training centres for the masses around the country, the first of which opened in Kanpur in July 2013. Currently we have centres in Gurgaon, Kanpur and Meerut and more franchised centres are in the offing.

Tell us more about firstpersonality.com? How it works?

We believe that the ability to impress and influence others is not in-born. This ability can be acquired by developing soft skills which are the foundation for Personality Development. Softs kills like all skills are imparted by us through our organized training coupled with practice. No boring theory! No wasted time. Our proven training modules coupled with practice will enable you to develop a dynamic Personality. You will learn to influence others with ease, confidence and poise. It doesn’t matter which language you are comfortable with. In our programs, people from all vocations and all ages can be trained to acquire soft skills in any setting: whether academic, social or professional. What you learn, you apply immediately, and keep for Life ! It’s a fact that soft skills contribute 85% to a person’s success. Technical skills contribute only 15%! We help you acquire these all-important soft skills to positively change your life!

How masses can join-in your training program?

We have programs for everyone and everybody. But instead of a `one-size-fits-all’ approach, we have specialized, structured, short term courses which are customized for each target market and segment. This ensures that the programs are relevant without wastage of time or money. Our programs are:

Program Name Nature Target Group
Life Success -Main Advance Personality Development Program: Age 17-22 years
Life Success -Foundation Basic Personality Development Program: Age 17-22 years
Campus Champ Employability – College Program Graduates
First Step-Little Champs School Program Class I to V
First Step-Young Dynamos School Program Class VI to VIII
First Step-Seniors School Program Class IX to XII
Super Step- Little Champs After School Program Class I to V
Super Step- Young Dynamos After School Program Class VI to VIII
Super Step- Seniors After School Program Class IX to XII
Winners Camp- Little Champs Vacation Program Class I to V
Winners Camp- Young Dynamos Vacation Program Class VI to VIII
Winners Camp- Seniors Vacation Program Class IX to XII
Pinnacle Corporate-First Corporate Training Junior Executives
Pinnacle Corporate-Pro Corporate Training Managers
Pinnacle Corporate-Board Corporate Training Senior Managers
First Achiever Corporate Training Employers & Entrepreneurs
Perfect Diva Finishing School Ladies & Housewives
Platinum Alliance Finishing School Prospective brides & bridegrooms
English First-Basic English – Basic Anyone
English First-Intermediate English – Intermediate Anyone
English First-Advanced English – Advance Anyone
Speak Easy Public Speaking Anyone

How did you come with its concept? How exactly your idea sparked to register firstpersonality.com and what is the story behind your domain name?

Currently, anyone wishing to improve their soft skills has no choice. They end up going to the sub-standard neighbourhood English speaking institutes who fleece them giving them false promises. Neither their English improves nor their personalities. That’s when I realized that there was a need to bring organized, good quality soft skills training to the masses, which they could use to get ahead in their lives. Courses that people of similar age groups and experiences could take together in a fun-filled, interactive environment by experienced, trained faculty.

We wanted a name that accurately represented the hopes and aspirations of our target audience. Everyone wants to have a dynamic Personality that helps them get ahead and come First in life. Hence First Personality…

How many people got associated for working together on this project?

We take pride in the quality of our instruction and trainers !!! Our faculty and board of Trainers are mentors rather than teachers. These are people that students look upto as role models and consist only of people with at least 7 years+ work experience, corporate professionals and experienced entrepreneurs, armed forces young retirees and academic professionals. Only experts with impeccable spoken English and voice accent skills are chosen, as we believe in Training by Example. Every course has a faculty evaluation done by the participants and we take this evaluation very , very seriously.

How it will improve people’s lives?

Our Mission: First Personality aims to be the number one Personality Development Training Company in India by creating a vast pool of individuals equipped with the soft skills to face the challenges of a globalized economy. These soft skills will enable individuals to succeed by attaining multi-dimensional personalities and acquire life skills to better their lives and their professional careers.

What philosophy drives you doing this?

Our vision: We help people become confident personalities and leaders in their lives, by imparting the best Personality Development Training. We wish to build brand equity by imparting relevant, fun and real world training, so that the ultimate objective of franchising for a profit for all stakeholders can be realized.

What makes your endeavours unique?

At First Personality, our endeavour is simple. To impart corporate-level personality development training to the masses at prices they can afford. To bring soft skills to people who need it most, but don’t have access to corporate training or expensive trainers. Every First Personality centre will be standardized, have the same curriculum, same high quality of experienced faculty, and affordable, corporate level training facilities for students.

We have identified and tested the basic attributes and qualities of a successful personality. We have taken these and formulated a Personal Development Compass, which is used as a guide by the students in their path to leadership and success.

No boring theory! No wasted time! We believe that the training should affect the participant in such a way that it should not appear artificial or `put on’. That’s why we follow the LIFE model i.e. `Learning- Internalization-Feedback-Evaluation’ model, where the qualities and benefits obtained from the programs become part of the person’s basic nature.

Our Training is different from conventional language courses as it works on the assumption that:

  • All individuals have certain qualities wherein they can be trained to increase their Soft- verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
  • Learning is more successful in an experiential format rather than the `chalk and talk’ –teacherstudent traditional method.
  • In this digital age, people are often working and living alone –in relative isolation. For e.g.. migrating away from their homes in search of better job opportunities elsewhere. When given an interactive training experience-whether Outdoor or In-class , a sense of adventure achievement, trust building & bonding develops. This leads to increased motivation and learning.
  • Our training enables people to have shared experiences that serve as important catalyst in their self-discovery process.
  • We have proven that significant, long-lasting learning can be achieved through an intensive, short-term experience.

How other netizens can help you in this regard ?

As education moves on-line and more and more people looking to the net for easy access, First Personality is also ready for the on-line instruction of their programs. The best part is that these soft skills are required by everyone, all age groups, across the world! That’s where our Indian and overseas franchisee based expansion plans fit in. We are looking to open Personality Development and Soft Skill centres all over and are looking for franchisee and expansion partnerships. We currently have centres in Gurgaon, Kanpur and Baroda (just opened). Meerut has been signed up and is scheduled to open within the next month.

Any future plans? Are you working on some other projects also ?

We have envisioned our future projects as Vision 2015:

Ø To have our courses authorized & certified by a reputed University in India. The process has already been initiated.

Ø To launch several job oriented programs that are more relevant to the industry demands & help promise 100% placements.

Ø To collaborate with agencies like NSDC and contribute in the skills development mission of India.

What is your ultimate message for netizens?

It’s never too late for self improvement. Whatever you do, whatever your age is, don’t feel the time has passed to learn something new, to do something you have not done before. Each day is a new day and those who don’t spend at least 1 hour on self improvement and self help every day will left behind.

Shardul Pandey Talks To Kevin Gleizes

Kevin Gleizes 6I welcome you Kevin at SANGKRIT.net, please tell our netizens about yourself, your story.

Traveling the world, learning about the cultures, riding new spots and meeting new riders is Kevin’s passion since his younger age. He has been moving to a lot of different countries, but he has always managed to stay by the water…

After many years competing in windsurfing, he discovered the fun of Kiteboarding while living in Australia. Kevin realized the potential of this new sport right away and got hooked. Since then he has been sharing his passion with others, and along the way, talking to other riders, he quickly realized than certain needs weren’t being met by the industry…

So with lots of dedication and support of his community, He took the initiative to develop his own products with three things in mind: innovative, reliable and affordable gear for everyone… And so Kustom Kite was born !

Looking at the succes of Kustom Kite and always willing to do more, The waterman decided in 2013 to work on Paddleboarding products as well . Living in beautiful Miami Beach, surrounded by water all around, it was very important for him to work on an innovative way to “paddle in town”… The goal was to be able to fit all the gear in a backpack to avoid driving a car or having to store a big board in the living room ! Claudia brought the fitness side of it and helped with the idea to develop a board women could carry, set up and have fun with easily. From there, They created the Kustom Paddle ;-)

Kiteboarding, Kitesurfing, Paddleboarding, Kevin wouldn’t have ever dreamt that one day he would be able to ride, enjoy and share his passions everyday !

How is Kitesurfing compare to other watersports such as surfing and windsurfing – Why is it similar and why is it different?

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Kitesurfing is most likely an extension of Surfing or Wind Surfing. It’s very similar in sense of all these sports are about having fun and playing with the elements. Kitesurfing has this “3D” aspect, during and windsurfing are all about carving and speed but it’s pretty much horizontal motion. Kitesurfing is giving the the option to have this “third dimension” and fly !

How would you describe the profile of a typical pro kitesurfer?

All riders are the same at the end. They are all extremely passionate and can travel and wait for days and months the perfect conditions. They are crazy for their passion !

Kitesurfing looks tricky and so difficult… Do you have to be stronger and fit to kite?

Kitesurfing is of course an extreme sport, if you don’t want to get your hair wet, then you better stick at soccer ! However, it is becoming extremely accessible and a lot more secure within the years. pretty much everybody can try as long as they go step by step with professional instruction. The gear are now very safe and user friendly and it is not necessary reserve to strong or fit people since the power from the kite comes directly to your harness and the rider can choose to get power from the kite pulling or pushing the control bar. The latest kites are offering excellent de-power system and are very stable to make kitesurfing an awesome experience for everyone.

What lessonstips would you recommend to beginners?

Every beginner should go thru a complete learning process with professional instructions. It doesn’t matter if you have been windsurfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, sailing or other similar sports ! You will have to go step by step with the essential basics to become a safe kitesurfer for yourself but also for the people around you.

For sure, if you have board sports experience you will certainly learn faster but at any case it will be a substitution to kitesurfing lessons.

Any warnings for anyone looking to dive into theKitesurfing world?

It is insanely addictive ;-)

Which body part should be looked after when exercising this sport?

Kitesurfing is not necessarily pushing your body to hard if you are cruising and simply enjoying gliding on the water… However it may become demanding for your knees for example when starting jumping. People with sensible articulations or previous issues may want to use a brace to prevent bigger injuries.

What are your favorite kitesurfing spots?

Cap Est ! My Home Spot In Martinique ;-)

From your personal experience what are the best Kitesurfing spots for a newbie looking to get enough kitesurf time while enjoy his holidays?

There is several spots extremely beginners friendly pretty much everywhere. The most important is to feel good with your instructor. You want to feel safe, able to ask question, repeat what you did not completely understand. Of course you want to go to a place where the wind will be constant for a faster progression.

The Caribbean has amazing spots, Brazil is very popular as well since it’s very windy. But I also like the Canaries islands …

How do you learn new trix? What are you working on now?

To learn new trix you have to spend a lot of time in the water and try ! that’s the only way to go !!! A good analyze and learning about each techniques is important prior getting in the water, but once you get it? Get out there and go for it until it comes naturally.

What style of riding do you prefer? And which styles do you ride?

I am a big fan a hooked style and big air. All about staying attached to your kite with your harness and use the complete power of your kite to fly as long as possible. I’m definitely looking at learning more from the experts in this kite style at every session !
I think it’s more entertaining for the public and very cool to watch ! You can check some videos of my idol Toby Braeuer. And more info about “Strictly Hooked” on website : www.airstyle.tv. Another great rider “Old School” rider is Tom Hebert from New Caledonnia. Tom has an amazing “New Cal Style”.

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What do you love most about kitesurfing?

The freedom ! You can go anywhere or almost, pump a kite and go enjoy amazing spots and natural spaces … It’s just you and the elements !

In your opinion what does the future hold for Kitesurfing?

A lot of great thing ! Many companies in the industry are working on new concepts to ride better and easier with less wind. It’s becoming more popular in the USA as well which is great for the development if the sport.
I believe in a new “Freestyle” attitude, with a lot more hooked style and I hope new competitions and challenges around this discipline.

Likewise you are also an Internet Entrepreneur, so how much time you spend working on your website?

We are actually spending a lot of time now since we just launched a new website : www.Kustomcompanies.com which is now hosting www.kustomkite.com and www.kustompaddle.com !

What is the story behind your domain name and the name of your company?

Kustom : Because we develop the gear you want to ride, specially adapted to your style (custom) and the “K” was the way to make it old school.

What is your business philosophy? 

The “Kustom” philosophy is to provide products which will give 100% satisfaction to their users providing them products developed from feedbacks coming from any levels of riders to make it what you want to ride !

Is there any more projects you are currently working on?

Yes ! I am working on a very special design never seen before for an inflatable paddle board ! I can’t say much for now, but it will be released soon !

What is your ultimate message for netizens?

I invite everyone which is looking on having a lot fun in the water to get info about kiteboarding lessons and start a new amazing lifestyle, playing with the natural elements !!!

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Shardul Pandey Talks To Claudia Romani

Claudia Romani is a supermodel. She has appeared on covers of popular magazines like Cosmopolitan, GQ and Maxim etc. In 2006 she was voted one of the 100 Sexiest Women in the World by FHM Denmark. Now a days she is based in Miami, Florida. Claudia has appeared on commercials for Samsung, Toyota, and Ford. In the Latin market she has appeared in shows like Noche de Perros and Despierta America. She is also the official model on the TV show Esta Noche Tu Night on Mega TV.

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Shardul Pandey Talks To Barbara Zatler

Barbara Zatler is an international celebrity. She is a supermodel, film actress and a well know media personality. Barbara was nominated in Euroman magazine, which is the biggest lifestyle magazine in Denmark, where she was nominated as one of ten remarkable people in Denmark 2010. She was featured in various popular magazines like GQ, Maxim, FHM etc.  She is also one of the sexiest women in the world according to FHM magazine in 2012.

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Shardul Pandey Talks To Gaurav, Shreyas & Atul (Team Techtraverse)

I welcome you all at SANGKRIT.net, please tell our netizens about yourself.

We are 3 friends who are running this website, Techtraverse.com. I am answering on behalf of all 3 of us. Our names, as mentioned on the About Us page of website are, Shreyas Kumbhojkar, Atul Baikar and myself. These 2 guys are new to the field of blogging or content management. But I suggest, don’t judge them by their experience, judge them by their work. These guys are brilliant for someone who have recently started blogging.

Shardul Pandey Talks To Gaurav, Shreyas & Atul (Team Techtraverse)

Now answer to your question. I started writing for different websites as a freelancer 4 years back. I was getting to know how things works. Then I started my own team of writers. We used to work on different website projects where I came across TheGeeksClub.com. The owner of website, Nitin Agarwal, was very helpful person who actually introduced me first to WordPress. After working for a year there, I decided to start a website of my own. Fortunately, Shreyas and Atul, being new to writing, were ready to contribute. Later it turned out that they both are actually pretty good with this stuff. Shreyas takes care of social network sharing and other management stuff. Atul is more about writing and managing financial side of website. I focus more on suggesting topics and assigning them to writers. All three of us contribute to website via writing as the time permits.

What is the story behind your domain name and the name of your website?

When you are trying to promote a website, it’s the name that actually tells reader about what is actually website about. And therefore we decided that our first choice will be a name with word “tech” in it. We went through many different combinations but some of them were either not available were not catchy enough. Then the word “explore” came up and to make it sound somewhat different we decided to stick with word “traverse” , which stands for navigate. So we help you explore and navigate through world of technologies.

What is your business philosophy?

We all know that blogging has become one of the sources these days to earn money. We started with the mindset of earning money and having something of our own. But, now we are more focused on providing something different and qualitative content to users that is not available on usual tech blogs. Our posts like “10 Kickstarter projects that were cool but couldn’t survive” or “DuckDuckGo” proves my point. Also, we were one of the first few websites to talk about Smartshoe designed by an Indian techie. We were in it for money but now our focus is qualitative content.

What efforts you do for driving traffic and building your readership?

First two months are always the hardest. You have to index your websites, select a theme, make it readable. As most of the blogs, we are relied on social networking sites and blog directories.

What makes your endeavors unique on Internet?

Our promise to provide content that is not “usual”. If you go through our website, you will find that we are not concentrating on gadget or app reviews but informational content.

Is there any more projects you are currently working?

We are having consistent page view count and which is in good figures. Thus, we know we have a reader base now. We are planning to start a forum where users can interact with each other.

Tell us something about your city and your favorite hangout spots there?

We all are from Kalyan-Dombivli region in Maharashtra. We are located 50 kms from Mumbai. I am currently pursuing my Master’s in Computer Science from Umass Dartmouth and thus staying in US.

What is your ultimate message for netizens?

My message for netizens is based on one mantra – ‘stay update’. Technology is a field where daily something new is getting invented. Fortunately, we have means of Internet that help us gain information from various sources. We are trying to be one of those source. I am not stating that completely rely on us for updates but make sure you have something that will help you do. Because these days Information is everything. Technology has become integral part of our professional as well as personal lives. Not only technology enthusiasts but even non-tech people benefit from technology. S just ‘stay update’ and you will be fine.