Saturday, 14 September 2019

Journey to Basic Mountaineerig Course at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI)

Prasenjit Mukherjee (After BMC at HMI)
HMI (Himalayan Mountaineering Institute) was not well known to me but for recent past. Of late members from our team are frequent trainees in HMI. Last December, it was the turn of Prasenjit, and this time, Dipankar Banerjee starts his 28-day long training today. Yesterday was the day to see-off at Sealdah.  We attended him. Depankar, a high school teacher by profession, was rather excited and at the same time bit low for he has to leave his family behind for so long days! Okay! This is how life goes on.

Prasenjit Mukherjee before BMC

What I get from those completed BMC is that each day you face new and stronger challenges which will take litmus test on your character. You feel helpless. You feel frustrated, fatigued, depressed. But you need inner strength to keep on going. You need to overcome your weakness by shear mental strength. This helps developing character.

Dipankar Banerjee on the way to HMI

Fortunate to meet lots of HMI-ans of late! They look simple. But so far as mountaineering goes, they are real marvels! The paths that anyone would dare to go, they take on by choice with full gaity.

Subha with family, me, Dipankar (Check Shirt), Pappu, Prasenjit

Anyway, I am not the expert to comment on HMI. Someday, I will videograph those who have completed BMC from HMI and update this post. Till then let me share few pictures of my friends / brothers during their HMI days. And surely, a snap of HAPPY JOURNEY episode to Dipankar Banerjee.

Prasenjit, Dipankar & Me

BTW did I mention, I got my new phone. This OPPO A5S has 4GB RAM, 64 GB Memory. Battery stands for nearly 24 hours. Considering my usage as hotspot for soft browsing, this sounds good. Picture is OPPO class. But I really do not like OPPO hiding ages. It should be original. But they are using some filter in Camera to look you younger needlessly. Sound is good but not like Samsung. It lacks that sharpness and brilliance. The set is lightweight and grips well. 

Few links for those interest on HMI:-
That's the staff I had tonight.

Lastly, I have revised my Joomla learning and created a Joomla site after many years. It is always great to maneuver a CMS as powerful as Joomla 3.*. This is the site.  WB ePension Guide (This is a helpful guide for Govt. Employees who want to apply for Pension and also for the schools to fill up pension papers.

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Shoulder pain from Laptop Use an Effective Remedy

Adjustable height of the foldable table

For couple of days, I am suffering from Shoulder Pain, an obvious sign of overuse of laptop. Few days back, got this wonderful folding laptop table. It has few amazing features:
1. Adjust height
2. Adjust inclination
3. There is a guard wall to prevent accidental slip of laptop
4. A table fan charged via USB to keep laptop cool.

And above all, with consistent use of this work table, my pain has reduced a lot.

Thank you friend for such a pleasant gift.

Fitted with USB fan

Monday, 9 September 2019

How to Prepare for Mathematics Examination (Last night before exam)

Well. Math exam is here. And now my lad is ready to take a delicious sip of Math Magic. It is no brainer that you shall struggle. But if there is will , there is way. So, this is the checklist of things must you do to avoid disaster:

1. Practice construction. 
2. Then practice Graph
3. Then mug up few values of Trigonometry
4. Mug up few formulae of mensuration, like , area, perimeter, volume etc.
5. Finally comes your saviour, Mr. Algebrea. Go through the formulae, solve 2/3 equations, 2/3 types of factors, and find value.
These are really helpful to build confidence, trust me. Besides, don't go for the toughest sums. Go for the easier problems. In any examination, the papers are set keeping in view potentials of students with different levels of abilities. So, you may expect most questions to be easy while few (usually less than 20 - 30%, twisted. Just ensure your slice of bread and have a enjoyable test.

If you happen to visit this page well before examination, I would say to prepare your SECRET COPY for Math. Write down the following in that copy from the very beginning:
1. Construction
2. Theorems in Geometry
3. Algebra formula with 4/5 typical problems on each formulae.
4. Menstruations formula and 4/5 typical use of each formulae.
5. Statistics - 1/2 sample problems from each chapter
6. Co ordinate - Each formulae plus 2 sample problem on each formulae

That's done.
Just enjoy your Mathematics test and remember this world has lots of better things for you apart from Math. So, instead of getting panicked, concentrate on your SECRET COPY and other wonderful aspects of life like gardens full of flowers, great dinner you must have once the test is over, company of your friends. 

Well for those still not sure how to sum up the staff, my suggestion is to collect a good summary book.
Oswaal Book

I have found one from Amazon, Oswaal Sample Questions Book for Mathematics. The book gives summary of all essential chapters including all formula and mind map. Priced really low, you must grab your copy. Otherwise, just create your secret companion. 
Anyway, if you like this quick note, please let me know.

I drafted this while preparing my Class - IX students for Half Yearly Exam.

With little modification, you can apply the same strategy to combat Math exam of any standard.

Enjoy. Happy Reading.

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Observation of Aranya Saptaha 2019 - অরণ্য সপ্তাহ ২০১৯ উদযাপন

Planting Trees, Keshab da, Soumit, Santanu & Me
অরণ্য সপ্তাহ ২০১৯ উদযাপন
Celebration of Aranya Saptaho 2019 was done with great enthusiasm from Hitarthi Prangan on the the 21st day of July, 2019. We collected saplings from Forest Department, Government of West Bengal. The saplings were distributed among the local inhabitants. The program was headed by the work force of Santoshpur Prof. Satyandranath Bose Science Circle. What I loved most is that the way our team was inquiring every individual looking for free saplings. 

হিতার্থী প্রাঙ্গণে ২১-শে জুলাই উদযাপিত হল অরণ্য সপ্তাহ। পশিমবঙ্গ সরকারের বনবিভাগ থেকে আনা চারাগাছগুলি তুলে দেওয়া হয় সন্তোষপুরের সাধারণ এলাকাবাসীর হাতে। প্রায় ঘণ্টা দুয়েকের এই অনুষ্ঠানের সমাপ্তি হয় এই শপথ নিয়ে যে আবার পরের বছর আমরা আসব চারাগাছ বিতরণ করতে। 
আয়োজনে - সন্তোষপুর প্রফেসর সত্যেন্দ্রনাথ বসু সায়েন্স সার্কেল।


Few sample conversations:-

Our team: What are you looking for here? Any specific plant? Do you have a plot of land?
Response: Nope! I don't have land. I want to plant it on roof-top.

Response: Oh! Ok!
Bappa Donating Saplings, Keshabda Registering Recipients' Name

Young saplings waiting for home
Soumit handling young saplings

Proud to get ownership of a sapling
Young sapling distributed by our young brigrade

Plants in the queue for perfect home

Soumit donating plants

Me with Subhashis holding young plant
Me with Prasenjit

Donation of Saplings at SOMONWYI Club
Great Feelings

Honestly, distribution of saplings is not like cleaning gutter. It needs passion. Donation of a sapling calls for diligent selection of proper caregiver as without care no sapling can survive. There were demands for both fruit as well as flowering plants. Species include, guava, jack fruit, amla (AMLAKI), pomegranate - just to name a few. This two-hour long event ended up with the promise to come back with plants in the next year.

Monday, 1 July 2019

Hitharthi Prangan ( Well Wishers' Courtyard) - Clothings for Under Privileged Persons

An awesome Sunday as we spent hours to arrange and organise clothings for the under privileged persons at Santoshpur under the banner of Santoshpur Prof. Satyendranath Bose Science Circle. 

The event took place on Jun 30, 2019, Santoshpur, Kolkata - 700066

Subhashis, Santanu, Keshab da, Chhoton, Prasenjit, Bappa

Santanu, Prasenjit, Sudip, Bappa & Me
Keshab Da, Santanu & Me
Hitarthi Prangan, Santoshpur
Clothes are staked up for the under privileged persons to take up!

HITHARTHI PRANGAN ( Well Wishers' Courtyard ), Santoshpur

Saturday, 29 June 2019

PURI - Before & After Cyclone Fani

Puri is the second home of people of Bengal. Coming back to Puri gives endless joys. And with gracious presence of Al Mighty Lord Jagannath (Puri Temple), Puri, the vast sea beach, plentiful of affordable accommodation, nearby tourist point of interests like Nandan Kanan, Surya Mandir at Konarak, Chilka Lagoon and many more - Puri is emotionally attached with Bengalis. 

Well, honest I am a frequent goer to Puri and this time on two occasion - just before and after Cyclone Fani. We witnessed the same joys that Puri offers us invariably during my visit to Puri before Fani. But after Cyclone Fani, we witnessed traces of devastating damages everywhere. From Bhubaneswar to Puri - the falling roadside trees, severely damaged homes, bent electric poles, glass windows of hotels - totally smashed, and finally the Puri Station - that's a disaster! The famous Kalpabata (The Great Banyan Tree) inside the Jagannath Temple has also broken down!

Jagannath Temple, Puri

Jolly Di, my mother & me

But the spirit never dies! Puri is gaining its rhythm in full momentum. Restoration works of Railway Stations, Electric Poles, Roadside Stalls, Damaged Households are on in full swing. Hope to see Puri shinning with full glory ASAP.



Family Moment - My Mother & Jolly Di

Evening at Puri - Prasenjit & me (After Fani)

Waiting for Dinner, Puri
Not only this hotel but also entire Puri seems to be rather unusually marooned. And finally, watch this video (Puri after Cyclone Fani)! 

Please do share your views & comments!

Friday, 28 June 2019

Gangotri - Gomukh Trek - An Unforgettable Journey Towards Gangotri Glacier

This Gangotri - Gomukh trek ends leaving behind lots of sweet memories. I have shared photos and videos in my previous posts. This is the last entry on Gangotri - Gomukh Trek! Plan for whereabouts of the next trek is already on! So, you may expect more trek stories! Plus, I'll share few orthodox THINK-AND-GO travel stories I undertook very recently. Do visit my blog and share your comments!


Enjoying Snowfall
Subrata, Raju & Me

On the way! Sandipan, Sanjib & me! 
Subhra & me
Pijush Basu
Our Guide, Bipin Singh (Very knowledgeable and energetic)
Bipin whatsapped me couple of days ago. Anyone interested to trek that region, please call me. I will be more than happy to share his number. I don't want to share his number in Public Blog to protect him from overdose of Sales Calls. I have already shared his contact nos. with some of my friends. And all of them are very much satisfied with his service.

Links to previous posts:-

Monday, 10 June 2019

Gangotri - Gomukh Trek - Returning Back to Gangotri

We The Team of Seven! After completion of our project!

Any trek / expedition is a round-way journey! Return is never easy as you get tired, you have less muscular energy duly followed by lethargy to pave each step carefully as you have to negotiate the same trails, this time just in the reverse direction. More descents and less ascents! But journey way back was as amazing as the forward one!

Returning from Bhojbasa to Chirbasa

What a shade of color all around!

We walked through marvel!

Gangotri Temple - Jai Maa Ganga!

Gangotri - Gomukh Trek - from Bhojbasa to Gomukh

Today the journey must start as early as possible! We started at around 6:30 am. Walking through boulders is never easy, followed by rocky zone and eventually through the pebbles, stones, ice, and myriads of streams over Gangotri glacier to reach GOMUKH. 

But lucky we were! Fortunate we were by the grace of Ganga Maa! 

We got the clearest view of snow-peaks, Mt. Shivlinga & Bagirathi - I, II and III as the Sun on that day burst into laughter to usher His blessings over the snow-peaks all around us creating a hetherto unseen world of mesmerising natural beauty.

Morning, GMVN Camp, Bhojbasa

Everything is under SNOW Curtain, Bhojbasa to Gomukh

Few trails through boulders were really challenging!

But views like this will never get you tired!

Clear view of Bhagirathi - I, II and III Peak

Team Leader, Pijush Bose - in full control despite steep ascent and negotiating large boulders while walking towards Gomukh

Mt. Shivling

Sanjib engaging in icy activities!

Finally at GOMUKH

Me at Gomukh, finally!
We have made it finally!