Monday, June 16, 2008


Salaam Asgarbhai,
I read your blog MindMints and to be honest with you I was really very happy to read it. I share similar views as you. I am a Software Engineer [QA], working in S1 Corporation India Pvt Ltd, Pune. I wanted to share with you one very big concern of our young generation as you have mentioned. Of the career path to take. More often than not, our youngsters (both boys and girls) are taking the easy path of the call centre job. Once stuck in this industry, it is very difficult to come out, since the experience here is not valid in any other industry. It is also very easy to slip into the path of drinks & drugs. Lots of cases of Young girls (working night shifts in call centers) from our society running away with out-caste boys has also come to light.

My wife and I had this idea about educating youngsters about various other respectable fields to venture in. I need ideas and a proper way in which I could do this khidmat.

Here are some points where it would be worth receiving ideas from others of our ilk:
1. Counsel boys, who do not have their fathers business to join, regarding various upcoming fields open to them, where they can earn a good & decent livelihood.
2. Counsel girls, who go into call centers (as they say "just for timepass"), regarding other options open to them.
3. Invite successful professionals from various fields to send a description of their profession, the courses / education path to take, the approximate costs involved, the future of that profession, the time involved to learning that skill and then getting a job / starting a business etc.

Any one needing advice on better career options than Call Center jobs, particularly in my field of expertise in Quality Analysis and Networking are free to contact me at

Allah apna Maula and Bawa ne sehat aafiyat ma Qayamat na din tak salamat rakhe. Aamin.
Alhamdo Lillah,

Shabbir Kagalwala.
B4, 503, Bramha Majestic,
NIBM Road, Kondhwa,
Pune 411 048, India.