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.

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.

After WannCry there is new Variant named Petya Ransomware Emerged Spreading fast

Following the recent WannaCry ransomware attack, a new variant leveraging Petya ransomware emerged globally on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 starting in the Ukraine and spreading to millions of potentially affected people around the world. Machines which are up-to-date with Microsoft updates and security patches has a low probability of exposure. Unfortunately, this attack includes the ability to leverage one vulnerable machine on a network and propagate to other machines that were actually current. This has been reported second major ransomware attack in two months.




The malicious software will reach to machine through attachment or from melicious websites. The ransomware infects computers and then waits for about an hour before rebooting the machine. Thereafter it will started encrypting files on the computer. The ransomware takes over machine and will demands $300 as ransom. This ransom is paid in Bitcoins. This is not clear yet who is behind it, but thinkers assume someone who wanted the malware to look like ransomware. It is also guessed that the motive of this attack is destructive against Ukrainian Government. Security researcher Nicholas Weaver told cybersecurity blog Krebs on Security that ‘Petya’ was a “deliberate, malicious, destructive attack or perhaps a test disguised as ransomware”. Pseudonymous security researcher Grugq noted that the real Petya “was a criminal enterprise for making money,” but that the new version “is definitely not designed to make money.




This is designed to spread fast and cause damage, with a plausibly deniable cover of ‘ransomware’. The payment mechanism in the malware was inept to the point of uselessness because it has a single hard coded payment address, meaning the money can be traced. The requirement to email proof of payment to a webmail provider, meaning that the email address can be – and was – disabled; and the requirement to send an infected machine’s 60-character, case sensitive “personal identification key” from a computer which can’t even copy-and-paste, all combine to mean that “this payment pipeline was possibly the worst of all options (sort of ‘send a personal cheque to: Petya Payments, PO Box … ’)”

Steps once infected
Almost after one hour of infection Petya will reboot the computer. If you observe that you computer is infected, turn it off completely; Disconnect from Internet. Don’t think of paying ransome because the contact details provided may or may not be correct. Format your hard disk and reinstall operating system. Restore your files from backup.

Make sure you have genuine windows and all updates installed including all Microsoft security patches. Ensure good anti virus or Malware protection software is installed. Keep a good backup of important data. Don’t open attachment from unknown source. Understand well that nothing on internet is free now-a-days; everything comes packaged with something. Stay protected !!!!

All information above is based on web search and online authentic technical channels. Verify your self before acting in any way.



Facebook Rolls Out GIF Button – Here’s What You Need To Know

The social media giant Facebook has released GIF Format where the reply are about to get more animated. To mark the 30th Anniversary of GIF Format Facebook will allow the users to enjoy new GIF comment button that it began testing three months ago. Facebook also announced that almost 13 billion GIFs were sent on Messenger over the past year, with 400 million GIFs sent just on New Year’s Day 2017.




The GIF button will let people search and post GIFs from different services, like Giphy and Tenor, directly in the comments box on desktop browsers, the GIF button also displays trending GIFs, just like in Facebook Messenger.

Facebook added GIF support two years ago, but until now users had to enter the URL of a GIF hosted somewhere else. The GIF button makes the process a lot easier, especially on mobile. It’s currently only available for comments, but Facebook may eventually also make it available for News Feed posts because user demand for GIFs shows no signs of abating.




Facebook reportedly had support for GIFs ready for years before it was finally added, but was hesitant to deploy it because of the visual impact it would have on the News Feed. Despite the company’s initial reluctance, however, users kept finding workarounds to post GIFs. The lack of GIF support also gave other services like Imgur an advantage. Now Facebook has started embracing News Feeds with “richer” (some would say busier) media and in addition to GIFs, that includes auto-play videos and colored statuses.

For fun and to mark the anniversary of when GIFs were first introduced by CompuServe in 1987, Facebook is also running a poll asking users how GIF is pronounced, a debate that continues to rage on even though the creator of GIF, Steve Wilhite, has already declared his allegiance to the soft G.


Shahrukh, Salman & Akshay in the List of World’s Highest Paid Celebrities 2017 – Forbes

Bollywood Actors and superstars Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan and Akshay Kumar are among Forbes annual list of the highest earning entertainers in the world. The Forbes list of the World’s Highest Paid Celebrities of 2017 has been topped by American rapper and entrepreneur Sean Combs who is known by his more famous stage name ‘Diddy’, with earnings of 130 million dollars.

 Shahrukh Khan ranks 65th on the list, with the earnings of $38 million, tied with singer and actress Jennifer Lopez. Forbes shared that the King Khan continues to bank big from starring roles in Bollywood movies. He also cashes in on endorsement deals for dozens of brands most Americans have likely never heard of.

Salman khan is on the 71st on the list with $37 million in earnings, tied with English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. Forbes shared that Salman continues to produce and star in films which earn well at the box office.




Akshay Kumar is ranked 80th on the list with earnings of $35.5 million, tied with musician Bon Jovi. Forbes shared that Kumar, a king of the Bollywood box office for over a quarter of a century, mints millions through both starring and ensemble roles.

The forbes list of the World’s Highest Paid Celebrities of 2017 also includes American singer and icon Beyonce on the second spot with earnings of $105 million. Author J K Rowling, with $95 million, is at number three. R&B musician Drake is at the number four spot with $94 million. Football star Cristiano Ronaldo ($93 million) rounded out the top five.

Forbes shared that together, the world’s 100 highest paid celebrities banked a cumulative $5.15 billion during the June 2016 to June 2017 scoring period.




While there are 10 male actors on the ranking, not a single female movie star made the cut, Forbes shared that women comprise just 16 per cent of the world’s top earning celebrities, an imbalance that reflects the gender pay gap in entertainment and beyond.

The 16 women on this year’s list earned a cumulative $822.5 million.

Source: www.forbes.com



Giant hole in Turkmenistan desert is burning for over 45 years

In Turkmenistan desert a pit has been burning for over 45 years which looks like a gateway directly to hell. The flaming big hole that won’t stop burning is situated in the heart of the Karakum Desert in Turkmenistan. Over the years, the glow has become more intense and has lit up the area including the sky above.




The 226 feet wide crater which is Darvaza Gas Crater also known as the Door to Hell or Gates of Hell by the locals. Inside of it contains endless flames and boiling mud. Darvaza Gas Crater is a natural gas field that collapsed into an underground cave or pit which is 98 feet deep. The geologists have set this pit on fire so that the methane gas does not spread around. This is how it is burning since then. The place has become a popular tourist’s attraction. The surrounding area is popular for wild desert camping.

The gas reserve found in the Darvaza Gas Crater is one of the largest in the world. Every year this burning crater attracts thousands of eco tourists and researchers.




In 1971, the site was identified by Soviet engineers. The site was thought to be an oil field. The engineers set up a drilling rig and operations to assess the quantity of oil available at the site. Soon after the preliminary survey found a natural gas pocket, the ground beneath the drilling rig and camp collapsed into a wide crater and was buried. The engineers thought that the dangerous poisonous gases from the cave will affect the nearby town. So they decided to burn off the gas. The gas was estimated to get burn out within a few weeks but it is still burning since then. In 2013, he declared the part of the Karakum Desert with the crater a nature reserve.