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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Chandigarh Railway Station’s Executive Lounge is Not Open Yet

Its almost seven months back when the executive lounge was inaugurated at Chandigarh Railway Station but the passengers cannot avail the services of the executive lounge. The railway board is yet to include Chandigarh in the list of stations to start the facility. The executive lounge was inaugurated by the MP Kirron Kher on 3 October, 2016.



The railway board recently approved a list of 50 stations where executive lounges will be managed by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), but the list didn’t include Chandigarh. As a result, the executive lounge here was not available for public use as the Ambala division, under which Chandigarh station falls, does not have the staff to maintain it on a regular basis.



According to sources, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation regional director shared that they have received the list of the stations where they have to manage the lounges. Though they have received a request from the Ambala division to manage the executive lounge in Chandigarh, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation would not be able to start the work as the board has not given its approval. He expected that the next list of the railway board will feature Chandigarh railway station for the executive lounge. The stations where they will manage the lounges included Jammu, Amristar, Kalka, Ludhiana and Jalandhar. The executive lounge will have facilities such as easy chair, bathing, towel kit, buffet and LED TV for passengers. But it doesn’t have the provision of AC.



To avail the services of executive lounge at Chandigarh railway station the passenger has to pay Rs. 150 for two hours. For buffet, coupons will be available on payment.

The lounge at the railway station is lying locked these days. Executive passengers wait in the normal rest rooms at the Chandigarh railway station.

List of Best GMADA Sports Complex in Mohali

Sports complex is an essential part of the development of the city. The cities like Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula has a series of sports complexes. These complexes play an integral part in the overall development of an individual and children. The sports complex consists of many facilities like swimming pools, gymnasiums, yoga centres, track & field stadiums, facilities for various games and sports etc. Olympic Park is also a kind of sports complex. Let’s explore some of the best sports complexes in Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula.



GMADA Sports Complex, Sector 71, Mohali – Sector 71 sports complex is one of the most well maintained complexes of Mohali city. The complex has many built in facilities for the sports enthusiasts. Some of the facilities available are Table Tennis court, Badminton court. The swimming pool here is excellent and clean as compare to to other sports complexes.

Sports Complex PCA,  Mohali – Without a doubt PCA sports complex is an excellent place for the budding sportsperson. One can avail many facilities available here some of them are cricket, gymnasium, swimming etc.

Sports Complex, Sector 65, Mohali – The sports complex in sector 64 is good in terms of maintenance, facilities etc. The complex has many built in facilities for the sports enthusiasts such as Badminton Court, Squash, Boxing, Swimming etc. It has good Gym for both men and women.




Sports Complex Phase 6, Mohali – This Sports complex has only a swimming pool. The instructors or the life guards are less attentive here. The pool is not maintained very well by the contractor. Though this is not in very bad shape but an average swimming pool.

Sports Complex, Phase IX , Mohali – The sports complex is shabbily maintained and has only badminton courts. Badminton courts looks good but maintained very poorly. Though it has swimming pool as well but in about 3 years administration could not run water in it and this newly constructed pool started deteriorating.

All the above sports comlexes comes under Greater Mohali Area Development (GMADA). These complexes are a great place for all the sports enthusiasts out there.

Which one do you like the most? Let us know in the comment section below.

Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium Panchkula

Spread over hundred acres of land, Tau Devi Lal Stadium is a world class sport complex situated in sector, Panchkula. Currently, the area consists of two sports complexes that being Tau Devi Lal Cricket and the Tau Devi Lal Football Stadium.

Tau Devi Lal Stadium is relatively small in comparison to the Football Stadium. The Stadium has a capacity of holding around 6000 spectators all at once. The stadium gained its popularity after the inaugural of the Indian Cricket League Twenty 20 Tournament. The stadium is world class venue with many built in facilities. Some of the practice facilities available here are four batting nets with concrete pitches which are perfect for batting. The pitch of the stadium is little bit rough and is an untested one.

 




Established in 2007, Tau Devi Lal Cricket stadium is few kilometers away from the International airport Mohali. The stadium has been beautifully built and well designed, allowing the stands to be erected where needed. There are Six Flood lit towers around the stadium.

Tau Devi Lal Stadium is wonderful place for many local and International matches held in India. This place is worth visiting for all the cricket enthusiasts out there.

List of Charitable Hospitals in Chandigarh

The city beautiful Chandigarh has various multi-specialty charitable hospitals. Charitable hospitals provide many facilities such as various treatments, body tests etc which are expensive outside and are also available here at reasonable price. The motto behind their existence is they believe in serving humanity. Besides from being economical the charitable hospitals have a good team of doctors which are experienced and many of them only believes in serving humanity. Some of the doctors are working for free in these hospitals. Also, one can find these hospitals near to every two to three sectors. It becomes easy for the residents to avail their services easily. So, we bring to you a list of charitable hospitals in and around Chandigarh.


  • Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib Charitable Eye Hospital, Sohana – SGHS was established in 1995 in sohana opposite to Gurdwara Gur Shabad Prakash Akal Ashram by Bhai Jasbir Singh ji. He was honoured with the ‘Panth Rattan’ award for his contribution to the society. Jasbir Singh ji started this hospital with the motto to serve millions of patients across the nation without any discrimination. During the hospital’s earlier stages it was only dedicated to eye care but gradually it became a multi-specialty with multi-disciplinary hospital. The charitable hospital has almost every facility needed and is quite economical which makes it easier to approach for all the sections of the society.
  • IIAHP, Sector 35 – This hospital is a nonprofit charitable trust which specializes in treating brain disorders, mental retardation, epilepsy, autism, hyperactive, add, development delay and down’s syndrome. Basically it is a rehabilitation, therapy and learning enhancement centre for the brain injured children. Situated in Chandigarh, the international IIAHP trust has a good team of professionals which treat various brain disorders.
  • Life Care Masonic Charitable Hospital – Located in Madhya Marg near new opposite new public school, Life Care charitable hospital is a registered organization of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Sewa Society. The dedicated professionals of the society work on many Medical projects. The multi-specialty charitable hospital is dedicated to eye and diabetic treatments. The experienced team of doctors has performed more than hundred surgeries for needy patients. The charitable hospital has all the equipments available for ratiana examination and surgeries, cataract in the OPD section.
  • Guru Nanak Multispeciality Charitable Hospital, Sector 35 – Guru Nanak charitable hospital is a non profit trust which specializes in kidney projects. The hospital is a registered organization of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Sewa Society. Free consultation is provided by a team of twenty specialists present in the hospital. The facilities such as complete dental treatment, OPD, ultrasound, x-ray, ECHO, MRI, TMT, ECG etc are completely free here.

Charitable Hospitals are economically approachable and completely non profit trusts with some good facilities available in it.

What do you think about these charitable hospitals? Do share your views with us in the comment section below.

Thunder Zone Water Park Chandigarh

Thunder Zone Amusement and Water Park is the best and the most beautiful park in the whole of Northern India which was brought into operation on 15th May 2002. It has numerous thrilling amusement and water waves and slides accompanied with lush green lawns. It is situated on a scenic land of 11 Acres at a drive away distance of just 13 Kms. from the heart of the city beautiful and just 4 Kms from Mohali. It houses 12 exclusive Rides, which brings the world of fun and thrill. Water Park has 4 pools in which always lies the never-ending fun and masti.

The fantasy park Thunder Zone is packed with exciting and thrilling rides. Thunder Zone provides a variety of activities, thrilling rides, amusement slides along with green lawns. It is being said that at Thunder Zone the rides are quite much exciting as compared to other water parks. The water rides especially the wave pool which generates artificial waves is amazing. Other than this there are various amusement rides such as Octopus, Caterpillar, Columbus, Swinging chairs, Music bob, Splash, Striking cars, Boat club, Sun ‘n’ moon, Baby train, Mono train, Free Wall which are amazing and thrilling. All the rides here are safe and for the age group above 10 years. The colombus ride is the most famous and thrilling ride of thunder zone amusement park. There is a boat like structure which swings right and left. Then there is a free fall ride which gives a illusion of free fall.

After enjoying rides, when it comes to food, Thunder Zone also offers a food court which has a huge variety of different cuisines on their menu. The court provides local Indian street food to the International cuisines on their platter.

Thunder Zone Water and Amusement Park is a wonderful place to enjoy weekends away from all the city blues. The timings to visit this place is from 10am to 7pm in summers and 10am to 5:30pm in winters.

What do you think about this amazing place? Do share your views with us in the comment section below.

Holi An Indian Festival of Colours

Holi is known to be a festival of colours. Every year, the festival is celebrated throughout India in the month of March. It starts on the purnima somewhere between the end of February and the middle of March. This year the holi will be celebrated on 13 March, 2017. The reason behind celebration of this festival is that it signifies the victory of good over evil; to celebrate the arrival of spring; end of the winter season and thanksgiving for a good harvest. On the first day of the holi, Holika Dahan or Chhoti Holi and on second Dhulandi, Rangwali holi is celebrated. Holi celebrations start on the night before the festival. A bonfire is set where people gather and rituals are done. On the next day holi is celebrated where people chase or colour each other into dry powder, colored water and water balloons. The fun and frolic festival is celebrated very enthusiastically among Indians. The people gather at one place or visit their families and throw colour at each other. When gathering is there how can we forget food. Traditional Holi delicacies are served such as ghujiya, bhaang drinks, bhaang pakoras, golgappas, chutneys made out of bhaang and mint, thandai etc.

India is a country of many religions, cultures and traditions. According to every region or culture the holi is traditionally celebrated in many ways. Let us explore how the festival of colours is celebrated in different regions.

  • Rang Panchami, Maharashtra & Madhya Pradesh – In Maharashtra Holi is celebrated as Shimga which lasts for 5 to 7 days. The people of Maharashtra play holi very enthusiastically. A week before the holi people starts collecting firewood and money. In the evening of shigma the bonfire is set and lit. Everyone sits in front of bonfire and traditional delicacies Puran Poli is served. The colour celebrations take place on the 5th day after Holika dahan known as Ranga Panchami.
  • Basant Utsav and Dol Jatra, West Bengal – In this region of India holi is commonly known as Dol Jatra, Dol Purnima or Swing Festival. On Dol Purnima idols of Krishna and Radha are taken to the streets in a procession. Boys and girls dress up in saffron coloured clothes, sing and dance to celebrate and welcome the season of spring with the festivities. At the procession men spray water and colour for fun. Also there is a special celebration at Shantiniketan.
  • Lathmar Holi – Barsana village, Uttar Pradesh – The festival of colours is most enthusiastically celebrated in the region of Uttar Pradesh. Popularly known as Lath Mar Holi the festival includes not only colours but lathis (Bamboo sticks) also. This type of holi is played in the region of Banaras and Nandgaon, Mathura and Vrindavan also. According to the traditions, women chase away men with lathis. Men also provoke women by singing songs to grab the attention of women to chase them away with lathis. The story behind this tradition is that on the day of holi Lord Krishna went to meet his beloved Radha. There he playfully teased her and her friends. To this the women of banaras chased him away. Every year the men prepare themselves and visit banaras to participate in this tradition. The following day then it is the turn of men who drench women in colors. During this fun event thandai with bhang is served. After drinking they react in very funny way some people laugh, cry or eat too much.
  • Hola Mohalla, Punjab – In this region of India the walls and the verandas are decorated with chowkpurana (rangoli). Women draw tree motifs, ferns, flowers, plants, peacocks, palanquins, creepers, geometric patterns along with vertical, horizontal and oblique lines with a piece of cloth. Then like other regions, holi is played with colour and water. A day after holi, Hola Mohalla is celebrated by the Nihang Sikhs. This festival was started by the tenth Guru of Sikhs Guru Gobind Singh ji. The Nihang Sikhs throw colour at each other and play Gatka, Martial Arts and listen to kirtan, sing and do poetry. It is worth visiting Sri Anandpur Saheb during Hola Mohalla.
  • Phaguwa, Bihar – Phaguwa another name for Holi in the region of Bihar is celebrated very enthusiastically in the region. Like some other regions here also bonfire is the part of the holi traditions. A day before holi, in the evening a poja is conducted where a bornfire is lit. They put wood of Arrad, dried cow dung, Holika tree, unwanted wood leaves and freshly harvested grains in the Bonfire. On the day of holi they throw dry organic colors, colored water on each other. People dance on the folk songs and traditional food and drinks made of bhang is served.
  • Kumaoni Holi – Kumaon Region, Uttarakhand – Kumaoni holi is played in the Kumaon region of Uttrakhand. There are different forms mainly in the form of musical holi like Khari, Baithki and the Mahila Holi celebrated. As per tradition the local people wear traditional clothes, Khari songs and dance in tolis (groups) and greet the passerby.
  • Shigmo, Goa – Shigmo a holi festival in Goa is celebrated as a spring festival over a month. The farmers of the region do traditional folk and street dances. As part of the festivities Holika puja is conducted where yellow and saffron colour or Gulal are offered.
  • Royal Holi Udaipur, Rajasthan – In this region the festival is celebrated by starting poja in the evening. The bonfire is lit also known as Holika dahan. This celebration is done at a huge level by Udaipur’s Mewar royal family. The procession includes decorated horses and the royal band. Later, the traditional sacred fire is lit and an effigy of Holika is burnt.

These are some of the unique ways of playing holi in the different regions of India. How do you like to play holi, let us know in the comment section below.

Chandigarh International Airport will get more International and Domestic flights

Chandigarh International Airport will get more International and Domestic flights in the first quarter of 2017. This is an overwhelming information that soon Chandigarh International airport is going to get two more international direct flights from here. The probability is that these flights might commence from March month of this year or early April. The destinations which are highly visited by global tourists all around the world are picked and these are Bangkok and Singapore. After two flights operated by Air India directly from Chandigarh International Airport to Sharjah which are already taking off almost every alternate day, news of inclusion of these two international direct flights from here will help natives and surrounding areas to a larger extent. Indigo is already operating a direct flight to Dubai daily from here. These new International flights will be operated by Air India. Jet Airways too is planning some International direct flights from here. This will set invitations for International operators to start their direct flights from here.

There are also speculations that few domestic direct flights in the month of February 2017 too are going to be added from here; probably to Chennai, Goa, Hyderabad and a few more destinations which will be a welcome news in new year.

Addition of these flights will boost the Chandigarh International airport expansion and development of areas around International airport. This move will invite tourist to the city which will give a boost to Hotel Industry, Travel Industry etc.

What You Should Know About Digital Marketing Services

Digital Marketing Services

Today Business units are rushing into a digitized reality primarly powered by Internet. And the traditional Business houses which has hundreds of years of successful Business history have started facing a challenges for not walking alongwith growing trends i.e. Digitization of their Business and approach to acquire new customers as well as to sustain existing ones. The world today is contrastically different from what it used be few decades ago.

The Digitization is not just a term whereas it shall be a habit all business houses shall adopt while planning heir marketing strategies, because marketing your business at place where your target customers are located is right approach. This apprach will completely transform companies relationship with their customers. Some companies have a misconception that their business has a website and they are Digital now. This conception is like “Living in Fools Paradise”; because Digital services are lot more than that; like social media marketing, marketing through mobile devices, driving traffic to online shopping portals, Blog posting, SEO, Content marketing etc. This has given birth to entirely a new porfessional service unit called “Digital Marketing Services“. The online shoping portals, eCommerce portals are growing faster than anyone’s expectations. These portal help you to order anything from your drawing room or bedroom and that get delivered. A simple example that you can book a taxi from your mobile device and by the time you are ready to move taxi is at your door steps.

There is another trend which is growing very fast, is to engage end users via social media. The social media platforms like Facebook, Google plus, Twitter etc. are very healthy means to stay in contact with your customers. There are certain people who uses social media merely for advertisement which discourage customers. The companies who post engaging contents and use social media for sending out new and valuable things to their customers are the ones who can best benefit from social media.

So as a whole Digital Marketing is not just a method where you have a website and get customer feedback; whereas it is a day to day updates, information which companies send out to their customers which is helpful to them. With the use of Digital Marketing services company can reach out to their customer faster than anyone can expect. There are many companies which has considered a exciting method to engage with their customers to offer new services by creation of mobile apps.

Gotzu Technology is a company offering Digital Marketing Services and operating in Tricity (Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula). They can tailor your business’s Digital needs. They can be contacted at below contact information for discussion.

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