Kolkata: The house of Kajari Roy Chaudhury, sister of Noble laureate Amartya Sen, was robbed on Tuesday night. According to the sources, the neighbours of Roy Chaudhury noticed the windows were broken and informed police.Roy Chaudhury owns a house at Gurupally in Bolpur. However, she stays in Kolkata for professional reasons. She visits there twice a year and for the rest of the year, the house remains locked. On Wednesday morning, some neighbours noticed broken window panes and immediately informed her and called the police. The sleuths found the lock of the main door broken and two almirahs were empty. They suspect more than one person’s involvement in the crime. Though a probe has been initiated, police are yet to make arrests. They are checking with sources if any local miscreant was noticed in the area recently.
3 min read Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Walk into any boardroom two minutes before a meeting and you’ll find the same scenario: a table full of executives checking their phones with their heads bowed in the “smartphone prayer.”Text messaging is the fastest way to communicate in business. Quicker than email and more convenient than a phone call, it’s become commonplace. But it’s not always the best choice.Choose to text message for simple notifications or reminders like “I’m running five minutes late,” or “Remember to bring the report.” As a general rule, consider texting only appropriate for a maximum of two messages — one message and one reply.Here are five rules to avoid a text message business blunder.1. Keep it positive.Like email, the tone of a text message can be misinterpreted by the recipient. Quick messages can make you come off as flippant or harsh. Instead of staccato phrases, write complete sentences. Add polite touches like “please” and “thank you.” Re-read every message before pressing send to double-check your tone (bonus: no embarrassing typos).Related: Business Dining: The Do’s and Don’ts of Splitting the Check2. Avoid serious topics.You wouldn’t break up with your girlfriend over a text message — to be clear, you should not — and the same goes for business. Never give negative feedback or fire someone via a text message. Any serious conversation should take place face-to-face. It allows for subtle interaction through facial expressions and will ensure clear communication.3. Don’t abbreviate every other word.Abbreviations are common in casual texts, but you should be careful how often you use them. Common abbreviations like “LOL” (laugh out loud) and “np” (no problem) are safe choices. However, if you’re communicating with a new customer or acquaintance, take 30 extra seconds and type out each word.Avoid informal shortcuts like “u” (you) and less common abbreviations like “SMH” (shaking my head) or “MFW” (my face when). Don’t leave your clients and colleagues confused; your texts should convey messages quickly and clearly.Related: 5 Ways to Be a Better Listener4. Don’t text a last-minute cancellation.There are a thousand reasons someone may miss a text message. Don’t depend on a quick note to cancel a meeting or change a lunch venue. For an important or time-sensitive message, pick up the phone.5. Double-check the autocorrect.Smart phones can occasionally be a little too smart. Autocorrect and voice-to-text features have a sneaky way of changing your intended message into something entirely different and often embarrassing. When using voice-to-text, ensure you’re in a quiet location. It picks up on background noise and may type a nearby conversation instead of what you’re saying.Related: The Best Way to Run a Business Meeting February 17, 2014 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.
<< Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group TORONTO — Chelsea Hotel, Toronto recently presented a cheque for $100,000 to The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) as part of SickKids Foundation’s Donor of the Week program.“The ability to ‘give back’ to the community is not only an important philosophy of the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, it is something the hotel practices every day. We are not only willing to go above and beyond to bring comfort to our guests, but also to bring comfort to families in need in the local community in which we operate,” said Josef Ebner, Regional Vice President – Canada & Managing Director, Chelsea Hotel, Toronto.He adds: “It is our hope to not only increase awareness for SickKids, but to continue to raise much needed funds to help those children in their care.”For the past 17 years the annual Chelsea Charity Golf Classic has raised funds and awareness for charity and this year’s event will once again support AboutKidsHealth.More news: Universal enhances popular Harry Potter vacation package with new perksChelsea Hotel has donated $500,000 in support of AboutKidsHealth since 2013. AboutKidsHealth is SickKids’ health education resource for children, youth and caregivers that empowers families to become a partner in their own health care by equipping them with reliable, evidence-based health information that is easy to understand and immediately available, regardless of where they are in Canada or the world.Chelsea Hotel has committed to raise another $500,000 over the next five years in support of the SickKids VS Limits campaign, bringing their total commitment to the campaign to over $1 million. As a result of their pledge of $1 million total, the hotel is designated a Catalyst Donor.“We are incredibly grateful for the continued leadership and generous support of Chelsea Hotel, Toronto,” said Adam Starkman, Vice President, Corporate Partnerships, SickKids Foundation. “Their contributions will help SickKids continue to invest in important educational resources like AboutKidsHealth and build a renewed, re-imagined SickKids with cutting-edge operating suites, more room for families and more room for the innovative technologies that will deliver better outcomes for children in Canada and around the world.” Tags: Chelsea Hotel Chelsea Hotel, Toronto raises $100,000 for SickKids