Friday 30 October 2015


     Let me start with a very highlighted phrase (also called richa) written in world’s most ancient book, Rigveda. In this ’richa’, a woman “SHACHI” describes  her self-respect  like this
Means “I am the flag bearer, cacuminal among women, and the great orator. I am victorious, and my husband is under my   wishes.” Shachi   is the wife of the king of   gods ‘INDRA'.So this just a simple line shows that what fabulous position the Indian women were holding at that time in the society.
Vedic culture is witness that at that time women were partner of men in real words. They used to go in battle with them, used to do sacrificial rituals (yagya) with them, used to help in agricultural tasks and used to write very good literature also. If the great sages like ‘Gritsmada , Vishwamitra , Vashishtha , Vaamdev , Atri and Bhardwaj’ have very reputed role in writing Rigveda then I must mention that the great ladies like ‘Ghosha, Apala, Lopamudra and Indrani’ have also equal importance in composing Rigveda. A class of intellectual have belief that the seven mantras that is recited in vedic culture marriage are not written by any male rishi or maharishi, it is the seven promises that a female sage ’Surya Savitri’  took from her husband at the time of her marriage. These were her emotional feelings that instantaneously arose from the core of her heart. These seven mantras give emotional explanation to the complex relations of husband and wife.
Now the question arises that if women in our country were so highly reputed and self-capable in Rigveda age then how did they reach to such misery? Books of Indian ancient history contain the solution of this riddle. As I have shown earlier that women were standing at the same position where the men were. This was the time when Arya civilization was taking shape. Villages were established. Our ancestors started thinking of business going ahead of agriculture. But, for business, business centers were needed and for that centers towns were needed. Birth of towns led to some bad rituals.
After Vedic age, the epic age brought bad omen for women. This was the time when Rhapsodes wrote Ramayan and Mahabharat. These both immortal epics elaborate effectively India of that time. They tell us that towns transformed into empires. These empires developed the feeling of  ‘making slaves’ inside a human. They started fighting to each other to prove their highness and to defeat others pride.  Unfortunately, men used women as an equipment for this purpose. Ravan kidnapped Sita, and Kauravas tried to undress Draupadi in the fully filled hall.
The moral deterioration of Great India who was the head of intellectuality and liberalism started exactly from this point. This process was taking strange shapes in different centuries. Rajputs started “jouhar” and Mughal started “parda”. Among these bad things, the worst and unimaginable ‘Pratha’ started in our country and that was “Sati Pratha”. In South India, beginning of ‘Devdasi’ was also the result of same male dominated thinking. These all things hurt the energy and soul of women very badly. The condition of women is much worrying today. 33% girls in our country are forced to marry before the age of 18.In rural areas, approximately 45% and in urban areas approximately 35% women are facing the problem of lack of blood in their body.
I do not want to go in stats. They are really depressing. The point that I want to convey is that situation demands to change and it is compulsory. Since I am celebrating Navratra so I realized that no better time other than this I may get to talk about the fate of half population of earth.
We all have to understand that by worshiping the nine figures of Maa Durga, we all are worshiping that power (Shakti) who gives birth, who creates, who preserves and if time demands then destructs the injustice. In our country, the women have been idol of continuous fight against darkness. Our great sages of Rigveda had tried to convey the same thought to us, but we forgot them.
Thanks to god, that on account of Navratra, Maa Durga still comes in million homes of our country and symbolically tells us that we are surrounded by the army of Mahishasurs in all four directions. We all have to fight with them and have to win over them.



Monday 19 October 2015


 With the motto of nurturing freshness of ideas and creativity, INFOTSAV, the annual techno-managerial fest of ABV-Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management was organized on 3rd and 4th October this year.
The two-day fest was attended by more than 1000 students from various colleges who participated in more than 15 different contests and competitions some of which like Code Rush, Trove Trace, Forex, Stock Sutra had already been conducted before. The first day commenced with the inauguration ceremony followed by managerial events ‘Sameeksha’, ‘Brandsome’ and ‘Pinnacle’. To unleash the gaming maniacs within, the event Gamiacs was organized which witnessed tremendous participation and aggressive competition. The highlight of the fest was the event ROBO FIESTA in which more than 20 teams competed with their robots in categories of four: Blazing Wheels, Line Follower, Robo Soccer and Robo War. The preliminary rounds were held on the first day and finals on the second. The atmosphere buzzed with the excitement of the crowd. Over 100 students participated in the event Treasure Hunt where players search for a hidden object by following a trail of clues. Astronomy night, a non-competition event was also organized in which students viewed Saturn via telescope. The day ended with much awaited DJ night where students showed their dancing moves and enjoyed to their fullest.

Justifying the slogan of ‘Nurturing Novelty’ the second day of Infotsav provided a plethora of events to showcase your talents. Some of which were Tomorrow’s Cities, Aadhar and Innovation through Waste. Finals of events like Quiz, Web Designing, Escape, Brandsome and Robo Fiesta also took place. Students got a chance to attend the guest lectures of prominent personalities. Next came the prize distribution ceremony in which prizes worth more than a lakh were rewarded. The organizers were honored for their intense work and endeavor because of which the event was successful on a large scale. ‘Kavi Sammellan’ was organized too in which famous poets were invited. The poems were in verse forms with simple words that were thoroughly enjoyed by the audience. The fest ended on a musical note by a mind-boggling performance by the college band.

Following the trend of previous years, INFOTSAV 2k15 enlighted and ignited young minds towards technology and innovation. The bar has already been set higher. Infotsav will be back next year with much more fun and vigor.


Sunday 18 October 2015


                                            -Nurturing Novelty

Infotsav, the techno-managerial fest of ABV-IIITM, Gwalior was conducted with all pomp and fervor on 3rd and 4th October. Starting with the inauguration ceremony, the event witnessed equal participation from students of all years and even students from other colleges. Divided into technical, managerial, simulation, quiz, robotics and gamiacs, the whole event provided a wide range of platforms for students to showcase their talents and to compete with students of different levels. More than a mere technical or managerial fest, Infotsav proved to be an open stage for them to enjoy, compete and evaluate themselves.
  1.         The first day of Infotsav 2015 started with a splendid inauguration ceremony which gave everyone a peep into what Infotsav is all about and what it has in store. Online technical and simulation events like trove trace, code rush, forex, stock sutra etc. conducted before 3rd and 4th October also showed great enthusiasm from technical college students. Various managerial events like ‘Sameeksha’, ‘Brandsome’ and ‘Pinnacle’, conducted on the first day received great appreciation. Showing that Infotsav was not completely a strict and formal event, gamers of ABV-IIITM and outside equally created an atmosphere of fun and freedom in the event gamiacs. The on spot events like pseudo algorithm and paint ball added the flavor. But the most participated event remained the treasure hunt conducted on 3rd October in which teams participated with all energy to track down the treasure. The event was followed by astronomical night, where students were given an opportunity to telescopically see the Saturn and the moon. Concluding all these fun filled events, a DJ night was organized to mark the end of the first day of Infotsav 2015.

        October 4th, the second day of Infotsav had the final rounds of major events and many other fun filled competitions in store. Quiz and jobs had their final rounds; web designing, escape and app development contests were held and even managerial events like tomorrow’s cities and adhaar involved great participation. Guest lectures by various prominent technical experts were also held on both the days and aroused the thirst for knowledge in various topics in students. Innovation through waste stood hand in hand with the institute’s nature friendly measures and was a treat to the eyes. But ‘robo-fiesta’ justified itself of being the most anticipated event by having maximum participation and enthusiasm in the two fun-filled days. The competitions concluded with a prize distribution ceremony where the winners were rewarded along with the event core team and with equal appreciation to the organizers and volunteers. After the prize distribution ceremony, ‘kavi-sammelan’ was organized by 'HINDI SAMITI' which was a complete treat to both faculty and students. An enthralling performance by the music band of the college marked the end of the big day. Infotsav, sticking to its motto-‘nurturing novelty’, left a unique mark in the minds of everyone who participated and became a part of it.  
                                                                             -HARITHA SREEDHARAN NAIR


Saturday 17 October 2015

Interview With Anubha Swami(HR TCS)

Reporter Arvind Rachouri & Hardik Khandelwal

Ques: -Mam, how was the hospitality in our campus?

Answer: -It 
was very nice and it was one of the best experiences to plant a tree in the campus.

Ques: -What 
is one of the most irritating things you face in an interview?

Answer: -Repetitive 
answers, practical answers which don't make genuine sense are the most irritating things I faced while taking interviews.

Ques:   How would you describe an ideal candidate?

Answer: -An ideal candidate is one who is confident and one who is able to express themselves as transparently as possible.

Ques: -TCS 
is one of the largest recruiters in the industry.What is the secret behind this?

Answer: -We 
have many new projects coming in so manpower is needed and new talent is required.

Ques: -Is 
it true that TCS gives the lowest pay?

Answer: -Besides 
salary we give our employees many employee benefits and very good retention within our company.

Ques: -Is 
coding everything?

Answer: -No, it 
isn't everything because we utilize people from different sectors.

Editor: - 

Photographer- Jalaj Vashney

Friday 16 October 2015




T Ilayaraja is an IAS officer.India has around 5000 IAS officers. T Ilayaraja is one of those 5000 VIPs. 5000 IAS officers sounds a very small number to administer a large and populous country like India. To become an IAS officer is considered to be great achievement in India, it is a matter of great respect for the family to whom IAS officer belongs.


Q) What does quality mean to you?
A) Quality for me means better delivery of services. There should be satisfaction among the customers. It is delivered through perfection. For industries, quality is precision and accuracy. For service sector quality means the best delivery of services.

Q) In projects like Make in India, what should we focus upon more  – the quality of the product or its quantity?
A) Quantity and quality are two very subjective words. Quantity is nothing but the multiplication of quality.  If we focus more on the quality then we can bring the quantity in it. Hence the focus should mainly be on the quality but at the same time in projects like Make in India, quantity does matter. With 120 crore people living in this country, the quantity is a big aspect that an administrator has to look upon. We have to do work keeping in mind both these aspects .

Q) There has been a lot of projects launched in this country by the government and the Indian public seems to be very excited. Do you think the outside world sees these projects in the same manner?
A) The outside world always sees opportunity. In India, we need investments. We have got a lot of human resources. Getting investments would make our resources more skilled and efficient. We would get new technologies from them. The things that I am talking about is WiFi, broadband, etc. All these things are IT related. The countries which are IT superpowers always look for oppportunities in countries like us. Hence there is a win win situation arising. They will gain profits and we will get new technology. We might even get headquarters of big companies being set up in India .

Q) What measures can be taken so that the incidents like maggi don’t happen again?
A) For food products there are acts made in the Parliament. To maintain it at the district level we have food controllers in every district. They ensure food safety and quality. For industrial outputs there is a quality certificate called ISO certificate to determine its quality. The case with Maggi is a very peculiar one. This can be checked if we improve our own agencies and monitor them carefully.  

Q) What are the challenges that the service sector is facing these days?
A) For bringing of quality product we have to be very specific in nature. But  ensuring quality in the service sector is very challenging. There is a technological gap in our country. There are computer literates and illiterates. For a country aspiring to be an IT hub, this is not a situation we want to be in. We need to educate ourselves in computer technology. But the problem lies in the fact that there is no subject for computer science in government schools till tenth standard. We need to work towards this.
In social sectors administration is a complex thing. There is a problem of malnutrition in our country. We have to identify those who are needy and bring them to nutrition rehab centers. There is a huge amount of data needed. A single person is not enough for this. Crop failure is also a problem in our country. Technology can play a big role in helping us tackle these problems. For example drones these days are also used to check crop failure. Hence, people who are efficient in technology need to come forward and make the service sector more efficient.



Monday 5 October 2015


INTERVIEWED BY :- Shagun Srivastav and Mahima Gupta
Q1.As a recruiter, what are your expectations from the students of               our institute?
Ans. Being an e-commerce company obviously we want people with  technical skills but apart from that, we want people with good learning skills and luckily this year we do have got many people and the bar has raised as compared to last year.

Q2.Did our students managed to fulfill your expectations?
Ans. Yeah, rather it was tough for us to decide and select the best out of best. The performance this year was much better than last time.

Q3.Is Info Edge searching only for technical people or both technical and managerial?
Ans. We are basically recruiting developers so at this time we are not really demanding managerial skills and in my opinion managerial skills come from experience. It will take time to inhibit managerial skills.

Q4.Can you please tell us something about your joining and career in Info Edge?
Ans. I completed my graduation in the year 2004. Before joining, I have also worked in Halasoft Technology Pvt. Ltd.,, and I have been working in for the last few years and its been a great journey.

Q5. Where do you rank our institute among all the institutes that you visited?
Ans. Besides ABV-IIITM, I have also visited MNIT-Jaipur, Banasthali Vidyapeeth, NIT-Kurukshetra and NSIT-Delhi and have found talent everywhere. I actually don’t believe in ranking. Wherever we find talented and skilled people, we take them.

Q6.Among all your websites is the most famous one. How do you manage between all your websites?
Ans. Talking about management, we have different teams for different departments. The freshers which we will recruit will be given a preliminary training and then according to their skills and interests, they will be assigned different departments. 

Q7.How do you like our campus?
Ans. I like your campus very much. This is my second visit to this campus. I especially like the greenery here. I loved the handmade bouquet which was given for welcome.

PHOTOGRAPHER & EDITOR :-  Saloni Nigam Gunjan Tripathi