Wednesday, October 24, 2012

W I S H



 Wish You all a happy and shubh Dussehra / Vijaya Dashami .Let The‘Shakti’ of Victory of Good over Evil be with us


Sunday, September 2, 2012

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)



  Precautionary Guidelines for mobile users :

Mobile users are advised to take precautionary measures while using a mobile handset as:

1. Keep distance – Hold the cell phone away from body to the extent possible.

2. Use a headset (wired or Bluetooth) to keep the handset away from your head.

3. Do not press the phone handset against your head. Radio Frequency (RF)energy is inversely proportional to the square of the distance from the source -- being very close increases energy absorption much more.

4. Limit the length of mobile calls.

5. Use text as compared to voice wherever possible.

6. Put the cell phone on speaker mode.

7. If the radio signal is weak, a mobile phone will increase its transmission power. Find a strong signal and avoid movement – Use your phone where reception is good.

8. Metal & water are good conductors of radio waves so avoid using a mobile phone while wearing metal-framed glasses or having wet hair.

9. Let the call connect before putting the handset on your ear or start speaking and listening – A mobile phone first makes the communication at higher power and then reduces power to an adequate level. More power is radiated during call connecting time.

10. If you have a choice, use a landline (wired) phone, not a mobile phone.

11. When your phone is ON, don't carry it in chest/breast or pants pocket.
When a mobile phone is ON, it automatically transmits at high power every one or two minutes to check (poll) the network.

12. Reduce mobile phone use by children as a younger person will likely have a longer lifetime exposure to radiation from cell phones.

13.People having active medical implants should preferably keep the cell phone at least 15 cm away from the implant.

While Purchasing a Mobile Handset check the SAR value of the mobile phone. It can be searched on internet if its model number & make is known.


Specific absorption rate (SAR) is a measure of the rate at which energy is absorbed by the body when exposed to a radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic field; although, it can also refer to absorption of other forms of energy by tissue, including ultrasound. It is defined as the power absorbed per mass of tissue and has units of watts per kilogram (W/kg). SAR is usually averaged either over the whole body, or over a small sample volume (typically 1 g or 10 g of tissue). The value cited is then the maximum level measured in the body part studied over the stated volume or mass.

SAR measures exposure to fields between 100 kHz and 10 GHz. It is commonly used to measure power absorbed from mobile phones and during MRI scans. The value will depend heavily on the geometry of the part of the body that is exposed to the RF energy, and on the exact location and geometry of the RF source.

Thus tests must be made with each specific source, such as a mobile phone model, and at the intended position of use. For example, when measuring the SAR due to a mobile phone the phone is placed at the head in a talk position. The SAR value is then measured at the location that has the highest absorption rate in the entire head, which in the case of a mobile phone is often as close to the phone's antenna as possible.

Various governments have defined safety limits for exposure to RF energy produced by mobile devices that mainly exposes the head or a limb for the RF energy:

   
  United States: The FCC requires that phones sold have a SAR level at or below 1.6 watts per kilogram (W/kg) taken over a volume containing a mass of 1 gram of tissue.
   

  European Union: CENELEC specify SAR limits within the EU, following IEC standards. For mobile phones, and other such hand-held devices, the SAR limit is 2 W/kg averaged over 10 g of tissue (IEC 62209-1).

  INDIA : India now has adopted the most stringent FCC norms for mobile handsets.

1.  All the new design of mobile handsets shall comply with the SAR values of 1.6 W/kg averaged over 1 gram of human tissue w.e.f. 1st Sept. 2012.

2.  The mobile handsets with existing designs which are compliant with 2.0 W/kg averaged over 10 gram of human tissue, continue to co-exist up to 31st August 2013.

From 1st Sept. 2013, only the mobile handsets with revised SAR value of 1.6 W/kg would be permitted to be manufactured or imported in India.


SAR value information display on the mobile handsets like IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) display. The information on SAR values to be made available to the consumer at the point of sale.


Monday, June 4, 2012

Transit of Venus

Transit of Venus is a rare astronomical phenomena.

Fortunately, unlike the narrow, fleeting path of visibility for a total solar eclipse, the upcoming transit by Venus will last for about 6½ hours and can be seen from more than half of Earth's surface.

On June 5th (in the Western Hemisphere) or June 6th (in the Eastern Hemisphere), Venus will pass across the face of the Sun for the second time in 8 years and for the last time until 2117.

North Americans are positioned to see at least a portion of it on the afternoon of June 5th. Unfortunately, almost everyone in South America will miss out. On the other side of the globe,portions of the transit are observable at or after sunrise on June 6th from Europe, northeast Africa, west and south-central Asia, and western Australia.

The best-positioned skygazers are those in eastern Asia, eastern Australia, Alaska, New Zealand, and all of the Pacific from Hawaii westward. They have ringside seats for watching the entire transit, including the crucial events around both its start and finish.

Though often we're told about a particular astronomical event — eclipses and planet line-ups, for example — that happen only rarely. But Venus crossing the face of the Sun on June 5–6, 2012, takes "rare" to a new level.
Don't miss this chance to see this celestial spectacle, because you'll never have another chance in your lifetime.

To observe the transit of Venus directly you must protect your eyes at all times with proper solar filters.


 
 Transit Time as seen from Kolkata ( India ) :

1st contact: Time: 03 hour 41 minute IST. Sun: 15.1° below horizon.

2nd contact: Time: 03 hour 58 minute IST. Sun: 11.6° below horizon.

Sun Rise Time: 4 hour 51 minute IST Sun: at horizon, 25.1°

Maximum transit: Time: 07 hour 02 minute IST. Sun: 27.7° above horizon

3rd contact: Time: 10 hour 04 minute IST. Sun: 69.0° above horizon.

4th contact: Time: 10 hour 21 minute IST Sun: 72.9° above horizon.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

29 February 2004

Our First Gettogether on 29 th Feb 2004 at Punjab Club because of our dear Sanjay's ( not Naman then) initiative . Abhijit at last surfaced after seven years with the photos ( or,our faces ) at his Facebook . Feel so nostalgic and also griefed for Rajamahal and Suprio. But that's life.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

DB Relics Tour India

The Tour which started from Valdocco, Turin ( Mother House of the Salesians of Don Bosco ), 25th April 2009 in preparation for bi-centenary of Don Bosco’s birth in 2015 (16 August), will arrive on 1st May in Dimapur province northeast India, the province of the rising sun!

May 1st, this year is most auspicious. Besides being Worker’s Day, it is also the Divine Mercy Sunday and pope John Paul II’s beatification day in Rome.

The bones of the right hand of Don Bosco ( relic of St John Bosco ) contained in a casket weighs about 850 kilos, who died in Turin, 31 January 1888.

The casket containing Don Bosco Relics will reach Kolkata by flight and will be transferred immediately to a connecting flight to Imphal for the grand reception and India tour launch scheduled for 1st May 2011. It will travel 11 Salesian provinces spread out in the Indian sub-continent and Sri Lanka where it will make a pilgrim tour till 30 November 2011.

The pilgrimage covering some 130 countries is expected to end in Turin in August 2014. The bicentennial of St. John Bosco’s birth in Castelnuovo D’Asti, near Turin, will be celebrated with major events in 2015.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Relics of Saint John Bosco

The life size casket with Don Bosco replica lying in state contains the relic of his right hand bone.


The relics, currently on a five-continent tour, started its Asian leg in Seoul on 1st Nov, 2010 and will travel to 19 Salesian provinces in 17 East Asian countries before reaching South Asia, where it will spend one full year until Nov 30, 2011.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

“ The Hand of Don Bosco ”

First Ever Film on “The Hand of Don Bosco” Planned in India

The Salesians of northeast India provinces (Guwahati and Dimapur) have come up with an ambitious project in preparation for the Don Bosco Relics India Tour scheduled for May-November 2011. While director of Don Bosco Youth Centre Itanagar (Arunachal) Fr Cyriac of Dimapur province came up with the concept, Fr. Joseph Pulinthanath of Guwahati province worked on it. The casket containing Don Bosco Relics starts its India tour from Dimapur province, 1 May 2011.

“Besides dubbing the 25 minute first ever Don Bosco Flash Film into 30 languages of northeast India (as of 8 Feb 2011) we are now venturing into another relic-related ‘ambitious’ idea,” says 2010 National Film Award winner director Fr Joseph Pulinthanath of Agartala (Tripura).

“I am making a docu-meditation on “the Hand of Don Bosco,” says Guwahati province priest film director of award winning Kokborok feature films Mathia and Yarwng.

Commenting on the relic of DB’s right hand encased in the casket going around the world, Pulinthanath asks, “Why not make a film on the HAND of DB – what it did during his lifetime and what the hand of DB through the hands of his Salesians continue to do in the world, particularly in this part of India… Blessing, praying, caring, healing, working, building, comforting, supporting etc.”

As the concept and script is being finalized, Pulinthanath is involving cine professionals into the making of the never before attempted film meditation.

He plans to solicit collaboration from other provinces, for specific visuals and footage for the film project and dubbing in vernacular languages.

Sponsors and partners for this project are welcome to contact Fr Joseph Pulinthanath SDB at jpulinsdb@gmail.com
or
call +91.9436126649
Fr C.M. Paul

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Geminid Meteor Shower

There are hundreds of meteors that streak through the atmosphere of the earth each and every day and night. There are times when the earth passes through what was the path of a comet and our atmosphere will pick up a lot of tiny specks of dust left behind from that comet. When that happens, it is called a meteor shower. There are many meteor showers every year.

The source of the Geminids shower is asteroid 3200 Phaethon , an asteroid discovered in 1983. ( Our ICSE year ). There's a cloud of dust trailing the asteroid and the Earth plows through it every year in mid-December. Bits of dust traveling at 80,000 mph hit our atmosphere and turn into glowing meteors.The Geminids got its name because its radiant position, from which it appears to originate, lies in the constellation Gemini .

The darker the sky in our viewing location, the more we can see of even the fainter meteors. If we are in a light polluted area, we will only be able to see the biggest and most bright meteors. If possible get away from city lights, generally anywhere away from the city will do . Look East towards Castor and Pollux (two brightest stars in Gemini). Meteors should appear to come from just over those two stars. If the moon is up we will need to wait until after moon set. Moon should be setting around 00:45 AM on the 14th .

The Geminid meteor shower is one of the few meteor shows that is visible to the entire earth. The best night will be tomorrow , the evening of December 13th through early morning of December 14th. But the radiant is highest around 2 a.m., so the morning hours are the usually the most productive. We do not need any optical equipment. Meteors are best viewed with our
naked eyes.

All we need is a lawn chair that lays all the way back, a blanket and passion . We may see as many as two meteors a minute on average if we have a very dark sky and are watching after midnight.
Remember,meteor showers can occur several days prior, and several days after, their projected peak time .

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Telegraph School Of The Year 2010

Our School Don Bosco, Liluah was declared again The Telegraph School Of The Year for its commitment to all-round excellence on August 28, 2010 during the Telegraph school awards for excellence ceremony held at the science city auditorium,Kolkata.

Besides the school of the year award,our school also was given the award for The Best Academic Performance by a school (ICSE, ISC). The school also received certificates of honour for The Best Maintained School, Best in Social Service, Best in Academics and Best in Extra-curricular Activities.

The ISC results of our school this year was outstanding with over 94 students scoring above 90% and the school average for ISC was 88.36, indeed a dream result for most schools.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Monday, December 7, 2009

WE


Yesterday evening we twenty of us rediscovered the warmth of friendship. Realized again that everyone is a friend first and love to be together. Moments such as these are obviously precious . Let it's aura be with us .

Pavitra - Kaushik - Tapas - Naman - Amitava - Mandeep - Sanjay - Kamakhya - Partha - Narendra - Rajiv - Surendra - Belfred - Anil - Uday- Ajay Lakra - Anjan - Pallal - Raj - Debasis , attended .


PS : Photos at Amitava's Orkut profile :

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

MEETING



We are meeting , to recreate the magical warm moments of our friendship on 6 th December at Hotel Shivam ( 5 pm )

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009

WISH YOU ALL GLORIOUS NAVRATRI !

Let's revere Amba Maata....
As she returns to her earthly abode...
Giving us cause for celebration, at home and abroad....
So light the brightest diyas.......
Sing the sweetest sangeets
Adorn yourselves in finery ....
Prepare those sumptuous feasts.......
Revel in the merrymaking.........

Narendra Harlalka

Friday, September 18, 2009

Adorn Our Home


Celebration Of Introspection And Purification

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

THE POWER OF NOW

The most beautiful experiences come and go. More fundamental, perhaps, than any experience is the undercurrent of peace. Sometimes it is very strong, almost palpable, and others can feel it too. At other times, it is somewhere in the background, like a distant melody.You have it already. You just can’t feel it because your mind is making too much noise. Feel it .

Eckhart Tolle

www.eckharttolletv.com

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Colours Of Life

May God gift you all the colors of life, colors of joy, colors of happiness, colors of friendship, colors of love and all other colors you want to paint in your life


N A R E N D R A

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Monday, December 22, 2008

W I S H

Though I was fully prepared, i failed 2 make it 2 the union. Wanted 2 meet all u guys after 24 yrs man ! Would not have recognised any of u if i bumped into u at Park street !! All of u have become big guys (pun intented ! ) Will like 2 hear more from u. Do keep in touch. I shall b updating my profile ( Orkut ) very soon 2 include my photos.

D e s h m u k h

Celebrations - Rejoicing

We have family friends and friends who become our family and then there’s just our separate friends. But if we are a close knit family, our friends are defiantly going to be invited round and they will get to know our family. With that analogy, I guess there is no option; inevitably our friends and family will become one.

There’s nothing better in the cold weather to warm us up than a huge, blazing gettogether bonfire, wrapped in something warm, with our friends and family around us.

We celebrated that togetherness yesterday at Oasis in Kolkata ( 3 pm - 11 pm ) with great fervour after 25 years and made the most of it because there are millions of people that won’t have family and friends around to share with. Solemnly pray to the Almighty, reflecting on how lucky we are. Let's Cherish it.

We were 20 friends and together we were 56 family members

PS : More freezed moments at Tapas's Orkut profile

Friday, December 19, 2008

West meets East


Hi Friends
Let this meeting be a great success.
Love and best wishes to all


S o m n a t h


Guys
Have a very nice time and enjoy. Trust me we have a real good team. I love all. Will really miss all


S u s a n t a



Best wishes to all of you and I wish this get together to be a GREAT SUCCESS!!!
I am sorry I cannot be with you on this occassion.
I cannot wait to meet all you guys soon enough.....
Regards


P a v i t r a

Thursday, December 18, 2008

We are Meeting at Oasis on 21/12/2008 ( 3 pm ) with our family

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Y E S T E R D A Y ???

At Oasis on 9 /12/2008 from 6:30 to 11:30 pm ( It's Not 9/11 but ....... )

Monday, December 1, 2008

Three Friends in a .........

Susanta , Tapas & I at 5 pm today in Mohor Kunja,Kolkata

Sunday, November 30, 2008

OUR RESPECT

Mrs. Somita Munshi breathed her last today at 05.05 am (Sunday, 30th November, 2008). She was undergoing treatment at the CMRI, Kolkata.

She was born on 26 February, 1950 and joined Don Bosco School, Liluah on 1st January, 1978. She served the institution for the past 30 years. She had lost her husband, Mr. Sukumar Munshi on 31st August, 2008. She is survived by her two daughters, Arati and Aditi.

The school will hold a memorial service in her honour on Monday, 1st December. The unit test scheduled for the Junior Section will be held on Monday, while the unit test of the Senior Section will be held on Wednesday, 3rd December. As a mark of respect for our beloved Ma'am Munshi the school will remain closed on Tuesday, 2nd December. May her soul rest in peace!

AMITAVA

Friday, November 28, 2008

IN & OUT

Patni : Inflation kya hai ???




Pati : Pehle tum 36-24-36 thi aur ab

38-46-48 ho..

ab tumhare paas pehle se sab zyada hai..

phir bhi tumhari value pehle se kam hai..

yehi inflation hai..


PS : ' Worry looks around, Sorry looks back, Faith looks up.'

AMITAVA

Monday, November 17, 2008

Lost & Found


Had a sumptuous refreshment at Sanjay's Hotel Shivam ( 6 - 11:30 pm ).

Sanjay's hospitality manifested Indian culture to its core ( Athithi Naryana ) - " Let our guest be our Lord, Let we have a chance to serve ... ".

We were 20 friends absorbed in memories at 17 degree room temperature
.


Cherish Photos of the meeting at Tapas's Orkut profile (tapasban488@gmail.com)



PS :Our Silver Jubilee ( '83 batch ) will be celebrated at Oasis on 21st December 2008 ( 3 pm onwards )

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

M E E T I N G

Meeting at Sanjay's Hotel Shivam



16 November 2008 ( Sunday )



5:30 pm ( 17 : 30 hrs )


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Is It


Somnath Lahiri

Friday, November 7, 2008

Hotel Shivam

Naman proposed our next meet at Hotel Shivam on 15th (Saturday) evening or 16th (Sunday).
Will you all please come up with your views.

Also plz take into account the request prefered by Uday Vyas for arranging a meet in the month of December when he is likely to visit Kolkata. Dates of his visit shall be confirmed later.
Regards

Tapas Banerjee
9433459357

Monday, November 3, 2008

2 nd November

Our Meeting at Mohor Kunja was expansive .

Eleven of us felt the time flying ( 4 - 8 pm ) .

Who didn't joined missed dahi - fuchka , ....... but please come next time to savour the missed eupeptic menu . Please .

Don't miss the masse .



PS : Mohor is the nickname of Kanika Bandyopadhyay (1924-2000), popularly known as Mohor di . She is an exponent of RabindraSangeet. Rabindrasangeet refers to the songs composed by Rabindranath Tagore.
She was fortunate to take music lessons from none other than Rabindranath Tagore. It was Tagore who christened her Kanika (her original name being Anima) .

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Friday, October 31, 2008

Mast... Mast.... Meet

Does the venue really matter?

It is the togetherness what we long for. So, why not at "Mohor Kunja" (opp.Rabindra Sadan)

at 04:00 pm on 02.11.2008 (Sunday) for a Mast...Mast...Adda... alongwith Fuchka (Gol Guppa), Jhaal Muri and tea?

TAPAS


Second Thought

Its very nice that we meet wine and dine and then part with each other till next meet. The coming together of so many different people from all walks of life and binding them together in unison is not a mean feat.


It is the name of the school which has brought us together once again. Naman took a bold and lonely step few years back. It was from that initiative that such rare union has been made possible by all of you.


What I believe is when such a union happens it gives birth to some ideas, ideologies and thoughts which can change the way we live or our perception of the world and the society. We all are with some grace of god and blessings of our parents, placed at situations when we can at least lend a hand to some wanting souls without spending too much of our time and money when both come very dear to us.


We a group of professionals and successful business men placed all around the globe and in almost all walks of life can change a lot of things to the advantage of the society we are surrounded with. I have a strong faith that if you believe in god then believe in humanity.


I think I need not elaborate in this point too much because we are matured enough to understand that we have not many years or rather the eternity to live in. Lets not be scalar but be vector with both magnitude and speed. I have full faith in you that all of you will give this a second thought.


But even in case this idea or thought doesn't materialize or not discussed please the union of ICSE 83' batch ( Class 10 A ) should not disperse or the spirits should not dampen.

Many Regards


TADGAT


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

M E E T I N G

In our last meet at Oasis it was decided to have our

next meeting at Sanjay's Hotel Shivam

beside Howrah Bus Terminus on 2 nd November, 2008.


Sanjay Jaiswal himself came up with the proposal.


But, no coordination has been done till date.


If our meeting matures please suggest the time and post your comment .

TAPAS

Monday, October 27, 2008

Light The LIGHT

May this Deepavali

all the shadows of darkness be merging into the brightness...

All your sorrows be turn into happiness........

All your health, wealth & peace of mind are on high....

LET US NOT GET DISAPPOINTED
BY THE SHORT TERM FAILURES
LET US BE CONVINCED THAT WE GAVE
A VERY SERIOUS TRY
LET US PIN OUR HOPES ON SOMETHING
WE CAN STILL ACHIEVE TOMORROW
LET US NOT JUST THINK ABOUT TODAY
BUT FOR THE NEXT GENERATION
LET US NOT DISMANTLE THINGS IN A DAY
WHICH TOOK YEARS TO BUILD
LET US ASK OURSELVES WHAT WE HAVE GIVEN
BEFORE WE ASK OTHERS WHAT WE GOT
LET US ALL PRAY TOGETHER TO THE ALMIGHTY
FOR THE SUCCESS OF ALL

ON THIS AUSPICIOUS DAY

WISH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A VERY VERY HAPPY DIPAVALI

TAPAS