Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category

The Big Picture

int_blog_academy,  Friday, March 20th, 2009

Scenes from the recession

A horrifying bunch of recession images which is surely of great concern to human civilization all around the globe.

(Note Courtesy : Boston.com, Alan Taylor)

Twenty Years Later, The Web Is Finally Turning Into a Computer

int_blog_academy,  Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

On March the 13th, the Web turns 20 years old. In the TED talk, Tim Berners-Lee recalls how he invented the World Wide Web twenty years ago. It was a “play project” that his boss let him do on the side. Berners-Lee notes that the original Web was for connecting documents together online, and then argues quite eloquently why the Web now has to evolve from linked documents to linked data.

Of course, that evolution is already well under way. The Web is becoming a massive interlinked computer, and computers need data. As more and more data becomes linked across the Web, the more that it can be accessed, analyzed, and computed. As Berners-Lee says, “Data is relationships.”

(Quoted from Erick Schonfield)

The meaning of colour

int_blog_academy,  Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Color probably has more significance in every day life in India than anywhere else in the world. India is the land of color. Each colour has a significance. A religious meaning too. And there is an occasion for each rang. Apart from these colors, each colour has a finer significance.

Red
Lal or red suggest sensuality. But it also symbolizes purity. It actually rides a thin line between both. Red is worn at weddings. It is also the color of sindhoor and tikkas. Red is about energy and passion. Goddesses Durga and Lakshmi wear red.

Yellow
This too is a color a bride wears for a wedding. It indicates a bit of chastity and a bit of sensuality. Yellow is the color of Lord Vishnu. Yellow keeps evil away. Yellow attracts a mate. Yellow food can be sacred. Yellow welcomes spring. Farmers may often wear yellow.

Blue
That’s Lord Krishna’s color. A deep, tantalizing blue. It is a sacred blue and a color of calm. The chakra at the center of the Indian flag is blue.

Green
Green indicates fertility. Especially in Maharashtra where it is a wedding color. It is an earthy color. And a festive hue. A traditional color and a color of vitality. It suggests happiness and life. Green is a favorite too with Muslims and Parsis.

Saffron
Saffron is India’s most favorite color. Our flag has a saffron band in it. Saffron is a very holy and sacred color. An auspicious color.

White
White represent tranquility. Purity too. Hence it is worn at different occasions to suggest purity. It is also associated with death and rebirth.

Black
Black is not a happy color in India. India does not like black. It is about evil and death. Or a penance. A black mark on a child’s forehead keeps evil away. At certain occasions the superstitious do not wear black — not at weddings or births or by the pregnant. Children are not meant to wear black.

GetMeFast shines in CSSELITE

int_blog_academy,  Wednesday, March 4th, 2009


The brand new design of GetMeFast (A New Venture of Indus Net Technologies) has made its position in CSSELITE in the colorful category. Designer guys check out and see what effective business website is all about. Kudos to the designer who is also a very true friend of mine and wish to see more from him for all the ventures we have.

How to enhance a developer’s career, skills and competencies model

int_blog_academy,  Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Start by creating an IT skills grid for each team member.

  • List the individual’s specific skillsCatalog all technical competencies and skills in key areas such as design, HTML, communications, customer service and inter-personal relationship.
  • Define maturity levels—Using a standards system such as the Carnegie Mellon Capability Maturity Model (CMM) , specify current maturity levels for each skill along a standardized spectrum.
  • Identify skills of interest—Ask the individual to specify areas of interest that coincide with what the company will require over the next one to five years.

Work with each staff member to develop an individually customized Action Plan to help them move from their current position on the IT skills grid to their desired one.

  • Establish direction—Make sure that complementary skills are developed which, when combined, represent a clear path toward responsibilities that will be more rewarding to the employee and more valuable to the firm.
  • Define key stages—Design the Action Plan as a road-map—one made up of discrete stages that provide both the individual and the company with logical touch points where progress can be assessed, achievement acknowledged and course corrections introduced.
  • Specify outcomes—Decide how the individual’s progress will be measured. When possible, identify benchmarks. Devise passing grades on standardized technical competency exams or numerical scores based on department peer reviews or internal user surveys.
  • Annualize objectives—Incorporate this information into a career plan supported by mutually agreed upon annual objectives for the employee. Conduct performance evaluations throughout the year. Provide counseling as appropriate. Update the staff member’s career plan, annual plan and objectives, and positioning on the IT skills grid. Use these elements, among others, to assess incentives and other compensation.

Abhishek Rungta, at SES London 2009

int_blog_academy,  Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Byron Gordon, SEO-PR, interviews Abhishek Rungta, Founder and CEO of Indus Net Technologies, exhibitor at SES London 2009. Abhishek describes Indus Net Technologies as an Internet strategy company, which started in 1997 in India and serves more than 5,000 customers around the world. Abhishek talks about Indus Net Technologies global expansion having opened new offices in the UK and stresses Indus Net Technologies key focus on the following: web design, development and Internet marketing.

Talented Designer from the Design Team

int_blog_academy,  Tuesday, February 24th, 2009


I am privileged to announce that my dear friend – SUBHROBIKASH DAS from the Indus Net design team has been a winner and is been recognized by the renowned ‘American Design Awards-Monthly Design Contest‘ and has scored 72 in the month of October 2008 , out of 681 entries. The details are:

Website: www.HZ423.com
Date Submitted: 10/31/2008
Listing Appears Under: October 2008
Score: 76

Its truly a remarkable achievement and I wish to give him my heartiest Congratulations on behalf of the Design team here and also wish he makes us more proud in the near future.

My 5 Star wishes to the Great Designer of INT!

Indus Net Academy gets recognised

int_blog_academy,  Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Indus Net Acdemy is pushing itself ahead in this Kolkata Book Fair and making its presence felt among all with the presence of The Hon’ble Minister of Information & Technology Mr. Debesh Das and being covered by reputed media Houses like Channel 10 is surely bound to create envy among our competitors. Our stall is been flooded with enquiries and CBT selling is beyond our expectations. We are surely thankful to people of Kolkata for the overwhelming response.

Honble Minister of IT, Debesh Das

Hon'ble Minister of IT, Debesh Das

CEO of Indus Net being interviewed by Channel 10

CEO of Indus Net, Mr. Abhishek Rungta being interviewed by Channel 10

Top Tip for Going Green at Work

int_blog_academy,  Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

More Work, Less Energy

For many people, a computer is the central tool at work. Optimizing the energy settings for computers and other devices can be more than a modest energy saver. Set computers to energy-saving settings and make sure to shut them down when you leave for the day (“standby” settings will continue to draw power even when not in use). By plugging hardware into a power strip with an on/off switch (or a smart power strip), the whole desktop setup can be turned off at once (make sure to power down inkjet printers before killing the power—they need to seal their cartridges). Printers, scanners, and other peripherals that are only used occasionally can be unplugged until they’re needed. And of course, turn off lights in spaces that are unoccupied.

Dreamspark: Sparkling a Billion Dreams

int_blog_academy,  Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Microsoft unveils DREAMSPARK, a resource which can be of immense help to Students, professionals, developers who wish to work in the software environment developed by Microsoft. An adequate knowledge base for designers and software developers, looking to unleash the best of knowledge for a great future.

One can download sofwares, collect sofware DVDs, play simple online quizes and win cool prizes, create your own Graphiti Wall and lots more…..