Thomso, the annual cultural festival of IIT Roorkee is that moon of the sky

‘Stars do shine but the night is dark without moon.’ Thomso, the annual cultural festival of IIT Roorkee is that moon of the sky. Although, several college fests are organised across the country over the year but the grandeur of Thomso is majestic. Thomso, a much celebrated package of art, culture, expression with an overflow of excitement and energy, highlights IIT Roorkee’s cultural depth and ignites pride in its heritage and legacy. It nurtures the defining climate for cultural rejuvenation among the students who are in their formative years of creativity. Interestingly, it is continuously evolving since its inception in 1982 in terms of quality. Addition of innovative and diverse events along with broadening of its reach further adds to this evolution.




The heart of the fest is its theme- the central idea around which the fest revolves. For Thomso’18 the theme is ‘Seized By Stardust’ which rejoices the fascinations of the starry sky. As one may feel that gazing upon the stars, one loses himself in the bliss of silence and the peace of night. It’s the starry sky which can calm even the most furious. A simple activity as laying under the noir blanket of sky and witnessing the twinkling of the pellet like stars, twirling some millions of light years away, in their own stardust, can awe us all. And in the same spirit, we decided to take up this theme for the fest.



With sparkling aspirations, sterling accomplishments and bubbling enthusiasm, Thomso is a hub of the young and creative minds across the nation and receives a footfall of over 50,000 from over 800 colleges across the length and breadth of the country. The charm and splendor of Thomso has been winning hearts for more than 35 years now. Started back in 1982 by the students of University of Roorkee, it has played host to a multitude of talented scholars and media moguls in an annual celebration of culture and intellect.

The crux of the Thomso has always been its celebrity artists. Every year Thomso invites a cluster of very popular and talented artists that enchants the whole ambience of Thomso. To add their mystic to the magical stardust of Thomso’18, with one of the most acclaimed singer with a voice that makes heart of people swing with its melody, we will be having the very versatile figure Amit Trivedi with us for the fest. We believe this is going to be a great experience to be in a crowd that will move on the rhythm of his music.



To mix more of musical enthusia with the stardust of Thomso’18, we will be having an Indian Hindi rock band from Delhi, India. Since its inception in Chandigarh in 2008, the band has gone on to achieve massive commercial success and has become a staple in cultural and music festivals across the country. The Local Train is widely known for its emphatic lyrics – which are a blend of Urdu and Hindi- and their signature lies in a raw, honest sound which resonates with the youth. As of 2017, the band had amassed over 11 million views on its YouTube channel, which remains one of the fastest growing channels among independent artists in India.

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Thomso, the annual cultural festival of IIT Roorkee

‘Stars do shine but the night is dark without moon.’ Thomso, the annual cultural festival of IIT Roorkee is that moon of the sky. Although, several college fests are organised across the country over the year but the grandeur of Thomso is majestic. Thomso, a much celebrated package of art, culture, expression with an overflow of excitement and energy, highlights IIT Roorkee’s cultural depth and ignites pride in its heritage and legacy. It nurtures the defining climate for cultural rejuvenation among the students who are in their formative years of creativity. Interestingly, it is continuously evolving since its inception in 1982 in terms of quality. Addition of innovative and diverse events along with broadening of its reach further adds to this evolution.

 

The heart of the fest is its theme- the central idea around which the fest revolves. For Thomso’18 the theme is ‘Seized By Stardust’ which rejoices the fascinations of the starry sky. As one may feel that gazing upon the stars, one loses himself in the bliss of silence and the peace of night. It’s the starry sky which can calm even the most furious. A simple activity as laying under the noir blanket of sky and witnessing the twinkling of the pellet like stars, twirling some millions of light years away, in their own stardust, can awe us all. And in the same spirit, we decided to take up this theme for the fest.

 





With sparkling aspirations, sterling accomplishments and bubbling enthusiasm, Thomso is a hub of the young and creative minds across the nation and receives a footfall of over 50,000 from over 800 colleges across the length and breadth of the country. The charm and splendor of Thomso has been winning hearts for more than 35 years now. Started back in 1982 by the students of University of Roorkee, it has played host to a multitude of talented scholars and media moguls in an annual celebration of culture and intellect.

                    

 

The eye candy of the whole fest are its pronites. Thomso has been graced by several celebrities in the past such as Sunidhi Chauhan, DJ Marnik, DJ Nucleya, Nikhil D’Souza, Shaan, Farhan Akhtar, Sonu Nigam, KK, Kailash Kher, Sushmita Sen etc. Thomso organises over 150 events in a span of 3 days covering every topic under the sun from Dance to Literature, Music to Technology, Fashion to Entrepreneurship, Fine arts to Computer Gaming, Cinema to Showbizz and what not. The majestic grandeur of this three day cultural extravaganza unlocks a spectrum full of infinite possibilities for the creative folks and talented personnels.The winners of all these competitions are offered prizes worth Rs. 30 Lakhs as a whole. The major center stage events under various genres are-

 

  • Campus Diva, Vogue, Mr & Ms Thomso: Contests for the fashion freaks.
  • Footloose, Step Up: Dance competitions to mesmerize you.
  • Battle of Band, Sargam: Spellbinding musical performances to witness.
  • Literati, Spin a Yarn, Open Mic, Slam Poetry: Events for the literary fanatics.
  • Paint Fiesta, Art Talkies, Costume Design: Events about Marketing and Finance.

                                            

The major attractions from the days of Thomso was the Carnival. It exhilarates fanatics with euphoria and ecstasy.With events ranging from Paintball to Body Zorbing, Human foosball to dodgeball, magic shows to boulevard games, Carnival has it all. Another addition to fest is Silent DJ, the showstopper of Thomso for the whole of 3 days which surely leaves everyone with a whole lot of memories. Another event that made the night life exuberant was Nightlife Cafe that grabbed mass attention after the pronites. The euphoria that surrounded the ecstatic days and charismatic nights of Thomso is treasured in everyone’s hearts.




Expanding its horizons to reach out to a wider audience, Thomso organised zonals for the very first time in 2017. And carrying on this trend in 2018, Thomso carried out its talent hunt in Jaipur, Delhi, Bhopal and Lucknow. The zonals are competitions that provide opportunities to participants directly get into the finals of highly diverse and competitive events at Thomso. The overwhelming participation in the zonal events has encouraged us to cover more cities in the next edition of the fest.

                 

 

‘We rise by lifting others’, Thomso truly abides by these words of Robert Ingersoll, extending its helping hands to bring about a change in society. Thomso proudly announces its association with the following NGOs -Teach For India, Kailash Satyarthi Children Foundation and Sofia educational and welfare society. The essence of giving lies in the very being of Thomso cherishing the joy of being a supportive force to a social cause.

 

So if the magnificence and splendour of Thomso captivated you, do give us a visit this October and experience the most magical three days of your life.

 

Register now for Thomso’18: www.thomso.in/register.

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Coworking space, Share Workspace in Tricity

Coworking space, Share Workspace in Tricity

You call it Co-working space, shared working space or shared work-space in Business Center is high on trend. We offers nicely crafted working space at Bestech Busines Tower which very prime location adjacent to Chandigarh International airport. This is an ideal place for Start-ups, Entrepreneurs, freelancers, Small teams, Large team, Work from home professionals and corporate Employees.
The biggest worry point for start-ups, Individuals, small teams; is high Internet bills, Power backup expenses, Furniture, interiors, House keeping, Electricity bills, Space rent and binding period etc. The professionals working from home do need to try this as this will help them to interact with other corporate and share business ideas. We have come with best solution for you to focus only on your work and we will take care of all other things. This will help you to grow your business and earn more profits.

The Co-Working space, Shared Workspace is very ideal for any Start-ups. Any start-up failure come with heavy financial losses apart from other losses which is very discouraging for start-ups to gear up for next innovation. The Co-Working space originally was very popular in Western countries but now with growing outsourcing and arise of great opportunities for professionals the shared Workspace is becoming more popular in Asia pacific. The prominent cities of India has shared Workspace culture high in trend. This not only protect you from lots of tensions where as it save lots of money results in rise in profits/ earnings. Some professionals work from home but at some point they feel like disconnected from society. Shared Workspace give them opportunity to interact with like minded professionals, shared their ideas, get ideas from other and widen their professional/social circle. We invite all Professionals to visit our Shared Workspace once. Do fix a meeting before coming to ensure you are attended by someone.

Banda Singh Bahadur Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT) Mohali

The first of its kind Banda Singh Bahadur Inter State Bus Terminal Mohali was established in 2016. It is equipped with state of the art facilities. Banda Singh Bahadur ISBT Mohali has many built in facilities for the daily commuters.




Banda Singh Bahadur ISBT Mohali is a fully air conditioned bus terminal. It consists of WiFi, Cyber Cafe, Medical Facilities and shops. Around 360 cameras had been installed at the ISBT and a control room set up to monitor security. Persons coming to the bus stand would be scanned for security reasons. The new terminal has ticket counters, parking lots, space for parking buses, drop areas and waiting lounges. The terminus also has a 10 screen multiplex in the Tower A of the complex. LED screens have been put up at ISBT to display the routes of buses. The facility is under the transport department. Banda Singh Bahadur ISBT MOhali is situated in Phase VI opposite the verka.




Banda Singh Bahadur Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) also known as Mohali Junction is a newly built Rs.500 crore facility. The terminal spread over 6.6 acres of land adjacent to Verka Chowk on the National Highway 21 improves connectivity of the tricity area to northern Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. The SAS Nagar ISBT was inaugurated by the Punjab deputy Chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal. All the buses entering SAS Nagar including those going to Chandigarh passes through the ISBT. As many as 1,900 buses passes through the terminal daily. The facility has been named after the Sikh general, Baba Banda Singh, who is credited with defeating Wazir Khan, the Mughal nawab of Sirhind, leading to the establishment of the first Sikh kingdom in 1711. Banda Singh Bahadur’s statue has been built at the entrance of the bus terminus. The bus terminal will also have a helipad on the rooftop.

Haryana Urban Development Authority Introduces New Water Tariffs in Panchkula

From now on the residents will have to pay double the water bill. The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has introduced new water tariffs in Panchkula with effect form Thursday.

The new water tariff will affect in a way that from now onwards the family living in a 10 marla house which inhabits 4-6 members have to pay Rs.900 against a water bill of Rs.400 for two months. The industry is also going to pay four times more for the same facilities.




From Rs.1.25 per kilolitre in the lowest slab, the lowest rate now will be Rs.5 per KL. The commercial and industrial water tariff has been fixed at Rs.15 per KL against the current rate of Rs.4 KL. A KL is 1,000 litres.

The water tariff was not revised since 2001 and the cost to supply water is around 70 crore whereas the department just has Rs.15 crore. By hiking the rates the department will be able to collect around Rs.300 crore. Besides the water expenditure the rest remaining amount is spent on the maintenance of boosting stations, tubewells and water works.

HUDA under its new water tariffs has intimated to the group housing societies to install water meters soon. According to the new rules the water usage of these societies will be properly metered.




50% of Panchkula’s 250 societies were being charged flat rates. But under the new norms they will no longer be sent average bills from the next billing cycles. They will be charged Rs.10 per kilolitre after consumption of 30 kilolitres. Besides residential, commercial and industrial will also have to follow the same suit.

The HUDA Officals shared that the increase in water tariffs in Panchkula has been notified with the approval of state government. With this they will be able to narrow down their operational losses and will be able to maintain adequate water supply.

Bir Shikargah Wildlife Sanctuary Panchkula

Bir Shikargah Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Panchkula district of Haryana, India. Spread over 767 hectares of land the wildlife sanctuary houses Vulture Conservative and Breeding Centre Pinjore. It is 8 km away from Pinjore on Pinjor-Mallah Road. Bir Shikargah Wildlife Sanctuary is 10 km from Kalka, 20 km from Panchkula, 30 km from Chandigarh, 20 km from Morni Hill station. Forests Department, Haryana of Government of Haryana officially notified this as Wildlife Sanctuary 29 May 1987.

In 2009, the Government of India declared Bir Shikargah Wildlife Sanctuary Zone an Eco-sensitive Zone (ESZ), as a result development will not be permitted within a 5 km radius.




Bir Shikargah Wildlife Sanctuary and Khol Hi-Raitan Wildlife Sanctuary are only 3 km aerial distance from each other, both are also only few km away from Kalesar National Park, all of which lie in the Shivalik hills of Haryana. All these three centuries have similar species of wild animal that migrate from century to another. The wild species include Chital (spotted deer), Sambar deer, Indian leopard, Asiatic elephant, Wild boar, Rhesus macaque, Gray langur, Striped hyena, Indian jackal, Jungle cat, Indian gray mongoose, Indian fox and Indian jackal.

The nearby attractions of the Bir Shikargah Wildlife Sanctuary Panchkula are Kalesar National Park – 15 km from Yamunanagar on Chhachhrauli road, location map, it has wild animals such as elephant, wild boar, sambar deer, hare, red junglefowl, porcupine, monkey and chital.

Khol Hi-Raitan Wildlife Sanctuary spread over 4883 hectares area of land in Panchkula district, 3 aerial km from Bir Shikargah Wildlife Sanctuar near Panchkula on Morni road, 20 km from Chandigarh.




Flora of Bir Shikargarh Wildlife Sanctuary
A thick forest cover envelopes the area of Bir Shikargarh Wildlife Sanctuary which possesses lush greenery. Trees like Teak, Eucalyptus and Khair are a few of the numerous species of flora which thrive in the cool depths of this wildlife reserve. The sanctuary also possesses Dry Deciduous Mixed Forests.

Fauna of Bir Shikargarh Wildlife Sanctuary
Numerable types of wild creatures prowl about Bir Shikargarh Wildlife Sanctuary including Nilgai, Wild Boar, Muntjac, Goral, Rhesus Macaque, Sambar, Common Langur, Chital, Mongoose, Hyena, Jungle Cat, Porcupine, Spotted Deer and Jackal. Lucky visitors might even receive a few glances of Leopard roaming about the sanctuary grounds. The birds which dwell here are Grey Partridge, Red Jungle Fowl, Black Partridge and several others.

The ideal time when one must pay visit to this wonderful wildlife sanctuary is between the months of October and March. The closest airport to the sanctuary is the international airport near Chandigarh. There exists an efficient network of roadways which easily connects it to the rest of the city.

Wonderful NASA Cassini’s Images of Saturn and its Many Moons

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has arrived in Saturn’s neighborhood more that 10 years ago, it has been sending wonderful images and data about the planet which is famous for its rings and many moons. Before the spacecraft runs out of the fuel it final sweeps of the area and NASA send it into Saturn’s atmosphere to burn up in a fiery sendoff.




Until that final salute in September and as Cassini takes whatever measurements and other data it can during the time it has left, we can reflect on its most exciting discoveries of Saturn and its moons. Here are some of the most important images it has sent back to Earth.

Enceladus, a moon of Saturn

Saturn has many full sized moons orbiting it. Scientists have discovered that its massive rings have tiny moons which are known as moon-lets cutting through them as they swing around the planet. The moon-lets displace material in the rings during their orbits, with their gravity creating waves in the dust that forms the rings and creating propeller shaped gaps in the rings wherever they are. Cassini got plenty of closeups of these propellers, but arguably the most powerful of its moonlet images is the strikingly clear closeup of Daphnis, a 5-mile-long moonlet streaking through the outer edges of the planet’s rings.

After a dive between Saturn and its rings

During its journey to the outer solar system, the Cassini spacecraft has gotten up close to Saturn’s moon Enceladus including inspecting plumes that come off the moon’s surface. This shot of the plumes backlit by the sun show them shooting off Enceladus. Cassini flew through the plumes for the first time and collected data to send back to Earth around the time this picture was taken. Over time scientists have analyzed all the data from Cassini to find that Enceladus has hydrogen, which could be an energy source for certain kinds of alien life forms.



Titan is the largest moon of Saturn

When Cassini first encountered Saturn’s largest moon, it was able to capture views clearer than any equipment before it. It would learn much more about Titan over the years, but this first detailed image was where it all began. Since Cassini entered the moon’s neighborhood, it has collected data that indicates volcanic activity and teaches scientists about what it’s like on the surface.

Saturn blocks the light of the sun, its rings are illuminated from behind and shine in the darkness of space.

Cassini once made a clever move of using Saturn to block the intense light of the sun and then snapped a photo from behind the giant planet, capturing its illuminated rings in all their glory. According to NASA, it was a view scientists had never had before. And it included some familiar faces A trained eye can detect the “pale dot of Earth” above the bright main rings as well as the moon Enceladus.

Everything About Draupdi Maumu Who Could be the Next President of India

The new president of India is going to be elected in the next month. So many candidates who could be the next president of India are doing the rounds including BJP veteran Najma Heptullah and Mahatma Gandhi’s writer grandson Rajmohan Gandhi. Many say Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided Jharkhand Governor and BJP leader Draupdi Murmu to be the party candidate.




Only few people know about Draupdi Maumu. Here are few things about Draupdi Maumu who could be the next President of India.

– Draupdi Maumu has been a two time BJP MLA from Rairakhol in Mayurbhanj. She has held several portfolios in the BJD-BJP coalition government between 2000 and 2004. She was given the Nilakantha Award for the best MLA in 2007 by the Odisha Legislative Assembly.

– Draupdi Maumu’s election is going to impact the BJP’s prospects in the next Lok Sabha polls in several states with significant tribal population. Her native district which is Mayurbhanj lies on the borders of West Bengal as well as Jharkhand. She will impact tribal votes majorly in the three states while also improving the BJP prospects in Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra.

– She was sworn in as the first woman Governor of Jharkhand in May last year. Maumu is also the first tribal to become the governor of a state in India.
– Draupdi Maumu comes from a Santhal tribal family in Uparbeda village in Kusumi block of Mayurbhanj district. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree. She has worked as a teacher and government clerk before joining the politics.
– Murmu’s election will help improve the BJP’s chances of winning the upcoming assembly polls in Odisha.




– Draupdi Maumu had lost her two sons and husband. She has one daughter who is married. In an interview after she was appointed the Governor of Jharkhand shared how she was completely devastated. But God has given her the strength to continue to serve the people.
– The choice of her being as a president will boost PM Narendra Modi’s new strategy to focus on Dalit and tribal votes.
– If Draupdi Murmu is elected then she will be the second president from Odisha after VV Giri.

Explore India’s Seven Destinations At Rs. 872 Per Day, Train Start from Chandigarh

Vacations are going on and it is a perfect time to go out with your family or friends. Well if you want to explore India then book your tickets now. The train named 7 Jyotirlinga Yatra will be launched by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) from 18 June, 2017. The train will offer a 12 days and 11 Nights package at an economical rate of Rs 872 per person, per day.




The 7 Jyotirlinga Yatra package will cover seven destinations across India including Ujjain (Omkareshwar and Mahakaleshwar), Dwarka (Nageshwar), Veraval (Somnath), Aurangabad (Grishneshwar), Shirdi and Nasik (Bhimashankar and Triyambakeshwar). The Bharat Darshan tourist train will depart from Chandigarh railway station next week.

The tour package with a total cost of Rs 10,465 for each person, will include journey by second sleeper class train, accommodation in non-AC dormitories/hall, vegetarian food (breakfast, lunch and dinner), tour escort and security on train and tourist buses for visiting sightseeing spots.

Bookings for the train are available online on the official website of IRCTC  that is www.irctctourism.com or at the zonal office in Sector 34. For any problems or query one can contact the their office at 0172-4645795.




According to the sources, the IRCTC official shared that after sharing the response to the tour packages, in Jyotirlinga tourist train, there are 800 seats and till now, 733 of them have been reserved. A majority of the seats have been booked by Chandigarh residents. A week is still left for the residents to get their tickets booked. The IRCTC is expecting a good response as more and more families have got their tickets booked.

The officials of IRCTC informed that in all the Bharat Darshan trains, there are a total of 11 coaches having a capacity of around 800 seats. The officials also informed that IRCTC will also be renewing its customized tour package to Shimla, which was initiated last year and had received a good response.

Health Tips for different Blood Groups – Diet Plan

Health is a state of a person’s mind, body, spirit usually free from illness, injuries or pain. In other words, we can say that the person is healthy or has good health. Health mainly depends on the lifestyle and behaviour of the person that he/she adapts through exercise, good sound sleep, maintaining weight, personal care or hygiene, proper diet and avoiding bad habits. In fact a person’s health is his true wealth. Good Health is maintained by a proper diet which is a person’s basic need and keeps one healthier. Diet is based on nutrition of the food which a person consumes according to likes and tastes. It plays a significant role in quality of life, good health and longevity.

But What if Good Health Also Depends on Different Blood Groups?

A very interesting concept recommended by Dr.Peter D’Adamo a naturopathic physician. Humans with particular blood groups respond differently to specific types of foods they consumed. He had claimed that eat food that fit your blood groups. His assumptions of this blood groups diet plan are that blood groups are the reflection of one’s genetic structure.




This theory not only determines the eyes color, height, weight, hair but also the kind of metabolism the person has. So, the person of a particular blood group will respond best to specific kinds of diet. In other words diet plan based on blood groups could help in building good health.

Diet Plan for different Blood Groups

Blood Groups of ‘A’ – The people with blood groups of ‘A’ such as A+ and A- are recommended foods which includes wheat for good health. The wheat products such as breads, pastas, chapatis, bakery products and wheat noodles are good for this blood type.



People having Blood Groups of A can also consume green vegetables. Tea, especially green tea. Light pulses, lentils, fish in small amounts and fruits. Foods that are fresh, pure, and organic works best for various blood groups especially A. Avoid excess of heavy meats and dairy for good health. Dr. D’Adamo also prefers some exercises for blood groups of ‘A’ such as calming, centering exercise, like yoga and tai chi.




Blood Groups of ‘B’  The people with blood groups of ‘B’ (B+ & B-) should consume milk, curd, cottage cheese (paneer) and other dairy products. If they have less active lifestyle, then choose skimmed or low fat milk for balanced health.

People having Blood Groups of ‘B’ should avoid the consumption of chicken, wheat products, high glycemic foods such as rice, biscuits, semolina(sooji) and all purpose flour(maida). All the green vegetables and low sugar fruits are beneficial to health of these blood groups. Persons having Blood Groups of ‘B’ should do moderate physical exercise requiring mental balance, such as hiking, cycling, tennis and swimming.

Blood Groups of ‘O’ – Dr. D’Adamo says that blood groups of ‘O’ are the earliest human blood group. These blood groups have acidic constitutions that are more acidic than alkaline. The natural pH of the body is 7.4 and should be least acidic so as to work properly. But in their case acidic constitutions have to work harder to keep body health in balance.




So, people having these blood groups should avoid foods which produce acids upon digestion. Non vegetarian food, pickles, alcohol, fried food, dairy and excess of wheat and all purpose flour (maida). They should have all kinds of vegetables like leafy, rice, potato, Bengal gram (black channa). All kinds of lentils and fruits like melons for great health. Blood Groups O’s should do aerobics, martial arts, contact sports and running.



Blood Groups of ‘AB’ – The two blood groups of ‘AB’ group have compatibility with A as well as B blood groups. So, foods of both blood groups A and B will suit the body health. But keep a watch on the quantities of food which one is consuming. AB blood groups gains weight after their 30s. Take fewer amounts of wheat and dairy products. For this group, a combination of the exercises for blood groups A and B works best.