Lots of Avenues…So Where You Start Shouldn’t Necessarily be Where You End

Do not stick to the cliché saying…This is an age of innovation where you can discover yourself in a different way every singly morning — Blogs Studley James

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Indus New LogoYesterday was quite a relaxing day, which ended in me, finishing the novel I was reading (a small but enjoyable victory).  The novel I finished was “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien: the book was arguably a work of fiction but his fascinating recollection about the Vietnam War was extremely intriguing. It also invoked in me the urge to read again since I’ve always been an avid reader. In fact, I can’t vouch for everyone but reading almost always makes me feel empowered — Empowered to think about my own life, my own battles and my own way of thinking.

Right now, what I am thinking about would most definitely be where my life is going to look like after graduation. I have so many interests and passions (and yes, one of them is English) that I feel torn about where to take my life, whether I want to stay here or go back home, whether I want to do research or public outreach or continue my studies or pursue literature (or all four? At the same time? Ha ha, now you know my dilemma).

However, as I drone about what every other 20-something year old drones about, I realized scrolling down my LinkedIn profile that there are so many avenues you can take in life that where you start shouldn’t necessarily be where you end.  I know it’s the most clichéd saying of this century where everyone is harping about interdisciplinary knowledge, job skills intertwined with writing, research, outreach, networking, analyzing, and critical thinking. But it’s also very hopeful. At least it is this hope I am riding on as I search for work and internships so I can be successful (whatever that means: could be topic for another time).

The idea of success brings to mind; the next book I am reading is “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Let’s see what thoughts this book will incite and inspire.

 

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Don Bosco Erupts, The Students Exult in Joy

Download Firefox: The IndUS Way‘ meet up on 7th Nov, 2015 at DBS, Liluah saw some amazing enthusiasm among the participants. Some excerpts, directly from horses’ mouth.

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Abhinab Mishra, XI Sc, DON BOSCO SCHOOL LILUAH

Recently I was lucky enough to have had such an experience that makes me feel how big the world is… Blogging. A word that brings a lot of questions in your mind, a lot of thoughts in your mind… And to answer it all here we had Subhasis Chatterjee sir who taught us all it meant. Sir taught us Blogging – its features, the techniques and the processes involved. It all was truly amazing.

He took out some time from his busy schedule just to teach us what it all is and how we can do blogging. From the Mozilla’s introduction and its uses and important updates, from Mozilla’s variety of languages to using them all he was there to help us in all these. Our inquisitive and stupid doubts to asking questions not related to the topic we had asked them all. But he answered patiently to our doubts without getting irritated. It was a good experience all together and it was quite a lot of fun.

The activities were also interesting and it provided us with enough opportunities to prove our skills. Truly great thanks to Mozilla and ‘Indus’ and not to forget, big thanks to the people behind it. The person who thought about it… And Subhasis sir who accomplished the task. ‘Indus’ is a great mission of uniting India and U.S. It is truly a great thought. Hats off to the people who thought about such a great idea. A small tagline that might help you in the future (although I am not supposed to… still)-‘to unite the whole world through blogging, where style and passion is born. Indus… the blog for a blogger for whom… Pen is mightier than the sword. ..THANK YOU ALL!

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Rohitendra Chatterjee, XI Sc, DON BOSCO SCHOOL LILUAH

We, the students of the science section had a wonderful chance to take part in this and get some facts and figures clear. Mr. Subhasis Chatterjee, representing Mozilla enriched us on the topic of the importance of blogging and the Mozilla inititatives.

Sir told us about how Mozilla understood the concepts of bridging the inter-communal gap between various communities of India because India is an amalgamation of various cast, creeds and languages. Thus, in a very dynamic and fluid way he introduced us to the new initiatives taken up by Mozilla to release the Firefox browser in 90 different languages, if I remember correctly including Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada and many more. I was pretty amazed at Mozilla’s efforts to bridge the gap between various people in India and connect the world through blogging. Subhasis sir made us feel at ease. We were also showed how to download the Hindi browser and we downloaded it of our own. Last but not the least, we also got free goodies from Mozilla .So I would like to end this post on the note that making Mozilla native to India and introducing people to blogging is a wonderful head start for making the world a true Global Village…..Kudos to Mozilla!!!!!

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Ayut Ghosh, XI Sc, DON BOSCO SCHOOL LILUAH

A day well spent with two people coming from ‘IndUS‘ to make us learn the importance of blogging. I support their innovative ideas about moving up to make a connection between India and US. I would also like to give a big thanks to our school authorities for giving the permission to make time for this interactive session with them. I learnt a lot of interesting and unknown facts about Mozilla Firefox and its upcoming venture of globalizing the Firefox browser in different languages. Eagerly waiting for the next interactive session…

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Dhritiman Mukherjee, XI Sc, DON BOSCO SCHOOL LILUAH

The workshop that you conducted today at our school was highly enthusiastic and is worth an appreciation. After this workshop, I got somewhat an idea about blogging and also got to know about Mozilla in a better away. Being an inquisitive student forever, I am very glad that I got my questions satisfactorily answered by you. I look forward to meeting you again and hope that I come across many more interesting issues and news and workshops conducted by you. It was a very pleasant experience meeting a highly talented person like you sir….with such an innovative idea and an initiative for the betterment of our community and country. I hereby agree with your thoughts and ideas and I hope that you will be successful in your initiative. Looking forward to many other workshops conducted by you!!

Compilation: Subhasis Chatterjee