Shampa to enthrall audience with her melodious voice

first_imgShampa Kundu is going to present an evening of Rabindrasangeet and Nazrul Geeti at Uttam Mancha on June 27.Also a CD containing 10 Rabindrasangeet and produced by Bhabna Cassettes and Records will be released on the occasion. Rabindra Sangeet exponents Srikanta Acharya, Sraboni Sen, Agnivo Bandyopadhyay veteran singer Haimanti Shukla will be present on the occasion. Shampa Kundu is a household name in Bengal. Be it Rabindrasanget or popular songs, Shampa is capable of enthralling the audience. Shampa’s father Subir Kundu was a student of Pandit Tarapada Chakraborty and Usha Ranjan Mukhopadhyay. Her initial training in music was given by her mother Belarani who was not only a Rabindrasangeet exponent but was equally proficient in Kirtan and devotional songs. Later, Shampa got her training in Rabindrasangeet from Dipankar Chowdhury and Agnivo Bandyopadhyay when she became a student of Rabindra Bharati University. She is one of the few vocalists who can sing both Rabindrasangeet and Nazumgeeti with equal ease. Also, she has been trained in Nazrulgeeti from Ruby Dutta and Sukumar Mitra. In Rabindra Bharati University she got the opportunity to learn Tappa, Thumri and old songs called Puratani. Side by side her interest grew in the songs composed by Atulprasad and Rajanikanta. Folk songs became a special area of interest. The interest in different kinds of songs have helped Shampa to sing songs of different variety and mood. The audience on June 27 are likely to get something unique from the veteran singer.last_img read more

Northern Railways inaugurates eOffice system in headquarters

first_imgNew Delhi: The Northern Railways headquarters on Monday saw General Manager TP Singh inaugurate the e-Office system, designed by RailTel, with the intent to increase the efficiency of internal office filing systems through cloud-based technology that digitizes day-to-day manual filing works. Speaking at the inauguration of the office filing software, Singh said that the implementation of this filing system will not only bring transparency in the way that officials of Northern Railways do their filing but will also promote a green way by eliminating the use of paper for these purposes. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsAs far as the product’s implementation is concerned, RailTel’s CMD Puneet Chawla said that under Phase-I of the project, 50,000 officials are expected to be using the software and that currently, more than 12,000 officials are already using it. The product is built as a single reusable system by bringing together independent functions and systems under a single framework to enhance transparency, increase accountability and transform the government work culture and ethics. Singh added, “RailTel has implemented e-Office in NR HQ and Ambala Division in a very short time. This will help us in faster disposal of files and bring greater efficiency and transparency.”last_img read more

Geosoft releases CET Grid Analysis software – helps mineral explorationists find discontinuities

first_imgCET Grid Analysis software has been developed by the Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET) within The University of Western Australia (UWA), supported by Barrick Gold. CET Grid Analysis, designed for mineral exploration geophysicists and geologists looking for discontinuities within magnetic and gravity data, is being marketed and distributed by Geosoft as a new Oasis montaj plus third party extension. It provides a step-by-step trend detection menu that offers Texture analysis-based image enhancement, suitable for analysing regions of subdued magnetic or gravity responses where texture analysis can first enhance the local data contrast, and Discontinuity structure detection, useful in identifying linear discontinuities and edge detection.The sophisticated algorithms behind CET Grid Analysis were created by the Geophysics and Image Analysis Group at CET, part of the UWA’s School of Earth and Environment. CET is supported through a partnership between UWA, Curtin University of Technology, and the mineral exploration industry.Associate Professor Eun-Jung Holden worked with Professor Mike Dentith, Dr. Peter Kovesi and Shih Ching Fu to develop the methodology used for the software. “Through CET’s industry networks and sponsors, our team has had access to exploration industry companies, specifically Barrick Gold, for this project,” said Holden. Barrick Gold provided already-analysed datasets for testing of the algorithms and initial processing of potential field data with the CET Grid Analysis tools showed a good correlation with known structure and geology.CET Grid Analysis has become an indispensable tool for Barrick Gold in its African gold mines around Lake Victoria in Tanzania in Africa. “The most relevant application has been to assist in mapping dislocations and gradient changes commonly associated with greenstone gold deposits in the Lake Victoria Goldfields,” explains Matthew Hope, Barrick Gold’s Project Geophysicist for Africa/Eurasia.The identification and mapping of these features makes CET Grid Analysis useful to explorers because the time-saving modules are essentially automatic interpretation tools that provide a first pass lineament detection on gridded/image data.“Exploration teams have a lot of data to sift through and don’t have a long time to do it,” says Louis Racic, Geosoft’s Product Management Director. “CET Grid Analysis software produces the mapping data they need in a time-saving manner.”The CET Grid Analysis extension for Oasis montaj contains tools for texture analysis, phase analysis, and structure detection and quickly provides a first-pass automated lineament interpretation of gridded data. As explorers often have large volumes of gridded data to interpret, this automatic approach provides an unbiased interpretation and improves the speed with which one can interpret gridded data.CET Grid Analysis Key BenefitsProvides access to new layers of information assisting with the interpretation of magnetic and gravity dataWorks fast as a productivity aid for all explorers to help create a first pass unbiased view of the dataCan be used in regional scale or property scale data setsVersatile as the tools can be used on different data and in different waysIncludes two workflows, one for analysing regions of subdued magnetic or gravity responses where texture analysis can first enhance the local data contrast to find discontinuities and one for identifying data edge structures.last_img read more