Shreya Ghoshal: I am not a competitive person

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Shreya Ghoshal: I am not a competitive person
Shreya Ghoshal was one of those singing talents who performed for Royal Stag MirchiMusic Awards that took place last eve. Sherya took the stage and the audiences on a musical journey with her melodious voice and also took away the award for best female vocalist of the year for the song ChikniChameli.

Shreya for the first time tried such kind of song and she was awarded for the same. ” I was not even expecting the nomination for Chikni Chameli which I sang but I am glad that not only nominated but I won the award for the song because for the first time tried such kind of song and getting appraciated means lot,” said Shreya on winning the award.

Shreya adds, ” The feeling of winning any award is always exciting. Normally all the awards are always important but the awards which are specially made for music and given by musical people is always special to win as we get pure appreciation. Mirchi is doing a great job of appreciating all the people related to music.”

When asked about the tough competitor for this nominee and Shreya replies immediately, “I am not a competitive person. I am a kind who will cheer for every one who is stepping up the stage for the award and I congratulate all the nominees and the winners along with me. Because according to me all the singers who were nominated are best as they sang different kinds of songs.”

Shreya Ghoshal has won many awards till now and is looking forward for winning few more in the future. “An award means a lot to me. It brings happiness along with a kind of fear. It brings fear because the award is the responsibility which audiences have put on us. So a singer winning an award should always try to give best of him to the audiences,” Shreya said.

We wish Shreya for winning this award!!!

Competitiveness
Many philosophers and psychologists have identified a trait in most living organisms which can drive the particular organism to compete. This trait, called competitiveness, is viewed as an innate biological trait which coexists along with the urge for survival. Competitiveness, or the inclination to compete, though, has become synonymous with aggressiveness and ambition in the English language. More advanced civilizations integrate aggressiveness and competitiveness into their interactions, as a way to distribute resources and adapt. Many plants compete with neighboring ones for sunlight.

However, Stephen Jay Gould and others have argued that as one ascends the evolutionary hierarchy, competitiveness (the survival instinct) becomes less innate, and more a learned behavior. The same could be said for co-operation: in humans, at least, both co-operation and competition are considered learned behaviors, because the human species learns to adapt to environmental pressures. Consequently, if survival requires competitive behaviors, the individual will compete, and if survival requires co-operative behaviors, the individual will co-operate. In the case of humans, therefore, aggressiveness may be an innate characteristic, but a person need not be competitive at the same time, for instance when scaling a cliff. On the other hand, humans seem also to have a nurturing instinct, to protect newborns and the weak. While that does not necessitate co-operative behavior, it does help.

The term also applies to econometrics. Here, it is a comparative measure of the ability and performance of a firm or sub-sector to sell and produce/supply goods and/or services in a given market. The two academic bodies of thought on the assessment of competitiveness are the Structure Conduct Performance Paradigm and the more contemporary New Empirical Industrial Organisation model. Predicting changes in the competitiveness of business sectors is becoming an integral and explicit step in public policymaking. Within capitalist economic systems, the drive of enterprises is to maintain and improve their own competitiveness.

TNN Feb 8, 2013

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