Happy New Year & 2011 in blogging!



Wish you all a very happy new year……

Here is what WordPress says about this Blog. Just thought of sharing with you all.






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Assam: Gateway to North East India


Hello…Here I am putting few clicks that I have taken during my visit to my hometown in assam. It a beautiful and diverse state with an incredible range of cultures and landscapes located in the northeast of India. Assam has many fascinating things to see and experience. Travel to Assam and you will find everything, from spectacular scenery and rare wildlife to vibrant cultures and soul-stirring places of pilgrimage.

Spread over hundred acres of land, the extensive tea gardens in Assam are known to produce some of the finest and most expensive teas in the world. Situated along the Brahmaputra river these Tea Gardens never fails to mesmerize the visitors with its unending beauty. There are about 846 Tea Gardens in Assam. They are known to produce 400 million kgs of tea per year. Robert Bruce, an official of the British empire, who is credited with discovery of tea in 1823, gave publicity of the existence of the plant, the leaves of which were boiled to prepare the tea.

Assam is also famous for Oil and can boast of having the oldest oil refinery in the country.

The pictures of Majuli. Majuli or majoli which lies in the Brahmaputra River is one of the world’s largest freshwater river islands.Majuli lies about 200km east of Guwahati, Assam’s largest city, and can be reached by ferry from the town of Jorhat. The majority of majuli’s inhabitants are tribal’s, mainly Mishings, who migrated here from Arunachal Pradesh hundreds of years ago. There are 144 villages with about 1.5 million people. The island measures about 880 square kilometers in area. The wetland is a hotspot for flora and fauna, harboring many rare and endangered avifauna species including migratory birds that arrive in the winter season.

The lush green paddy-fields of assam……….

And the roads….

100000 visits and counting!


Today, I saw the 100000th visitor reached the blog. It feels great to achieve such huge number of hits in just a year. The number may be look small in front of big blogs and other sites, but for a little independent blog like this, it looks huge.

I appreciate everyone who takes the time to read my blog.  I especially appreciate those who have left their views and who have liked the posts. I hope that I can continue to bring more articles in various topics related to apps in the upcoming days.

Creating the blog has not only increased my knowledge, but also providing me a great platform to interact with some awesome people like you around the world.

Again, thanks for visiting…

Facebook vs Google+:My thoughts


This is the era of social networking and we are the people who live by it. It all started when I was in my engineering. First Orkut made a strong foundation in India amongst the youth. I still remember those days when we were so addicted to Orkut for making new friends, getting number of scraps, changing  profile name and pictures the most unusual and interesting way and also changing the themes as well. Orkut was a huge success in India at that time. As time passed, we heard about twitter ,facebook, myspace and some other similar social forums. To be honest, I loved orkut so much that I never bothered about these other social forums at that time. One fine day, one of my friend asked-‘Hey do you know twitter? I simply replied ‘Ya I have heard about it, but have not explored yet…what’s interesting about it? ’…He said-‘You can follow anyone there and get updates of their life’…’Is it?’…..’Yes…even you can follow Sachin Tendulkar and Amitabh Bachchan’…He said. I got some interest at that time and explored the 140 character world. But the interest just finished in few months. ’Why do I need the updates of other people’s life?’….I mean if they did something worth knowing then we can get that piece of information easily in newspaper and other mediums. Then came the facebook era. Initially I found hard to understand the facebook. But slowly I analyzed that it comes up with so many few features that eventually drag me from orkut. The same might happen to many of my friends. Unlike the other social networks facebook’s growth was solid and it keeps the platform changing frequently so as to give the people something new and keeping them busy with them so that they will not feel bored and think of going outside facebook. Today facebook has set many new standards to social networking and now facebook’s standards have become as the current definitions of social networking.

Now Google has again entered into the social networking game with new strategies. Google’s new social networking platform Google plus has been released as an “Invite only” release and this is a popular marketing technique nowadays to intensify the users’ urge to join while doing the beta testing with a limited number of users. Now I am using G+ and I think it can give a very good competition to facebook, but will need serious innovations to virtually be a facebook killer.

Now what’s in Google Plus?

Circles:  — The groups of your life

Google Circles are groups of friends you organize by topic: Friends, Family, College Buddies, Roommates, etc. From your Circles page you drag and drop your contacts into each of these groups, which make it easier to share what you want with them.

 

Sparks – Your interest tracker

Sparks is like Google Reader, except it brings content to you automatically based on your interests. Each topic (ex tech, photography, whatever) will get its own “Spark” page and provide links to related articles, videos, photos, etc

 

Hangouts — Lets you video chat with all your buddies

Hangouts are virtual rooms where you can video chat with people in your circles. For example, if you’re not busy, you can start a talk with your pals. So, basically, it’s just video chat.

 

Huddles — A new group messaging app

Huddles are group messaging for people within your Circles. There’s a mobile app available for Android now that lets you send messages from your phone. Select your group and everyone can chat with each other.

 

Instant Upload shares your mobile photos

 

This one’s simple. When you snap a photo on your Android phone, it’s automatically uploaded to Google+.

 

Here is another beautiful comparison between the two taken from net.

Now whatever the competition is, at the end we are only the people who will be benefited. Social networking is a market that closely works on peoples’ psychology giving them a virtual world with an environment that they want. Now who knows facebook comes out with new innovations the next day, or some other will come out of a blue to change everything. Till then live in present and enjoy with whatever you like.

Vote here to see who likes what……….

One year of Blogging!


The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium.  ~Norbet Platt

I am very happy to say all my blog readers, this blog has completed one year. It is like I have started blogging only yesterday. But my blog is 1-year-old today…!!

I started to blog without much interest in it. Exactly one year ago, on this same day, I read one article about ‘Why One should write a Blog?’. I was free on that day

, and so decided to create a blog just to write and post some random thoughts. I searched in Google for blog hosting sites and found WordPress to be the best blogging platform. Although I like Blogspot, I choose WordPress because the themes provided by them at that time were quite nice and professional.

Well, this is a small story why and how I created the blog. As times goes on, I found that many people share their work, ideas and thoughts that they have gained during their experience in Oracle EBS and various technologies. Inspired by that, I also started putting things that I have worked on during my journey in Oracle Application. I believe in the fact that writers literally create a new world from scratch. Writing is an exploration.

Month wise Blog Stats

This is the 150th Post in the blog. The blog has already passed 65000 visits in the first year with visitors from 150 countries around the world.

By keeping this enthusiasm in sharing the information, I will update my blog with all my learning’s and my experience…..

I would like to thank all the people who visited and read my blog…

 

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. —Benjamin Franklin

Thanks

Dibyajyoti Koch

Happy New Year and 2010 Review


Hi Friends.

Happy new year to all of you. Wish this new year will bring joy and colors to your life. Again thanks a lot for viewing the blog and posting your valuable comments. Here is a summary of this blog for the year 2010  that I got from WordPress and I would like to share this with the viewers who helped to get good compliments from the WordPress Team. Thanks a lot.

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 18,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 4 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were 108 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 223 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 29mb. That’s about 4 pictures per week.

In 2010, 128 different countries visited the site with Top 5 visits from INDIA, USA,UK,CANADA and PAKISTAN.

The busiest day of the year was December 9th with 382 views. The most popular post that day was AP invoice interface.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were en.wordpress.com, google.co.in, spiritdaily.com, google.com, and spiritdaily.net.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for imdjkoch, create report in oracle, multiple canvases oracle, and did someone say photography isn’t art.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

AP invoice interface August 2010

2

Home June 2010
1 comment

3

HZ tables in Oracle Receivables July 2010

4

Fundamentals of object sharing in Oracle Forms 10g July 2010
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5

Triggers in Oracle Forms September 2010

Know ASSAM: My Motherland


Know ASSAM: My Motherland

Assam…. a land of natural beauties, lush green, rivers, lakes, hills, animals -is a gateway to the north East India. It is a land of unexplored opportunities, gifted with abundant natural resources. It is one of the major cities of the North East India. Amazingly Assam is a multi- ethnic society and the mother tongue of the people of Assam is Assamese.

Assam is known as the Land of Evergreen Forest. The scenic beauty of the state can not be described in words. It is situated to the North-Eastern part of India. At the beginning, Assam was known by the name Kamrup when, along with Assam all other North-Eastern states of India were under a single border. But with time all the seven sisters namely Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, and Tripura got separated.

Assam can not be called a hilly state; neither can it be termed as a plain. Some parts of the state are hilly whereas others are plains. But all through the state, there is an eye-catching array of trees making the state green. The River Brahmaputra, which is also known as Kameng in Arunachal Pradesh, passes through the entire length of Assam to the Bay of Bengal dividing the state to almost equal halves, enriching the soil and beauty of the state.

WHY I AM SPEAKING ABOUT ASSAM:

Most of the times when I chat with my friends, they ask me a common question, where Assam is? I just reply them that it is towards the North-east of India & is known for its great one horned rhino’s & tea. It is also the land which houses the world’s largest river delta, Majuli. But it is somewhat annoying to answer the same question to everyone whom I met in my course of chatting. It is because, Assam is yet to gain a place in the World Map, and that’s what depresses me. Though our homeland is rich with its mesmerizing natural beauty, historical monuments, few world heritage sites and some National Parks and sanctuaries, it is yet to attract the world tourists. For this reason, I thought of bringing up a picture of our homeland Assam before the world, especially to those who knows a little or nothing about our homeland & its culture. Moreover, everyone in this world loves his or her motherland and I am not an exception.

ASSAM:

Assam, the “Land of Evergreen Forest” or the “Gateway of North-East India”, has something special, something amazing, something celestial to offer. A voyage through this “Land of Red River” means to stir up your dormant poetic mind and free-flying like a kite in your imagination. The beauty of the nature alone is enough to enthrall you with romance & mystic satisfaction. Some of the tourists who visit our state call it a Green Paradise whereas the natives call it a Magic Land.

LOOKING BACK TO THE NAME:

The name of the state may be derived from the Sanskrit word “ASOM”, which means uneven, undulated or not leveled. The name may be due to the rugged surface of the state. The numerous hills and rivers make the surface of our state rugged. Some claims the ruling of AHOMS for a long tenure to be the reason for the name of our state. The Ahoms ruled Assam, for around 600 years until the early part of the 19th century. The words Ahom & Asom resembles phonetically to a greater extent thus the possibility of conferring the name Asom to our homeland.

LOCATION IN THE WORLD MAP:

Assam is located to the North-Eastern part of India. It has a surface area of 78,438 square kilometers (30,285 square miles). Assam is bounded to the North by the Kingdom of Bhutan & the state of Arunachal Pradesh; to the East by the states of Nagaland & Manipur; to the South by the states of Mizoram & Tripura and to the West by the states of Meghalaya, West Bengal & the Bangladesh.

ABOUT THE PEOPLE:

Our state is in fact a land of exquisite craftsmanship of Lord Vishwakarma pouring all his emotions while creating the land. Assam is the land of cultural richness & human wealth apart from her natural beauty. The land has a rich legacy of culture and human civilization behind her. Our Motherland is a home to different races of men – Aryan, Aurtric, Dravidian & Mongolians, who ventured different part of our hills in different points of time. Therefore, our homeland has developed a composite culture of variegated color.

LITTLE MORE ABOUT THE STATE:

Assam, along with its native states (the SEVEN SISTERS, as known to be), has evidences of human settlement from the stone ages itself. It is a land with an illustrious recorded history as early as the 4th century BC. Our homeland was an independent kingdom throughout its history till the end of first quarter of the 19th century, when the British conquered the Kingdom and annexed it to British India, called the Bengal Presidency. In between 1905-1912, Assam was separated & erected as a separate Province of Assam. During the Indian Independence, Assam constituted of all the states of the present North-East, excluding Manipur & Tripura. However, regional cultural variations were too distinct for the entire land to stay clubbed under a single political administration. This led to the separation of states from erstwhile Assam, one after another, starting with Nagaland in the year 1963, than Meghalaya & Mizoram in the year 1971 and finally Arunachal Pradesh in the year 1972.

The state capital of Assam, which was shifted from Shillong while united to Dispur at Guwahati, is under the Kamrup District. Guwahati was known in ancient times as Pragjyotishpura or The Eastern City of Light, was the capital of Kamrup, which finds frequent mention in the Great Hindu Epic the Mahabharata & other Sanskrit volumes and historical lore’s.

NOW LITTLE ABOUT THE IMPORTANT PLACES:

Kaziranga National Park:

Kaziranga National Park, The WORLD HERITAGE SITE, holds the worlds only one horned rhinos, being the natural home for these endangered species. The other important wildlife at Kaziranga includes wild buffaloes, hornbills and a number of free flying birds during the winter season. At the present time, i.e.; from sixth of February, an elephant festival is undergoing at this World Heritage Site, which one might not have heard in their lifetime. Hundreds of domestic elephants are marched to this beautifying homeland of one-horned rhinos and a numbers of wildlife just to show the harmony of people across the globes. There is a tourist village around the Kaziranga National Park to house those visiting tourists from across the globe. The visitors experience a complete Assamese lifestyle by living in a mud hut or thatch hut with pure Assamese dishes, which are known for free from oils and artificial spices.

The ride through the forests over the back of the elephant or an Elephant Safari across the jungle will give you a number of opportunities to encounter wildlife grazing or jumping around playfully, much nearer to click with your digital camera. Just imagine the natural appeal you will find when free flying birds will sing in their unique rhythm with their ear touching voices at the time of sunset over the water spread area inside the forest. The sun slips gently in to the water spreads and you can touch the image over the surface while sailing on small boats, along with the varied birds swimming around you.

Manas National Park:

Some of the one horned rhinos are shifted to this National Park cum Sanctuary, a World Heritage site too, because of the flood de-homing the inhabitants of Kaziranga. I forgot to talk about the wild deer and other species of animals found at Kaziranga, which are also found in this wonderland.

Dibru-Saikhowa National Park:

It is the house of wild horses. It is believed that, after British left Assam, they did not carried their horses and left them open in this Forest, which with time acquired the name of wild horses. I am not sure how far this is true.

Tea Belt of Upper Assam:

Assam has been divided as Upper Assam and Lower Assam with the height of the land. The Upper Assam has a large tea belt. You can smell the ascent of tea across the greens spread up to your HORIZON. Whichever way you may through your gaze, your eyes would be full of green bushes of tea of varied age groups. India’s 60 percent of tea production is met by my Homeland and yet it is neglected by the center.

Assam is one of the major exporters of Orthodox Tea and its major consumer is United Kingdom. One can say that every household of Upper Assam owns a tea garden.

LITTLE HISTORY ABOUT SETTING UP OF TEA GARDENS:

While British were ruling India, they had been attracted by the wilderness and the scenic beauty of this State and started establishing their shelter over here. They took up tea plantation in the rich soil of Assam Valley and that was the beginning of Tea Plantation in our part of the Nation. Whatever Tea Gardens they had started, they are still continuing to operate in Assam.

The river Brahmaputra, which flows through the entire length of the state to the Bay of Bengal, has enriched the soil for cultivation of varied agricultural products. The land is rich with natural manures and so people used to be healthier for their life time in our part of the country. There were sufficient natural resources for the people of the state. But, due to influx of un-authorized immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh has spoiled a lot of our natural beauty. The trees has been cut for consumption making the hills dry and the bank of Brahmaputra has been occupied to build refugee houses by these unauthorized immigrants.

Oil and Natural Gases:

Assam is also known for its store of oil and natural gases. There are a number of oil fields across the state which has an enormous production capacity. Moreover, there are coal fields too. Although these resources are available in our state, we are deprived of their revenues as they are drained out of our state to contribute to the Central Revenue of which we get a very little share.

Historical Monuments:

There are a numbers of historical monuments across the state and of those the ones that are widely popular are Jaidaul, Shivadaul, Rong Ghar, Kareng Ghar, and Talatal Ghar, all speaking the history of Ahom Rule in Assam. The main pillar of Assamese community was built by Mahapurush Srimanta Shankardeva. His place of “Kirton”, Bordowa is a place for pilgrims. Moreover, there is a single hill in the Districts of Goalpara, which stocks in it more than one lakh of idols of different God and Goddess of Hindu Mythology. River Brahmaputra has the worlds largest Delta in it, The MAJULI, which itself is a dreamland, but due to ignorance of Government, the island is eroding itself to the heart of Brahmaputra.

FESTIVAL:

There are a number of tribes and sub-tribes in Assamese community with distinct and varied cultural differences, yet uniting together in harmony in this beautiful land. But, all together are tagged to Assamese Community and the major festival of this community is BIHU. There are three types of Bihu’s called Magh Bihu or Bhogali Bihu as this festival is celebrated after harvesting of crops in the month of January. The next is Kati Bihu or Kangali Bihu, which is celebrated in a famine stage of the land. There will be scarcity of feeds and all and the earth will appear dull during that season. It is celebrated in the months of October.

The most celebrated and well known Bihu festival of Assamese Community is the Bohag Bihu or Rangali Bihu, which falls in the month of April. This festive season lasts for a month and is celebrated extensively all across the State and over at many places of the world among the Assamese Community. It is the festival of Love and Romance. The minds of people get romanticized during this season. The Bihu is marked by a dance called Bihu Dance, which borne the image of Assamese people in the cultural world. The dance is very attractive and does not have any fixed constraints except for the dress code. There is a special dress for the Bihu Dancers, which are knitted out of MUGA SILK (the latest fashion sensation of world designers). The lips of the dancers should be painted in red and they wore an orchid in their hairs. (Native Name of the orchid is KOPOU FUL).

If I keep on telling about my motherland, I would never end up. As there are no established tourist projects to showcase our state, we don’t get many tourists except for the Annual Elephant Festival at Kaziranga during the month of February and to JAATINGA, the bird mystery of the globe during winter months. Some tourists slip in to the river delta Majuli, which is the house of Assamese Culture, to know the Assamese Community better. Moreover, there is nearby Arunachal Pradesh, which in turn is known for its Natural Beauty, and is called as the Switzerland of India. Shillong has the Mousinram, where you can push the clouds to make out your way ahead in the world’s highest rainfall area.

I am happy that I am a child of this magnificent state of Greens and Invite you all to drink the scenic beauty, intoxicating yourself in the free-floating romance, all round you, amid the hills, tea gardens, butterflies, un-identified birds, clean and clear rivers, wilderness of animals, and most importantly in the heart of innocent, hospitable Assamese People.

N.B. Reference from Internet.

Images from Assam Tourism

Thanks a lot to all the readers..1000 visits crossed!


Thanks a lot to all the readers

Today the Blog has crossed 1000 total visits. With readers from 23 different countries the blog  made this in a little span of 70 days. Today the blog has 44 articles in 14 different categories.   

Visited Countries 0n 5th Aug 2010: Source:www.flagcounter.com

 

I will try to put various interesting articles in different categories in the coming days. Please don’t forget to put your valuable comments.

Have a nice day!!

The Rain


The Rain

The Rain

I will remember you in these rainy days
And will wet alone…
Will express my joy welcoming the new season.
today I miss your presence
… miss those walking we made through these streets..
….miss your face in those banners surrounding my town..
….miss all the slogans in the walls.

I will thank you for that…
you once stopped these rains from entering into my town with your umbrella..
I was getting the sweetest touch of my dream under it..
If you are pretending at that time..
If you are showing me the wrong path..
If you are laughing silently hearing the words of my heart..
Wish those rains will never come again..
Good bye those rains…Good bye those rainy days.

I know all the paths to become happy are closed now
Happiness will never come my way any more
..because of the torture your feelings give me
..because of the loneliness exists in every corner of my heart
Your absence will make me sad forever…

Today I am the lonely stranger of this sad town..
Will welcome the rainy days and remember you under my umbrella..
removing the happiness of wetting in the rains from my minds
Actually those mad rainy days no longer belongs to my town.
They went with you…in the search of a new umbrella!

Bakaliaghat, A beautiful small town of Karbi Anglong


Bakaliaghat, a small town surrounded by beautiful hills in Karbi Anglong district of Assam. The etymology of the name ‘Bakaliaghat’ came from a name of flower called ‘Bakul’. Due to variation in the topography, this place experiences different climates throughout the year. Bakaliaghat has five distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn, winter and the monsoons. The annual temperature ranges from a high of 32 °C  to a low of 10°C . The lands surrounding the place have many natural resources.

The main occupation of the people is Agriculture. Different types of agricultural crops are cultivated among which paddy is the main crop. Except for the valleys, the people follow the jhum system of cultivation.

Bakaliaghat is located off the National Highway 36. It is about 60 kms from Diphu, the administrative headquarters of the district and about 200 kms from Guwahati. The place is well connected with all the parts of Assam. The nearest airport is Dimapur and  the closest major railway station is Diphu.

The majority of the populace are ethnic Assamese. The other major tribal ethnic groups  are Karbis, Bodos, Kukis and Dimasas.

Bakaliaghat

Siloni, a favorite picnic place near Bakaliaghat