Sunday, 3 August 2014


Hello” is a common greeting widely prevalent across the world. In one of my blog I had compiled about How “I Love you” is expressed in various language. In this blog, I have compiled about how Hello is greeted in various language that too from various source.

The following list is of language and how hello is greeted in that language. In case you find language not in list and you know, please put it in comment section. I will incorporate as update to push the list toward completion.

Language                   Greeting
 Hindi                          Namaste 
Albanian                      Mirëdita
Arabic                         Ahalan
Armenian                    Parev
Bulgarian                     Zdravei / Zdrasti
Danish                         Goddag
Dutch                          Goede dag, Hallo
English                        Hello
Finnish                        Hei
French                         Bonjour
German                       Guten Tag
Greek                          Gia'sou
Hebrew                       Shalom
Hungarian                   Jó napot
Icelandic                     Halló / Góðan daginn
Indonesian                  Halo
Irish                             Dia dhuit
Italian                          Salve / Ciao
Japanese                      Kon-nichiwa
Korean                                    An-nyong Ha-se-yo
Norwegian                  Hallo
Polish                          Dzien' dobry
Portuguese                  Olá
Romanian                    Bunã ziua
Russian                        Zdravstvuyte
Spanish                        Hola
Swahili                        Jambo / Hujambo
Swedish                      Hej
Thai                             Sa-wat-dee
Turkish                        Merhaba / Selam
Ukrainian                    Vitayu
Vietnamese                 Xin chào
Welsh                          Hylo; Sut Mae?
Yiddish                       Sholem Aleychem
Zulu                             Sawubona
Chinese                       Nei Ho/Ni hao

 “We almost always only greet strangers when we need something from them (time, directions, etc.).”      ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Thank You!
Satender Kumar Mall

Twitter: satenderiiit

Wednesday, 2 July 2014


Gyaan” is a Hindi word which means knowledge. This is very powerful and scared word. In olden days or for that matter till late 90’s as well, people used to seek Gyaan from the experienced people around them in respective field of their mastery. This still remains as vital tool of preaching as well as passing basics from one generation to another. I am sure Gyaan relevance will never fade due to constant increase of knowledge thirst among people day by day. The best contribution of Gyaan, you already know so I do not want to bore you by putting emphasis on that area.

This blog is more of discovering the funny & shallow aspect of this word in context to changing as well as challenging times. The current generation is putting lot of effort day-in day-out to look “cool”. Majority of us want to learn less and preach more. We listen to reply rather than listen to understand. This has more or less made the word “Gyaan” to be used for sarcasm as well. Very famous Hindi tagline in college these days are “Yaar - Gyaan mat de, chalna/karna to bol” [Friend- No imparting knowledge, tell if willing to come/work].

Let’s have some fun by reminding ourselves few common life situations where you are bound to get Gyaan -Irrespective of your requirement to seek or to make use of any of them.

Situation: - Exam hall: Seeking answer to get pass mark from topper student.
Gyaan: Instead of giving answer at first available opportunity, what one get is Gyaan about how time was spent without learning throughout year etc. and in remote second opportunity topper remind the book & page number where the answer lies instead of hinting the answer in both chances.

Situation:-One asking money to fund his current needs.
Gyaan: He gets reply: “Man why don’t you do something to earn money”. How long you will keep asking for it. Then they ask full reason about one’s need of money, End result: person instead of giving money, gives suitable excuse that oh you are late! I just used my reserve money to fund something critical but if you had asked little earlier I would have helped you for sure.

Situation: - Mr A. had landed INR 5000.00 to Mr B. on his need out of concern & kind heart with promise that Mr B. will return in 15 days.
Gyaan: Mr A. gets back his money in 15 months after additionally spending INR 1000.00 in phone call, meeting etc. to recover. I will not mention Gyaan as you are intelligent enough to figure out based on your personal experience.

There is old saying:-
In Hindi
दुनिया, की सबसे सस्ती चीज़ है ,"सलाह" एक से मांगो हजारों ,से मिलती हैं और सबसे,महंगा है "सहयोग" हजारों से मांगो एक से मिलता हे..!!
[Translation: World's cheapest thing to get is "advice" Ask from one, you get from thousands and the most expensive thing to get is  "collaboration" demand from thousands, you get from one!!]

 Few Funny picture [collected from internet] which might bring smile at your face:-

Thank You!
Satender Kumar Mall

Twitter: satenderiiit

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Management model : used by many in daily life without MBA degree!

There are broadly 3 reasons why one chooses to have MBA degree. First: after spending short tenure in industry one feels more depth & need to have MBA degree to rise. Secondly few graduate degrees works well when combined with MBA degree. Thirdly After having completed graduation, market still not favorable to offer one a job so completing MBA is also wise decision to go for. But merely completing MBA, does it make people manage their affair efficiently? Answer is of course YES; MBA does increases your ability to think compare to what you were before MBA degree holder. It also substantially add network to your contacts and reach. Being a MBA myself, I thought to put my observation on some aspect of life where people not having MBA degree uses MBA models efficiently. They deserve space and applaud for their creative thinking without formal piece of paper to approve them.

Whoever has achieved success in life have some point executed Covey’s 7 habit religiously.
The habits of Covey are:-
1.   Be proactive: This is the ability to control one’s environment, rather than have it control you.
2.   Begin with end in mind:  This is ability to be able to see the desired outcome and concentrate on activity which helps in achieving the end.
3.   Put first thing first:  This is discipline to complete point 2nd first which is mental creation before moving to 3rd which is physical creation.
4.  Think win-win: This is important aspect of interpersonal leadership because most achievement is based on win–win solution for all.
5.  Seek first to understand and then to be understood: Develop and maintain positive relationship through good communication.
6.    Synergize: This is habit of creative cooperation.
7.   Sharpen the saw: Learning from previous experience and encouraging others to do the same. It is most important aspects in being able to cope with challenges and aspire to higher levels  of ability. 

    I am sure now you must be thinking about many names hitting your mind who has followed the above and have achieved higher level of ability without/partial formal piece of institutional approval certificate. I am sure you are also one of them. Do you have doubt? Of course NO; As at least you are following point 1 of being proactive and reading my blogs.

    I may be wrong but doing MBA after you have applied the knowledge of your graduate degree in industry is fun. This will help you relate to whatever you gaining new or adding to your existing ability as part of MBA. 

   Another most common theory is ERG Theory. We found ourselves as pendulum among the factors of this theory. These needs are such which influence our behavior.

-Existence Needs: Physiological and safety needs [such as hunger, thirst etc.]
-Relatedness Needs: Social and external esteem [involvement with family, friends etc.]
-Growth Needs: Internal esteem and self-actualization [desired to be creative, productive etc.] 
Source: Internet

Now you will find many commoners who are not MBA degree holders but managing above theory efficiently and smoothly. If you are one of them who is not able to manage above the way you need always feel free to hire MBA degree holders from pool of world. I am sure you know what you need to hire MBA!

Thank You!
Satender Kumar Mall
Twitter: satenderiiit