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DID U KNOW???

Posted: February 2, 2010 in Hobbies Club, Literary Club, Moderators

 

  

  

  

 

 

 

Every body knows that China is the largest nation in terms of population.  But DID U KNOW about ‘The Republic of Molossia’,One of the oldest micronations, located in Dayton, Nevada. It is inhabited by only four citizens, one of whom, Kevin Baugh is the president. It was founded in May 1977 by Baugh when he was aged fourteen and was formerly known as the republic of Vuldnstein. It has its own space program, has a railway and issues currency (valora) as well. In 2000, Molassia staged the first ever Micronation Olympic games in tune with the Sydney Olympics.

 

 

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are witren, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

 “ If u could read this that means the research is right”!!!

 

 

      

Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and is the largest planet in the solar system. If Jupiter were hollow, more than one thousand Earths could fit inside. It also contains two and a half times the mass of all the other planets combined and weighs three hundred times more than Earth It has a mass of 1.9 x 1027 kg and is 142,800 kilometers (88,736 miles) across the equator.but DID U KNOW that Jupiter technically has no surface as it is entirely made out of gas.

 

QUICK FACTS:

  •   The gravitational pull of the jupiter is so high that anything and everything that passes the planets gets pulled towards it.
  •  Jupiter has 63 moons and one of them is volcanically active and it is the only moon in the entire solar system to be in such a state.

 

Back to Basics

Posted: October 8, 2009 in Events, Moderators

Many a times, we use to put date stamps on the photographs that don’t look good. It really detracts from the picture. One nice thing about digital cameras is that they automatically embed the date in the EXIF metadata that is stored in the file, so you don’t need to have the date directly on the image. If you do need to put the date directly on a digital photo, add some extra pixels to the bottom of the document and put the date there or at least put it on an inconspicuous part of the image.

 But now comes a question, if you already have a date stamp on the photo then how to remove it??

There are several ways for it

1. Remove the Date by Cropping the Picture: Cropping is an easy fix, but it isn’t always ideal, as it may even cut out of the picture.

2. Remove the Date by Blocking it Out: This is again a simple technique where you can make a rectangular selection around the date and filled it with a solid color that is similar to the background and then blurred the edges so they would blend into the surroundings. But it’s clearly not seamless. However, the result is a lot less jarring than the bright yellow date we had in the original photo.

3. Remove the Date with the Rubber Stamp or Clone Tool: Most photo-editing software has a rubber stamp or clone tool that can work well for removing a date from a photo, especially if the date is over a solidly textured area of the photo. Although the cloning is not that obvious when the image is viewed at 100% magnification, it can be detected at a higher magnification.

4. Remove the Date with the Healing or Patch Tool (Photoshop): Photoshop offers a patch tool and a healing brush which quickly remove flaws while preserving the background texture in the surrounding area. Photoshop Elements has similar tools — the spot healing tool and the healing brush. The overall results might not be perfect, but they are pretty darn good.

5. Akvis Retoucher: This is the best tool available for removing irrelevant texts or objects, for example, a date stamp and the results are very good.

 

Akvis Retoucher:

AKVIS Retoucher is an efficient program for photo restoration and photo retouching, which not only removes dust, scratches, stains and other defects that appear on damaged photos but is also able to reconstruct missing parts of a photo using the information of the surrounding areas.

The work is done automatically; you only have to indicate areas to be restored, push the button, and here you are – the surface becomes smooth and imperfections disappear. It looks like magic when you observe the scratches vanishing before your very eyes.

It is possible to remove date stamps, logos, small irrelevant details(wires, refuse bins, etc) and even bigger objects (i.e. people who fell into the shot by accident, cars in the background). If you need to increase the canvas size (from one side or proportionally) to bring the main object into focus, i.e. to center it, AKVIS Retoucher will help you to extend image patterns to the blank areas of the canvas.

AKVIS Retoucher can be used for the following purposes:

a) Restore old and damaged photos from your family archive by removing scratches, stains and other defects

b) Improve the composition of photos by removing the date stamp, distracting details (wires, refuse bins, etc) and by extending the photo canvas (increase the image canvas and the plug-in will recreate the image patterns in the blank areas)

c) Reconstructing the missing parts of the photo (to restore a torn photo, in polygraphy to extend the borders of a layout that does not have space for cropping).

 Now lets see how it works…

Let’s take a photo that contains a date stamp:

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The wires in the upper part of the photo spoil the picture, too. They look irrelevant on this picturesque photo of a park. We will seize the occasion and get rid of these wires, minor scratches and the date stamp altogether.

First of all we should select the irrelevant objects. You can use any selection tool of your photo editor to make the selection.

The easiest way to make a precise selection in Adobe Photoshop is to use the Quick Mask mode. Switch to the Quick Mask mode and paint over the defects with a pencil or a hard edge brush.

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Then switch to the Standard mode and inverse the selection. As a result, the date stamp, the wires, and the scratches get selected.

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When the areas for restoration are selected you can call AKVIS Retoucher plug-in.

a)      In Adobe Photoshop select Filter – AKVIS – Retoucher in the menu

b)      In Corel Paint Shop Pro select Effects – Plugins- AKVIS – Retoucher

c)      In Corel PHOTO-PAINT use Effects – AKVIS – Retoucher.

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and press the button 6

The program restores the picture on its own; you can wait and see the defects disappearing. 

Here is the outcome…..

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 For Details: http://download.akvis.com/retoucher.pdf

 

Hope this will help you in modifying you pics in an easier way

Keep on shooting, keep on editing

Team Chrysalis

Chrysalis brings “Gestalt” – Regulation, Innovation and business in pharmaceutical industry, an overview of pharmaceutical business and how regulations and innovation interlink with business

Scope of the session:

  • Overview of pharmaceutical business in regulated markets like US & Europe Vs less regulated markets like India & China.
  • Innovators monopoly: Exclusivities and patent protection.
  • Generic entrant: why, when and how?
  • Innovator Vs Generics

Speaker: Sanjay Bhanushali,

             Senior Director, Strategic Alliancing

Venue: Thames, Leadership Academy

Date : 12th May 2009

Time : 2.30 to 5.30 PM

Target Audience : Technical Trainees

Dear Clubbies,

 

 

Many of us surely has lots of musical talent inside us but just because of lack of time, improper medium and public fear we are holding it inside.

 

The best way to pull this talent outside and show it to the world is just “Freak Out 

 

 

STEPS & OCTAVES

 

Presents

 

“JAMMING SESSION”

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 An informal performance event where your shy will vanish and your hidden talented soul will kick off your shoes and raise some wholesome hell.

Its about 2-3min for each of us in the club to ward off our fear and get into the groove of performing.

 

Alas for those that never dances and sing,

But die with all their music in them!

~Oliver Wendell Holmes

 

 

Date: 7th April

Time: 4.30pm

Venue: Hall beside ‘C’ block xerox

P.S: All the dance enthusiast can get the song on which they want to perform and theose who want to show their talent on Instrument can get the instruments.

 

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Team Chrysalis

Dear Shutter bugs,

 

Thank you all for sharing such amazing pictures….

 

Since, we are wrapping up this competition; we have uploaded the most interesting pics here. The quality and creativity of these has been really inspiring (I have been roaming around Hyderabad trying to match them with some on my own!!!)…..

~*Shaan-e-Hyderabad*~ By Sopan Shintre

~*Shaan-e-Hyderabad*~ By Sopan Shintre

~*Tired of a long day*~ A beautiful Sunset @ Hyderabad*~ By B Hanimi Reddy
~*A beautiful Sunset @ Hyderabad*~ By B Hanimi Reddy

~*Tired of a long day*~ A beautiful Sunset near Bachupally campus*~ By B Hanimi Reddy

~*Tired of a long day*~ A beautiful Sunset near Bachupally campus*~ By B Hanimi Reddy

~*Bramotsavam at Nizampet road*~ By B. S Praveen Reddy

~*Bramotsavam at Nizampet road*~ By B. S Praveen Kumar

 

~*Shilparam at its best*~ BY B. S Praveen Reddy

~*Shilparam at its best*~ BY B. S Praveen Kumar

 

~*Journey of plastic pots in Bachupally road*~ B. S Praveen Reddy

~*Journey of plastic pots in Bachupally road*~ B. S Praveen Kumar

 

~*Botanical Garden*~ By Rajesh Bhavsar

~*Botanical Garden*~ By Rajesh Bhavsar

 

~*A rare view-A Dancing White Peacock*~ By Bhupesh

~*A rare view-A Dancing White Peacock*~ By Bhupesh

 

~*city view from charminar*~ By B. S Praveen Reddy

~*city view from charminar*~ By B. S Praveen Kumar

 

~*Orignal or Duplicate*~ By Rajesh Bhavsar

~*Orignal or Duplicate*~ By Rajesh Bhavsar

 

~*Is this a real Women*~A Statue at Shilparamam*~ By Bhupesh

~*Is this a real Women*~A Statue at Shilparamam*~ By Bhupesh

 

~*Go Green*~ By Rajesh Bhavsar

~*Go Green*~ By Rajesh Bhavsar

 

~*Let's go ahead*~ Beautiful sculpture@Ramoji film City*~ By Bhupesh

~*Let's go ahead*~ Beautiful sculpture@Ramoji film City*~ By Bhupesh

 

~*Elegance@its best*~ By B. S Praveen Kumar

~*Elegance@its best*~ By B. S Praveen Kumar

 

~*Bird Eye view from Golconda Fort*~ By B. S Praveen Kumar

~*Bird Eye view from Golconda Fort*~ By B. S Praveen Kumar

 

~*Durgam cheravu*~ By Cliff Oslino

~*Durgam cheravu*~ By Cliff Oslino

 

~*A bird's eye view of Hussain Sagar*~ By Bhupesh

~*A bird's eye view of Hussain Sagar*~ By Bhupesh

 

 

~*SHARED AUTO @ MIYAPUR*~ By Cliff Oslino 

~*SHARED AUTO @ MIYAPUR*~ By Cliff Oslino

~*Nizam;s Hospital-Gone were the days*~ By BHupesh

~*Nizam's Hospital-Gone were the days*~ By Bhupesh

 

~*Let's Take it High*~ By Sandeep Yergude

~*Let's Take it High*~ By Sandeep Yergude

 

~*hum kisi se kum nahi*~ By Pratit Agarwal

~*hum kisi se kum nahi*~ By Pratit Agarwal

 

~*Golconda-fort*~ By B. S. Praveen Kumar

~*Golconda-fort*~ By B. S. Praveen Kumar

 

~*A view worth Millions~* By Rajesh Bhavsar

~*A view worth Millions~* By Rajesh Bhavsar

 

~*bumper to bumper at paradise*~ By K Raghu Srinivas

~*bumper to bumper at paradise*~ By K Raghu Srinivas

 

~*Mr. Sun on his way home*~ By K Raghu Srinivas

~*Mr. Sun on his way home*~ By K Raghu Srinivas

 

~*Doors of Heaven*~ By Bhupesh

~*Doors of Heaven*~ By Bhupesh

 

~*Vrindavan Garden*~ By Sandeep Yergude

~*Vrindavan Garden*~ By Sandeep Yergude

 

~*Green Lawns of Ramoji*~ By N Nagesh

~*Green Lawns of Ramoji*~ By N Nagesh

 

~*Window of heaven*~ By B. S. Praveen Kumar

~*Window of heaven*~ By B. S. Praveen Kumar

 

~*A deadly Beast @ National Zoo*~ By Bhupesh

~*A deadly Beast @ National Zoo*~ By Bhupesh

 

~*The Three Musketeers*~ By Rajesh Bhavsar

~*The Three Musketeers*~ By Rajesh Bhavsar

 

~*A view from inner gallery of charminar*~ By K Raghu Srinivas

~*A view from inner gallery of charminar*~ By K Raghu Srinivas

 

~*View from Charminar*~ By K. Raghu Srinivas

~*View from Charminar*~ By K. Raghu Srinivas

~*A rare Sight in Hyderabad*~ By Bhupesh9

~*A rare Sight in Hyderabad*~ By Bhupesh

 

~*A Dream Set @Ramoji*~ By Bhupesh

~*A Dream Set @Ramoji*~ By Bhupesh

~*Motherly love @ National Zoo*~ By Bhupesh

~*Motherly love @ National Zoo*~ By Bhupesh

 

~*Peace*~ By Sandeep Yergude

~*Peace*~ By Sandeep Yergude

 

~*A dusty hyderabad*~ By Sandeep Yergude

~*A dusty hyderabad*~ By Sandeep Yergude

 

~*Secular Hyderabad*~ A beautiful fusion@ Golconda. By Bhupesh

~*Secular Hyderabad*~ A beautiful fusion@ Golconda. By Bhupesh

 

~Enjoyinf Summers*~ By B.S. Praveen Kumar

~Enjoying Summers*~ By B.S. Praveen Kumar

 

~*Tired of a long Day*~ By Sandeep Yergude

~*Tired of a long Day*~ By Sandeep Yergude

 

~*Water Head*~ By Bhupesh

~*Water Head*~ By Bhupesh

~*White Tiger*~ By Bhupesh

~*White Tiger*~ By Bhupesh

 

~*Isn't it Haunting*~ By Sandeep

~*Isn't it Haunting*~ By Sandeep

 

~*A beautiful Replica @ Ramoji*~ By Sandeep Yergude

~*A beautiful Replica @ Ramoji*~ By Sandeep Yergude

 

~*Nehru Zoological Park*~ By Bhupesh

~*Nehru Zoological Park*~ By Bhupesh

 

~*Golconda-A different Perspective*~ By B.S. Praveen Kumar

~*Golconda-A different Perspective*~ By B.S. Praveen Kumar

~*Any comparison of this Charminar*~ By Bhupesh

~*Any comparison of this Charminar*~ By Bhupesh

 

 Sa..re..ga

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So clubbies… hope you all would have got a feel of dance….now its time to know and learn about something without which everything is nothing. And that is

                                          

 

Music or Sangeet

 Well to begin with let us see what Music is in everybody’s Life?

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Music is what makes you move, Music is what makes you groove, Music can be good or bad depending on how it is used
Music can make you choose different clothes to wear , Music can make you change your hair
Music can make you choose new friends, Music can make you want to dance
Music can make you fight, Music can make everything alright
Music can take care of you when you are alone, Music can make everything feel like home
Music can harm and take away, Music can make you want to stay
Music is the only friend I have, Music is my mom and dad
Music is what keeps me alive, When I feel like I can’t survive

 

DEFINITION OF MUSIC

There is no fixed definition of music as each individual can define it in his/her own sense. Lots of famous musicians have defined it in the way they had looked at it. Well below is one which I felt suits more  to our contest .

“Music is an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

These are not the only ones ….. There are hundreds of other definitions…Well you can define your own depending on what according to you music is?” by putting up your comments

As it is rightly said “Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom.  If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn” by Charlie Parker

 

ERAS of MUSIC

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 Musical works and their composers are usually described as belonging to a specific era like Bach wrote “Baroque” music, for example, while Chopin was a “Romantic” composer.

 

These terms serve as a sort of shorthand to tell us that the music shares aspects of style with other pieces written at roughly the same time. These eras of music, however, relate to more than just the sounds of the pieces. They reflect broad changes in society and culture that influenced the way music was written, performed, and heard.

The six main periods in music history are

(1) Medieval

(2) Renaissance

(3) Baroque

(4) Classical

(5) Romantic and

(6) Twentieth Century.

 

COMMON ELEMENTS OF MUSIC

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Music is made up of the following elements

·     Pitch (which governs melody and harmony),

·     Rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation),

·     Dynamics, and

·       The sonic qualities of timbre and texture.

Some E-Learnings

Every musician needs to know the basics of music theory like note reading, intervals, scales, and much more. Well keep blogging in to e-learn the theory of music and all the elements that relates to it. From common symbols used in music to playing chords, these guides will help make you become better musicians.

 STYLES OF MUSIC

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Throughout the world’s history many styles have developed. Some of them are

·         Carribean

·         Classical

·         Folk

·         Jazz

·         Latin

·         R & B

·         Rock n Roll

 

 TYPES OF INSTRUMENTS

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There are a very large number of musical instruments, each with its own unique sound and quality. These musical instruments can be divided into 4 basic categories that are based on the mechanism by which the instrument makes its sound.

·   String Instruments : Guitar, violin and piano

·   Wind Instruments: Flute, oboe, clarinet and saxophone

·   Brass Instruments: Trumpet, french horn, trombone and tuba

·   Percussion Instruments: Drums and cymbals

 

INDIA’S MOST RENOWNED & FAVOURITE MUSICIANS

Music wouldn’t be where and what it is today without the contribution of many talented and creative musicians and composers. Here is one of the India’s most notable and prolific musician in history. More will be posted in next sessions.

 

ar_rahman_oscar_performanceA R Rehman:Pioneer of Music, Rahman is the first Indian to win two Oscar

His film scoring career began in the early 1990s. He has won thirteen Film fare Awards, four National Film Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe and two Academy Awards. Working in India’s various film industries, international cinema and theatre, by 2003, Rahman, in a career spanning over a decade, has sold more than 100 million records of his film scores and soundtracks worldwide, and sold over 200 million cassettes, making him one of the world’s all-time top selling recording artists.

 

 

Test your Musical Knowledge

What is called “A Choral music performed without instrumental accompaniment”

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Team Chrysalis