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IAS Landmark - November 2013

  1. 1. landmark official publication of indo-american society President: Mr. sanjog parab Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year november 2013
  2. 2. President Speak WARM GREETINGS! Respected members, I am very happy to inform you that I have been elected as the 40th President of The Indo-American Society for the year, 2013-14. I am qualified as an Advocate since 1984 and am practicing as a Counsel since the past 15 years, and specializing in Corporate based, Criminal Law. In the course of my, professional services I am advising and representing HSBC and the Bombay Stock Exchange, as their Senior Legal Counsel. I am also the Counsel for Bombay House and other Group Companies. I am actively associated with the Bombay Chamber of Commerce, as well as the IMC. I am an active crusader against video, audio and digital piracy and therefore, deal with IPR related issues, which includes, servicing of the pharma and music industries. I am a member of The Bombay Presidency Golf Club Ltd. Besides IAS, I was the Secretary, Legal Committee and currently am the Secretary, Estate Committee of The Cricket Club of India and a Member of the Managing Committee of The Western India Automobile Association. With the privilege bestowed upon me as the President, my objectives are firstly, to widen the scope of the Educational courses, which forms the core revenue for our Society. Keeping this in mind we are proposing to introduce various new courses, for imparting training in foreign languages such as French, German, Mandarin etc. Through our faculty tie-up we are also offering services to students who are planning to pursue their higher studies in USA and our faculty member helps them and guides them for selecting the appropriate university. The faculty also provides highly personalized student and parent counseling sessions and further also to provide excellent coaching for SAT, GRE, TOEFL, IELTS and GMAT. I have planned to organize interactive meetings for the students, entrepreneurs and for the IAS members, inviting top officials from top corporates, public and eminent figures, career consultants, who focus primarily on the American Universities, American citizens, as well as Government departments which will help them build their net working. A series of medical lectures are also arranged for the awareness to combat day to day, stress and short comings. We will also focus reviewing the US exchange programe for the students with proactive support from the U.S. Consulate. On the revenue front, workshops, seminars training program are being conducted to augment the income. I look forward to the unequivocal support and cooperation from IAS members and my Executive members for achieving my goals to pitch the success of the Indo-American Society at higher levels. Sanjog Parab 40th President, Indo-American Society Office Bearers 2013-14 Mr. Sunil Merchant Vice – President & Chairman, Administration Committee Member of IAS since 18 years Mr. Daksesh Parikh Vice – President & Chairman, Corporate Relations and Publication Committee Member of IAS since 4 years Mr. Arjun Bulchandani Hon. Treasurer & Chairman, Finance Committee Member of IAS since 17 years Mr. Rusi B. Khambatta Jt. Hon. Secretary Member of IAS since 39 years Mrs. Jayshree Sampat Jt. Hon. Secretary & Chairperson, Membership Committee Member of IAS since 19 years Landmark | Indo-American Society 3
  3. 3. Executive Committee Members 2013-14 President Co-opted Member Mr. Sanjog S. Parab Mr. Arjun Bulchandani President & Chairman, Legal Affairs & Constitutional Committee Vice Presidents Mr. Sunil Merchant Mr. Daksesh Parikh Hon. Treasurer & Chairman, Finance Committee Mr. Sunil Merchant Vice President & Chairman, Administration Committee Mrs. Asha Vakil Chairperson, Programmes Committee Special Invitees EC Members Mr. Shamsunder Aggarwal Mr. Viraf Chiniwala Ms. Vimla Dalal Past President Past President Mr. Ajitkumar Desai Chairman, Fund Raising Committee Mr. Uttam Jain Chairman, Sponsorship Committee Mr. Rusi B. Khambatta Jt. Hon. Secretary Mr. Sriram Narhari Handur Kulkarni Dr. Subodh Kulkarni Chairman, Academics and Website Committee Mrs. Veera Mundroina Mrs. Prabha Narayan Mr. C. S. Parameshwar Chairman, Publicity Committee Mr. Daksesh Parikh Chairman, Corporate Relations & Publications Committee Dr. Gurukumar B. Parulkar Chairman, Medical Programs Committee Mrs. Jayshree P. Sampat Jt. Hon. Secretary & Chairperson, Membership Committee Mr. K. V. Satyamurty Mr. Pramod S. Shah Chairman, Economic Affairs Committee Mr. C. Tatapudy 4 Landmark | Indo-American Society Dr. Vijay Khole Dr. Kulin Kothari Mr. Pradip Madhavji Past President Prof. (Dr.) Suhas Pednekar Mr. Vinod Parekh Dr. (Mrs.) Indu Shahani Mrs. Usha Shroff Prof. Rupa Shah Mr. Prabodh Thakker Permanent Invitees Mr. Peter Haas Consul General, US Consulate General, Mumbai Mr. Philip Roskamp Public Affairs Officer, US Consulate General, Mumbai Immediate Past President Mr. Dilip Dalal Past Presidents Mr. Manoj Gursahani Mr. Snehal Muzoomdar Chairman, Special Events (Cultural) Committee Dr. V. Rangaraj Chairman, Consulate Co-ordination and Education Committee
  4. 4. Recent Programmes Dr. Dinesh Daftary addressing on ‘Oral Cancers – Research Insights & Need for Action’ held on September 3, 2013 L-R: Mrs. Jayshree Sampat, Mrs. Daftary, Dr. D. Daftary, Mr. Rusi B. Khambatta, President Mr. Dilip Dalal, Mr. Pramod Shah, Dr. Subodh Kulkarni, Mr. Vinod Parekh, Secretary General Mrs. Kiran Kamath Mr. Sunil Parekh speaking on the topic ‘Unleashing the Power within for Personal & Professional Success’ on October 8, 2013 Members at a workshop L-R: President Mr. Sanjog Parab, Medical Committee Chairman, Dr. G. B. Parulkar, Dr. Rohini Samant, Dr. Zinobia Madan & Mr. Rusi B. Khambatta at the lecture on ‘Diagnosis, Investigations & Management of Common Disorders Affecting the Joints’ held on October 17, 2013 6 Landmark | Indo-American Society
  5. 5. Recent Programmes Mr. Manish Bansal addressing the audience on ‘Visionary Emerging Corporates/SMEs – Strategies for Getting to the Next Level’ held on October 18, 2013 L-R: Dr. Subodh Kulkarni, Mr. Manish Bansal, Mr. Daksesh Parikh, Mr. Pramod Shah, Mr. Gavrav Gupta & Mrs. Kiran Kamath L-R: Ms. Nandita Store, Mr. Biren Sampat, Mrs. Kiran Kamath & President Mr. Sanjog Parab at the event ‘The Art of Living Mind Matters Session’ held on November 13, 2013 President Mr. Sanjog Parab presenting a memento to Attorney David Nachman at the event ‘Update on US Immigration Law & Visas, Comprehensive Immigration Reform & Legislative Administrative Update; held on November 21, 2013 L-R: Mrs. Joy & Mr David Nachman, Mrs. Sangeeta Dave, Mrs. Asha Vakil, Mrs. Kiran Kamath & Mr. Pramod Shah Landmark | Indo-American Society 7
  6. 6. Recent Programmes Mr. Julio F. Ribeiro delivering a talk on ‘Good Governance & the Rule of Law’ on November 29, 2013 at Indo-American Society IAS Members with Mr. Julio F. Ribeiro
  7. 7. Kudos Dr. Suhas Pednekar honoured with national level ‘Best Chemistry Teacher Award’ Tata Chemicals Limited, a renowned Tata Group company, in association with the Association of Chemistry Teachers, Royal Society of Chemistry, the Confederation of Indian Industry and Godrej honours the outstanding Chemistry teachers with highly coveted national level ‘Best Chemistry Teacher Award’. This year, Dr Suhas Pednekar, Principal of Ruia College and a highly respected name in the field of higher education has been honoured with this award. Hon. Shri Kapil Sibal, Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology has bestowed this award upon Dr Pednekar at ceremony held in New Delhi. The award is given in the form of a Citation and award money of Rs 50,000/-. Mr Sanjeev Lal, Vice President, Corporate Projects, Tata Chemicals and other dignitaries were also present at the function. This is indeed a well deserved honour of an extremely devoted teacher and an exemplary academician who believes in development of education at all levels and for all levels. Dr Pednekar was recently been awarded with the ‘Best Teacher Award’ by the Government of Maharashtra in September 2012. Dr Pednekar, as the Principal of highly respected Ramnarain Ruia College, has been striving for all-round development of the college. Apart from this, as visionary educationist, he has been actively contributing for development of the education sector as the Member of Committees formed by various bodies such as UGC, Planning Commission, Government of Maharashtra, University of Mumbai, etc. His contribution as L-R: Past President Ms. Vimla Dalal, Dr. V. Rangaraj, Prof. Dr. Suhas Pednekar & President Mr. Sanjog Parab Dr. Pednekar (left) receiving the award from Kapil Sibal, Minister of Communication & Information Technology and Sanjiv Lal, Vice President, Corporate Projects Tata Chemicals. In the background Dr. S. S. Mantha, AICTE Chairman the Member of the recently formed Committee for Revision of Maharashtra University Act by the Government of Maharashtra is remarkable. The Indo-American Society Executive Committee Members honoured Dr. Suhas Pednekar by felicitating with a bouquet, a shawl & a memento for Dr. Pednekar’s recent achievement. Executive Committee Members with Dr. Suhas Pednekar Landmark | Indo-American Society 9
  8. 8. Kudos Jiyo Parsi Dr. Zinobia Madan needs no introduction to members of IAS. Along with Dr Parulkar, Dr. Madan is actively involved in getting medical professionals to deliver lectures. Recently she has been appointed as a Director to spear-head a four year initiative of correcting infertility in Parsis, called Jiyo Parsis, the scheme was launched by K. Rahaman Khan, Ministry of Minority Affairs to increase the dwindling population of the Parsi community in India. The Parsi community which has made handsome contribution in diverse fields including business, medicine, law, industry, music and arts is facing a real threat of extinction. APPEAL TO THE MEMBERS As per the 2001 census data there are only 69600 Parsis in India. The total population worldwide is 100,000. Estimates based on a 12 per cent decline per decade forecasts the population to dwindle to 36730 Parsis by 2050 and 19182 Parsis by the end of this century. The government has sanctioned an amount of Rs.10 crore for Jiyo Parsi scheme. This is in fact probably for the first time that the government has launched a scheme to increase population. Most of the time it is involved in cutting down the exploding population growth ! 10 The Payment of Annual Membership Fee for the Year 2013-2014, From September to October Dear Members, • The IAS thanks it Members who have paid their Membership Fee for the current financial year (2013-14) • The IAS request those who have not yet paid their membership fee, to make the payment as soon as possible but preferably before 15th December 2013 on the basis of letter already sent to you. • We look forward to receiving your renewal and giving us the opportunity to continue to serve you. • Any changes in your email ID, please send the same to below mentioned email id. For more information pl. contact: Mrs. Shobha Shetty, Programme-Asst, Membership Indo-American Society, Kitab Mahal, 5 D, Sukhadwala Marg, Fort, Mumbai 400 001 Tel: 22074882/3, 22004769 Email: Landmark | Indo-American Society
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  10. 10. Education Technology & Education Ninad Karpe, MD & CEO, Aptech and the current CII Chairman, Maharashtra State Council talks to Landmark on how technology can be used to further the spread of education in India. Ninad Karpe Technology is a big leveller. How can it be used to tackle some of the challenges faced in the education sector? How can mobiles be used for reaching out to a wider audience ? Technology can be used in multiple ways and at different target audience. From “low cost, high value” mobile education to “high definition” video lectures, technology can play a key role in expanding the coverage of Education. New technologies like CLOUD can ensure that a student can absorb education at his time, place and convenience. In India, it will be particularly more relevant as we look at an inclusive model of education, reaching out to the economically and socially disadvantaged. Today, around 13% of mobile phones are smart phones. These smart phones are amenable to delivery and consumption of m-education. There are a couple of trends which suggest that m-education will revolutionize education in India -- increasing adoption of smart phones, increasing mobile content, price reduction in mobile phones. Mobile technology is moving at a rapid pace and in future, mobile phones will be used as a preferred tool to absorb education nuggets. Can technology improve the teacher-student ratio in a meaningful manner ? Yes, it can improve in a “virtual” sense. Lectures of expert teachers can now be leveraged by the use of technology to reach out to a larger audience. Given the huge shortage of good teachers, lectures of the “star” teachers can be beamed to a much larger audience. Do you foresee virtual class rooms doing away with the need for having more and more physical classrooms for spreading education at the primary levels ? In each region of India, there is a different maturity level of technology and there will always be technology leaders in urban centers, where virtual classrooms will become a reality sooner than the other countries. Keeping the basics unchanged do you feel educations can be customized to local regions. Yes, it needs to have a local flavor and context if education seeks to connect with each and every student. Is the Maharashtra government receptive to usage of technology to promote education ? Yes, Maharashtra government is receptive in many ways -setting up computer based classes, digitization of content in Marathi language, etc. 12 Landmark | Indo-American Society
  11. 11. Workshop One-day workshop on ‘Reception Cum Customer Service Skills’ By Ms. Homai Mehta Held on Friday, November 29, 2013 at West End Hotel, Mumbai. Participants at the One-day Workshop Landmark | Indo-American Society 13
  12. 12. Indo-US Relations Who Was Haym Solomon? Read this fascinating history of the $1 bill all the way to the bottom to know about Haym Solomon. You may be in for quite a surprise! If you look at the right-hand circle, and check it carefully, you will learn that it is on every National Cemetery in the United States . It is also on the Parade of Flags Walkway at the Bushnell, Florida National Cemetery , and is the centerpiece of most heroes’ monuments. Slightly modified, it is the seal of the President of the United States , and it is always visible whenever he speaks, yet very few people know what the symbols mean. On the rear of the One Dollar bill, you will see two circles. Together, they comprise the Great Seal of the United States. The First Continental Congress requested that Benjamin Franklin and a group of men come up with a Seal. It took them four years to accomplish this task and another two years to get it approved. If you look at the left-hand circle, you will see a Pyramid. Notice the face is lighted, and the western side is dark. This country was just beginning. We had not begun to explore the west or decided what we could do for Western Civilization. The Pyramid is uncapped, again signifying that we were not even close to being finished. Inside the Capstone you have the all-seeing eye, an ancient symbol for divinity. It was Franklin ‘s belief that one man couldn’t do it alone, but a group of men, with the help of God, could do anything. ’IN GOD WE TRUST’ is on this currency. The Latin above the pyramid, ANNUIT COEPTIS, means, ‘God has favored our undertaking.’ The Bald Eagle was selected as a symbol for victory for two reasons: First, he is not afraid of a storm; he is strong, and he is smart enough to soar above it. Secondly, he wears no material crown. We had just broken from the King of England . Also, notice the shield is unsupported. This country can now stand on its own. At the top of that shield there is a white bar signifying congress, a unifying factor. We were coming together as one nation. In the Eagle’s beak you will read, ‘ E PLURIBUS UNUM’ meaning, ‘from many - one.’ Above the Eagle, we have the thirteen stars, representing the thirteen original colonies, and any clouds of misunderstanding rolling away Again, we were coming together as one. Notice what the Eagle holds in his talons. He holds an olive branch and arrows. This country wants peace, but we will never be afraid to fight to preserve peace. The Eagle always wants to face the olive branch, but in time of war, his gaze turns toward the arrows. The Latin below the pyramid, NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM, means, ‘a new order has begun.’ An (untrue) old-fashioned belief saysthat the number 13 is an unlucky number. This is almost a worldwide belief. You will almost never see a room numbered 13, or any hotels or motels with a 13th floor. But think about this: At the base of the pyramid is the Roman numeral for 1776. (MDCCLXXVI) America, which relies on God (not a number) to direct and lead, boldly chose: 14 Landmark | Indo-American Society
  13. 13. Indo-US Relations 13 original colonies, This was ordered byGeorge Washington who, when he asked Haym Solomon, a wealthy Philadelphia Jew, what he would like as a personal reward for his services to the Continental Army. Solomon said he wanted nothing for himself, but he would like something for his people.The Star of David was the result. Few people know it was Solomon who saved the Army through his financial contributions... then died a pauper. Haym Solomon gave $25 million to save the Continental Army, money that was sorely needed to help realize America ‘s our-freedom and independence from England . 13 signers of the Declaration of Independence , 13 stripes on our flag, 13 steps on the pyramid, 13 letters in ‘Annuit Coeptis’, 13 letters in ‘ E Pluribus Unum,’ 13 stars above the eagle, 13 bars on that shield, 13 leaves on the olive branch, Therein lies America ‘s Judeo-Christian beginning. 13 fruits, and if you look closely, Most American children do NOT know any of this. 13 arrows. And finally, notice the arrangement of the 13 stars in the right-hand circle. You will see that they are arranged as a Star of David. They are not taught because their history teachers do NOT know this. [They were not taught!] On America ‘s Freedom: Too many veterans gave up too much to let the meaning fade. Many veterans came home to an America that did not care. Too many veterans never came home at all. They served, they died for you and for me. I hope you will share this page with many-so they can learn about the UNITED STATES DOLLAR BILL, and what it stands for. America is at a critical juncture. Let’s do whatever we can to save her while never, ever forgetting: It is God in whom we put our trust! Advertise in LANDMARK Dear Advertiser, Every issue of ‘LANDMARK’ (Indo-American Society’s quarterly magazine), which allows businesses like yours to benefit by grabbing advertising space. Landmark has a huge circulation and readership among elite groups of Society. Call us now, to place advertisements in the next issue, and bring your products and services to the notice of our readers. For more information or to place an AD, Please contact: Ms. Maria Jojo Assistant Secretary, Indo-American Society Kitab Mahal, 5, D Sukhadwala Marg, Fort, Mumbai 400 001. Tel: 2207 4882 /83 Fax: 2207 1831 Email: / LANDMARK ADVERTISING TARIFFS Pages Back Cover Page Front & Back Inside Cover Page Full Page Half Page Quarter Page Size in cms 24 x 19 cm 24 x 19 cm 24 x 19 cm 12 x 19 cm 6 x 19 cm or 12 x 9 cm Rates Rs. 15,000 Rs. 12,000 Rs. 10,000 Rs. 5,000 Rs. 3,000 Note: For a contract of four insertions you will get a discount of 10 % Landmark | Indo-American Society 15
  14. 14. Indo-US Relations The Indo-US relations- Taking it forward Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations recently hosted Nancy Powell, the United States Ambassador to India, in a candid conversation with Zia Mody, Managing Partner of AZB & Partners and T.V Mohandas Pai, Chairperson of the Board of Manipal Global Education Services. The topic concerned the US-Indian relationship and the three pillars on which this partnership rests; growing our bilateral ties, especially with private sector investment and professional and student exchanges; greater cooperation on regional and global priorities; and expanded security cooperation. Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations is a Mumbai based, foreign policy think-tank established in 2009, to engage India’s leading corporations and individuals in debate and scholarship on India’s foreign policy and its role in global affairs. Ambassador Powell discussed the greater potential in the bilateral and the large number of dialogues already in progress. The possibility of a five-fold increase in bilateral trade, up from the current $100 billion to $500 billion in the next five years, was real, she said. Best Compliments From Deraj Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. Bell Building, Office No. 26, Sir P. M. Road, Mumbai – 400 001 Tel.: 022-22876802 Fax.: 022-22870008, Email: Developing common quality standards for the IT and pharma industries would accelerate that process. The 100,000 plus Indian students in the US and the 3 million-strong Indian diaspora, the latter increasingly in high office, are a strength in the partnership. On the US-India security cooperation, Powell touched on two topics: post 2014 Afghanistan, where India could play a critical role in the processes of an emerging democracy; and the sale of defense equipment by US companies, which could be codeveloped and co-produced in India, under a more simplified regulatory framework. Responding to a question by Mohandas Pai about the changing geopolitics of West Asia due to the discovery of shale gas and oil in the US, and the possibility of a reduced role for the US in global policing, Ambassador Powell conveyed that the United States has “deeper interests in the region beyond oil and petroleum.” Zia Mody candidly brought up the existing pain points in the bilateral, mainly those of nuclear liability, patents and defense equipment. On patents, Ambassador Powell said innovation was the key. For this to flourish, she said, “the free flow of information must not be stifled.” Other topics of interest discussed at the meeting were social issues ranging from public health to climate change, tourism and student exchanges, and India’s role concerning China, Japan and the new US-Iran agreement. Tie ups We have great pleasure to inform that, we have tied up with following restaurants as under:1. Gaylord Restaurants, Churchgate, Mumbai, 10% Discount 2. Copper Chimney, Inox, Nariman Point, and Kalaghoda, Mumbai, outlets, 10% discount. 3. Domino Pizza 20% Discount. 4. Subway in south Mumbai outlets, 10%. 5. Goa Portugesa, 20% Discount all outlets in Mumbai. 6. Dakshin Kinara, 20% Discount in all outlets in Mumbai. 7. Diva Maharashtracha, 20% Discount, in all outlets in Mumbai. 8. Satkar Restaurants, Churchgate, Mumbai 10% Discount. To avail the discounts kindly carry with you IAS Membership card. Look forward to offer you more and more benefits in future. If you need any further information please feel free to contact us. LEADING TECHNOLOGY WITH TIME 16 Landmark | Indo-American Society Kiran Kamath Secretary General INDO-AMERICAN SOCIETY Kitab Mahal, 5, Sukhadwala Marg, Fort, Mumbai - 400 001. Telephones : 2207 4882 / 83, 2200 4769 • Fax : 2207 1831 E-mail : •
  15. 15. Indo-US Relations Opening Opportunities Richard Rothman, the recently retired Trade Commissioner of the United States of America in Mumbai, announced the formation of OpenMind Opportunity Consultancy Pvt. Ltd, the first and only opportunity consultancy in the world. “Because I believe that India is the now the greatest land of opportunity,” said Rothman, “I have decided to launch the world’s first opportunity consultancy in Mumbai.” Rothman served as the U.S. Trade Commissioner in Mumbai for over ten years, and has been visiting India on a regular basis since 1982. OpenMind Opportunity Consultancy has developed a unique process to help companies uncover, recover, and discover opportunities for sustained, profitable, growth. The OpenMind Process is completely sector agnostic. “We have already utilized the OpenMind Process with 25 Indian companies in 25 different sectors, with gratifying results,” said Rothman. “Results have been consistently excellent in every single sector, with companies of all sizes.” “India has transformed itself into one of the world’s most competitive business environments,” said Rothman. “Opportunities are abundant, but companies often lack a methodology to determine which opportunities to focus on for future growth. The OpenMind Process ensures that companies focus on and implement the right opportunities to ensure sustained, profitable, growth.”OpenMind has also created OQ Insight, the most sophisticated tool to measure a company’s Opportunity Quotient, or OQ. “Your OQ score is a crucial indicator of your opportunity management capabilities,” said Rothman. “It measures your company’s current ability to identify and implement the right new opportunities, the ones you must utilize to ensure sustained, profitable, growth.” Landmark | Indo-American Society 17
  16. 16. IAS COURSES Since 1963, IAS has been a pioneer in the field of corporate training and development – Its short-term courses and seminars, in the area of self development, particularly, have enjoyed immeasurable success over the years, Today, its training programs topics as varied as Public Speaking & Communication Skills, Fast Reading & Memory Efficiency, and professional training courses like Photography, and many more- The list is almost endless! IAS training programs are much sought after, by small companies and large conglomerates alike. English Usage & Conversation EXIM The EXIM program helps you become a successful Exporter-Importer. The course focuses on Markets, Business Methods and EXIM Policies, Customs and Cenvat. It is an in-depth informative and practical training program with individual guidance. To date, IAS retains the reputationof being a trail-blazer in the arena of corporate management, skill development in various fields, and selfdevelopment. We offer companies the option of choosing from our various standardized training modules, or going in for customized training programs that meet specific requirements. To help improve English conversation, the course deals with conversational style and grammar. It includes basics of tenses, articles and prepositions; and gives you useful tips to carry out conversations in different circumstances. Advanced English Conversation This course helps to develop greater fluency in language. It teaches the participants correct usage of grammar; helps them to develop vocabulary, and instills confidence for expressing thoughts correctly through sessions of debates, impromptu speech practicing, etc. Personality Development Introducing New Courses • Kids Workshop (Age Group – 7yrs to 11yrs) • Language Courses: French / German / Spanish Workshops at lAS • Secretaries / Administrative Professionals • Reception cum Customer Service Skills The Indo American Society’s Personality Development programme focuses on you—the participant. It helps you understand yourself and work towards a more positive identity, build your self-confidence and learn the art of problem solving. Excellence in Public Speaking & Communication Skills The Public Speaking Course concentrates on developing effective public-speaking skills. It gives you the tools you need to develop the courage to address a large crowd, even with just a basic knowledge of English! Overcome problems with expressing yourself confidently and being understood, and learn how to be an engaging speaker. Fast Reading and Memory Efficiency The programme is ideal for students seeking to increase their learning capacities. This program helps you to become smart in a different way - by using your brainpower to the maximum. Photography This course helps you get the whole picture of photography! It makes you understand and master your camera, its accessories, and learn technique in a systematic and scientific way. it teaches you the basic principles behind capturing creative photographs. • Public Speaking & Communication Skills • Leadership Development • Letter of Credit Corporate Training • English Usage and conversation • Advanced English Conversation • Communication and Presentation Skills • Personality Development and Grooming • Corporate Etiquette and Social Skills For More Details Contact: Indo-American Society Kitab Mahal, 5 D, Sukhadwala Marg Next to New Excelsior Cinema, Fort, Mumbai 400 001 Tel.: 2207 4882/3, 2200 4769 Fax: 2207 1831 Email: Web: INDO-AMERICAN SOCIETY Kitab Mahal, 5, Sukhadwala Marg, Fort, Mumbai - 400 001. Telephones : 2207 4882 / 83, 2200 4769 • Fax : 2207 1831 E-mail : • Editor: Daksesh Parikh Designed & Printed by : Fezisons