The transition from a student to a working professional is often the most difficult situation. The Best Companies to Work For (BT cover, February 6) has provided freshers like me an insight into the flurry of thoughts that flood one's mind before taking up the right job. The cover package unravels the brave new world for employees. Overall, employees seem to be fast catching up with new and innovative companies. And the new motto for them seems to be individual growth.
Srijit Nair, via email
The cover story provides an in-depth analysis of best companies. But the ranking appears biased with IT companies stealing the show. I think there are a few manufacturing firms employees will be happy to work for. However, in today's world, employees in their 30s prefer to have a 60:40 ratio on work-life parameters, and a work environment sans office politics.
Ashok Jayaram, Bangalore
Chindia Rising (BT February 6) offers a brief and not so comprehensive view of the two emerging economic super powers. As a reader, I would have liked to have an insider's view of what are the challenges that both nations need to address to achieve their goals. There are many social, political and environmental challenges for the Asian neighbours.
J.K. Das, Ghaziabad
Planning the future
Montek's Manifesto (BT, February 6) dwells on the problems the Planning Commission faces while implementing its welfare and national development programmes. There is an urgent need to convert the Plan panel into a statutory authority and make it mandatory for all to follow its advice. It is important that Montek Singh Ahluwalia takes into account views of the common man before preparing the 12th Five-Year Plan.
B. Rajasekaran, Bangalore
In the photofeature on alternative occupations (BT, February 6), Dr Jyotika Chhibber's name was misspelt. The error is regretted.