BCET Bloggers: Check them out!!

This is an attempt to have a collection of all the blogs owned by BCET-ians past or present. This, I feel will develop a culture that will promote the virtual world in this part of the world. For more information about this… Click here


Kolkata Photo Walking – 20th September 2009

Photowalking is the act of walking with a camera for the main purpose of taking pictures of things that the photographer may find interesting; and the idea of organizing such a Photo Walk in Kolkata has been by Arjun da.
We got a very nice response to the first Photo Walk in Kolkata. when we had started organizing it there were only four people but on the final day(20/09/2009), we got more people.

Photo Walking Team; Missing Mr. Anirban Saha (Snaping)

We all gathered near Golbari, Shyambazar at 7:30am. Most of the people were in time. And after having an interacting session we all headed for our destination – Kumartuli at 8:00am.

It was a busy, crowdy day in Kumartuli.

All the artists were busy in giving finishing touches to the Durga pratimas.

It was all fun out there. Hardly any of the artists had time to talk to us but some how we managed to talk to a few. It was really very nice to hear them.

During such a WALK a very shocking thing happened with us. Arjun da was taking a snap of a old building meanwhile we heard an old man shouting at him in a language which hardly anyone had expected to hear from those people. He was scolding him in ENGLISH!!!! And in the way he scolded him, that was very much insulting so we just ran out of his sight.

But finally it was a great day out there. A day full of fun, excitement and enthusiasm which no one is going to forget. We are hoping to get a media coverage of out snaps within a few days. And We are also planning to have the SECOND KOLKATA PHOTO WALKING SESSION by the end of this year.

A few more snaps taken by me:

NOTE: All photos have been taken by Nokia 5130 c-2 mobile (2 MP)

PhotoWalk… 1st time in Kolkata!!!

Devi Durga

Photography is our passion; and every passionate photographer dreams for for photo-walk.. So, it’s for the !st time we are organising a Photo Walk in Kolkata on 20th September, 2009.

Date: Sunday 20/09/2009
Time: 5:30am
Target Place: Kumartuli(Kumortuli) in North Kolkata
Meeting Place: Shyambazar 5-point (Golbari)

So, Guys and Gals of Kolkata, What are u all waiting for!!!!
If u love photography and u have a camera or a camera mobile lying beside u just pick it up and join us!!!
No matter whether u r a professional photographer or not; just come and join Kolkata’s first Photo-Walk.

To register: Click here

Mr. Anirban Saha
Miss Sreyasi Nag Chowdhury
Mr. Abhishek Adhikary

Join us and discover the photographer inside u!!!!

City kids top Net-savvy league

Life on Broadband

Parents and teachers take note. High school kids in Kolkata have become digital natives, making extensive use of the internet and cell phones to access information.

According to a survey by Tata Consultancy Services, across 12 cities and covering 14,000 students aged 12-18 reveals that 77% school children in Kolkata use the internet to access information, more than kids in any other city including Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad.

Given the low home PC penetration in Kolkata, this does come as a surprise. Obviously, cybercafés contribute majorly in enabling student’ access to Web. But what comes as an even bigger surprise is that at 24%, the city also tops in internet access from cell phones. The survey shows 90% of students have access through mobiles and 76% through computers.

>> 63% of students spend over an hour a day online.
>>93% are aware of social networking.
>>Unlike Mumbai where Facebook is the most popular social networking site, Orkut is more popular in Kolkata.
>>77% of students use Google and Wikipedia to check u on facts and figures.
>>46% use online sources to access news. TV/newspapers users are 25%.
>>62% have a PC.
>>1/4th owns a laptop.
>>It and engineering remains the most popular career choices- with Indian companies scoring over foreign ones.
>>6% students get over Rs 2,000 per month as pocket money.
>>Opportunity to travel and acquisition of new skills score over salary when it comes to deciding on career.

Net score: IP addresses outnumber people

Who's Surfing Net???

Internet is growing in dimension every second, so much that there are more addresses than there are more people on earth, claims the team behind Microsoft’s new search engine BING.

Bing has the number of web pages at “over one trillion”, while Google had earlier indexed more than one trillion web addresses. The current global population stands at more than 6.7 billion, which means that there is about 150 web address per person in the world.

And this could mean that if a person spent just one minute reading every website in existence, then he or she would be kept busy for 31,000 years, without any sleep. “An average person would need six hundred thousand decades of non-stop reading to read through the information,” News.com.au quoted Bing as saying.

Mark Higginson, director of analytics for Nielsen Online, said that global online population had jumped 16% since last year. “Approximately 1.46 billion people worldwide now use the internet which represents 16% increase from the previous year’s estimate (1.26 billion in 2007),” he said.

The largest internet population belongs to China, with 338 million users online, which are more than there were people in the US. However InternetWorldStats.com (IWS), a website that combines multiple data sources, has claimed that China’s online population is more like 298 million.

But, measuring the online population could be tricky- there are servers, users, per capita numbers, and penetration percentages to evaluate. Thus it is difficult to find a single figure to represent the world online population.