Beyond the clichéd clicks

first_imgWith each passing frame of time, each new face and every place slowly explored, the colors seemed to sink deeper into my veins.  From colourful block prints, elaborate Mughal crafts to blue pottery and meenakari, Colors of India is more than just a story. It is a way of life. I heard new stories, created some and became a part of others and developed an identity which makes me feel proud to be an Indian,’ says Kaynat Kazi, an avid traveller and an amateur photographer.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Hanging on the red bricked walls, with white threads were not pictures but tales; stories that we listened with our eyes wide open, as our minds wandered from Jaipur to Ladakh and beyond. The ambience of open air, with breeze flowing in, added to the flying imaginations of the visitors.  We have all often heard of statements like, ‘We should do something about the dying art’. Well, here is someone who has done her share. Coming from Delhi, she has travelled far and wide, alone and in a group, to cover the crafts that are dying.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThis is for the first time that choosing our favourite was so difficult. From, zardozi, thathera, meenakari, bangle making to blue pottery, she has covered it all. Herself a lover of art, she truly worries about the fading culture that has defined India till date; its handicraft. ‘Colors of India is a journey of self discovery. It is a compilation of four years of experience, a  travel memorabilia  through seldom explored nooks and corners of the largest democracy of the world,’ says the beautiful woman. The show at Open Air Gallery at IHC wrapped up today amidst rave reviews from the visitors who trooped in to witness some incredible clicks.last_img read more

Six fishermen rescued 25 still missing in Bay of Bengal

first_imgKakdwip/Kolkata: Six of the 31 fishermen, who had gone missing in the Bay of Bengal after venturing into deep waters despite weather warnings four days ago, were rescued on Monday but 25 are still untraced, officials said. Thirteen other fishermen on another boat, which had developed a snag and drifted into the Bangladesh waters due to inclement weather, were rescued by the coast guards of India and the neighbouring country in a coordinated operation on Saturday, a Defence official had said. With this, 49 fishermen have been rescued since Saturday, the officials said. The secretary of the fishermen’s association at Kakdwip, Nikon Maity, said six fishermen of FB Dashabhuja were rescued by fishermen in Haribhanga islet of Bangladesh and they were brought to Kakdwip on Monday morning. The missing fishermen had started from Namkhana in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal on four trawlers – FB Nayan, FB Dashabhuja, FB Babaji and FB Joy Jogiraj – on Thursday, Maity said. Though FB Dashabhuja, FB Joyjogiraj and FB Babaji are feared to be submerged, 15 fishermen each from FB Joyjogiraj and FB Babaji have been rescued. The whereabouts of FB Nayan with 16 fishermen on board are still unknown. Nine fishermen from FB Dashabhuja are also missing, Maity said. After getting information about the missing fishermen by the West Bengal Fishermen Association, Sundarban Development Minister Manturam Pakhira had asked the South 24 Parganas district authorities to launch a search and rescue operation. All the missing fishermen were from Kakdwip area. The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and its Bangladesh counterpart had rescued 13 crew members on board an Indian fishing boat amidst very rough sea conditions and inclement weather, the Defence official said Sunday. The 13 crew members of fishing boat ‘FB Tara Shankar’, which had ventured to the Bay of Bengal from Kakdwip, were rescued on Saturday amidst very rough sea conditions and inclement weather, the official said. The boat had developed a technical problem and on receiving the information, the ICG regional headquarters contacted the Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) West Zone headquarter at Mongla. A Bangladesh Navy ship located the Indian boat with 13 crew on board near the Mongla Fairway Buoy in the evening on Saturday and rescued all the crew members on the boat. The Bangladesh Naval ship took the Indian disabled boat under tow and brought it to Pussur river mouth, which is approximately 60 nautical miles eastward of the Indo- Bangladesh maritime border, where 100 more Indian fishing boats were sighted. The disabled boat was handed over to one of the operational Indian boats for towing back to India. As the sea was rough, around 100 Indian fishing boats, including the disabled one under tow, were guided by the Bangladesh Naval ship for taking passage through the riverine/coastal route westward up to the Haribhanga river, the official said. The coast guards of India and Bangladesh have a memorandum of understanding (MoU) followed by a ‘Standard Operating Procedure’ for helping each other during such incidents and making waters of north Bay of Bengal safe, he added.last_img read more

5 Cybersecurity Tools Your Company Should Have

first_img Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. February 2, 2017 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals No business, small or large, can afford to ignore cyber security. According to a recent Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, 60 percent of cyber-attacks target SMBs, largely because they are easier targets.Related: 4 Reasons You Need Developers With Cybersecurity Skills in All Tech TeamsBut you don’t have to be passive. Here are five tools and services which small and medium business can use to protect themselves.1. Get secure office hardware.”In the scramble to secure the cloud, hardware is often overlooked,” says Christoph Schell, president, Americas, HP Inc. “The truth is, if you have 500 employees, it is easier to have one secure cloud structure than it is to secure 500 laptops. Reduce your risk through security-centered device management and proactive practices and policies to engage each employee in the security process.”In addition to creating a secure network, small businesses must select secure hardware and adopt secure protocols to really protect themselves. HP Inc., has developed security software Touchpoint Manager to help companies streamline their protection policy, minimize security vulnerabilities and monitor protected systems.2. Keep spies out of your email.Marketers, lawyers and sales people are widely using email tracking solutions to improve sales and better engage with prospects and current clients. Those solutions are popular in CRM systems as well. But cybercriminals are also using these tools to track the date and time emails are opened, where they are opened, where they are forwarded and so forth.MailControl allows companies to block spymail from hitting their inbox. It is an especially effective tool in preventing targeted phishing attacks from reaching your business.3. Stop ransomware.The most prevalent cyber security risk to small businesses today is ransomware. The FBI estimates that over 4,000 U.S. businesses are infected by ransomware every day.  Ransomware takes control of the files on small business networks by encrypting them and holding them for ransom. The existing tools, like anti-virus, are not effective against the rapidly changing variants.WatchPoint has an easy to use tool, called CryptoStopper, which small businesses can download and install to protect their network. CryptoStopper deploys bait files throughout a network. When these bait files are encrypted, the infected user is isolated, and the ransomware is stopped before doing damage. This is a new and unique approach to stopping ransomware.Related: 6 Reasons Smart Small Business Owners Invest In Security4. Train your employees.One of the most common, and preventable, attacks on small businesses is a social-engineering attack triggered by phishing attempts, improper web use or incoming phone calls. The most current training systems on the market are designed for large enterprises, but some companies set up our solution to help any size business, from those with just a few employees to those with thousands.Security Awareness Training — Security Mentor: Employees aren’t always ready to combat a cyberattack or know when they are being baited into one. Security Mentor has created 10-minute lessons with its Security Awareness Training program. Small businesses will be able to train employees to be aware and alert, while making the right choices in a potential cyber crisis through these brief, online lessons.5. Get SLL for your website.Traditionally, companies have used SSL/TLS certificates (displayed as “https”) only on shopping carts or login pages. This can help, as it encrypts the data being sent between the customer’s computer and the SMB’s web server. Also, if companies use an Extended Validation (EV) certificate, the web browser will display a green padlock and website-address bar, as well as the company’s name next to the website address.Today, though, companies are encouraged to follow what’s known as Always on SSL. This means that the entire website is protected by https, instead of just a couple of pages. This helps protect against modern attacks that seek to steal information when a site visitor browses between secure and not-secure pages.Finally, Dan Hubbard, product CTO of Cloud Security, Cisco Systems, shared some advice. “There are a few things small businesses can do,” he said. First, make sure you have security solutions in place that are proven to detect and stop the majority of malware — and make sure they are deployed at critical points within the company.”Second, in terms of ransomware: Back up your data. If you have a copy of your information that the attackers can’t get to, you are not at their mercy.”Related: 7 Cybersecurity Layers Every Entrepreneur Needs to UnderstandIn sum, you don’t need to do everything, but do something. Attacks happen and small businesses need to pay close attention to cybersecurity because they are increasingly becoming a point of focus for attackers.  5 min readlast_img read more