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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

My experience of working at Amazon India as an Artist

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28 August 2020

Namaste to all the beautiful souls!
Exactly three years back, I landed here in Chennai with little doubts in my mind that how would I be able to manage things in a completely different culture, in a new working environment with tamil language which was back then completely a new language for me.
For me, few suggested that it would be a difficult time surviving down South India. But, then I said no to all the odds that was getting filled up in my head. And, I can now proudly say out loud that all of you who have been there with me since Day One, have helped me directly or indirectly to grow both professionally and also on personal front. It has been possible only because you guys never mistreated anyone basis there language, faith, numbers of working experience, or where does the employee come from.
I am saying this because I have worked in small offices where artists where not treated even as an artist but only labourers and nobody gives a damn about your personal-professional life balance. They never miss any stone unturned in abusing you, demeaning your art or artistic abilities just because you are a junior to them. They start comparing you and your abilities with their years of expertise.

Art is not something which comes alongwith the course completion. It needs time, experience of working with different art mediums. And, with each different kind of projects that you become part of, you are indirectly becoming a better version of yourself, if whatever you create is done with dedication and sweat of years and years of learning hours.
Today, I am completing my three years at Amazon with the amazing pool of 3d artists working in our team and it feels so good to see a collective growth of our 3d team from scratch to so much of innovation in work process and quality. Thank you to all the Amazonian colleagues-cum-friends for helping me out either directly or indirectly in becoming what I am today. The best thing that I have personally felt here is that seniors have not ever tried demeaning anyone in our team based on his number of years of experience, or skill sets. They invest time in training the people to make to them more confident in what they do which eventually helps each other and the organisation overall. This way, it has gave me more time for my hobbies,I started writing more poems, started more sketching, started blogging more often than before, I keep on learning new art softwares best practices which keeps me updated with art industry. And, hence striking an awesome balance between my personal and professional life.

If I keep writing all of my experiences, it would turn into a very lengthy one. So, may be, will share some other experiences some other time.
Looking forward to meet you all post Covid19 situation and have loads of work, fun, team outings, and of course team lunch all again like before.
Many good days still lies ahead of us! ❤️

Monday, August 10, 2020

Importance, significance of Tiranga Jhanda | Indian flag

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Tiranga Jhanda Importance, significance | Indian flag

In this year of 2020, India is going to celebrate its 74th Independence day with social distancing norms; dedicated to COVID warriors. This year India completes its 73 years of being an Independent nation.

Mahatma Gandhi thoughts on the national flag of India

He was the first to come up with the idea of National flag through his article published in "Young India" in April 1921.

"A flag is a necessity for all nations. Millions have died for it. It is no doubt a kind of idolatry which would be a sin to destroy. For, a flag represents an Ideal The unfurling of the Union Jack evokes in the English breast sentiments whose strength it is difficult to measure. The Stars and Stripes mean a world to the Americans. The Star and the Crescent will call forth the best bravery in Islam."

"It will be necessary for us Indians Muslims, Christians Jews, Parsis, and all others to whom India is their home-to recognize a common flag to live and to die for."

If you want to know more about the history of Indian flag, do consider reading this beautiful informative article published here at 
 http://flagstamps.blogspot.com/2015/07/mahatma-gandhi-on-national-flag-of-india.html written by Sekhar Chakrabarti - Vexillologist, author and a passionate collector of flag stamps and flag artifacts.


Significance of different colors in Indian flag: Our Pride Tiranga

Indian flag is coined as Tiranga Jhanda because of the tri-colours present in the Indian flag. Each color and element in our national flag signifies a great message.

 
Saffron color represents courage and sacrifice.
White color symbolic of truth and purity,
Green color tells us about faith, fertility and growth.
And, the blue wheel of virtue implies that there is life in movement and death in stagnation.

I won't be making this article too much heavy. Because there are some very good articles present on the internet which I would be sharing in this post itself.

I would be rather talking about simple things that we all are proud of.

The biggest blessings for anyone born in the Indian territory is being an Indian in itself. India stands first for all of us belonging to different castes, religions. That can be easily seen and felt whenever we celebrate Independence Day each year. We see it even in daily lives. Whenever we listen to the National Anthem, the respect comes automatically. We stand still and the feeling that unites all of us irrespective of any man made classes.

Indian Soldiers make us proud every single moment of our lives. They are the front flag bearers of Nation Pride and Security. We are indeed blessed to have such brave soldiers protecting India's geographical boundaries, from any unwanted incidences all throughout the year, be it on land, water or air.

Flag code of India 2002

It was an attempt to bring together all the practices, laws and instructions together forbetter understanding n the same and was modified after years of independence and came into effect from 26 January 2002 which supersedes the "Flag Code -India". Read more about Flag code of India from the government official source

https://www.mca.gov.in/Ministry/pdf/FlagCodeIndia14_16082018.pdf

 

A cute Baby holding Indian Flag 
 
 

Indian flag Tiranga - shining high in the sky


Indian flag Tiranga in a clear sky


Indian flag on gateway of India, Mumbai
 
 

Display Picture / DP for Independence day of India for whatsapp, facebook and other social media
 

Our National Flag ''Tiranga" is our biggest pride.

Happy Independence day to all the Indians!

Until next time,

PEACE OUT!

Sunday, July 19, 2020

10 Healthy Ways to cope with mental stress during covid19 | Depression in Corona

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Meaning Of Depression or mental stress?

In layman words, depression is one common name for mood disorder which can be described as feelings of loss, helplessness, anger, sudden bouts of laughter, crying all of a sudden, sadness, which disrupts a person's everyday life.

It is becoming so common these days that people have started taking depression for granted. May be, now we have been conditioned in a way that we have started looking these mental stress or depression as part of modern lifestyle.

Depression can be felt in different ways. It may result in lower productivity, affecting daily routine works. It is not that mental stress hits us just at psychological level but it may turn into some chronic health conditions also.


Some of the disease that can get worse because of depression may include Asthma, Arthritis, Cancer, Diabetes, Heart related diseases, Obesity.

But, at the same time, it becomes very important to realize that getting emotional or feeling low at times is completely normal whenever some upsetting events happen in our lives. Reasons could be many. But, if you are feeling hopeless or low on a regular basis, then chances are that you could be dealing with mental stress / anxiety / depression. And, depression can get worse if ignored and not addressed with proper treatment. Keep one thing very clear that seeking help for depression is never a sign of weakness but a living proof that you value your mental and physical health of your body, as you are aware that your body, your life is the greatest gift that you have been endowed by the nature.



Mental stress/ Anxiety and Depression in Covid19 in India and around the Globe

If you go through various studies done in communities of different parts of the world where infection rate of Corona were higher, it was evident that frontline workers, nurses, healthcare workers have shown higher levels of depression.


And, it is not true that everyone is feeling low because of lockdown as a preventive measure to stop the community spread of Corona. For many of the Indian families, it has given them a wonderful time to spend with their family members without much stress of normal days of jobs, schooling, traffic and mundane worries. This lockdown has obviously strengthened the family bonds and quality of life. It has made us realize that nothing is more important than family love and strength. They were so many things that we were busy with just to show off or may be, we were in a rat race of being judged of not being up to date because of peer, colleagues pressure.

But, then there is the opposite side of the coin as well. For people who don't like interacting much with their family members are left  in a situation where verbal abuses are getting common because of being locked in their homes for such a long lockdown.

Many other factors aggravate the depression and stress level of any individual in this pandemic.



10 Healthy Ways to cope with Mental stress during corona

  1. Take care of our body by doing yoga, do some physical stretch exercises regularly or simply meditate for few minutes each day. Get into the routine of eating healthy and well balanced diets. Last but not the least, which is my favorite stress buster of all time, get lots of sleep but of-course  never over do it as may lead to body pain, headache.
  2. Talk to family members about how you are feeling and also share things that may be bothering you for a while.
  3. You can stay connected with your friends, colleagues, and people who makes you feel worthy, are a must to connect with, in such pandemic situation overall. While maintaining social distancing, stay connected with them through voice calls, video calls, social media.
  4. You can do it yourself and also suggest people who are not present on social media or online platforms that they can unwind themselves in activities which they love doing, like indoor gardening, painting, sketching, singing, dancing.
  5. Learn new hobbies which you always wanted to learn but you were not able to do because of time constraints .
  6. Go on news-fasting by taking break from reading, listening or watching news repeatedly about the COVID-19 pandemic can be stressful.
  7. Take good care of your mental health and your overall health in general. Seek consultancy of a health professional before you start self-treatment for COVID-19 based on whatsapp university knowledge.
  8. Stick close to your normal daily routine as you used to do in pre-quarantine days. Wake up and sleep at the same time that you used to do before, adapt some exercise habits, eat meals on time, do the laundry on days that you were doing before corona pandemic. The main reason for this point is that it not only keeps you active and less lethargic but also it would be much easier once we get back to normal lifestyle that we used to have before COVID-19.
  9. Keep your home clean, well organized. Such clutters around you, might be one of the reason of being not so productive. This will help you sooth your mind.
  10. Last point would be instead of feeling "I am getting bored or stuck", try re-framing such thoughts to "now, I can finally focus on my personal life and give more time to myself".
We all are in it together and we all will come out of this together.
Stay positive, stay alive!

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Down's Syndrome | Genetic Diseases | WHO ARE WE TO SNATCH OFF THE LIVES?

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WHO ARE WE TO SNATCH OFF THE LIVES?



Photo by Cliff Booth from Pexels

If a person suffering from Down’s syndrome or any such genetic disease should be sterilized or not is really a controversial question hanging before present day geneticists, doctors and the society as a whole.

But, what about those deaths in America and even in some European countries in the late 19th century in the lure of improving future generations of human with the advent of Eugenics.That was perhaps one of the greatest show of human barbarism, that a government can impose as a law on its citizen.

For the moment,taking the case of Down's syndrome or Mongoloid syndrome. As we know that this disease results due to trisomy of 21st chromosome in human beings,i.e.,it is a chromosomal abnormality, which is then characterized by round face, short stature, flaccid muscles, mental deficiency, small ears, protruding tongue, eyelids folded as of Mongols,etc. They are suffering both genetically as well as mentally. The whole idea for detailing this disease is that in one way or the other, these persons are thought to be as a black spot in the scenic beauty of society,especially by intellectuals and others, who have not undergone any such traumatic conditions either with their family members or relatives. If such case could have happened with them, they would have never gone for sterilization or death as one of its treatment. Modern society seems to be just insensible about the acceptance of such people in the mainstream of society as one of its integral part. It's high time to change the mental make-up of society.

I do completely agree with the notion that a disease such as TB etc.which seemed to be incurable in the recent decades, is now completely curable. If all those innocents could have been killed what would have happened with them in present day context?
In the same manner,with the recent advancements in the field of genetics, the researchers and biologists might be able to treat such genetic diseases which mainly involves chromosomal abnormalities with the help of either gene therapy or something else. And, even if the disease can't be cured,then only, sterilization of such persons makes little bit of sense. It is a fact which we are bound to accept any such conclusions is much more difficult to be arrived at. But,surely they must be given all the pleasures of life that might help them in reducing their physical as well as mental agony. If we can manage to live with persons suffering from many dreaded diseases such as AIDS and a lot more. Then why we can't do justice with people suffering from genetic diseases? For instance, both AIDS and genetic diseases are many a times, transferred from one generation to other generation. Then, why such dissimilarity in our mental make-up for the two?



Photo by Cliff Booth from Pexels

In any case,we can't say that these people don't have the right to survive in our society. And,choosing the lives of only the healthiest person, can never make any sense at all. "As for taking life away from another human being, howsoever merciful the motive, many would frown it as coming dangerously close to playing to God." A doctor as well as a scientist of any field concerned have the duty to work for the welfare of society.In other words,their duty is surely to prolong life and not assist in shortening it. It would be a horrendous situation for a patient as well as doctors.

What then?

Who can decide correctly for such a patient?

The act of removing life supports and permitting death can be traumatic enough for some doctors and nurses, may be even abhorrent to their conscience!

Traditionally, society doesn't accept changes easily. No law can push into accepting change. If we can't give life to someone, then WHO ARE WE TO SNATCH OFF THE LIVES of others? But, yes surely we can give our best so as to prolong their lives and inculcate a self respect in them. Isn't it so?

"The transformation of society is an evolutionary process and not a revolutionary one."

Logically, if the collective psyche is ready for a change, there is no need for a law. Myriad shades of opinion exists upon the rights and wrongs of it. Ultimately, it ought to be every individual's right to decide to endure the suffering or end it all? But, for me,I find just nothing wrong in the noblest thought:


"LIVE AND LET OTHERS LIVE"

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Happy father's day

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"None of us can ever match the level of sacrifices and selfless love of our fathers."- Birendra Kumar Choudhary

Wishes to all the Fathers out there, a very happy father's day!

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Sushant Singh Rajput death

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Sunday afternoon...
14 June 2020

I was busy preparing my lunch like any other lazy Sundays. Then, I heard my roomie calling me. He just said that Sushant Singh Rajput has committed suicide. For a moment, I couldn't believe that death news of Sushant Singh Rajput and wished that it might be a fake news. Then, after cleaning my hands, I googled it for the authenticity of the news. But, it turned out to be a hard truth to digest!

The moment we say that I can't believe that a person like him or her would commit suicide. It all starts with this only and we sometimes ignorant of the fact that trauma can happen with anyone.

Few months back, I watched his movie "Chhichhore" which dealt with extreme pressure that is being put up unknowingly on our kids so that they excel in the high collar jobs chosen by our parents. And, if that marked expectations are not met, the kid out of performance anxiety tries to end it all. His son finds suicide as the easiest escape. His reel dad, Sushant Singh Rajput, manages to save the life of his son.


Now coming to his real life, you are a source of inspiration for millions of middle class people who can achieve even the impossible with their hard work and dedication. In his last update on Instagram was like this, "Blurred past evaporating from teardrops, Unending dreams carving an arc of smile And a fleeting life, negotiating between the two." All of us can hardly imagine, what he was going through, all the mental trauma, the pains from the past that he has been bottling up deep inside his heart since the unknown time span.

In this age of behind the keyboard generation, we very easily get carried away with the lifestyles of actors, influencers, sportspersons, etc. that we hardly bother to think about the fact that they too have personal lives. They are also the same way just like you, me, all of us, the common people. Mental health doesn't differentiate us based on our caste, color, work profile or anything else. If you have got even one single person in your life who keeps on checking casually from time to time for no particular reason, keep them very securely, share whatever comes to your heart. You don't need to pile up the loads and burden of things that is pulling your life down mentally every single moment. If not, seek help from the people around you. There is just no shame in it at all.

I really respect all such people who are vulnerable, share the things as they're not as the society asks them to pretend. Hiding the things, your pains, does not make you a man, but sharing them would do.

We all are shocked whenever we hear such sad demise of people around us. I really feel bad especially about suicide news because I have already lost few of my friends because of this demon called suicide and there is nothing good to feel about it. We have created such a fake shell around us that we start believing in what is getting served on the outside, rather than trying to look inside the hearts of those faces which are willing to share their situations with you, but so called perfect society won't allow you to.

To stay healthy in this COVID19 time, it's completely okay to put mask on your face but atleast for the damn sake yourself, your mental health NEVER EVER MASK OFF YOUR FEELINGS with someone who is always there to listen to you, be it your family, your siblings, your friend, your colleague, medical assistance, just anyone because there is nothing wrong in sharing it before it becomes hard to handle and it oozes out in such bad news!

Everything heals, trust me!

Sushant Sir, you will always be missed and remembered!

©Birendra Kumar Choudhary
14 June 2020

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