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NIC Sucks

NIC Sucks – OJEE e-Counseling

Since a long time I always complain about NIC (National Informatics Center). NIC develops and manages most of the websites and online applications for Govt. of India. The reason is pretty clear – lack of accessibility and web standard. And the reason behind such sucking website and applications is also pretty clear. As many of the Indian Govt. departments and offices, people at NIC are not perfectly eligible, don’t get the best training and don’t follow the best practices and web standards. Take out a random website, designed and developed by NIC. There is 99% chance that it must be using tables for everything. There is 50% chance that it’ll look ugly in all advanced and standard browsers other than IE 6. And 100% of those sites are ugly, if you know the current web design trend. This does not mean that Indians are not good at web design and development. There are many great Indian web designers and developers. This means no one at NIC knows good web design or web standard. In this post I am going to explain how OJEE (Orissa Joint Entrance Examination) e-Counseling Sucks.

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Bande Utkala Janani

When “Orissa” becomes “Odisha”

It is really a good news that “Orissa” will be spelled as “Odisha” and “Oriya” will be spelled as “Odia”. I am an author of this blog since a long time, but never posted anything. After reading the post “British misspelt “Orissa” is now Odisha!” by Smita. Here I am going to focus how it could affect other.

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Silver City Cuttack

Kataka ra Dashahara

Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu Maatru rupena samsthita I

Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu Shakti rupena samsthita I

Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu Buddhi rupena samsthita I

Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu Laxmi rupena samsthita I

Namestasyai II Namestasyai II Namestasyai II Namo Namah II

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Bande Utkala Janani

Odisha’s Got Talent

“Utkarsha kala ra desha… Utkala” – Country of excellent arts… Utkala (the old name of Odisha/Orissa). Odisha is full of excellent arts. Let it be beautiful status and temples (Sun temple of Konark, Shri Jagannath temple, Puri are few names from the pool), Tarakashi (Filigrees made from silver wires) of Cuttack, Chadua (Applique works) of Pipili. I named few arts and handicrafts here, but there are many, I will discuss them in detail later. Dance art of Odishi is also world famous. In addition to all these arts, the sand art done by few talented youth on the Puri beach is also caught the eye of world in recent years.