Inauguration of Shrujan – A SIOM Initiative (Start-up Cell):

“SHRUJAN- a SIOM initiative” startup cell which will make an attempt at inclining students toward being self-sufficient by harnessing and creating budding entrepreneur thoughts through various activities, was inaugurated.

The Alumni Mentors who constituted the panel were Mr. Sangram Kadam, Rajeev Manjrekar, Shraddha Patil, Mr. Tarak Rindani, Satish Kataria, Deepti Chandrachud, Mr. Nihar Laddha, Mr. Sohan Kabade. Mr. Sangram Kadam took charge of the panel and panel members started their discussion on entrepreneurship, innovation and start-ups.

They motivated students by saying “people who don’t have goals works for the people who have them” so be ambitions to solve problem , be self owned, think out of box ,break fear, have trust and patience on the journey.



“Contemporary Issues of Corporate Finance”.

Sinhgad Institute of Management “SIOM” is organizing a State level Seminar under QIP of SPPU for two days on 19TH & 20TH January 2017 on “Contemporary Issues of Corporate Finance”.
We invite you to be a part of this Seminar and grace the occasion with your presence.

There is no registration charges, please contact Dr. R. K. Singhal on

Courteous Expressions? by Dr Sadhana Choukkar

Courteous Expressions?

In addition to expressing and communicating about Reality, language can superimpose or create reality. It can also imply or add to reality. Along with the explicit message there is a constant interplay of message due to sub text and Meta effects of the words or short forms used. The SMS culture has promoted the usage of short forms [abbreviations – both standard and non-standard] like never before.

It always helps to edit what one want to express especially in the written mode where, punctuations if misplaced are noticeable, and can alter or distort meaning. One has to be even more careful while using short forms and Acronyms when dealing with emotional response or empathic expressions.

For instance, even w.r.t. Whatsapp chats when people get into expressing empathic response or social courtesies, people freely, casually and usually use short form like R I P preceded or followed by the name of the person you are sending condolences to, but inadvertently miss the target almost implying that his very soul rest in peace – like R I P xyz or XYZ R I P or mere R I P. Sometimes event he spelling is carelessly misspelt as piece for peace. Time and again I’ve had to send subtle reminders off Whatsapp.

What about – Tnx, Thnx, T.C., GM or B’day which are all expressions of emotion, how genuine do they sound as short forms. I’ve wondered how much time do you think it takes for the sender to communicate his feeling earnestly? Let’s not reduce these emotion backed epithets to mere formalities devoid of emotion. Interpersonal skills are not just about communication exchanges but message transaction with Humans for Humanity.


by Dr Sadhana Choukkar

Malthusian Theory revisited: by Samita

Malthusian Theory revisited:

“Thomas Robert Malthus studied the relationship between food production and population growth in 19th century. According to him food production increases at a uniform rate i.e 2,4, 6, 8…so on, while population grows exponentially i.e 2,4,8,16…so on. So to balance the burden of population nature implements “positive checks” like disease, flood, famines etc. Nature does not spare the innocent people. Malthus suggested “Preventive checks” i.e actions implemented by people to avoid contribution in population, which are better than the positive checks. Since First Five Year Plan India implemented population controlling programmes to reduce the burden on economy. Presently India’s annual population growth rate is 1.2%. If we examine the natural disasters like flood, famine, tsunami, cyclone occurred in India in past few years, we come to the conclusion that the still the ‘Positive checks’ are more stronger than ‘Preventive checks’ to control the population growth in India.”

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TRUMP Trumps Hillary’s Ace by Sadhana Choukkar

TRUMP Trumps Hillary’s Ace

Some inferences:

This is solely the writer’s point of view (not read about any of the analysis so far available post-election). Though much is made of the language used by Trump in keeping with the linguistic elements peculiar to each state as conveyed through “whatsapp” forwards, it is his Will to fight against terrorism and keeping a check on immigrants that won him votes. The larger majority shares similar concerns and don’t really care about Hillary’s broad minded all accommodating approach.

How did he manage this? It’s no surprise if you relook at the recent US election stories – President George Bush won his second term on the basis of the Hunting Metaphors he used to contain terrorism. If one recalls the language he dwelt on, it clearly communicated a merciless and ruthless flushing out of terrorists – “Smoke them out”….. “Hunt them down”…. and the like, which is what got him elected as the President for the 2nd term.

Next descended Obama, who was a change they waited for __ a much younger leader, who could start afresh, and knew too well that personal safety on the physical premise is very dear and close to everyone’s heart. In every speech that he made, he ensured they heard about his zero tolerance for terrorism.

At the end of his first term when he masterminded the military operation to eliminate Bin Laden, he won people’s confidence and had an easy victory in the 2nd term.

Now, in the current US election I don’t think Trump was voted so much for a sense or feel of change but for the zero tolerance he repeatedly voiced for terrorism, which really didn’t find a prominent place on Hillary’s Agenda. This is how Trump struck the right note, by perfectly matching people’s crucial personal priority of physical safety and security.


Sadhana Choukkar