Google India’s g|delhi at Gurgaon on 4th-5th, September, 2012

When: 4th-5th September, 2012

Where: Epicentre, Gurgaon (Near HUDA City Centre Metro Station)

Organizer: Google India

Who Should Attend (Registration required):

  • Google Lovers
  • Students
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Professionals


The Google team is thrilled to announce our first g|day events in India. We’re looking forward to engaging with this community of developers, business leaders, IT professionals and entrepreneurs who are as passionate about technology as we are! Space is limited, so register now, for free!

Each event will be two days – the first for Business and the second for Technology. Click on the links below for more information about the content of the different days.

Photo Exhibition by Sushil Khandelwal from 8th-14th September, 2012

When: 8th-14th September, 2012, (Daily: 1100hrs-1900hrs)

Where: All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, Rafi Marg, New Delhi

Event Sponsor: Union Bank of India

Organizer: Mr. Sushil Khandelwal


  • Sushil Khandelwal completed his course in 1982 from The Modern Institute of Photography
  • He is serving the Photography Department of School of Planning & Architecture from 28 years
  • He is versatile in style with a natural eye for colour, tone and composition and is truly a fine art photographer possessing great talent.
  • His previous exhibition at Qutub Minar was highly appreciated by media and by Archaeological Survey of India

Who Should Attend:

  • Students
  • Professionals
  • Hobbyists
  • Art Lovers


When we see the beautiful landscape pictures of other countries, we get fascinated by those photographs. People from India prefer international trips during their vacations. But when I visited Ladakh for the first time in 2006, I found that India itself is a very beautiful country and we can discover surprisingly incredible and captivating locations. In 2007, I again planned a visit to Ladakh, in a different season and was amazed to find entirely new shades of that place, in one it was all white and grey, the other entirely colorful.

When I planned my first visit to Ladakh in the year 2006, I did not know much about the locations, the climate, culture, etc., the sole motive was to seek adventure and capture some great shots. I drove a Maruti 800 from Delhi and covered 3000 Kilometers. En route to Ladakh my first destination was Manali then Keylong, Pang, finally Leh and came back to Delhi via Kargil, Drass, Sonmarg, Srinagar and Jammu.

 Ladakh is a place for adventure seekers, nature lovers and most of all, the Photographers! The place is a store of Adventurous Mountains, Hills, Lakes, and Monasteries. Ladakh is popular for its beauty and culture. I’ve made six visits so far and each time the experience was totally amazing. It’s a must visit for everyone, definitely worth it. I’ve gathered some great memories and experience from all those trips. THOSE WONDROUS KILOMETERS will take you on a virtual tour to the beautiful locations that I captured through my camera, I’m sure you’ll instantly fall in love with the place as I did.

Important Links

1. Sushil Khandelwal’s Personal Website, link

2. Facebook Event Page, link

3. Google+ Event Page, link

Review of NASSCOM Emergeout Conclave Delhi

NASSCOM Emergeout Conclave

Mr. Som Mittal, Chairman, NASSCOM

a. What happens in the background no one is bothered; customer is only bothered with what we deliver at front!

b. Digital Literacy shall overcome Literacy in the coming years

Mr. Aditya Ghosh, President, IndiGo Airlines

a. Low cost doesn’t mean, Low Quality!!

b. Solve problem at root level, it helps in innovating new things

Mr. Venky Mysore, CEO, Kolkata Knight Riders
a. Success = Desire + Activity Knowledge + Action

b. Moneyball – A movie which helped him in team selection process

Panel Discussion on Seizing the Whitespaces in Cloud (Richard Harshman, ASEAN Head – Amazon Web Services, Shabir Momin, CEO, ZengaTV, Indus Khaitan, Co-Founder – Bitzer Mobile, Saurabh Chandra, Co-Founder & CEO, Neev Technologies)
a. Mantra of Cloud: Start fast and Fail Fast. Repeat till you don’t succeed – Richard Harshman

b. Focus on core competencies; not on implementation

Panel Discussion on The Changing Face of Consumer Centric Businesses  (Troy Malone, Asia Head – Evernote, Manish Vij, Co-Founder – Vun Network, Meena Ganesh, CEO – Pearson Education Services, Aloke Bajpai, CEO -iXiGo)
a. TutorVista.com didn’t had a single sales person and still managed to get a good user base in US – Meena Ganesh

b. A person living in US will never know the Cash-on-Delivery model whereas in India it’s quite popular. Indian markets open up huge opportunities and challenges – Troy Malone

Panel Discussion on Whitespaces in Mobile Applications (Katyayan Gupta, Lead Analyst – Forrester, Kavin Bharati Mittal, Head(New Product Development) – BSB, Alok Mittal, MD – Canaan Partners, Arvind Jha, Director & Co-Founder, Movico Technologies)

a. Always consider user feedback and try utilizing it in the product

b. “Angry Birds launched a specific edition only for Chinese New Year”. Objective is to target a specific group of users and this also allows connecting users from different corners of the globe. Also development of a bond with the user.

A workshop on 360o Marketing by Gaurav Mishra, Asia Director – MSL Group

Check out the presentation: slideshare.net/Gauravonomics/purpose-inspired-transmedia-storytelling

Foot in the Door – The CIO’s Perspective (V Ramaswamy, ED-IT – Indian Oil, Rajesh Uppal, CIO – Maruti, Vinod Krishnan, CIO – Walmart India, Umesh Gupta, CEO – Open Software Technology, President – NITEE

Collaboration, Consumerisation, Connectivity: The Future of Technology and What it means for Indian Entrepreneurs – Rajan Anandan, Managing Director – Google India
a. “If you want your company’s turnover in billions in the coming years then hire 100 mobile application developers”. Reason behind everything is going mobile and majority users will be accessing internet for the first time in their life that to from a mobile device.

b. “Solve the video problem. Something like a video based Instagram.”

NASSCOM Emerge Out Conclave 2012

When: 8th August, 2012

Where: The Leela Kempinski, Ambience Mall, Gurgaon

Who Should Attend:

  • Entrepreneurs / Founding members from IT Product Companies, Services Companies, Start-ups
  • Social, Mobile and Cloud players
  • CIO Community
  • System Integrators
  • Investment Community – VCs, PE, Angels and seed funds


The vibrant Indian IT products and services ecosystem has exhibited resilience and adaptability in continually reinventing itself and raised multiple billion dollar companies in the past decade. The new generation of innovative Indian entrepreneurs are embracing emerging technologies, deepening  focus on emerging markets to fuel the next wave of growth.

With the nature of business challenges becoming increasingly complex and the global environment intensely competitive and niche, the next wave of strategies required by Indian IT entrepreneurs to take that big leap, calls for building successful alliances, co-creating custom solutions, generating innovative business models for sustainable competitive advantage in the new ecosystem.  Taking A Big Leap forms the central theme for EmergeOut Delhi this year.

While some avid surfers are constantly scouring the sea of opportunities for the next wave, others have successfully scaled through the rough tide and revolutionized the Indian IT industry. EmergeOut is aimed at facilitating a Peer-to-Peer exchange platform to help entrepreneurs learn from each other, where exchange of ideas can help generate innovative solutions to help your businesses respond faster and more creatively to market challenges and opportunities. The sessions have been specifically designed with three key objectives including entrepreneurial capacity building, enabling market access, and peer-to-peer knowledge exchange.

Useful Links

Event Sitewww.nasscom.in/emergeout-delhi


Facebook Pagefb.me/nasscomemerge

Twitter Hash Tag: #EmergeOut


Review of DEF_CON Punjab

Finally the most happening information security conference of north India finally came to an end. Kalakhatta team was also present to cover the whole event and it was a marvelous attempt from the Team Secugenius for managing the whole event. The event was anchored by Parul Khanna and the first paper was presented by Nipun Jaswal who’s the CTO of Secugenius. His paper was based on WiFi MiTM Attack. Next paper was presented by Gurender Singh and it was based on router based attacks. After that Tajinder Singh presented a paper titled “Exploiting Human Stupidity”. Abhishek Gahlot presented a paper on “Distributed Denial of Service Attack using Python based Exploits”. He himself had written the exploit and gave a live demonstration.

Finally the lunch session served as a networking time and chinese delicacies made the show. Deepankar Arora initiated the session after lunch with his paper on Black Operations of DNS. It was based on DNS Cache Poisoning. It was followed by Yash Sharma’s paper on Host based Intrusion Detection System. Finally the last talk was given by a guest speaker Shubhamoy on Stored XSS Attacks in Web SQL Database.

After the completion of talks, Mr. Harpreet Khattar and Mr. Kshitij Adlakha gave a vote of thanks and initiated the DJ Party, which was followed by the certificate distribution ceremony.

At last the huge event came to a happy ending and these events should take place on regular intervals to create a proper awareness about security in the software domain.

DEF_CON Punjab on 28th July, 2012

Hey Folks,

Are you interested in information security or a geek or are you familiar with this, “W3lc0m3 dm1n…….I pwn3d you”? Then this summer a power packed event is coming your way at Ludhiana – it is DEF_CON Punjab. Secugenius – a popular name in the infosec industry is organizing this event and would blow the heads off by gathering all the security professionals of mainly northern India at a single place.

For those who aren’t aware about DEF_CON, it is a registered group of people interested in exploring implications in technology and cyber security!! First organized in June 1993 at Las Vegas and it is organized every year.

This event will provide a platform for technical geeks interested in cyber security and others who have remarkable knowledge in their respective fields and are lacking due to lack of exposure. Non-technical people will also get the opportunity to let their interst develop in the technicalities and Cyber-security vulnerabilities. It, definitely, will be a great source of motivation and knowledge for them. These events will also prepare them to interact with industry experts and gain knowledge regarding various technical and non-technical aspects. I believe there is something for everyone.

Hackers from all around the India will be together in one place, exchanging knowledge and socializing! So quickly get yourself registered 🙂

Important Information

Website: www.defconpunjab.com

Last Date for Paper Submission: 21st July, 2012

Venue: Las Vegas Restro Bar, Ludhiana

Event Date and Time: 28th July, 2012 0900hrs onward

WiSE India INWES Regional Conference 2012


What is common between Marie Curie, Kalpana Chawla and Grace Murray Hopper?

Well…while Kalpana Chawla was the astronaut from India with two space flights to her credit, Marie Curie was the two times Nobel Laureate best known for her contribution to radioactivity, and Grace Murray Hooper is the inventor of the programming language COBOL. These, as the many others like them, are women at the frontiers of science and technology who have transformed the world around us with their inventions and insights.

Women have long busted the myth about not being equipped enough to work alongside and at par with men. And now even science and technology, the ultimate triumph of human civilization, has ceased to be the monopoly of men.  Not only a few but millions of women are working today as scientists, engineers, educators, tech innovators and more, heralding in a new era of human advancement.

Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) aims to bring together women in all these fields and provide a platform for dissemination and sharing of knowledge, mentoring, professional development and networking opportunities to facilitate the success of women in the science and engineering related fields. WiSE also aims to create career opportunities for women by increasing awareness, providing support, enhancing capacity building and by influencing policies for promoting women in these fields.

To further its cause of building better prospects for women in science and engineering through their active participation and involvement, WiSE India recently announced the organizing of the Regional Conference of the International Network of Women Engineers & Scientists (INWES). It promises to be an enriching two-day event which will provide opportunities for people in the industry and the fields of science and technology to discuss innovative engineering, science and technological practices and projects and to network with colleagues in business, academia and government.

In a country where working women are yet to claim their rightful place and science and technology can go a long way in addressing the issue plaguing the people, participation of more and more women in the fields of Science and technology provides a brilliant way forward towards a better future. With this International conference, WiSE promises to do just that by providing speakers to familiarize the women with the vast pool of opportunities available before them in these fields and also by making available forums and resources to discuss ideas and issues affecting women in scientific careers and invites an audience from a diverse range of engineering, science and technology professions, practitioners, academia, industry and students.

So here’s to a better future with women scientists and engineers leading from the front – to WiSE India and to the conference.

Be there to see the future being built in front of your eyes!

For further details:

Conference Websitehttp://wiseindia.org/conference/index.php

Information BrochureWise Brochure (.pdf)

TEQ VIBEZ 12 at SKIET, Kurukshetra on 2nd May, 2012

In an attempt to engulf the young dynamic brains blooming in the limited space of SKIET, Kurukshetra; Kalakhatta.com feels privileged to announce an awe-inspiring intra-college festival by the name TEQ VIBEZ 12. It is a colorful cavalcade of various events organized by ISTE’s Student Chapter. The festival is the brain child of ISTE Mentors and a coordinated handiwork of all the ISTE members.

TEQ VIBEZ ‘12 is commencing on 2nd May, 2012 with an endeavor to cultivate the cult of tech-savvy environment among the young buds of SKIET. The fest aims that sowing the seeds of technical know-how among the partakers that are expected to sprout into prolific minds. TEQ VIBEZ 12 strongly holds to transform creativity into productivity.

So dear readers, TEQ VIBEZ 12 can be the springboard for all. So we welcome everyone ranging from artists, to number crunchers, from fun lovers, to geeks to grab their pie of knowledge. So RISE AND SHINE 🙂

Events Sponsors:

BI Scholar, Kurukshetra

Aggarwal Computers, Kurukshetra

Electronic Point, Kurukshetra

Contact Persons

Aditi Raheja, Student Chairperson, ISTE

Naina Narang, General Secretary, ISTE

Sakshi Koul, Head of Public Relations, ISTE

Rahul Kumar, Student Executive, ISTE

Rajat Redhu, Student Executive, ISTE

Microsoft DreamSpark Yatra 2012 at Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon on 3rd April, 2012

The Microsoft Student Partners, Microsoft Kurukshetra User Group, Microsoft Technical Club ITM University and Dronacharya College Engineering have the pleasure of inviting you to DreamSpark Yatra on 3rd April, 2012 in Gurgaon. DreamSpark Yatra (DSY) is a Microsoft India initiative empowering students who are passionate about technology to get an insightful overview of the current trends in the software industry. As a part of this national campaign, DreamSpark Yatra bring the brightest students and professionals of the IT world and put them together – to discuss about technology, careers in computer science, give technical presentations and some exciting demos. Microsoft’s intension behind DSY is to broaden the technical horizon of the students pursuing or willing to pursue a career in Computer Science/IT and inject them with real-world skills. By that, DSY mean stuff beyond for loop, logic gates and the 8086 – things that engineers were not taught at the university. “Today’s students are tomorrow’s decision makers” is the motto that drives DSY in striving to provide with the latest tools and resources which every student needs to be successful in IT. We are looking forward to meet you at the DreamSpark Yatra, which we hope will pave the path for supporting your innovative ideas by the upcoming technologies from Microsoft. Kindly register at dsygurgaon2012.doattend.com and last date is 29th March 2012. The DreamSpark Yatra will be held in the premises of the Dronacharya College of Engineering. Khetawas, Gurgaon, Haryana. If you need any information about this event in Gurgaon, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Contact Information
Anupam Atri (+91- 9650045118) anupam.atri@studentpartner.com
Avni Gupta avni.gupta@studentpartner.com
Neetika Kataria neetika.kataria@studentpartner.com
Piyush Saini (+91-9958915037) piyush.saini@studentpartner.com
Shailendra Shukla (+91-9990801867) shailendra.shukla@studentpartner.com
Sulbha Bansal sulbha.bansal@studentpartner.com
Vikram Gupta (+91-9971836572) vikram.gupta@studentpartner.com

Brainstorm at Avensis 2012

Brainstorm is an online treasure hunt game. The main goal of this game is to reach the next level at any cost. This game will test your power of logic, creativity and your ability to connect between unrelated things.To play BrainStorm you just need an internet connection and a human brain.

Apart from the opportunity to win BrainStorm, this year several levels will be milestones to get direct entry in different  events like Mind Grind. eg – The first 2 MSITians to clear level 20 in BrainStorm this year will be eligible to get an entry in the final round of Mind Grind.

10 participants to clear all the levels without getting involved in any group are declared as winner.
Top 3 of those get prizes (includes cash and goodies).