Dakshh 2017 – Heritage’s Tech Fest Back After a Year

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Dakshh 2017 Promotional Poster

Tech Fests have always held top-notch significance in the roster of an engineering college’s yearly activities. Add to that the fact that the college hosting it is one of Kolkata’s best, and that the fest is returning after an unfortunate year’s hiatus, and you get a sense of the extravaganza that Dakshh 2017 brought to the table.
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Getting the Blues with Friday Night Originals

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Livening up the Doodle Room.

When Amrita told me about Friday Night Originals for the first time, my initial thought was, “Why has nobody done this before here?” Their aim is to bring independent, original music to the limelight. Given how the independent music scene in Kolkata has no dearth of talent yet yearns for exposure and acclaim, such a step would definitely go a long way in putting the city on national and international maps as far as music is concerned.
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NASSCOM Product Conclave Kolkata 2016

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The NASSCOM Product Conclave Kolkata, 2016

The NASSCOM Product Conclave Kolkata was held on the 15th of July 2016 at the Hyatt Regency. I was one of the delegates of the Ecosystem Partner for the event, Kolkata Bloggers, along with Anirban Saha, Arkodyuti Saha and Ankit Agarwal. The 2016 edition of east India’s largest IT Product Meet was based on the theme of “Technology Fuelling Business Growth”. The NASSCOM Product Conclave brought together entrepreneurs from diverse fields, investors, analysts and academicians under one roof in a bid to promote better networking and collaborative solutions to modern problems.
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EntreSpark’16 – The Entrepreneurship Summit

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EntreSpark 2016 – The Entrepreneurship Summit

The Entrepreneurship Development Cell of Heritage Institute of Technology conducted its flagship event, EntreSpark 2016 – The Entrepreneurship Summit last week. The Summit featured seminars by established entrepreneurs in and around the city, and workshops to motivate and enthuse students of the college to inculcate an entrepreneurial mindset. The Entrepreneurship Summit invited students not just from the college but from all other colleges in the city and beyond to understand and appreciate the spirit of entrepreneurship.
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What the India vs Pakistan Clash Stands For

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India vs Pakistan encounters have historically been competitive for on and off-field reasons. Picture – Hindustan Times

HeyNo matter how vehemently you deny, you know you’re waiting for Saturday evening with bated breath. To every Calcuttan (every Indian, really. And possibly every Pakistani too), it is a huge deal that India will be taking on Pakistan in a World T20 encounter on the 19th of March at the iconic Eden Gardens.

Cricket matches against Pakistan have always meant more to the sport-loving Indian populace than matches against any other opposition. The reasons are many – a historic political rivalry, two Asian cricketing giants fighting for glory, a popular perception of the other country (and its cricketers by association) as the “enemy”, and most importantly the disturbances in political fluidity between the nations in the last decade or so.
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The Heritage Parliamentary Debate 2016

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The Heritage Parliamentary Debate 2016 Promotional Poster.

From the 26th to the 29th of February, the Heritage Institute of Technology conducted the first Heritage Parliamentary Debate, bringing together a blend of some of the city’s finest debaters along with enthusiastic debutants, and everything in between.

Institutes with a penchant for logical argumentation around the city have for some time been committed to the development of a proper Kolkata Debating Circuit, and the success thus far in its growth has been noteworthy. One of the instruments of promoting healthy debating was this initiative by the Quiz and Debate Club of Heritage.
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International Kolkata Book Fair – Partnerships and Nostalgia

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The Inauguration Ceremony of the International Kolkata Book Fair 2016. Photograph – Rupsha Bhadra | www.rupshabhadra.wordpress.com

If there’s two things that every resident of Kolkata definitely looks forward to annually, they would be the Durga Puja and the International Kolkata Book Fair. In both cases, this city indulges in celebration. The Kolkata Book Fair – the largest Book Fair in the world – is a twelve-day-long celebration of literature in unparalleled fashion. The Book Fair is proof that Kolkata stays true to its glorious roots of being a hub of intellectual activity. The love for reading is inherent in the ebbs and flows of this great city.
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Looking Back – The Professional Chapter of 2015

Keeping the personal aside, there were a lot of things going on professionally on the Kolkata Bloggers front in 2015. I’ve tried talking about a few of the biggest events and incidents that have taken place in 2015. It has indeed been a busy year, a year that has seen a lot of growth and mostly happy times among the Kolkata Bloggers team.

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Looking Forward to Another Kolkata Winter

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Maidan scenes on a typical winter morning. Picture – Anirban Saha | www.anirbansaha.com

I’ve always looked forward to winter. The chill in the air makes me happy, makes me feel alive more than ever. December in particular has been the month that has interested me most. December in Kolkata heralds the onset of winter for four-and-a-half million people desperately seeking a drop in temperatures. December gives them hope of cooler times to look forward to.
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Sky Lanterns – #100fireflies in the Night Sky

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A wonderful evening of letting loose a hundred sky lanterns #100FireFlies

Diwali, for as long as I can remember, has been a happy occasion. As a child growing up in the festive atmosphere of Kolkata, I can distinctly recall staring in amazement at the brilliance of fireworks as they lit up the night sky. Their flair mystified me, yet allured me with sparkling ecstasy. Diwali to me is the climax of the festive season – an occasion when all of the collective happiness accumulated from the days of Durga Pujo and subsequent celebrations are set forth in a blinding dazzle of delectable fireworks. There really is nothing quite so obviously attractive as a sparkle of light.
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Inspirit Cold Pressed Juices

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Inspirit Cold Pressed Juices and Nut Mylks

On 7th November, Saturday, a group of ten bloggers from Kolkata Bloggers were invited to take a look at the research and development facility of juice brand Inspirit – a range specializing in cold pressed juices and nut mylks. It was a good learning experience, along with being a rather fun way to spend the afternoon.

What is a Cold Pressed Juice?

Most of the juices we consume in packaged bottles undergo pasteurization, which gives them a significantly longer shelf-life, but causes loss of a lot of vital ingredients. Cold pressed juice refers to juice that is extracted from fruits or vegetables simply by the use of hydraulic pressure. No heat is used to extract juice, and no cutting or slicing of the material is done beforehand. In this manner, the juice that is extracted has the highest percentage of nutrient content among all known methods of extraction.
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Is Kolkata Marching Ahead? – CREDAI Bengal School Festival

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The CREDAI Bengal School Festival Debate.

The CREDAI Bengal School Festival, an event conducted on the sidelines of CREDAI Bengal’s Realty Expo 2015, was held over the weekend of 31st October and 1st November, at the South City International School. I was a member of the audience, as part of Kolkata Bloggers, overviewing the thoughts and principles showcased by these young, talented minds.
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Spreading Smiles with Vivel Pujo Love

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The #VivelPujoLove campaign seeks to bring a smile to a not-so-fortunate child’s face.

You see them every year. The young ones who don’t have the luxury of counting the number of new clothes they get during Durga Pujo. The ones who don’t have the luxury of eating out in celebration. The ones, to whom, Durga Pujo is momentous only because they can perhaps earn a little more than they usually do. You see them, in your trance of happiness, and you ignore them. You ignore the plight of children who don’t get to enjoy as you do, for no fault of theirs. These people deserve to enjoy and celebrate just as we do, on the happiest occasion in the Calcutta Calendar.
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3D Printing – All You Need to Know

You think selfies are cool? How about a three-dimensional selfie?

3D printing is a concept that has been known for quite a while but has been implemented on a popular scale only recently. With India fast catching up with this groundbreaking technology, Srijan Creation organised a workshop on the 20th of June this year in Kolkata, to spread awareness about the utilities and basic functionality of 3D printing. Kolkata Bloggers was invited to be a part of this event. It was an enthusiastic drive to promote education and to emphasise the need for technology such as 3D printing for the betterment of our lives.

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Srijan Creation holds their workshop on 3D Printing

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Data Science Summit Kolkata

What is Data Science?

Data Science is the extraction of knowledge from large volumes of data that are structured or unstructured. This “unstructured data” could include any sort of social media update, google searches, photos, videos and any other visual content, and even emails. It is basically the practice of deriving useful insight from a large amount of data. These insights could be used in business for predictive analysis. The Data Science Summit is an endeavour to promote the same.

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