Archive for March, 2012
Back in childhood, Rihandnagar was a Picnic destination for all families, school and department outings… till one day my dad got transferred from Shaktinagar to Rihandnagar. It became my home. Back in 2004, Rihandnagar did not return any successful search result in google. Today in 2012, there is a Wikipedia page and I am really happy for that.
Though I go there only in my vacation ,college breaks, summer vacation or now on festive seasons in job. The place is quite peaceful. I would not compare it with Shaktinagar or Vindhyanagar, but this small township has its own charm. More Wide Roads, less crowd, a better Club.. swimming pool.. parks.. list is endless.
Here is the NTPC Rihand Power Station, looks amazing.. rite ? It more amazing when you go there.
With only 1000 employees In Rihand NTPC, the colonies are well spaced and spread in area of just 5-7 Kms.
Then we have parks of which you can only dream in metros, that too cleaned and well maintained and hardly any public in it, even in peak hours.
The roads inside the colony are simply gorgeous and empty I learned driving here in 2004. And late nigth walk is like heaven. Peace and safe obviously.
This helipad, is for CMD or ministers when they come for visit via chopper or helicopter. And rest of the year is used as picnic spot. I has been closed recently, but you can park your vehicle sideways and still go there walking. It peaceful and the view is awesome.
Intake Well for Plant.
The famous Lake Park, people of nearby areas – Shaktinagar, Jyanth, Singrauli, etc come here for picnic. Well Maintained and an excellent spot for outings. I still remember the “Batti-Chokha” made here, when I had come 15 years back with my parents for picnic.
The parks are night are more awesome.
This is the VIP Guess House, the park is opened for public and the VIP rooms are only for VIPs visiting Rihand. Thanks to my Dad, for getting access and getting few clicks.
With around 2 years from now left for my dad to retire, this place might become history. But, I will never forget it.
You may have heard or seen speed ratings starting to appear on SD, Micro SD and Mini SD memory cards, these ratings are defined by the Secure Digital Association (SDA). These were introduced to make it easier for the consumer to identify the minimum speed capabilities of their SD cards.
These are the ratings of all currently available cards:
Class - Speed
Class 2 - 2 MB/s
Class 4 - 4 MB/s
Class 6 – 6 MB/s
Class 10 - 10 MB/s
Next time, you buy one do check the class, coz speed does matter
There were of series of photos describing the “What I actually do” from various jobs to events and life scenarios on facebook. I have managed to collect few of them in this blog. Special Thanks to my friend Prashant Rai for taking out time and posting them regularly on his facebook Timeline
After dozen of official trips to Pune in past year, finally got the chance to go for an unofficial one with friends and explore it. Pune is a nice city, and much much better than Mumbai. Not only weather is nice, there is less crowd. No Congestion or hectic life and awesome food as well. From Pune, we continued our journey to Lavasa, which was a scenic beauty.
We reached around 10 PM and headed to a famous Dhaba – “Tony Dhaba“. Had some delicious chicken dishes and then we headed, to an Area called Chandani Chowk, there is a Cafe Coffee Day, which was crowded as if it was day time and the time was 1 AM. Not to mention the gorgeous eye candies there.. And finally some sleep for the night.
Next morning we went Lavasa, a scenic beauty. It was a little sunny and hot but worth a road trip.
Few of the snapshots :
Lavasa is in the Valley and with a great scenic beauty.
No crowd, being off season, which I liked as I hate crowd.
Friends showing their photographic skills Who isn’t a photographer these days ? Everyone is
I have heard this place is more gorgeous and more lively during rains.. will try to go one more time.
It was an honor to attend the APRICOT 2012 Conference in New Delhi from 21st to 25th February 2012.
Let me tell something about APRICOT first. The APRICOT (Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies) is a prestigious regional event of the ICT industry, which began in 1996. APRICOT has provided a unique and successful educational forum for Internet builders in the region to learn from their peers and other leaders in the Internet community from around the world. APRICOT has now clearly established itself as the Asia Pacific’s premier regional Internet Summit where related organizations come together to meet and host their annual general meetings, including APNIC (Asia Pacific Network Information Centre), APIA (Asia Pacific Internet Association), APTLD (Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Forum), APCAUCE (Asia Pacific Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email), and APstar.
Held annually, the ten-day long summit consists of seminars, workshops, tutorials, conference sessions, birds-of-a-feather (BOFs), and other forums all with the goal of spreading and sharing the knowledge required to operate the Internet within the Asia Pacific region. I was lucky to attend for 5 days.
I was attending session on “Network Infrastructure Security“, which has always been one of favorites. I had chance to meet other professionals from across the world who were attending the seminar with me. Special thanks to the speakers – Merike Kaeo, Barry Greene & Peter Losher. I wish to be in touch with them in coming future.
The whole team:
At the end of the day, we where formed group and asked to deliver a presentation on “How would we prepare our Data Center, if we have a threat from anonymous group.. that they would be pulling us down in 1 week“. This is me giving the presentation fro my group:
We missed the fact that, if we have a threat. We should consider a possibility that the hacker already has the access to the network or systems. So we have to protect from that point of view as well.
To make the Conference more awesome, we had delicious lunch by the Ashoka Hotel.
Not to mention being back in NCR on an official trip also gave me chance to be in touch with my old friends.