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Monday, April 12th, 2010 | Author:

So Finally I’m here, with my first ever post on VEranDA. But not writing much this time, just few visuals. Here are some of the shots from my ‘Gun‘ (wait…, don’t be scared, obviously I don’t have a gun buddy, It’s a Camera, just wanted to make an impacting title nothing else, lol !)… n, Oh please ‘m not a photographer, so stop looking for perfection 😉 . OK so just thought to post some of these pics to VEranDA, Hope you people will like them.

Some worth watching shots:

Will post some fun moments @ Veda Informatics soon…!!

Thank you so much for spending your precious time 🙂 can I ask you for some more time to write a comment 😛 , much appreciated, Thanks!!!

~ Kuntal

Monday, March 29th, 2010 | Author:

We have been noticing a rapid rise in the graph of literacy rate, but it is a fact that corruption, terrorism and crimes have also increased with the same rate or probably higher. It is generally believed that an educated man has more intellectual power and he is ethically better than a layman. But then isn’t it strange that a place having a large number of literate people has equal number of evils too. Yes this is where our modern education fails. Our modern education system has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.

If we don’t know the value and ethics of life then what’s the use of collecting degrees. You will be surprised to know that most of the criminals, chain-snatchers etc. are highly educated. Another example which i would like to tell you is an incident where four B.tech graduates took away the life of that woman who gave them life and the reason was a mere superstition. They believed that some wicked power was inside their mother’s body. How deplorable it is! Despite having good qualification, they were not literate enough to distinguish between right and wrong. It is definitely the fault of our modern education system that we only get bookish knowledge. As a formality, value education, environmental studies etc. are being included in our syllabus but we all know neither the teachers nor the students take interest in these subjects.

All these statements are sufficient enough to put a big question mark on our modern education and by the way, we are debating this topic itself shows that education is lacking its value in some or the other way. In the end, I just want to repeat the words of Adam Cooper, “You don’t need any highbrows traditions or money to really learn, you just need people with the desire to better themselves.

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 | Author:

“Iss desh ko rakhna mere bachchon sambhaal ke.” You must have heard this song playing on radio or TV on August 15, October 2 or January 26. The patriotic song from the film Jagriti was sung by Mohd. Rafi. However, many people across the border hear this song playing on August 14.

A Rare Message to Pakistani Youth-1957

Somebody in Pakistan also sailed the same kashti to safety from the same toofaan. He also had kids, who were being appealed to. The only difference being that they were being told to rescue the mulq, not the desh. The lyrics and the music are exactly the same. While technically the Pakistani boat reached the shores before the Indian one, this composition is originally Indian. A Pakistani got, as Pritam would say, ‘inspired.’ It must be a time zone issue.

Wait a minute. Am I sounding like bashing a Pakistani? NO. I love the country and its people. With due respect to my national anthem, I declare that I enjoy the Pakistani national anthem more than Jana Gana Mana. However, I have no respect for people who project a stolen piece of work as their own – irrespective of their nationality.

By the way, there is another song “Sabarmati ke sant tune kar diya kamal”. That one became “Aye QaideAzam tera ahsaan hai ahsaan”. This was still creative, considering only the music was copied and Gandhi was replaced with Jinnah. The height of plagiarism, however, was in the video. In the Indian version, a handicapped student is singing the song. The disability of the Pakistani director is visible in his inability to think of something different.

 

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 | Author:

July 14, 2009. It was a special day. Why? Okay, I am in love with bullets these days:

  • We got to meet people from Qais. The best part of the five minute meeting was how they presented us their business cards. It was so gracious. The moment reminded of my schooldays. It was so similar to all those annual functions when I received a prize from the chief guest.
  • We met Baskar. Two things. The way he shaked hands – that’s how one is supposed to do it. It communicated enthusiasm in the best possible way. Secondly, we got to learn about the concept of KEP. It was great to know how we are making products that make a difference.
  • I worked with Mohanish on a project that required some graphics to be incorporated. While I focused on making the concept understandable, it was great to see him polish every minute detail. He just made it perfect. That’s what we call value addition.

This is three-dimensional stuff.

Thursday, June 11th, 2009 | Author:

Somewhere I belong

Somewhere I belong

Sylvan zone

Sylvan zone

Saturday, March 28th, 2009 | Author:

It seems that the election campaign has turned into a cola-drink war..

Take a look at Jai Ho versus Bhay ho :

Monday, February 16th, 2009 | Author:

Two hemispheres on one wall, motivation being fanned on another. Whiteboards that refuse to stay white and the balcony of Old Trafford. That’s A-175.

Or is it?

Two pillars of the institution stand to my left. Another one sits to my right. It is to quote him, “It is not about the place, it is always about the people.”

Hi! I sit in the third row (from the entrance) and am more into what everybody else is doing. Two rows away, two great minds sit facing each other. They mean business. One of them frightens me. Oh! he is smiling. This implies we bagged a new project. Whoopee!

I see focused eyes, raised brows and thinking fingers. Suddenly, a mouth opens. “Ooh…Ah…You are my Sonia!” No marks for guessing who it was. Nobody got disturbed. Many of us have put on music as protection for our ears. Others have got used to noise. But, I wonder why the exhibition of his chest is as loud as his singing.

Somebody just kept the bowl full of sandwiches on the table. Though he lost his beloved harmonica last month, the musical notes of his jaws remain intact.

Hmmm, this one seems to be an interesting development. The number of bangles this madam used to wear has come down, from elbows to wrists.

What’s happening here? Ha Ha Ha…somebody’s leg got pulled on Outlook. And, I can already hear her replying back.

Oh no! This poor guy has been sneezing since morning. However, there is a more remarkable phenomenon occurring simultaneously. This lady sitting next to me utters “Bless you” every time he sneezes.

What unites all the people out here is a common language. They discover joy in tiny things. And this joy drives them to do big things. I guess this is how the world kisses one’s feet.