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Thursday, November 19th, 2009 | Author:

Reuse the past,

Recycle the present,

save the future!

Go Green

We at

Veda Informatics

Celebrating

The

Go Green….

Week

(Monday, 23rd Nov – Friday, 27th)

Think Green - Go Green

Green revolution the best solution to arrest pollution

(We would really appreciate if everyone comes forward for the initiative and contributes towards the environment’s safety and cleanliness, both at work place as well as home. Even the smallest effort from your side can result to great achievements. The Greatest achievement will be rewarded.)

Go Green - Plant TreesWhen to Go Green

Will it not be too late???

So let’s get going, here are the 20 environment slogans we think we’ll get you thinking.

20. You Must Be the Change You Wish to See in the World.

19. Every Time History Repeats Itself the Price Goes Up. – Oil anyone?

18. Where Do You Think the Environment Is? – That will sure get smart people think. What is it? Does it need help? How can we help it?

17. Do we really use eco friendly products – we still stick to the polythene bags.

16. I Object to NOT saving our Planet – I do, too.

15. Can You Hear the Eco? – Many don’t. Maybe we can teach them.

14. Hear the Trees Falling? – Not really, but we see forests disappearing.

13. Ignore it and it will Go Away – Extinct is the word.

12. What Will your Children Breathe? – Well don’t be smart. It’s going to be air (O2) but unless we do something it’s going to be filled with all sorts of poisons.

11. What Will Your Children Drink? – Sure hope it doesn’t need any more explanations.

10. See Green, See Life – Most of the time if it’s green it has life in it. And no don’t give me the Green Hummer example. We’re talking about plants, nature.

9. Melting Ice – A Hot Topic! -Ever thought what will happen if ice melts? What about the polar bears and their habitat?

8. Delivering Environmental Innovation through Sustainable Practices

7.  Green. That’s how we’d like the world to be.

6. Good Golly, Go Green Girl – More like eco club stuff, targeting young students, right?

4. It’s Cool to Be an Eco-school – It sure is. If you really believe in what you do, and your students understand that being eco is not just to be fashionable, we’re good.

3. Green for Bikes – cycling is a solution to a city’s high traffic. The results have been incredible.

2. Reduce, Reuse & Recycle – Doesn’t need any explanation, I bet.
1. Is conservation our Habit – So why we teach our children to be like us

So let’s Start:

Let’s see who comes up with the innovative ideas and works for keeping the surroundings Clean and Green You can take help of your friends, family and others. One who is found to be more lucrative, passionate about it will be the winner in the End.

Some tips:

  • Wear Green, Feel Green
  • Incorporate such values in your lifestyle
  • Make your families also a part of this.
  • Try to come to the office with a rickshaw in spite of coming through cars and bikes.

(Your Suggestions and feedbacks are always welcome)

Thanks,
HR Department

Thursday, August 13th, 2009 | Author:

This independence let’s do something special.

December 2008 we had a Blogging contest and all the programmers complained that this is something that content team will win, eventually it was Vikram from Tech team who won the first prize.  We have another opportunity now; another idea (not a brilliant idea). This time let’s have a programming competition. It is open to everyone in Veda who believes they are a tis-maar-kha programmer.

So here’s how we begin…

Competition

  1. Conceptualize – Think what you want to develop. It can be a complete website, a small utility or tool or a framework class or a module that can be contributed to Drupal or Joomla.
  2. Decide architecture / Technology – Preferably open source technology, however if you develop something in MS, feel free to do so.
  3. Development – While developing something that is useful and unique, you cannot forget all the wonderful processes i.e. coding standards etc. If we find that you have copied Java Script or any part of the code from somewhere, your entry will be disqualified. Use of open source is allowed however more weight will be given to original implementation.
    1. You will have to design it yourself; please do not overload the design team with requests (At least not officially).
    2. Same goes for testing; whatever you develop test it yourself.
  4. Launch is on Veda demo server

Voting

  1. Once your program is ready, you will get 5 minutes to present it to everyone. People will of course review it and evaluate it themselves for however long they want.
  2. We will go through a code review process as well to give points on standards.
  3. Everyone will be allowed to use it, test it and vote
  4. Everyone in office can vote

Prize

  1. Like last time it will be based on participation.
  2. First prize:
    1. Number of participants * X. ( Value of X will be same as or little higher than last time.).
    2. Instant fame in Veda and bragging points.
    3. Will not have to attend team meetings and update LLP for 3 days (Subject to approval by LLP administrator, who is this LLP administrator anyway?)
  3. Second prize
    1. Two Tickets for PVR Gold class
  4. Third, Fourth, Fifth prize are pats on the back by Piyush (Back – The posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine).

Dates:

  • Competition Begins: August 15th 2009
  • All Entries (code submitted on Demo server): September 15th 2009
  • Voting Begins: Sept 15thst
  • Prize announced: Sept 20th

While writing this post, this time I was telling my egotistic brain to refrain from self praise. You guys can decide how successful I was in my attempt.  I didn’t talk about this being my brilliant idea. I am not saying me and my friends are the only people capable of being judges. I am launching the competition on Independence Day and not my Birthday. Enough about me…

Happy coding guys!

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 | Author:

Hi, I wanted to share some pictures shot last year. Extremely grateful to my bosses for giving me an opportunity to maintain this hobby. Thank you all for reading!

A temple at Gopeshwar

A temple at Gopeshwar

Alaknanda at Srinagar (Garhwal) The river near this sleepy town gave a surreal experience

Alaknanda at Srinagar (Garhwal) The river near this sleepy town gave a surreal experience

An Ashram

An Ashram

An evening by the river

Near Auli

Near Auli

Barrage near the National Park

Barrage near the National Park

Feels like god- Owner’s pride

Feels like god- Owner’s pride

Chowringhee- Vintage beau

Chowringhee- Vintage beau

Church - Delhi-6

Church - Delhi-6

Downtown Rishikesh - The city still has a relaxed feel

Downtown Rishikesh - The city still has a relaxed feel

FRI- The Forest Research Institute, Dehra Doon - One of the best buildings, I’ve come across. An architectural delite

FRI- The Forest Research Institute, Dehra Doon - One of the best buildings, I’ve come across. An architectural delite

A Monkey

A Monkey

An evening by the river - Random shots

An evening by the river - Random shots

Outside a temple- There are more takers than givers

Outside a temple- There are more takers than givers

Red Fort - Will remain our forté

Red Fort - Will remain our forté Red Fort - Will remain our forté

Rishikesh - Always a home

Rishikesh - Always a home

The Vagabond

The Vagabond

Smoke pillowing out of a factory - The factory chimney at the backdrop of a sunset

Smoke pillowing out of a factory - The factory chimney at the backdrop of a sunset

Sunrise - 1st Jan 09

Sunrise - 1st Jan 09The set-ting

A place near Dehra Doon

A place near Dehra Doon

The Girl

The Girl

River Ganges - 'Pure'

River Ganges -'pure'

Wait - Ain't long

Wait - Ain't long

Bullet yogi

Bullet yogi

Monday, January 12th, 2009 | Author:

There is more than one reason perhaps, why we should feel proud about Danny Boyle’s gritty and on-your-face portrayal of Bombay through his recently released film called ‘Slumdog Millionaire’. It has won four awards at the ‘Golden Globe’ ceremony held at LA. The film got recognized in all the four nominated divisions. Screenplay, original music score, direction and the best motion feature- Drama. Such is a hype that many believe that this film is going to give a tough competition at the Oscars.

The film is tribute to Mumbai, as the director says. It is a story of an Indian city which recently came under attack by gunmen last year. Location and setting, performers, the music composer, the story (based on Vikas Swarup’s Q & A) all have a common thread –India. Mumbai being home to the production of hindi films, it has always attracted attention by western filmmakers.

The film also perhaps has taken a clue of rise of the entertainment industry and the number of reality shows that is increasing by the day in India. Loosely based on dramatic events or non events for that matter in the main protagonist’s life post KBC is what it is. Kaun Banega Crorepati which is an original replica of popular British TV show Who wants to be a Millionaire?  The film also touches real estate mongers, red light business, gangster rivalry, songs and dance (archetype bollywood), action a masala film to cut it short. “Hard to believe an outsider can create such a clean film on us (Indians)” a colleague says.  The pirated versions of the film is out in the market and some of us have caught hold of it for sure, but I wish to watch it out in the big screen and enjoy desi Rahman. Keep up the good work and I would also like to give credits to Sukhwinder Singh and Irfan.

Monday, December 22nd, 2008 | Author:

Here you go with some more tips for making your Christmas card truly original and interesting. You can use colorful or interesting stamps on to your card. Cover any mistakes that you have with bright nail polish, old beads and such embellishments. You can also use any kind of leftover paper scraps to give your card a unique background.

So, good luck with your efforts!

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Friday, December 19th, 2008 | Author:

This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone.”
– An English author named Taylor Caldwell

Why should a card be always made from paper? Think of the different possibilities. You can make a beautiful Christmas card from a blank photo frame. You can make a card from a collage of your favorite fabrics. You can do lots, please just think about it.

Cheers to all!

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Thursday, December 18th, 2008 | Author:

‘There’s nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.’  – An American author, Erma Bombeck.

Dont worry about buying expensive material to make your card. Just check out what is available at hoome. You may have lots of cards lying around. You can make a collage out of them if you want. Or, you can cut out the pictures that look really appealing and paste it onto a blank greeting card or a colorful scrapbook paper.

Dont worry about creating a firm base to hold your card. You can use cardboard or come up with innovative props from home to display your card.  You can make a card from old wrapping paper, brown paper bag, old music sheet, or grey colored construction paper. Spice it up with glitter or crayon coloring. It’s not about what you create or about following a set of rules, its more about how you feel when you create something, how you think about it deeply and how much you feel a sense of  enjoyment doing this.

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