Top Deejay Headphones

First impressions.

Many years ago, I worked for my parents who own a video production company. Because it is a family business, you inevitably end up wearing many hats and being the czar of many different jobs. I mainly managed projects and worked as a video editor. On production, there were times that I was called on to work as an audio tech and was made to wear headphones on long production days. In those days, having a really good set of headphones that picked up every nuance of sound was essential to making sure the client got what they needed. Many years ago, I worked for my parents who own a video production company. Because it is a family business, you inevitably end up wearing many hats and being the czar of many different jobs. I mainly managed projects and worked as a video editor. On production, there were times that I was called on to work as an audio tech and was made to wear headphones on long production days. In those days, having a really good set of headphones that picked up every nuance of sound was essential to making sure the client got what they needed.

Naturally, my first impression of these headphones is based off of the look of them. They have a classic over-the-ear style that is highlighted by a blue LED light that indicates the power for the noise canceling. The padding on the ear pieces seems adequate for extended usage periods.

They are wired headphones, but the 3.5mm stereo mini-plug cable is detachable. Something else I noticed right of the bat was the very nice carrying case that comes with them. It has a hard plastic exterior with a soft cloth interior that helps to protect the surface of the headphones from scratches. I never truly appreciated cases for headphones until I started carrying them from place-to-place. Now I can’t imagine not having a case.

It’s safe to say that because of my unique professional experiences, I’ve tested out a lot of headphones.

John Williams

A perfect fit.

Once I gave the headphones a thorough once-over exam, I tried them on. As I mentioned, they have a classic over-the-ear style and just looking at them, the padding on the ear pieces seem adequate and the peak of the headband seemed to be a bit lacking, but you don’t really know comfort unless you try on the product. So, I slipped the headphones on and found them to be exquisitely comfortable. In order to test how voices sounded, and the overall art of sound mixing, I pulled up Netflix on my iPad Air 2 and watched a few minutes of a movie to hear all the nuances of the film. None of them were lost. In fact, I ended up hearing sounds that I hadn’t heard before. Echoes…birds chirping…wind blowing through trees…breathing of the characters…it was very impressive what the headphones ended up bringing out for me.


Now that I had the headphones on my head, I was finally ready to plug and play some music. I plugged the provided cable into the jack on the headphones and then the one on my iPhone 6. Then I called up Pandora. I tend to have a very eclectic music purview and have many stations set up for different moods. From John Williams to Fallout Boy, the sound quality of these headphones was remarkable. There is an amazing depth of sound and incredible highs and lows that make listening to music a truly breathtaking experience.

In order to test how voices sounded, and the overall art of sound mixing, I pulled up Netflix on my iPad Air 2 and watched a few minutes of a movie to hear all the nuances of the film. None of them were lost. In fact, I ended up hearing sounds that I hadn’t heard before. Echoes…birds chirping…wind blowing through trees…breathing of the characters…it was very impressive what the headphones ended up bringing out for me.

‘Lights, camera, action.’ The 7th Annual Reward and Recognition Ceremony

It was jaro education’s 7th Annual Reward and Recognition Ceremony, held at the Kohinoor Continental Hotel in Andheri, Mumbai. The Adam and Eve themed revelry, inspired by the film Hum Tum, was quite the different than shows we’ve witnessed in the previous years.

The Reward and Recognition Ceremony is conducted with the purpose of appreciating all the hard working employees; their efforts, their skills, and their level of dedication. Every year, awards are given away; extraordinary employees are felicitated and recognized in front of everyone. And much like every other year, this year was no different when it came to women dressing up in long floor brushing gowns, and men in their crisp terry coat tuxedos.


The show began with a video that contained the clips from the last year’s ceremony. We reminisced about that day, of which the memories are still engraved in our hearts. We were certain that this year too, we’d make some really sweet memories.

Like always, the CEO of jaro education, Dr. Sanjay Salunkhe, addressed his fellow employees and made one and each feel welcomed. He, whilst on stage, recognized the efforts of every employee and mentioned how those efforts have carved the organization and has leaded the firm to its glory.

The award eve saw some astounding dance performances, particularly the one performance which was by the Goregaon branch. The theme of their piece was of Shiv Samudra Mathan. Their dance was fairly enthralling. With their neon dance performance, which was on a spiritual side, there was barely a person who could take his eyes off the stage.

The evening progressed further on, and moved on to award give aways’ for NET HR. Awards for The Star Performer of the Year and Challenger Award were given away. Several startling performances followed this, out of which one was of Chembur Rockers’. All the performances were Adam and Eve themed. Apart from this, the awards for EPL and JPL too were distributed.

Every person inside the chamber was in high spirits. Men and women, managers and executives, danced and grooved to the catchy tunes the DJ played. After the award night came to an end, the delicious food catered by the hosts was cherished to the core, and could be called as finger licking. It was certainly a night to remember.

All in all, the award night was pretty much engaging and a break from the ten different things we do in our lives.

Autism and the Cause-A-thon: The Reason to Be There!

With fear in my soul

That I can’t behold

I would run for my life

If there was a reason to live

With happiness close to my feet

And a spring in the air

Gives me reason to believe

Here I come for a reason

Only to run, only to run

If this helps and makes someone happy

I would be there

With the spring in the air

And happiness in my heart

For me to say at the end

I won, I won

Whether it was me or not.

I would win, nevertheless

Come 3rd April, 2016, we need to run 1 km starting from Bandra Taj Land’s End. How does running help someone else? It would only help the one who runs. One’s health would improve and he would look lean and strong. Running for a cause would be only a spirit, a sensation that you show & feel for someone who needs it.

If you have a celebration and people do not come out in numbers, it would show on the face of the person who needs to celebrate. However, anybody else would need everything but celebration. Celebrate with a heart and you shall understand what happiness for others would feel like.

Autism creates a bridge where the autistic individual stays disconnected and away right on the other side of the bridge. Communication takes a beating and relationships are a face they wouldn’t stare at or even ponder on for a second. For them to believe that we are there for them, we need to show it in a way they can assess, understand and swallow the fact that they need to believe.

Cause-A-thon is the way out for such a winning feeling to enter the hearts of the kids who have been autistic, but would love to encounter such realistic endeavors from other individuals.

Khushi Pediatric Therapy Centre has hence organized an “AUTISM CAUSE-A-THON” to show them how special they are by way of celebrating and jaro education is taking a part to have some fun, enjoy and be there for the children.

At 6:00 am on 3rd April, 2016 we need to wait near Bandra Taj Land’s End till we get  a go ahead to run for a cause you would like to run all your life. 1 Km would be enough for a Sunday. :)

3 Unknown Truths about Sandeep Manjrekar

Everyone knows Sandeep in the Housekeeping team @ the Chembur office is a hard working individual, but no one knows that he can outdo his work holisms in ways innumerable. We have listed a few of his quirks, his goodwill standing @ jaro, and a little about his rice plantation in Khed, a small area meant for him in the Konkan region.

Is a Health Freak: Eats home cooked food always!

On 10th Mar, 2016 a reliable source mentioned Sandeep stayed up in the office because he was busy cleaning and maintaining our office @ the 11th floor of Vikas Centre. Even the pigeons we normally ignore on our windows returned home, but he left early morning to his place @ 6:00 am and was back to office by 7:30 am on 11th Mar, 2016 to perform his expected duties. Late at night when he gets hungry, he makes it a point not to have outside food. Instead he gets white bread and makes a sandwich for himself. A healthy quirk he happens to keep even when he has enough to spend on the regular oily outside grub.


Sleeps like a King in the bus

When late nights take over, he tries to go early, and that is when he gets a chance to take his doze of dreams. Dreams are awake in his stupor while travelling in the bus. It gets difficult to wake him up, but he reaches home eventually refreshed to perform duties at home like washing his own clothes, a ritual he performs every day. He awakes @ 4:00 am.

Our BEST is definitely the safest place to get a quick nap, but when someone oversleeps the bus becomes the bed and the awakening is at the bus depot. :)


Khed and Rice plantations

Khed, an area on the latitude 17.73 and longitude 73.39 lays his native place where his family grows rice. Not a luxurious plantation, but a comfortable handful that fills the tummy of every family member. He shuttles between Mumbai and Khed when he misses his wife who stays there.

Bala Sir, Sandeep’s boss takes pride in Sandeep’s work as he knows if the task is given to him, it shall complete on time with the extra effort put in to make things simple, flexible and convenient.

Sandeep who has been here for the past 5 years says he is very happy here @ Jaro.

A work done with utmost care without anyone’s intervention!

We love your work, we need your presence!

jaro education Awarded The Best Employer Award For Career Development & Grooming

 jaro education received the ‘Best Employer Award for Career Development & Grooming’, 2015-16, at the 10th Annual Employer Branding Award (EBA). The Sales and Marketing Director of the firm, Ms. Ranjita Raman, accepted the award on behalf of the organization at Taj Lands End, Mumbai, on the 16th of February, 2016.


The award was presented by the Employer Branding institute, a virtual organization engaged in global HR merit. It values and felicitates organizations across the globe, the top performing firms in HR assessment design. The event was powered by World HRD Congress; it offers its expertise and technology in the field of HR.

Take Solutions Ltd and Yes Bank Limited shared the award for ‘Global HR Strategy’, whilst Union Bank of Philippines was honored with ‘Best Employer Brand of the Year’. A lot of the major awards were given away jointly, to name a few – Award for career Development was shared by Wockhardt Hospitals Ltd, Union Bank of the Philippines, Grant Thornton US Shared services Center India Pvt. Ltd, YES BANK Limited, Tata Consultancy Services Limited, and Broadridge Financial Solutions (India) Private Limited. Jaro education, however, stood out as it swept the award for ‘Best Employer’ solely.

jaro education is one of the leading companies in Indian Education Sector, catering to the needs of working professionals by offering varied management programs through online mode with the best-in-class learning methodology. With an increasing wave of gender equality in the country, jaro education has never let the flag down; in fact it has a 50 per cent female employee strength. Also, 60 – 70 per cent of the managerial posts are held by ambitious and dynamic women, focusing mainly on career augmentation goals for their employees, and creating a sense of job satisfaction.

Gaining Awards and honorary felicitations have always been a part of jaro education’s history and habit. The good times of the firm, so to speak, has prevailed and emerged over the period of time. jaro education had received the prestigious ‘eINDIA ICT – Champion Innovator’s award’ in the year 2011 wherein Ms. Ranjita Raman herself had received the award from Dr. Shashi Tharoor, ex-Honorable Minister of State for Human Resource Development. Furthermore, jaro education was awarded with ‘Fastest Growing MBA Program’ by World Education Congress on 30th of June, 2012. Since then, the organization has been honored with several certificates, awards, titles, and grants.

Each employee earns a mentor at the organization, and working therefore becomes a learning curve all along the way. All in all, the accomplishments of the firm as a whole, over the years are quite commendable.

4 traits of Datta Bhagwan that’ll make you fall in love with him

The humblest man on the 11th floor of the Chembur corporate office is Datta Dhisale. They call him the saint, popularly known as Datta Bhagwaan. Below listed are his four character traits that’ll prove he’s the coolest.


1. Water is to you, what Bhaang is to Datta Bhagwaan

You probably have experienced what’s like being on the seventh heaven after you’ve had a few pegs. Well, Datta Bhagwaan is himself one never-ending nourishing peg. Gawk at him for two minutes, and all your troubles disappear. A stress buster, he is. Even Shiv Bhagwaan had bhang. Maybe Datta has some solid inspiration.

2. Cooler than M.S Dhoni

Humans with exceptional hearing skills can hear sounds up to -15 db. Datta Bhagwaan speaks well, however, as low as  -50 db. His words don’t hit you hard, neither can you hear him properly, but his words do touch your heart. And at the end of the day, it’s the work that counts. His work speaks for himself. With his cushy dressing sense, he looks the coolest of all.


3. An exceptional web designer

When in the midst of a discussion, it is narrowed down that it might take a little more than half a day to fix the problem. While the discussion is on, Datta Bhagwaan would have started, solved, and fixed the bug, in about half an hour. That’s what happens when you know your job well. You gain respect.

4. 16 late marks in a month

If not Guinness Book of World Records, he should be chosen for the Limca book of Records. Despite of him being late more than half of the days in a month, he has always completed his work. And he’s still employed. That’s Swag!

‘A sweetheart’ is what the Marketing Manager, Ms Tanupriya, calls him. He’s a treat to work with. “It is fun to trouble him,” the team says, adding, “He is like a stuff toy. Trouble him and he won’t trouble you back.”

Datta Dhisale, from the Marketing team, corporate office Chembur, is at your service.

We love you!

Krutika: 5 adorable & frightening habits she contains

HR is one of the toughest departments to work in because you are expected to deal with all kinds of human beings, even the one which are not like you. Ladies and gentlemen, this is Krutika for you dealing with all sorts of creatures on a daily basis, and creating history with her witty comments and remarks.

Krutika, from the HR department, corporate office, has been working with Jaro Education for over three years. And ever since, she’s cherished and loved every moment, in here.


1. A hopeless romantic– SURPRISE SURPISE!

Hers is a story similar to ‘2 States’ (better than 2 States, if not). It so happens that a lot of people lead themselves away from love waving the flag of practicality. Those are the people who regret. Krutika’s definitely not one of them. She had the courage to follow her heart, for months, for years, and it all ended up like a Disney Movie (like Snow White, not The Lion King). She and her now-hubby got married recently and they live happily ever after.

Note: Please learn from her and follow your heart (if you want your life to be like a movie).


 2. She will probably reschedule your interview/meet like a million times.

If you have a genuine reason (“want to watch a T20 World Cup match,” is NOT a reason), Krutika will reschedule your interview/meet and plan it according to your convenience. She will do this, time and again, keeping in mind the urgency as well as your problem. In her own small way, she seems to pull it off quite elegantly.

Note: Do not ask her for rescheduling your interview for some silly reason like the above mentioned one, or the world-famous ‘stomach-upset’ excuse, chances are you won’t be hired.


3. Do not mess with her!

The last thing in the world you want is to mess with a HR personnel. Nobody wishes to slow down any documentation process. As her colleagues call her ‘A Brand’, she’s one lady who literally defines the word ‘clear-cut’. Be it anyone around her, she wouldn’t mend her thoughts or her words. She’d talk her heart out and ironically that’s always in the favor of the organization. With this kind of an attitude, she’s merely gained nothing but respect from her seniors, bosses and ex-bosses.

Note: Please do not beat around the bush when with her, there’s a high possibility of being stabbed (literally).


4. She’s a GURU, a MENTOR, they say.

Vivian, her dear colleague and friend, calls her a ‘mentor’. Now, that’s seriously some recognition. We surely have heard about friends calling friends with all sorts of devised cute names. However, a GURU or a MENTOR is not something you would hear very often. This goes to show how much she’s respected by her fellow colleagues like she’s loved.


5. Subtlety & sarcasm are her strong suits.

Krutika’s vocabulary = 50% sweet talks, 20% subtlety and 30% sarcasm, a dry sense of humor as Nafisa, her good pal defines it. How important is it to answer somebody who’s been bothering you for quite a while, but delicately and with fine intricacy? Well, she does it like a pro. Yes, she’s straightforward and it may sound like a contradictory statement, but then, that’s Krutika for you people.


A personalized message from Anand Krishnan, Head of HR, for Krutika.

Firstly, how sweet is it when your boss takes out time to pen down a small quote especially for you. It shows how considerate and thoughtful he is and how valued you are.

Krutika’s boss, Anand Krishnan, the head of HR, has an inspiring message for her dear employee, “Get up and run,” he says, adding, “Take up more challenges, you can surely achieve it all, just need a little push.”

With a work environment much like this and such motivating lines, who wouldn’t perform?

With loads and loads of love from every single employee of this organization, we all wish her luck with her future endeavors.



Farah Khan-My Story-My Life!!!

"I don’t go by the rule book.

I lead from the heart not the head"

-Princess Diana

While she chronicles her story, Farah Khan infuses the concept of leadership into her life at every stage; she has been at the forefront taking charge of the people following her.

She States:

“Leadership is making others better in your presence, and making sure impact lasts in your absence.” This is what she has been able to learn in this organization “Jaro Education. My journey with Jaro education has been instrumental learning journey .

While Reminiscing Through Her Memory Lane :

“In my early days in school I always had the fire in me to lead from the front. I was the school vice captain, then the captain after which my journey of leadership began early from my school days. Thanks to my parent’s support! My parents who always made me believe in myself, and instilled thoughts in me to believe that no matter how difficult the situation is, always be positive, have faith in yourself, and the Almighty. They got me admitted to the best convent school in Jhansi. “Saint Francis Convent” where the true discovery of my hidden talents began.

Be it Dramatics or Debate, Sports or Speeches, Captaincy or Curriculum, Poetry or Presentations. I always wanted to be my best with all my heart. The only thing that led me to victory was that whatever I did I ensured I put my heart into it. Then I went on to complete my higher education in Microbiology and Post Graduation in International Business Management. It was during my college days that I completely fell in love with Management studies, which made me to secure top position in all the 4 semesters in IB and represented my college at many International forums and competitions with IIM’s.”

“The exposure that I got during my college days, where I was the class representative, and then placement coordinator gave me an opportunity to work with jaro education in the third semester itself.”

I still remember the day when I saw a persona full of passion and determination, someone as hard as a rock walk into our campus, and I was informed I was the first to be interviewed by him. His name was as charismatic as was his personality Dr. Sanjay Salunkhe’.

My interview lasted for an hour, and the entire discussion was about “what leadership meant to me”, and it is from that very moment till date it’s been a growing journey into leadership in my organization “jaro education”.

One thing I have learnt here is that “it is not that you make mistakes, what important is that you get up & learn from them only to bounce back with a never to give-up attitude”


Farah's Inspirations!!

“Inspiration is a rocket fuel that makes ordinary days extraordinary”, I have had inspiration all around me always, and there is no lack of inspiration here as well.

Her Inspiration @ Professional front:

Mrs. Ranjita Raman, Director at Jaro education has been an inspiration to me always. She is a strong driving force in my career & a true example of the fact that “Leaders become great not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others "

Her Inspiration @ Personal front:

At personal front  after my parents it’s my elder sister “ Mona khan”  who have been guiding force and inspirational person . A topper throughout from school days to college and a First Muslim girl in the entire family to be placed as a senior business analyst at TCS through Christ University Bangalore, travelling was always her passion and she fulfilled her dream by travelling the world through her determined efforts which led her to success after success through her strong dedication and honesty towards her work, rather than a sister she is like an elder brother to me. She is the one I look up to, she is not only my mentor but my bestest friend and my source of inspiration all my life.

Farah believes in “Living with a balance”

In life I have learnt it is important to maintain a balance in life not only professionally but personally as well. Many say sales is pressurizing, you can’t find time for yourself. Even I use to think like that, but gradually I learnt, that it is you who can decide and balance your life rather than cribbing. I was always a person who hated to work out and my biggest weakness was that I was too lazy to go for workout but today is the day where I have learnt to balance and have overcome my biggest weakness .There is not a single day where I miss my gymming. I have the strong belief that it is only you who can do it no one else ., It takes a whole lot of determination and will power but once you’ve got it you would feel so proud of yourself.  Giving time to your work is important but it is equally important to give time to yourself is what I have learnt and imbibed in my living with a balance.


Coming on the my viewpoint for women as leader and women of tomorrow , I believe women are strongest as leaders even better than men , the reason is because they not only connect professionally to work but also emotionally and tend  to bring out the best results. Women not only put their heads to work but also put heart out to the work. They have these supernatural powers to endure the most difficult situations where even men fail sometimes. I believe women leaders at every sphere should be encouraged , girls education should be given the top most priority in our country and you will see growth prosperity and development all around. Women are leaders everywhere you look – from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 company to the housewife who raises her children and heads her household. Our country was built by strong women and we will continue to break down walls and defy stereotypes. Women were and will always prove to be the best leaders.

As its rightly said “ When you educate a man , You educate a man  but when you educate a woman , You educate a generation !!

To Quote Farah: “EDUCATING LIFE”

“Education, I believe, is the mechanic to move mountains, to build bridges, to change the world. Education is a path to the future. I believe education is indeed freedom. My only dream and aspiration after retirement from work is to give back to the society what I have earned and learned. I want to spread education to the underprivileged children who are bereft of the same. I want every child to be educated, and want to build a dream for them, as a pen is more powerful than any weapon.

I only dream that my country becomes one such country in the world where only education prevails.

“That’s my ultimate goal in life!!”

Dr. Vaijayanti Pandit –An Inspiring Leader

A Blend of the Best, the Right Elements for a Leader @ Jaro Education

Her message for JARO employees reads: “Work is worship, only work leads to empowerment."


While in a crowd of uncountable individuals, you look out for that special individual you would like to talk to or just plain feel nice in the presence of such good company. Out of the many people who come and go, we have a lot of people at Jaro Education who would remain in our lives as permanent memories. Here we talk about someone you would want to converse with at least once and you will feel completely sorted for life.

Dr. Vaijayanti Pandit is one such individual well known for her achievements in representing and staying connected with the industry, a career built by her motivating spirit, and a success story predicted because of this quality. If life is termed to have its own special ways, her life has been a wonderful impersonation of every woman’s journey towards being a wonderful story of encouragement.

Dr. Pandit’s grandfather taught Marathi language to foreigners when she was a small child. A naughty and talkative girl that she was, she was sent to St Helena’s school, Pune to get disciplined early in life. An average student in school transmuted into a topper at the Fergusson College majoring in Political Science for graduation in the Liberal Arts stream. This was the stage of her life when she got inspired by her encouraging professors and other important people who have walked the long path of life together. Her father, her cardiologist brother and her other educationist sibling who was the former Vice Chancellor of Allahabad Central University influenced her tremendously.

The values of integrity, honesty and excellence were the ideals of her family.

Education and motherhood were two blessings that came into her life together like music playing into your ears when you wanted the tune you wanted to listen to. Her children gave her a return gift of life bestowed, by being the lucky charm for her when she graduated in M.A in 1975 and in 1978 she had one more son when she completed her Diploma in Journalism. She was teased for being a Double MA Graduate when she had her first baby boy.

Winning a gold medal in Table Tennis and being a part of the football team, she had to fight with her parents to get coached from the men’s club, a recommendation she got because her ability was at par with that of men in table tennis.

Starting from establishing a women’s wing of Indian Merchants Chamber, led to gender empowerment projects for International Labor Organization (ILO) and culminated in a Ph.D in Women Entrepreneurship Development from JBIMS in 2001

Widely travelled to more than 40 countries she organized trade fairs and Buyer Seller Meets in Japan, Australia & New Zealand ; she also got plenty opportunities to speak about women emancipation, women entrepreneurship, on rural women through International conferences.

She moved on to build FICCI (West) in Mumbai which grew in revenues, employee strength, and became industry’s voice for policy change in Technical Textiles, Design, Gems & Jewelry, and Nutraceuticals. Author of the book - Business @ Home, a book that captures 45 success stories, and Everyday Yoga, a ready-to-use book for corporate executives.

She found solace in her work @ JARO education as the years of corporate experience made her the Woman leader we needed to take us forward. More than 3 decades of rich industry, government and international experience would go a long way in strengthening JARO Education

In JARO her contribution was largely in corporate communication building its brand equity by involving, and inviting industry leaders like Suresh Kotak in International MBA convocation in Oct & Dec 2014.

Dr. Vaijayanti Pandit has a persona who has learnt as an average student, taken a leap to being an individual with a winning streak and is the enlightening spirit @ JARO Education who wants to see that streak in everyone working here. If you have work, she believes that is the reason to be happy and if you excel in the responsibility given to you by way of knowledge gathering , you become an expert in that field. We can’t nutshell her story as she has more to her than what you could imagine, however to describe her personality she is poetry to the field of education, inspiring through her story where hard work seems an easy verse of life.

Women’s Day Celebration @ Jaro Education - 8th March, 2016

Women’s Day Celebration @ JARO Education was a special day made to celebrate women. While women are being celebrated everywhere, JARO does not lag behind in this endeavor. The journey of women has been long one and life ahead looks truly amazing.

When someone makes an effort to make you happy it shows, and this is what happened on Women’s’ Day when everyone reached their desk to find a Peach Rose, a Cadbury chocolate and an amazing greeting card with the following message

You have everything in you

That’s the reason why the world

Is celebrating you!!!

So follow your dreams…

And make them true.

“We are proud to have you "


Everyone smiled from within with an expression reflecting on all the beautiful faces @ Jaro.

By the end of the day there was a celebration to rejoice not just a gender, but a journey of being a woman intended to bring some more smiles and laughter by the team of men, to the group of women @ JARO. There was singing, dancing, games and cake cutting and the festivity was imprinted on the cake with a Happy Women’s Day ensuring happiness for every woman in every women.